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Voters to weigh in on clerk-treasurer position in Troy referendum

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent    While plans are in motion for the Town of Troy to combine the clerk and treasurer position into one, voters will decide how the position is filled in a referendum question on next week’s ballot. In June, the Town Board drafted a tentative ordinance that sets […]

 
 

The Cove in Lake Geneva in receivership

The Cove in Lake Geneva in receivership

By Bob Peryea Correspondent   A Lake Geneva landmark has been placed in receiver-ship by a Walworth County Circuit Court judge because of questions arising from an unpaid loan and the whereabouts of nearly $1 million, according to court records. On Sept. 27, Circuit Court Judge John R. Race placed […]

 
 

Boys & Girls Club to be named after governor

Photo by JENNIFER CESARZ 
	Gov. Scott Walker speaks at a breakfast of the Boys & Girls Club of Walworth County at Lake Lawn Resort on Oct. 23. At the breakfast, the club announced it will name its Delavan club the Gov. Scott Walker Chapter.

By Jennifer Cesarz Correspondent Gov. Scott Walker visited his hometown last week for the announcement that the Boys and Girls Club of Walworth County will be named after him. Walker and his wife, Tonette Walker, supporters of the Boys and Girls Clubs in Milwaukee and Madison, attended a breakfast Tuesday […]

 
 

‘God girl’ goes home; 11-year-old dies in Whitewater crash

‘God girl’ goes home; 11-year-old dies in Whitewater crash

By Vicky Wedig and Alexandrea Dahlstrom SLN Staff The last time Bridget McCarthy saw her daughter, she was singing – loudly — “jammin’ out” to the Jamie Grace song “God Girl” on the way to school. When McCarthy dropped the fifth-grader off at Delavan Christian School, Avery McCarthy told her […]

 
 

Whitewater offers plenty of trick-or-treating

Regular trick-or-treat hours will be held in the City of Whitewater on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m. Trick-or-treating will be also be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday at The Glen, 1281 W. Main St. Children and families in the Whitewater community are also invited […]

 
 

4K for Cancer challenge changed student’s life

4K for Cancer challenge changed student’s life

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As he resumes studying accounting this fall, Dong Hoon Lee’s life has seemingly returned to normal. But the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater sophomore is quick to point out his life has forever been changed because of an event he participated in this summer. Lee, a native of […]

 
 

Trick or treat set

Trick-or-treat hours will be held in the Village of East Troy, Town of East Troy and Town of Troy on Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. First Congregational Church of East Troy, located on the corner of Clark and Union streets, will serve as a Halloween safe spot, […]

 
 

Golden Eagles in East Troy

Golden Eagles in East Troy

Returning starter Vander Blue (left) and Davante Gardner of the Marquette University men’s basketball team run drills at East Troy High School last week. The Golden Eagles held practice in the high school gym on Oct. 19 and 20 while attending training camp in Elkhorn. The annual Big East coaches’ […]

 
 

Examining today’s recession and yesterday’s Depression

“‘Use it up. Make it do. Do without.’ Back then, it was a way of life.” By Doris Reinke Contributor       It is referred to as a “recession” today. Back in the 1930s it was called the “Depression.”       An old timer (and that expression means someone who is elderly […]

 
 

Tips to Ensure a Happy (and Safe) Halloween

Halloween is a night of fun and adventure for children and their families, but any activity where kids criss-cross neighborhood streets after dusk comes with some risk.  The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection offers the following suggestions to help make your Halloween a safe and memorable one. […]