East Troy builder offering new roof for county veteran

Deadline to apply for free work is Oct. 31 By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer James R. Taylor & Sons Inc., of East Troy, is offering a new, no-cost roof to one lucky Walworth County military veteran. “We just wanted to do something for the veterans that are all doing so […]


Kikkoman applies for Green Tier program

Kikkoman Foods Inc., in Walworth is already the world’s leading producer of naturally brewed soy sauce. Now the company wants to show it is committed to the environment as well. The public has an opportunity to comment on Kikkoman’s application for Tier 1 of Wisconsin’s Green Tier Program, which is […]


Avoid health-care marketplace fraud

Information available at Badger High School ACA Awareness Labs on Thursdays   The Walworth County ACA Awareness Steering Committee is aware of some residents going to the incorrect website to seek Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) marketplace information and are now being harassed to purchase non-subsidized insurance outside of the marketplace. […]


County Board delays vote on ordinances relating to park

A mile and a half of the White River runs through Duane Clark’s property and its drop of about 12 feet is used by local residents as kayak and canoe run with access on Sheridan Springs Road, in the future access will be from the proposed park.

County secures grant for White River parkland By Tyler Lamb Editor Citing concerns relating to state hunting regulations, the Walworth County Board of Supervisors voted 8-2 last week to refer a pair of ordinances back to committee. One ordinance would allow hunting and trapping at the proposed county park along […]


Beloved West Side teacher loses fight to cancer, inspires until the end


By Cathy Kozlowicz Contributor     Even a week before lifelong Elkhorn resident and West Side fifth grade teacher, Kelly (Amidon) Butzen, 39, died of breast cancer on Oct. 9, she told her principal, Sara Stone, “I will be back.” Butzen had completed two rounds of radiation for her cancer, which […]


Elkhorn resident arrested on multiple counts of theft

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office arrested an Elkhorn woman on Oct. 10 for multiple counts of theft. The Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division initiated an investigation after a business located in Hebron determined between 2010 and 2012 Kristin A Lauderdale, 38, had used her company credit card for personal and work […]


Bridge replacement to close County Highway H

County Highway H in the Town of Sugar Creek will be closed Oct. 21 to Oct. 25 while  a bridge along the highway is replaced, according to a news release from the Walworth County Public Works Department. The bridge is located 1.5 miles south of the intersection with County Highway […]


Law enforcement to visit sex offenders on Halloween

During community scheduled trick-or-treat dates throughout Walworth County on Oct. 31, the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and participating municipal police agencies and Probation and Parole agents will join forces for the fifth annual “Operation Trick or Treat” enforcement program. The cooperative effort between the Department of Corrections – Division of […]


Twin Oaks expands housing services in Walworth County

Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless is expanding its housing stability services to provide longer-term housing options for families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Walworth County. “For some individuals and families, 90 days is just not enough time to successfully work the transition to independent […]


Mercy offering flu shots around county

Mercy Health System is offering community seasonal flu shots at the following locations. Walk-ins welcome. Mercy Elkhorn Medical Center 839 N. Wisconsin St., (262) 741-1400 October 15, 1-5 p.m. Mercy Lake Geneva Medical Center 350 Peller Rd., (262) 249-0221 October 18, 1-4:30 p.m. Drive-thru flu clinic Mercy Walworth Hospital and […]