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Special guests

Special guests

      At Victorian Christmas in Sharon Dec. 7, the lighted horse carriage parade makes its way through the downtown. The event featured numerous activities including a bake sale and reading at the library, a dog sled team, food at the community center, a craft and vendor show at the funeral […]

 
 

Elkhorn student to compete down under

Qualified for a tourney in Australia, local athlete seeks sponsorship Mackenzie Constable, a sophomore at Elkhorn Area High School and an avid track athlete recently qualified to compete in the 2019 Down Under Sports Tournament on the Gold Coast of Australia. “I qualified in our regional and state competition for […]

 
 

City gives Whitewater Sno Seekers a clear path

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A local snowmobile enthusiast group has been given the go-ahead to tweak its official route once winter weather fully takes form. Representatives of the Whitewater Sno Seekers organization recently asked for authority to amend the official route, which includes stretches near such city-owned properties as the […]

 
 

Mars Resort hosting annual fundraiser

Mars Resort has been hosting an annual fundraiser for Lakeland School for more than 25 years. The resort – on the south side of Lake Como – is having its annual winter fundraising event to support Lakeland School again this year. It began earlier this month and runs through New […]

 
 

Eight people shot by police in past six years

Eight people shot by police in past six years

One case still under investigation; deadly force deemed justified in the others By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer Oscar Villarreal remembers his son as a sharp-dressed kid who had a lot to look forward to. Unlike some teenagers of his time who wore their pants down around their derrieres, Alfredo Emilio […]

 
 

Winter commencement set for Dec. 15 at UW-Whitewater

More than 780 students will march across the stage to receive their degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s 2018 winter commencement. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at Kachel Fieldhouse. This year’s commencement speaker is Kwame Salter, who graduated magna cum laude from UW-Whitewater with a degree […]

 
 

Orchestra holds annual concert at Calvary

Orchestra holds annual concert at Calvary

DDHS string choir greets guests in the church lobby By Tom Ganser Correspondent On Nov. 3, Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra volunteer musicians from southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, including Delavan, performed in a concert at Calvary Community Church in Williams Bay. The concert included Hungarian Dance No. 6 by Johannes […]

 
 

Audiology clinic receives dementia-friendly designation

AuD Hearing, 875 Townline Road, Lake Geneva, received the Purple Angel award designating the medical group as a dementia-friendly facility. Doctor of audiology Monara Ledtke and her staff participated in free training provided by the Dementia Friendly Community Initiative of Walworth County. Bernadette Russow, of the Dementia Friendly Community Initiative, […]

 
 

Spreading kindness, one act at a time

Spreading kindness, one act at a time

EAHS accepts Rachel’s Challenge, hopes to reach beyond school walls By Heather Ruenz SLN staff To ensure students are treated with respect and not subjected to bullying, the Elkhorn Area School District implemented a program a few years ago. The OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive approach that includes […]

 
 

Wet winter wonderland

Wet winter wonderland

      At the annual Elkhorn Christmas Card Town Parade Dec. 1, these volunteers attempt to keep themselves and their furry friends warm and dry on the Lakeland Animal Shelter float. See more photos in the Dec. 6 Elkhorn Independent and Holiday Greetings section later this month. (Heather Ruenz photo)