Elkhorn

Elkhorn student to compete down under

Qualified for a tourney in Australia, local athlete seeks sponsorship Mackenzie Constable, a sophomore at Elkhorn Area High School and an avid track athlete recently qualified to compete in the 2019 Down Under Sports Tournament on the Gold Coast of Australia. “I qualified in our regional and state competition for […]

 
 

Spreading kindness, one act at a time

Spreading kindness, one act at a time

EAHS accepts Rachel’s Challenge, hopes to reach beyond school walls By Heather Ruenz SLN staff To ensure students are treated with respect and not subjected to bullying, the Elkhorn Area School District implemented a program a few years ago. The OLWEUS Bullying Prevention Program is a comprehensive approach that includes […]

 
 

Wet winter wonderland

Wet winter wonderland

      At the annual Elkhorn Christmas Card Town Parade Dec. 1, these volunteers attempt to keep themselves and their furry friends warm and dry on the Lakeland Animal Shelter float. See more photos in the Dec. 6 Elkhorn Independent and Holiday Greetings section later this month. (Heather Ruenz photo)

 
 

Carnival worker in court for hammer attack

A motion hearing was scheduled for Dec. 6 for a Mississippi man charged with raping and attacking a woman with a hammer while in Elkhorn working for the carnival company at the Walworth County Fair. Terrence D. Leflore, 24, of Jackson, Miss., pleaded not guilty Sept. 21 in Walworth County […]

 
 

Ready for the next chapter

Ready for the next chapter

Elkhorn Police Detective Tom Bushey retires By Heather Ruenz SLN staff After 40 years on the job in what he considers a successful career with more than 5,000 arrests, Detective Tom Bushey took off his badge for the final time on Friday. “Most officers want to help people at the […]

 
 

Man under influence crashed into guardrail

An initial appearance was scheduled for Nov. 28 for an Elkhorn man charged with hitting a truck and a guardrail while under the influence of drugs in the Town of Geneva. Michael D. Schmuck, 36, was charged Nov. 5 in Walworth County Circuit Court with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, misdemeanor […]

 
 

‘Grateful Gathering’

‘Grateful Gathering’

      At Lakeland Animal Shelter’s Grateful Gathering Nov. 10, guests were treated to hors d’oevres and drinks, and the opportunity to win raffles prizes and bid on silent auction items. Emma and Nica Papenfus serve refreshments with a smile. The shelter is at 3615 State Highway 67, Elkhorn. For more […]

 
 

‘A second chance on life’

‘A second chance on life’

Elkhorn man receives new kidney, fresh outlook By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent Lenny Zwieg’s 25-year high school reunion last year was one of many avenues he used to advocate for a kidney donor, which he desperately needed. With his kidney functioning decreasing, putting him at end-stage renal disease, Zwieg worked tirelessly […]

 
 

Holton Band moves concert

Holton Band moves concert

EAHS venue will allow more people to attend By Heather Ruenz SLN staff The Holton-Elkhorn Band has held its annual Christmas concert in the Walworth County Performing Arts Center, the former Sprague Theatre. But this year, in an effort to ensure everyone that wants to attend can, they’ve decided to […]

 
 

Lakeland to host Love Lite ceremony

Aurora Lakeland Medical Center volunteers will host the 31st annual Love Lite program in early December but the deadline to purchase lights is next week. The program will be held at 4 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 in the main entrance lobby of the hospital at W3985 Highway NN, Elkhorn. […]