East Troy

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Local board seats on spring ballot By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff Area residents have the opportunity to serve on the school and village boards with the upcoming spring election. Interested candidates can obtain nomination papers from the village and school district, which are due by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, […]

 
 

Santa Train rides the rails

Santa Train rides the rails

Annual holiday kick off set for Dec. 7 The East Troy Railroad’s Santa Parade Train rides the rails into downtown East Troy Saturday, Dec. 7. The annual train ride is presented by the East Troy Electric Railroad in conjunction with the East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce and Mukwonago Area […]

 
 

Fly like an eagle

Fly like an eagle

Local teen receives highest Boy Scout rank at 15 By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff For many Boy Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout is the crowning achievement to their scouting career. Because of the rigorous requirements, the majority of scouts who reach the rank of Eagle do so when […]

 
 

A guide to holiday giving in East Troy

A guide to holiday giving in East Troy

Donate to help local families in need Holiday Help of East Troy donations begin today. The annual program has donation locations local businesses and organizations for different needs. Giving trees to purchase gifts for local children will be open until Dec. 8 at East Troy Bible Church, Good Shepherd Church, […]

 
 

Village Board approves budget with small tax increase

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Village Board approved the proposed $2.8 million 2020 budget with a slight increase in the mill rate of from $7.594 last year to $7.607 this year. “Our tax rate is going up a very small amount, which is good news for the […]

 
 

And the beat goes on this weekend

And the beat goes on this weekend

Fall musical promises non-stop entertainment By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy High School Drama Club has been having a lot of fun preparing for its fall musical, “Once on this Island.” The annual production returns this weekend and the kids can’t wait to entertain their audience. “It’s my […]

 
 

School District tax levy increases slightly, mill rate decreases

The East Troy Community School District Board of Education approved a 2.88% levy increase for the 19-20 tax levy cycle at the Oct. 21 meeting. “With property values increasing an average of 3.26% from the October valuations issued by the Department of Revenue, this nets to a -0.37% decrease in […]

 
 

Holiday Help gears up for the season

Holiday Help gears up for the season

Families in need encouraged to sign up By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff While it may seem a bit early to start thinking about Christmas with Halloween still two weeks away, Holiday Help of East Troy is already accepting applications for this year’s giving. The program is a collaborative approach to […]

 
 

Celebrating 125 years of lake preservation

Celebrating 125 years of lake preservation

Lake association plans birthday bash for Oct. 12 By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff Lake Beulah Protective and Improvement Association is invited the public to its 125th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Lake Beulah Yacht Club, N9220 East Shore Road, East Troy. “We’re calling it an Oktoberfest and […]

 
 

School District annual meeting sparsely attended

The East Troy Community School District had its annual meeting Sept. 23 to a largely empty lecture hall at the high school. With only a handful of residents, aside from staff and board members, the district presented its proposed 2019-20 budget and set a preliminary tax levy increase of 3.3%. […]