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Hoops for Hope benefit to support Lindow family

Hoops for Hope benefit to support Lindow family

The East Troy High School girls basketball team is pulling together to support an East Troy family at a time they need it most. After a brave battle with cancer for many years, Maureen Lindow, 45, lost her life on Nov. 28. She was the mother of Mackenzie, Dayne and […]

 
 

Artists wanted for annual public project

  The Whitewater Arts Alliance is seeking participants for its ninth annual public arts project, centered on the theme is “A Barrel of Fun in Whitewater.” This year, amateur and professional artists are needed to paint blank water barrels, which will grace downtown Whitewater streets this summer. “Get a group […]

 
 

Little league dream set to become big reality

Little league dream set to become big reality

With fundraising goal met, Field of Dreams project likely to begin in 2013 By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff    Fueled by the devastating grief of the loss of their son just before his seventh birthday, Mike and Mary Kilar have spent the past two years trying to get a fully […]

 
 

Gas prices are 56 cents higher than a month ago

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 11.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.74 yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,112 gas outlets in Wisconsin. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68, according […]

 
 

School debt refinancing to save taxpayers $177,000

  At its Feb. 11 meeting, the Elkhorn School Board approved the refinancing of long-term debt obligations. The refinancing was made possible by the low interest rates in today’s bond market. In a presentation to the board, Michael Clark, director with Robert W. Baird, the district’s financial advisor, said that […]

 
 

Big Foot Board to hold informational meetings about upcoming referendum

Unfunded state mandates, decrease in state funding contributed to deficit   By Bob Peryea Correspondent The Big Foot High School Board of Education is finalizing plans regarding how to inform the public about a funding referendum that will be on the April ballot in the district. The referendum calls for […]

 
 

Shooting victim had alleged history of violence

Man killed at hospital was involved in recent stabbing, drive-by shooting in Elkhorn   By Kellen Olshefski SLN Staff The inmate fatally shot by a Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputy in January was allegedly involved in a stabbing last March and a Jan. 19 drive-by shooting in Elkhorn. Alfredo Emilio Villarreal […]

 
 

Williams Bay fire kills one, injures three

Williams Bay fire kills one, injures three

Sally Johnson dies in home she had lived in her entire life   By Bob Peryea Correspondent Fire tore through the Johnson family home Thursday night, Feb.7, at 83 Lackey Drive, Williams Bay. The fire, which reportedly started around 8:30 p.m., resulted in the death of Sally Johnson, 70. Her […]

 
 

Freezin’ for a reason

Freezin’ for a reason

Hundreds to take the plunge for Special Olympics By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Warmed by their giving spirits, more than 250 brave souls will plunge into icy waters on Saturday for a cause during for the city’s 2013 Freeze Fest. Amidst the backdrop of snow and ice, Whitewater has slated […]

 
 

Trio charged with stealing horse saddles

By Vicky Wedig SLN Staff Preliminary hearings are scheduled for three people suspected of stealing nearly $22,000 worth of saddles from three Walworth County horse farms. Jasmine A. Ingersoll, 20, of Elkhorn, was scheduled to appear in Walworth County Circuit Court Feb. 8 on a charge of receiving stolen property […]