Elkhorn

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 […]

 
 

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Senior Morgan Hunter stands near a sign honoring her on the grounds of Elkhorn Area High School last Friday night during the school’s #BeTheLightWI campaign. It was created to recognize seniors who will finish out their final year of high school under Safer-at-Home orders issued by Gov. Tony Evers. See […]

 
 

With gratitude

With gratitude

An anonymous donor has teamed up with Fiddlesticks Bistro to provide 40 lunches to Aurora Lakeland Medical Center employees every day at least through May 15. “This offers a powerful statement of gratitude and unity for our frontline health care workers who continue to perform heroic acts of caring and […]

 
 

County celebrates its many volunteers

National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Nixon signed an executive order establishing the week as an annual celebration of volunteering. Since then, every U.S. President has signed a proclamation promoting National Volunteer Week, as does the Walworth County Board of Supervisors. This year’s National Volunteer Week is April […]

 
 

Outbreaks reported at facilities in county

Birds Eye Foods, two nursing homes battling COVID-19 By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Birds Eye Foods is the first company in Walworth County known to have an outbreak of the coronavirus. The food processing plant had about 20 employees test positive for COVID-19 as of last weekend, according to a […]

 
 

Changes announced for Alice in Dairyland finals

Due to challenges posed by the COVID-19 public health emergency, the upcoming Alice in Dairyland Finals are facing several significant changes including date, format and location. The 73rd Alice in Dairyland Finals will now occur over two days, June 19 and 20. To maintain appropriate social distancing, those events will […]

 
 

National Guard assists with election

National Guard assists with election

Citizen Soldiers, Airmen mobilized to active duty as poll workers By Capt. Joe Trovato Contributor More than 2,400 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard mobilized to state active duty to serve as poll workers at polling stations across the state during Wisconsin’s April 7 election. The Guard […]

 
 

Elkhorn FFA alumni advocate for ag teacher

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent With the Elkhorn Area School District Board of Education entering into budget discussion for the 2021 school year, members of the Elkhorn FFA Alumni and Supporters Association recently appealed to board members to bolster agricultural sciences programming further at the middle and high school through additional […]

 
 

County reports COVID-19 outbreak at a facility

County reports COVID-19 outbreak at a facility

The Walworth County Public Health Department, in an update this afternoon, said there has been an outbreak of the Coronavirus at a facility causing a significant increase in the number of confirmed cases in the county since yesterday.  Walworth County now has 72 confirmed cases, up from 49 which had […]

 
 

Library stays connected to community

Library stays connected to community

Social media brings library folks into homes By Heather Ruenz Staff writer The crew at Matheson Memorial Library has been working hard the past few weeks since the Coronavirus pandemic reached a new level, schools closed and a Safer-at-Home order was issued by the Governor. Chad Robinson, Adult Services Librarian […]