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Local horse ranch reins in real-life cowboys

Local horse ranch reins in real-life cowboys

By Bob Peryea Correspondent “Bringing the West to the Midwest.” That’s how professional cowboys Steve Lundean and Aaron Englund describe their equine clinics. The pair teach horses and their owners to “work” cattle, the same way they would on a ranch or during a cattle drive. “We hold cattle work […]

 
 

Take a walk through the cemetery, revisit the past

As part of the Village of Walworth’s 175th anniversary celebration, a Cemetery Walk & Re-visitation will be held at the Walworth Center Cemetery, County Highway B, Walworth, on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. Local residents will tell about their ancestors or old Walworth families including Bruce Thompson […]

 
 

Students make history at FBLA competition

Students make history at FBLA competition

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Kate Freese and Anna Gasperetti, 2012 graduates of Whitewater High School, were recognized at a recent Whitewater Unified School District School Board meeting for their achievements in Desktop Publishing. Freese and Gasperetti placed second at the national competition in late June for Future Business Leaders of […]

 
 

From the boroughs to the brush

From the boroughs to the brush

Interns continue work at local nature preserves By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff This summer a group of four New York City interns has called Wisconsin home through a program that strives to give urban teens a personal experience in nature. In addition to learning about plants, wetlands and things they’ve […]

 
 

Restored landmark, park revives country club’s history

Longtime Lauderdale Lakes resident Lawrence Myers sits beneath the freshly restored water tower, named for his grandfather who is credited with designing the Lauderdale Lakes County Club’s course. Myers funded the costly project as well as the scenic Myers Park which has also enhanced the lake district-owned course.

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff While Lauderdale Lakes Country Club touts spectacular views of Don Jean Bay’s sparkling waters, a recent upgrade to the nine-hole course has given golfers even more reason to enjoy hitting the links locally. In an effort to improve the 45-acre course, while giving homage […]

 
 

Whitewater braces for Emerald Ash Borer invasion

By Bob Peryea Correspondent Chuck Nass, City of Whitewater Parks and Streets Superintendent and City Forester, brought concerns about the feared Emerald Ash Borer to the Whitewater Common Council’s attention Tuesday night. Recently the invasive species has been in numerous locations in southeast Wisconsin, including Lake Geneva, located about 30 […]

 
 

East Troy School Board to consider facilities upgrades

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff On Monday, the East Troy Community School District will review recommendations on the future of the K-12 district’s buildings. An ad-hoc Facilities Advisory Committee, comprised of community members from across the district, has been reviewing the state of the district’s facilities since May. The 25-member […]

 
 

New administrator marks busy first year as head of Whitewater schools

New administrator marks busy first year as head of Whitewater schools

By Tom Ganser Correspondent The world looks very different from a window seat of a Boeing 737 climbing to a cruising altitude of 34,000 feet. On a clear day, houses and skyscrapers, highways and shopping centers and lakes and rivers are all magically transformed as the plane rises, and their […]

 
 

Camp will offer train aficionados chance to work on the railroad

Camp will offer train aficionados chance to work on the railroad

From the silver-skinned Zephyr to antique trolleys that once whisked passengers through busy city streets to Chicago’s iconic “L,” trains are beloved by many. The East Troy Electric Railroad, home to over 20 rail treasures including open cars, locomotives, streetcars and interurban coaches, will host Train Camp on Tuesday, Aug. […]

 
 

Local lawmakers question if justice was served

By Chris Bennett Correspondent A perceived lenient sentence for an East Troy mother whose two infant children died in her care is drawing the ire of local legislators. Melody Butt’s 11-month-old twins, a boy and a girl, were found floating in the bathtub in Butt’s apartment Sept. 22 of last […]

 
 
 
 
 

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