Matching grant leads to $80K in poverty relief

By Sal Dimiceli Contributor This week we finished distributing the assistance provided by the 2020 Family Foundation $40,000 Matching Grant and all your matching donations. It provided poverty relief to more than 95 senior citizens, veterans, children, working poor families, handicapped, and single mothers suffering in poverty in our communities. […]


Letter, RE: Elkhorn Area School District referendums

Elkhorn voters need to understand meaning of ‘estimated zero tax’ Two referendums coming up in Elkhorn April 7, both to raise our taxes for school funding increases… again. Given the last referendums, we shouldn’t need any additional school buildings for a few generations since we are about to pay off […]


Groups provide education to expand cover crop

By Mary Pat O’Connor Contributor Why cover crop? What is it? You may have heard the term and may have some idea of the concept. Agricultural best management practices and procedures are expanding throughout Walworth County by farmers interested in reducing sediment runoff and improve soil health leading to greater […]


Writers support shelter location

Below is a trio of letters that published in the Aug. 15 Elkhorn Independent:   Domestic abuse is already in the area This week, the Elkhorn Common Council is planning to consider a proposal to allow a small domestic violence shelter to be housed in the offices of New Beginnings […]


Domestic abuse victims need community investors

By Sara Nichols Contributor As Executive Director at Open Arms Free Clinic in Elkhorn, I oversee licensed medical volunteers who provide essential health care to uninsured individuals in Walworth County who are at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. I’m proud of the work my colleagues and […]


Johnson has character, fortitude county needs in judge

I have worked in this county over the past several years in a variety of ways with individuals and families who live on the fringes of our community. These persons are often underserved and lack a voice and advocate. My most recent work has been with Safe Families for Children, […]


Johnson endorsed by people who know system

This spring, Walworth County voters will select a circuit court judge to replace retiring Judge James Carlson. We are writing this letter to urge voters to go to the polls on Feb. 16 and vote for Daniel Johnson. As the Walworth County family court commissioner, Dan Johnson already works within […]


Former state representative is not judicial candidate

Many people have been asking me if I am running for Walworth County judge. You might have seen the “Wynn for judge” signs. The signs don’t have a first name, so I can understand the confusion. Just to be clear Evan Wynn is not running for judge. I am supporting […]


Necci has broad experience to serve as judge

I am writing to you to express my support for Dan Necci in his candidacy for Walworth County Circuit Court judge. Dan has a love for his community, proven diligence to the people of Walworth County and many years of experience to be our next Walworth County Circuit Court judge. […]


Judges support Johnson for circuit court judge

We are voting for family court commissioner Daniel Johnson for circuit court judge and strongly encourage the local Walworth County voters to do the same. The primary will take place Feb. 16, and it is important that you get out and vote. Judge Race has lived in Walworth County for […]