Elkhorn

Gateway event to address homelessness

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Homelessness is an issue faced by a significant number of local residents and Gateway Technical College has an event planned this month to raise awareness of the problem. Statewide, homelessness in 2018 was down six percent from 2017. In 2017, there were 3,348 homeless. That number […]

 
 

Elkhorn Council kicks off new year with key discussion

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council began discussion on several key items that City Administrator Sam Tapson feels need to be a “primary focus” in the first six months of 2019, including a new City Hall location and Fire and EMS staffing, in a Committee of […]

 
 

Habitat for Humanity accepting applications

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer The local Habitat for Humanity chapter is gearing up for its 13th build and is accepting applications through the end of January. Mary Jane Pyszka, who serves as treasurer on the board of directors for Walworth County Habitat for Humanity, said the home will be […]

 
 

Elkhorn Council approves permit for new liquor store

It will be in former Circle of Friends location By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 5-0 last Monday night in favor of approving a conditional use permit for a new liquor store in downtown Elkhorn. Alderman Tim Shiroda, who currently has a business interest in […]

 
 

Area students on a collision course

Area students on a collision course

PLTW program allows kids to apply knowledge learned By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent West Side Elementary School students Rylie Paterson, Tristian Chapman and River Speciale recently used real eggs in the cars they assembled to answer a series of questions: How do seatbelts and airbags absorb energy, where does the energy […]

 
 

Tuned up for the holiday

Tuned up for the holiday

      Various bands at Elkhorn Area High School took the stage in the annual Holiday Concert Dec. 20 in the James A. Wehner Auditorium. The students, under the direction of Sarah Wuttke, entertained guests with numerous Christmas and holiday selections, including familiar favorites as well as some new pieces. (Dave […]

 
 

City hires new recreation director

Council approves easement, renews contract with ICI By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn has hired Karl Sorvick as its new director of parks and recreation. The position has been vacant since former Parks and Recreation Director Wendy Meyer left in September after nearly six years. Sorvick’s hiring was […]

 
 

Season of giving

Season of giving

      At the annual Christmas Day Dinner Dec. 25 at the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce, Kelly Hayden, Dan Wedige and Colleen Huberty serve food. The event relies on donations from local businesses, organizations and individuals and this year welcomed more than 100 guests. (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

Cyber security class teaches students life lessons

By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent Elkhorn Area High School teacher Jerry Iserloth predicts the need for employees with cyber security knowledge is going to explode. With businesses such as Foxconn coming to Wisconsin, he said, someone will need to protect them. “I want to see more of an awareness (of cyber […]

 
 

It’s the holiday season

It’s the holiday season

      One of Elkhorn Area High School’s choirs performs during the annual holiday concert Dec. 17 in the James Wehner Auditorium at the high school. A variety of the school’s choirs performed that night, covering a wide assortment of holiday-related pieces. (Dave Dresdow photo)