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Council denies liquor license

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT       A liquor license application for a new pizza restaurant called Lucky’s was denied by the Common Council on Jan. 17. The restaurant would have been located in the former Little Caesar’s space.       Questions about the applicant, Jennifer Halverson, led city staff to recommend […]

 
 

Snowfall might actually add snow to Snolf event

The Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its annual snolf - snow golf - event at Evergreen Golf Club Saturday, Feb. 4. Shown here are some sights from last year’s event, including one of the golfers. (Photo courtesy Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce)

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       With the light snowfall over the weekend, the Elkhorn Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the novelty of snow on the ground, and what it meant for its Feb. 4 Snolf fundraiser.       “We might actually have snow,” said Kate Abbe, the partner engagement and marketing […]

 
 

Village Board approves update to Memorial Wall in park

By Tracy Ouellette EDITOR       The East Troy Village Board gave the go ahead to an update to the Veterans Memorial Wall in Village Square Park at its Jan. 16 meeting.       The upgrade will incorporate an honor stone component, according to a memo to the board from Village Clerk […]

 
 

Fire guts John’s Disposal recycling building

A five-alarm plus fire broke out late Jan. 8 at John’s Disposal in Whitewater.

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A fire at a local garbage and recycling company Jan. 8 resulted in no injuries, but plenty of damage at John’s Disposal recycling center. After numerous media requests throughout the day Monday, the City of Whitewater held a press conference at City Hall Monday afternoon to […]

 
 

East Troy School Board grapples with referendum question for spring ballot

Likely, voters in the East Troy School District will be asked to allow the district to exceed its state set revenue limits by $3 million each year for three years in a non-recurring operating referendum question on the April 4 spring election ballot. The School Board has not yet formally […]

 
 

Municipal and school boards are up for election

By Tracy Ouellette EDITOR       Area residents interested in serving on local government boards and the East Troy Community School District Board of education are circulating nomination papers.       Dec. 1 was the first day candidates can begin circulating nomination papers with 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, deadline to […]

 
 

A local Christmas attraction worth its weight – in glass, not gold

A collaborative effort between Mack Glass and The Elliott Organization, Jason Mack and Rob Elliott are hoping “The World’s Tallest Glass Tree” becomes an annual event at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay. (Photo by Rob Elliott)

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       Through this weekend, a new area holiday tradition has started at Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay.       The World’s Tallest Glass Tree, presented by Mack Glass and the Elliott Organization, offers a look at live glassblowing, steel sculpting and woodworking. There is also a winter […]

 
 

School Board recognizes students named scholars

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT       The Delavan-Darien School Board recognized two students during its meeting on Monday night.       The two students were recognized for being part of the U.S. Presidential Scholars and Wisconsin State Senator programs.       Delavan-Darien Principal Jim Karedes said senior Annabelle Schluneger is one of […]

 
 

Man charged with injuring deputy gets 25 years in prison

A Racine man who injured a Walworth County sheriff’s deputy who was deploying stop sticks in the Town of Spring Prairie on Aug. 1, 2021, was sentenced to 25 years in prison and 14 years extended supervision.       Tony Perales, 26, an unlicensed driver who was fleeing from police when […]

 
 

Radio system funding moving forward

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       The Walworth County Board of Supervisors was set to hear, and potentially approve, a resolution Tuesday that would set the parameters for the purchase of new radios in its 911 Municipal Radio System Replacement project.       The resolution, which the Finance Committee approved County Administrator […]