Walworth County Resources:
Elkhorn is the location of many of the Walworth County assistance programs.
The Walworth County Health and Human Services building is located on Highway NN, along with the Walworth County Court House, the Sheriff’s Department, Aurora Hospital, and the Children’s Advocacy Center. Many of the buildings have been recently refurbished, and the Health and Human Service building is following suit, building a new structure across the street from its current location. The plan is to vacate the current building and move into the new one this fall.
Now the question is, what will happen to the old building? The services provided through Walworth County are essential to the wellbeing of many people, but there are still many needs that are not being met. Elkhorn officials recently turned down a domestic abuse shelter in an old medical clinic building across the street from the Elkhorn Police Department. This left many residents of Walworth County disappointed. The discussion on the possible demolition and the potential uses of the vacated county building have been discussed by residents and city officials, but the county needs either a serious buyer or a county commitment to keep this building as a viable part of the community.
Threat at Lake Geneva Walmart:
Last week a call came into the Lake Geneva Police Department reporting a male leaving the Lake Geneva Walmart and then threatening to return with a gun. The police responded quickly and their presence was overwhelming, particularly since the recent El Paso tragedy. A witness stated that a male suspect was near the doors of Walmart and was yelling at a group of young girls, and then threatening to come back with a gun. A description of events, and of the suspect was given to police and the investigation and search for him began. Surveillance cameras did capture images of the suspect and his vehicle. The Lake Geneva Police Department posted the images on Facebook, and have shared it with surrounding police departments. The identity of the suspect is still unknown, however, and the vehicle was not registered, making it more difficult to apprehend the suspect. The police are asking anyone who knows anything regarding the situation, or who can identify the pictured male or vehicle, to contact them at 262-248-4455.
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