Elkhorn

County panel nixes funding for new hire

By Tyler Lamb Editor The Walworth County Finance Committee denied a request Sept. 19 by County Administrator David Bretl to assist with funding for an additional prosecutor. Last month, in his presentation of the county’s budget, Bretl included funding for an assistant district attorney for an 18-month period. Nevertheless, four […]

 
 

Flier about school threats was inaccurate

Flier about school threats was inaccurate

Former Walworth man made suicidal comments in jail two months ago By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer Information that “went viral” last week about a Walworth County man threatening to kill school children and himself is two months old and inaccurate, according to officials. Walworth County Sheriff’s Capt. Scot McClory said […]

 
 

School district to promote resiliency in Sept. 30 program

We will overcome By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer Looking towards promoting the ability to bounce back and thrive, the Elkhorn Area School District is preparing for a Sept. 30 program about resiliency. Resilience, the ability allowing a person, group or community to become strong, healthy or successful again after something […]

 
 

Students to tour manufacturing facilities

Students from Elkhorn Area, Delavan-Darien and Badger high school will have a chance to tour three to four manufacturing facilities in their area during Manufacturing Day on Oct. 4. The Walworth County Economic Development Alliance and the Walworth County Job Center are teaming up with schools and companies to host […]

 
 

Two car crash closes intersection

Two car crash closes intersection

A crash involving two cars closed the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Middlelake Drive. The crash occurred around 12:30 p.m. Walworth County Sheriff’s officials said everyone involved was taken to the hospital but the extent of all the injuries is not yet known. Officials are still looking into the cause of […]

 
 

Elkhorn Fund accepting grant applications

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The Elkhorn Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc., is accepting grant applications from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that provide direct service to the Elkhorn community, from schools in the Elkhorn School District to support classroom programs or projects, and from local […]

 
 

Want coffee brewed your way? Try the Well Bean Café

Want coffee brewed your way? Try the Well Bean Café

Chamber business profile By Tyler Lamb Editor Tucked away on the far north end of Elkhorn, directly across from Evergreen Golf Club, is a treasure. Drive up route 12/67 to 10 W. Evergreen Parkway No. 3B. Park your vehicle in the spacious parking lot, and step through the glass doors […]

 
 

Sheriff’s Department reopens 1982 Nelson homicide case

Sheriff’s Department reopens 1982 Nelson homicide case

  The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and the Walworth County Crime Stoppers are working together in hopes of receiving new information regarding a 1982 cold case homicide. With the recent addition of the Tip Soft Program, which allows a person to anonymously text or email a tip, the Walworth County […]

 
 

Historic rest area proposed on nature trail

Pete Tiffany (left), of Clinton, and Gerry Pelishek, of Darien, stand in front of a covered bridge Tiffany built at the access point of the Pelishek-Tiffany Nature Trail at Farmers Park in Clinton. Tiffany and Pelishek plan to build a similar structure along the trail west of North Road near Allens Grove.

Wayside would feature information about former railroad line By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer Creators of the Pelishek-Tiffany Nature Trail want to build a historical wayside that juxtaposes the tranquility of a small stream and foliage with the bustle of Interstate 43. The six-mile, 100-foot wide trail runs along I-43 from […]

 
 

Elkhorn manufacturer working to bridge skills gap

 By Tyler Lamb Editor For decades the country’s vibrant manufacturing sector provided                  poorly educated workers a bridge to the middle class. Yet, since the end of the Great Recession manufacturers now require highly skilled workers who know their way around hi-tech machinery. Locally, a manufacturing initiative between area educators and […]