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 […]


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 […]