Elkhorn

City officials mull ‘child safety zone’

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer A proposed City of Elkhorn ordinance intends to make it more difficult for convicted sex offenders to live in the Elkhorn area. For nearly a year, Elkhorn’s Legislation and Regulatory Committee has been working on a sexual offender residency restriction ordinance which would control how […]

 
 

Petition drive urges Citizen United referendum in Elkhorn

By Tyler Lamb Editor In the post Citizens United era, one of colossal campaign finance, it seems like mission impossible to remove big money from politics, let alone get Congress to begin a process to amend the Constitution. Nevertheless, activists in Elkhorn, Delavan and Lake Geneva will be going door-to-door […]

 
 

Groundbreaking held for $12-million health center

Groundbreaking held for $12-million health center

By Tyler Lamb Editor Ground was officially broken Monday morning at the site of the new Aurora Health Center, celebrating what Sen. Neal Kedzie called “an investment” in Walworth County. Foundation work has already begun for the 30,000-square-foot, $12-million walk-in health center that will house services such as Audiology, Obstetrics […]

 
 

August elected Speaker Pro Tempore of State Assembly

August elected Speaker Pro Tempore of State Assembly

State Representative Tyler August (R-Lake Geneva)  announced last week he has been elected by his peers to act as the next Speaker Pro Tempore of the State Assembly. As Speaker Pro Tem, August will preside over debate in the State Assembly when it reconvenes for legislative session this fall. “I […]

 
 

Recollections: Sprague Theater kindles fond memories for many Elkhornites

Recollections: Sprague Theater kindles fond  memories for many Elkhornites

By Frank Eames Contributor The Sprague Theatre, current home of the Lakeland Players, revives many fond memories for anyone who grew up in Elkhorn from the late 1920s to the 1970s. Those were different times, particularly before the 1950s when television came on the scene and “light years” of difference […]

 
 

Council updates offer for WE Energies easement

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted to send an offer back to WE Energies for their review concerning the potential purchase of an easement off of the city right-of-way in Sunset Park. According to City Administrator Sam Tapson, WE Energies had approached City of […]

 
 

Fair recognizes Walworth County’s outstanding senior citizens

Fair recognizes Walworth County’s outstanding senior citizens

By Tyler Lamb Editor Each year, the Walworth County Fair honors area senior citizens who dutifully contribute to their community. This year’s Walworth County Fair’s Outstanding Senior Citizen winners include a fire chief, a nursing manager, as well as an active member of the Walworth County Home and Community educators. […]

 
 

Sharon native crowned Fairest of the Fair

Sharon native crowned Fairest of the Fair

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer Sharon native Emilie Cerny was crowned Walworth County Fair’s 2014 Fairest of the Fair. Cerny, 22, graduated from Big Foot High School in 2010 and then from Black Hawk East College in the spring of 2013 with honors. A participant in Big Foot FFA, Cerny […]

 
 

Fair’s attendance: 2013 numbers lowest since 1975

Fair’s attendance: 2013 numbers lowest since 1975

By Tyler Lamb and Kellen Olshefski Elkhorn Independent Staff A late summer heat wave followed by a Friday evening storm put a dent into attendance numbers at the Walworth County Fair. Wednesday through Sunday, attendance was 103,475. Monday’s turnout of 27,210 put the total attendance for the fair at 130,685. […]

 
 

Public meeting scheduled for County NN interchange

By Tyler Lamb Editor The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has announced a public information meeting to discuss improvements to the County NN interchange from just east of I-43 to approximately 0.25 miles east of Bray Road. The meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4 p.m. until […]