East Troy

Village looks at water utility rate increase

By Tracy Ouellette EDITOR IN CHIEF       The East Troy Village Board discussed a water utility rate increase at Monday night’s meeting. The board directed staff to work with Ehlers and the Public Service Commission on a 22% increase in the utility.       The need for the rate increase was […]


School District seeks additional funding Operational referendum on April ballot

The East Troy Community School District has an operational referendum on the spring ballot. The district is asking for a non-reoccurring three year, $3 million per year increase in funding from the taxpayers. The estimated school tax mill rate increase will be about $1.40 per year per $1,000 of property […]


Band teacher allegedly touched girls innappropriately

An initial appearance is scheduled for March 20 for an East Troy band teacher charged with inappropriately touching female students.       John C. Rash, 45, was charged March 6 in Walworth County Circuit Court with four counts of repeated sexual assault of a child. He faces up to $400,000 in […]


East Troy School Board race goes to primary

By Tracy Ouellette Editor in Chief The East Troy Community School District Board of Education has a seat on the spring ballot and three candidates have thrown their hats into the ring, requiring a primary election on Tuesday. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Incumbent School […]


Village Board approves update to Memorial Wall in park

By Tracy Ouellette EDITOR       The East Troy Village Board gave the go ahead to an update to the Veterans Memorial Wall in Village Square Park at its Jan. 16 meeting.       The upgrade will incorporate an honor stone component, according to a memo to the board from Village Clerk […]


East Troy School Board grapples with referendum question for spring ballot

Likely, voters in the East Troy School District will be asked to allow the district to exceed its state set revenue limits by $3 million each year for three years in a non-recurring operating referendum question on the April 4 spring election ballot. The School Board has not yet formally […]


Municipal and school boards are up for election

By Tracy Ouellette EDITOR       Area residents interested in serving on local government boards and the East Troy Community School District Board of education are circulating nomination papers.       Dec. 1 was the first day candidates can begin circulating nomination papers with 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, deadline to […]


Man charged with injuring deputy gets 25 years in prison

A Racine man who injured a Walworth County sheriff’s deputy who was deploying stop sticks in the Town of Spring Prairie on Aug. 1, 2021, was sentenced to 25 years in prison and 14 years extended supervision.       Tony Perales, 26, an unlicensed driver who was fleeing from police when […]


Walworth County schools pass report card test

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR       As the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released its school report cards in the past two weeks, Walworth County schools passed the test.       The majority of the schools in the county either met or exceeded expectations, with a handful of schools hitting the “significantly […]


East Troy Village Board approves 2023 budget

By Tracy Ouellette EDITOR       The East Troy Village Board approved the 2023 budget at Monday night’s meeting. In the budget presentation to the board, Village Administrator Eileen Suhm outlined next year’s budget.       She told the board there were some unknown variables at this time, mostly related to insurance […]