Elkhorn

Rally encourages reopening

Rally encourages reopening

A group of people, including some with signs, gathers in Veterans Park in the downtown square in Elkhorn for an Open Walworth County rally May 9, which was organized to encourage officials to reopen the county and the State of Wisconsin. “The focus is to empower people with knowledge of […]

 
 

Adapting, but still struggling

Adapting, but still struggling

Restaurant retains about 25 percent of regular business By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer When Dean Pierce and Katie Duckworth bought Someplace Else about 18 months ago they never imagined the challenges they are now facing in light of the coronavirus pandemic. They had planned to be closed for a few […]

 
 

County offers guidance following end of Safer-at-Home

County offers guidance following end of Safer-at-Home

Public Health advises people voluntarily comply with social distancing, safety precautions In the wake of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Safer-at-Home order, effective immediately, businesses can open and people can travel and gather in large groups. Walworth County’s Division of Public Health will not be issuing orders […]

 
 

New director leads APFV through trying times

New director leads APFV through trying times

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent Despite facing a whole new world from her first day in the office, Suzi Schoenhoft, the new Executive Director of New Beginnings/Association for the Prevention of Family Violence is pushing forward, ensuring that those in need receive help during these trying times. Schoenhoft started the new […]

 
 

Making the rounds

Making the rounds

Boys & Girls Club delivers masks, gloves, books and school supplies In response to the ongoing challenges brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, representatives from the Boys & Girls Club and United Way made a trio of stops in Walworth County last week to deliver a variety of items. The […]

 
 

Spreading smiles

Spreading smiles

Jackson Elementary School teachers, district staff and even Elmer Elk made their way throughout the district last Friday to see their students. The staff, some who wore costumes, had decorated their vehicles with messages of encouragement including “We miss you” signs, balloons, streamers and pompoms. Many of the students and […]

 
 

Golf outing, dinner canceled

The Open Arms Free Clinic’s annual Golf Outing and Dinner has been canceled. “We cannot, in good conscious, put our supporters in harms way. The COVID-19 has been disruptive to all things we know to be normal,” Open Arms stated in a press release. “Even with a delayed outing date, […]

 
 

EASD Board hires second ag teacher

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent During last week’s meeting, the Elkhorn Area School District Board of Education formally voted in favor of a recommendation from District Administrator Jason Tadlock to appoint a second agricultural teacher. The vote to approve several personnel recommendations provided by Tadlock at the April 27 meeting – […]

 
 

Sign at the Sprague

Sign at the Sprague

      Messages of hope and encouragement are on display throughout communities everywhere, from hearts on windows to inspirational sidewalk chalk drawings. In Elkhorn, the marquee sign outside the old Sprague Theatre, where Lakeland Players perform, offers a simple, timely reminder. (Heather Ruenz photo)

 
 

Overdoses up in county during Safer-at-Home order

Public health alert triggered due to increase over norm By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Walworth County was issued a public health alert late last week by the state Department of Health Services due to an increase in suspected opioid drug overdoses. The alerts are triggered when weekly overdose activity exceeds […]