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County sees drop in debt, administrator touts no more borrowing

      “The borrowing ends. We’re done, at least into the future.” – David Bretl, Walworth County Administrator By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN staff Despite the ongoing impact of a sluggish economy, Walworth County Administrator David Bretl proudly reported Sept. 6, when he unveiled his proposed 2013 budget, that years of […]

 
 

The city cheesemaker

The city cheesemaker

Local finds niche in Milwaukee’s first cheese factory By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff After growing up playing and working on his family’s dairy farm in East Troy, Ron Henningfeld has found himself doing what he loves in an unlikely place. In June, the former Delavan-Darien High School teacher and his […]

 
 

Patient reunion to be held at Lakeland Medical Center

Aurora Lakeland Medical Center, W3985 County NN, Elkhorn will host its 13th annual reunion for former inpatient rehabilitation patients and their families from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the hospital’s lower level conference rooms. Refreshments will be provided. To register or for more information, call (262) […]

 
 

Lucy takes the lead

Linda Kouzes, director of the Lakeland Players up-coming production of “Annie” shows off the first character cast in the show, Lucy the golden-doodle, who is surrounded by her owners, Emmett (from left) Anna and Maggie Clair of Williams Bay. Lucy will play the part of Annie’s companion Sandy and is the only star to be cast prior to auditions for the Lakeland Players production of “Annie.” (photo by Vickie Graham)

Auditions for the upcoming Lakeland Players presentation of “Annie” will be held at the Walworth County Performing Arts Center (old Sprague Theater) at 15 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. for girls 7-14 years of age, and on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2 p.m. for […]

 
 

Golden State Foods expands in Whitewater

Golden State Foods expands in Whitewater

Golden State Foods, one of the largest diversified food processors and distributors in the U.S., broke ground Aug. 29 on a 45,810 square-foot expansion of its Whitewater distribution center. When completed in June 2013, the Whitewater distribution center will be more than 92,610 square feet and will serve more than […]

 
 

East Troy police seek info on armed robbery

  Village of East Troy Police are investigating an armed robbery, which happened at the Road Ranger gas station/truck stop, located at 2489 Main St., last week. According to police, a white male in his 20s reportedly held up a truck driver who was parked in the rear of the […]

 
 

Teen lives baseball dreams in Dominican Republic

Teen lives baseball dreams in Dominican Republic

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent With the start of the new school year this week, many high school students likely spent time talking about what they did on summer vacation. Not many can say they left the country to play the game they love. But East Troy’s Evan Wick can. Wick […]

 
 

Search for new Whitewater city manager continues

By Bob Peryea Correspondent City officials are continuing the search for a permanent city manager. During its meeting Tuesday night, the Whitewater Common Council agreed to include the public in the process, using methods similar to those used in the police chief search last year. Interim City Manager Cameron Clapper […]

 
 

Mukwonago YMCA is up and running

Mukwonago YMCA is up and running

58,000-square-foot facility promotes fitness By John Koski CORRESPONDENT The Mukwonago YMCA officially opened its doors at 5 a.m. Tuesday morning to area residents eager to complete an hour or so of exercise before beginning the rest of their day. “We had people coming in non-stop,” said Geoff Mertens, executive director. […]

 
 

Yerkes offers stargazing tours

The evening sky slowly changes from month to month. In September, Yerkes Observatory in Williams Bay offers a look at the outer space through one of its infamous telescopes. Stargazers begin outside with a brief introduction to the night sky as seen with the unaided eye. From the dark confines […]