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Whippets celebrate homecoming

Whippets celebrate homecoming

A slew of homecoming activities took place at Whitewater High School the week of Sept. 27 through Oct. 1, many of them fun competitions pitting classes against each other in a variety of games. Leaning – and laughing – in unison during an activity are Madison Strickler. Audrey Mayer and […]

 
 

Campfire hours may expand in Elkhorn

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Legislative and Regulatory Committee recently voted in favor of recommending an amendment to the city’s burn ordinance in an effort to expand hours for campfire permits on the weekends and allow campfires to be started earlier on weekdays. Under the city’s ordinance, […]

 
 

Elks celebrate homecoming

Elks celebrate homecoming

Elkhorn Area High School celebrated homecoming on Oct. 1. The week closed out with the annual parade through downtown followed by the Elks football game. Tyler Etten and Megan Turk, two members of the school’s homecoming court, have fun in the parade. See more photos in the Oct. 7 Independent. […]

 
 

Lakeland Church to expand again

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Town of Delavan board recently approved a conditional use permit amendment that will allow Lakeland Community Church, N3181 Highway 67, to complete a remodeling project and addition. The amendment also needs to be approved by Walworth County. Supervisor Kim Jedlicka said at the Sept. […]

 
 

The closing of a chapter

The closing of a chapter

Library director retires from Elkhorn’s Matheson Memorial By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Lisa Selje, who has served as director at Matheson Memorial Library for the past 13 years, is about to embark on a new adventure, that of retirement. Selje, whose last day was Sept. 30, said she has seen […]

 
 

Man arrested in fatal hit and run

Man arrested in fatal hit and run

He allegedly left the scene after striking a 70-year-old man Police have arrested a local man in connection with a hit and run in Elkhorn Sunday night that killed a 70-year-old man. Bradley R. Kirkpatrick, 33, of Elkhorn, was arrested and booked into the Walworth County Jail Wednesday for the […]

 
 

Village of Darien agrees to settlement

It’s a compromise from a lawsuit filed by Curtis Ambulance By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Village of Darien board approved a settlement of a lawsuit filed against the fire/EMS department by Curtis Ambulance Service on Sept. 20. The cost of the settlement, once approved by the Town of Darien, […]

 
 

Kids share harvest with local families

Kids share harvest with local families

Whitewater Middle School Builders Club planted organic squash, pumpkins By Al Stanek Contributor Families in Whitewater who may be struggling will soon have their choice of organic edible pumpkins and squash, courtesy of the Whitewater Kiwanis sponsored Middle School ‘Builders Club’. Roughly three-dozen Whitewater Middle School students, under the direction […]

 
 

Reunion of SLC athletes from late ‘50s set

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer A special reunion will take place this week when former Southern Lakes Conference athletes who attended high school 1955 to 1959 meet up in Elkhorn. The idea for a gathering developed a few years ago, according to Richard Vanscotter, who now lives in Colorado but […]

 
 

Area resident honored by DNR

Area resident honored by DNR

Ginny Coburn, of Whitewater, named steward of the year The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently announced that Whitewater resident Ginny Coburn is the 2021 State Natural Areas Volunteer Steward of the Year. The honor is for Coburn’s work within the Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest. Driven by a passion […]