Author Archive: Tracy Ouellette


Linda A. Hastings, 66, of East Troy, passed away Dec. 8, 2018. She was born Dec. 6, 1952, to the late Eugene and Lorraine (VandeWalle) Belair. She married Carl “Butch” Hastings on Feb. 8, 1975. Survivors include her husband; son, John (Kristin) Hastings; daughters, Michelle Benzow and Chrissy (Garett) Brugge; […]


Dad found not guilty of assaulting daughter

Girl revealed alleged abuse after school presentation A jury found a Saukville man not guilty Nov. 9 of sexually assaulting his daughter in the Town of Lafayette about 15 years ago. The man, 48, formerly of West Bend, is not being named to protect the identity of his daughter, who […]


Grapplers compete at Howard/Manley Duals

Grapplers compete at Howard/Manley Duals

Young team finding their footing on the mat By Dan Truttschel Correspondent The 2017-18 wrestling season ended with East Troy’s Tommy Larson and Waterford’s Hayden Halter on top of the 106-pound weight class in Division 1 and 2. So when a chance presented itself during Saturday’s East Troy Howard/Manley Duals […]


Girls take down Clinton, boys beat McFarland

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent Two fast starts last week paid big dividends for the East Troy High School girls basketball team. And in the process, the Trojans never let either opponent in the game right from the opening tip. East Troy jumped out to a 40-21 halftime lead Friday night […]


This week in the East Troy News…

This week in the East Troy News…

The East Troy Village Board decides which sidewalk projects to do in 2019 as part of the plan to make the village more accessible for foot traffic. Betty Parman’s historical column remembers well-known local artist, Belle Sawyer. In sports, the East Troy High School varsity wrestling team host the Howard/Manley […]



Donald R. Gehr Sr., entered eternal life Nov. 18, 2018, at the age of 88 and his wife, Virginia Gehr (nee Worel), entered eternal life on Dec. 7, 2018, at the age 87. They are survived by their sons, Donald (Mary) and Steven (Alanna); four grandchildren whom they adored, Donald […]



It is with deep and heavy sadness that the family of Martin James Price announces he passed away peacefully in his sleep on Dec. 1, 2018. Born to Bernard and Elizabeth Price, he lived most of his life in East Troy where he took pride in raising his family and […]




Brenda L. Merath, 66 of Elkhorn, entered eternal life peacefully, surrounded by her loving family at home on Nov. 28, 2018, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Sauk County, to the late Harry and Gladys (Hemker) Clanigan. She grew up on a farm in LaValle before […]


Kindergartner leaves school alone last week

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff A 5-year-old boy walked out of Little Prairie Primary School unattended the morning of Nov. 26 and was found near East Troy Middle School about 17 minutes later. According to Village of East Troy Police Chief Jeremy Swendrowski, security footage showed the 4K student leaving […]


Local board seats on spring ballot

Candidates can begin circulating nomination papers Dec. 1 Even though the November mid-term election was just a few weeks ago, local politicians need to start gearing up for the April 2, 2019, spring election. Candidates for local board seats may begin circulating nomination papers on Dec. 1. Nomination papers are […]