Lakeland School staff working despite crisis

COVID-19 pandemic has led to changes but there’s still work to do By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Walworth County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution declaring a state of emergency in Walworth County on March 19 designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county. The county has […]


Trio of county board races contested

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer There are three Walworth County Board of Supervisor seats on the April 7 ballot and each of them features two candidates, with voters choosing one. In District 3, incumbent Tim Brellenthin faces challenger Brian Holt while in District 6, current board member Kathy Ingersoll is […]


County sees jump in COVID-19 cases

County sees jump in COVID-19 cases

  The increase was not a surprise, officials say As of this afternoon, Walworth County currently has 15 laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to the latest news from the county’s Public Health Department. Of the confirmed cases, nine people have recovered, four are currently hospitalized and one person is […]


Judge extends deadline for absentee ballot

Judge extends deadline for absentee ballot

Those with ballots have until April 13 to return them A federal judge on Thursday issued an order giving voters an additional six days to submit absentee ballots but did not postpone the Tuesday, April 7, election. According to the Associated Press, U.S. District Court Judge William Conley’s order effectively […]


Election 2020 overview

It’s still April 7, but voters should keep track of ongoing changes By Todd Mishler Copy Editor The April 7 spring election in Wisconsin will be like no other, obviously, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. State, county and municipal election officials have been swamped with questions the past several weeks […]


Alice in Dairyland finalists announced

Alice in Dairyland finalists announced

The 73rd representative will be named in May The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection recently announced the six top candidates for the 73rd Alice in Dairyland, moving one step closer to the selection of the next Alice. Following an extensive interview process over the next eight weeks, […]


City administrator provides updates

Elkhorn residents encouraged to stay safe, vote early By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer “While saying that we are operating in unchartered waters is stating the obvious, it’s imperative that each and every citizen keep stating the obvious,” James Heilman, Elkhorn City Administrator said last week. In response to the COVID-19 […]


Backup poll workers needed for election

Chance for online registration extended By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer Walworth County Clerk Kim Bushey is calling on residents of Walworth County willing to serve as back up poll workers for the April 7 election to contact her office. “We just want to make sure that the local municipalities have […]


Letter, RE: Elkhorn Area School District referendums

Elkhorn voters need to understand meaning of ‘estimated zero tax’ Two referendums coming up in Elkhorn April 7, both to raise our taxes for school funding increases… again. Given the last referendums, we shouldn’t need any additional school buildings for a few generations since we are about to pay off […]


Resources available to farmers amidst COVID-19

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection announced last week it’s providing resources for the state’s consumers, farmers, and agricultural businesses as they navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19. Among the resources provided are the following: Information on Executive Order No. 72 and Emergency Order No. 5 regarding […]