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 […]


Library to conduct session on Affordable Health Care Act changes

An informational meeting on the new Affordable Health Care Act will be held on Monday, September 16,at 6:30 p.m., at Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St. The meeting will focus on what changes will be taking place Oct. 1 under federal regulations on health care, and what the changes […]


Fair’s attendance: 2013 numbers lowest since 1975

By Tyler Lamb Editor 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. Last year 134,409 people attended […]


Walworth County Board to begin 2014 budget deliberations

Board supervisors will get their first peek at Walworth County Administrator Dave Bretl’s 2014 budget when he presents a first draft at a committee of the whole workshop at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. The Public Works Committee will hear capital improvement project appeals to the budget at 3:30 p.m. […]


DFI: Beware of unscrupulous debt collection practices

Wisconsin consumers should be on the alert for phone calls from unscrupulous debt collectors, the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions has warned. In many cases, the caller states he is attempting to serve a summons and if the consumer does not “act immediately,” he or she will be arrested. The […]


Elkhorn recycler looks to Arkansas plant

An Elkhorn-based recycling business, with plans to build an electronic recycling center in Whitewater, is setting its sights on building an out-of-state plant first. DP Electronic Recycling, 540 E. Centralia St., wants to create a recycling plant located in Whitewater’s Technology Park that would employ roughly 100 people. However, a […]


Octagon house awakens county’s rich history

Octagon house awakens county’s rich history

By Edwin Scherzer Correspondant  Living within a home’s four walls and roof can provide a sense of comfort. So doubling that number should add an extra sense of well-being, right? Occupants and historical preservationists of octagonal homes certainly think so. Born more than two centuries ago, octagonal design was pursued by […]


2016 Farm Technology Days informational meeting slated

Family farms interested in hosting the 2016 Farm Technology Days in Walworth County may attend an informational meeting on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in Room 214 of the Government Building, 100 W Walworth Street in Elkhorn. Potential host farm members will be able to ask questions of the […]


Labor Day troop rally to be held at Walworth County Fair

The 444th weekly Support Our Troops Rally will be held at 11 a.m. on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2 at the Park Stage (near the Log Cabin) during the Walworth County Fair. Every Monday morning since Nov. 29, 2004, a rally has been held at the Government Center on the […]


Oak Ridge Boys to bring 40th anniversary tour to Walworth County Fair

Oak Ridge Boys to bring 40th anniversary tour to Walworth County Fair

40 years and still having fun By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the group’s current line-up, the Oak Ridge Boys is set to take the stage Aug. 30 at the Walworth County Fair. Featuring Richard Sterban, 70, Duane Allen, 70, Joe Bonsall, 65, and William Lee […]