Month: February 2021



      Louis J. Vogt, 82 of Elkhorn, died on Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 at his home in Elkhorn. He was born Jan. 16, 1939 in Lyons, to the late George and Mathilde (Held) Vogt. Louis was united in marriage to Michelle J. Kieffer on Dec. 18, 1971 in Delavan. Louis […]



      Carl D. Porter, 79, of Whitewater, passed away Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at Rainbow Hospice House. Born in Iowa City, Iowa on Sept. 21, 1941, he was the son of Carl Edward Porter and Lucille Dora Baker. He lived in Iowa City until the age of 12 when his […]


Winter barn

This barn outside of Whitewater stands out amidst the thick frost blanketing trees on a recent day. The current cold spell that’s been felt throughout much of the Midwest for several days is expected to end this week, according to weather officials, with temperatures returning to “normal” ranges. (Tom Ganser […]


COVID-19 key indicators improve in county

Public Health Department adopts Phase 2 guidelines By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer The Walworth County Public Health Department recently reported sustained improvement in COVID-19 key indicators and said it’s shifting from Phase 1 to Phase 2 in its Phased Guidance. “We definitely have seen some improvement over the last month […]

Lake Geneva area

Cool competition

Despite the subzero temperatures throughout much of the weekend, Winterfest in Lake Geneva drew a crowd, many for the 2021 U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship. The Wisconsin 2 team, Sculptora Borealis – featuring members Joshua Jackubowki, Robert Lechtenberg and Michael Lechtenberg – work on their sculpture titled “Innoculation.” It earned […]

East Troy

Michael Fields leads Women in Conservation project

  Building on Wisconsin’s deep-rooted history of land stewardship, a new program connects women committed to or exploring conservation practices, from building soil health to increasing habitat diversity. Wisconsin Women in Conservation brings together women landowners throughout the state to network with each other and with state and local agencies […]



Norman James Saffran, 92, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 8, 2021. He was born on June 27, 1928, in Mountain, to the late Herman and Margaret Saffran. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married the late Betty Jane Strehlow on March 31, 1951. […]