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Snow Day

Snow Day

PHOTO BY Michael S. Hoey  Sledders take advantage of the snow Dec. 21 at the Rudy Lange Sledding Hill.

 
 

Town of Delavan cop fired for misconduct

By Bob Peryea CORRESPONDENT   The Town of Delavan Police and Fire Commission decided Dec. 18 to terminate Officer Jeremiah Burdick. “Upon the foregoing findings it is hereby ordered that Jeremiah Burdick is removed as an officer of the Town of Delavan Police Department and his employment is hereby terminated,” […]

 
 

Town approves ambulance

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Town Board last week approved sharing the cost of a $137,699 ambulance with the Town of Delavan Rescue Squad after denying the purchase last month. On Nov. 20, a motion to buy the vehicle for the Rescue Squad failed when no one seconded […]

 
 

Meeting on school vote reset

ETCSD to discuss referendum options By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff The East Troy Community School District Board of Education has rescheduled a special meeting for Wednesday, Jan. 2, to discuss a referendum for school improvements throughout the district. The meeting was initially slated for Dec. 20 and moved to Jan. […]

 
 

Debating rights

Debating rights

Whitewater and Fort to vote on ‘personhood of corporations’ By Bob Peryea Correspondent Residents of Whitewater and Fort Atkinson will have the chance to vote on the “personhood of corporations” on April 2, according to a statement on the website of Move to Amend, a group seeking a constitutional amendment. […]

 
 

Loan to help rev Buell’s future

Local motorcycle manufacturer gets infusion from GE Capital By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Buell name and its presence within East Troy has gone through a sometimes-dramatic sequence events in the past three years. But the motorcycle manufacturer recently received a boost with cash infusions and plans to build a motorcycle […]

 
 

‘Secret’ memo released City’s insurer paid Geneva Ridge $2.1 million to drop lawsuit

By Bob Peryea CORRESPONDENT City of Lake Geneva officials have reluctantly released the memorandum of understanding that details the city’s agreement with Geneva Ridge Joint Venture in a dispute over a development proposal. The memo, which was signed June 13, 2011, shows the city’s insurer paid Geneva Ridge $2.1 million […]

 
 

An author’s tale

Photo by ALEXANDREA DAHLSTROM
	Local author Trudy Schubert takes a quiet moment at home to page through her latest children’s book “The Wheel Christmas Story.”

Walworth resident writes book for a cause By Alexandrea Dahlstrom SLN STAFF   ‘“Santa called God and said, “I am finished with the Meeker family and on my way home to the North Pole.”       “Thank you Santa, I will send you the names and addresses of next year’s families […]

 
 

Council votes to let people choose alderman’s replacement

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Common Council voted unanimously last week not to fill the vacancy created on the council when former alderman Dave Kilkenny resigned Nov. 12. The council had voted Nov. 20 to advertise the vacancy, and then listen to interested candidates and potentially fill the […]

 
 

Council unhappy with sewer rate increase

By Michael S. Hoey CORRESPONDENT The Delavan Common Council intended to send a message to the Walworth County Metropolitan Sewerage District by not approving its rate increases but realized the move would drain the city water utility’s fund balance. Every member of the council opposed WalCoMet’s rate hike set to […]