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Governor to sign budget Sunday in Pleasant Prairie

Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign the state budget on Sunday in Pleasant Prairie. Walker announced on Wednesday that he would sign the budget at Catalyst Exhibits, a company that provides custom and rental exhibition designs. Walker is also expected to announce budget vetoes that day, but spokesman Tom Evenson […]

 
 

The sounds of summer

The sounds of summer

The lunchtime Savory Sounds Concert Series kicked off June 20 with a performance by guitarist and vocalist Nima Salami. Salami’s selections included classical, folk and Flamenco pieces and gave the concert an international flavor. The concert was sponsored by Fairhaven Senior Services and the food vendor was Subway. The next […]

 
 

From strawberries to adult services librarian

From strawberries to adult services librarian

                      By John Koski Staff writer Not many people, much less librarians, can say they grew up on a berry farm. Anna Merry can. As the new adult services librarian at Matheson Memorial Library, her earliest years revolved around her […]

 
 

Walworth County residents rescued from White River

Walworth County Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters rescued a trapped kayaker and canoeist from the White River Wednesday afternoon at about 3:52 p.m. The deputies found the two people pinned up against a large log about a mile away from Sheridan Springs and Short Road. The current was strong and the […]

 
 

Defendant in sexual assault case dies

Defendant in sexual assault case dies

By Vicky Wedih Staff Writer An Elkhorn man charged with sexually assaulting two boys in 2011 and 2004 died unexpectedly June 5. Charges against Rodney J. Meiller, 52, were dismissed in Walworth County Circuit Court on June 11 in light of his death. A jury trial scheduled for April 22 […]

 
 

Whitewater Common Council looks to fill vacant seat

Outgoing alderman honored for his service to the city By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Whitewater Alderman Jim Olsen will be relinquishing his First District seat Saturday. The venerable member of the Common Council made his formal announcement at a meeting last week. Without going into great detail, Olsen said he is […]

 
 

Foreign exchange students leave Delavan as program prepares for next year’s guest

Foreign exchange students leave Delavan as program prepares for next year’s guest

By Vicky Wedig Editor Two Delavan host families bade goodbye to their guest students Monday, and another exchange student will arrive in Darien in two months. Matt and Annette Drefs hosted Sena Yomra, from Turkey, for the 2012-13 school year at Delavan-Darien High School, and Frank and Barbara Kropacak hosted […]

 
 

Rock-n-roll band reunites after 30-year hiatus

Rock-n-roll band reunites after 30-year hiatus

Former ‘Powerplant’ musicians change emphasis from secular to Christian music Sacred Agent band members rehearse last week at Living Waters Assembly of God Church, W5696 Schmidt Road. The group, which held its first concert on Sunday, includes (from left) Eric Graff, Diane Dickerman, Gordie McDonald and Robin Anderson. By John […]

 
 

City employee health insurance plan authorized

By Tyler Lamb Editor   Bids from several health insurance carriers were considered during the city’s Finance and Judicial Committee’s Monday evening assembly. Sam Tapson, city administrator, indicated the current health insurance contract expires July1, and renewal proposals were solicited from 17 re-insurers, nine of which submitted quotes. The three […]

 
 

School district wants more referendum input

Listening sessions among suggestions from board   By Kellen Olshefski SLN Staff Following up the announcement of the pursuit of a third referendum at its June 10 meeting, the East Troy Community School District Board of Education began to hash out how they intend to approach the referendum at its […]