Author Archive: Tracy Ouellette


Dean V. Ohms, 96, passed away Aug. 23, 2020, at the Veterans Home in Union Grove Wisconsin, because of COVID-19. He was the first born son of Hans D. and Teressa (Sorensen) Ohms on July 5, 1924, at the farm in Monroe Township, Shelby County, Iowa, that is now Prairie […]



Lee W. Ketterhagen, 81, of Fontana peacefully passed away Aug. 17, 2020, at Lakeland Medical Center, Elkhorn. He was born on Jan. 15, 1939, at Burlington Hospital to the late Leroy (Roy) and Margaret (Johnston) Ketterhagen. After graduating from East Troy High School in 1957, where he thrived on playing […]



Michael W. Prescott Sr., 76, of Troy Center, passed away peacefully Aug. 16, 2020. He was a lifetime resident of Troy Center and graduated from East Troy High School. He married his wife of 54 years, Judy, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church and they raised their family in Troy Center […]


Gun fires as man, teen fight over it in East Troy

An initial appearance is scheduled for Aug. 20 for an East Troy man charged with pointing a gun at a 17-year-old boy before the weapon fired as he and the teenager fought over it. Albert E. A. Fletcher, 20, was charged July 28 in Walworth County Circuit Court with first-degree […]


Village Board, residents discuss restoring the Honey Creek

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Village Board meet in a Committee of the Whole July 27 to hear about the weed removal and future vegetation options along the Honey Creek in the area of the former lakebed. The board and residents listened to a presentation from Andy […]


Take a trip to the past

Take a trip to the past

East Troy Railroad operates the last remnant of the interurban rail system By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff Although a popular attraction in the area, many still don’t know that the East Troy Railroad Museum runs the last remaining segment of the old Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light interurban rail system, […]


East Troy Legion post seeks help with new roof

East Troy Legion post seeks help with new roof

Annual fundraisers suspended because of pandemic The Loomis-Martin Post 188 American Legion is asking the community to help put a new roof on the Legion Hall at the corner of Church and School streets, just off the East Troy Village Square. The East Troy Legion Post’s building dates back to […]



Doris A. Jensen, 93, of East Troy passed away June 30, 2020, peacefully surrounded by her family. She went to join her husband, Richard, of 68 years, in Heaven. Doris was a telephone operator for AT&T and she was a devoted wife and mother. Doris worked with her family in […]




Gerold John Rohn, 69, died June 23, 2020. He was born “at a very young age” on May 2, 1951, in St. Francis, to the late Roland and Barbara (Luccasen) Rohn. To say that he will be missed is an understatement. He worked at Milwaukee Forge for 30 years and […]



Lucille Johanna Hell (nee Link), 98, of East Troy, found peace on June 25, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She will be deeply missed. Lucille was born in New Berlin but was a lifetime resident of the East Troy area. Upon finishing high school in East Troy, she graduated […]