Finalists named for school district administrator

By John Koski SLN Staff The Elkhorn Area School District has narrowed its field of candidates to two to replace retiring district administer Greg Westcott. Susan Liebsle, school board president, wrote in an email, “We have chosen David Milz, district administrator for the Salem School District, and Jason Tadlock, district […]


‘It’s all about touching people’s lives’

‘It’s all about touching people’s lives’

Jail chaplain uses his life experiences and religious faith to help others By John Koski SLN Staff It’s an address few want to claim – 1770 County Road NN, Elkhorn – but for those who reside there, the choice wasn’t theirs, the courts made the decision for them. It is […]


City council listens to Sunset pool options

Possibilities range from demolition to a $7 million aquatic center By John Koski SLN Staff At its meeting Monday night, the Elkhorn City Council listened to a summary of a report on Sunset pool prepared by Stantec Consulting of St. Paul, Minn. Presenting the report was Jim Maland, head of […]


The sweetest gift ever

The sweetest gift ever

Beehives help two boys become successful entrepreneurs at an early age By John Koski SLN Staff When it came to Christmas gifts last year, Charles Ketchpaw, 8, of Elkhorn, and Christian Anderson, 9, of Walworth, weren’t interested in the latest, hottest video game console or a bright, shiny new bicycle. […]


Drug-related deaths in Wisconsin continue to rise

Study by UW-Whitewater professor says problem will not go away easily More and more people in Wisconsin are dying from poisoning by legal and illegal drug use. In a new report, David L. Nordstrom, an epidemiologist and associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, reveals striking data about drug poisonings […]


Family Kitchen restaurant opens

Tony Dzabiroski stands in front of his Family Kitchen restaurant in downtown Elkhorn. The eatery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specialty items include bananas foster and cheery jubilee waffles. (Photo by Edwin Scherzer)

From breakfast to do dinner and everything in between By Edwin Scherzer Correspondent There’s a new dining establishment in the ever-changing landscape of the downtown Elkhorn restaurant scene. Family Kitchen restaurant has been open for business just about the time most of us were putting away the leftover turkey. Judging […]


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 […]


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