East Troy

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 […]


Hunter shot wolf illegally in Walworth County

Animal had strayed from north before it was killed By Bob Peryea Correspondent State wildlife officials have determined a hunter illegally shot a wolf in Spring Prairie Township during the deer gun hunting season in November. The hunter, whose name was not released, received a citation. According to Game Warden […]


Mukwonago Village Players to hold auditions for ‘Nunsense’

The Mukwonago Village Players and St. James Theatrical Ministry will hold auditions for Dan Goggin’s musical comedy, “Nunsense,” at 7 p.m. on Jan. 21 and 22 at St. James Parish Center, Room 11, in Mukwonago. The cast of “Nunsense” is entirely female. Those looking to audition should prepare 32 bars […]


East Troy candidates throw hats in ring for spring

By Vanessa Lenz Staff Writer With the deadline for filing candidacy papers having passed, the spring election season in East Troy is taking shape with three contested races. On the East Troy Village Board three trustee seats expire in April, as well as the village president position. In the race […]


ETHS ‘Geek Squad’ gets official status

ETHS ‘Geek Squad’ gets official status

By Vanessa Lenz Staff Writer With the Harry Potter craze and “Twilight” movie series shattering box office records, embracing your inner-geek has become the new cool thing to do for many teens. Thanks to a new class at East Troy High School, commonly known as the ETHS Geek Squad, the   […]


East Troy library director to retire

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After more than two decades at the helm of the East Troy Lions Public Library, Director Jackie Gotz is retiring. Her successor is expected to be named in the coming weeks, officials say. Ann Zess, president of the Library Board, said she and the other six […]