Archive for: December, 2012

Drug dealer sentenced in Spring Prairie heroin death

Drug dealer sentenced in Spring Prairie heroin death

By Jean Matheson Correspondent A 29-year-old Illinois woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for supplying a fatal dose of heroin to a Town of Spring Prairie man. Lisa C. Jurgens of Crystal Lake, Ill., had pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree reckless homicide before her sentencing […]


An official holiday tradition

An official holiday tradition

Celebrate 20th anniversary of Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8 December of 1992 saw the dawning of the very first Breakfast with Santa, sponsored by the local Whitewater Optimist Club jointly with the UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club. The clubs will again host this community event on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8-11 a.m. […]


Clean Sweep boasts successful turnout

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The 2012 Walworth County Clean Sweep program attracted a steady stream of residents looking to properly dispose of more than 17 tons of household hazardous waste products and old meds. A total of 750 participant surveys were completed during the two-day event held on Oct. […]


Council approves sewer rate increase

By John Koski Elkhorn Independent In a brief 20-minute meeting Monday, the Elkhorn Common Council approved a sewer rate increase of 4 percent for both residential and commercial/industrial customers effective January 2013. Earlier committee discussion had looked at a 6 percent residential increase and an 8 percent increase for commercial/industrial […]


The man (and wife) of the season

The man (and wife) of the season

Santa and Mrs Claus wave to parade goers during the 31st annual Christmas Card Parade in Elkhorn Dec. 1. (Photo by John Koski)



Viola Patricia “Pat” Novotny (nee Herbert), age 82 of Palmyra, (Blue Spring Lake) and Marco Island, Fla., died Dec. 3, 2012. Beloved wife of Donald; loving mother of Donald Jr. (Monica), Ronald (Lisa) and Nancy (Rick) Pinney; dear grandmother of Ricky, Steve, Caitlin, Melissa, Coder (Jackie), Donnie, and Victoria; great-grandmother […]



Lucille C. Witterholt, age 90, of Seymour, Wis., died on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012 at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Seymour. Lucy was born on Nov. 19, 1922 the daughter of the late Martin and Rose (Stahl) Witterholt. Lucy loved to help out on the family farm where she worked […]



Ruth Ann Acker (nee Schweitzer) passed peacefully on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at the age of 75. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth J. Acker; dear mother of the late Cynthia Acker, Peter (Sue) Acker, Jeffrey (Barb) Acker and Kimberly (Paul) Boyajian; proud and loving grandma of Brandon, Devin, Liam, […]



Sandra M. Kranz (nee Lenzner) of East Troy entered into Eternal Life on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at the age of 70 years. Sandy was born in Antigo, Wis., on May 9, 1942 the cherished daughter of Raymond and Lorraine (nee Smith) Lenzner. She was the beloved wife for 30 […]



Donald Grover Hopkins, 82, of Beloit and formerly longtime Delavan resident died at Premier Health Care Center in Beloit on Dec. 3, 2012. He was born Jan 21, 1930 in Delavan to the late John and Esther (Grover) Hopkins. He graduated from Delavan High School in 1948. He farmed all […]