East Troy

The end of an era

The end of an era

Last week, Contract Comestibles, LLC. took down the smokestack that towered over Beulah Avenue for more than a century as part of a remodeling project at the custom food manufacturer’s 2004 Beulah Ave. location. The remnant of East Troy’s condensery, which began producing condensed milk in 1910 and later made […]

 
 

‘The Big Bundle Up’

‘The Big Bundle Up’

Tourism sites join forces for winter clothing campaign By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff The Wisconsin Department of Tourism kicked off a campaign last week to help struggling families get winter ready and a host of local tourism sites are joining the warm and fuzzy effort. The Department’s “The Big Bundle […]

 
 

East Troy School Board to discuss referendum vote for April

By Vanessa Lenz Editor Another referendum for upgrades to the East Troy Community School District could happen as early as April. The East Troy School Board set two work sessions for next week to determine whether to put another referendum question in the hands of voters during the April 2 […]

 
 

See ‘A Christmas Carol’ for free at Michael Fields

See ‘A Christmas Carol’ for free at Michael Fields

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute is teaming up with Walking the Dog Theater to offer a unique public performance of Charles Dickens’ beloved classic “A Christmas Carol” free of charge. The show will debut at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Michael Fields Agricultural Institute, W2493 County Road ES in […]

 
 

Hometown Pharmacy opens its doors in East Troy

Hometown Pharmacy opens its doors in East Troy

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent   After going without one for more than seven months, East Troy residents again have an opportunity to visit a local pharmacy. In late March, Aurora Health Care made the decision to close 11 of its 82 outpatient pharmacies. The East Troy location was included on the […]

 
 

Drug dealer sentenced in Spring Prairie heroin death

Drug dealer sentenced in Spring Prairie heroin death

By Jean Matheson Correspondent A 29-year-old Illinois woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for supplying a fatal dose of heroin to a Town of Spring Prairie man. Lisa C. Jurgens of Crystal Lake, Ill., had pleaded guilty to a charge of first-degree reckless homicide before her sentencing […]

 
 

Baskets of love

Baskets of love

Members of the East Troy High School National Art Honor Society spent two afternoons last week weaving baskets at East Troy Basketry for its annual Baskets of Love project. This is the 12th year that owners Jim and Eileen Mirsberger have organized Baskets of Love, which are made by volunteers […]

 
 

Christmas Express returns this weekend

Christmas Express returns this weekend

The East Troy Electric Railroad’s Christmas Express train will return Dec. 8-9. Guests will board meticulously restored Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad cars, originally built in the 1940s, for the 10-mile round-trip jaunt from East Troy to Mukwonago. The heated Pullman cars will be decorated for the event, […]

 
 

Santa Train commemorates 40th anniversary of beloved East Troy tradition

Santa Train commemorates 40th anniversary of beloved East Troy tradition

Limited tickets are now available for children of all ages who would like to ride in special passenger trolley cars that will follow the East Troy Electric Railroad’s Santa Train on Saturday, Dec. 1, when it makes its annual journey from the North Pole to East Troy. In observance of […]

 
 

Lions Club seeks donations for Toys for Kids Drive

The East Troy Lions Club is seeking gifts for children birth to 16 years of age for its annual Toys for Kids Drive. Donations can be dropped off at the following locations: Frank’s County Market, Dollar General, Citizens Bank, and First Citizens State Bank. To make a monetary donation, make […]