Milton woman dies in single-car crash

A 48-year-old Milton woman died Sunday night in a single-vehicle crash in the Town of Darien. According to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department, Lisa K. Martin died after the Chevy Blazer she was driving on Highway M near Townline Road crossed the centerline, left the highway and struck a tree […]


Village Board sets term and interest rate for Division Street project assessments

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer At its meeting Monday night, the East Troy Village Board approved a 10-year repayment term with a flat three percent interest for the final assessments for the Division Street project. Village Administrator Judy Weter noted the board has never exceeded 10 years for assessments to […]


Delavan couple serving Peace Corps in Kenya

Jennifer and Ryan Hellpap of Delavan, were scheduled to arrive in Kenya, Africa, on Tuesday to serve a 27-month mission with the Peace Corps.

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT Jennifer and Ryan Hellpap of Delavan, were scheduled to arrive in Kenya, Africa, on Tuesday ready to begin serving the Peace Corps on a 27-month humanitarian mission. Both have a history of volunteering their time, but this experience will be a full-time proposition until it […]


Storm downs barn, trees

Michael Cummings cleans up his Second Street property Monday after Thursday’s storm uprooted 14 pine trees. (Photo by Vicky Wedig)

By Vicky Wedig EDITOR A storm Thursday night caused tornado-like damage in a path across Delavan, downing a barn and trees. Delavan’s 911 center received more than 45 reports of downed trees and power lines before 8 p.m. Trees were uprooted and 15 locations reported structural damage, according to Delavan […]


Grist Mill to shift operations to new location

Troy and Katie Strand will move their Grist Mill restaurant to a new East Troy location on June 30.

Restaurant will move to former Mitch’s Prime Time Steak House location By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer Area fans of The Grist Mill will likely have to make other dinner plans June 30, though Troy Strand, who owns the restaurant along side his wife Kate, assures customers not to worry, breakfast […]


State superintendent visits Badger

The juniors battle the seniors in a tug o’ war during Badger High School’s spring pep assembly May 24. (Photo by Michael Hoey)

Education leader congratulates school’s culinary arts program By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers visited Lake Geneva Badger High School on May 30 to congratulate Badger’s national champion ProStart culinary arts team and tour the school. “What an honor,” Evers said of the national […]


Outstanding Senior to pursue medical degree

Alexandra Kort sings at the Delavan Christian Reformed Church on May 19. (Photo by Vicky Wedig)

2013 grad known for compassion, determination By Vicky Wedig EDITOR Graduation times three will be the case in the Kort house this year. All three of Chad and Kathy Kort’s children – Ashley, Alyssa and Alexandra Kort – will graduate. Ashley Kort received her master’s degree in speech pathology from […]


Local man dies in motorcycle crash

An East Troy man died the evening of June 1 when his motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 20 near Honey Creek Road in the Town of Waterford. The Racine Journal Times reports that Brian J. Prochniak, 44, died after being thrown from his motorcycle following the collision, which […]


District administrator stands firm on special ed arrangement

District administrator stands firm on special ed arrangement

Allowing director to telecommute from Washington, D.C., raises some eyebrows By Vanessa Lenz Contributor The East Troy Community School District’s recent decision to allow its special education director to telecommute from Washington, D.C., next year has drawn statewide attention. A Public Investigator article printed in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel last […]


Darien to borrow $1.47 million for new Village Hall until USDA funds come through

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Darien Village Board on May 20 approved interim financing of $1.47 million to build a new Village Hall. The village was awarded a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan to cover the costs of building the hall. But, Administrator Diana Dykstra said interim financing is […]