LETTER: STEM to STEAM: importance of a community auditorium

The 21st century is demanding more from our engineers and scientists than pure math and logic can deliver. More than ever, these professionals need the ability to think creatively, and they must be able to envision and develop solutions to complex problems.       Science and industry are no longer satisfied […]


LETTER: East Troy referendum plan is short sighted

On April 2, the voters of the East Troy School District face a major decision to either fulfill the grandiose wishes of the School Board for a “Taj-Mahal” of a Performing Arts Center, or do what is best for this district as a whole, and vote no for this short […]


LETTER: ETHS choir director sets referendum opponents straight

I would like to rebut some of the incorrect claims made by the opponents of the upcoming referendum, most notably about the auditorium.       Uninformed assertion: “Most high school auditoriums are in the 10,000-to 12,000-square-foot range. I would vote yes for that, at $5 million!”       This came directly from […]


Family struggles after mom is injured in a car crash

Time is Now to Help founder Sal Dimiceli

Dear W.C.,       I was in a serious car accident several months ago. I had multiple broken bones and a severe concussion. I was in the hospital for several weeks. I was on strict doctor ordered bed rest when I got home for three weeks. My husband missed so much […]


Legislative update

Neal Kedzie

Get your taxes done faster By Neal Kedzie STATE SENATOR       Each year, tax time is met with either joy or pain, depending on whether you expect to get a refund or may have to pay more to the government. Regardless of the category you may find yourself in, tax […]


The Time is Now to Help

Sal Dimiceli
The Time is Now to Help

Mother and son live in motel Dear W.C.,       I have been living in a motel for the last few months. I am a single mother raising my ten-year-old son on my own. I lost my job I had for seven years. Six months ago our company closed. My ex-husband […]


New Year brings change and the desire to help even more of those in need

New Year brings change and the desire to help even more of those in need

The Time is Now To Help As the New Year begins many of us make resolutions to improve our lives in some way for the coming year. We may make a resolution to exercise more, eat healthier, lose a few pounds or we may make a more spiritual resolution to […]


From the bench

What a difference 10 years can make By Dan Truttschel Correspondent As a competitor, Big Foot head football coach Rodney Wedig certainly expected to succeed when he arrived on the scene 10 years ago. But to say he planned on making three trips to the state finals – with one […]


German sister county still a beneficial relationship

By David Bretl Walworth County Administrator We had an impromptu visit from our German sister county on Oct. 23. That day members of the string orchestra at the Christian-Rauch School in Bad Arolsen, Germany performed a concert at Lake Geneva Badger High School. Bad Arolsen is a community located in […]


Campaigns embrace new technologies

By Bill Lueders Contributor       The other day, the Wisconsin State Journal ran a wire service item about a minor celebrity who “took to social media to announce the birth of her (son).” It said actress Megan Fox on Oct. 17 used her Facebook page to let the world know […]