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Elkhorn District construction to wrap up this fall

Elkhorn District construction to wrap up this fall

By Bridget Bartal Staff Writer The Elkhorn Area School District’s Referendum projects are expected to conclude during the beginning of the school year this fall. The second referendum was passed in the fall of 2016 and construction began during the spring of 2017. The referendum includes a new greenhouse, an […]

 
 

Bird in Walworth County tests positive for West Nile

A red-tailed hawk found in Walworth County on July 13 has tested positive for West Nile virus. This is the first bird that tested positive for West Nile virus in Walworth County since surveillance for the mosquito-transmitted virus began May 1, according to the Walworth County Division of Public Health. […]

 
 

A special night for Elkhorn baseball

A special night for Elkhorn baseball

‘Old’ guys edge out young Elks in annual alumni game By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Last week the Elkhorn baseball program held its 2nd annual alumni game, which was entertaining in and of itself. But the most memorable moment for many present was a special ceremony to honor Roger Larsen […]

 
 

VIP golf outing raises nearly $120K

VIP golf outing raises nearly $120K

The annual golf outing to benefit VIP Services, Inc. raised nearly $120,000. It was held June 25 at Big Foot Country Club in Fontana and kicked off with a welcome from co-chair Cherie Ackman. Funds were raised through sponsorships, participant entry fees, raffle ticket sales and a wine cork pull, […]

 
 

Special assignment

Special assignment

Members of the Elkhorn Police Department staff the brat hut outside Frank’s Piggly Wiggly July 15. It’s an annual fundraiser the department holds to raise money for its scholarship fund. (Above) Among the helpers were Alvin Brandl and Robert Rayfield. (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

Council temporarily appoints new alderman

District III seat to appear on 2019 and 2020 ballots By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted Monday in favor of temporarily appointing Ron Dunwidde to the now vacant Aldermanic District III seat on the Council, with the stipulation that interested parties within that district will […]

 
 

A third helping of ribs

A third helping of ribs

Ribfest beefs up the music for this weekend’s run By Heather Ruenz SLN Staff Though it began as something organizers hoped would grow into an annual event, Elkhorn Ribfest, a national rib competition now entering its third year has expanded into a smokin’ sweet festival that attracts thousands of people. […]

 
 

Art show to benefit Relay For Life

An art show will be held in conjunction with the Relay for Life of Walworth County event and all proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society. The show, “A Day in Monet’s Giverny, France,” is being hosted by impressionist artist Weston J. Courier at Maxwell Mansion, 421 Baker […]

 
 

Man to appear in case of assaulting daughter

A motion hearing is scheduled for July 23 for an Indiana man charged with sexually assaulting his daughter in Walworth County when she was 9 to 11 years old. The man, 35, of Crawfordsville, Ind., was charged Dec. 28 in Walworth County Circuit Court with first-degree sexual assault, having contact […]

 
 

Former Elkhorn woman publishes first book

Former Elkhorn woman publishes first book

By Heather Ruenz SLN staff Katy Eeten, who has spent most of her life in southeast Wisconsin including eight years in Elkhorn, recently published her first book. Eeten, who was born in Minnesota, moved to Wisconsin when she was 2. Last year, she and her husband, Jason, and their children, […]