East Troy

East Troy man injured in plane crash

East Troy man injured in plane crash

A 79-year-old East Troy man was injured Saturday after a plane he designed and built crashed on a privately-maintained grass airstrip in the Town of East Troy. The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office said Robert G. Scott was attempting to land his experimental 1969 Scottbuilt fixed wing X-S, known as “Old […]

 
 

County drive will be named for worker killed on the job

By Maureen Vander Sanden Contributor  A county worker who was killed on the job last summer will be remembered as “a conscientious and dedicated employee who served the public well.” Last week, the Walworth County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution that would name the Public Works Department Driveway on […]

 
 

Mitten fills vacancy on East Troy School Board

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Longtime East Troy resident Murry Mitten has been appointed to fill the vacant East Troy Community School District Board position. The school board appointed Mitten Nov. 12 following public interviews with three candidates who applied for the position. Mitten will serve until April of 2014, […]

 
 

Restoring a treasure

Restoring a treasure

Newell and Ann Meyer Nature Preserve returns to its past By John Koski Correspondent “Little by little it’s coming back together,” said Jerry Ziegler, southeast Wisconsin land steward for The Nature Conservancy, as he talked about restoration efforts at the Newell and Ann Meyer Nature Preserve south of Eagle. The […]

 
 

Walworth County fetes Maass as Officer of the Year

Walworth County fetes Maass as Officer of the Year

The Walworth County Fire Chief’s Association recently honored East Troy’s Rescue Captain for his 30 years of service. Captain Dick Maass was named 2012 EMS Officer of the Year at the annual awards ceremony for Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 103, Walworth County’s Fire Chiefs Association, held Oct. 7 […]

 
 

East Troy High School players bringing ‘M*A*S*H’ to town

East Troy High School players bringing ‘M*A*S*H’ to town

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff   Something unexpected happened when the East Troy High School Drama Club began preparing for its upcoming production of  “M*A*S*H,” which is based on the book that inspired the movie and hit television show. Co-director Debra Williamson said the play, which is set for Nov. […]

 
 

DOT sets public meeting on Highway 20 today

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is hosting a public information meeting to discuss upcoming reconstruction of Highway 20, from Highway 67 and Townline Road in East Troy. The meeting, scheduled Thursday, will run from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Troy Town Hall, N8870 Briggs St. The meeting will be […]

 
 

East Troy school referendum strikes out

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Two referendums facing East Troy voters were struck down on Tuesday, according to unofficial results released by the Walworth County Clerk’s Office. East Troy Community School District residents voted “no” for a proposed $17.2 million referendum, which would have provided several upgrades throughout the district […]

 
 

East Troy voters to weigh $17.2 million school referendum

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff While many voters will be hitting the polls Nov. 6 to have a say in the race for president and U.S. Senate, East Troy residents will also be making a big local decision. In addition to the highly contested national and statewide battles, the Nov. […]

 
 

Teaching tolerance

Teaching tolerance

Students battle bullying, social fears at Challenge Day By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff During the last half hour of East Troy High School’s Challenge Day session Oct. 18, about 100 teens exhibited a togetherness that has become a rarity in high school hallways. Forming small family groups, jocks paired up […]