East Troy

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 […]

 
 

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. […]

 
 

East Troy Bluegrass Festival returns this weekend

East Troy Bluegrass Festival returns this weekend

The sounds of bluegrass music and the fans who love it will fill East Troy’s historic village square for the 19th annual East Troy Bluegrass Festival on Sept. 8-9. A full line-up of bluegrass bands and contests, plus lots of food and East Troy Marketplace vendors, will be on the […]

 
 

Generations of Wendt family find fulfilling work on the farm

Generations of Wendt family find fulfilling work on the farm

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff The Wendt Farms property on Highway 120, owned by Gordan F. and Maureen Wendt of East Troy, holds many stories of their family. Gordan, 79, who has lived on the farm since he was 3, recalled the day he moved his belongings from his parents’ […]

 
 

Cheeseheads in Paradise

Cheeseheads in Paradise

Buffett brings beach party to Alpine Valley By Lisa Smith Correspondent With beach balls, boat drinks and bikinis aplenty, the scene at Alpine Valley Music Theatre on Saturday looked more like a day at the beach than a concert at the outdoor amphitheater.         Jimmy Buffett brought his “Lounging at the […]

 
 

Train-lovers learn to work on the railroad

Train-lovers learn to work on the railroad

By Lisa Smith Correspondent Area train aficionados got a chance to live their railroad fantasy with a behind-the-scenes look at the East Troy Electric Railroad during its inaugural Train Camp Aug. 14. “The goal of this camp was to make more of a recruitment effort,” said Gary Silbar, who handles […]

 
 

Harvest Fest set for Saturday

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute will celebrate Harvest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25 from noon to 8 p.m. The non-profit, located at W2493 County Road ES, has been hosting the annual event since 2004. From noon-6 p.m., the festival will feature a local farmers market with a variety of items and […]

 
 

Bike ride helps young burn survivors build confidence

Bike ride helps young burn survivors build confidence

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Lon Haldeman has completed more than 75 cross-country bike rides. He’s not only pedaled as fast as he could from coast to coast, but also biked leisurely down Southeastern Wisconsin’s serene, sparsely traveled roads. This month, he is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the day […]

 
 

East Troy referendum questions remain in question

By Vanessa Lenz SLN staff The East Troy Community School District Board of Education has made a slight change in plans. The board voted Monday night to meet on Wednesday, Aug. 22 to determine what if any referendum question will appear on the November election ballot. While the board agreed […]