Archive for: December, 2014


James “Jim” E. Olsen, 57, of Big Flats, formerly of Whitewater died on Dec. 27, 2014, in Friendship. He was born on May 20, 1957, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to Bernellyn “Bernie” and Ramona “Mona” Olsen. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church for many years while living in […]



Kathryn Leah Koenig, 71, of Fort Atkinson, passed away Dec. 28, 2014, at the University Hospital in Madison. She was born in Fond du Lac on Feb. 6, 1943 to Leonard Kohlman and Marion (Hassman) Kohlman. She graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 1961 and attended St Mary’s School […]



Eleanor B. Stone, 95, a cancer survivor and longtime resident of Whitewater went to be with her Savior on Dec. 24, 2014. She was born to Edward Jacobs and Anna Meudt Jacobs in Woodruff on March 16, 1919. Eleanor attended Whitewater High School. She married Ralph Edward Stone on June […]



Shirley Ilene Leanna, 71, of Palmyra, passed away on Dec. 24, 2014, in her home surrounded by loved ones, ending her fight against cancer. She was born Shirley Ilene Casey in Woodstock, Ill., the daughter of Dorothy and Kenneth Casey. Shirley graduated from Woodstock Community High School in 1961and has […]



Dennis Phillip Rogers, 73, of Delavan and formerly of Park Falls, died in Delavan on Dec. 27, 2014. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Betzer Funeral Home in Delavan. Friends may call two hours before the services at the funeral home.


Spreading Christmas cheer

Village of Sharon Police Department Administrative Assistant Tasia Knorr (from left), Officer Derrick Goetsch and Chief Brad Buchholz prepare to head out on the road and deliver toys to local families.

Sharon Police Department delivers toys to 21 families With the holiday season in full effect the Village of Sharon Police Department pitched in to spread a little Christmas cheer to local children by sponsoring a Toy Drive for local area families. On Dec. 22, according to a release from the […]


Making a Christmas wish a reality

Making a Christmas wish a reality

DeHaan RV partners with Make-A-Wish foundation to ease burdens of travel for Hartland boy and family By Kellen Olshefski Editor In the spirit of giving, Elkhorn’s DeHaan RV Center partnered up with the Make-A-Wish foundation to make a 4-year-old Hartland boy’s Christmas wish come true last Friday. For 4-year-old Isaac […]



Robert A. Hertel, Sr., 75, passed away on Dec. 23, 2014. He was born on April 21, 1939 in Kenosha to William and Martha Hertel. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force from Jan. 1961 to Jan. 1965. With the aid of the G.I. Bill, he earned a Bachelor of […]


Wrestlers place fifth in Mt. Horeb invite

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent The Big Foot wrestling team ventured far west Saturday and came home from the Mt. Horeb Invitational with a solid fifth-place finish. Fennimore won the title at the 13-team meet with 232 points, followed by Verona with 196, Mt. Horeb with 166, Cambridge with 128 and […]


Lady Elks fall in close call

By Chris Bennett Correspondent The Elkhorn Area High School and Milton High School gymnastics teams ended their non-conference dual meet Dec. 18 at Elkhorn as close as two teams can be. Milton beat Elkhorn 116.025 to 116.000. The .025 is the closest margin possible in high school gymnastics. “You can’t […]