Elkhorn

EQIP sign up deadline is Nov. 15

Walworth County landowners are encouraged to sign up now for conservation practices for 2014. Greg Igl, District Conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Walworth County, says the signup deadline is early this year. Applications for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) need to be completed by Nov. […]

 
 

Mercy receives Consumer Choice Award

Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center has received the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corp., the nation’s leading consumer health care surveyor. Winners are determined by consumer perceptions on multiple quality and image ratings collected in NRC’s Market Insights study. This study surveys more than 270,000 consumers and is […]

 
 

Military memorabilia accepted for display at historical society

Donations of military memorabilia are being accepted by the Walworth County Historical Society for a permanent exhibit in its new home, Heritage Hall. Donations can be dropped off Sat., Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the center. (Photo submitted)

The Walworth County Historical Society is accepting donations of military memorabilia for a permanent display it is creating at the Veteran’s Room at Heritage Hall, its new home on Washington Street, just across the street from the Webster House Museum in Elkhorn. Donations will be accepted in person from veterans […]

 
 

Unused prescription drugs can be dropped off

Unused prescription drugs can be dropped off

Unused prescription drugs can be dropped off at specified locations across Wisconsin–including several sites in Walworth County–on Saturday, Oct. 26. The state is participation in the National Prescription Drug “Take Back” Day. Anyone with unwanted, expired or unused prescription drugs can drop them off at participating sites between 10 a.m. […]

 
 

Kedzie works at Lake Geneva Piggly Wiggly

Kedzie works at Lake Geneva Piggly Wiggly

Sen. Neal Kedzie visited Steven Pils at Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly in Lake Geneva Oct. 21 as part of the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign, organized each year by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities in recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The campaign coordinates visits to […]

 
 

Bradybury biographer part of Big Read

Bradybury biographer part of Big Read

Sam Weller, a scholar and authorized biographer of writer Ray Bradbury will participate in two local events as part of this year’s Big Read program. Weller became friends with Bradbury before the author died last year. His biography of the science fiction writer, “The Bradbury Chronicles,” was published in 2006. […]

 
 

Tax-relief measure expected to cut property taxes

Tax cut will be applied to December tax bills By Tyler Lamb Editor A new law focused on reducing school property taxes could mean a savings of $10 to $12 for an owner of a $100,000 homes in most of Walworth County. The estimated savings on December tax bills were […]

 
 

Carson continues Elkhorn’s Christmas Card legacy

Carson continues Elkhorn’s Christmas Card legacy

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer  Easing into the holiday season, an area farm is taking an Elkhorn Christmas tradition to new grounds. The Stallman Farmstead, located off of Highway ES, will be the first of the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas Cards to feature a scene located outside […]

 
 

Elkhorn resident pieces together the history of Tibbets School

Elkhorn resident pieces together the history of Tibbets School

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer For one Elkhorn resident, an interest in history led to a spark of inspiration to piece together a film about a school he’s passionate about: Tibbets Elementary. Jeff Rosendahl, president of the Tibbets Elementary Parent Teacher Association, began his project approximately a year ago to […]

 
 

Webster Notes

By Doris Reinke Correspondent TV news viewers watched in awe as cameras recorded the horrendous floods in Colorado recently. The torrential rains caused mudslides, which blocked highways. Rushing water in ditches caused roads to crumble and collapse. Houses and cars floated in lakes, which were overflowing their banks. People in […]