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WWUSD gets word out on upcoming $12.8 million referendum

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the countdown clock fast approaching on the upcoming fall general election, Whitewater Unified school officials are moving full steam ahead in sharing with the public the district’s $12.8 million operational referendum. District Administrator Mark Elworthy provided the School Board with an update on the communications […]

 
 

Highway 67 closure Thursday

Jackson Creek bridge deck overlay work is scheduled for Thursday. Oct. 11 and travelers should plan alternate routes. Highway 67 from Morrissey Drive to Grant Street south of Elkhorn will be closed to all traffic, according to the Department of Transportation. The closure is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. […]

 
 

Council approves Wilson Farm Meats rezone

PD given go-ahead to fill open patrolman position By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council approved a rezone of property purchased by Wilson Farm Meats at its meeting last week. According to Mayor Howie Reynolds at the Oct. 1 meeting, Wilson Farm Meats bought a small strip […]

 
 

Soil health training to be held in Walworth

The University of Wisconsin-Extension is hosting a soil health training event from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, at C&C Farms, near W6322 Willow Bend Rd. in Walworth. The training will provide an overview of basic soil health concepts, the economics of soil health, cover crops, and […]

 
 

St. James to host health, safety fair Oct. 13

Active shooter training part of program St. James United Methodist Church, 2945 Main St., East Troy, will have a free Health, Wellness and Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Safety representatives include the Village of East Troy Police Department Police Chief Jeremy Swendrowski and […]

 
 

East Troy receives $250,000 state grant for downtown development

East Troy receives $250,000 state grant for downtown development

Money to be used in East Troy Brewery construction By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The Village of East Troy has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the state to help finance the renovation of the old State Bank building into a microbrewery. Ann and Ted Zess are turning the old […]

 
 

Parade power

Parade power

Big Foot High School’s Homecoming parade Sept. 28 included juniors Noah Todd (front, from left), Haden Tipps, Melissa Konkel and Grant Brongiel on their class float, “Cage The Blue Devils.” See more coverage from the Chiefs homecoming events in the Oct. 5 Times/Reporter. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)

 
 

Delavan-Darien School District switches health insurance plans

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School Board approved switching from Anthem Insurance to Wisconsin Education Association Trust on Sept. 24. The switch will help the district avoid an 18 percent increase in costs, and the district will save 4 percent over the amount it spent on health insurance […]

 
 

Helping fill a service void

New Beginnings APFV opens Whitewater office By Todd Mishler Copy Editor It already was serving clients in Whitewater. And besides, county lines mean nothing when it comes to serving people in crisis situations. New Beginnings APFV has served victims of domestic violence from its location in Elkhorn since the late […]

 
 

Man charged with growing marijuana

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 8 for a man charged with growing marijuana on his Town of East Troy property. Robert J. Sanders, 49, was charged Sept. 19 in Walworth County Circuit Court with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, manufacturing or delivering marijuana, possession of a controlled […]