Elkhorn

Spreading the word key to prevention

Spreading the word key to prevention

Efforts to increase awareness about human trafficking continue By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer In 2018, Dawn Heath-Fiedler had 50 conversations with different clubs and organizations about human trafficking. Last year, the number of groups she spoke to jumped to more than 85. In other words, awareness about the issue is […]

 
 

Commission moves proposed gravel pit forward

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A divided Town of Spring Prairie Planning Commission recommended approval of a proposed and sharply contested gravel pit at a Jan. 16 meeting. The recommendations came on 3-2 vote and includes rezoning three parcels from A-1 Agriculture to M-3 Mineral Extraction District as well as […]

 
 

Elkhorn looks to update facility use agreement

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn is looking to update its joint facility use agreement with the Elkhorn Area School District. The agreement, which spells out the terms of shared use for City and EASD facilities between the school district and City Parks and Recreation programming, has been […]

 
 

Walworth County rockin’ the barns again

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer It’s been more than two years since the Walworth County Fairgrounds, under the direction of general manager, Larry Gaffey, created a concert series named, fittingly, Rock the Barns. Gaffey said at the time he is always looking for new ways to raise money for upkeep […]

 
 

EAHS hosts district SkillsUSA event

EAHS hosts district SkillsUSA event

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer SkillsUSA is an organization that gets students job ready for careers in the trades, technical education and a variety of businesses and a recent district level event at Elkhorn Area High School offered a friendly competition for area students. “Students come in professional dress attire […]

 
 

Counting the homeless

Counting the homeless

Point in Time Count to be conducted Jan. 22 and 23 A Point in Time Count is an unduplicated count of people experiencing homelessness during a designated one-night period that takes place across the nation. Wisconsin conducts this count twice per year; once in January and once in July. The […]

 
 

Forgot your flu shot? It’s not too late!

Forgot your flu shot? It’s not too late!

Free flu shots available in Elkhorn In an effort to help protect the community from influenza, Walworth County Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health will host a walk-in clinic offering free flu vaccines from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Health and Human Services building, […]

 
 

The heart of a champion

The heart of a champion

Area woman and rescue dog show amazing agility By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff When Tracy Beck was looking to adopt a rescue dog a few years back, she had a vision of what she wanted. “I had lost another rescue dog and was looking to replace it,” she recalled. “We […]

 
 

Council moves forward with Babe Mann shelter

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted in favor of a contract with Kehoe-Henry and Associates to provide engineering and architectural services for the construction of a new shelter at Elkhorn’s Babe Mann Park at its meeting Jan. 6. City Administrator James Heilman said while State […]

 
 

Legion looks to bring tank to Elkhorn

Legion looks to bring tank to Elkhorn

The M-60 tank may be moved to Veterans Park By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent American Legion Post 45 if Elkhorn is looking to rehome an M-60 tank as a display piece and memorial in Veterans Park. According to American Legion Post 45 Commander Mark Gajewski, the tank is on display outside […]