The gift of hope

Gift card donations requested for Elkhorn area families For many years, Hope Now of Elkhorn and the Elkhorn Area School District have coordinated food and gift assistance for families in need during the holidays. The compassion and generosity of so many donors have answered that call for assistance. This year, […]


Retailers, artist unite for event

Retailers, artist unite for event

Country Christmas Crawl aims for safe shopping option By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Five countryside businesses have joined forces to offer a safe holiday shopping experience. Rather than hosting one large event with multiple vendors in one space, the five businesses will showcase the work of hundreds of artists and […]


A leg up on technical education

Students in Austin Thorson’s meter class at Elkhorn Area High School get hands-on practice. The school was recently honored for increasing its certifications in technical education the past three years.

Elkhorn Area High school honored for increasing its certifications By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Elkhorn Area High School was recently honored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers for its leadership and innovation in career and technical education at the school. JoAnne Pella, the continuing education coordinator for EAHS, said […]


Toys for Tots seeks donations

Volunteer Connection is seeking donations of toys that will be given to Walworth County families for the annual Toys for Tots program. COVID-19 has led to some of the businesses that serve as collection sites not being able to participate this year, according to Patti O’Brien. “Last year we served […]


Elkhorn council bumps parking lot project

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted in favor of skipping a proposed parking lot project in 2021 at a recent meeting. Instead, they decided to move the project – for the parking lot between South Wisconsin and South Washington streets – to the 2022 budget. […]


Let It Glow!

Lighted drive-thru planned for Dec. 4 By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer With a bit of inspiration and the help of several area organizations, Walworth County will have a new holiday event this season. The Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Walworth County and the Walworth County Food and […]


Elkhorn’s 2020 Christmas card revealed

Elkhorn’s 2020 Christmas card revealed

Plans for holiday season include tree lighting, Let It Glow and parade By Kate Abbe Contributor Tim Carson entered the Elkhorn Chamber office, and with a shrug and a smile, he unveiled the 2020 Christmas Card Town’s newest addition. Titled, “He’s Making a List and Checking it Twice,” Carson had […]


County to claim final $700K in COVID funding

Unused grant money set to expire; funds would be claimed for payroll By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent With time ticking toward the Nov. 6 deadline to claim funds available to Walworth County in COVID-19 grants, the finance committee was recently preparing to file claims for public health and sheriff’s office payroll […]


A lot of feet of fun

A lot of feet of fun

Numerous people showed up for the Elkhorn Recreation Department’s 6 Feet Trick or Treat event last Friday night at Sunset Park. The event offered safe ways to hand out candy at various stations. See more photos in the Nov. 5 Elkhorn Independent. (Dave Dresdow photo)


County looks to hire public health nurse

COVID-19 tracing practices also addressed By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent Walworth County’s Health and Human Services Committee members voted in favor of a resolution last week that seeks to authorize the creation of a public health nurse position at Health and Human Services. At the Oct. 21 committee meeting, Walworth County […]