Two car crash closes intersection

Two car crash closes intersection

A crash involving two cars closed the intersection of U.S. Highway 12 and Middlelake Drive. The crash occurred around 12:30 p.m. Walworth County Sheriff’s officials said everyone involved was taken to the hospital but the extent of all the injuries is not yet known. Officials are still looking into the cause of […]


Elkhorn Fund accepting grant applications

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The Elkhorn Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc., is accepting grant applications from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that provide direct service to the Elkhorn community, from schools in the Elkhorn School District to support classroom programs or projects, and from local […]


Want coffee brewed your way? Try the Well Bean Café

Want coffee brewed your way? Try the Well Bean Café

Chamber business profile By Tyler Lamb Editor Tucked away on the far north end of Elkhorn, directly across from Evergreen Golf Club, is a treasure. Drive up route 12/67 to 10 W. Evergreen Parkway No. 3B. Park your vehicle in the spacious parking lot, and step through the glass doors […]


Sheriff’s Department reopens 1982 Nelson homicide case

Sheriff’s Department reopens 1982 Nelson homicide case

  The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and the Walworth County Crime Stoppers are working together in hopes of receiving new information regarding a 1982 cold case homicide. With the recent addition of the Tip Soft Program, which allows a person to anonymously text or email a tip, the Walworth County […]


Historic rest area proposed on nature trail

Pete Tiffany (left), of Clinton, and Gerry Pelishek, of Darien, stand in front of a covered bridge Tiffany built at the access point of the Pelishek-Tiffany Nature Trail at Farmers Park in Clinton. Tiffany and Pelishek plan to build a similar structure along the trail west of North Road near Allens Grove.

Wayside would feature information about former railroad line By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer Creators of the Pelishek-Tiffany Nature Trail want to build a historical wayside that juxtaposes the tranquility of a small stream and foliage with the bustle of Interstate 43. The six-mile, 100-foot wide trail runs along I-43 from […]


Elkhorn manufacturer working to bridge skills gap

 By Tyler Lamb Editor For decades the country’s vibrant manufacturing sector provided                  poorly educated workers a bridge to the middle class. Yet, since the end of the Great Recession manufacturers now require highly skilled workers who know their way around hi-tech machinery. Locally, a manufacturing initiative between area educators and […]


School Board OKs staff appointments

By Tyler Lamb Editor Last Monday, the Elkhorn Area School Board met briefly to approve several staff appointments. The following appointments were unanimously approved by the board: Adam Bretl, middle school assistant principal; Dana Marty, high school reading specialist; Cortney Netzel, high school vocal music long-term substitute; Kelly Adkins, Tibbets […]


Preliminary 2014 budget freezes tax levy


By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer County Administrator David Bretl presented the 2014 preliminary budget, which effectively freezes the county tax levy for the third consecutive year, at the Sept. 5 Walworth County Committee of the Whole meeting. With a total tax levy of $60,879,834 million, Bretl’s 2014 preliminary budget levies […]


Walworth County Alliance for Children announces featured speaker


Sept. 26 luncheon to benefit its Tree House facility The Walworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC) has announced Erin Merryn, a nationally recognized sexual abuse prevention advocate, will be the featured speaker at its Tree House Luncheon on Sept. 26. The event supports the WCAC Child and Family Center, also […]


Bretl: It was a laborious weekend

By Dave Bretl Walworth County Administrator      Of all of the holidays, Labor Day has become my least favorite. It is the weekend before I present the annual budget to the County Board and, as a result, usually involves a weekend of labor as I place the finishing touches […]