Month: December 2015


Officials begin Highway 59 project planning

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The project is still five years on the horizon, but officials are in the early stages of planning the logistics surrounding the planned reconstruction of state Highway 59 through portions of Whitewater. The impacted area along the major thoroughfare runs between Newcomb Street and Sunrise Lane. […]

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Sports roundup

Boys roll past Brodhead in 78-63 win By Dan Truttschel Correspondent When a team trails in made free throws by 19 points that usually isn’t a recipe for great success. But that didn’t affect the East Troy High School boys basketball squad in the least last week. East Troy was […]

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Tensions rise over Country Estates positions

Lyons Town Board replaces sanitary district commissioner By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer The Town of Lyons Board considered replacing all three members of the Country Estates Sanitary District Commission Dec. 14, but ended up tabling two of the three replacements. The Town Board voted to replace Wayne Pestor – who […]


High schoolers take on tone chimes

New musical ensemble formed at high school through collaboration with elementary school, group hopes to continue with own set in the future By Kellen Olshefski Editor A new music ensemble from Elkhorn Area High School debuted itself this holiday season, performing at not only the school’s holiday concert, but also […]

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A heart for those who served

Local teen spends free time volunteering with veterans By Tracy Ouellette Editor Fifteen-year-old Jessica Ullberg, of East Troy, has been volunteering at Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee for about two years, since the moment she was old enough to do so. “My mom works there and I heard about […]



John H. Rogers, 75, of Big Flats and formerly of East Troy, died Dec. 28, 2015, at his home. Services will be at noon on Saturday, Jan. 2, at Big Flats Community Church, Big Flats. Roseberry’s Funeral Home, Friendship, is assisting the family.


Committee discussing beekeeping

Committee looks to further investigate possibility of allowing beekeeping in the city By Kellen Olshefski Editor The City of Elkhorn Legislative and Regulatory Committee continued discussion regarding an ordinance that would allow and regulate beekeeping within city limits at its meeting last Thursday. Looking at several drafts of ordinances from […]



      Dolores Dravis, 89, a resident of Fairhaven, in Whitewater, died peacefully Dec. 27, 2015, surrounded by her loving family. Dolores “Baby” was born in Chicago, March 1, 1926, the daughter of Victoria and Stanley Kozial. She married Wally Dravis in Marengo, Ill., and they were blessed with […]



Edward Bongiorno Bunzol, 86, of Villa Del Aire on Delavan Lake, died Christmas Day at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center after suffering a sudden heart attack at home. He was born Feb. 4, 1929, in Chicago to Anthony Bongiorno Bunzol and Lena San Fillipo. He married Phyllis Maniscalco on Nov. 11, […]



Karen Lynnette Wright Morgan, 72, died Dec. 28, 2015, at Holton Manor Nursing Home in Elkhorn. She was born Feb. 6, 1943, in Elkhorn, to Joseph Wright and Bernice Yungerman. She married Denny Morgan on June 30, 1990, at the Walworth County Fair in Elkhorn. He preceded her in death […]