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Nature Conservancy expands Meyer Nature Preserve

Nature Conservancy expands Meyer Nature Preserve

Acquisition connects east and west sides of preserve, expanding recreational opportunities The Nature Conservancy has added another 30.5 acres of land to the Newell and Ann Meyer Nature Preserve, located southwest of Eagle on Highway 67 in Walworth County. The parcel of land connects the east and west sides of […]

 
 

New leadership steps in at East Troy Railroad

New leadership steps in at East Troy Railroad

Jonas is organization’s youngest president The East Troy Electric Railroad has appointed Ryan Jonas as president of the railroad and Bernie Van Dinter as chairman of the board. At 23, Jonas is the youngest certified operator and president in the history of the organization. “It’s an honor to serve as […]

 
 

A new chapter

A new chapter

Longtime postal employee retires By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Undaunted by rain, sleet or snow, Pat Kehl took to the country roads on the outskirts of East Troy, day in and out, for more than 30 years. She admittedly took pride in ensuring residents received important information through one of the […]

 
 

Men plead guilty to lesser charges in arson case

One defendant set to go to trial By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer Four of the five men charged with burning down an abandoned house in the Town of Troy four years ago have pleaded guilty to lesser charges. Jesse Brooks, 23, of Mukwonago, Louis L. Hojnacki, 20, of Eagle, and […]

 
 

Spectacular sunset

Spectacular sunset

Booth Lake residents and passersby got a rare winter view with this sunset on Jan. 19. (Vanessa Lenz photo)

 
 

East Troy school district to give improvements referendum another try

$19 million question will be on April ballot By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff The East Troy Community School District Board will ask voters for a second time to approve funding to update school buildings throughout the district. The board agreed last Thursday to place a $19 million referendum question before […]

 
 

East Troy schools to boost security

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff The East Troy Community School District will accelerate security improvements at all of its school buildings. On Jan. 14, the board authorized administration to work with Bray Associates Architects to immediately proceed with plans to upgrade security at all school entrances. Board president Brian Wexler […]

 
 

Michael Fields honored with ‘Good Earth’ award

Michael Fields honored with ‘Good Earth’ award

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute was recently honored with the very first Good Earth Award at a special event hosted by the Good Earth Church of the Divine, an emerging church of the UCC denomination in Lake Geneva. The award, given by the Founding Council of the church, recognizes Michael Fields […]

 
 

East Troy will again host Cycling Classic

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff East Troy will once again play host to the largest competitive cycling event in the United States thanks to the continued support of the Janice Klumb Family Foundation. Katie Matteson, East Troy Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, said the Klumb family has agreed, for the […]

 
 

Gotz says goodbye to East Troy

Gotz says goodbye to East Troy

Director led library from the Dewey Decimal system to e-readers By Dave Fidlin Correspondent  When Jackie Gotz first assumed her duties with the East Troy Lions Public Library three decades ago, the world was a very different place than it is today. The same could be said of the brick […]

 
 
 
 
 

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