Archive for: September, 2012

Dead deer discovered in county

EHD confirmed in surrounding areas By Annette Newcomb staff writer Small groups of dead deer have been discovered in southeastern Wisconsin in recent weeks and the culprit seems to be small biting flies called midges. Kenosha County Wildlife Biologist Marty Johnson said, so far, dead deer have not been discovered […]

 
 

Whitewater public auction raises $4K for the arts

Whitewater public auction raises $4K for the arts

The Whitewater Arts Alliance held its eighth annual public art project auction on Sept. 22, raising $4,290 for Arts Alliance programming. The banners, which graced downtown city light poles this summer, received bids by business people, families, artists, teachers and residents of all ages. “We continue to be so grateful […]

 
 

DA: Deputy-involved shooting was self -defense

DA: Deputy-involved shooting was self -defense

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel announced last week that Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Nichols acted in self-defense when he shot bank robbery suspect Robert Lynn following a high-speed chase on Aug. 24. Schimel led the review of the officer-involved shooting following an investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s […]

 
 

Pig in the Park

Pig in the Park

Wayne Feggerstad, certified table captain from the Kansas City Barbeque Society, shows off chicken for appearance judging during Whitewater’s first Pig in the Park BBQ Cook-off on Cravath Lakefront Park, sponsored by Downtown Whitewater, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the City of Whitewater. (Tom Ganser photo)

 
 

Elks keep pace with best in the Southern Lakes

Elks keep pace with best in the Southern Lakes

By Chris Bennett Correspondent The Elkhorn Area High School soccer team played through a bit of a rollercoaster ride last week. In three games, the Elks outscored two of their opponents by a combined score of 14-1. The marquee game last week for the Elks was a showdown with heated […]

 
 

Chiefs show no mercy in 63-0 blowout

Chiefs show no mercy in 63-0 blowout

  By Dan Truttschel Correspondent   The last thing opponents of the Big Foot football team want to deal with another is another offensive weapon. But if last week’s rout at Beloit Turner is any indication, the Chiefs may just have another tool at their disposal. Senior quarterback Carter Hehr, who […]

 
 

Elkhorn runners make strides in Janesville

By Chris Bennett Correspondent Elkhorn raced Saturday in the Midwest Invitational hosted by Janesville Craig High School and run at Blackhawk Golf Course in Janesville. “Conditions were cold and windy,” coach Randi Wulf sid. “This is a huge meet, with about 2,400 total runners in all of the races.” Wulf […]

 
 

Golfers fail to defend conference crown

By Chris Bennett Correspondent The Elkhorn Area High School girls golf team struggled Sept. 18, finishing fifth of seven teams at the Southern Lakes Conference meet at Hawk’s View Golf Course in Lake Geneva. Union Grove won the conference title with a team score of 409 on the 18-hole course. […]

 
 

LETTER: Obama is gutting welfare

Robert Rector is a senior research fellow who worked closely with Congress to draft the work requirements in the 1996 welfare reform law.       The 1996 law required that a portion of able-bodied adults getting welfare work or prepare for work. Obama issued a bureaucratic order allowing states to waive […]

 
 

Fundraiser set for Sharon infant

Fundraiser set for Sharon infant

Acting 4 Aspen/Raising 4 Rhizo Kids fundraiser will be Saturday, Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. at the Iron Horse Saloon, 124 North St., Sharon. The fundraiser aims to raise awareness for the genetic disease carried by children like 1-year-old Aspen Tofel of Sharon who is one of only 100 people […]