Man sentenced for THC manufacturing, wife’s trial to come later

Marijuana-growing operation ‘got out of control’ defendant allegedly told police   By Kellen Olshefski SLN Staff An Elkhorn resident has been sentenced in a marijuana growing operation busted last August and his wife is set to appear for a status conference on March 15. Christopher Hass, 34 of Elkhorn, has […]


Chiefs question impetus of studying shared services

Town officials say board is ‘fact finding;’ no plans are proposed By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Town of Delavan has no plans to have the city take over its police department, town officials said last week. The town has begun talks with the City of Delavan about possible ways […]


Darien OKs funds for Village Hall planning

However, one trustee wonders how village will pay for project  By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Darien Village Board on Monday approved a resolution to cover the initial engineering and financial planning costs for a new village hall and police department building. The village has been planning to tear down […]


Delavan-Darien music teacher has compositions published

Tom May directs a group of elementary orchestra musicians at a Delavan-Darien all-district orchestra concert at Delavan-Darien High School.

  Two of Delavan-Darien School District elementary instrumental music teacher Tom May’s works will be published. The Hal Leonard Corp., the world’s largest publisher of print music, selected two of May’s original compositions, “Bowin’ the Blues” and “Treasure Quest” for publication. May teaches 190 fourth- and fifth-grade orchestra and band […]


New handbook brings new changes to Badger High School

By Bob Peryea CORRESPONDENT On Feb. 11 the Badger High School Board took a step that others school boards have delayed: the Board voted to put into place an employee handbook that involved little input from the teaching staff. The new handbook contains significant changes to the educators’ terms of […]


First Lady Tonette Walker presents hero award

BRENDA PERYEA Newspaper Name
	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 […]