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Ride of remembrance

Ride of remembrance

The District 1 American Legion Riders take a Memorial Day ride created to remember those who lost their lives serving the country. According to organizer Randy Timms, since many parades and ceremonies were canceled due to the coronavirus, members “could not see Memorial Day without some kind of tribute.” They […]

 
 

County reports new COVID-19 deaths

Five additional decedents resided at long term care facilities The Walworth County Division of Public Health reported earlier this week that an additional five deaths have been attributed to COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. These deaths bring the county’s death total to 16. All five decedents resided […]

 
 

Remembering the fallen

Remembering the fallen

Whitewater community honors deceased veterans By Tom Ganser Correspondent Members of the Whitewater community, including scouts from Pack 173 and their leaders, gathered together at Hillside Cemetery May 21 in recognition of Memorial Day. The recognition looked to honor deceased veterans and their sacrifices to keep America free. Prior to […]

 
 

Sunset Pool to remain closed for season

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 4-2 last week in favor of keeping Sunset Pool closed for the 2020 season amidst continued COVID-19 concerns as well as consideration of Walworth County’s recommended guidelines for opening public pools. Alderman Ron Dunwiddie and Frank Boggs voted in […]

 
 

Finding the fun in scary stories

Finding the fun in scary stories

Aram youth librarian offering readings from creepy cellar In a delightfully Blair Witch-esque opening, Katherine Schoofs, Youth Librarian at Aram Public Library welcomes her weekly viewers into her creepy cellar for a round of scary stories. Aimed at ages 12 and up, Schoofs shares a variety of stories and legends […]

 
 

WUSD officials take cautious approach to budget

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater Unified School District officials have taken a cautious approach in crafting the 2020-21 budget because of a series of unknowns, related to COVID-19. In his most recent presentation of the draft budget for the district’s next fiscal year, Business Manager Matthew Sylvester-Knudtson said he was […]

 
 

Tour de Elkhorn?

Tour de Elkhorn?

     On May 15, teachers from throughout the Elkhorn Area School District participated in National Bike to Work Day, some who had family members join them. Due to schools being closed, after the teachers arrived at school they jumped back on their bikes and made their way back home to […]

 
 

Man charged with assaulting nieces still at large

An arrest warrant remains out for a man charged with sexually assaulting his nieces in the Village of Bloomfield in 2013. A warrant was issued Sept. 11, 2018, for the arrest of a man charged with 24 counts of sexual assault of his 10- and 14-year-old nieces. The man, 32, […]

 
 

Road construction season has arrived

Projects include I-43 from Elkhorn to Rock County As many area drivers have encountered, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently began rehabilitation work along 16 miles of Interstate 43, from Highway 12 in Elkhorn to the Rock County line. The improvements, which began in March, are expected to be complete […]

 
 

DDSD considers facilities referendum

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Last week, the Delavan-Darien School Board discussed a potential facilities referendum for this fall or next spring. A successful referendum would fund renovations to athletic facilities at the high school. District Administrator Jill Sorbie said at the May 11 meeting she and staff have been […]