Author Archive: Tracy Ouellette


Frank Grant Krueger, 95, died at Holton Manor Nursing Home, Elkhorn, on Nov. 18, 2013. He was born Dec. 1, 1917, in Lafayette Township to the late William Krueger and Della Murdock. He married Betty Mitchell on March 5, 1947, in Walworth County. He was an auto mechanic most of […]


All-Conference accolades

All-Conference accolades

Matz, Eckert named to first team in Rock Valley North By Dan Truttschel Correspondent Eight members of the East Troy High School football team recently were named to All-Rock Valley Conference North Division squads. Leading the way for the Trojans are two first-team selections, senior quarterback Brandon Matz and senior […]


Soccer players receive All-Conference honors

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent Three members of the East Troy High School boys soccer team recently received All-Rock Valley Conference recognition. Leading the way was senior Kai Bottum, who was named to the first team and as co-Player of the Year with McFarland’s Tony Donagan. Bottum also was the RVC’s […]


Taylor and Sons collecting for VA

James R. Taylor and Sons Inc., 2115 Division St. in East Troy, is collecting donations for the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee again this year. Drop offs can be made during office hours Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., during the month of […]


Village Board to consider new snowmobile trail

By Tracy Ouellette Editor Troy Strand, owner of The Grist Mill, spoke the East Troy Village Board Monday night about opening a snowmobile trail in the village to give snowmobilers access to fueling stations and other businesses in East Troy. Strand told the board the proposed trail would help bring […]



Richard S. MacGregor, 90, of Ft. Pierce, Fla., and Delavan, died Nov. 18, 2013, at Silver Maples Retirement Community of Chelsea. He was born on Nov. 13, 1923 in Pontiac, Mich., the son of Arthur H. and Mabel (Sliter) MacGregor. Richard was passionate about his family and friends, flying, skiing, […]



Adam Aponte, 50, of Elkhorn, formerly of Delavan, died Nov. 18, 2013, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. He was born on May 29, 1963, in Comerio, Puerto Rico to Juan and Elsa (Ayala) Aponte. He married Joy Peters on Nov. 5, 1983, in Elkhorn. He was a manufacturing supervisor at […]



Harvey Richard Gudeyon, 95, died Nov. 19, 2013, at his home in Whitewater. He was born on Jan. 10, 1918, to Richard and Mabel (Barker) Gudeyon, and lived on the family farm from infancy until 2006. He married his sweetheart, Gladys Porter, on Feb. 9, 1944. They raised three children […]


Ring in the holidays aboard Santa Train

The East Troy Electric Railroad’s illuminated four-car Santa Train travels down the century-old interurban trolley line between Mukwonago and East Troy. This year’s Santa Train departs Saturday, Dec. 7. (Lisa Smith file photo)

  East Troy Electric Railroad’s annual Santa Train departs Dec. 7 Limited tickets are now available for children of all ages who would like to ride in special passenger trolley cars that will follow the East Troy Electric Railroad’s Santa Train on Saturday, Dec. 7, when it makes its annual […]


School District puts out call for bus drivers

By Tracy Ouellette Editor The East Troy Community School District is in need of bus drivers and according to Business Administrator Kathy Zwirgzdas that need is immediate. “I’ve always felt we were on the edge with this,” she said at Monday night’s monthly board meeting. “But now I’m really worried.” […]