164th Walworth County Fair coming

Media outlets from across the county were introduced to this year’s fair last week, as the Walworth County Fair readies for its 164th year. The annual media day was held at the Elkhorn Garage. There, Sue Pruessing, fair media director, and Ed Sokolowski, president of the Walworth County Fair, revved […]


WISTAX: The partisan political uses of state budgets

Outside the Wisconsin Capitol building, people see the state budget as an accounting summary, a financial plan, or perhaps a shopping list. Budgets set spending levels, identify priorities, and allocate available funds. But for those under and around the dome, biennial budgets are also political. The trend toward budgets as […]


Double the fun: Elkhorn native participating in Twins Day Festival

Double the fun: Elkhorn native participating in Twins Day Festival

Every year thousands of doubles arrive at the national twin festival in Twinsburg, Ohio and this year Jean Henderson, Elkhorn, and her identical sister, Joan Davis of SunCity/Huntley, will be joining in the festivities. “We just celebrated our 65th birthday” Jean explained, “and decided this was the year to finally […]


Elkhorn native earns “Premier Advisor Designation”

Wells Fargo Advisors has for the ninth consecutive year, designated Tyson Jon Ray, managing director – Investments, as a member of the firm’s Premier Advisors Program. This distinction reflects Ray’s achievement of professional success by meeting or exceeding Wells Fargo Advisors’ high standards as measured by one or more of […]


BOGO card to help save money at area businesses

There’s a new way to save in Walworth County, with the release of the Buy One Get One (BOGO) card. The BOGO card works at many Walworth County businesses, most of which are in Elkhorn, Lake Geneva, Whitewater, Delavan and East Troy. The visitor’s bureau designed the card so community […]


Emerald ash borer confirmed in Elkhorn, Walworth County

The emerald ash borer has been confirmed in the City of Elkhorn, the Town of East Troy, and the Village of Genoa City in Walworth County, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The first confirmation of EAB in Walworth County was in […]


Police to mobilize for National Stop on Red Week

According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the American Trauma Society (ATS), two of three Americans see other drivers run red-lights almost every day. To counteract this startling statistic, DOT’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) encourages States and communities to raise awareness of this dangerous […]


Lutherdale quilt auction Aug. 10

Lutherdale quilt auction Aug. 10

      The public is invited to the 27th annual Lutherdale Fest Quilt Auction on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The quilt auction, conducted by professional auctioneers, commences at 10 a.m. More than 275 donated quilts of all sizes, from baby to king size, wall […]


Farm to table: Elkhorn farm interconnected to community

Farm to table: Elkhorn farm interconnected to community

  By Tyler Lamb Editor Farming is an arduous life of long hours fighting bugs and economic cycles, while praying for the right weather. Yet for Tim Huth and his partner April Yuds the rewards of planting, growing and harvesting the fruits of the land is an unparalleled conduit between […]


Browsing the shelves

By Lisa Selje Contributor Join Miss Jennifer on Friday, July 26, at 10 a.m. for We Explore Puppets! Children are invited to drop in, no registration is necessary. Following We Explore, there will be a Lego Challenge at noon for children at the Festival of Summer. The Friends of the […]