Tour of local homes promises inspiration and holiday spirit

Sue Zimmerman relaxes in her cozy cottage at 209 N. Washington St., which is one of the five featured home’s in this year’s house walk. (photo by Chelsey Hinsenkamp)

  By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff Walking into Sue Zimmerman’s quaint bungalow-style home, visitors are greeted with country style and warmth in a cozy setting. Arched doorways and well thought out décor adds to the charm of the classic, welcoming home. Zimmerman’s comfortable cottage at 290 N. Washington St., is […]


Elkhorn School Board OKs changes to sex ed program

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN staff After Gov. Scott Walker signed his bill into law last spring that requires schools teach sex education by stressing abstinence as the only reliable way to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, officials from Elkhorn Area School District got to work to update its […]


Elkhorn Fund gives local non-profits a boost

Elkhorn Fund gives local non-profits a boost

  By Maureen Vander Sanden Editor Five local organizations were awarded grants last week from the Elkhorn Fund totaling $10,000 to help continue their missions of bettering the community. Dozens of civic-minded community leaders gathered Nov. 2 at the Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce as organizations including Blessings in a Backpack, […]


New labyrinth at St. John’s Episcopal Church helps shape meditation and prayer

Burlington resident Bentley Kingan was chosen as the artist for the design of the church’s new labyrinth. Kingan consulted well-known labyrinth designer Robert Ferre to ensure that every detail was authentic. The pathway and other details were created using stencils and a spray-on splatter texture. (photo by John Koski)

“It is a way of inviting people of many faith traditions to pray, meditate or maybe just relax in whatever way satisfies their heart. Our Labyrinth is a gift from us to the whole community.” – Rev. Steve Capitelli By John Koski Correspondent A corn maze or child’s puzzle it […]


Students take on Shakespeare, ‘and thereby hangs a tale’

Students take on Shakespeare, ‘and thereby hangs a tale’

  By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff This weekend marks the return of a world-famous playwright’s work to the stage of the Elkhorn Area High School when students will present “The Taming of the Shrew.” The school hasn’t tackled a play by William Shakespeare since the late ‘90s, according to Director […]


2012 Christmas card executed through the eyes of an architect

Area artist Tim Carson unveiled the 2012 Christmas Card Towne painting entitled “Red Ribbons and Scarves,” commissioned by the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce.

  By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff One of the city’s most pronounced buildings will make its way into hundreds of homes this holiday season in the form of a greeting as the subject of the 2012 Elkhorn Christmas Card. Elkhorn Area School District’s oldest facility, the 1887 Building, where […]


Rubble rising: Clean fill at Sunset Park surfacing

Rubble rising: Clean fill at Sunset Park surfacing

By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff Sunset Park, or at least most of it, is built on a clean fill – a dump site for things like rubble from construction sites – which, according to City Administrator Sam Tapson, is actually not that unusual. However, safety hazards can arise when the […]


Elkhorn School Board begins search for superintendent

      “You don’t do this alone, like the CEO of a company,” he said. “We are in this together.”  – Dr. Louis Birchbauer, search services consultant for WASB, on the selecting a new superintendent   By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff The search is on for a new superintendent […]


Local firefighter lights up home for fundraiser

Local firefighter lights up home for fundraiser

  By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff A local family man and volunteer firefighter has taken on a time-consuming, pet project for the community’s enjoyment and to benefit the Elkhorn Fire Department. Rich Schroeder, who works a day-job as an insurance underwriter, has put his extra time and money into turning […]


Nebraska man pleads guilty of sexual assault

A 21-year-old man who drove from Nebraska for a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old Lake Geneva girl is facing up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 17. Jacob T. Cambridge of Lincoln, Neb. pleaded guilty Oct. 12 in Walworth County Circuit Court to a felony […]