Emergency Food Assistance available in Walworth County

Community Action Inc. announces food assistance services available in Rock and Walworth counties. The Emergency Food Assistance Program is a federal program that provides food assistance to low-income households through the distribution of food commodities from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services. The Emergency Food Assistance […]


The week in review

Gov.  Walker signs $70 billion budget By Tyler Lamb Editor Gov. Scott Walker signed a two-year, $70 billion state budget Sunday after making several dozen vetoes to it. The budget, approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature, includes all of the governor’s priorities, including expansion of private school vouchers, a $650 million tax […]


Lamb takes over as Independent editor

Tyler Lamb, 26, has been named editor of the Elkhorn Independent. Lamb, who recently served as managing editor of The Courier, a weekly newspaper in Waterloo, is a 2010 communications graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with print media major and multimedia minor. He began his career as a reporter […]


Local Reps tout state budget

Republicans convinced it keeps state on the right track By Tyler Lamb Editor Admittedly no state budget is flawless. Nevertheless, Republican lawmakers believe the 2013-15 biennial budget features several fiscally conservative provisions – including income tax cuts, limits on property taxes and expansion of the state’s educational voucher program – […]


Reinke shines light on Elkhorn’s rich history

Reinke shines light on Elkhorn’s rich history

Historian the driving force behind Webster House By Tyler Lamb Editor   Nestled among the quiet, unassuming neighborhood of East Rockwell Street, stands a white Greek Revival House where Joseph Philibrick Webster once resided. Webster, composer of several popular hymns such as “In the Sweet By and By,” lived in […]


State’s work ethic is mired in manufacturing

By Mike Nichols Badger Diggings       We dislike slackers. It’s part of our history.       As far back as the Civil War, Wisconsin soldiers fighting in the south derided the lazy southern landowners and observed that the abhorrent use of slave labor had, as it was said, “perverted […]


College Notes

University of Wisconsin-La Cross: The following students from Elkhorn have been named to the dean’s list for the 2013 spring semester: John Cooper, accountancy major, and Kyla Price, psychology major. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point: The following students from Elkhorn graduated 2013 spring semester: Douglas C. Bailey, MSNR; Christopher D. Earnest, […]


Illinois man cited in fatal crash

By Tyler Lamb Editor   A Woodstock, Ill. man has been arrested and charged with OWI-homicide following a one-car crash June 14 in the Town of Walworth. The crash left a 22-year-old Fontana man, dead, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel P. Consolo, 24, was charged June 25 […]


Webster Notes

By Doris Reinke Correspondent There was a time when shopping in Elkhorn had a different pattern than is seen today. Instead of heading north to Market Street and establishments along Highway 67, or even to the big cluster of super stores on Highway 50 between Delavan and Lake Geneva, the […]


Walker signs $70 billion budget in Pleasant Prairie

Gov. Scott Walker has signed the state budget after making several dozen vetoes to it. The budget includes Walker’s major priorities — a $650 million income tax cut, rejection of federal Medicaid expansion and the expansion of private school vouchers statewide. Most of Walker’s vetoes to the $70 billion, two-year […]


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