Month: March 2017

East Troy

On stage at the high school

A Connecticut Yankee is misplaced in time and space By Tracy Ouellette Editor       The cast and crew of next weekend’s production of “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” are busy rehearsing and building sets for East Troy High School’s spring play. The play is based off Mark Twain’s […]


Whitewater PD to keep K-9 unit

Search for new dog underway By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After a brief hiatus, the head of the Whitewater Police Department has emphatically stated a reinstatement of the city’s K-9 unit is imminent. Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher said a search is underway for the successor of Boomer, the lab who was […]

Walworth-Fontana area

Show offs

   Nick Robison, Matt Nickelsen, Harrison Warren, Angel Casteneda and Kyle Holmes perform “Gary Come Home” at Open Mic Night, March 10 at Williams Bay High School. The event was a fundraiser that benefits fine arts programs and scholarships in the district. “Most of the acts are students playing instruments […]


Organizations seek clarity on food labels

Confusion about ‘use-by’ dates might contribute to food waste The Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute asked their members to standardize quality dates that appear on food packages in an effort to curb the problem of food waste. A 2013 report from the Harvard Food Law and Policy […]


Open Arms Free Clinic receives grant

Elkhorn Fund supports clinic, which serves county residents Open Arms Free Clinic recently announced it received a grant from the Elkhorn Community Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc. to support technology capital. The clinic is located in Elkhorn, the county seat for Walworth County. More […]

Walworth-Fontana area

A golden moment

Shared 100th birthday worthy of a special celebration By Penny Gruetzmacher Correspondent Florence Proctor and Emma Baehr celebrated their 100th birthdays on March 16, at Golden Years in Walworth and were treated to a special celebration in honor of their big day. The birthday celebration at Golden Years featured cake, […]


Wisconsin Rural Women to kick off initiative

Rural women in the second half of life face different issues than their urban sisters. Studies show that rural women in general at times feel isolated and without the resources needed to stay healthy both physically and mentally. Wisconsin Rural Women’s Initiative recently received a grant from the Helen Daniel […]