Genealogical Society requesting essays on ‘favorite ancestors’

The Walworth County Genealogical Society is sponsoring an essay contest in conjunction with its Family History Fair to be held October 12 at Faith Christian School, W5525 Wisconsin Highway 67, Williams Bay. The contest is open to all children in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades living in Walworth County. The […]


County Fair aims to ‘Dream Big’ in 2013

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer In its 164th season, the Walworth County Fair is set to participate in the new worldwide initiative “Dream Big.” An international food drive done through worldwide fairs and expositions, Education Director for the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) Marla Calico said current chair, […]


Elkhorn Area School District welcomes new administrator

Elkhorn Area School District welcomes new administrator

Tadlock to champion STEM fields By Tom Ganser Correspondent The start of a new school year is an exciting time for a community like Elkhorn as the patterns and rhythms of the classroom replace overnight those of the summer. Having a little trouble sleeping the night before the first day […]


Finance Committee OKs land sale

By Bob Peryea Correspondent The Finance and Judicial Committee voted last week to recommend that the City sell .4 of an acre to Holton Manor in order to accommodate an expansion of the facility. The selling price will be approximately $15,000 per acre, which will make the entire transaction approximately […]


County fair adds new features

County fair adds new features

By Edwin Scherzer Correspondent With the last days of summer winding down, you can rest assured events and activities at the Walworth County Fairgrounds will be gearing up. The fair literally brings something for everyone, from 4-H members showing livestock to the Beach Boys serenading audience members at the grandstands. […]


Crime Stoppers unveil anonymous tip service

Public can submit anonymous crime tips and sign-up for free TipSoft alerts   The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and the Walworth County Crime Stoppers program have announced the availability of TipSoft, a service for citizens to anonymously submit crime-related tips through the Web, a text message or from any Android […]


Golf outing to raise funds for SMILES

Special Methods in Learning Equine Skills will have a golf outing Sept. 11 at Evergreen Golf Club in Elkhorn to raise funds for the Darien therapeutic riding center. The event feature 18 rounds of golf on the championship course. It will include lunch and special events to test every level […]


Bretl column

Pondering the evolution of office technology By David Bretl  Walworth County Board of Supervisors        The typewriter repairman always gets nervous when he stops by my office. The occasion of his annual visit is to perform preventive maintenance on the single electric typewriter that serves our seven-person office […]


School Board OKs $2.5 million in short-term borrowing

By Tyler Lamb Editor A resolution authorizing short-term borrowing of up to $2.5 million was adopted Monday night by the Elkhorn School Board. Board members, with the exception of President Susan Leibsle and Vice President Dave Ketchpaw, voted in favor of the resolution. Leibsle and Ketchpaw were absent from the […]


Essential Yoga offering holistic wellness for the Elkhorn community

Essential Yoga offering holistic wellness for the Elkhorn community

Chamber business spotlight By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer For Susan Lancaster, owner of Essential Yoga in Elkhorn, her yoga experience began at a young age, though she said she didn’t truly know it at the time. Lancaster said she began practicing Yoga when she was 16, though she didn’t know […]