Month: July 2021


Group raises money for homeless youth

Whitewater Community Fundraising Partners hosted 10K/5K run By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer A recent event has been deemed a success by organizers as it resulted in more than $4,500 being raised to help support homeless youth in the Whitewater community. The Whitewater Community Fundraising Partners is a 501(c)3 organization that […]


Community-based testing sites closing

Walworth County Department of Health and Human Services will discontinue COVID-19 community testing that has been provided by the Wisconsin National Guard and through a community partnership with Covenant Harbor effective July 31. “These community-based testing sites have been critical to our COVID-19 response,” Health and Human Services Deputy Director […]



      Edna Helen (Hintz) (O’Connor) Harry, 88, of Elkhorn, died peacefully Wednesday, July 28, 2021, surrounded by loved ones at her home. She was born Feb. 11, 1933, in Turtle, the daughter of the late Walter and Clara (Zadurski) Hintz. She was united in marriage to John Thomas O’Connor for […]


Event brings community together

National Night Out to feature demos, kids’ activities and more By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer The organizers behind one of the larger National Night Out events in the area are in the final stages of preparation for this year’s gathering and they said they hope it’ll be a night to […]


Back to seven

Whitewater Council fills District 2 aldermanic vacancy By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Whitewater Common Council is back up to full strength with last week’s appointment of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student to fill a vacancy in the city’s second aldermanic district. The six seated council members on July 20 voted […]


Savory Sounds

The Cole and Company Jazz Trio – featuring (from the left) Andrew, Carl and Dianna Cole – perform at the July 15 Savory Sounds concert in Whitewater. The concerts are held 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Thursdays, in front of the Cultural Arts Center, 402 W. Main St., near the […]


A ribbin’ good time

At Elkhorn Ribfest, held July 15 through July 18 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, a slew of barbecue rib competitors and other food vendors were part of the draw for a crowd throughout much of the four-day festival. Ribfest also featured live entertainment, carnival rides and a variety of vendors. […]