Tibbets students receive ‘Blessings in a Backpack’

Krista Lillquist (front), local organizer of Blessings in a Backpack, works with volunteers Carol Burton and Lynn Jeka packing food for delivery to students the following day. (photo by Maureen Vander Sanden)

       “I look at faces, not numbers, and the thought that any of these kids were hungry, made me want to do something.” – Krista Lillquist By Maureen Vander Sanden Editor It’s hard to believe that even in a rural school system like Elkhorn Area School District nearly […]


Visitors Bureau plans move from Elkhorn

Visitors Bureau plans move from Elkhorn

  The Uncle Hunk’s Junk building, located at 203 E. Walworth St. in Elkhorn will soon have a vacancy with the move of the Walworth County Visitors Bureau. The Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce will continue to operate from this space.   By Chelsey Hinsenkamp Staff Writer After more than […]


Banned herbicide continues damage to Evergreen’s trees

A crew from Complete Tree Service, Burlington, gathers damaged trees at Evergreen Golf Club to send through the wood chipper for disposal. The trees were damaged by what is currently a banned herbicide, which until August 2011, was being used by DuPont and other lawn care agencies. (photo by Pete Hansen)

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent By virtue of its name, Elkhorn’s Evergreen Golf Club has long been noted for the variety of towering pines throughout its hundreds of acres of property. But many of the trees unintentionally came under threat within the past year as the grounds were treated for […]


New court program offers treatment to local veterans

By Jean Matheson Correspondent Veterans who have run afoul of the law because of problems with alcohol or drug abuse or with mental illness may be getting some extra help through the court system. A new veterans treatment court will go into session Nov. 14 in a three-county area, members […]


Three men charged with burglarizing Elkhorn apartment

Three Illinois men were scheduled to appear in Walworth County Circuit Court last month on charges stemming from the Aug. 13 burglary of an Elkhorn apartment. Gennaro A. Cavallino, 20, of Normal, Ill., Daniel P. McGovern, 20, of Buffalo Grove, Ill., and David O. Nudelman, 20, of Buffalo Grove, Ill., […]


Cheering with special needs squad is life-altering for local girl

The Charmers cheer squad gears up just before another big performance.

“In the world of The Charmers there is no such thing as a disability. When they’re together they can do things they would never think they could do alone.” –Kristi Hay By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff “There was not a dry eye in the house.” That’s the way Kristi Hay of […]


Elkhorn parks programs in limbo after Council eliminates director from city payroll

“It’s the anger of the state. Everybody in the state is so angry and that translates down to school boards, cities, villages and towns.”  – Mayor Howie Reynolds   By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN staff “I don’t know what to say. There’s no plan, there’s no nothing.” Those were the […]


One-room schoolhouse gets restored relics

Another recent improvement to the classroom is the restoration and repair of the antique Seth Thomas clock that hangs on the back wall. Students who visit the school will now hear the classic tic-tock of the clock. (photo by Maureen Vander Sanden)

By Gwen Tveter Contributor The 1889 Blooming Prairie School, under the auspices of the Walworth County Historical Society, located on the Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., in Elkhorn was moved to its present location in 1959 from its original location at the intersection of old 89 and Highway […]


County sees drop in debt, administrator touts no more borrowing

      “The borrowing ends. We’re done, at least into the future.” – David Bretl, Walworth County Administrator By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN staff Despite the ongoing impact of a sluggish economy, Walworth County Administrator David Bretl proudly reported Sept. 6, when he unveiled his proposed 2013 budget, that years of […]


Lucy takes the lead

Linda Kouzes, director of the Lakeland Players up-coming production of “Annie” shows off the first character cast in the show, Lucy the golden-doodle, who is surrounded by her owners, Emmett (from left) Anna and Maggie Clair of Williams Bay. Lucy will play the part of Annie’s companion Sandy and is the only star to be cast prior to auditions for the Lakeland Players production of “Annie.” (photo by Vickie Graham)

Auditions for the upcoming Lakeland Players presentation of “Annie” will be held at the Walworth County Performing Arts Center (old Sprague Theater) at 15 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. for girls 7-14 years of age, and on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. for […]