Elkhorn

One-room schoolteacher’s lesson plan was lifelong

One-room schoolteacher’s lesson plan was lifelong

By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff Most educators teach because they believe in it. But there are those rare few who believe so strongly in enriching others, that they dedicate their entire lives to education. The community recently said goodbye to longtime educator Marilyn Coogan, 77, who taught locally for more […]

 
 

Elkhorn district administrator announces retirement

Elkhorn district administrator announces retirement

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff  After four decades in public education, District Administrator Greg Wescott announced Monday; this coming school year would be his last heading up operations at Elkhorn Area schools. Wescott, 60, gave his official notification of retirement at the Aug. 13 School Board meeting, noting that […]

 
 

Local horse ranch reins in real-life cowboys

Local horse ranch reins in real-life cowboys

By Bob Peryea Correspondent “Bringing the West to the Midwest.” That’s how professional cowboys Steve Lundean and Aaron Englund describe their equine clinics. The pair teach horses and their owners to “work” cattle, the same way they would on a ranch or during a cattle drive. “We hold cattle work […]

 
 

Restored landmark, park revives country club’s history

Longtime Lauderdale Lakes resident Lawrence Myers sits beneath the freshly restored water tower, named for his grandfather who is credited with designing the Lauderdale Lakes County Club’s course. Myers funded the costly project as well as the scenic Myers Park which has also enhanced the lake district-owned course.

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff While Lauderdale Lakes Country Club touts spectacular views of Don Jean Bay’s sparkling waters, a recent upgrade to the nine-hole course has given golfers even more reason to enjoy hitting the links locally. In an effort to improve the 45-acre course, while giving homage […]

 
 

Buffett Bash continues to raise money for child victims

Two Seasons Bowl in Elkhorn is sponsoring its fourth annual four-day fundraiser to benefit the not-for-profit Walworth County Alliance for Children starting on Thursday, Aug. 23 with a golf outing at Evergreen Golf Club, N6246 Highway 12, Elkhorn. The Buffett Bash event has raised over $15,000 in the past three […]

 
 

Lakeland Players to stage ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

Lakeland Players will present the last two performances of “Willie Wonka Jr.” this weekend which stars Melody Steffens as Grandma Georgina (front, from left), Hans Murtell as Charlie (Madeline Church as Veruca Salt (back), Kaitlyn Guzman as Willy Won-ka, Talor Westendorf as the Candy Man, Sage Scherzer as Candy Man Kid.

This weekend, audiences will be taken to a magical place where Oompa-Loompas sing and dance, and rooms are made of tasty chocolate, as the Lakeland Players bring to the stage Ronald Dahl’s “Willie Wonka Jr.” “Willie Wonka Jr.” is a stage adaption of the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” […]

 
 

Too little, too late?

Too little, too late?

Recent rainfalls not enough to save crops, officials speculate   By Christopher Bennett Correspondent It’s not the consistent, days-long drenching rain desired by farmers and producers, but help is now available for those in the local agriculture industry being crippled by this summer’s drought. On the federal level the help […]

 
 

Acres of ancestry

Acres of ancestry

Book shares history on local farm and those who cultivated the land By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Nearly a century-and-a-half ago, it all began with just a few acres. But since its founding in 1868, the Quinney farm has encompassed 160 acres on the outskirts of Elkhorn and has been a […]

 
 

Pitch to offer van services for court appearances met with lukewarm response

By Jean Matheson Correspondent Some Walworth County officials are concerned with what they say are the growing number of people with suspended or revoked drivers’ licenses who persist on driving anyway. At a meeting of the county’s Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee on July 20, two officials proposed establishing van service […]