East Troy mother sentenced to 1 year in drowning deaths of twins

By Jean Matheson Correspondent Melody Butt, the East Troy mother whose infant twins drowned in a bathtub as she napped in her bedroom, will spend one year in jail and 14 years on probation. While serving her jail sentence, Butt, 27, will be granted release time to care for her […]


Whitewater show features public art pieces

Whitewater show features public art pieces

Long before Twitter and Facebook became mobilizing forces for collective action, the contemporary mural art movement in America offered a medium for community expression and empowerment. Whitewater’s Cultural Arts Center’s August exhibit “Caryl Yasko: Public Art, the Original Social Medium” highlights the work of a nationally renowned artist who was […]


It was the hottest July on record

By Jillian MacMath July 2012 marked the hottest month on record for the lower 48 states, according to a report released by NOAA Wednesday. With an average temperature of 77.6 degrees in the contiguous U.S., the month of July surpassed the 20th century average by 3.3 degrees. The previous […]


Yerkes relaunches youth astronomy camp

Rebecca Russell, organizer of the YAAYS program, explains to Cayden Wittrock (from left), Sean Ahler of and Ethan Hay, all of Elkhorn, how the group of campers will use the big colorful balls to represent the size of earth as they line them up to mimic the diameter of the sun in comparison.

      “It’s a fun experience where kids can just have fun and they’re learning… It starts their dreams out in what they want to do.” – Rebecca Russell, YAAYS coordinator By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff  Every child, perhaps only briefly, dreams of flying to the moon in an astronaut suit, […]


Getting benched

Getting benched

Phillip Koss, Walworth County’s District Attorney for more than two decades, recently took on a new role as one of the county’s four circuit judges. At his Aug. 1 investiture, judge John R. Race swore in Koss. Attorney Brian Schuk, Wisconsin Bar Association president, presented the new judge’s robe after […]


Lakeland Players to stage ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

Lakeland Players will present the last two performances of “Willie Wonka Jr.” this weekend which stars Melody Steffens as Grandma Georgina (front, from left), Hans Murtell as Charlie (Madeline Church as Veruca Salt (back), Kaitlyn Guzman as Willy Won-ka, Talor Westendorf as the Candy Man, Sage Scherzer as Candy Man Kid.

This weekend, audiences will be taken to a magical place where Oompa-Loompas sing and dance, and rooms are made of tasty chocolate, as the Lakeland Players bring to the stage Ronald Dahl’s “Willie Wonka Jr.” “Willie Wonka Jr.” is a stage adaption of the book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” […]


Rumbling for safety

Highway noise strips installed for safety benefit Beginning this month, retrofit rumble strips will be installed on over 500 miles of rural state highway segments in Wisconsin with a history of run-off-the-road crashes including a segment of U.S. Highway 12, from its intersection with U.S. Highway 67 through to Whitewater. […]


Another missing UW-Whitewater student found dead in quarry

By Vanessa Lenz SLN staff Local police are still looking for answers in the disappearance and death of a University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student, who was found at the bottom of a quarry just outside of Whitewater city limits on Sunday morning. The body of Benjamin R. Fuder, 21, was discovered […]


Military shell found in local woman’s shed

Military shell found in local woman’s shed

Bomb Squad detonates device behind Street Department By Alexandrea Dahlstrom Staff Writer The widow of a World War II veteran found what authorities thought could be a live bomb in her shed  Sunday. Officials detonated the device behind the Delavan Street Department, 420 Richmond Road, after a neighbor reported it […]


Too little, too late?

Too little, too late?

Recent rainfalls not enough to save crops, officials speculate   By Christopher Bennett Correspondent It’s not the consistent, days-long drenching rain desired by farmers and producers, but help is now available for those in the local agriculture industry being crippled by this summer’s drought. On the federal level the help […]