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Thornton Wilder is focus of fifth annual Big Read

Thornton Wilder is focus of fifth annual Big Read

Libraries throughout Walworth, Rock and Jefferson counties will kick off southeastern Wisconsin’s fifth annual Big Read literacy project next week. Wisconsin native Thornton Wilder is the focus of the “Our Voices, Our Town” Big Read event. Led by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium and 12 area libraries, the Big […]

 
 

East Troy village trustee challenges president for his seat

East Troy village trustee challenges president for his seat

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff A Village of East Troy trustee will try to unseat the longtime village president in the April 2 election. Incumbent trustee Randy Timms, a Village Board member since 2004 and plan commission member since 2001, is challenging Bill Loesch, who has been on the board […]

 
 

Gas prices buck March trend

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,112 gas outlets in Wisconsin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week […]

 
 

Village of Sharon unveils new website

Village of Sharon unveils new website

By Bob Peryea CORRESPONDENT The Village of Sharon has a great new website to keep residents and visitors informed of Sharon happenings: www.villageofsharon.com. On the new website, residents can find the village calendar of events, election information and form and permits to make doing business with the village easier. Under […]

 
 

Rehberg also a write-in candidate for District 1 seat

By Bob Peryea CORRESPONDENT Hoss Rehberg, a local business owner, is seeking election to be the Alderman for District 1. Rehberg is a write-in candidate. Rehberg, who has lived in Elkhorn for 10 years, is the owner of Hoss Rehberg Farmers’ Insurance located at N5876 Hwy 12. “I want to […]

 
 

Ready to serve: Mercy Elkhorn Medical Center opens ahead of projection

Ready to serve: Mercy Elkhorn Medical Center opens ahead of projection

By John Koski SLN STAFF It’s come a long way in less than three months. In early January, construction workers were battling the elements to enclose Mercy Elkhorn Medical Center. Two weeks earlier, a company official said an early summer 2013 opening was anticipated. But thanks to the hard work […]

 
 

Newcomer challenges incumbent in Third District

Two candidates vie for vacant seat in Second District By Vicky Wedig SLN STAFF Two contested races for the Delavan Common Council will be decided in Tuesday’s spring election. In the Third District, newcomer Chris Lindloff is challenging incumbent Ryan Schroeder. In the Second District, two candidates – real estate […]

 
 

15 departments battle three-alarm fire

15 departments battle three-alarm fire

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Fire Department battled a three-alarm fire with the help of 14 other area departments Monday afternoon at Bob’s Lawn Mower Repair at 725 E. Wisconsin St. Assistant Fire Chief Tim O’Neill said the fire began in the business with two occupants in the […]

 
 

Voters to decide on $19 million referendum for East Troy schools

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff After more than two months of highly visible campaigns from both supporters and non-supporters, the East Troy Community School District referendum will be put before voters on April 2. At stake are a number of facility improvements throughout the district that the school board says […]

 
 

Voters to decide on Gateway funds

Voters to decide on Gateway funds

Technical college plans $49 million in expansion, upgrades By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief A new public safety training center eyed for Gateway Technical College is the centerpiece of an expansion plan up for consideration on the April 2 ballot. Voters in Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties will be asked […]