Taking steps to protect seniors

Tri-county triad to address the many facets of elder abuse By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent Elder abuse is not only neglect or verbal/physical abuse. It’s a trend toward seniors being taken advantage of simply because they’re vulnerable, according to Carol Dreger. Dreger lives at Westshire Farms, a senior community in Delavan, […]


County sees more children in welfare system

By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent Partly due to the rise in opiates and other drug use, there is a marked increased of children in the welfare system, Director of Health and Human Services Elizabeth Aldred said at the Department of Health and Human Services meeting Jan. 16. “The child welfare funding […]


Service with a smile

Service with a smile

At the Elkhorn Lions Club’s Roast Beef & Chicken Dinner Jan. 27 at Sperino’s Monte Carlo Room, club members Marlene Schoenbeck, Cindy Klewin, Joyce Hammel and Jean Krieg along with baby – and possible future member – Camilla Vigueras) greet guests. (Dave Dresdow photo)


Dementia Friendly meeting slated

The Dementia Friendly Community Initiative of Walworth County will be holding it’s bi-monthly meeting at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, at the A.D.R.C. offices at the Walworth County Health & Human Services (east entrance), W4051 County Road NN, Elkhorn. The meeting will include planning and discussion of upcoming events and […]


Arsenic notification due to mislabeled sample

Public was ‘never in danger’ representative says By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent Local residents might have been alarmed when they received a letter enclosed with their utility bill this month notifying them of the presence of arsenic in Elkhorn’s drinking water. However, officials explained the letter at Monday’s Council meeting in […]


Elkhorn considering EMS signal controls at I-43

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent City of Elkhorn Common Council members voted in favor of adding emergency vehicle pre-emption devices at the two traffic signals at the Interstate 43 north and southbound intersections on Highway 67 at a Committee of the Whole meeting last Monday night. The Jan. 28 vote is […]


He knew how to take care of people

Community mourns the loss of Lyle’s TV & Appliance founder By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent When Lyle Schinke opened Lyle’s TV & Appliance in Elkhorn in the 1950s, it was to not just a place to sell things, but a place for people to connect and communicate with each other. That’s […]


Showing their true colors

Showing their true colors

     At the Rotary Club of Elkhorn’s Eat, Drink & Shenanigans event last Friday at Sperinos’ Monte Carlo Room, the theme was Swinging 60s and guests were asked to party and dress like it’s 1969. Among those that obliged were Becky Dreyer, and Javan and Jenny Wehmeier. The event […]


Shooting death by deputy ruled justified

Shooting death by deputy ruled justified

Walworth County District Attorney Zeke Wiedenfeld on Friday ruled that a Walworth County Sheriff’s deputy was justified in shooting to death an Elkhorn man following a car chase in October. According to a news release issued by Sheriff Kurt Picknell, Wiedenfeld first delivered the news to the family of Sean […]


Propelling students toward their path

Alternative High School a last chance for some, the beginning for others By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent Before Kelly Gleason enrolled at Walworth County Education Alternative High School, she was failing nearly all of her sophomore classes and did not fit in with the traditional high school setting. Now, she has […]