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Elkhorn councilman announces bid for mayor

Elkhorn councilman announces bid for mayor

  By Bob Peryea Correspondent Elkhorn has received its first mayoral candidate for the 2014 spring elections. Alderman Brian Olson announced he would be running for mayor during the spring election cycle. In an earlier announcement, Mayor Howie Reynolds informed the Independent he would not be seeking re-election to another […]

 
 

Abbie Patrick named Miss Whitewater

Abbie Patrick named Miss Whitewater

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Whitwater’s Fourth of July Family Festival started out in high gear with the second annual Miss Whitewater Pageant. This year’s pageant, under the direction of Elizabeth Bols, included 22 contestants in four age categories. Mini Miss Whitewater (ages 5-7):  Ontaya Shephard, Bella Thiele, Leah Newmann and […]

 
 

Auditions to be held for Missoula Children’s Theatre performance

The auditions for Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of “Beauty Lou and the Country Beast” will be held on Monday, Aug. 12 from 4-6 p.m. at Young Auditorium, 900 W. Main St., on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus. There are roles for children entering first grade (age 5 and older) through […]

 
 

Elkhorn church nurturing growth and comfort for area teens

Elkhorn church nurturing growth and comfort for area teens

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer An Elkhorn site formerly specializing in the growth of plants and flowers is under new management and focusing on a different kind of growth. Located across from the Walworth County Fairgrounds at 420 E. Court St., members of Southern Lakes Evangelical Free Church are offering […]

 
 

Walworth County Relay For Life set for July 19

The Walworth County Relay For Life event will be held July 19 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, with opening ceremony at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Dance Away Cancer.”  Honorary Survivors, and sisters, Darcie Henriott and Debbie Kenyon will lead off the opening lap as the 100th […]

 
 

The Colors of Nature

The Colors of Nature

Long and McPhail photographs to be featured exhibit at the CAC The Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St. will feature the photographs of two Whitewater Arts Alliance board members from Aug. 10 to Sept. 8. The exhibit includes landscape, nature, and abstract photographs by Everett Long and Mark Lawrence […]

 
 

Council approves new lease with Greenie’s

Golf course restaurant operator will not be responsible for building maintenance By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council on July 9 approved a 10-year lease extension with George Greenwood to continue operating Greenie’s Restaurant at Delbrook Golf Course. Negotiations grew contentious as the city’s Finance Committee, based on […]

 
 

Plan Commission OKs church expansion

By Tyler Lamb Editor   The Elkhorn Plan Commission recommended approval of a conditional use permit (CUP) for a two-story addition to a downtown church last week. St. Patrick’s Parish, 107 W. Walworth St., plans to construct a roughly 7,500 sq. ft. addition to the existing parish. The proposal includes […]

 
 

Council backs non-binding referendum on Sunset Pool

By Bob Peryea Correspondent   On Monday night, July 15, the Elkhorn City Council chambers were packed with a crowd which flowed out into the hallways of City Hall. Much of the crowd had arrived to speak to the council regarding the Sunset Pool referendum that will be put before […]

 
 

All aboard!

All aboard!

Whitewater’s Commercial Bank held its Customer Appreciation Day on July 12 as part of its 100th anniversary celebration. The parking-lot picnic featured good food, a celebration cake and rides on a horse-drawn stagecoach or carriage. (Tom Ganser photo)