A member of the Wisconsin National Guard packages nasal swabs for testing at a laboratory during a July 14 coronavirus testing event at Big Foot High School in Walworth.
ELKHORN — Free coronavirus tests will be available next week at the Walworth County Fairgrounds.
The Walworth County Health & Human Services Department has announced free public testing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 29 and Sept. 30 at the fairgrounds, 411 E. Court St., Elkhorn.
Those seeking tests should enter the fairgrounds at the Market Street entrance.
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The Walworth County Sheriff's Department also is partnering on the event, and the Wisconsin National Guard will have members there to administer the tests.
For any questions, call the health department at 262-741-3223.
Daughters of the American Revolution chapter hosts exhibit at Lake Geneva Public Library
The Daughters of the American Revolution Samuel Phoenix Chapter recently sponsored a special exhibit at the Lake Geneva Public Library titled, “We Stand on Their Shoulders: A History of Wisconsin Women and Voting,” which is a Wisconsin Historical Society eight-panel traveling exhibit that celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote. The exhibit highlights the story of women’s quest for political rights in Wisconsin. Attending were Lois Larsen, from left, Judy Bartlett, Timmie Clemetsen, Agnes Hanson, Ellen Holly, Chris Brookes and Charlene Staples.
Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra at Eastview
The Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of David Anderson (standing), recently performed at Eastview Elementary School in Lake Geneva. Introducing students to the instruments of an orchestra, the musicians also performed songs from the film “Frozen.”
Badger student award
Badger High School student McKenzie Melton, center, joined by community education director Marie Collins, left, and school board member Kathy Vorpagel, receives a Badger School Board award for volunteering with Anh Bui to do caricature sketches during the Kids Expo event at Badger.
Badger student award
Badger High School student Olivia Aguilar, center, receives an Achievement Plus Award from the school board for her National Honor Society service, joined by Kathy Vorpagel, left, and faculty adviser Laura Shotliff.
WCEDA Executive Director Derek D’Auria with Melissa DeBuck, senior marketing manager of BizTank/Geneva Supply.
Parade winners get check
Woods School Principal Alyson Eisch, from left, is joined by Cesar Castro, Alissa Bruns, Stephanie Klett, Makayla Hayes and Jenn Kawlewski as the school receives $700 in prize money for winning the best float competition at the Lake Geneva’s 44th Annual Electric Christmas Parade.
WCAC Feb 2020 Artist of the Month
Pam Ring is the Walworth County Arts Council’s artist of the month for February. A poet and mixed media artist, Ring specializes in collage, using cut and torn papers, embellishing images from magazines and other sources. For more about the council, visit
Museum award for holiday tree contest
Celebrating their award as People’s Choice in the Geneva Lake Museum “Parade of Trees” holiday tree contest are the Simple Bakery and Market team, including, from left front, Kelsey Combs, Cassie Nelson, Olevia Watters and Kristen Long, and rear, Brent Fiedor and Joshua Pickering.
Music student awards
Lake Geneva Middle School Band Director Amanda Krause, from left, joins in congratulating students Aiden Francois and Isaac VanDeBerg for performing in the WSMA State Honor Band in Madison, joined by School Board President Marcie Hollmann.
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