Restaurant catches fire second time

Smoke escapes from the roof of Mulligan’s Sport Pub and Grill, 1318 Racine St., the morning of July 3 after firefighters cut a hole in the roof of the newly renovated building to vent heavy smoke (Photo by Ed Nadolski).

Mulligan’s burns at new location on Racine Street By Vicky Wedig Editor For the second time in about three years, Mulligan’s Sports Pub and Grill burned. Mulligan’s burned March 5, 2010, at its location on Highway 50 in the old Ralph’s Steak House building. The structure was a complete loss […]


Customized staircase to assist area children

Customized staircase to assist area children

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer An area mother’s inspiration led to the installation of a new therapeutic staircase by several area contributors at Elkhorn’s New Berlin Therapies. Stairs have been used for therapeutic purposes at New Berlin Therapies in the past with children, however, the new set has one side […]


School board OKs preliminary budget

By Bob Peryea Contributor The Elkhorn School Board met June 24, to discuss preliminarily approval of the 2013-14 district budget. The Wisconsin State Budget, which was approved by Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday, will increase per pupil spending by $150. This amount will be reduced by $50 per pupil that […]


Elkhorn mayor not seeking re-election

By Bob Peryea Correspondent   Following last Monday night’s Elkhorn City Council meeting, Mayor Howie Reynolds, in an interview with the Independent, said that he would not run for re-election as mayor during this spring’s elections. “It’s been 14 years in government, 10 as an alderman and four as mayor,” […]


Finance OKs phone system proposal

By Tyler Lamb Editor Members of the Finance and Judicial Committee Monday approved an offer by Internet and phone provider TDS Telecom to upgrade the aging municipal phone system. According to Mary Hinske, finance director/comptroller, Heartland Business Systems (HBS) completed an information technology network audit for the city earlier this […]


County worker recognized nationally

County worker recognized nationally

  Trina Adams, Walworth County payroll specialist, was awarded the American Payroll Association’s Citation of Merit at its annual conference, May 10, in Grapevine, Tx. She was nominated for this citation as a result of her contributions to the payroll profession through participation on the APA’s Strategic Payroll Leadership Task […]


Local businessman buys Millie’s property

Local businessman buys Millie’s property

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Mike Costoff, owner of Ace Hardware in Delavan for 20 years, purchased the former Millie’s property at auction on May 9 and closed on the purchase of the property June 25. Millie’s Restaurant and Gift Shop, a fixture in the Delavan Lake area for over […]


Emergency Food Assistance available in Walworth County

Community Action Inc. announces food assistance services available in Rock and Walworth counties. The Emergency Food Assistance Program is a federal program that provides food assistance to low-income households through the distribution of food commodities from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services. The Emergency Food Assistance […]


Illinois man charged in fatal crash in Walworth

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 31 for an Illinois man charged in con-nection with a drunken driv-ing crash that killed a Fon-tana man who was a passen-ger in the vehicle. Daniel P. Consolo, 24, of Woodstock, Ill., was charged June 25 in Walworth County Circuit Court with homicide […]


G.A.R. marker replaced on Civil War veteran’s grave

Pat Blackmer, of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, places a Grand Army of the Republic marker on the grave of Civil War veteran John Brabazon.

Badge owned by soldier donated to Historical Society By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT John Brabazon, a Civil War veteran and one-time commander of The George H. Thomas Post No. 6 of the Grand Army of the Republic, was honored with a ceremony at Spring Grove Cemetery in Delavan on June […]