Elkhorn

Sokolowski mourned by fair-goers

Sokolowski mourned by fair-goers

Walworth County Fair Board President dead at 72 By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor Walworth County Fair Board of Directors and employees were saddened to learn of the passing of Edward ‘Ed’ Sokolowski, 72, the Fair Board president, on Sunday. “It is unfortunate, very, very unfortunate,” said Susan Pruessing, marketing and […]

 
 

City wage and salary plan set

Committees favor of 1.5 percent across the board pay increase By Kellen Olshefski Editor City of Elkhorn representatives agreed to a 1.5 percent across-the-board pay increase for city employees, with an additional 1 percent performance-based adjustment, during a joint meeting Monday between the city’s finance and human resources committees. With […]

 
 

Schiefelbein remembered fondly

Schiefelbein remembered fondly

Community mourns the loss of caring and dedicated man By Kellen Olshefski and Anne Trautner Independent Staff Vehicles of mourners lined Elkhorn’s South Broad Street outside of St. John’s Lutheran Church Monday as services in remembrance of Tim Schiefelbein unfolded. Schiefelbein, a dedicated representative on the Walworth County Board of […]

 
 

Hiring consultant in next step in pool project

Requests for proposals to be returned by end of December By Kellen Olshefski Editor City of Elkhorn officials sent out request for proposals to potential consultants Nov. 20, moving the planning process for a new swimming facility along. According to City Administrator Sam Tapson, the RFPs were distributed and have […]

 
 

Elkhorn mulls water system fix

Rates could go 20-30 percent higher to replace Centralia plant By Kellen Olshefski Editor With the city’s Centralia Street Water Treatment Facility on the verge of obsolescence, Elkhorn officials recently learned the details of what it will take to replace the plant and how much it will likely cost local […]

 
 

Christmas will march right in

A group of children march down the center of Elkhorn’s North Wisconsin Street displaying artist Jan Castle Reed’s Christmas Cards during the 2012 Christmas Card Town Parade. Reed was commissioned for 14 years to paint the Christmas cards, reviving the tradition of artist Cecile Johnson, whose six watercolor paintings for Ford Motor Company in 1958 earned the city it’s ‘Christmas Card Town’ title.

Annual Chamber of Commerce parade set for Dec. 7 By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor The 32nd annual Elkhorn Christmas Card Town Parade will be held in downtown Elkhorn on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1:30 p.m. “This year we have a lot of crowd pleasers,” said Chris Clapper, executive director of […]

 
 

Christmas trees will highlight history

Heritage House ‘Tree Walk’ opens Dec. 6 By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor One Christmas tree is decorated with colorful hair curlers while another displays various auto parts and another boasts a Native American theme. But the tree that displays patriotic flags and memorabilia seems most at home in the Heritage […]

 
 

Bowled over

Bowled over

Facility ends final frame with a split By Kellen Olshefski Editor Last week officially marked the end of an era in Elkhorn as demolition crews razed the Two Seasons Bowling facility on North Wisconsin Street. Owner Bruce Kudick closed the bowling alley as recreational facility at the end of summer […]

 
 

‘A Dickens of a Christmas’

‘A Dickens of a Christmas’

Lakeland Players get into holiday spirit in weekend show Children get into the act as the Lakeland Players present  “A Dickens of a Christmas” as a prelude to the holiday season. The fresh take on the Charles Dickens classic novel “A Christmas Carol” is scheduled to run Nov 30-Dec. 1 […]

 
 

City Council approves 2014 budget

Centralia Water Treatment Plant is major project By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The Elkhorn City Council voted in favor of adopting the proposed 2014 budget at its Nov. 18 meeting. The budget sets the tax levy at $4.04 million, less than a .3 percent increase from last year. It has […]