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Elkhorn Fire Department seeks community support

Informational sessions to be held on $1.63 million referendum By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The Elkhorn Area Fire Department is hosting three upcoming informational sessions regarding the $1.63 million referendum that appears on the Nov. 3 presidential election ballot. Informational sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13; at […]

 
 

County veterans’ office moves to HHS building

The Walworth County Veterans Service Office is moving to the new County Health and Human Services Building on Highway NN Oct. 23 as part of the Walworth County’s ongoing efforts to improve services to veterans and their families. The new and modern-equipped building houses the all of the county’s Department […]

 
 

Painting at Delavan library restored

Painting at Delavan library restored

Piece by Ada W. Shulz bright again thanks to donation This past year, one of the beloved Aram Public Library paintings, “Child and Red Pullet” by Ada W. Shulz, was restored through a donation from the Blooming Prairie Questers of the Delavan area. The library displays a collection of works […]

 
 

CROP Walk event benefits many

CROP Walk event benefits many

By Tom Ganser Correspondent On Oct. 4, Whitewater’s 30th CROP Hunger Walk was staged as a “drop-off/drive-thru” in response to the pandemic. Donations and non-perishable food items were delivered to the Starin Park parking lot, where Whitewater CROP Hunger Walk Committee members, wearing masks, were present to collect the donations. […]

 
 

WUSD to resume in-person board meetings

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Plans are in motion for the Whitewater Unified School Board to resume limited in-person meetings after a robust discussion on the merits and drawbacks of doing so amid COVID-19. WUSD officials have been solely meeting virtually since this spring, when lockdowns were imposed as the novel […]

 
 

Specialty stores work to make shoppers comfortable

Specialty stores work to make shoppers comfortable

By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer With the coronavirus pandemic still raging through the country and cases rising rapidly in the Midwest, area shops are finding new ways to attract customers and keep them safe. Karin Bennette, owner of Cornerstone Shop and Gallery in Lake Geneva, said the biggest advantage she […]

 
 

Demerit points assessed to Elkhorn bars

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The Elkhorn Legislative and Regulatory Committee voted 2-0 in favor of assessing the Jury Room, Sports Page Barr and Moy’s Restaurant with 75 alcohol license demerit points each at its meeting Monday night. Elkhorn Police Chief Joel Christensen said that all of the alcohol violations happened […]

 
 

Turtles and snakes, oh my!

Turtles and snakes, oh my!

      David Stokes, an environmental educator, delivers a fun-filled presentation to community during the inaugural “Family Fun Night” at Cravath Lakefront Park’s new amphitheater in Whitewater. He uses live creatures – including this 32-year-old snapping turtle – animal artifacts, and songs and short stories to create an interactive experience. (Tom […]

 
 

Town of Delavan concerned about manure injection

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Town of Delavan Lake Committee has sent a letter to the Walworth County Land Use and Resource Management department asking for better communication with the town. Town Supervisor Mary Knipper, also Chairman of the Lake Committee, asked for authorization from the Town Board on […]

 
 

Dementia Friendly group to meet

The Dementia Friendly Community Initiative of Walworth County group is in the process of recruiting additional members and encourages anyone interested in learning more, attend next week’s meeting. The meeting will be held Thursday, Oct. 8 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the A.D.R.C. building, 1910 County Road NN, Elkhorn, […]