Elkhorn

Moving and shaking

From the left: the Movers and Shakers team, which is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Soci-ety, includes Kaeleigh Runnels, Kloie Potts, Emma Jacobson (team leader), Abby Cook, Paige Jacobs, Madalyn Reichert and Judy Jacobson. Not pictured are team members Rebecca Terpstra and Hannah Heggernes. (Heather Ruenz photo)

Teen hopes to raise $50,000 for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer If a big smile and positive attitude were the determining factors, Emma Jacobson would be a shoe-in as Student of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Jacobson, 17, a junior at Elkhorn Area […]

 
 

Elkhorn FD to partner with Gateway

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Public Safety Committee voted in favor of a clinical agreement between the Elkhorn Area Fire Department and Gateway Technical College at its Feb. 8 meeting. According to a memo prepared by Elkhorn Area Fire Department Assistant Chief Dave Fladten, the program would […]

 
 

Elkhorn parking talks to begin ‘in-house’

City staff will reach out to downtown businesses By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Public Safety Committee last week voted in favor of directing staff to begin reaching out to businesses in an effort to further investigate downtown parking concerns. This move will take place before the city […]

 
 

COVID-19 key indicators improve in county

Public Health Department adopts Phase 2 guidelines By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer The Walworth County Public Health Department recently reported sustained improvement in COVID-19 key indicators and said it’s shifting from Phase 1 to Phase 2 in its Phased Guidance. “We definitely have seen some improvement over the last month […]

 
 

Task order for Elkhorn’s Court Street project approved

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council recently voted unanimously in favor of a task order that will pay for the engineering services to finish the second half of West Court Street in 2021. The task order calls for an additional $49,856 to cover engineering services throughout […]

 
 

Talents on display

Talents on display

The annual Mr. Elk contest is a fundraiser for the Elkhorn Area High School forensics program. Contestants in this year’s event were, from the left: (front row) Dwayne Arnold, 9th grade; Jusiah Nelson, 9th grade; Mitch Falcon, 11th grade; (back) Randy Jacobs, 10th grade; Mr. Elk 2021 – Matt Franz, […]

 
 

Smile, you’re on EAHS

Above: The Elkhorn Area High School Broadcasting Club has grown in membership and the amount of events it livestreams as a result of COVID-19 and crowd restrictions. Members include, from the left: (front row) Ethan Taylor, Abby Madl, Reid Ruth, Alexander Ruiz, Gina Rand, (back) Evan Christman, David Redford and Matthew Harvey. Below: the rest of the crew, EAHS Broadcasting Club members Lexi Rode, Gracy Ivey and Taryn Shawback are also helping livestream a variety of high school events. (Submitted photos)

School’s Broadcasting Club steps up its livestreams of events By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer At a time when staying connected can be quite a challenge, the Elkhorn Area High School Broadcasting Club is not only succeeding but growing by leaps and bounds. Gina Rand, a computer specialist for the Elkhorn […]

 
 

Elkhorn council approves order for roads

The $2.6 million project would retain rural design and more By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent After hearing about a feasibility study conducted on the Green Acres and Oakwood subdivision roadways, the City of Elkhorn Common Council voted unanimously in favor of a task order that will allow Kapur to begin the […]

 
 

Find support via the Take Care Challenge

Find support via the Take Care Challenge

Effort is a partnership among Walworth County chambers By Kate Abbe Contributor Walworth County has six acting chambers, a visitors’ bureau and an economic alliance organization that help provide support and resources to over 1,000 businesses. This number continues to grow as business owners find value in partnering with organizations […]

 
 

Elkhorn City Hall $900K under budget

Surplus funds to be used to offset debt on the project By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent In discussing a change order last week for the City Hall project in Elkhorn that will add wainscoting throughout the entire building rather than just public areas, City Administrator Jim Heilman noted the project is […]