Archive for: December, 2014

Spring election process underway

Candidates for city positions able to circulate nomination papers By Kellen Olshefski Editor As quickly as election season ended it has once again begun, as parties interested in running for an elected position on the City of Elkhorn Common Council were able to begin circulating nomination papers on Monday. Aldermanic […]


Santa Claus is coming by rail Saturday

The East Troy Electric Railroad’s annual Santa Train departs from The Elegant Farmer in Mukwonago at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday on its way to the East Troy village square for the Bob Barutha Memorial Christmas Tree lighting. The train runs in conjunction with Mukwonago’s Midnight Magic and East Troy’s Santa on the Square celebrations.

Annual Santa Train runs Dec. 6 from Mukwonago to East Troy Santa, Mrs. Claus and their entourage will make their annual journey to East Troy via the beautifully lit four-car Santa Train on Saturday, Dec. 6. Presented by the East Troy Electric Railroad in conjunction with the East Troy Area […]



Linda S. Hoekstra, 55, of Delavan, passed away on Dec. 3, 2014, at Mercy Walworth Hospital in the Town of Geneva. She was born in Elkhorn on Nov. 13, 1959, to Wilbur and Helen (Greenfield) Vegter. She was united in marriage for 35 wonderful years to Michael Hoekstra on Aug. […]


Boys start season with win over Parker, loss to Fort

By Jennifer Cesarz Correspondent The Delavan-Darien High School boys basketball team’s season got under way last week with a win over Janesville Parker and a loss to Fort Atkinson. The Comets, under head coach Bob Beighton, bring a small line-up to the court with the tallest starter just over 6 […]


Badger grad new press officer for U.S. Alpine Ski Team

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Badger High School 2001 graduate Megan Harrod was hired as press officer for the U.S. Alpine Ski Team and began serving in the position Oct. 1. Harrod is the daughter of retired Badger teacher Doug Harrod. “I deal with elite-level athletes, and I need to […]


Warhawks to host national quarterfinals

Warhawks to host national quarterfinals

The No. 1 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football team piled up nearly 500 yards of total offense and tallied 28 second-half points Nov. 29 at home en route to a 38-14 victory over 14th-ranked Wabash (Ind.) in an NCAA Division III Playoffs second round contest. With the win, the Warhawks (12-0 […]


Police thwart murder in progress

Woman said man had knife to her throat when officers knocked on door By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer A Madison man is expected to appear in court Friday on charges that he tried to kill a Whitewater woman he met on Facebook by beating and stabbing her at her Janesville […]


Lady Whippets dominate Jefferson

Lady Whippets dominate Jefferson

By Adam Knoll Sports Correspondent The Lady Whippets made quick work of conference opponent Jefferson last week, scoring 39 points in the first half, and taking a 21-point lead into intermission. Whitewater scored nearly as much in the second half, taking the game easily, 70-40. Sarah Schumacher decimated the Jefferson […]


Santa’s ready for breakfast

Santa’s ready for breakfast

Some of the UW-Whitewater/Community Optimist Club elves gather around Santa at last year’s Breakfast with Santa event. This year’s event will take place 8 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 in the Esker Dining Hall, 420 N. Prairie St. on the UW-W campus. Santa, Mrs. Claus, Frosty the Snowman and […]


Engineering firm to address flood concerns

Pavement reconstruction, utility improvements slated for 2015 By Dave Fidlin Correspondent An area prone to flooding within Whitewater is expected to receive a little TLC next year. The city is enlisting the services of Milwaukee-based engineering firm Strand Associates, following a decision Nov. 18 by the Common Council. Strand’s services […]