Elkhorn

City of Elkhorn might look into parking options

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Public Safety Committee voted in favor of directing staff to seek out urban planning consultants to determine what it would cost to further investigate possible options for improving parking in Elkhorn’s downtown area. The discussion and vote took place at the Jan. […]

 
 

EASD recognized for recent efforts

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The Elkhorn Area School District recently received a PLTW Community Celebration Award for efforts it took on during the COVID-19 pandemic such as meal service and Free Little Pantries. According to a blog post from PLTW, which stands for Project Lead The Way, the EASD worked […]

 
 

Out in the fresh air

The Dementia Friendly Community Initiative of Walworth County is leading the charge to bring Cycling Without Age to the area. The program aims to bring joy and vitality to non-driving, older adults and those with differing abilities via a trishaw – a three-wheel, pedal-assist cargo bike.

Cycling Without Age program rolling into the area By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Cycling Without Age aims to bring joy and vitality to non-driving, older adults and those with differing abilities via a trishaw, a three-wheel, pedal-assist cargo bike. The Dementia Friendly Community Initiative is bringing the program to this […]

 
 

A place to discuss the tough stuff

In Conversations aims to provide safe space for difficult topics By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The Elkhorn Resilience Coalition is hosting a monthly panel and discussion called “In Conversations.” The goal of the program is to provide members of the greater community a safe space to discuss various topics. Elkhorn Area […]

 
 

Warm meals and hearts

Warm meals and hearts

This year’s annual Christmas Day meal in Elkhorn was held at the high school and featured a delivery and drive-thru event in an effort to keep volunteers and guests safe. Many people helped out with the event including Jim Boardman, shown making his way through the food line while helping […]

 
 

Historical Society announces capital campaign

Historical Society announces capital campaign

Funds raised will help build an addition to the resource center By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer The Walworth County Historical Society recently announced a major capital campaign to raise funds to build a 2,500 square foot addition to the 20-year-old facility at the Doris M. Reinke Resource Center on Washington […]

 
 

County adopts CDC quarantine guidelines

Consistent with Centers for Disease Control the and Wisconsin Department of Health Services guidance, the Walworth County Division of Public Health continues to recommend a 14-day quarantine as the safest option to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. However, public health officials are also now supporting two options […]

 
 

Seasonal sounds

Seasonal sounds

Elkhorn Area High School choirs and bands recently held annual holiday concerts at the school. Though they had a different look this year, from the students wearing masks to social distancing guidelines being observed where necessary, guests report it was great to be able to hear them show off their […]

 
 

If you light it, they will come

Vehicles make their way through a lighted tunnel at Let It Glow. The event was organized by the Elkhorn Chamber, the Walworth County Food Pantry and the United Way of Walworth County and featured numerous displays, decorated trees and more. (Dave Dresdow photo)

Let It Glow event deemed a success by organizers By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Let It Glow, a new event created for the greater community this holiday season was a success because countless people stepped up, according to organizers. The first-ever Let It Glow was held the evening of Dec. […]

 
 

Kunes donates vehicle to Seeds Of Hope

Kunes donates vehicle to Seeds Of Hope

The van will help with field trips, Meals on Wheels and more The Kunes Family Foundation recently teamed up with Seeds Of Hope, a local nonprofit organization in Elkhorn, which “plants possibilities” for adults with developmental and other disabilities. Seeds Of Hope was the recipient of a transit, 15-passenger van […]