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From strawberries to adult services librarian

From strawberries to adult services librarian

                      By John Koski Staff writer Not many people, much less librarians, can say they grew up on a berry farm. Anna Merry can. As the new adult services librarian at Matheson Memorial Library, her earliest years revolved around her […]

 
 

Walworth County residents rescued from White River

Walworth County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters rescued a trapped kayaker and canoeist from the White River Wednesday afternoon at about 3:52 p.m. The deputies found the two people pinned up against a large log about a mile away from Sheridan Springs and Short Road. The current was strong and the […]

 
 

Defendant in sexual assault case dies

Defendant in sexual assault case dies

By Vicky Wedih Staff Writer An Elkhorn man charged with sexually assaulting two boys in 2011 and 2004 died unexpectedly June 5. Charges against Rodney J. Meiller, 52, were dismissed in Walworth County Circuit Court on June 11 in light of his death. A jury trial scheduled for April 22 […]

 
 

Rock-n-roll band reunites after 30-year hiatus

Rock-n-roll band reunites after 30-year hiatus

Former ‘Powerplant’ musicians change emphasis from secular to Christian music Sacred Agent band members rehearse last week at Living Waters Assembly of God Church, W5696 Schmidt Road. The group, which held its first concert on Sunday, includes (from left) Eric Graff, Diane Dickerman, Gordie McDonald and Robin Anderson. By John […]

 
 

City employee health insurance plan authorized

By Tyler Lamb Editor   Bids from several health insurance carriers were considered during the city’s Finance and Judicial Committee’s Monday evening assembly. Sam Tapson, city administrator, indicated the current health insurance contract expires July1, and renewal proposals were solicited from 17 re-insurers, nine of which submitted quotes. The three […]

 
 

Local woman, would-be rescuer pulled from swollen river

She was taken to hospital after being pinned against log by raging current An Elkhorn woman and a man who attempted to rescue her had to be pulled from the White River near Lyons by sheriff’s deputies Wednesday after capsizing in a swift current. Walworth County deputies responded to a […]

 
 

Wescott calls it a career

Wescott calls it a career

Greg Wescott District administrator reminisces about his lifelong vocation and his 16 years in Elkhorn By John Koski Staff Writer  Greg Wescott sat at the conference table in his office in the historic 1887 building Thursday morning. His personal belongings had already been removed. The walls were mostly bare and […]

 
 

Deputies kill man who allegedly beat mother’s boyfriend, stole squad car and confronted officers with gun

Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputies shot and killed a 39-year-old Elkhorn man early Thursday morning after he allegedly beat his mother’s boyfriend, stole a squad car and came toward deputies with a shotgun. Jeremiah B. Krubert was pronounced dead at the intersection of Millard and Pierce roads in the Town of […]

 
 

Suspect dies in officer-involved shooting

Deputies from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department were involved in an on-duty incident early this morning where a suspect was shot and killed. According to a press release for Sheriff David Graves, no deputies were injured in the incident, which occurred at about 2:45 a.m., June 13. The Sheriff’s Department […]

 
 

High school senior turns a ‘bad thing’ into an opportunity to do good

High school senior turns a ‘bad thing’ into an opportunity to do good

Ruth McLeod earns the annual Elkhorn Independent Outstanding Senior Award   By John Koski SLN Staff   For some people, finding a passion comes later in life. For example, Colonel Sanders started his first Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise at age 65, Grandma Moses began painting at 76 after arthritis forced […]

 
 
 
 
 

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