College Notes

University of Wisconsin-La Cross: The following students from Elkhorn have been named to the dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester: John Cooper, accountancy major, and Kyla Price, psychology major. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point: The following students from Elkhorn graduated 2013 spring semester: Douglas C. Bailey, MSNR; Christopher D. Earnest, […]


Whitewater celebrates Independence Day

The Minneiska Ski Team helps Whitewater residents ring in the Fourth of July last year with a patriotic performance on Cravath Lake. The ski team will perform again this year on July 4 and 6 at noon. (Bob Mischka photo)

City’s free family festival is set for July 3-6 Whitewater annual Fourth of July Free Family Festival is set for July 3-6 at Cravath Lakefront Park, 312 Whitewater St. in Whitewater. Everything at the celebration is paid for by local sponsors, including numerous Whitewater small business owners. “Whitewater’s Fourth of […]


Illinois man cited in fatal crash

By Tyler Lamb Editor   A Woodstock, Ill. man has been arrested and charged with OWI-homicide following a one-car crash June 14 in the Town of Walworth. The crash left a 22-year-old Fontana man, dead, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel P. Consolo, 24, was charged June 25 […]


Webster Notes

By Doris Reinke Correspondent There was a time when shopping in Elkhorn had a different pattern than is seen today. Instead of heading north to Market Street and establishments along Highway 67, or even to the big cluster of super stores on Highway 50 between Delavan and Lake Geneva, the […]


Good news for the 4th: gasoline prices continue to fall

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 12.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,112 gas outlets in Wisconsin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to […]


City considers changes in road closure policy

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A clear-cut policy on who has authority to close streets in the City of Whitewater could soon be added to the municipal books, following a number of complaints from residents and business owners within the community. The Common Council last week discussed the merits of having […]


Walker signs $70 billion budget in Pleasant Prairie

Gov. Scott Walker has signed the state budget after making several dozen vetoes to it. The budget includes Walker’s major priorities — a $650 million income tax cut, rejection of federal Medicaid expansion and the expansion of private school vouchers statewide. Most of Walker’s vetoes to the $70 billion, two-year […]


Governor to sign budget Sunday in Pleasant Prairie

Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign the state budget on Sunday in Pleasant Prairie. Walker announced on Wednesday that he would sign the budget at Catalyst Exhibits, a company that provides custom and rental exhibition designs. Walker is also expected to announce budget vetoes that day, but spokesman Tom Evenson […]


The sounds of summer

The sounds of summer

The lunchtime Savory Sounds Concert Series kicked off June 20 with a performance by guitarist and vocalist Nima Salami. Salami’s selections included classical, folk and Flamenco pieces and gave the concert an international flavor. The concert was sponsored by Fairhaven Senior Services and the food vendor was Subway. The next […]


From strawberries to adult services librarian

From strawberries to adult services librarian

                      By John Koski Staff writer Not many people, much less librarians, can say they grew up on a berry farm. Anna Merry can. As the new adult services librarian at Matheson Memorial Library, her earliest years revolved around her […]