East Troy

‘Ride to the Wall’

‘Ride to the Wall’

Family honors East Troy vet’s memory with memorial trip By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Jim Bottoni lived his life full of love for family, country, community and the freedom of the open road. A year after his death, those who knew him best are making sure that love lives on […]

 
 

Funeral arrangements set for police officer killed in crash

Funeral arrangements set for police officer killed in crash

Funeral arrangements have been set for Thursday for a Twin Lakes police lieutenant who was killed in a two-car crash while off duty on May 25. Family and friends will pay tribute to Lt. Jeffrey C. Kreft, 36, of East Troy during a visitation from 3-7 p.m. at Brooklife Church, […]

 
 

Corn and brat roast and community-wide rummage to span weekend

Corn and brat roast and community-wide rummage to span weekend

The East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 37th annual Memorial Weekend Corn and Brat Roast May 25-27 on the East Troy Village Square. The event, featuring roasted sweet corn, brats, hot dogs, burgers, soda and beer, as well as live entertainment, will run 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. […]

 
 

Roadside barbecue develops loyal following

Roadside barbecue develops loyal following

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff For local barbecue hounds, it’s the hint of smoked meat wafting as they pass the corner of Main Street and County Road ES. A new signature red trailer is a beacon for casual fans and foodies of the famous flavors. Whatever the attraction, area residents […]

 
 

Rock Valley reign

Rock Valley reign

The East Troy High School boys and girls track and field teams made school history on Saturday by both winning Rock Valley Conference Championships. Members of the winning teams included (front, from left) Emily Leising, Katie Hodges, Dakota Bira, Alicia Oleson, Alee Schahczinski, Carly Atchison, Brooke Bartlett, (second row) Jordan […]

 
 

East Troy buildings to be razed after downtown fire

East Troy buildings to be razed after downtown fire

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Two buildings on East Troy’s historic village square that were heavily damaged by an early morning fire April 26 will soon be torn down. The buildings have listed addresses of 2885 Main St., 2887 Main St., 2883 Main St. and 2113 Church St. Firefighters from […]

 
 

A night in New York, New York

A night in New York, New York

Lauren New and Kai Bottum were crowned the 2013 Junior Prom Queen and King at East Troy High School’s “New York, New York” themed prom on Saturday. Following the crowning, students traveled via bus to Country Springs Hotel in Waukesha for the dance. See additional photos in this week’s issue […]

 
 

Third friend charged in Town of Troy burglary

      An initial appearance is scheduled to resume May 2 for a third friend charged with helping an East Troy man burglarize a vacant house in the Town of Troy last summer.       John C. Ward, 24, of Kenosha, an inmate at Jackson Correctional Institution in Black River Falls, was […]

 
 

Closing a chapter of public service

Closing a chapter of public service

Loesch says goodbye after 16 years as village president By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Former village president Bill Loesch saw Monday night’s village board meeting from a new perspective ­– the audience. The longtime public servant was keeping good on a promise he made to keep his eye on local […]

 
 

Fire damages two buildings on East Troy’s historic village square

Fire damages two buildings on East Troy’s historic village square

Police are investigating a fire that damaged two buildings on East Troy’s historic village square early this morning. The large blaze was reported at 1:51 a.m. on Friday on the corner of Main and Church streets, according to Village of East Troy Police Chief Alan Boyes. Firefighters from four different […]