Teens find niche building competition robots

Teens find niche building competition robots

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff For teens like Rachel Hunter, who have long been embracing a love of science and engaging in the not so typical activity of building robots, the creation of East Troy’s first robotics team has been a long time coming. Hunter was among a group of […]


Vandals strike at Home Lumber, $1,000 reward offered

Vandals strike at Home Lumber, $1,000 reward offered

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff The staff at Home Lumber Company was shocked to discover upon returning to work Saturday morning that vandals had destroyed the large wooden American flag that has graced its front entrance for more than a decade. General manager John Padinger said the vandals did the […]


Elkhorn students’ scores dip slightly

By Maureen Vander Sanden Editor Participation remains steady, but for a second year in a row, Elkhorn students who took the ACT college admissions test last year, scored below the state average. The slight dip from a 21.8 average composite ACT score in 2010-11 to 21 in 2011-12, in part, […]


School Board approves booster club raffle

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent   The Delavan-Darien School Board approved a new raffle from the high school booster club on Monday night. The raffle is a calendar-based raffle and will replace the auctions the booster club has conducted in the past. Julie Supernaw represented the booster club and said […]


WSD begins construction of new high school building

State Superintendent Tony Evers will was expected to visit the Wisconsin School for the Deaf on Monday for a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction of a new high school building. Construction was expected to start Monday and last 13 months. The new high school building will replace Walker Hall, […]


Police shut down illegal masseuse parlor suspected of providing sexual favors

Police shut down illegal masseuse parlor suspected of providing sexual favors

By Alexandrea Dahlstrom SLN Staff A business that was allegedly being run by illegal immigrants, and provided sexual favors to customers was shut down by Lake Geneva police last Friday. According to a press release from Lake Geneva Police Chief Michael S. Rasmussen two Chinese women, ages 52 and 54, […]


Defendant’s condition delays sexual assault case again

By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff     A Delavan man appeared in court last week intending to waive a preliminary hearing in a sexual assault case against him but his attorney said he was not competent to do so Oct. 2. The man, 67, was found not competent July 13 […]


Local officials offer key election info

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent It’s still a month away, but local officials are beginning to share important information about the fall general election, which includes a number of races – most notably for U.S. president and vice-president. While many residents in Walworth County’s 34 cities, villages and towns will line […]


Beating the odds: Athlete perseveres against crippling injuries

Big Foot running back Brandon Hausner makes a play during last week’s game. The budding star has bounced back from two injuries last year. (photo by Bob Mishka)

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent Being sidelined by a serious injury is a risk every athlete – at all levels – takes when they step onto the field of competition. How that athlete overcomes that situation depends on the person. Some persevere. Others fade into the sunset. For Big Foot sophomore […]


Historical Society still taking reservations for annual dinner Oct. 16

The Walworth County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting and dinner Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Evergreen Golf Club, N6245 on Highway 67/12 in Elkhorn. A social hour with a cash bar will begin at 5:30 with dinner to follow. Dinners are $25 per person and includes a choice […]