County Fair’s Barnyard Adventure program takes the national spotlight

County Fair’s Barnyard Adventure program takes the national spotlight

“This is a very big volunteer effort, particularly during the fair,… It’s very important and is part of what’s made this program so successful.” – George Mroch, educator and master gardener   By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A local farming organization was one of 25 recognized recently across the nation, and […]


City approves new fire engine purchase

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN A new fire truck will make its way into the city’s fleet with the Common Council’s recent approval to purchase a nearly $700,000 pumper engine. The City Council at its Nov. 5 meeting unanimously approved a $690,282 bid from Roenbaur Central States Fire Apparatus to […]


Whitewater’s Smith to receive Making Democracy Work award

Whitewater’s Smith to receive Making Democracy Work award

The League of Women Voters-Whitewater Area has announced that Whitewater City Clerk Michele Smith, will receive the League’s third annual Making Democracy Work award. Smith has served as Whitewater City Clerk since September 2000. “Over the past 12 years she has managed countless elections for the community with integrity and […]


ROTC students conduct battle drills on campus

ROTC students conduct battle drills on campus

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Cadets in the Warhawk Battalion of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Reserve Officers’ Training Corps or ROTC received introductory training for standard Battle Drills Oct. 31 at the Whitewater National Guard Armory. “If you think of training as learning to crawl, then walk, then run, this is […]


Mitten fills vacancy on East Troy School Board

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Longtime East Troy resident Murry Mitten has been appointed to fill the vacant East Troy Community School District Board position. The school board appointed Mitten Nov. 12 following public interviews with three candidates who applied for the position. Mitten will serve until April of 2014, […]


Two die in plane crash in Spring Prairie

A Walworth County Sheriff’s deputy on Monday keeps watch over the wreckage of a single-engine plane that crashed just west of the Burlington Municipal Airport Sunday. The crash killed a father and daughter from Antioch, Ill. The airport’s runway can be seen at the upper right of the photo.

  A 50-year-old Antioch, Ill., man and his 14-year-old daughter died Sunday in an airplane crash in a farm field just west of the Burlington Municipal Airport. Todd A. Parfitt and his daughter Nicole died in the crash that was reported at 1:26 p.m., according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s […]


Bet your bottom dollar

Bet your bottom dollar

Over 75 people auditioned for Lakeland Player’s up-coming musical “Annie” and 51 were selected to perform in the show set to be held at The Walworth County Performing Arts Center, 15 W. Walworth St. on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9. All tickets are $12. Friday and […]


Peoples Bank targeted by alleged robber

Police are on the search for this man suspected of attempted bank robbery.

Police are on the search for a man suspected of attempting robbery of a Town of Sugar Creek bank that has was hit just months ago. According to a press release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, at 9:20 a.m. Friday, deputies were called to Peoples Bank North branch located […]


Man attacked on way home from bar

By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff Police are searching for two men who attacked a patron of the Brick House Bar and Grill as he was walking home. Two white men believed to be about 18 to 21 years old assaulted Michael J. Brellenthin, 53, at about 10:15 p.m. Saturday at […]


Warm weather calls for special care in handling venison

Forecasters predict relatively warm high temperatures throughout Wisconsin for this weekend’s opening to gun deer hunting season, which is cause for concern for food safety officials when it comes to venison handling. “When temperatures are above 40 degrees, harmful bacteria can grow quickly, so we want to make sure that […]


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