Elkhorn

Council approves alcohol licenses for fair

Historic move expected to help reduce revenue shortfall By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent In a historic move for the Walworth County Fair – which has been a dry event for the past 170 years – the City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 4-2 in favor of approving temporary Class B wine […]

 
 

Council to reconsider domestic abuse shelter

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer The Elkhorn Common Council has scheduled a special meeting to reconsider New Beginnings’ application for a conditional use permit to open expanded program offices and a small domestic violence shelter in a former medical building at 20 N. Church St. The building will be donated […]

 
 

Support for Firefighters’ Street Dance appreciated

Despite cancellation, fire chief shares details on event history By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent While COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of what would have been the 50th annual Elkhorn Area Fire Department Firefighters’ Street Dance, organizers said the long, rich history of the event is one that still deserves to be […]

 
 

EAHS grad a National Merit Scholarship Finalist

EAHS grad a National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Sean Ahler will attend the University of Texas at Dallas in the fall By Chris Bennett Correspondent Elkhorn Area High School’s Sean Ahler is in rarified academic air. The now graduated senior recently learned he earned National Merit Scholarship Finalist honors and said he wasn’t completely surprised by it. “They […]

 
 

Milk prices slowly improve

Milk prices slowly improve

Local farmer sees promising future for industry By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Last fall and even into winter, milk prices looked promising but when the coronavirus hit, the bottom fell out, according to one local dairy farmer. “We felt good about where we were headed (but) once the milk price […]

 
 

Scout builds ball pit at elementary school

Scout builds ball pit at elementary school

It’s one of Ben Harvey’s Eagle Scout requirements West Side Elementary recently had a gaga ball pit added to its playground, thanks to the ingenuity and efforts of a local scout. Ben Harvey, a Life Scout with local Boy Scout Troop 243 built the gag ball pit as one of […]

 
 

Doing their part

Doing their part

Members of the Elkhorn Lions Club spent the morning last Saturday cleaning up along the sides of the road from the park and ride on Highways 12/67 heading north. The crew of Lions Club members included (not in order): Dan Stowell, Ken Stowell, Dick Gilkey, Mark Enger, Joey Douglas, Anglel […]

 
 

Elder abuse awareness being raised

County program plans exhibit to bring light to the issue Walworth County Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services program is commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day through a pinwheel exhibit at the new Health and Human Services building, 1910 Highway NN, Elkhorn. The exhibit of 335 purple pinwheels representing […]

 
 

Way to go, grads!

Way to go, grads!

Elkhorn Area High School Class of 2020 graduates walk toward downtown from the fairgrounds June 4, the night they would have graduated prior to COVID-19. The stroll was only the beginning of their night, which was organized by seniors’ parents. See more photos in the June 11 Elkhorn Independent.. (Dave […]

 
 

Brewery goes with the flow

One of the new areas at Duesterbeck’s is this outdoor patio, which increases the amount of space for customers, and is respectful of social distancing guidelines. It will also feature live music on a regular basis on a stage outside. (Submitted photo)

Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company adds large outdoor patio to the mix By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer A local microbrewery that opened last fall is growing leaps and bounds in spite of being limited to carryout during the recent stay-at-home order. That temporary change wasn’t without its challenges but in true entrepreneurial […]