Elkhorn

Join the fight against cancer at Relay For Life

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer The American Cancer Society is calling on all members of the greater Walworth County community to participate in the Relay For Life Friday night. The Relay For Life program is a community-based event where teams and individuals set up – in this case at the […]

 
 

Local teen lifted up by community

Above; Michael Lois reads to students at West Side Elementary School a couple weeks ago, just as he had two days prior to his accident. Below; he also recently delivered footballs to Elkhorn Area Middle School. (Dave Dresdow photos)

Michael Lois thanks those who supported him during recovery By Heather Ruenz Staff writer Sept. 16, 2018 is a day Michael Lois and his parents will never forget. That’s the day Michael, of Elkhorn, who was 16 at the time, suffered an accident while jumping into a friend’s 4-foot deep […]

 
 

Jackson students, staff support Hope Now

Jackson students, staff support Hope Now

Student Council leads fundraising efforts to raise more than $1,100 The Jackson Elementary School Student Council has been very involved in fundraising for Hope Now, Inc. Every council meeting, students made signs to help promote the monthly fundraising theme. They then displayed those signs around the school building. Students were […]

 
 

Green thumbs galore

Green thumbs galore

Students from Jackson Elementary School spend time outside the Walworth County Government Center planting flowers donated by Colleen O’Neill of Little Miss Sweet Pea’s. Above; Samantha Nova Pena and Taylor Stephens gently handle a flower prior to planting it. See more photos in the June 13 Elkhorn Independent. (Dave Dresdow […]

 
 

‘A good doctor, but a better human being’

Scott Beatse cared, listened and had a calming presence By Chris Bennett Correspondent Katie Biermann enjoyed a compelling and interesting relationship with Dr. Scott Beatse. Beatse delivered Biermann’s 10-year-old daughter, and she later worked with Beatse for two years in birth and delivery at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. […]

 
 

Moving on

Moving on

At Elkhorn Area High School’s commencement June 6, Danny Stilling and Kassandra Thompson make their way through the gymnasium. The ceremony included a performance by senior choir members, speeches by students and faculty, and afterwards, a gathering on the front lawn of the school for photographs to capture the moment. […]

 
 

Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Next Generation program connects teens and seniors By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer The facilitators of a new program that was created as a way for area teens and seniors to connect said the first session could not have gone better. And in many ways, it exceeded expectations. Dubbed the Next […]

 
 

Eat, drink and be dairy

Eat, drink and be dairy

Annual farm breakfasts highlight area agriculture By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer June is Dairy Month and in Wisconsin that means it’s time for breakfast down on the farm. Saturday will feature the Walworth County and Kenosha County dairy breakfasts while the Racine County Breakfast on the Farm is set for […]

 
 

Ready to roll

Ready to roll

      At the EAHS Auto Club’s annual car show, members of the club gather for a group photo, from the left: Aaron Taylor, Ethan Taylor, Jack Bulow, Ben Wallace, Matt Moos, Allan Lorenzano, Jacob Szymkowski, Kim Colson, Jonah Pulokas, Sabrina Metz, Brian Pody, Jack Etten and (back) teacher Austin Thorson. […]

 
 

Sounds of spring

Sounds of spring

      Elkhorn Area High School musicians perform in the recent spring concert at the school. The annual concert features a variety of groups and musical pieces for family, friends and members of the community. (Dave Dresdow photo)