Customized staircase to assist area children

Customized staircase to assist area children

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer An area mother’s inspiration led to the installation of a new therapeutic staircase by several area contributors at Elkhorn’s New Berlin Therapies. Stairs have been used for therapeutic purposes at New Berlin Therapies in the past with children, however, the new set has one side […]


School board OKs preliminary budget

By Bob Peryea Contributor The Elkhorn School Board met June 24, to discuss preliminarily approval of the 2013-14 district budget. The Wisconsin State Budget, which was approved by Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday, will increase per pupil spending by $150. This amount will be reduced by $50 per pupil that […]


Elkhorn mayor not seeking re-election

By Bob Peryea Correspondent   Following last Monday night’s Elkhorn City Council meeting, Mayor Howie Reynolds, in an interview with the Independent, said that he would not run for re-election as mayor during this spring’s elections. “It’s been 14 years in government, 10 as an alderman and four as mayor,” […]


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 […]


County worker recognized nationally

County worker recognized nationally

  Trina Adams, Walworth County payroll specialist, was awarded the American Payroll Association’s Citation of Merit at its annual conference, May 10, in Grapevine, Tx. She was nominated for this citation as a result of her contributions to the payroll profession through participation on the APA’s Strategic Payroll Leadership Task […]


Emergency Food Assistance available in Walworth County

Community Action Inc. announces food assistance services available in Rock and Walworth counties. The Emergency Food Assistance Program is a federal program that provides food assistance to low-income households through the distribution of food commodities from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services. The Emergency Food Assistance […]


The week in review

Gov.  Walker signs $70 billion budget By Tyler Lamb Editor Gov. Scott Walker signed a two-year, $70 billion state budget Sunday after making several dozen vetoes to it. The budget, approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, includes all of the governor’s priorities, including expansion of private school vouchers, a $650 million tax […]


Lamb takes over as Independent editor

Tyler Lamb, 26, has been named editor of the Elkhorn Independent. Lamb, who recently served as managing editor of The Courier, a weekly newspaper in Waterloo, is a 2010 communications graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with print media major and multimedia minor. He began his career as a reporter […]


Local Reps tout state budget

Republicans convinced it keeps state on the right track By Tyler Lamb Editor Admittedly no state budget is flawless. Nevertheless, Republican lawmakers believe the 2013-15 biennial budget features several fiscally conservative provisions – including income tax cuts, limits on property taxes and expansion of the state’s educational voucher program – […]


Reinke shines light on Elkhorn’s rich history

Reinke shines light on Elkhorn’s rich history

Historian the driving force behind Webster House By Tyler Lamb Editor   Nestled among the quiet, unassuming neighborhood of East Rockwell Street, stands a white Greek Revival House where Joseph Philibrick Webster once resided. Webster, composer of several popular hymns such as “In the Sweet By and By,” lived in […]