Elkhorn

Well operator charged with endangering public

Former Elkhorn employee allegedly failed to treat water for arsenic By Vicky Wedig Correspondent An initial appearance is scheduled for Oct. 4 for a former city employee who allegedly allowed unsafe levels of arsenic in an Elkhorn well. Christopher J. Robers, 53, of Elkhorn, was charged Sept. 14 in Walworth […]

 
 

Grillin’ and chillin’

Grillin’ and chillin’

This year’s Walworth County Fair featured a new food stand, the FFA Grill ‘n Chill, which served grilled cheese sandwiches and chocolate shakes. One of the many crews to help cover the six days of the fair included, from the left: (front row) Macie Kruse, Sydney Bender, Piper Nuehring, (back) […]

 
 

COVID-19 testing, vaccination site open

Walworth County teams up with Open Arms on effort The Walworth County Division of Public Health this week launched a joint COVID-19 testing and vaccination site at Chapel on the Hill, N2440 Ara Glen Dr., Lake Geneva. Open Arms Free Clinic will conduct testing (PCR tests) while Public Health will […]

 
 

A bridge over troubled water

Elkhorn council approves cost sharing of Petrie Road bridge repairs By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent City of Elkhorn councilmembers recently voted 6-0 in favor of paying a $5,203 invoice for its shared cost of bridge repairs to the Petrie Road bridge that goes over Jackson Creek. According to a memo provided […]

 
 

For Lane

For Lane

Highlights at the second annual Lane’s Way car and truck show, held Sept. 11, at Elkhorn Area High School, included, from the top: Lane’s family – Judy, Cheyenne and Chad – shown watching the presentation of colors by the American Legion; Lane’s truck and related awards on display, in addition […]

 
 

Elkhorn water main repair to cost $290K

Council also approved equipment purchases for public works By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 6-0 in favor Monday night of awarding the bid for the Getzen Street water main project to Woleske Construction out of Madison at a cost of more than $290,000. In July, […]

 
 

Fair sights  

Fair sights  

From the top: At the Walworth County Fair, held Sept. 1-6 in Elkhorn, competitors in a harness race round a corner; Landon Rehberg, of Spring Prairie 4-H, exhibits his grand champion steer at the meat animal sale; gathered for the ceremony to honor the 2021 Outstanding Seniors at the Walworth […]

 
 

Amateur astronomers welcome to event in park

It will feature veteran astronomer Dan Koehler, formerly of Yerkes Observatory The Kettle Moraine Land Trust, in partnership with Walworth County, will host Astronomy in the Park on Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Price Park Conservancy, N6418 Hodunk Rd., Elkhorn. Under late summer evening skies, […]

 
 

4-H graduates honored in recent ceremony

4-H graduates honored in recent ceremony

Walworth County 4-H recently celebrated the graduation of 25 members from its program this summer. 4-H graduates are current youth members who are either aging out of the 4-H program or who graduated from high school during the spring and are not planning to continue their 4-H membership into their […]

 
 

‘The world series of 4-H’

‘The world series of 4-H’

Raising, showing animals at the fair runs deep for area family By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent While many families are preparing to take in funnel cakes, music and adventures on the midway at the Walworth County Fair – if they haven’t already done so since Wednesday’s kickoff, the Kynell family of […]