Archive for: December, 2019

EAHS musical nominated for Jerry Awards

Cast and crew earn nods for recent performances of ‘A Christmas Carol’ By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Elkhorn Area High School’s drama club presented “A Christmas Carol” earlier this month and recently was informed the cast and crew had received numerous nominations for the Jerry Awards. Lisa Dettman-Webb, drama director […]

 
 

A sweet time

A sweet time

At the Big Foot Recreation District’s Family Holiday Cookie Baking Extravaganza, held Dec. 14 at the high school, guests brought favorite recipes to share with others and all the cookies created were shared among participants. Among the many participants are Gail Volpendesta and Bobbi Sorrentino, who said they enjoy spending […]

 
 

Elkhorn Council approves City Hall designs

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted in favor of designs for a new City Hall at its meeting Dec. 16. Bill Henry of Kehoe-Henry and Associates, the firm selected by the Council earlier this year for the project, presented the plans to the Council at […]

 
 

Range of voices

Range of voices

Whitewater’s First United Methodist Church performs its annual Christmas cantata, called “Holy Light: A Candlelight Service of Carols,” on Dec. 15. Director Christine Hayes leads the group during the 4 p.m. service, where Barb Athas delivers a solo and numerous youngsters — from left, Ben Crone, Lucy Davis, Maya Davis, […]

 
 

The streak is finally over

Comets end 36-game losing skid with win By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien Comets recently ended a 36-game losing streak with a 63-59 home win over Lake Geneva Badger. It was the first Comet win since a 66-62 victory over Big Foot on Jan. 15, 2018. “I am so […]

 
 

For the kids

For the kids

At the annual Christmas Children’s Market, held upstairs at Friends on the Square in Elkhorn Dec. 6, kids were able to shop for affordable gifts for their family members and friends and leave with them wrapped and ready to put under the Christmas tree. (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

Fontana man charged with selling drugs

An initial appearance was adjourned until Monday, Dec. 23 for a Fontana man charged with selling cocaine near Reid Park. Andrew J. Dudek, 18, was charged Nov. 27 in Walworth County Circuit Court with manufacturing or delivering cocaine near a park. According to the criminal complaint, police conducted a controlled […]

 
 

JAMES WATSCHKE

James William Watschke 87, of Lake Geneva, passed away peacefully on Dec. 15, 2019 at his residence. Private family services were held. Betzer Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Delavan is serving the family.

 
 

Mayor Mel will not seek re-election

Mayor Mel will not seek re-election

It’ll be the end of an era in the City of Delavan By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent After 18 years as mayor of the City of Delavan and three years before that as an alderman, Mayor Mel Nieuwenhuis announced he will not seek re-election in April. Nieuwenhuis said he had […]

 
 

ROBERT D. BURTON

ROBERT D. BURTON

Robert D. Burton, 84, passed away Dec. 16, 2019, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was born on Sept. 29, 1935, to the late Jake and Eltia Burton. He proudly served his country for 13 years in the U.S. Army, including serving during the Korean War. While in the Army, one […]