Author Archive: Tracy Ouellette

School District has operational referendum on ballot

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Community School District has an operational referendum on the April 7 ballot. If approved by a majority of voters, the $1.6 million five-year, nonrecurring referendum would address the district’s most urgent needs and provide greater financial stability for the district over the […]

 
 

Incumbent challenged for District 2 supervisor seat

Incumbent challenged for District 2 supervisor seat

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff Although Bill Norem’s challenger for the Walworth County Board District 2 seat on the April 7 ballot is a familiar name to many, the Joe Schaefer (II) running is actually the son of longtime Walworth County supervisor Joe Schaefer, who passed away a couple of […]

 
 

DORIS V. MATHENY

Doris V. Matheny, (nee Carter), 88, of East Troy, found peace March 29, 2020. She was born in Spencer, Iowa, to John and Ethel Holcomb on Aug. 24, 1931. Doris graduated from Spencer High School in 1950. She met her husband, Lee Carter, at the Spencer Roller Rink and they […]

 
 

Judge extends deadline for absentee ballot

Judge extends deadline for absentee ballot

Those with ballots have until April 13 to return them A federal judge on Thursday issued an order giving voters an additional six days to submit absentee ballots but did not postpone the Tuesday, April 7, election. According to the Associated Press, U.S. District Court Judge William Conley’s order effectively […]

 
 

Stay where you are, for now

Stay where you are, for now

County health officer issues guidance for seasonal homeowners The Walworth County Division of Public Health issued travel guidance April 1 for seasonal and second homeowners, asking that they stay in their primary homes for the duration of the Safer at Home order. The guidance targets both in-state and out-of- state […]

 
 

DOUGLAS L. OTTOW

Douglas Lee Ottow, 60, of East Troy, passed away on March 22, 2020, at Aurora Medical Center-Summit after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born Oct. 19, 1959, in Elkhorn to Darrell and Lucille (Zarnstorff). He was a lifelong resident of East Troy. He graduated from East Troy […]

 
 

Feeding the children

Schools provide meal service while closed By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff With Gov. Tony Evers ordering all public and private schools to close last week, many children, locally and statewide, are at risk of not getting enough to eat. The East Troy Community School District is helping with that. The […]

 
 

Helping Hands of St. Peter’s here to help

The coronavirus pandemic has left many people struggling to make ends meet because of unemployment and other factors. East Troy families that need a “helping hand” paying for rent, power bills, food, water, or gas, can call Helping Hands of St. Peter’s at 262-642-7225, ext 2. Callers can leave a […]

 
 

UPDATE: Sixth case of COVID-19 confirmed in county

UPDATE: Sixth case of COVID-19 confirmed in county

Today, the Walworth County Division of Public Health announced the sixth laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Walworth County. The newly confirmed individual is a woman in her 70s. The woman is receiving treatment and will be monitored by Public Health. It is not yet known how she contracted the […]

 
 

DONNA SCUREK

Donna Schurek, 86, of East Troy passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 18, 2020. She was born on Sept. 21, 1933 in North Judson, Indiana, to the late Helen and John Woytinek. She married her beloved husband, Donald, of more than 59 years at St. Cyril and […]