NDS Foundation festival back at A+ Power Sports this Saturday

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       Nicholas Sergi loved riding motorcycles, snowmobiles, boats and 4-wheelers.       “He really had a passion for anything with a motor,” explained Lauren Sergi, who now helps run the Nicholas D. Sergi Foundation after Nick’s passing in 2018.       The foundation, with Nick’s love of motorsports, […]


Beer and wine on tap for Elkhorn’s annual Oktoberfest event Oct. 15

D’Lite Duo was one of the groups to entertain the crowd during last year’s Oktoberfest in Elkhorn. The duo is returning for this year’s festival. (Dave Dresdow photo)

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       Blink and you’ll have missed September, which means one of the biggest area events of the fall is rapidly approaching.       The Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to host Oktoberfest Saturday, Oct. 15, in downtown Elkhorn in Veterans Park.       The event […]


City waiting on compensation study

By Kellen Olshefski CORRESPONDENT       The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 5-0 in favor of postponing a compensation study for city employees in 2023 until more information is received.       The compensation had been recommended for consideration by the Human Resources during its Aug. 22 meeting.       At that […]


Fairest times four equals victory for newest royal

The 2023 Fairest of the Fair was crowned Aug. 31 at the Walworth County Fair, as Lillie Cauffman earned the title after three previous tries. Shown here from left are 2022 Fairest Jessica Markham, 2023 Fairest Cauffman and 2023 Fair Royalty Josie Vance. (Jennifer Eisenbart photo)

By Jennifer Eisenbart STAFF WRITER       For Elkhorn’s Lillie Cauffman, the fourth time was the charm.       After running for the Walworth County Fairest of the Fair three times previously and serving as fair royalty twice, Cauffman, 21, was named the 2023 Fairest of the Fair Aug. 31 during the […]


County fair good time to ‘bee happy’

Ryan Ognibene takes in the whirlwind of excitement at the 2015 Walworth County Fair perched atop a horse on the carousel. The fair saw an increased attendance this year, in spite of the hot and humid weather. (Aaron Gottschalk photo)

By Jennifer Eisenbart STAFF WRITER       It may not be the oldest county fair in the state of Wisconsin, but the Walworth County Fair certainly has a bee in its bonnet this year to show it’s been around almost as long.       The 173rd Walworth County Fair started Wednesday and […]


People charged in meth ring to appear in court

Eleven people charged with trafficking and delivering more than 500 grams of methamphetamine throughout Walworth County are scheduled to appear in court between now and Oct. 25.       Frederick M. Taylor, 46, of Burlington, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Sept. 19.       Sean M. Mason, 45, of Red Granite […]


Foreigner stands the test of time

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       For Foreigner keyboardist Michael Bluestein, the work of the band – a group that has remained relevant from the 1970s until now – survives because of its music.       “This is music that continues to resonate with people,” he explained. “It’s become part of the […]


High school choir to open for Foreigner at County Fair

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       Matthew Remus, choir director at Elkhorn Area High School, is starting his ninth year at Elkhorn and it’s fair to say he and his choirs have never kicked the school year off like they will Sept. 4.       The group, comprised of summer music students […]


Toddler playground equipment to be installed at Tasch Park

By Kellen Olshefski CORRESPONDENT       At its meeting Monday, the City of Elkhorn Common Council voted unanimously in favor of approving the use of park impact fees to cover the costs of freight and installation of a new toddler-sized playground at Tasch Park.       According to a memo provided to […]


Keeping fit thanks to the Nicholas D. Sergi Foundation

The Elkhorn Area School District recently finished up its nature and fitness trail, located between the middle school and high school. Thanks to the Nicholas D. Sergi foundation, these signs and fitness equipment were among the items installed. (Photo submitted)

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       When Nicholas Sergi died unexpected at the age of 28, the Elkhorn community mourned the death of a beloved community member.       Now, just four years later, the foundation started in his name has helped with numerous area projects, including a new fitness trail near […]