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Worshippers raise their hands in praise and thanksgiving during the grand opening service at Living Waters Assembly of God church. (Photo by John Koski)

Property swap benefits two diverse congregations John Koski Correspondent They each had something the other party was interested in. For the Jehovah’s Witnesses it was piece of property on which to build a new Kingdom Hall. For Living Waters Assembly of God it was a church home of their own. […]

 
 

Elkhorn’s newest eatery offers ‘wholesome’ experience

Elkhorn’s newest eatery offers ‘wholesome’ experience

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN staff Stepping into Elkhorn’s latest downtown eatery, customers are instantly greeted with soothing aromas of lavender and citrus countered by the robust smell of freshly ground coffee beans. The inviting scents coming from inside The Essential Café & Bistro are quickly matched with warm greetings […]

 
 

163rd Walworth County Fair blasts off Aug. 29

163rd Walworth County Fair blasts off Aug. 29

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff Crews at the Walworth County Fair have been busy making final preparations for the area’s quintessential end-of-summer event, which attracts upward of 140,000 people to Elkhorn. Kicking off Wednesday, Aug. 29, organizers are promising this year’s six-day, extraterrestrial event will be a “Blast.” This […]

 
 

State legion commander to attend Labor Day troop rally

The 394th weekly Walworth County Support Our Troops Rally will be held at 11 a.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3 at the Park Stage on the Walworth County Fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn. Every Monday morning since Nov. 29, 2004, a rally has been held at the Government […]

 
 

One-room schoolteacher’s lesson plan was lifelong

One-room schoolteacher’s lesson plan was lifelong

By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff Most educators teach because they believe in it. But there are those rare few who believe so strongly in enriching others, that they dedicate their entire lives to education. The community recently said goodbye to longtime educator Marilyn Coogan, 77, who taught locally for more […]

 
 

Elkhorn district administrator announces retirement

Elkhorn district administrator announces retirement

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff  After four decades in public education, District Administrator Greg Wescott announced Monday; this coming school year would be his last heading up operations at Elkhorn Area schools. Wescott, 60, gave his official notification of retirement at the Aug. 13 School Board meeting, noting that […]

 
 

Local horse ranch reins in real-life cowboys

Local horse ranch reins in real-life cowboys

By Bob Peryea Correspondent “Bringing the West to the Midwest.” That’s how professional cowboys Steve Lundean and Aaron Englund describe their equine clinics. The pair teach horses and their owners to “work” cattle, the same way they would on a ranch or during a cattle drive. “We hold cattle work […]

 
 

Restored landmark, park revives country club’s history

Longtime Lauderdale Lakes resident Lawrence Myers sits beneath the freshly restored water tower, named for his grandfather who is credited with designing the Lauderdale Lakes County Club’s course. Myers funded the costly project as well as the scenic Myers Park which has also enhanced the lake district-owned course.

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff While Lauderdale Lakes Country Club touts spectacular views of Don Jean Bay’s sparkling waters, a recent upgrade to the nine-hole course has given golfers even more reason to enjoy hitting the links locally. In an effort to improve the 45-acre course, while giving homage […]

 
 

Buffett Bash continues to raise money for child victims

Two Seasons Bowl in Elkhorn is sponsoring its fourth annual four-day fundraiser to benefit the not-for-profit Walworth County Alliance for Children starting on Thursday, Aug. 23 with a golf outing at Evergreen Golf Club, N6246 Highway 12, Elkhorn. The Buffett Bash event has raised over $15,000 in the past three […]

 
 

Lakeland Players to stage ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

Lakeland Players will present the last two performances of “Willie Wonka Jr.” this weekend which stars Melody Steffens as Grandma Georgina (front, from left), Hans Murtell as Charlie (Madeline Church as Veruca Salt (back), Kaitlyn Guzman as Willy Won-ka, Talor Westendorf as the Candy Man, Sage Scherzer as Candy Man Kid.

This weekend, audiences will be taken to a magical place where Oompa-Loompas sing and dance, and rooms are made of tasty chocolate, as the Lakeland Players bring to the stage Ronald Dahl’s “Willie Wonka Jr.” “Willie Wonka Jr.” is a stage adaption of the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” […]

 
 
 
 
 

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