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First Lady Tonette Walker presents hero award

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	First Lady Tonette Walker visited Lake Geneva on Friday to present one of Walworth County's most active fundraisers, Kevin Paluch, with the Wisconsin Heroes Award. The First Lady presents an award every month all over Wisconsin to winners that have been nominated for the award.

By Bob Peryea CORRESPONDENT First Lady Tonette Walker visited Lake Geneva on Friday to present one of Walworth County’s most active fundraisers, Kevin Paluch, with the Wisconsin Heroes Award. Paluch is the Chief Operating Officer of Geneva National Golf Club and the founder of the Geneva National Foundation. Through the […]

 
 

Preparing kids for life

Preparing kids for life

Montessori methods of learning offered at area school By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer On a parcel of land between East Troy and Mukwonago, a man has built a program, providing educational experiences unlike any other in the area. Geoffrey Bishop, founder and executive director of Nature’s Classroom Institute and Montessori […]

 
 

Curing cancer through care and cheer

Curing cancer through care and cheer

Six-year survivor pays it forward By Maureen Vander Sanden Contributor It’s hard to believe that not long ago today’s young and vivacious Natasha Helbling was battling cancer, with routine trips to the hospital for rounds of chemotherapy, radiation and related surgeries. Last week, the 23-year-old University of Wisconsin-Whitewater graduate celebrated […]

 
 

East Troy man faces child porn charges

An East Troy man faces two felony counts of child pornography following an ongoing investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. Daniel M. Taubert, a resident of 1839 Division St., was charged Feb. 14 with possession of child pornography and sexual […]

 
 

Hoops for Hope benefit to support Lindow family

Hoops for Hope benefit to support Lindow family

The East Troy High School girls basketball team is pulling together to support an East Troy family at a time they need it most. After a brave battle with cancer for many years, Maureen Lindow, 45, lost her life on Nov. 28. She was the mother of Mackenzie, Dayne and […]

 
 

Artists wanted for annual public project

  The Whitewater Arts Alliance is seeking participants for its ninth annual public arts project, centered on the theme is “A Barrel of Fun in Whitewater.” This year, amateur and professional artists are needed to paint blank water barrels, which will grace downtown Whitewater streets this summer. “Get a group […]

 
 

Little league dream set to become big reality

Little league dream set to become big reality

With fundraising goal met, Field of Dreams project likely to begin in 2013 By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff    Fueled by the devastating grief of the loss of their son just before his seventh birthday, Mike and Mary Kilar have spent the past two years trying to get a fully […]

 
 

Gas prices are 56 cents higher than a month ago

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 11.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.74 yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,112 gas outlets in Wisconsin. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68, according […]

 
 

School debt refinancing to save taxpayers $177,000

  At its Feb. 11 meeting, the Elkhorn School Board approved the refinancing of long-term debt obligations. The refinancing was made possible by the low interest rates in today’s bond market. In a presentation to the board, Michael Clark, director with Robert W. Baird, the district’s financial advisor, said that […]

 
 

Big Foot Board to hold informational meetings about upcoming referendum

Unfunded state mandates, decrease in state funding contributed to deficit   By Bob Peryea Correspondent The Big Foot High School Board of Education is finalizing plans regarding how to inform the public about a funding referendum that will be on the April ballot in the district. The referendum calls for […]