Browsing the shelves

By Lisa Selje Contributor Join Miss Jennifer on Friday, July 26, at 10 a.m. for We Explore Puppets! Children are invited to drop in, no registration is necessary. Following We Explore, there will be a Lego Challenge at noon for children at the Festival of Summer. The Friends of the […]


History awakened: Eames family legacy tied to Independent’s robust past

History awakened: Eames family legacy tied to Independent’s robust past

By Tyler Lamb Editor Its been said a good local newspaper keeps the community talking to itself. For the better part of the 20th century, the Eames family kept the conversation flowing in Elkhorn. The Elkhorn Independent was established in 1853, and is now in its 160th year of publication. […]


Fitness center closing pools next week

Whitewater Aquatic & Fitness Center, 580 S. Elizabeth St., Whitewater, will be closing all of the swimming pools, related pool based classes, locker rooms, and lobby, next week, July 29 through Aug. 2. The pools are being drained for maintenance and repair. The pools will resume regular scheduling and activities, […]


Weekend ahead: Elkhorn celebrates Festival of Summer

Enjoy the sounds, smells and tastes of summer this weekend during the 44th annual Festival Summer. Hosted by the Elkhorn Rotary Club, the festival will be held at Veterans Park on the square. The Festival of Summer will run from 11 a.m. Friday, July 26 until 11 p.m. Saturday, July […]


Big top circus comes to Lake Lawn Airport

As part of its 77th consecutive year of touring the United States, Carson & Barnes Circus – the largest traveling big top tent circus in America – will visit Delavan on Sunday at the Lake Lawn Resort Airport. The Delavan Historical Society is sponsoring the circus to help raise money […]


Web show to go ‘behind the scenes’ at circus

By Vicky Wedig Editor Underground Lake Geneva will go under the big top in Delavan on Sunday. The web show, with host Philip Sassano and producer Phil Bonyata, will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Carson and Barnes Circus at the Lake Lawn Airport. Sassano said the show uses a […]


Town to save money on insurance

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Town Board approved changing insurance companies July 16. Town Administrator John Olson said the change will save the town $34,302 a year in premiums. Olson said EMC Insurance, which specializes in municipal insurance, has never represented the township and made an aggressive bid […]


‘Harvey’ comes to town

‘Harvey’ comes to town

  Nineteen East Troy High School thespians performed in the play “Harvey” on Friday and Saturday. Above: Michael Lois and Ruth Kelly portray a doctor and nurse. Below from left: MaiLei Meyers, Lexi Mitchell and Tyler Fridley perform in a scene. (Photos by Eric Kramer)


Historical society ‘cools it’ with summer ice harvesting exhibit

Historical society ‘cools it’ with summer ice harvesting exhibit

    The East Troy Area Historical Society has opened a new exhibit at the Kubicki Museum and Heritage Center on the Square in East Troy.  The theme for the new exhibit is ice harvesting. Sometimes referred to as “winter agriculture,” ice harvesting took place on area lakes every winter […]


County sticks with self-funded health plan; saves nearly $1 million

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer A vote by the Walworth County Board at its July meeting to stick with Walworth County’s self-funded employee health insurance plan is expected to save the county over $998,000. After a failed motion by Supervisor Jerry Grant to apply for state health insurance, the board […]