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Delavan residents forced to leave apartment

Meth cook in one unit led to toxic exposure throughout building A preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 24 for a Pell Lake man suspected of making methamphetamine in a Delavan woman’s apartment. Nathaniel L. Bailey, 35, was charged June 6 in Walworth County Circuit Court with possession with intent […]

 
 

Intergenerational collaboration

Intergenerational collaboration

Middle school students, Fairhaven residents participate in joint workshops By Tom Ganser Correspondent Five teenagers and five senior citizens put their artistic and horticultural skills to the test during an Association for the Prevention of Family Violence-sponsored event in May. A 2018 grant from the Whitewater Community Foundation to promote […]

 
 

WUSD’s 2019-20 school year budget expected to be in the black

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The process of assembling the Whitewater Unified School District’s operating budget for the 2019-20 school year is picking up steam with several issues — including state funding — coming into sharper focus. With voter-approved referendum funding in the mix, WUSD is poised to enter the upcoming […]

 
 

Green thumbs galore

Green thumbs galore

Students from Jackson Elementary School spend time outside the Walworth County Government Center planting flowers donated by Colleen O’Neill of Little Miss Sweet Pea’s. Above; Samantha Nova Pena and Taylor Stephens gently handle a flower prior to planting it. See more photos in the June 13 Elkhorn Independent. (Dave Dresdow […]

 
 

Man charged with taking money for project

An initial appearance is scheduled for June 17 for an Illinois man charged with taking money from a Bloomfield contractor for materials but failing to provide the supplies. John M. Krisky Jr., 49, of Spring Grove, Illinois, was charged May 23 in Walworth County Circuit Court with theft in a […]

 
 

Big splash of color

Big splash of color

At Fontana Elementary School’s Color Run at Duck Pond Recreation Area May 31, participants open and toss color dust packets for a big blast to finish the annual event, sponsored by the Fontana Parent Teacher organization. (Vicky Wedig photo)

 
 

‘A good doctor, but a better human being’

Scott Beatse cared, listened and had a calming presence By Chris Bennett Correspondent Katie Biermann enjoyed a compelling and interesting relationship with Dr. Scott Beatse. Beatse delivered Biermann’s 10-year-old daughter, and she later worked with Beatse for two years in birth and delivery at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. […]

 
 

They did it

They did it

After the presentation of the Class of 2019 on the football field at Badger High School, classmates and friends Cole Goff (front), Eric Castro (back from left), Kale Rodgers and Christian Schulz are among those celebrating. Iris Bloede and Lake McGreevy served as class speakers while others who took the […]

 
 

High school co-principal resigns

Kitslaar to be principal at Waukesha South By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff East Troy High School Co-Principal Kevin Kitslaar announced his resignation at the June 10 School Board meeting, saying he would be taking the job of principal at Waukesha South High School. Kitslaar was hired three years ago as […]

 
 

Moving on

Moving on

At Elkhorn Area High School’s commencement June 6, Danny Stilling and Kassandra Thompson make their way through the gymnasium. The ceremony included a performance by senior choir members, speeches by students and faculty, and afterwards, a gathering on the front lawn of the school for photographs to capture the moment. […]