Archive for: November, 2020

Elkhorn council bumps parking lot project

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted in favor of skipping a proposed parking lot project in 2021 at a recent meeting. Instead, they decided to move the project – for the parking lot between South Wisconsin and South Washington streets – to the 2022 budget. […]




     Susan (Sue) Kay Schellhase of Darien, passed away at home on Nov. 25, 2020 after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was born in Ames, Iowa on Nov. 12, 1943 to Barbara Bothell. She grew up in Ames and graduated from Ames High School. Sue met the love […]


Habitat build brings sense of community

From the left: Habitat board members Lisa Bunne and Mary Jane Pyszka discuss landscaping plans outside the home. (Chad Hensiak photo)

The leaves are changing, cooler weather has rolled in, and numerous volunteers, contractors and local businesses have been working with Habitat for Humanity in Walworth County to create a home for a local family. Progress has continued as the Habitat home located at W850 Myrtle Road in Bloomfield. The project […]


Let It Glow!

Lighted drive-thru planned for Dec. 4 By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer With a bit of inspiration and the help of several area organizations, Walworth County will have a new holiday event this season. The Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Walworth County and the Walworth County Food and […]


Treasury poised to open

The interior of The Treasury is bright and airy but fea-tures a variety of black and gold accents. The build-ing, which was built in 1909, also features four vaults. It’s expected to be fully open by the holidays. (Kristina Lorraine Photography)

Event space in former bank aims for high end By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer When a person has a dream and not only a clear vision of how to make it happen but what it will look like once the goal is reached, there’s likely very little that can get […]


The plot thickens

Detective Sgt. Erik Voss stands near the Walworth County Cemetery in Elkhorn next to a plaque naming those who are buried there including unknowns, one of whom he wrote a book about, weaving historical facts into an international conspiracy. (Heather Ruenz photo)

Cop writes about unsolved deaths (and adds a little conspiracy) By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Erik Voss didn’t plan on becoming a cop but a ride along with an officer when he was in high school swayed him as he had planned to become a history teacher. He’s found a […]




Kenneth H. Moat, 71, of East Troy, passed away Nov. 18, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Aug. 6, 1949, to Herbert and Ida Mae Moat. He graduated from East Troy High School. After high school Ken worked as a welder for Cooper Industries for 33 years. […]



Audrey Noffz, 94, of East Troy, was called home to be with the Lord Nov. 20, 2020. She was born to the late John and Emma Brower on March 11, 1926. Calvin Coolidge was president that year. During her lifetime, there were 16 U.S. presidents. She and her parents lived […]


Going, going, gone

Going, going, gone

Aaron Nieuwenhuis holds up items for bid while auctioneer Terry Schmaling works the crowd Nov. 7 at Delavan Christian School’s Annual Benefit Auction, “2020 Love One Another.” More than 775 items were donated to the event that raised approximately $60,000. The fundraiser featured live and silent auctions and there was […]


COVID shuts Darien Elementary

Virtual learning in place until at least Nov. 30 By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Darien Elementary School closed on Nov. 11 and will not re-open until Nov. 30 because of a possible exposure to COVID-19 as well as staffing issues. A letter was sent home to parents explaining the need […]