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Darien to charge for responding to accidents

By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff For the first time in 2013, motorists involved in accidents in the town or village of Darien will be charged for services from the Darien Fire Department. Charging for fire runs is expected to generate an additional $10,150 in revenue for the fire department next […]

 
 

Darien resident wins $1 million in lottery

A Darien resident won $1 million when he had five numbers correct in Saturday’s Powerball. Roger Cobb, 48, bought the winning ticket at the Delavan Mobil Mart, 502 Borg Road. The Powerball jackpot was $425 million Monday with a drawing scheduled for Wednesday. Mobil Mart owner Neil Gill said Cobb’s […]

 
 

New book by local authors offers hope to many

New book by local authors offers hope to many

By Edwin Scherzer Contributor A half full glass, of course, is the optimist view of life. Half empty belongs to those who view things a little more critically. When the glass breaks it means water, water, everywhere and everyone is going away thirsty. Disability also means many things to many […]

 
 

Baskets of love

Baskets of love

Members of the East Troy High School National Art Honor Society spent two afternoons last week weaving baskets at East Troy Basketry for its annual Baskets of Love project. This is the 12th year that owners Jim and Eileen Mirsberger have organized Baskets of Love, which are made by volunteers […]

 
 

Christmas Express returns this weekend

Christmas Express returns this weekend

The East Troy Electric Railroad’s Christmas Express train will return Dec. 8-9. Guests will board meticulously restored Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad cars, originally built in the 1940s, for the 10-mile round-trip jaunt from East Troy to Mukwonago. The heated Pullman cars will be decorated for the event, […]

 
 

Light up your life

Light up your life

Enjoy an elaborate display of more than a million lights across Grand Geneva Resort & Spa’s 1,300 acres of rolling countryside. The resort’s 18th annual Christmas in the Country festival continues through Dec. 30 inside The Lodge at Grand Geneva and features dozens of mechanical holiday displays, daily holiday teas, […]

 
 

Investigation leads to drug arrest in Whitewater

The Whitewater Police Department and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Police Services have arrested a Whitewater man on multiple drug-related felony charges. George Scheuller, 23, of 262 S. Wisconsin Street in Whitewater, was arrested Wednesday after police seized 88 marijuana plants with a potential street value of $189,200 and ecstasy pills […]

 
 

Some county employees face pay cuts

But more will see higher pay as a result of new wage scale By Maureen Vander Sanden Contributor Recent approval by the Walworth County Board of Supervisors to create a new pay scale that officials say better aligns public employees’ wages with those in the private sector, sparked outcry Nov. […]

 
 

That loveable orphan ‘Annie’

Len Hedges-Goettls' gets his head shaved by Patrick Rosko of Geneva Hairlines in preparation for his role as Daddy Warbucks in Lakeland Players up-coming production of the musical "Annie." Mia Grace Barnett (left), a fourth grader from Lake Geneva, is portraying Annie.

Lakeland Players to bring classic to stage By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The Lakeland Players are putting the finishing touches on their production of the award-winning Broadway musical “Annie,” set to debut this weekend. Director Linda Kouzes said the Lakeland Players have been trying to get the traveling show based […]

 
 

Head to Whitewater for the Holly Days

Head to Whitewater for the Holly Days

Santa will make his annual trip to Whitewater during the city’s annual Happy Holly Days Parade on Friday, Nov. 30. Floats and marchers will light up Whitewater’s Main Street at 6 p.m. The route will begin at Whiton Street, travel east on Main Street, turn on Whitewater Street and end […]