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Sisters’ story to be given spotlight at Relay for Life

Relay for Life organizers Debbie Kenyon (right cen-ter) and Darcie Henriott (right) are pictured with Ken-yon’s daughter Jill Sisson, grandson Tyler Sisson, and husband Allen Kenyon. The sisters have been involved with Relay for Life for more than 20 years and will be featured as this year’s Honorary Survivors on Friday.

By Cameron Cronkite Staff Writer When a mammogram detected cancer in Debbie Kenyon’s left breast in 2001, she didn’t want to worry her family with the news. Instead, the 55-year-old Darien woman found support in her then co-worker Allen Kenyon, who later became her husband. Debbie Kenyon said Allen gave […]

 
 

Fire destroys Delavan home

Fire burns a house at 208 Pine St. before 8:30 p.m. Friday. The homeowner was welding a car in the garage, which is the likely cause of the fire, according to police.

Welding in garage likely caused blaze By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent A fire destroyed a home at 208 Pine St. before 8:30 p.m. Friday. Jose Gomez, 46, and his three daughters were home at the time of the fire and escaped unharmed. Gomez’s wife, Ana Gomez, 44, was not at […]

 
 

Former wrestling coach sentenced for sexually suggestive text messages

Former wrestling coach sentenced for sexually suggestive text messages

By Tyler Lamb Editor   A former Elkhorn wrestling coach will serve four years in prison for sending sexually suggestive text messages to a 17-year-old boy he coached. Walworth County Judge John Race on July 11 also sentenced the coach, Steven Springsteen-Hensel, 31, to six years of probation. As part […]

 
 

Between the Lines of Age

Independent to launch ‘Connections’   By Tyler Lamb Editor In my humble opinion, communities such as Elkhorn need newspapers more than ever before. Newspapers create and encourage conversation, touch on issues that may otherwise go unshared, as well as serve their perspective communities. Part of serving the community also means […]

 
 

Emerald Ash Borer found in Whitewater

Residents warned not to transport wood into other counties By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater is the latest Wisconsin community to have the unwelcome guest known as the emerald ash borer beetle. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP) announced the news last week and has put a […]

 
 

Elkhorn Police Reports: June 28 – July 2

Police reports The City of Elkhorn Police Department responded to the following reports between June 28 and July 2: Alcohol – A woman was cited for drunken driving July 1 after police received a report that she had left the laundry mat near the 10 block of North Wisconsin Street […]

 
 

Gas prices shot up 19 cents in past month

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 19.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.66 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,112 gas outlets in Wisconsin. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.7 cents per gallon in the last week to […]

 
 

Artists invited to submit artwork for holiday card competition

The holiday card competition is back once again to help raise funds for the Whitewater Arts Alliance. WAA is seeking card art in four categories, and artists may enter all categories. The categories are: Santa Claus, snow people, Christmas floral/tree, and Christmas scenes. Also, added this year will be a […]

 
 

Paying for pick up

School Board approves expanded bus service By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Bus service within the Whitewater Unified School District could be extended this fall, following action last week by the School Board. Nelson Bus Service, the private firm that provides transportation to students throughout Whitewater Unified’s boundaries, requested the district consider […]

 
 

Weeding through the problem

Lake Management District working to control invasive species By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With summer well underway, officials in the Whitewater-Rice Lakes Management District (WRLMD) are embarking on an annual rite of passage: working to rid the bodies of water of invasive species. WRLMD, which has oversight of Whitewater and Rice […]