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Elkhorn’s 2020 Christmas card revealed

Elkhorn’s 2020 Christmas card revealed

Plans for holiday season include tree lighting, Let It Glow and parade By Kate Abbe Contributor Tim Carson entered the Elkhorn Chamber office, and with a shrug and a smile, he unveiled the 2020 Christmas Card Town’s newest addition. Titled, “He’s Making a List and Checking it Twice,” Carson had […]

 
 

County to claim final $700K in COVID funding

Unused grant money set to expire; funds would be claimed for payroll By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent With time ticking toward the Nov. 6 deadline to claim funds available to Walworth County in COVID-19 grants, the finance committee was recently preparing to file claims for public health and sheriff’s office payroll […]

 
 

A lot of feet of fun

A lot of feet of fun

Numerous people showed up for the Elkhorn Recreation Department’s 6 Feet Trick or Treat event last Friday night at Sunset Park. The event offered safe ways to hand out candy at various stations. See more photos in the Nov. 5 Elkhorn Independent. (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

County looks to hire public health nurse

COVID-19 tracing practices also addressed By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent Walworth County’s Health and Human Services Committee members voted in favor of a resolution last week that seeks to authorize the creation of a public health nurse position at Health and Human Services. At the Oct. 21 committee meeting, Walworth County […]

 
 

Appointed Register of Deeds faces challenger

By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer The Walworth County Register of Deeds, Cairie Virrueta, is being challenged by Michele Jacobs in Tuesday’s election. Gov. Tony Evers appointed Virrueta, then the Elkhorn city clerk, to the position in March after Donna Pruess resigned. Jacobs is a legal assistant with the Walworth County […]

 
 

Election comes to a head Tuesday

In-person balloting opens at 7 a.m. Although many have already cast their votes via absentee ballots or early in-person voting, Tuesday represents the final chance for voters to have their say in the contentious, pandemic-tinged election of 2020. Polls in all local communities will open at 7 a.m. and close […]

 
 

County responds to rising COVID-19 cases

County responds to rising COVID-19 cases

Public Health Dept. implements crisis standards of practice for contact tracing Health Officer Erica Bergstrom announced Friday afternoon the Walworth County Public Health Department has implemented Crisis Standards of Practice in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Walworth County. During the past two weeks, nearly 600 new […]

 
 

Embracing epilepsy

Embracing epilepsy

Area student-athlete looks to help others By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Dillyn Ivey is an intimidating and imposing presence on the volleyball and basketball courts. Ivey, an Elkhorn Area High School senior, stands 6-foot-4 and even strikes fear in some of her closest volleyball teammates such as junior Macy Rocha. […]

 
 

Donate blood to help those fighting breast cancer

Give now until Nov. 11 and receive a $5 Amazon.com gift card During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to band together to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer by giving blood or platelets. In appreciation, those who donate between Oct. […]

 
 

Serenade from the street

Serenade from the street

Despite a cool, windy fall day – and several changes made in an effort to promote safety – the annual Elkhorn Oktoberfest event was a success, organizers report. Wagner’s Band takes the stage. Other event features included a 5K run/2-mile walk, vendors, a classic car show and the unveiling of […]