Elkhorn

Food donation made to honor farmer’s legacy

Food donation made to honor farmer’s legacy

  Nick Sergi’s giving will help feed people throughout county By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent All his family and friends, who were involved in making the 1,200 pounds of beef donation to the Walworth County Food Pantry Jan. 11 to honor the legacy of Sergi Farms founder Nick Sergi, would say […]

 
 

Transportation needs for homebound people discussed

By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent Town of LaGrange resident Lynn Greene did not even bother making plans for Christmas. Not even to go to a family function. She has an electric wheelchair and can only get in a vehicle that has a motorized ramp due to having multiple sclerosis. “That is […]

 
 

Scouts take on adventure at Florida Sea Base

Scouts take on adventure at Florida Sea Base

In August, six boy scouts and two leaders from Elkhorn’s Boy Scout Troop 243 attended Florida Sea Base, a Boy Scouts High Adventure trip. Sea Base is located at the Brinton Environmental Center in Summerland Key in the Florida Keys. The boy scouts on the trip were David Broga, Thomas […]

 
 

Gateway event to address homelessness

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Homelessness is an issue faced by a significant number of local residents and Gateway Technical College has an event planned this month to raise awareness of the problem. Statewide, homelessness in 2018 was down six percent from 2017. In 2017, there were 3,348 homeless. That number […]

 
 

Elkhorn Council kicks off new year with key discussion

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council began discussion on several key items that City Administrator Sam Tapson feels need to be a “primary focus” in the first six months of 2019, including a new City Hall location and Fire and EMS staffing, in a Committee of […]

 
 

Habitat for Humanity accepting applications

By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer The local Habitat for Humanity chapter is gearing up for its 13th build and is accepting applications through the end of January. Mary Jane Pyszka, who serves as treasurer on the board of directors for Walworth County Habitat for Humanity, said the home will be […]

 
 

Elkhorn Council approves permit for new liquor store

It will be in former Circle of Friends location By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 5-0 last Monday night in favor of approving a conditional use permit for a new liquor store in downtown Elkhorn. Alderman Tim Shiroda, who currently has a business interest in […]

 
 

Area students on a collision course

Area students on a collision course

PLTW program allows kids to apply knowledge learned By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent West Side Elementary School students Rylie Paterson, Tristian Chapman and River Speciale recently used real eggs in the cars they assembled to answer a series of questions: How do seatbelts and airbags absorb energy, where does the energy […]

 
 

Tuned up for the holiday

Tuned up for the holiday

      Various bands at Elkhorn Area High School took the stage in the annual Holiday Concert Dec. 20 in the James A. Wehner Auditorium. The students, under the direction of Sarah Wuttke, entertained guests with numerous Christmas and holiday selections, including familiar favorites as well as some new pieces. (Dave […]

 
 

City hires new recreation director

Council approves easement, renews contract with ICI By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn has hired Karl Sorvick as its new director of parks and recreation. The position has been vacant since former Parks and Recreation Director Wendy Meyer left in September after nearly six years. Sorvick’s hiring was […]