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Horse tests positive for EEE virus

County officials warn to protect against mosquito bites The Walworth County Division of Public Health reports that a horse in Walworth County has tested positive for eastern equine encephalitis, which is caused by the EEE virus. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection reported the positive horse to […]

 
 

Celebrating 125 years of lake preservation

Celebrating 125 years of lake preservation

Lake association plans birthday bash for Oct. 12 By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff Lake Beulah Protective and Improvement Association is invited the public to its 125th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Lake Beulah Yacht Club, N9220 East Shore Road, East Troy. “We’re calling it an Oktoberfest and […]

 
 

Genoa City bust nets $80,000 in drugs

Genoa City bust nets $80,000 in drugs

A 36-year-old Genoa City man is arrested and awaiting charges after a drug bust in Genoa City Sept. 25. According to a press release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, Rigoberto NMI Herrera was arrested after the Walworth County Drug Unit executed a search warrant at 407 Franklin St. in […]

 
 

One Act play contest kicks off Elks homecoming

One Act play contest kicks off Elks homecoming

The Battle of the Thespians, a One Act play contest, will kick off homecoming week at Elkhorn Area High School and attendees will cast People’s Choice votes with the winner earning points for their class. The contest, sponsored by the EAHS Drama department and Fine Arts Boosters, will take place […]

 
 

School District annual meeting sparsely attended

The East Troy Community School District had its annual meeting Sept. 23 to a largely empty lecture hall at the high school. With only a handful of residents, aside from staff and board members, the district presented its proposed 2019-20 budget and set a preliminary tax levy increase of 3.3%. […]

 
 

Relive the ‘War of the Worlds’

Relive the ‘War of the Worlds’

Off the Square Players open radio play, library fundraiser tonight By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The Off the Square Players kick off their fall season with a presentation of the H.G. Wells thriller, “War of the Worlds, the Radio Broadcast,” tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Ivan’s Backstage on the East […]

 
 

Walworth woman charged with prescription fraud

A Walworth woman is accused of stealing prescription credentials from a medical office and fraudulently obtaining painkillers on multiple occasions from a Burlington pharmacy. Amy N. Funderburk, 37, was charged last week in Racine County Circuit Court with four counts of misappropriation of identification information for financial gain, two counts […]

 
 

UW-Whitewater staffer fills School Board vacancy

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A graduate of Whitewater High School and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has been chosen to keep a recently vacated seat on the Whitewater Unified School District’s School Board warm through next spring. The six sitting members of WUSD’s School Board selected lifelong Whitewater resident Miguel Aranda […]

 
 

Elkhorn traffic signal repair gets green light

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent During a Committee of the Whole meeting last week, City of Elkhorn aldermen voted in favor of replacing the camera processor and cameras for the traffic signals at the intersection of North Wisconsin and West Market streets, which recently began to function improperly. Public Works Operations […]

 
 

Supporting the walk

Supporting the walk

      Walworth County showed its support Sept. 21 when nearly 850 participants turned out to support the 13th annual Walk To End Alzheimer’s at Library Park in Lake Geneva. From the left; To kick things off, Honorary Walk Chair Jackson Akright addresses the crowd as chairs Emily Karls, Josh Spiegelhoff […]