Month: November 2016



      Larry Huttner, 86, of Darien, died Nov. 28, 2016, at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison. He was born at home in East Troy on April 27, 1930, to George and Ila (Castleberry) Huttner. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He […]


Program honors World War II veterans

Area veterans and their families filled the Whitewater Arts Alliance’s Cultural Arts Center on Nov. 13 for a program honoring World War II veterans, presented by David Saalsaa. In addition to sharing 12 poignant stories about local veterans, Saalsaa also had various uniforms from the era on display. Saalsaa, owner […]


Elkhorn Fund awards nearly $13K in grants

In celebration of nine years of building local philanthropy, the Elkhorn Fund recently awarded grants totaling $12,850 recently. Recipients of the grants are: – Elkhorn Area School District, $650 each to: 1st Annual EASD Maker Faire & STEM Club; OAE Hearing Screener; Science Saturday, and; Spot Vision Screener – Elkhorn […]


Happy hunter

      Braden Berge, 13, of Elkhorn, is all smiles and “thankful for family traditions” after shooting this 10-point buck Nov. 20 while on a hunting trip in Pigeon Falls with his dad, Adam Berge, and grandfather, Harian Berge. The buck has a 19-inch spread and was taken by […]



William C. Hoefs, 99, died Nov. 9, 2016, at Pine Haven Christian Home, Sheboygan Falls. He was born March 3, 1917, in Mukwonago, to Otto B. Hoefs and Antonia Wedel Hoefs. He graduated in 1935 from the high school in Rochester, Wisconsin. He married Marion Box on April 25, 1942, […]



Lawrence J. ‘Larry’ Rouce, 77, Burlington, died Nov. 23, 2016, at his home. He was born March 19, 1939, in Chicago, to the late Adolph and Edythe (Schally) Rouce. He graduated from Elkhorn High School before attending Barber School in Chicago. On June 18, 1961 he married Joyce Schulz. They […]


Volunteers needed for statewide presidential recount

Walworth County Clerk Kimberly Bushey is seeking volunteers to serve as tabulators at the upcoming statewide presidential recount. A tabulator counts ballots under the direction of the County Clerk and Board of Canvassers. Tabulators must be 18 years old. Those interested should email their name, address, telephone number and email […]



Mitchell A. Venema Sr., 89, of Delavan, died Nov. 25, 2016. He was born in Holland Feb. 2, 1927, to August and Fannie (Kooistra) Venema. He married Ann Sjoerdsma Jan. 9, 1952, in Delavan. He was a farmer for 58 years and a longtime member of Delavan Christian Reformed Church. […]



Jean F. Greene, 88, of East Troy, died Nov. 23, 2016, surrounded by her family. She was born to Martin and Frances (Cash) Welch on Aug. 22, 1928, in East Troy. She graduated from East Troy High School. She married the late Robert Greene on July 15, 1950, at St. […]