Author Archive: Tracy Ouellette

Dam expert weighs in

Village Board OKs $30,000 study on dam removal, repair By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Dam was once again on the Village Board’s agenda Dec. 4 as the discussion continued on whether to repair the dam, which was damaged in the July 12 flooding, or remove it. At […]


Brew pub coming to the Village Square

Brew pub coming to the Village Square

East Troy Brewery moves from vision to reality By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff In what owners Ann and Ted Zess are calling a “community project” plans for a brew pub in the old FirstMerit Bank building on the East Troy Village Square are solidifying with a target opening date of […]


Evidence of co-actor’s former crime to be allowed at trial

Evidence of co-actor’s former crime to be allowed at trial

Attorney: East Troy man didn’t know acquaintance would shoot friend By Vicky Wedig SLN staff Evidence surrounding a robbery and shooting one of the men involved in an East Troy homicide committed in 1999 will be allowed in the upcoming trial of the second man charged in the case. During […]


Girls still looking for a win

Basketball team making progress, coach says By Dan Truttschel Correspondent The learning curve for the young East Troy High School girls basketball team is shrinking by the day. And while the Trojans remain winless through four games – it’s clear they are making steady progress. East Troy dropped two hard-fought […]


Trojans beat McFarland in overtime

Trojans beat McFarland in overtime

East Troy outscores Spartans by 10 points By Dan Truttschel Correspondent For most of last week’s Rock Valley Conference opener with visiting McFarland, it looked like the East Troy boys had things well under control. But the Trojans never could quite put the Spartans away – at least during regulation. […]


Wrestlers come back to take seventh at duals

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent Two tough losses to open action at Saturday’s Tom Manley/Emery Howard Duals put the East Troy High School wrestling team in a bit of a tough spot. But from there, the Trojans rallied – and three straight victories later, had a solid seventh-place finish locked up. […]


Village Board adds leaf pickup dates for 2018

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Village Board approved adding four more fall leaf/brush collection days with John’s Disposal, starting in 2018. Village Board Trustee Ann Zess was against spending the additional $5,000 to increase the yard waste pickup days from two a year to six a year […]



John Claude “Jack” Hopkins, 88, of Troy Center, found peace Dec. 4, 2017. He was born in Eagle on March 27, 1929, to Claude and Catherine Hopkins. He attended Troy Center grade school, East Troy High School and was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His working years were […]


School District ‘meets expectations’ on annual report card

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Schools are meeting expectations according to the recently released report cards for the 2016-17 school year from the Wisconsin Department of Instruction. The district as a whole received a grade of 72, which is on the high end of the “meets expectations” […]


The dam debate continues

East Troy Village Board still gathering information on dam repair/removal By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Village Board again discussed options for removing or repairing the East Troy Dam over Honey Creek at the Nov. 20 meeting. Several residents addressed the board during citizen participation cautioning the board […]


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