Elkhorn

Building a future

Building a future

An area business and group of middle school students recently teamed up – with a helping hand from a slew of others – for a project to construct a playhouse. Now nearly complete, the playhouse will be raffled off as a fundraiser for New Beginnings APFV’s domestic violence shelter. Tickets […]

 
 

Lakeland Players to have auditions for ‘Evita’

Lakeland Players will have auditions for the Tony award-winning best Broadway musical, “Evita” at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the historic Sprague Theater, 15 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn. The Players are looking for adult men and women (age 16 and older) and a […]

 
 

Shelter denied by Elkhorn Council

Though there was little discussion – at tonight’s standing room only meeting – the Elkhorn Common Council denied the conditional use permit request for New Beginnings APFV by a vote of 4-2. New Beginnings hoped to renovate a former clinic into a domestic abuse shelter in downtown Elkhorn. The former […]

 
 

Sweet rides

Sweet rides

      The 34th Annual Summer Elkhorn Car Show featured hundreds of cars for sale along with numerous vendors looking to sell cars, parts and accessories. The show was held Aug. 3 and 4 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds and while all makes and models were welcome, this year’s show featured […]

 
 

Shelter permit decision may come Monday

New Beginnings expected to be on council’s agenda By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent After more than a month of waiting, the hotly debated New Beginnings domestic abuse shelter might make its way before the City of Elkhorn Common Council to determine whether or not it will receive a conditional use permit. […]

 
 

Governor makes stop at local free clinic

Governor makes stop at local free clinic

He was promoting increased funding for dental services By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Late last week, Gov. Tony Evers visited two free medical clinics that also provide dental services to promote additional funding in his biennial budget to support the state’s oral health program. The Aug. 8 visits included a […]

 
 

Sunset Soiree raises funds for restoration

Sunset Soiree raises funds for restoration

It’s the foundation’s exclusive event at Old World Wisconsin The Old World Foundation raised $16,000 for historic restoration projects at Old World Wisconsin at the recent Sunset Soiree event. Old World Wisconsin, W372 S9727 Highway 67, Eagle, is an outdoor living history attraction with more than 60 historic buildings, 100 […]

 
 

Bank hosting back to school drive

Annual event will help kids throughout the stateline area First National Bank and Trust Company recently announced it’s host the annual Back to School supply drive to help Stateline area kids as they prepare for their first day of school. The drive kicked off late last month and will run […]

 
 

Aw-shucks

Aw-shucks

      At Elkhorn Corn & Brat Days last Saturday Shane Griffin and Jennifer Kiel help with serving. The event, formerly known as Festival of Summer, also featured live music and a variety of artisans and crafters. See more photos in the Aug. 8 Elkhorn Independent. (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

EAHS students compete in SkillsUSA nationals

EAHS students compete in SkillsUSA nationals

Career and technical students in Wisconsin won one of the nation’s highest awards at the 2019 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky. Among those who competed were David Broga and Carly Cooper, representing Elkhorn Area High School. On June 26 and 27, more than 6,500 students competed at the national […]