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Elkhorn voters flood polls in favor of new swimming pool

Elkhorn residents voted more than 3-1 Tuesday in favor of funding construction of a new municipal swimming pool at Sunset Park. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

City Council expected to consider matter at Nov. 18 meeting Elkhorn residents on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted in favor of a non-binding referendum that allows city officials to spend up to $3.5 million to replace the swimming facility at Sunset Park. A total of 1,379 Elkhorn residents (29.3 percent of registered […]

 
 

Casual Joe’s 2 facing opposition

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A group of concerned Whitewater citizens are not planning to welcome a local restaurateur into the neighborhood. City officials are in the process of reviewing a rezoning request from applicant Tyler Salisbery, who is seeking approval to convert a parcel at 319 W. James St. from […]

 
 

Improvements to sewer system under way

By Vicky Wedig Editor The Delavan Lake Sanitary District is in the midst of repairs and updates intended to improve the efficiency of its sanitary sewer system. There’s a lot of projects that we can’t procrastinate any longer,” said DLSD Administrator James DeLuca.   Dam repair The Sanitary District is […]

 
 

Tax levy to increase 1.76 percent

Two percent wage increase proposed to offset healthcare costs By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater officials are in the midst of a line item-by-line item review of the city’s 2014 budget. Several members of city staff and the Common Council have described the document as “status quo” in recent deliberations. In […]

 
 

Local man faces OWI homicide charges

Local man faces OWI homicide charges

By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer A Whitewater man is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 27 on three felony charges in connection with an Oct. 13 crash that killed a Whitewater woman and injured a 14-year-old girl. Craig M. Seefeldt, 50, was charged Oct. 16 in Walworth County Circuit Court with […]

 
 

Family restaurant to become nanobrewery

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The family-themed Whitewater Street Restaurant will soon be overhauled and renamed the Second Salem Brewing Company, following a recent decision by members of the city Plan and Architectural Review Commission. Applicant Christ Christon of CC Property Development LLC came before commissioners earlier this month and announced […]

 
 

School district honored for wellness commitment

School district honored for wellness commitment

Fort HealthCare announced last week that area community organizations have been awarded the health system’s Commitment to Corporate Wellness award including the Whitewater Unified School District. In addition to WUSD, other honorees were: Fort Atkinson School District and the Cambridge School District/Cambridge Activities Program. Mike Wallace, President and CEO of […]

 
 

Museum treats

Museum treats

Above: Peg Williams, Lake Geneva area resident and museum volunteer dressed as an American Indian, greets Jade and Ella Rickey, sisters visiting from Kenosha. Williams’ station was one of 18 treat stops for children inside the Geneva Lake Museum on Sunday.     At right: Olivia Joitke, of Elkhorn, dressed […]

 
 

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest

Above: The German Society of Rockford Bavarian Folk Dancers, called D’Waldstadttanzer, meaning Forest City, entertained with German style dancing during the Town of Delavan’s first Oktoberfest at Community Park on Saturday. At left: An accordion player accompanies the German dancers. Below: Chelsie Borger, 6, of Delavan, points out her favorite […]

 
 

School Board adopts $18.6 million budget

By Tyler Lamb Editor The Elkhorn Area School Board of Education adopted a $18,643,943 budget Monday night for the 2014 fiscal year. District Business Manager Bill Trewyn presented the budget to the board, and following minimal conversation, it was unanimously approved. Board member Matt O’Donell was absent. The budget is […]