Author Archive: Tracy Ouellette


John D. Kornowski, passed away unexpectedly Aug. 11, 2019. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Laurel; sons, R.J. (Amber), Ben (Kayla); grandchildren, Alexandra and Wyatt, who were the light of his life. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at First Congregational Church UCC, […]



Amanda Kreidler, 62, of East Troy, went to be with her Lord Aug. 9, 2019. She was born on Oct. 23, 1956, to the late Joseph and Loretta “Grandma T” Tomaszewski of Milwaukee. She is survived by her husband, “John “Papa” Kreidler; children, Kimberly Weber, Kevin (Jessica), Andrew “AK” (Katie), […]



Terry Norman Hotz, 71, passed away on Aug. 8, 2019. He grew up in the East Troy area, served in the U.S. Air Force and in Vietnam. He was an active member of the East Troy American Legion Post. As a member of the East Troy Triangle Sportsmen’s Club, he […]


Women on a mission

Women on a mission

Mother-daughter team spends vacation volunteering By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff When it came time to decide how she wanted to spend her last summer at home before heading off to college, Rachel Bottum, of East Troy, wanted to do something new and different. “Roughly half-way through my senior year I […]


To spray or not to spray

Resident voices concerns about cattail remediation method By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff One of the residents who lives on the former East Troy Lake, addressed the Village Board at Monday night’s meeting, voicing her concerns about how the cattails were going to be removed from the former lake bed. With […]


A taste of the big leagues

A taste of the big leagues

Local athlete is living the dream By Lisa Smith Correspondent “It felt incredible! It was something I truly cannot explain but I’ve dreamed of since I was a little kid,” A.J. Vukovich said with a smile as he remembered his part in the 2019 High School All Star Home Run […]



Philip A. Schwartz, 82, of East Troy, found peace after a very long battle with leukemia and the complications it left him. He was born to Donald and Edna nee Bernau in Wisconsin and was a lifetime resident of Troy Center. He graduated from East Troy schools. He enjoyed bowling […]



Anthony Burbach, 81, formerly of East Troy, found peace July 25, 2019, in South Milwaukee. He was born in West Allis to Henry and Marie (nee Hotter) Burbach. He was a Pius High School graduate. After graduation in 1955 Anthony joined the brotherhood, became a Benedictine Monk, and took on […]


Traveling fun

Traveling fun

Planes, Trains and Automobiles returns Aug. 10 East Troy will host its second annual Planes, Trains and Automobiles event Saturday, Aug. 10 bringing a fun filled and action packed day to town. The event kicks off with the much-anticipated return of the Friends of the East Troy Airport’s open house, […]


Square Fest in East Troy

East Troy’s First Fridays event series continues with Square Fest from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, at East Troy Village Square Park, 2881 Main St. The event will feature live music on the Square and in surrounding businesses, food vendors, kids crafts and East Troy’s First Fridays […]