East Troy

St. Peter’s students using innovative new technology

St. Peter’s students using innovative new technology

  There’s new educational tool in town, and it goes by the name of LearnPad. Each and every one of the students in grades one to eight at St. Peter’s School will receive one of the devices for the 2013-14 school year. “LearnPads are the first tablet computer designed specifically […]

 
 

East Troy Bluegrass Festival celebrates 20 years

Alize Boos, 8, competes in the fiddle contest to kick off last year’s East Troy Bluegrass Festival. Area residents can compete for top musician titles during fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar contests throughout this year’s 20th anniversary event Sept. 7-8. (Eric Kramer photo)

  For the past 19 years, individuals from around the country have flocked to East Troy’s historic Village Square the second weekend in September to hear and share the unforgettable bluegrass sound and experience lots of string-scrubbin’ down-home family fun. Dedicated crowds have increased from less than 200 the first […]

 
 

Firemen brighten the day for burn-injured campers

Firemen brighten the day for burn-injured campers

By John Koski Editor On Thursday, Aug. 15, dozens of area fire trucks, ambulances and other emergency vehicles traveled along narrow country roads to Camp Timber-Lee northwest of East Troy. The camp was the site of the 19th annual Summer Camp for Burn Injured Youths, sponsored by the Wisconsin Alliance […]

 
 

A place of peace

A place of peace

  Divine Word has been located on the pristine shores of Lake Beulah for 92 years By John Koski Editor A simple sign with just two words marks the entrance. “Divine Word” is all it says. To get there requires traveling down a narrow road flanked by dense woods on […]

 
 

Wooly mammoths visit East Troy library

Wooly mammoths visit East Troy library

Innovative program helps children learn about nature and Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail     By John Koski Editor The Ice Age Trail Alliance visited the East Troy Lions Public Library Friday and brought along two special guests – Molly the wooly mammoth and her daughter Millie. The all-volunteer group educated […]

 
 

Preserving the pristine

Preserving the pristine

By John Koski Editor In terms of size, Lulu Lake isn’t that big. Located about six miles northwest of East Troy, it has a surface area of 95 acres. By comparison, nearby Lake Beulah has a surface area of 834 acres, while Phantom Lake, near Mukwonago, consists of 433 acres. […]

 
 

Village hall to be used as ‘cooling center’ during extreme heat

By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer At its Aug. 5 meeting, the Village of East Troy Board approved the concept of using Village Hall as a safe haven for residents who might not have air conditioning when summer temperatures become extreme. Village Trustee Fortune Renucci suggested the idea after a resident […]

 
 

Village officials aim to split Mill Street project into sections

By Kellen Olshefski SLN Staff With several options on the table, the Village of East Troy Board decided on how they intend to tackle the Mill Street project at its monthly Committee of the Whole meeting Monday night. Keeping costs in mind and looking towards the future, the board opted […]

 
 

Explosive devices destroy two rural mailboxes early Monday morning

Explosive devices destroy two rural mailboxes early Monday morning

By John Koski Editor At approximately 3:40 a.m. Monday an explosion destroyed a roadside mailbox at W902 Shorewood Drive in the Town of East Troy, according to Police Chief Jim Surges. Approximately two minutes later, he said, a similar explosion destroyed another roadside mailbox in the N8600 block on Stone […]

 
 

‘Harvey’ comes to town

‘Harvey’ comes to town

  Nineteen East Troy High School thespians performed in the play “Harvey” on Friday and Saturday. Above: Michael Lois and Ruth Kelly portray a doctor and nurse. Below from left: MaiLei Meyers, Lexi Mitchell and Tyler Fridley perform in a scene. (Photos by Eric Kramer)