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Walworth fair canceled as COVID threat rises

Walworth fair canceled as COVID threat rises

Organizers plan to have animal meat, junior livestock sale By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer Officials with the Walworth County Fair, which was one of few holdouts in the state still planning to host a fair this summer, announced last week the event has been canceled as the threat of COVID-19 […]

 
 

Masks supported but not mandated

Dept. of Health and Human Services reiterates recommendation By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent **NOTE: This story includes a discussion from last week’s county HHS meeting. This week Gov. Tony Evers issued an order requiring masks throughout the state. However, we feel it’s important nonetheless to share what was discussed at last […]

 
 

Keeping it real

Lina Edwardson (center) said the support she’s had from her husband, Chris, and son, Tyler, among others, has been key in helping her on her journey with cancer. She’s the honorary survivor for the Racine Relay For Life event, which will join other Wisconsin Relays virtually on Aug. 1. (Courtesy Shanna Lynn Photography)

Police officer to serve as honorary cancer survivor By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Lina Edwardson said she never thought she’d hear the words: You have cancer. But she did hear those words, less than a year after a clear scan as part of an annual exam. “To hear those actual […]

 
 

Isolation, abuse grow amid coronavirus

Isolation, abuse grow amid coronavirus

Investigator says mandated separation has drawbacks for elderly By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer When one hears the word abuse, it typically conjures thoughts of someone being beaten physically. That notion can be even tougher to imagine when it involves those who are particularly vulnerable, in this case the elderly. Though […]

 
 

Elkhorn Legion to host Sock Hop fundraiser

Elkhorn Legion to host Sock Hop fundraiser

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent Elkhorn American Legion Post 45 is in the final stages of preparation to host a 1950s-style sock hop dance fundraiser next week. The dance will be 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 and take place at Elkhorn Area Middle School. The Flatheads, a local […]

 
 

Walworth fair canceled as COVID threat rises

Walworth fair canceled as COVID threat rises

Officials plan to host youth competitions, animal sale Walworth County, one of few holdouts in the state still planning to host a fair this summer, announced on Thursday it will bow out as the threat of COVID-19 grows. The Walworth County Agricultural Society board voted Wednesday to cancel the 171st […]

 
 

Elkhorn approves fire department referendum question

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 5-0 in favor of approving a $1.66 million referendum question recently that will appear on the Nov. 3 election ballot to ensure full-time staffing levels for Elkhorn’s fire and EMS services. Staffing levels at the volunteer-based department have long […]

 
 

Service with a smile

Service with a smile

Members of the Elkhorn Police Department – and some of their family and friends that have proven to be dedicated helpers – grill and serve up a variety of food to hungry fans that stopped by for lunch at the Brat Hut outside Frank’s Piggly Wiggly. From the left: Helping […]

 
 

Man says he saw Beast of Bray Road in Lyons

Area resident claims he saw the creature twice in one month By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent With coronavirus affecting thousands, people afraid to leave the house and racial tensions running high in the United States, stories about werewolves can provide quite the necessary distraction. But werewolves? Seriously? Around here, the Beast […]

 
 

Tree Identification hike rescheduled

Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Kettle Moraine Land Trust has rescheduled its Tree Identification hike to the rain date of Wednesday, July 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. They can accommodate additional participants however advance registration is required by sending an email to sue@kmlandtrust.org. The group will […]