Author Archive: Tracy Ouellette

East Troy woman charged with kicking cop in groin

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Oct. 3 for an East Troy woman charged with drunken driving and kicking a police officer in the groin. Maria Billings, 35, was charged Sept. 24 in Racine County Circuit Court with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, fourth offense; resisting an officer; battery […]


On to state

On to state

East Troy sends five netters to state tournament By Dan Truttschel Correspondent From the start of the season back in August, getting as many entries into this weekend’s Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division 2 State Tournament has been the focus for the East Troy girls tennis team. And for five […]


This week in the East Troy News…

This week in the East Troy News…

The Village of East Troy is looking at revising its zoning ordinance in response to changes in conditional use permits under Act 67. Also in this week’s edition, longtime member of the Booth Lake Memorial Park Board, Larry Mitten, is honored for his service. In sports, the East Troy High […]



George Edward “Butch” Austin Jr. died July 4, 2018 at his home in Racine. He was born March 18, 1954, in Rice Lake. He graduated from Lakeland School in 1972 and worked many years for Walworth County before he retired. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with is dad and cousins. […]


St. James to host health, safety fair Oct. 13

Active shooter training part of program St. James United Methodist Church, 2945 Main St., East Troy, will have a free Health, Wellness and Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Safety representatives include the Village of East Troy Police Department Police Chief Jeremy Swendrowski and […]



Elaine M. Sievers, 68, of East Troy found peace Oct. 7, 2018, after a battle with cancer. She was born in Elkhorn to Carl and Inez (nee Cummings) Sievers and was a lifelong resident of the Town of Troy. She was an East Troy High School graduate. She was a […]



Shirley M. Domres, 88 of East Troy, found peace on Oct. 5, 2018, after a courageous battle with a number of health issues. She was born May 25, 1930, in Grafton, to Elmer and Emily nee Kirst Rilling. She married her husband, Ralph, in Grafton and they were longtime residents […]


East Troy receives $250,000 state grant for downtown development

East Troy receives $250,000 state grant for downtown development

Money to be used in East Troy Brewery construction By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The Village of East Troy has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the state to help finance the renovation of the old State Bank building into a microbrewery. Ann and Ted Zess are turning the old […]


Man charged with growing marijuana

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 8 for a man charged with growing marijuana on his Town of East Troy property. Robert J. Sanders, 49, was charged Sept. 19 in Walworth County Circuit Court with possession with intent to deliver marijuana, manufacturing or delivering marijuana, possession of a controlled […]


Golfers wrap season

Team finishes seventh at sectionals By Dan Truttschel Correspondent The final results Monday didn’t quite swing in the East Troy High School girls golf team’s favor. But the Trojans enjoyed a heck of a run just to get there. East Troy finished seventh at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division […]