Archive for: February, 2017

Citizens Climate Lobby presentation Feb. 28

Citizens Climate Lobby is focused on a single objective: to have congress pass Carbon Fee and Dividend legislation which is the climate change solution economists and climate scientists alike say is the “best first-step” to preventing the worst impacts of global warming, according to a press release about an upcoming […]


Helping hands

Helping hands

      Frank Lueptow, owner of Frank’s Piggly Wiggly in Elkhorn and Jeanie Raidl, director of the Elkhorn Food Pantry, take a short break with several pantry volunteers recently. Thanks to the generosity of Lueptow, and customers at his store, nearly $6,000 worth of groceries have been donated to […]



Guy Richard Kelly, 84, of Darien, passed away suddenly Feb. 19, 2017, at his home. He was born March 27, 1932, to Cloyd and Ethel (Cass) Kelly. He attended the Wisconsin School for the Deaf. On April 24, 1954, he married Betty Sanderson in Columbus. Guy was employed at Borg […]



Harvey P. Morgan, 79, of Elkhorn, died Feb. 21, 2017, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 13, 1938, to the late Harvey and Genevieve (Loranty) Morgan. He married his wife, Carole Klich June 11, 1960, in Chicago. They spent their lives in Chicago until moving to […]


Man charged with supplying heroin that caused death

By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer A Janesville man is charged with homicide for supplying the heroin that caused the overdose death of a man in Elkhorn. Jason A. Wedell, 34, was charged Feb. 3 in Walworth County Circuit Court with first-degree reckless homicide and delivering heroin. According to the criminal […]



Donald Harry Jones, 83, a long-time Janesville resident, died Feb. 14, 2017, at Fairhaven in Whitewater. Donald was born in Beloit May 13, 1923, the son of Harry P. and Marjorie (Jewett) Jones. He graduated from Beloit High School. He married Barbara Powell Dec. 15, 1952. Donald was employed by […]



      Mary Kay Hillmer, age 72, of Delavan, died on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Dycora in Fort Atkinson. She was born on Aug. 13, 1944 in Elkhorn, daughter of Alex I. and Frances (Lehman) MacKenzie. She graduated from East Troy High School in May 1962. She was united in marriage […]


School Board approves ‘outdoor classroom’ at new school

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Community School District Board of Education approved a change order for an “outdoor classroom” between Little Prairie Primary and Prairie View Elementary schools as part of the referendum building project at the Feb. 13 meeting. The idea was presented to the board […]


Man charged in break-in at Walworth employer

By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Feb. 10 for an Illinois man charged with stealing money from a co-worker’s vehicle and breaking into a manager’s office. Ryan P. Hinklin, 35, of South Beloit, Ill., was charged Sept. 30 in Walworth County Circuit Court with burglary […]


Lakeland Players aim to ‘set the town laughing’

Lakeland Players aim to ‘set the town laughing’

American playwright and screenwriter Neil Simon is regarded as one of the most successful, prolific and performed playwrights in the world, according to a press release. In addition to “Lost In Yonkers,” which won a Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize, Simon’s plays and musicals include: Come Blow Your Horn, Little […]