East Troy

Lynch buys out Horter Chevy

There’ll be few changes at Mukwonago dealership By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A venerable auto dealer with a deep history in the area expanded its footprint Sept. 1 with the acquisition of a Mukwonago-based business. Lynch Auto Group has acquired Horter Chevrolet, an operation long noted for its sales and service […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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