Archive for: March, 2016

Council approves alcohol licenses for events at fairgrounds

By Kellen Olshefski SLN Staff The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted unanimously in favor of approving temporary alcohol licenses for three upcoming events at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, but not without asking some questions first. The three events licenses were approved March 21 include the demolition derby, May 20-21, […]

 
 

A community of hope

A community of hope

Walworth County Relay for Life brings home coveted award from Wisconsin conference By Kellen Olshefski SLN Staff For Relay For Life of Walworth County, what was a day of learning, inspiration and sharing ideas at the 2016 Wisconsin Relay For Life Leadership Conference ended with a big surprise: winning the […]

 
 

School board candidates discuss district’s strengths, challenges

School board candidates discuss district’s strengths, challenges

By Heather Ruenz Editor There are two seats on the April 5 ballot in the Whitewater Unified School District, and two candidates – incumbent Brian Brunner and former, longtime board member Jim Stewart. The candidates shared their view on the strengths of the district, what they see as upcoming challenges […]

 
 

Five on the ballot for four council seats

Five on the ballot for four council seats

By Tom Ganser Correspondent On Mar. 12, four candidates appearing on the April 5 ballot for the Whitewater Common Council participated in a forum sponsored by the Whitewater Area League of Women Voters. Forum participants included: Aldermanic District 1 incumbent member Patrick Wellnitz and challenger Kenneth Kienbaum along with incumbent […]

 
 

Classic performances

Classic performances

Whitewater High School Whippets track and field members participate in the Nelson-Daniel Classic at UW-Whitewater March 4 to open their season with a strong showing against 23 other schools. Miranda Reynolds (above) earned second in the high jump; Xhonatan Shahollari (below) placed first in the triple jump and fifth in […]

 
 

Pool rates to increase for 2016 season

Slight rate increase to account for added operating expenses with full season By Kellen Olshefski SLN Staff The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted in favor of an increased fee schedule for Sunset Pool’s 2016 season at a special council meeting March 14. Under the new fee schedule, the price […]

 
 

Elks sweep track titles

By Chris Bennett Correspondent All involved with the Elkhorn Area High School track program have waited years for the boys to catch-up to the talent level of their female teammates. The day for such a feat might finally be dawning. The Elks’ won titles in the boys and girls meets […]

 
 

East Troy to be first in state to have SmartLabs

East Troy to be first in state to have SmartLabs

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Community School District will be the first in the state to offer SmartLabs in its schools. The Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night to purchase the labs for Prairie View Elementary and East Troy Middle schools. School District Administrator Chris Hibner […]

 
 

Girls end with most wins in history

Girls end with most wins in history

Coach looks to continue winning tradition next season, reload team with girls who know system By Dan Truttschel Correspondent The other teams in the Rock Valley Conference’s South Division certainly have taken notice of the Big Foot girls basketball team. And why not? The Chiefs ended the 2015-16 year with […]

 
 

Coach looks to drive boys to improve in offseason

Dowden excited to see what junior Beau Cary will bring to team next season By Dan Truttschel Correspondent The jump that Big Foot junior boys basketball player Beau Cary took from last year to this was significant. And with one year still remaining in his high school career, there’s no […]