Clean Sweep boasts successful turnout

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The 2012 Walworth County Clean Sweep program attracted a steady stream of residents looking to properly dispose of more than 17 tons of household hazardous waste products and old meds. A total of 750 participant surveys were completed during the two-day event held Oct. 5 […]


Council approves sewer rate increase

By John Koski Elkhorn Independent In a brief 20-minute meeting Monday, the Elkhorn Common Council approved a sewer rate increase of 4 percent for both residential and commercial/industrial customers effective January 2013. Earlier committee discussion had looked at a 6 percent residential increase and an 8 percent increase for commercial/industrial […]


That loveable orphan ‘Annie’

Len Hedges-Goettls' gets his head shaved by Patrick Rosko of Geneva Hairlines in preparation for his role as Daddy Warbucks in Lakeland Players up-coming production of the musical "Annie." Mia Grace Barnett (left), a fourth grader from Lake Geneva, is portraying Annie.

Lakeland Players to bring classic to stage By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The Lakeland Players are putting the finishing touches on their production of the award-winning Broadway musical “Annie,” set to debut this weekend. Director Linda Kouzes said the Lakeland Players have been trying to get the traveling show based […]


Grades that can motivate

School board seeks improved weighted grading system By Kellen Olshefski SLN Staff The Elkhorn Area School Board took time to review the possibility of moving away from a weighted grading system at its meeting Monday. The discussion opened with a presentation by Elkhorn Area High School Principal Tina Bosworth focusing […]


Christmas marches in on Saturday

Sue Schinke, of Lyle’s TV and Appliance, waves to hundreds of spectators on the streets downtown Elkhorn during the 30th annual Christmas Card Towne parade in 2011. The 2012 parade is set for Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Elkhorn’s annual parade benefits food pantry Get ready for good times and great fun when the 31st annual Christmas Card Town Parade steps off in downtown Elkhorn at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. The parade, which is sponsored by the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center, benefits […]


Visitors Bureau receives grant to continue ‘Snow Much Fun’ campaign

Visitors Bureau receives grant to continue ‘Snow Much Fun’ campaign

By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff The Walworth County Visitors Bureau received its third consecutive Joint Effort Marketing (JEM) grant, awarded by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism Nov. 13, for its “Snow Much Fun” campaign. The grant, totaling $24,404, will be used primarily to promote Walworth County January through March and […]


Walworth County OWI Court sees first graduate

Walworth County OWI Court sees first graduate

By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff Last month marked the first graduation from the recently developed Walworth County Operating While Intoxicated Court. The court is a treatment program for offenders facing their third or fourth OWI charge, which was developed in an attempt to replace some of the more traditional methods […]


Elkhorn woman charged with growing marijuana

An initial appearance was scheduled to resume Nov. 7 for an Elkhorn woman charged with growing marijuana in her Woodpine Drive home. Michelle L. Kostuck-Hass, 38, was charged Oct. 11 in Walworth County Circuit Court with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, all […]


County Fair’s Barnyard Adventure program takes the national spotlight

County Fair’s Barnyard Adventure program takes the national spotlight

“This is a very big volunteer effort, particularly during the fair,… It’s very important and is part of what’s made this program so successful.” – George Mroch, educator and master gardener   By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A local farming organization was one of 25 recognized recently across the nation, and […]


City approves new fire engine purchase

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN A new fire truck will make its way into the city’s fleet with the Common Council’s recent approval to purchase a nearly $700,000 pumper engine. The City Council at its Nov. 5 meeting unanimously approved a $690,282 bid from Roenbaur Central States Fire Apparatus to […]


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