Author Archive: Tracy Ouellette

Counting the homeless

Counting the homeless

Point in Time Count to be conducted Jan. 22 and 23 A Point in Time Count is an unduplicated count of people experiencing homelessness during a designated one-night period that takes place across the nation. Wisconsin conducts this count twice per year; once in January and once in July. The […]

 
 

Forgot your flu shot? It’s not too late!

Forgot your flu shot? It’s not too late!

Free flu shots available in Elkhorn In an effort to help protect the community from influenza, Walworth County Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health will host a walk-in clinic offering free flu vaccines from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Health and Human Services building, […]

 
 

The heart of a champion

The heart of a champion

Area woman and rescue dog show amazing agility By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff When Tracy Beck was looking to adopt a rescue dog a few years back, she had a vision of what she wanted. “I had lost another rescue dog and was looking to replace it,” she recalled. “We […]

 
 

Town to take up gravel pit request Thursday

Town to take up gravel pit request Thursday

Controversial issue comes to a head in Spring Prairie By Jason Arndt SLN Staff The Town of Spring Planning and Zoning Commission is poised to weigh in on a proposed and highly controversial gravel pit at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The meeting will be held at the Town Hall, N6097 Highway […]

 
 

Trojan sports roundup

Trojan sports roundup

Girls basketball in transition with new coaches There is plenty of learning going in these days within the East Troy High School girls basketball program. And that goes for the players and the coaches. With new co-head coaches Ryan Vodnik and Kristin Michalski taking over after the resignation of Maurya […]

 
 

Go Team Landon!

Go Team Landon!

  Fundraiser planned to help 4 year old with leukemia By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff While most don’t dwell on it, the reality is: life can change radically in an instant. An accident, a job loss … an unexpected diagnosis can forever alter the course of someone’s existence. For the […]

 
 

East Troy man charged with having sex with girl

An initial appearance is scheduled today for an East Troy man charged with forcibly having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Jonas Pieters, 22, was charged Dec. 20 in Walworth County Circuit Court with two counts of sexual assault of a child younger than 16 years old, first-degree sexual assault of […]

 
 

LARRY W. PETERSEN

LARRY W. PETERSEN

Larry W. Petersen, 77, of East Troy, was called home by his Lord and Savior, surrounded by his family, on Jan. 1, 2020. Larry owned and operated Electrotek in Oak Creek. He was an avid racer, which included motorcycles, drag cars, drag boats, and anything else that had an engine […]

 
 

Trojan sports roundup

Trojan sports roundup

Boys fall to Hamilton, wrestlers take eighth at invite By Dan Truttschel Correspondent For a non-conference contest even before the calendar changes, the East Troy High School boys basketball team’s game at Sussex Hamilton on Friday certainly had more of a different feel. A sold-out crowd, one of the nation’s […]

 
 

With generous hearts

With generous hearts

Elementary students learn giving is better than receiving By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff Schools are more than just places to learn facts; they are communities. One of the ways the East Troy Community School District teaches children about working and interacting in a community is with Positive Behavioral Interventions and […]