Elkhorn

Bringing youth mental health to the forefront

Documentary will be held in Elkhorn Nov. 20 By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Earlier this year, Milwaukee PBS and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel produced a video entitled “You’re Not Alone,” which has won wide acclaim as a force for youth mental health and suicide prevention. Next week, the documentary will […]

 
 

Trick-or-Trivia raises $5K for library friends

Trick-or-Trivia raises $5K for library friends

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer After all the tabs were paid, the Friends of Matheson Memorial Library raised $5,000 from Trick-or-Trivia night fundraiser to fund next year’s Adult and Children’s programming at the Elkhorn library. Additional funds will be used to upgrade the facility. The 7th Trick-or-Trivia event drew the […]

 
 

Families of veterans reminded of benefits

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Judy Arline wants spouses of veterans to know that they are entitled to valuable benefits if their spouse passes away. Her husband died in 2010 and she said she was not aware of the benefits she was entitled to as a widow of a veteran. […]

 
 

Council approves funds for Rotary Park

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 6-0 in favor of approving minimum standards for the City’s towing and recovery call-out lists at last week’s meeting. Under the new standards, when City of Elkhorn Police Department officers call for towing services on a motorist’s behalf – […]

 
 

United Way hires new executive director

United Way hires new executive director

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Tammy Dunn has been named executive director of the Walworth Count branch of the United Way, effective Oct. 14. Dunn replaces Dan Nordsieck, who left to pursue a business venture. Dunn worked for 10 years at her family business, Dunn Lumber in Lake Geneva as […]

 
 

What a team!

What a team!

      The biggest team Elkhorn has seen in some time formed on short notice last Friday when students, school and district staff and members of the community joined forces to clear the soccer field at Elkhorn Area High School. The field had to be cleared in preparation for WIAA playoff […]

 
 

New Beginnings APFV files lawsuit

It’s in response to Elkhorn Council’s denial of permit By Cathy Kozlowicz and Kellen Olshefski Correspondents New Beginnings Association for the Prevention of Family Violence has filed a civil lawsuit in Walworth County Circuit Court against City of Elkhorn officials. New Beginnings is attempting to open Walworth County’s first domestic […]

 
 

Four allegedly robbed area apartments

A status conference is scheduled for Nov. 26 for a Lake Geneva woman charged with burglarizing her dad’s apartment and another residence along with three of her friends. Mercedes P. Sharkus, 21, was charged Oct. 1 in Walworth County Circuit Court with armed robbery, burglary of a building or dwelling […]

 
 

Walking to reduce mental health stigma

Walking to reduce mental health stigma

By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent When Bill Rullman’s son, Michael, died at the age of 47, many people, understandably asked Bill what happened? Rullman, from the Town of Linn, has no qualms in answering that question. “He took his life,” he said. Michael died June 13, 2019. “There is no shame. […]

 
 

City looking at disabled parking spots

Fire Department referendum remains a critical issue By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn is planning on looking into disabled parking in the downtown area in light of concerns raised recently by a local resident. City Administrator James Heilman said last week he’s been talking to a resident who […]