Author Archive: Heather Perkins

Chief highlights Whitewater Police Department’s outreach efforts

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whether it entailed participation in a family fun night or visits to a local elementary school, the Whitewater Police Department has been engaging with residents of all ages outside their traditional setting in recent months, based on an account the head of the department shared recently. […]

 
 

Man under influence crashed into guardrail

An initial appearance was scheduled for Nov. 28 for an Elkhorn man charged with hitting a truck and a guardrail while under the influence of drugs in the Town of Geneva. Michael D. Schmuck, 36, was charged Nov. 5 in Walworth County Circuit Court with second-degree recklessly endangering safety, misdemeanor […]

 
 

‘Grateful Gathering’

‘Grateful Gathering’

      At Lakeland Animal Shelter’s Grateful Gathering Nov. 10, guests were treated to hors d’oevres and drinks, and the opportunity to win raffles prizes and bid on silent auction items. Emma and Nica Papenfus serve refreshments with a smile. The shelter is at 3615 State Highway 67, Elkhorn. For more […]

 
 

Cruisin’ to the North Pole

Cruisin’ to the North Pole

Santa Cruise offers magical trip on Geneva Lake It’s the time of year that lighted displays line the shores of Geneva Lake and the cruise ships Lady of the Lake and the Grande Belle are dressed in an array of multicolored lights waiting to carry children of all ages on […]

 
 

Special delivery

Special delivery

      Badger High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America baked and delivered more than 400 rolls to the Walworth County Food Pantry in time for Thanksgiving. The flour was donated by King Arthur Flour through their Bake for Good program. Helping with the delivery are (from left) FCCLA […]

 
 

Delavan Common Council fills vacant seat

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan Common Council appointed Delavan-Darien High School teacher Carri Deschner-Brandt to the council Nov. 20 to fill the Second District seat vacated with the resignation of former Alderman Chris Phillips on Oct. 5. Deschner-Brandt will run for election to the seat in April. She […]

 
 

Welcome aboard, Tilla

Welcome aboard, Tilla

Whitewater Police Department to introduce newest K-9 officer The Whitewater Police Department will swear in its newest canine officer, Tilla, at the 6:30 p.m. Common Council meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4. His handler, Officer Justin Stuppy, will accompany Tilla. The department’s K-9 program focuses on drug detection and tracking and […]

 
 

‘A second chance on life’

‘A second chance on life’

Elkhorn man receives new kidney, fresh outlook By Cathy Kozlowicz Correspondent Lenny Zwieg’s 25-year high school reunion last year was one of many avenues he used to advocate for a kidney donor, which he desperately needed. With his kidney functioning decreasing, putting him at end-stage renal disease, Zwieg worked tirelessly […]

 
 

Teen gets eight years in prison for assaulting girl

A Sharon teenager was sentenced Nov. 26 to eight years in prison and 10 years extended supervision for assaulting a 4-year-old girl whom his mom babysat. Nicholas M. Trzebny, 17, pleaded guilty to first-degree child sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison, on July 2. […]

 
 

Village of Bloomfield receives loan

The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands approved a State Trust Fund Loan totaling $600,000 to the Village of Bloomfield to finance shortfalls in the 2018 budget. The board approved loans totaling $3.9 million. They include: Village of Bloomfield, Walworth County – Finance 2018 budget shortfall, $600,000; Town of Freedom, […]