Archive for: December, 2020

ASHLEY HAMMERSTAD-SMITH

ASHLEY HAMMERSTAD-SMITH

      Ashley Forrest Hammerstad-Smith, 29, of Edgerton passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Nov. 29, 2020 at Agrace Hospice Hospital in Janesville. She was born in Elkhorn, on Aug. 11, 1991, to Karen Harrington (Smith) and Bert Hammerstad. Ashley attended Elkhorn Area High School and graduated in […]

 
 

Retailers, artist unite for event

Retailers, artist unite for event

Country Christmas Crawl aims for safe shopping option By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Five countryside businesses have joined forces to offer a safe holiday shopping experience. Rather than hosting one large event with multiple vendors in one space, the five businesses will showcase the work of hundreds of artists and […]

 
 

State shares tips to avoid vaccine trial imposter scams

State shares tips to avoid vaccine trial imposter scams

Researchers are recruiting participants for COVID-19 vaccine research in Wisconsin, and scammers are beginning to take advantage. If you are considering participating in a vaccine trial, make sure you know how to distinguish legitimate studies from imposters. Use these tips from the Federal Trade Commission, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, […]

 
 

BETTY J. KEY

BETTY J. KEY

Betty J. Key, 97, died peacefully Nov. 25, 2020, at Evergreen Retirement Community in Oshkosh. She was born in East Troy on Jan. 7, 1923, to the late Arthur and Florence (Kuntz) Koppein. She married the late George Key in 1944 and has one son, Jeffrey (Barbara), and three grandchildren, […]

 
 

CHARLENE MAE NUCHELL

Charlene Mae Nuchell, 85, of East Troy, was born into eternal life on Nov. 29, 2020. Loving mother of Mark (Corinne) and Roy (Sherilyn), both of East Troy; proud grandmother of Nicole, Cody, Amanda and Kevin; and great-grandmother of seven. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, and […]

 
 

JEROME N. BRANDEMUEHL

JEROME N. BRANDEMUEHL

Jerome “Jerry” Norman Brandemuehl Sr., 87, of Reeseville, passed away Nov. 30, 2020, at Rainbow Hospice, Johnson Creek. He was born on May 13, 1933, in Waukesha, to the late Henry and Celia (Heller) Brandemuehl. He was a graduate of Mukwonago High School. Jerry served in the U.S. Army from […]

 
 

Santa comes to town

Santa comes to town

East Troy kicks off holiday season Saturday The annual Santa Parade Train and Santa on the Square celebration will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. The East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce is planning a socially distanced event to accommodate COVID-19 guidelines. “The health and safety of our attendees, […]

 
 

A leg up on technical education

Students in Austin Thorson’s meter class at Elkhorn Area High School get hands-on practice. The school was recently honored for increasing its certifications in technical education the past three years.

Elkhorn Area High school honored for increasing its certifications By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer Elkhorn Area High School was recently honored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers for its leadership and innovation in career and technical education at the school. JoAnne Pella, the continuing education coordinator for EAHS, said […]

 
 

Toys for Tots seeks donations

Volunteer Connection is seeking donations of toys that will be given to Walworth County families for the annual Toys for Tots program. COVID-19 has led to some of the businesses that serve as collection sites not being able to participate this year, according to Patti O’Brien. “Last year we served […]