Elkhorn

Kunes donates vehicle to Seeds Of Hope

Kunes donates vehicle to Seeds Of Hope

The van will help with field trips, Meals on Wheels and more The Kunes Family Foundation recently teamed up with Seeds Of Hope, a local nonprofit organization in Elkhorn, which “plants possibilities” for adults with developmental and other disabilities. Seeds Of Hope was the recipient of a transit, 15-passenger van […]

 
 

A reason to run every day

A reason to run every day

By Chris Bennett Correspondent Chris Carstens knows what it’s like to be chased by birds … and dogs. He knows the feeling of being heckled, and of almost being run off the road. Carstens, who lives in Elkhorn, is not a pariah. He’s a father, a churchgoer, and a special […]

 
 

Helping kids build homes, learn skills

Helping kids build homes, learn skills

Elkhorn YouthBuild seeks to foster growth while assisting families By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent One of the programs at the Career and College Academy seeks to not only build homes for area families in need, but also help local students experience the construction process thanks to partnerships with seasoned professionals. According […]

 
 

‘People have been very kind’

From the left: Thelma Washburn, Sally Delany, Terry Gefvert and Jeanie Raidl take a break from filling orders at the Elkhorn Food Pantry recently. (Heather Ruenz photo)

Community steps up for Elkhorn Food Pantry By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Jeanie Raidl has been a staple at the Elkhorn Food Pantry for years and said in spite of the challenges the pandemic has brought, people have stepped up to help the organization. “It was tough for a while […]

 
 

What a view!

What a view!

The 39th Annual Christmas Card Town Parade in Elkhorn makes its way through the downtown from the Walworth County Fairgrounds on Dec. 5. Members of the Walworth County Craftsmen float stand high atop a lift after taking the time to stop and do a little cleaning of street signs at […]

 
 

On stage

On stage

The Elkhorn Area High School drama department finally was able to perform when it presented Legally Blonde the Musical recently. Shown taking center stage during a recent performance, are, from the left: Kylie Battistella, Alana Gerhardt, Olivia Loundes, Kirsten Siendenburg-Sis, Jacob Mertes, Katie Duwe and Dwyane Arnold. See more photos […]

 
 

‘The moon and the stars’

‘The moon and the stars’

Area girl offers lesson in gratitude through library project By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer The disruption by the coronavirus pandemic can be difficult to measure but amidst the chaos and the new – hopefully temporary – way of life has also led to some creative thinking. Libraries, which have grown […]

 
 

Alternative High School takes new pathway

Changes will lead to more opportunities for area students By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The Walworth County Education Alternative High School underwent a rebranding this year to the Career and College Academy with the hopes of providing area students with more opportunities in the future. According to CCA principal Kelly Demerath, […]

 
 

The gift of hope

Gift card donations requested for Elkhorn area families For many years, Hope Now of Elkhorn and the Elkhorn Area School District have coordinated food and gift assistance for families in need during the holidays. The compassion and generosity of so many donors have answered that call for assistance. This year, […]

 
 

Retailers, artist unite for event

Retailers, artist unite for event

Country Christmas Crawl aims for safe shopping option By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Five countryside businesses have joined forces to offer a safe holiday shopping experience. Rather than hosting one large event with multiple vendors in one space, the five businesses will showcase the work of hundreds of artists and […]