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Tibbets students receive ‘Blessings in a Backpack’

Krista Lillquist (front), local organizer of Blessings in a Backpack, works with volunteers Carol Burton and Lynn Jeka packing food for delivery to students the following day. (photo by Maureen Vander Sanden)

       “I look at faces, not numbers, and the thought that any of these kids were hungry, made me want to do something.” – Krista Lillquist By Maureen Vander Sanden Editor It’s hard to believe that even in a rural school system like Elkhorn Area School District nearly […]

 
 

Trial set in sexual assault case for Whitewater man

Trial set in sexual assault case for Whitewater man

By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff A trial is scheduled for Nov. 13 and 14 for a Whitewater man charged with sexually assaulting his fiancée’s 12-year-old relative. Edil Manuel Ayala Nataren, 28, appeared in court in custody Sept. 19 for a status conference at which the two-day trial was set. An […]

 
 

ETHS students will ‘Dance Through the Decades’ this week

ETHS students will ‘Dance Through the Decades’ this week

East Troy High School kicked off its Homecoming activities this week with a Dancing Through the Decades theme at the center of the celebration. A week-long series of events will culminate with the Homecoming football game and dance this weekend. The East Troy High School varsity football team will face […]

 
 

Visitors Bureau plans move from Elkhorn

Visitors Bureau plans move from Elkhorn

  The Uncle Hunk’s Junk building, located at 203 E. Walworth St. in Elkhorn will soon have a vacancy with the move of the Walworth County Visitors Bureau. The Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce will continue to operate from this space.   By Chelsey Hinsenkamp Staff Writer After more than […]

 
 

Clapper selected as new city manager

Clapper selected as new city manager

By Tom Ganser Correspondent The City of Whitewater Common Council on Sept. 22 unanimously selected Cameron L. Clapper to serve as the next city manager, according to a press release. Pending formal approval of an employment agreement by the council on Oct. 2, Clapper will become the ninth city manager […]

 
 

Dead deer discovered in county

EHD confirmed in surrounding areas By Annette Newcomb staff writer Small groups of dead deer have been discovered in southeastern Wisconsin in recent weeks and the culprit seems to be small biting flies called midges. Kenosha County Wildlife Biologist Marty Johnson said, so far, dead deer have not been discovered […]

 
 

Whitewater public auction raises $4K for the arts

Whitewater public auction raises $4K for the arts

The Whitewater Arts Alliance held its eighth annual public art project auction on Sept. 22, raising $4,290 for Arts Alliance programming. The banners, which graced downtown city light poles this summer, received bids by business people, families, artists, teachers and residents of all ages. “We continue to be so grateful […]

 
 

DA: Deputy-involved shooting was self -defense

DA: Deputy-involved shooting was self -defense

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel announced last week that Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Nichols acted in self-defense when he shot bank robbery suspect Robert Lynn following a high-speed chase on Aug. 24. Schimel led the review of the officer-involved shooting following an investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s […]

 
 

Pig in the Park

Pig in the Park

Wayne Feggerstad, certified table captain from the Kansas City Barbeque Society, shows off chicken for appearance judging during Whitewater’s first Pig in the Park BBQ Cook-off on Cravath Lakefront Park, sponsored by Downtown Whitewater, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the City of Whitewater. (Tom Ganser photo)

 
 

Fundraiser set for Sharon infant

Fundraiser set for Sharon infant

Acting 4 Aspen/Raising 4 Rhizo Kids fundraiser will be Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Iron Horse Saloon, 124 North St., Sharon. The fundraiser aims to raise awareness for the genetic disease carried by children like 1-year-old Aspen Tofel of Sharon who is one of only 100 people […]