Elkhorn

Jazzing up summer

Jazzing up summer

Members of the Underground Sound Jazz Combo take the stage at Sunset Park in Elkhorn in July for the Sounds of Sunset concert series, sponsored by Matheson Memorial Library. Kyle Deschner, who is from Delavan, created the group. The free, weekly concerts were part of the library’s summer reading program. […]

 
 

County-owned property for sale

Walworth County Treasurer Valerie Etzel recently announced the sale of county-owned properties. Sealed bids are invited and will be accepted by the Walworth County Treasurer’s Office, 100 W. Walworth, Room 103, P.O. Box 1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121, until 10 a.m., Aug. 31. Visit the Walworth County website at www.co.walworth.wi.us and […]

 
 

Elkhorn official reveals plan for position

Restructuring will keep utility service moving forward, admin says By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent Elkhorn City Administrator James Heilman shared a plan last week to fill the utility director position role that is set to be left vacant with the retirement of Utility Director John Murphy this October.       Attempts to […]

 
 

Experience the outdoors a new way

During a training session in the spring, volunteers learn how to safely pilot the two trishaws the Cycling Without Age program now has available for events. The program, which is part of the Dementia Friendly Community Initiative of Walworth County, aims to get people with limited mobility outdoors. (Dave Dresdow photo)

Program is helping get those with limited mobility outside By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer A group of community volunteers in Walworth County is giving seniors the chance to feel the wind in their hair again through a program that’s rolling, literally. “Individuals with limited mobility do not often have the […]

 
 

Prost!

Prost!

The inaugural DAS Fest USA event, held Aug. 13-15 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, celebrated all things German. Among the many groups to entertain fans was Glockenspiel (pictured.) Other festival features included: the Elkhorn Rotary Club-sponsored 5K; several dachshund races – complete with podiums for the top three […]

 
 

County pantry hosting back to school market

      “It’s that time of year again – back to school. It’s both an exciting and nerve-racking time for us all,” Maryann Zimmerman, director of the Walworth County Food Pantry and Diaper Bank stated in a post on Facebook.       In an effort to help ease that burden, the pantry […]

 
 

‘He’s alive … he’s a fighter’

‘He’s alive … he’s a fighter’

Severely injured deputy on a long road to recovery By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent A Walworth County Sheriff’s deputy is set to undergo numerous surgeries on a long road to recovery after being struck by a vehicle in the early hours of Aug. 1. A 20-plus year veteran of the sheriff’s […]

 
 

Masks required in county buildings

Based on recently updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Walworth County is now asking all employees and members of the public who are conducting business in county-owned facilities to wear face masks regardless of vaccination status when in public spaces or in contact with others. The […]

 
 

Building boxes to help curb hunger

Fundraiser to support Little Free Pantries throughout county By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer In an effort to help those who are hungry, an area business and middle school recently teamed up on a special project. Julia Ingersoll, who owns Wausau Homes of Elkhorn with her husband, Greg, said partnering with […]

 
 

EXCLUSIVE: ‘He’s alive … he’s a fighter’

EXCLUSIVE: ‘He’s alive … he’s a fighter’

Daughter says severely injured deputy on a long road to recovery By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent A Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputy is set to undergo numerous surgeries on a long road to recovery after being struck by a vehicle in the early hours of Aug. 1. A 20-plus year veteran of […]