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Police and Fire Commission wants reasons for officers’ departures

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent It started with a conversation about sitting in on departing Whitewater police officers’ exit interviews but ended with a commitment to work more closely with the city’s human resources department. Members of the city’s Police and Fire Commission recently discussed the recurring occurrence of sworn personnel […]

 
 

Grand opening set for new theater at former Showboat site

Emagine Entertainment Inc., of Troy, Mich., will officially open Emagine Geneva Lakes, its first Wisconsin location, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. Aug. 28. The ribbon-cutting will be followed by a grand opening charity event that will benefit Lakeland Animal Shelter, Kisses From Keegan and Friends and The Rising […]

 
 

Delavan-Darien School board approves November referendum

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Delavan-Darien School Board on Aug. 13 approved placing a referendum question on the November ballot asking for $2.8 million for four years on a non-recurring basis. The failure of the district to get a referendum passed in April resulted in 39 teachers being laid […]

 
 

Finally, a dam decision

Finally, a dam decision

Village Board votes to remove dam By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Village Board voted 5-2 to remove the East Troy Dam on the Honey Creek at tonight’s meeting. The board’s decision comes after a year of debate over what to do with the dam that was damaged […]

 
 

Cedar Dale Pet Resort adds amenities for pets and their owners

Cedar Dale Pet Resort adds amenities for pets and their owners

By Bridget Bartal Staff Writer The 37-year-old Cedar Dale Pet Resort in Genoa City has undergone renovations with the goal of providing the utmost care for pets. The renovations include a $100,000 renovation of the grooming room, remodeling of the front desk area and kitchen, two new chain-link fenced yards, […]

 
 

Traveling homeless shelter seeks permanent location

Facility applies for permit to operate year-round in Delavan By Vicky Wedig Sln Staff A men’s homeless shelter that travels among host churches in Walworth County and operates six months out of the year is looking to establish a permanent year-round location in Delavan. The Spirit of Hope Homeless Shelter […]

 
 

Making a clean sweep

Making a clean sweep

Whitewater’s Cravath Lake among 8 sites for second annual cleanup effort By Todd Mishler Copy Editor They found footwear, tires and more typical, everyday trash. And don’t forget the parks and recreation sign, which they removed from Spring Brook near Palmer Drive in Janesville. Creative Marketing Unlimited, the University of […]

 
 

Project helps beautify downtown Elkhorn

Project helps beautify downtown Elkhorn

By Heather Ruenz Sln Staff What began as a simple idea – to improve the beautification of downtown Elkhorn – quickly grew into a reality and now, 72 pots can be seen throughout the city boasting flowers and plants. It’s all about making the right connections, according to Stephanie Hansen, […]

 
 

Trio represents Big Foot at Badger Girls State

Trio represents Big Foot at Badger Girls State

By Penny Gruetzmacher Staff Writer Meghan Dykstra, Molly McEneany and Jaqueline Sanchez represented Big Foot High School at Badger Girls State this summer, at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus. A fourth student, Sophia Foster, was also selected, but she went to Japan to study under the Kikkoman Youth for Understanding […]

 
 

Man gets drug charge in 2016 shooting by cop

By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff An initial appearance is scheduled for Aug. 23 for a Milwaukee man charged with conspiring to sell drugs in an incident in East Troy in 2016 that resulted in police shooting and killing one of the men with him. Roberto J. Juarez Nieves Jr., 28, […]