East Troy

East Troy referendum questions remain in question

By Vanessa Lenz SLN staff The East Troy Community School District Board of Education has made a slight change in plans. The board voted Monday night to meet on Wednesday, Aug. 22 to determine what if any referendum question will appear on the November election ballot. While the board agreed […]

 
 

New YMCA set to open Sept. 4

By Chris Bennett Correspondent The wait is finally over. A mild winter and an aggressive construction schedule enabled organizers to ensure the new Mukwonago YMCA building, located at 250 Wolf Run in Mukwonago across the street from the Mukwonago Walmart, finished on schedule. The grand opening is set for Tuesday, […]

 
 

Timber-lee paves way for urban children to have real camp experience

Timber-lee paves way for urban children to have real camp experience

By Jen Bradley Correspondent While those living in East Troy don’t necessarily believe that stars in the night sky are a big attraction, the children who attended Timber-lee’s Urban Camp last week thought differently. “For some, it’s the first time they’ve seen stars,” said Mary Kay Meeker, director of urban […]

 
 

Two referendum questions will appear on November ballot in East Troy

By Vanessa Lenz SLN staff After several years of planning and research, the East Troy Community School District Board of Education has determined which district facility upgrades are needed in the immediate future, but it will be up to taxpayers to decide whether renovation plans move forward. The board on […]

 
 

Deep-rooted love

Deep-rooted love

Irish Fest volunteer hopes to give others a taste of their family tree By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Slowly but surely, Fran O’Herron is tending to her family tree. What once consisted of a few branches is now a blossoming into a full picture of ancestors who, like many, were in […]

 
 

From the boroughs to the brush

From the boroughs to the brush

Interns continue work at local nature preserves By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff This summer a group of four New York City interns has called Wisconsin home through a program that strives to give urban teens a personal experience in nature. In addition to learning about plants, wetlands and things they’ve […]

 
 

East Troy School Board to consider facilities upgrades

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff On Monday, the East Troy Community School District will review recommendations on the future of the K-12 district’s buildings. An ad-hoc Facilities Advisory Committee, comprised of community members from across the district, has been reviewing the state of the district’s facilities since May. The 25-member […]

 
 

Camp will offer train aficionados chance to work on the railroad

Camp will offer train aficionados chance to work on the railroad

From the silver-skinned Zephyr to antique trolleys that once whisked passengers through busy city streets to Chicago’s iconic “L,” trains are beloved by many. The East Troy Electric Railroad, home to over 20 rail treasures including open cars, locomotives, streetcars and interurban coaches, will host Train Camp on Tuesday, Aug. […]

 
 

Local lawmakers question if justice was served

By Chris Bennett Correspondent A perceived lenient sentence for an East Troy mother whose two infant children died in her care is drawing the ire of local legislators. Melody Butt’s 11-month-old twins, a boy and a girl, were found floating in the bathtub in Butt’s apartment Sept. 22 of last […]

 
 

Camp helps families of fallen officers rebuild and remember

Camp helps families of fallen officers rebuild and remember

By Vanessa Lenz SLN staff Fourteen years ago Jennifer Thacker was forced to find a way to keep living without the man she loved most. She was supposed to build her perfect life alongside Brandon Thacker, who she married shortly after graduating from college. That dream came to a sudden […]