Archive for: November, 2012

Some county employees face pay cuts

But more will see higher pay as a result of new wage scale By Maureen Vander Sanden Contributor Recent approval by the Walworth County Board of Supervisors to create a new pay scale that officials say better aligns public employees’ wages with those in the private sector, sparked outcry Nov. […]



Mary C. Strong, 95 of Lake Geneva, died Sunday Nov. 25, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born on Jan. 19, 1917, to J. Walter and Elsie (Yahnke) Strong.  She graduated from Elkhorn High School with the Class of 1934. Mary was trained as a […]



Ervin F. Rucks, 90, of E. Jefferson Street, Elkhorn, died Sunday Nov. 25, 2012, at Williams Bay Care Center, Williams Bay. He was born March 25, 1922, in Berlin, Wis., the son of the late Frank and Lillian (Bauerfiend) Rucks.  He was united in marriage to Betty J. Beltz on […]


That loveable orphan ‘Annie’

Len Hedges-Goettls' gets his head shaved by Patrick Rosko of Geneva Hairlines in preparation for his role as Daddy Warbucks in Lakeland Players up-coming production of the musical "Annie." Mia Grace Barnett (left), a fourth grader from Lake Geneva, is portraying Annie.

Lakeland Players to bring classic to stage By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The Lakeland Players are putting the finishing touches on their production of the award-winning Broadway musical “Annie,” set to debut this weekend. Director Linda Kouzes said the Lakeland Players have been trying to get the traveling show based […]


Lady Elks come up short

By Chris Bennett Correspondent The Elkhorn Area High School girls basketball team dropped its season opener Nov. 20 in a non-conference game at Oregon, 46-25. Notable in the loss is the Elks offensive output in the first half. Elkhorn (0-1) scored four points in the first quarter and two points […]


Head to Whitewater for the Holly Days

Head to Whitewater for the Holly Days

Santa will make his annual trip to Whitewater during the city’s annual Happy Holly Days Parade on Friday, Nov. 30. Floats and marchers will light up Whitewater’s Main Street at 6 p.m. The route will begin at Whiton Street, travel east on Main Street, turn on Whitewater Street and end […]



Mae A. Clark, 85 of Monroe, formerly of Elkhorn, died Nov. 20, 2012 at Pleasant View Nursing Home.  She was born on Dec. 2, 1926 in Patch Grove, the daughter of Archie and Mattie (Crubaugh) Ward. Mae and John Oostdik were married on Jan. 18, 1945, she later married Joseph […]



James F. Murphy, 81, of Janesville, and formerly of Elkhorn, died Nov. 22, 2012, at his home. Memorial Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 107 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn. Inurnment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 […]


Grades that can motivate

School board seeks improved weighted grading system By Kellen Olshefski SLN Staff The Elkhorn Area School Board took time to review the possibility of moving away from a weighted grading system at its meeting Monday. The discussion opened with a presentation by Elkhorn Area High School Principal Tina Bosworth focusing […]


Christmas marches in on Saturday

Sue Schinke, of Lyle’s TV and Appliance, waves to hundreds of spectators on the streets downtown Elkhorn during the 30th annual Christmas Card Towne parade in 2011. The 2012 parade is set for Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Elkhorn’s annual parade benefits food pantry Get ready for good times and great fun when the 31st annual Christmas Card Town Parade steps off in downtown Elkhorn at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. The parade, which is sponsored by the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center, benefits […]