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Closing a chapter of public service

Closing a chapter of public service

Loesch says goodbye after 16 years as village president By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Former village president Bill Loesch saw Monday night’s village board meeting from a new perspective ­– the audience. The longtime public servant was keeping good on a promise he made to keep his eye on local […]

 
 

Pain patches stolen from body of helpless senior

      A warrant was issued March 15 for the arrest of a Kenosha woman charged with stealing pain patches from the body of a nursing home patient.       Jacqueline E. Stein, 34, was charged Feb. 22 in Walworth County Circuit Court with theft from a person or corpse and possession […]

 
 

Fire damages two buildings on East Troy’s historic village square

Fire damages two buildings on East Troy’s historic village square

Police are investigating a fire that damaged two buildings on East Troy’s historic village square early this morning. The large blaze was reported at 1:51 a.m. on Friday on the corner of Main and Church streets, according to Village of East Troy Police Chief Alan Boyes. Firefighters from four different […]

 
 

Whitewater family wins ‘Life on the Farm’ contest

Whitewater family wins ‘Life on the Farm’ contest

  The Wisconsin Historical Society membership team selected a Whitewater family as the winner of its “Life on the Farm Extreme” contest.       The Tom and Amy Ziolkowski family will spend May 18 working on an Old World Wisconsin farm after being picked at random from 190 entrants.       All […]

 
 

Esterly Seeder will be on display at Whitewater Depot re-opening

Esterly Seeder will be on display at Whitewater Depot re-opening

  When the Whitewater Historical Society hosts its grand re-opening of the Whitewater Passenger Depot building, a local treasure will be on display for the first time in decades.        The Esterly Seeder, an agricultural machine made at the Esterly Manufacturing Company in the 1870s, is back in Whitewater after […]

 
 

Friends charged in burglaries last summer

 Preliminary hearings are scheduled for May 14 and 24 for two Elkhorn men charged with burglarizing a Town of Troy home with friends last summer.      Tyler L. Michael, 18, and Douglas A. Martin, 22, were charged March 25 in Walworth County Circuit Court with burglary of a building or […]

 
 

Drug ‘Take Back’ set for April 27

 The Village of East Troy Police Department, TEAM ETC and the Drug Enforcement Administration are holding a medication collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.      Local residents can bring their medications for disposal to the Village of East Troy Police Department, 2015 Energy Drive. The […]

 
 

Casino Night aims to bring library into digital age

Casino Night aims to bring library into digital age

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff       An event designed to raise awareness of the various nonprofit organizations within East Troy will put the spotlight on the East Troy Lions Public Library next week.      The Friends of the East Troy Lions Public Library are hosting the eighth annual “Pay It […]

 
 

Gas prices much lower than last year

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.62 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,112 gas outlets in Wisconsin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the last week to […]

 
 

Staff gives district a C

Delavan-Darien schools get results of first ‘climate survey’ By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Staff gave the Delavan-Darien School District an overall grade of C in its first climate survey. The grade is below the B- benchmark of similar schools in surveys conducted by School Perceptions, a Slinger-based public opinion research […]