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Aram, Darien public libraries receive grant

Aram, Darien public libraries receive grant

It will help the rural libraries work with residents Aram Public Library and Darien Public Library have been selected to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries. It’s an American Library Association initiative that helps library workers better serve their small and rural communities. The competitive […]

 
 

City of Elkhorn might look into parking options

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Public Safety Committee voted in favor of directing staff to seek out urban planning consultants to determine what it would cost to further investigate possible options for improving parking in Elkhorn’s downtown area. The discussion and vote took place at the Jan. […]

 
 

Dining inside the bubble

Dining inside the bubble

Restaurants offer ‘igloos’ for outdoor dining in winter By Sandra Landen Machaj Correspondent Sitting on the lakeshore looking out at the water while enjoying lunch, dinner or perhaps just enjoying an afternoon cocktail is an activity that is usually associated with summer. But no longer is it limited to summer. […]

 
 

Festival Foods offers area delivery

Festival Foods offers area delivery

Whitewater residents can now have groceries delivered Residents in Whitewater are now eligible to have groceries delivered directly to their doorstep from Festival Foods in Fort Atkinson or Janesville within two hours. Onalaska based grocer Festival Foods is known to work close with and get involved in the communities in […]

 
 

Bringing new life to Bradley’s

Bringing new life to Bradley’s

Lois Stritt may help run the future furniture and home décor store By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Bradley’s Department Store in downtown Delavan was set to close at the end of 2020. The building was sold to Fred Gahl of Lake Geneva and Gahl seemingly had other plans for the […]

 
 

Business owner at odds with Village of Darien

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Village of Darien resident and business owner Robert Fettig said he believes the village has an issue with private utilities on his properties and wants the concerns made known to him so he can resolve the issues. But the Village Administrator claims the village does […]

 
 

EASD recognized for recent efforts

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The Elkhorn Area School District recently received a PLTW Community Celebration Award for efforts it took on during the COVID-19 pandemic such as meal service and Free Little Pantries. According to a blog post from PLTW, which stands for Project Lead The Way, the EASD worked […]

 
 

BFHS awarded grant for wireless network upgrade

The Big Foot Union High School District recently received a federal grant of nearly $30,000 to upgrade its Wi-Fi infrastructure. The district said Tom Schauf, a long-time math teacher who assists with information technology, wrote the grant. BFHS will use these funds to offset the cost of replacing two aging […]

 
 

Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

The Birge Fountain shines brightly early last Wednesday morning with the Whitewater Cultural Arts Center serving as the backdrop to the winter scene. Julius Birge, who in 1839 had become the first child born to European settlers in Walworth County, donated the fountain to the City of Whitewater in 1903. […]

 
 

Lake Geneva Schools remind families of COVID-19 precautions

The Lake Geneva School District issued a COVID-19 reminder to parents as classes resumed from winter break this week. James Gottinger, District Administrator, said families should follow best health practices to keep school doors open. “We all hope that 2021 will bring back a sense of normalcy to a year […]