Elkhorn native earns “Premier Advisor Designation”

Wells Fargo Advisors has for the ninth consecutive year, designated Tyson Jon Ray, managing director – Investments, as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisors Program. This distinction reflects Ray’s achievement of professional success by meeting or exceeding Wells Fargo Advisors’ high standards as measured by one or more of […]


BOGO card to help save money at area businesses

There’s a new way to save in Walworth County, with the release of the Buy One Get One (BOGO) card. The BOGO card works at many Walworth County businesses, most of which are in Elkhorn, Lake Geneva, Whitewater, Delavan and East Troy. The visitor’s bureau designed the card so community […]


Emerald ash borer confirmed in Elkhorn, Walworth County

The emerald ash borer has been confirmed in the City of Elkhorn, the Town of East Troy, and the Village of Genoa City in Walworth County, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The first confirmation of EAB in Walworth County was in […]


Police to mobilize for National Stop on Red Week

According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the American Trauma Society (ATS), two of three Americans see other drivers run red-lights almost every day. To counteract this startling statistic, DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) encourages States and communities to raise awareness of this dangerous […]


Lutherdale quilt auction Aug. 10

Lutherdale quilt auction Aug. 10

      The public is invited to the 27th annual Lutherdale Fest Quilt Auction on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The quilt auction, conducted by professional auctioneers, commences at 10 a.m. More than 275 donated quilts of all sizes, from baby to king size, wall […]


Farm to table: Elkhorn farm interconnected to community

Farm to table: Elkhorn farm interconnected to community

  By Tyler Lamb Editor Farming is an arduous life of long hours fighting bugs and economic cycles, while praying for the right weather. Yet for Tim Huth and his partner April Yuds the rewards of planting, growing and harvesting the fruits of the land is an unparalleled conduit between […]


Browsing the shelves

By Lisa Selje Contributor Join Miss Jennifer on Friday, July 26, at 10 a.m. for We Explore Puppets! Children are invited to drop in, no registration is necessary. Following We Explore, there will be a Lego Challenge at noon for children at the Festival of Summer. The Friends of the […]


History awakened: Eames family legacy tied to Independent’s robust past

History awakened: Eames family legacy tied to Independent’s robust past

By Tyler Lamb Editor Its been said a good local newspaper keeps the community talking to itself. For the better part of the 20th century, the Eames family kept the conversation flowing in Elkhorn. The Elkhorn Independent was established in 1853, and is now in its 160th year of publication. […]


Weekend ahead: Elkhorn celebrates Festival of Summer

Enjoy the sounds, smells and tastes of summer this weekend during the 44th annual Festival Summer. Hosted by the Elkhorn Rotary Club, the festival will be held at Veterans Park on the square. The Festival of Summer will run from 11 a.m. Friday, July 26 until 11 p.m. Saturday, July […]


County sticks with self-funded health plan; saves nearly $1 million

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer A vote by the Walworth County Board at its July meeting to stick with Walworth County’s self-funded employee health insurance plan is expected to save the county over $998,000. After a failed motion by Supervisor Jerry Grant to apply for state health insurance, the board […]