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Biking for business

Lon Haldeman rides tandem with Hope Wandersee, Watertown, during a recent 250-trek from the Missis-sippi River back to the annual burn camp in East Troy, where she and about 70 other kids, were treated to a variety of other outdoor activities.

Organizers hope Cycling Series will brand Sharon By Christopher Bennett Correspondent “We’re trying to bring money into these little towns. It might not be a ton of money, but we’re hoping that in five years, if it catches on, there will be more…” – Lon Haldeman, Sharon Cycle Series organizer […]

 
 

One-room schoolteacher’s lesson plan was lifelong

One-room schoolteacher’s lesson plan was lifelong

By Chelsey Hinsenkamp SLN Staff Most educators teach because they believe in it. But there are those rare few who believe so strongly in enriching others, that they dedicate their entire lives to education. The community recently said goodbye to longtime educator Marilyn Coogan, 77, who taught locally for more […]

 
 

Loose cattle cause a stir at local polling place

Loose cattle cause a stir at local polling place

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff Even with a relatively low voter turnout, poll workers in the Town of Spring Prairie had their work cutout for them Tuesday, as officials had to call Walworth County Sheriff’s deputies to assist with a few “unruly unregistered voters,” the clerk-treasurer reported. Debbie Collins, […]

 
 

Pruess advances in register of deeds race

Pruess advances in register of deeds race

In a three-way race to secure the Republican ticket for Walworth County Register of Deeds, county real property lister Donna Pruess prevailed, garnering 3,724 of the 9,073 votes cast. Lake Geneva banker Bob Kordus came in a close second with 3,209 votes, and accounts receivable manager Toni Loftus trailed with […]

 
 

Necci elected county’s next district attorney

Necci elected county’s next district attorney

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff With no Democratic challenger on the ballot Nov. 6, Tuesday’s partisan primary resulted in the election of Walworth County’s newest district attorney. Elkhorn lawyer Dan Necci, 33, defeated Delavan attorney Steven Harvey on the Republican ticket by a landslide, garnering 68 percent of the […]

 
 

Elkhorn district administrator announces retirement

Elkhorn district administrator announces retirement

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff  After four decades in public education, District Administrator Greg Wescott announced Monday; this coming school year would be his last heading up operations at Elkhorn Area schools. Wescott, 60, gave his official notification of retirement at the Aug. 13 School Board meeting, noting that […]

 
 

Local horse ranch reins in real-life cowboys

Local horse ranch reins in real-life cowboys

By Bob Peryea Correspondent “Bringing the West to the Midwest.” That’s how professional cowboys Steve Lundean and Aaron Englund describe their equine clinics. The pair teach horses and their owners to “work” cattle, the same way they would on a ranch or during a cattle drive. “We hold cattle work […]

 
 

Take a walk through the cemetery, revisit the past

As part of the Village of Walworth’s 175th anniversary celebration, a Cemetery Walk & Re-visitation will be held at the Walworth Center Cemetery, County Highway B, Walworth, on Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1 to 3 p.m. Local residents will tell about their ancestors or old Walworth families including Bruce Thompson […]

 
 

Students make history at FBLA competition

Students make history at FBLA competition

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Kate Freese and Anna Gasperetti, 2012 graduates of Whitewater High School, were recognized at a recent Whitewater Unified School District School Board meeting for their achievements in Desktop Publishing. Freese and Gasperetti placed second at the national competition in late June for Future Business Leaders of […]

 
 

From the boroughs to the brush

From the boroughs to the brush

Interns continue work at local nature preserves By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff This summer a group of four New York City interns has called Wisconsin home through a program that strives to give urban teens a personal experience in nature. In addition to learning about plants, wetlands and things they’ve […]