Bridge replacement to close County Highway H

County Highway H in the Town of Sugar Creek will be closed Oct. 21 to Oct. 25 while  a bridge along the highway is replaced, according to a news release from the Walworth County Public Works Department. The bridge is located 1.5 miles south of the intersection with County Highway […]


Law enforcement to visit sex offenders on Halloween

During community scheduled trick-or-treat dates throughout Walworth County on Oct. 31, the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office and participating municipal police agencies and Probation and Parole agents will join forces for the fifth annual “Operation Trick or Treat” enforcement program. The cooperative effort between the Department of Corrections – Division of […]


Twin Oaks expands housing services in Walworth County

Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless is expanding its housing stability services to provide longer-term housing options for families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Walworth County. “For some individuals and families, 90 days is just not enough time to successfully work the transition to independent […]


Mercy offering flu shots around county

Mercy Health System is offering community seasonal flu shots at the following locations. Walk-ins welcome. Mercy Elkhorn Medical Center 839 N. Wisconsin St., (262) 741-1400 October 15, 1-5 p.m. Mercy Lake Geneva Medical Center 350 Peller Rd., (262) 249-0221 October 18, 1-4:30 p.m. Drive-thru flu clinic Mercy Walworth Hospital and […]


Former police officer remembered for his work

Former police officer remembered for his work

Funeral services for former Elkhorn police officer Ray Otto, 63 will be held next Monday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home and Crematory in Elkhorn. Otto died Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center. He worked with the Elkhorn Police Department from […]


Sunset Pool referendum date set for Nov. 5

City officials will ask residents for guidance on the fate of Sunset Pool during a November advisory referendum. The pool was built more than 40 years ago. Since that time the pool has needed several repairs across the years, including a repair project done about 12 years ago that was […]


Elkhorn council votes for revoking Reddroom’s liquor license

By Tyler Lamb Editor The Elkhorn Common Council dealt a blow to a troubled city bar, voting 5-0 Monday night to revoke the liquor license of The Reddroom, effectively shutting it down. Alderman Jim D’Alessandro recused himself from the vote due personal dealings with the bar. Municipal code stipulates a […]


Lakeland Players celebrates 40 years on stage

Lakeland Players celebrates 40 years on stage

Theatre group nears 150-production mark   By Tyler Lamb Editor Old friends, good memories and a touch of nostalgia: that’s what the Lakeland Players promise this month as it celebrates 40 years on the stage. Composed of amateur actors and actresses, who have blended together to form a community theater […]


Flurry of events on tap at Elkhorn Oktoberfest

Flurry of events on tap at Elkhorn Oktoberfest

Tyler Lamb Editor Grab your stein, throw on your lederhosen and mark your calendars for Elkhorn’s Oktoberfest. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 under the colorful canopy of fall foliage in the downtown square area. The annual fall festival, now in its eighth year, continues to thrive as […]


Second Day of Action event set for Oct. 12

Walworth County Move to Amend will hold its second Day of Action on Saturday, Oct. 12, in the cities of Elkhorn, Delavan and Lake Geneva. Residents can sign a petition to support the national Move to Amend movement to rescind the concept of “corporate personhood” and generally curbing election spending […]