Elkhorn church nurturing growth and comfort for area teens

Elkhorn church nurturing growth and comfort for area teens

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer An Elkhorn site formerly specializing in the growth of plants and flowers is under new management and focusing on a different kind of growth. Located across from the Walworth County Fairgrounds at 420 E. Court St., members of Southern Lakes Evangelical Free Church are offering […]


Walworth County Relay For Life set for July 19

The Walworth County Relay For Life event will be held July 19 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, with opening ceremony at 6 p.m. This year’s theme is “Dance Away Cancer.”  Honorary Survivors, and sisters, Darcie Henriott and Debbie Kenyon will lead off the opening lap as the 100th […]


Plan Commission OKs church expansion

By Tyler Lamb Editor   The Elkhorn Plan Commission recommended approval of a conditional use permit (CUP) for a two-story addition to a downtown church last week. St. Patrick’s Parish, 107 W. Walworth St., plans to construct a roughly 7,500 sq. ft. addition to the existing parish. The proposal includes […]


Council backs non-binding referendum on Sunset Pool

By Bob Peryea Correspondent   On Monday night, July 15, the Elkhorn City Council chambers were packed with a crowd which flowed out into the hallways of City Hall. Much of the crowd had arrived to speak to the council regarding the Sunset Pool referendum that will be put before […]


Board extends option to purchase park property

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer   With the option to purchase the Clark property in the Town of Lyons to be used as a potential park expiring Aug. 16, a divided Walworth County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of authorizing staff to seek an extension of the option at […]


Former wrestling coach sentenced for sexually suggestive text messages

Former wrestling coach sentenced for sexually suggestive text messages

By Tyler Lamb Editor   A former Elkhorn wrestling coach will serve four years in prison for sending sexually suggestive text messages to a 17-year-old boy he coached. Walworth County Judge John Race on July 11 also sentenced the coach, Steven Springsteen-Hensel, 31, to six years of probation. As part […]


Between the Lines of Age

Independent to launch ‘Connections’   By Tyler Lamb Editor In my humble opinion, communities such as Elkhorn need newspapers more than ever before. Newspapers create and encourage conversation, touch on issues that may otherwise go unshared, as well as serve their perspective communities. Part of serving the community also means […]


Elkhorn Police Reports: June 28 – July 2

Police reports The City of Elkhorn Police Department responded to the following reports between June 28 and July 2: Alcohol – A woman was cited for drunken driving July 1 after police received a report that she had left the laundry mat near the 10 block of North Wisconsin Street […]


Highway 12 expansion project underway

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The long-awaited Highway 12 expansion project gained some steam June 30 after Gov. Scott Walker signed an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the project into the State Budget Bill. The EIS will help the Department of Transportation determine which option is best for the improvement […]


Finance OKs phone system proposal

By Tyler Lamb Editor Members of the Finance and Judicial Committee Monday approved an offer by Internet and phone provider TDS Telecom to upgrade the aging municipal phone system. According to Mary Hinske, finance director/comptroller, Heartland Business Systems (HBS) completed an information technology network audit for the city earlier this […]