Archive for: November, 2014

Toys for Tots donations accepted

Volunteer Connection will help the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program by collecting toys to provide a Christmas for less fortunate children in Walworth County. Donors may leave a new unwrapped toy at one of 38 drop-off locations in the county. The final toy pick-up date is Dec. 11, […]

 
 

Brickbusters take second at regional tournament

Brickbusters take second at regional tournament

Team advances to  sectional FLL tournament on Dec. 13 The St. Peter’s School Brickbusters took second place at regionals in Sheboygan at Shoreland Technical College. The Brickbusters also earned the Judges Award title for their high marks in the three areas that are judged – Project, Teamwork and Robotics. The […]

 
 

Walworth to hold budget hearing on Dec. 1

Proposed budget calls for slight increase in levy By Kellen Olshefski Editor The Village of Walworth is holding a public hearing for its proposed 2015 budget at 7:30 p.m. this coming Monday, Dec. 1, at the Village Hall, 227 N. Main St., Walworth. According to a copy of the 2015 […]

 
 

Boys set for solid season

Boys set for solid season

Trojans return four standout starters By Dan Truttschel Correspondent Even as they appeared to be “rebuilding” the past couple seasons, the East Troy High School boys basketball team more than held its own. And now that the new core of standout Trojans has reached their senior year, it’s time for […]

 
 

Girls drop game to Delavan-Darien

Girls drop game to Delavan-Darien

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent At first glance, it appears little went right for the East Troy High School girls basketball team Friday night in its season opener at Delavan-Darien. But a closer look shows young Trojans’ squad wasn’t that far away from a non-conference victory. The two teams battled nearly […]

 
 

Skatrud era begins for Elks hoops

By Chris Bennett Correspondent The Elkhorn Area High School boys basketball team is opening a new chapter in its history – kind of. The Elks are starting their first campaign under new coach Josh Skatrud. Skatrud spent the last seven years at Elkhorn as the boys junior varsity coach and […]

 
 

Lady Elks start season slow

By Chris Bennett Correspondent The Elkhorn Area High School girls basketball team opened its 2015-15 season with two consecutive non-conference losses. The Elks lost their season opener 46-29 Nov. 20 at Clinton and lost their home opener 39-30 Nov. 21 against Edgerton. Against Clinton (2-0) the Elks trailed 24-17 at […]

 
 

Parading around the Christmas Card Town

A group of children march down the center of Elkhorn’s North Wisconsin Street displaying artist Jan Castle Reed’s Christmas Cards during the 2012 Christmas Card Town Parade. Reed was commissioned for 14 years to paint the Christmas cards, reviving the tradition of artist Cecile Johnson, whose six watercolor paintings for Ford Motor Company in 1958 earned the city it’s “Christmas Card Town” title.

Annual Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce parade set for Dec. 6 By Kellen Olshefski Editor The Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its 33rd annual Elkhorn Christmas Card Town Parade, to be held in downtown Elkhorn at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. Chris Clapper, executive director of […]

 
 

Boys aim to change close losses to victories

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent Ask any high school coach for a pre-season goal and they’re likely to respond that winning a conference title is at the top of the list. When it comes to the Big Foot boys basketball program in 2014-15, that’s the target in the Chiefs’ sights. Now […]

 
 

Girls 1-0 in Rock Valley Conference

Girls 1-0 in Rock Valley Conference

Pre-halftime rally put game out of reach for opponents By Dan Truttschel Correspondent If the Big Foot girls basketball team hopes to make some noise this season in the Rock Valley Conference, a good place to start was Tuesday’s opener at Parkview. Mission accomplished. Big Foot bounced back from a […]