Archive for: February, 2022

Picknell to retire at end of year

Walworth County Sheriff Kurt Picknell

Walworth County Sheriff announced Thursday morning, Feb. 24, that he plans to retire by the end of 2022. “My immediate thanks goes to the dedicated employees and their families for the 24 hours a day shared sacrifice to the mission driven focus for public safety in Walworth County,” said Picknell […]

 
 

New era starts for Elkhorn Fire Department

By Kellen Olshefski CORRESPONDENT       With the swearing in of 10 career firefighters during the Feb. 5 City of Elkhorn Common Council meeting, the Elkhorn Area Fire Department not only marked the beginning of a new era for the City of Elkhorn, but for Walworth County as well.       The […]

 
 

COVID-19 updates in county to come at committee level

By Jennifer Eisenbart STAFF WRITER       The Walworth County Board of Supervisors essentially postponed discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic at the Feb. 8 meeting of the full board, citing updates coming at the committee level.       The COVID-19 response, update and state and federal actions was listed on the agenda […]

 
 

Senior Travel Club of Walworth County getting back up and running after COVID-19

By Jennifer Eisenbart STAFF WRITER       For a group that is based on gathering for socialization, the Senior Travel Club of Walworth County has managed pretty well in the times of COVID-19.       In the last year and a half, while membership has dropped, the group still managed 12 bus […]

 
 

County clerk leaving after 25 years in the position

County clerk leaving after 25 years in the position

By Jennifer Eisenbart STAFF WRITER       Walworth County Clerk Kim Bushey, who has been in the position for 25 years, announced her retirement last week.       Bushey’s letter of resignation was forwarded from the Walworth County Board of Supervisors Feb. 8 to the executive committee, which was set to meet […]

 
 

Whitewater moves forward with ‘White Elephant’ refresh

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT       A historic, deeply rooted building in the heart of Whitewater is set to receive a much-needed refresh, following a pivotal vote from city officials.       The Whitewater Common Council on Feb. 1 approved a developer’s agreement with Bower’s House LLC, a company that has acquired […]

 
 

School Board race down to four candidates

School Board race down to four candidates

Fuchs eliminated in primary election The East Troy School Board  spring election will see School Board President Ted Zess and newcomers Kevin Bong, Adam Witkiewicz and Adam LeMarr on the April 5 ballot for the two open seats. Former School Board member Jessica Fuchs was eliminated in today’s election. The […]

 
 

Crisis liaisons become permanent in Walworth County

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       A year ago, Walworth County launched its Embedded Crisis Liaison Program, which is designed to put mental health resources on site at the most critical call times for area law enforcement.       Now, in light of the program’s success, availability will expand, with critical crisis […]

 
 

Five vie in School Board primary election

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Community School District Board of Education race has five candidates for the two open positions, which means a primary election will be held Tuesday, Feb. 15, to narrow the field to four candidates. Running for the School Board are incumbent Ted Zess, […]

 
 

Change order increases construction project costs

By Kellen Olshefski CORRESPONDENT       The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 5-0 in favor of a change order for the 2021 Elkhorn Street Program construction project at its meeting Monday night.       Alderman Ron Dunwiddie was absent from Monday’s meeting.       According to a memo provided to the council […]