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Golf outing to raise funds for SMILES

Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills will have a golf outing Sept. 11 at Evergreen Golf Club in Elkhorn to raise funds for the Darien therapeutic riding center. The event feature 18 rounds of golf on the championship course. It will include lunch and special events to test every level […]

 
 

Bretl column

Pondering the evolution of office technology By David Bretl  Walworth County Board of Supervisors        The typewriter repairman always gets nervous when he stops by my office. The occasion of his annual visit is to perform preventive maintenance on the single electric typewriter that serves our seven-person office […]

 
 

Wooly mammoths visit East Troy library

Wooly mammoths visit East Troy library

Innovative program helps children learn about nature and Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail     By John Koski Editor The Ice Age Trail Alliance visited the East Troy Lions Public Library Friday and brought along two special guests – Molly the wooly mammoth and her daughter Millie. The all-volunteer group educated […]

 
 

164th Walworth County Fair coming

This year, the fair will stretch from Aug. 28 until Sept. 2. The theme is: “Start your engines and race to the fair.” Admission at the fair gate will be $9 for adults (13 and older), and $3 for children from 6 to 12. Ages 5 and younger are free. […]

 
 

Father-daughter duo finish Taiwan coaching stint

A chance to spend two weeks coaching and playing basketball probably never crossed former Big Foot High School standout Jordyn Courier’s mind when she began her collegiate career at Southern Illinois University. But that’s just the opportunity that presented itself – and not only for Courier, but also for her […]

 
 

School Board OKs $2.5 million in short-term borrowing

By Tyler Lamb Editor A resolution authorizing short-term borrowing of up to $2.5 million was adopted Monday night by the Elkhorn School Board. Board members, with the exception of President Susan Leibsle and Vice President Dave Ketchpaw, voted in favor of the resolution. Leibsle and Ketchpaw were absent from the […]

 
 

Essential Yoga offering holistic wellness for the Elkhorn community

Essential Yoga offering holistic wellness for the Elkhorn community

Chamber business spotlight By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer For Susan Lancaster, owner of Essential Yoga in Elkhorn, her yoga experience began at a young age, though she said she didn’t truly know it at the time. Lancaster said she began practicing Yoga when she was 16, though she didn’t know […]

 
 

Council moves forward with Treyton’s Field

Preparation has begun on the lot that will hold Treyton’s Field of Dreams in Whitewater. The public is invited to the official groundbreaking ceremony in Starin Park, 504 W Starin Road, on Friday, Aug. 16, at 5 p.m. (Tom Ganser photo)

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent This is what Whitewater organizers are hoping as a memorial three years in the making officially moves forward. The Whitewater Common Council last week approved the issuance of a $473,534 contract to Monroe-based E and N Hughes Company for the construction of the Treyton Kilar Field […]

 
 

YMCA youth swimmer competes at national meet

Kaarin Quaerna (left), 16, who qualified for a YMCA National Meet in Georgia, is seen with the Lake Geneva YMCA’s head swim coach Amber Johnson.

Programs growing at Lake Geneva facility A member of the Geneva Lakes Y youth swim team competed in the YMCA National Long Course Championship in Atlanta, Ga., on July 30. Kaarin Quaerna, 16, competed in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter freestyle events and the 100-meter butterfly time trial. The meet […]

 
 

Turtles and frogs and snakes. Oh my!

Turtles and frogs and snakes. Oh my!

Blending his knowledge of animals and his skill at connecting up with kids of all ages, David Stokes led his audience at this Cravath Lake Park Family Fun Night in getting up close – really, up close – and personal with several different species of turtles, frogs and snakes on […]