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Friday, 21 August 2015 09:08

Holton heritage holds strong in Elkhorn

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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- It was 19th-century pioneer Col. Samuel Phoenix who, according to local history, gave Elkhorn its name after he spotted a pair of elk antlers hanging from a tree along an old army trail between Spring Prairie and Delavan.

But credit instrument maker Frank Holton and an entirely different kind of horn for really putting the city on the map -- and making a community presence that’s still felt today.

JANESVILLE MESSENGER -- For Milton Police Chief Scott Marquardt, it was curiosity and wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps that sparked his interest in law enforcement.

Marquardt said his father, Lynn, who worked for the Verona Police Department for about 20 years, still serves as an inspiration for his career.

STATELINE NEWS --

A Beloit man who died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 while being held at the Rock County Jail died of natural causes, according to preliminary autopsy results.

STATELINE NEWS -- The Winnebago County Fair begins Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 and runs through Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015 at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Pecatonica. Highlight activities for the fair include:

WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Music, food, carnival rides and a little bit of history are some of the things that will be featured during this year’s Venetian Festival, set for Wednesday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 23.

The festival, hosted by the Lake Geneva Jaycees, will be held from 5 p.m. to midnight Wednesday through Friday and from noon to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Some of the highlights include the water ski show, craft fair, beer tent, bags tournament, brat tent and fireworks display. Live music will be provided by Bella Cain, Cherry Pie, The Love Monkeys, Fresh Hops Band, The Acoustic Generation, Too White Crew, Lake Geneva House of Music and Christopher’s Project.

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