Village renews contracts despite rate increases

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT       The Village of Darien board approved two contracts it was not happy with on Sept. 19, but the alternatives appeared worse or unavailable.       The first contract discussed was with John’s Disposal for recycling collection. The village currently pays John’s $4.90 per unit per […]


NDS Foundation festival back at A+ Power Sports this Saturday

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       Nicholas Sergi loved riding motorcycles, snowmobiles, boats and 4-wheelers.       “He really had a passion for anything with a motor,” explained Lauren Sergi, who now helps run the Nicholas D. Sergi Foundation after Nick’s passing in 2018.       The foundation, with Nick’s love of motorsports, […]


Beer and wine on tap for Elkhorn’s annual Oktoberfest event Oct. 15

D’Lite Duo was one of the groups to entertain the crowd during last year’s Oktoberfest in Elkhorn. The duo is returning for this year’s festival. (Dave Dresdow photo)

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       Blink and you’ll have missed September, which means one of the biggest area events of the fall is rapidly approaching.       The Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to host Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 15, in downtown Elkhorn in Veterans Park.       The event […]


City waiting on compensation study

By Kellen Olshefski CORRESPONDENT       The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 5-0 in favor of postponing a compensation study for city employees in 2023 until more information is received.       The compensation had been recommended for consideration by the Human Resources during its Aug. 22 meeting.       At that […]


East Troy Village Board approves full-time officer hire


Scarecrow Fest returns for another run

Darien Solar submitted this entry to last year’s scarecrow decorating contest during Scarecrow Fest. This year’s festival returns Saturday, with a petting zoo, free pumpkins, live music and more. (Photo by Dave Dresdow)

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       As weather transitions from summer into fall, a 20-plus year tradition in the City of Delavan is ready to go.       The 22nd annual Scarecrow Fest will take place Saturday in downtown Delavan, with events ranging from a craft and vendor fair to free entertainment […]


‘If We Roast it They Will Come’ – Annual Cornfest celebration returns to Darien

‘If We Roast it They Will Come’ – Annual Cornfest celebration returns to Darien

The 61th annual Cornfest runs Sept. 9 to 11 at Daien West Park. This year’s theme is “If We Roast it They Will Come.”       Darien West Park isat the intersection of Highway 14 and North Road at 335 W. Madison St.       Cornfest features family friendly activities throughout its […]


East Troy Bluegrass Festival is back on square

East Troy Bluegrass Festival is back on square

The East Troy Bluegrass Festival is celebrating its 28th year with a weekend lineup that once again includes two of the industry’s biggest names.       The two-day East Troy Bluegrass Festival, presented by the East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11 […]


Fairest times four equals victory for newest royal

The 2023 Fairest of the Fair was crowned Aug. 31 at the Walworth County Fair, as Lillie Cauffman earned the title after three previous tries. Shown here from left are 2022 Fairest Jessica Markham, 2023 Fairest Cauffman and 2023 Fair Royalty Josie Vance. (Jennifer Eisenbart photo)

By Jennifer Eisenbart STAFF WRITER       For Elkhorn’s Lillie Cauffman, the fourth time was the charm.       After running for the Walworth County Fairest of the Fair three times previously and serving as fair royalty twice, Cauffman, 21, was named the 2023 Fairest of the Fair Aug. 31 during the […]


Board approves Whitewater’s 2022-23 budget

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       While there are still several lingering loose ends that need to be tied up, Whitewater Unified School District officials have set in motion a financial operating plan as the 2022-23 school year gets underway.       The WUSD School Board on Aug. 22 held its annual […]