Elkhorn

East Troy student wins Operation Click car

East Troy student wins Operation Click car

Established program continues to stress the importance of developing safe driving habits amongst teens   By Kellen Olshefski Editor A brief look of disappointment spread across the face of Charlie Housh, a senior at East Troy High School, though one more turn of the key proved to be what he […]

 
 

Olson to lead Elkhorn as mayor in 2014-2015 term

Olson to lead Elkhorn as mayor in 2014-2015 term

  Unofficial election results for the 2014 April 1 election are now posted on the Walworth County website, and it appears Brian Olson will be leading the city through the next two years as Elkhorn’s mayor. For more extensive coverage of the spring election, see this week’s edition of the […]

 
 

Man, 50, arrested in sex sting

Sheriff says man attempted to meet 15-year-old boy for sex A 50-year-old Walworth County man was in the Racine County Jail Tuesday after being arrested as he allegedly attempted to meet who he thought was a 15-year-old boy for sex. Ronald R. Niehus was arrested recently in an undercover sting […]

 
 

Texting program aims to beat out high school bullying

Texting program aims to beat out high school bullying

Elkhorn Area High School’s TipSoft offers students way to text anonymous tips about crime and bullying   By Kellen Olshefski Editor With bullying becoming ever more prominent in the public eye, due in part to the rise of social media over the past decade and its use among teens, Elkhorn […]

 
 

Council approves borrowing up to $5.5 million in reimbursement funds

Resolution allows city to reimburse itself for potential 2014 capital projects, including the pool, with borrowed money   By Kellen Olshefski Editor Members of Elkhorn’s city council voted unanimously in favor Monday night of a resolution allowing the city to borrow up to $5.5 million to reimburse itself for potential […]

 
 

Arraignment hearing set for first of three Elkhorn men

Arraignment hearing set for first of three Elkhorn men

Timmer to appear in court on March 15 By Kellen Olshefski Editor The first of three Elkhorn men charged with 2nd degree sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age appeared in Walworth County Circuit Court for his preliminary hearing today. Following the hearing, Gage Timmer has been […]

 
 

Elkhorn woman killed in officer involved shooting

Elkhorn woman killed in officer involved shooting

  Friends mourn the loss of Pfister following Friday’s highway incident; Minnesota agency continues investigation By Kellen Olshefski Editor Family and friends are mourning the loss of an Elkhorn woman following her death in an officer involved shooting last Friday in Eden Prairie, Minn. The incident took place on Highway […]

 
 

Teamwork key in fighting egg farm fire

Teamwork key in fighting egg farm fire

By Heather Ruenz Staff writer The Jan. 31 fire at S&R Egg Farm, N9416 Tamarack Road in the Town of LaGrange was a four-alarm blaze. Thanks to the quick mutual aid from numerous departments – as well as a firewall that did its job – the fire was contained to […]

 
 

Crash closes Highway 12/67 north of Elkhorn

Highway 12/67 near Evergreen Parkway, north of the city limits of Elkhorn, is closed to all traffic for at least the next eight hours. The road is closed to both westbound traffic heading towards Whitewater/Madison and eastbound traffic heading towards Elkhorn/Lake Geneva/Illinois. According to a press release from the Walworth […]

 
 

City eliminates DPW Director position

City replaces with new Operations Manager position, looks to save city and taxpayers money in long-term   By Kellen Olshefski Editor Following a final decision to terminate long-time Department of Public Works Director Terry Weter, the Elkhorn City Council voted unanimously Monday to completely eliminate the director position, creating a […]