Elkhorn

Tree House provides hope for abused children and vulnerable adults  

June 19 golf outing to raise funds to benefit Tree House  By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor       When the boy reported that he had been abused, he was brought to the Tree House.       He was interviewed by Paula Hocking, manager of the Walworth County Child Advocacy Center, as a team […]

 
 

Committee gives go ahead for beautification project

By Kellen Olshefski Editor       The City of Elkhorn Municipal Services and Utilities Committee approved a project Monday night to spruce up Elkhorn’s downtown area.       Alderman Tom Myrin first brought the project – which aims to install cement planters around the city’s downtown area – before the committee at […]

 
 

Planting seeds  

Planting seeds   

Local church offers community youth garden By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor       Nicci Lund has always loved to garden.       So, after Sunday School one day several months ago, she suggested the youth start a community garden at First United Methodist Church, 111 N. Broad St., in Elkhorn.       “Several […]

 
 

Lafayette Plan Commission says no to boys home  

  By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor Lafayette’s Plan Commission voted 5-1 June 4 against the town becoming a site for an Agape House for boys. The commission’s decision is a recommendation only, and the issue went before the town board on Wednesday. Results were not ready by press time. The […]

 
 

Elkhorn woman rescued after crashing into gas line

She now faces drunken driving, other charges in incident   By Patricia Bogumil Staff writer A 21-year-old Elkhorn woman was found unconscious in the front seat of her car, with natural gas hissing and spewing into the air, after she drove through a fence around a WE Energies main line […]

 
 

Illinois roof shingle recycling company hopes to bring business to Lafayette  

Illinois roof shingle recycling company hopes to bring business to Lafayette   

Town residents gather to speak out in opposition By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor       The sign still says “B.R. Amon & Sons Potter Road Pit,” and an estimated 50,000 tons of roof shingles are still piled up at W4186 Potter Road in the town of Lafayette.       But the Amon […]

 
 

Council approves anti-emerald ash borer treatments for city trees  

Treatments over the next two years aim to protect 75 city ash trees from invasive species By Kellen Olshefski Editor Keeping in line with the city’s defensive strategy when it comes to the emerald ash borer, Elkhorn’s Common Council approved a proposal from Wachtel Tree Science to treat 75 ash […]

 
 

City sets upper limit for borrowing package  

Council agrees on borrowing no more than $6 million for capital improvement projects to be completed over the next two years By Kellen Olshefski Editor The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted in favor of borrowing up to $6 million Monday night as part of a borrowing package to fund […]

 
 

Losing weight and winning in life  

Losing weight and winning in life   

Local teen wins national weight-loss competition after losing 75 pounds By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor       When 19-year-old Aaron Gottschalk was a child, other kids used to poke him in the stomach and make fun of his weight.       “They thought it was funny,” said Aaron, who remembers being bullied […]

 
 

New water treatment facility sinks again  

Updated $12.6 million price tag for new facility outside of city’s reach By Kellen Olshefski Editor       A decision made by alderman Monday during the Elkhorn City Council meeting will push the Northeast Water Treatment Plant project back at least another year.       To-date, the city has committed approximately $1.6 […]