2012 Christmas card executed through the eyes of an architect

Area artist Tim Carson unveiled the 2012 Christmas Card Towne painting entitled “Red Ribbons and Scarves,” commissioned by the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce.

  By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff One of the city’s most pronounced buildings will make its way into hundreds of homes this holiday season in the form of a greeting as the subject of the 2012 Elkhorn Christmas Card. Elkhorn Area School District’s oldest facility, the 1887 Building, where […]


Rubble rising: Clean fill at Sunset Park surfacing

Rubble rising: Clean fill at Sunset Park surfacing

By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff Sunset Park, or at least most of it, is built on a clean fill – a dump site for things like rubble from construction sites – which, according to City Administrator Sam Tapson, is actually not that unusual. However, safety hazards can arise when the […]


Elkhorn School Board begins search for superintendent

      “You don’t do this alone, like the CEO of a company,” he said. “We are in this together.”  – Dr. Louis Birchbauer, search services consultant for WASB, on the selecting a new superintendent   By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff The search is on for a new superintendent […]


Local firefighter lights up home for fundraiser

Local firefighter lights up home for fundraiser

  By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff A local family man and volunteer firefighter has taken on a time-consuming, pet project for the community’s enjoyment and to benefit the Elkhorn Fire Department. Rich Schroeder, who works a day-job as an insurance underwriter, has put his extra time and money into turning […]


Nebraska man pleads guilty of sexual assault

A 21-year-old man who drove from Nebraska for a sexual encounter with a 13-year-old Lake Geneva girl is facing up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on Dec. 17. Jacob T. Cambridge of Lincoln, Neb. pleaded guilty Oct. 12 in Walworth County Circuit Court to a felony […]


Oktoberfest offers autumn’s essentials

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff The smell of a variety of hearty chilies will be in the air under the colorful canopy of fall foliage that make’s up Veterans Park on the City Square when the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce’s hosts its annual Oktoberfest Saturday. The annual autumn […]


Local Dems report BB gun shots to building

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff Elkhorn police are investigating vandalism to the Democratic Party of Walworth County’s office located at 10 S. Washington St. On Monday, Ellen Holly, vice chair and campaign coordinator for the local political party, reported to police that someone shot four pellets or BBs at […]


Elkhorn students’ scores dip slightly

By Maureen Vander Sanden Editor Participation remains steady, but for a second year in a row, Elkhorn students who took the ACT college admissions test last year, scored below the state average. The slight dip from a 21.8 average composite ACT score in 2010-11 to 21 in 2011-12, in part, […]


Chamber seeking chili champs

The Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce is putting together final touches on its seventh annual Oktoberfest scheduled Saturday, Oct. 20, and is still in need of locals vying to be named this year’s chili champion. The annual chili cook-off has been a staple of the fall festival since its beginning. […]


Roadshow rip-off: More reports of gold buyer’s shady business hit home

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff An Illinois-based company that has come to town at least eight times in the past two years to buy old jewelry, antiques and other collectables from locals looking to make some quick cash has yet to make good on bad checks written here last […]