Archive for: May, 2016


Lon Vernon Erickson, born June 16, 1946, accomplished voyager and student of the world, died May 21, 2016, in his home on the island of Bohol in the Philippines. Having grown up in East Troy, Lon traveled extensively for work and for joy, and he lived in many countries. He […]




      Betty J. Betenz, 93, of Blue Spring Lake, Palmyra, died peacefully in her sleep May 28, 2016, at Fairhaven in Whitewater. Betty grew up on a farm on the Irwin Young property. She graduated from Palmyra High School and while she was a student there, met and […]



Barbara Mae Sullivan, 80, of Delavan Lake, died peacefully at her lake home May 26, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born June 15, 1935, in Rockville, Ind., to Harold Lee Rooksberry and Ruby Faye Turner. She worked at the St. Ambrose College Library in Dubuque, Iowa, where she […]


Officials take first step to sell lot for development

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Hoping to harness future development opportunities in the not-too-distant future, Whitewater officials are backing a plan to sell a city-owned lot within the Whitewater University Technology Park for future development. The Common Council on May 14 gave City Planner Chris Munz-Pritchard and other municipal staffers the […]


Hula-hooping with heart

Hula-hooping with heart

      Mason Nobs keeps a hula-hoop balanced at Lakeview Elementary School’s Jump Rope for Heart event May 6. There were several stations set up at the Whitewater school, all to encourage physical activity as a way to keep hearts healthy. Donations received for the fundraiser exceeded $6,500. (Submitted […]


Remembering the fallen

Remembering the fallen

Memorial Day ceremonies to be held throughout city Once again the Elkhorn VFW Post 6375 and American Legion Post 45 will be joining together to provide Memorial Day ceremonies at various locations throughout the city and area on Monday. Ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a combined color guard […]


Library looks to spruce up Court Street side

By Kellen Olshefski SLN Staff Following discussion Monday night, the City of Elkhorn Municipal Services and Utilities Committee opted in favor of recommending the full council allow the Department of Public Works to remove a shrub for Matheson Memorial Library. The removal of the shrub was a small part of […]


Board to screen district administrator candidates

Finalists expected to be announced after June 2 As the search for a new District Administrator continues, the school board is set to conduct confidential screening interviews May 31 and June 2 after which time the names of the finalists, most likely three people, will be announced. In a letter […]


Badger tennis SLC champs

Baseball loses five By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Badger High School tennis team polished off its Southern Lakes Conference championship by winning the conference meet at Waterford on May 12. The Badgers were already undefeated in conference dual meets. “It has been a tremendous season,” Coach Paul Lauterbach said. […]


Legion to have Memorial Day parade, ceremony Monday

Delavan’s Memorial Day observance will begin with a parade followed by a ceremony in Spring Grove Cemetery. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Main Street and Walworth Avenue, proceed east down Walworth Avenue, and then go north on North Seventh Street into Spring Grove Cemetery for the ceremony. […]