Elkhorn

Hitching’ a ride

Hitching’ a ride

An unexpected group of visitors made quite a buzz on the final day of the Walworth County Fair on Labor Day – a swarm of bees. After separating from their home hive, according to local beekeepers, the swarm – including the queen bee – rode to the fairgrounds in the […]

 
 

Helping hands

Helping hands

      Among the hundreds of Elkhorn Area High School students to lend a helping hand last Saturday for the Day of Action are Jake Hunter, Jake Harding and Jack Nokes, who clean up downtown by picking up trash and sweeping. See more photos from the event in the Elkhorn Independent. […]

 
 

Elkhorn Hall of Fame class announced

By Chris Bennett Correspondent Eight former Elks will be part of the 2019 Elkhorn Area High School All Sports Booster Club Hall of Fame class. The newest members will be inducted Sept. 28 during ceremonies at the auditorium at Elkhorn Area High School. The public is welcome to attend. Tickets […]

 
 

Elkhorn water is safe to drink

High radium levels likely a sampling error, according to officials By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent Officials with the City of Elkhorn want to reassure residents that despite the detection of radium in a test sample of the drinking water at the Lakeland Water Plant this summer, City water is still safe […]

 
 

Trivia contest to support families

Christmas for the Kids, a program through St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, has been providing year round support and Christmas gifts to families receiving services from the county’s Health and Human Services Department since 2008. Last year the program served about 150 people and as a way to […]

 
 

County Farm Bureau to host annual meeting

Members of the Walworth County Farm Bureau will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. at Delbrook Golf Course in Delavan. All Farm Bureau members are encouraged to attend this important meeting to help create policy resolutions and vote in elections for county board directors, according […]

 
 

Elkhorn looks to widen East Page Street

Traffic from fairgrounds makes road nearly impassable By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn is looking to widen and improve a section of East Page Street abutting the fairgrounds that is heavily affected by exiting traffic from fairgrounds events. According to Public Works Manager Matt Lindstrom, there are three […]

 
 

Putting on a show

Putting on a show

      The Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps made a stop at Elkhorn Area High School earlier this summer to get some practice time in while traveling between competitions. The Spartans organization out of New Hampshire, which was established in 1955, won the Drum Corps International Open Class last month, marking […]

 
 

A passion for Wisconsin agriculture

A passion for Wisconsin agriculture

Abigail Martin, the 72nd Alice in Dairyland, has a heart for farming By Heather Ruenz SLN Staff For Abigail Martin, the 72nd Alice in Dairyland, talking to people about the importance of farms and products produced on those farms, doesn’t really seem like a job most days. “This combines all […]

 
 

Open burning ordinances under review in Elkhorn

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council is reviewing Chapter 5.17 of the City’s ordinance and considering disallowing open burning and seasonal burning. City Administrator Sam Tapson told the Council Monday night that he would have a draft of the updated ordinance prepared for the Council before […]