Elkhorn

Finding the right balance

Finding the right balance

Gymnastics Center offers a variety of classes for kids of all ages By Heather Ruenz SLN Staff Though the age range of students that utilize the Walworth County Gymnastics Center is from 18 months old to 18 years old, the 4- to 5-year olds is generally the biggest group. “They […]

 
 

Brewing in the barn

Laura (nee Duesterbeck) and Ben Johnson are the owners of Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company in Elkhorn. They came up with the idea as a way to restore old buildings on the property, and pass the family farm on to their children and future generations. (Heather Ruenz photo)

Family transitions farm to a new venture By Heather Ruenz SLN staff After nearly 158 years, an area farm family is embarking on a new venture as a microbrewer. At the heart of that leap is the hope that old farm buildings can be restored and that the farm will […]

 
 

First phase of Elkhorn City Hall study completed

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent City of Elkhorn Administrator Jim Heilman informed councilmembers at last week’s City of Elkhorn Common Council meeting that the phase one study at the potential future site of City Hall in the business park had been completed. Heilman said Oct. 7 that while the study showed […]

 
 

‘Showing up in life as you are’

‘Showing up in life as you are’

Woman writes book to help those who’ve lost someone to suicide By Heather Ruenz SLN staff It took a series of family tragedies for R. Jade McAuliffe to awaken from decades of darkness and self-sabotage. The agony of losing her last living sister to suicide just over four years ago […]

 
 

Sugar Creek residents oppose Dollar General

Concerns include Tibbets Elementary School safety, increased traffic By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent Residents of Sugar Creek Township are standing together in opposition of a proposed rezone near Tibbets Elementary School for construction of a Dollar General. The request that came before the Town Board last month calls for a rezone […]

 
 

Horse tests positive for EEE virus

County officials warn to protect against mosquito bites The Walworth County Division of Public Health reports that a horse in Walworth County has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, which is caused by the EEE virus. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection reported the positive horse to […]

 
 

One Act play contest kicks off Elks homecoming

One Act play contest kicks off Elks homecoming

The Battle of the Thespians, a One Act play contest, will kick off homecoming week at Elkhorn Area High School and attendees will cast People’s Choice votes with the winner earning points for their class. The contest, sponsored by the EAHS Drama department and Fine Arts Boosters, will take place […]

 
 

Elkhorn traffic signal repair gets green light

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent During a Committee of the Whole meeting last week, City of Elkhorn aldermen voted in favor of replacing the camera processor and cameras for the traffic signals at the intersection of North Wisconsin and West Market streets, which recently began to function improperly. Public Works Operations […]

 
 

Back-to-4-H Night event set for Oct. 1

Walworth County 4-H is hosting a Back-to-4-H Night to give families an opportunity to learn about the organization if it it’s a good fit for the kids and family. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the Walworth County Fairgrounds Activity Center, 411 E. […]

 
 

Hitching’ a ride

Hitching’ a ride

An unexpected group of visitors made quite a buzz on the final day of the Walworth County Fair on Labor Day – a swarm of bees. After separating from their home hive, according to local beekeepers, the swarm – including the queen bee – rode to the fairgrounds in the […]