Walworth Meals on Wheels seeking volunteers

Can you give an hour to help a local senior citizen? Or do you belong to a civic or church group that would like to be added to the rotation to deliver Meals on Wheels to area homebound seniors in the Lake Geneva, Delavan and Williams Bay area.  Individual and […]


Historical Society plans first programs at the new Heritage Hall building

The Walworth Historical Society is planning its first program and an opportunity for a first look at its new Heritage Hall in Elkhorn on Thursday, Sept. 19. The speaker is Paul Reckner, archeologist for the State Historical Society who has been doing recent work in the county in connection with […]


Mercy to hold open house

Mercy Health System will hold a public open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 14 at its new Mercy Elkhorn Medical Center, 839 N. Washington St., Elkhorn. The event features refreshments and free activities for kids and adults. Activities include behind-the-scenes tours of the new clinic, a […]


City officials mull ‘child safety zone’

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer A proposed City of Elkhorn ordinance intends to make it more difficult for convicted sex offenders to live in the Elkhorn area. For nearly a year, Elkhorn’s Legislation and Regulatory Committee has been working on a sexual offender residency restriction ordinance which would control how […]


Petition drive urges Citizen United referendum in Elkhorn

By Tyler Lamb Editor In the post Citizens United era, one of colossal campaign finance, it seems like mission impossible to remove big money from politics, let alone get Congress to begin a process to amend the Constitution. Nevertheless, activists in Elkhorn, Delavan and Lake Geneva will be going door-to-door […]


Groundbreaking held for $12-million health center

Groundbreaking held for $12-million health center

By Tyler Lamb Editor Ground was officially broken Monday morning at the site of the new Aurora Health Center, celebrating what Sen. Neal Kedzie called “an investment” in Walworth County. Foundation work has already begun for the 30,000-square-foot, $12-million walk-in health center that will house services such as Audiology, Obstetrics […]


August elected Speaker Pro Tempore of State Assembly

August elected Speaker Pro Tempore of State Assembly

State Representative Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva)  announced last week he has been elected by his peers to act as the next Speaker Pro Tempore of the State Assembly. As Speaker Pro Tem, August will preside over debate in the State Assembly when it reconvenes for legislative session this fall. “I […]


Recollections: Sprague Theater kindles fond memories for many Elkhornites

Recollections: Sprague Theater kindles fond  memories for many Elkhornites

By Frank Eames Contributor The Sprague Theatre, current home of the Lakeland Players, revives many fond memories for anyone who grew up in Elkhorn from the late 1920s to the 1970s. Those were different times, particularly before the 1950s when television came on the scene and “light years” of difference […]


Council updates offer for WE Energies easement

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted to send an offer back to WE Energies for their review concerning the potential purchase of an easement off of the city right-of-way in Sunset Park. According to City Administrator Sam Tapson, WE Energies had approached City of […]


Fair recognizes Walworth County’s outstanding senior citizens

Fair recognizes Walworth County’s outstanding senior citizens

By Tyler Lamb Editor Each year, the Walworth County Fair honors area senior citizens who dutifully contribute to their community. This year’s Walworth County Fair’s Outstanding Senior Citizen winners include a fire chief, a nursing manager, as well as an active member of the Walworth County Home and Community educators. […]