Elkhorn

COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Walworth County’s surge largely due to university By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services continues to see a surge in new confirmed COVID-19 cases after reporting more than 1,000 residents tested positive for the seventh consecutive day on Sept. 21. Since Sept. 15, county […]

 
 

Council refers alcohol violations to committee

Incidents at three Elkhorn establishments being reviewed By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent Last week, the City of Elkhorn Common Council opted to table the assessment of 75-point alcohol violation demerit point notifications for three Elkhorn establishments. They referred the issue to the Legislative and Regulatory Committee for further review before making […]

 
 

For Lane

For Lane

On Sept. 12, Lane’s Way hosted a car and truck show at Elkhorn Area High School. Lane Schweitzer was killed at the age of 15 in a motorbike crash on March 27, 2019. In line with his patriotism, the Lane’s Way event honored first responders and others. Among Lane’s family […]

 
 

Hear the roar

Hear the roar

The tractor, “In Dew Tyme” makes its way down the track at the Walworth County Fairgrounds during the Badger State Truck and Tractor Pulls last weekend. There was also live music, food and special guests. (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

Seeds of Hope plants a possibility

Seeds of Hope plants a possibility

Organization helps bring community together Seeds of Hope recently announced the installation of a new Buddy Bench located outside Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn. The bench was a vision of Jamie Stiling-Stepp, the founder of Seeds of Hope, which works with adults with disabilities. She recalls a participant in the […]

 
 

United Way to host Change Lives Week

United Way to host Change Lives Week

Area banks will participate by collecting change Sept. 14-19 Check under the cushions, clean out the car and bring your spare change to one of 14 participating banks in Walworth County next week during the United Way of Walworth County’s Change Lives event. “One donation, no matter the size, can […]

 
 

Final preparations underway for EASD

Final preparations underway for EASD

Resilience Coordinator leads ‘Passion for our Community’ program By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent In preparing for the return to school, Elkhorn Area School District’s Community Resilience Outreach Coordinator Senta Holmes said she has been hard at work making sure students and families are ready for the return to school with a […]

 
 

Historical Society expanding its reach

They hope to connect with students and teachers By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer The Walworth County Historical Society is putting forth a special effort to reach out to students and teachers who may not be able to visit some of the society’s sites due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to […]

 
 

Open Arms Dental Clinic opens

Open Arms Dental Clinic opens

It will serve uninsured Walworth County residents Open Arms Free Clinic, Inc. cut the ceremonial dental floss ribbon last week to unveil its newest expansion, the Open Arms Dental Clinic in Elkhorn. After a full year of securing private community support, it was the $150,000 grant award in late 2019 […]

 
 

Senator honored

Senator honored

From the left: State Sen. Steve Nass accepts the Building Wisconsin award from Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin members Jesse Adams and Ben Adams of Adams Electric in Elkhorn. Nass received the award for his efforts to close the construction skills gap during the last legislative session.