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Elkhorn recycler looks to Arkansas plant

An Elkhorn-based recycling business, with plans to build an electronic recycling center in Whitewater, is setting its sights on building an out-of-state plant first. DP Electronic Recycling, 540 E. Centralia St., wants to create a recycling plant located in Whitewater’s Technology Park that would employ roughly 100 people. However, a […]

 
 

SweetSpot bakery to open second location on Main Street

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent An established, locally owned bakery and coffee shop will soon dot Whitewater’s main drag, following a recent decision by city officials. The Whitewater Plan Commission last week voted to award a conditional-use permit to business owner Lacey Reichwald, who plans to open a second location of […]

 
 

Community celebrates groundbreaking on Treyton’s Field of Dreams

Instead of putting a shovel in the ground at the Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams groundbreaking Aug. 16, the Kilar family swings at a ball with a golden bat. (Dave Fidlin photo)

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent It was an evening of filled with emotions that ranged from tear-shedding sadness to utter jubilation. After a series of fundraisers and approvals from the Whitewater Common Council, the Treyton Kilar Field of Dreams is moving forward. A special groundbreaking ceremony took place Aug. 16, and […]

 
 

Chiefs rout Westosha Central

By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent Even with three of its key performers from last year’s state runner-up squad now in college, the Big Foot football team didn’t miss a beat Friday night. And once again, it was a Southern Lakes Conference squad that felt the pain. Big Foot scored three […]

 
 

Big Foot volleyball preview

By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent With every new season, there always are adjustments for teams to overcome. The Big Foot volleyball team is no different than the rest, as the four-time defending Rock Valley Conference South Division champions face a number of challenges. But the goal remains the same, regardless […]

 
 

Big Foot squeaks past Delavan-Darien

By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent Talk about your strong opening statements. For the first time in school history Monday night, the Big Foot-Williams Bay boys soccer team defeated Delavan-Darien to get its 2013 season off to a perfect start. Big Foot’s Christian Munoz scored the game’s only goal at the […]

 
 

Octagon house awakens county’s rich history

Octagon house awakens county’s rich history

By Edwin Scherzer Correspondant  Living within a home’s four walls and roof can provide a sense of comfort. So doubling that number should add an extra sense of well-being, right? Occupants and historical preservationists of octagonal homes certainly think so. Born more than two centuries ago, octagonal design was pursued by […]

 
 

2016 Farm Technology Days informational meeting slated

Family farms interested in hosting the 2016 Farm Technology Days in Walworth County may attend an informational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in Room 214 of the Government Building, 100 W Walworth Street in Elkhorn. Potential host farm members will be able to ask questions of the […]

 
 

Darien considers industrial park site for new fire station

By Vicky Wedig Editor The town and village of Darien are considering a site in the Darien industrial park for their new fire station and rescue squad building. The municipalities were considering a village-owned lot in front of West Park on Madison Street near the existing fire station. The new […]

 
 

Labor Day troop rally to be held at Walworth County Fair

The 444th weekly Support Our Troops Rally will be held at 11 a.m. on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2 at the Park Stage (near the Log Cabin) during the Walworth County Fair. Every Monday morning since Nov. 29, 2004, a rally has been held at the Government Center on the […]