East Troy

Restoration project would result in ‘incidental take’ of rare turtle

Restoration project would result in ‘incidental take’ of rare turtle

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking a permit that would allow the loss of an endangered turtle when it begins a restoration project in the Town of East Troy. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is now taking public comment on the matter […]

 
 

ETHS students will ‘Dance Through the Decades’ this week

ETHS students will ‘Dance Through the Decades’ this week

East Troy High School kicked off its Homecoming activities this week with a Dancing Through the Decades theme at the center of the celebration. A week-long series of events will culminate with the Homecoming football game and dance this weekend. The East Troy High School varsity football team will face […]

 
 

DA: Deputy-involved shooting was self -defense

DA: Deputy-involved shooting was self -defense

Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel announced last week that Walworth County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Nichols acted in self-defense when he shot bank robbery suspect Robert Lynn following a high-speed chase on Aug. 24. Schimel led the review of the officer-involved shooting following an investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s […]

 
 

Rare ‘Lincoln letter’ donated to East Troy Historical Society

Rare ‘Lincoln letter’ donated to East Troy Historical Society

The East Troy Area Historical Society continued its mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the rich history of the East Troy area recently by accepting a letter written in 1865 by a soldier in the Civil War. After having it in her possession for 70 years, Maxine McGuire of East […]

 
 

East Troy Railroad offers taste of a bygone era

East Troy Railroad offers taste of a bygone era

In the early 20th century commuter trains offered lavish meals served on china atop white tablecloths. Service was impeccable and riders were treated to a culinary experience that rivaled the finest of restaurants. The East Troy Electric Railroad is bringing railroad dining back to its heyday with operation of the […]

 
 

Village’s revolving loan fund to help Cytophil grow

By Vanessa Lenz SLN staff A growing East Troy-based manufacturing company will get the opportunity to expand its product line with the help of an initiative designed to encourage economic development. The East Troy Village Board Monday night approved a $100,000 loan from it its Revolving Loan Fund for Cytophil […]

 
 

East Troy man wins plane in sweepstakes

East Troy man wins plane in sweepstakes

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Last week East Troy’s Jeff Parnau learned he was the winner of not your everyday prize package. Parnau said he was shocked when he received a call from the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Win the Cub Sweepstakes chairman Tim Casserly Sept. 10 to notify him he […]

 
 

Skydivers smash state record for wingsuit formation

Skydivers smash state record for wingsuit formation

A group of 13 skydivers made history last weekend at Skydive Milwaukee’s annual Cheese Boogie, setting the state record for the biggest wingsuit formation jump. The record-breaking jumpers joined skydivers from all over the country in freefall and parachute formation jumps ranging in size from groups of two to 30 […]

 
 

East Troy embraces new beer garden

By Jen Bradley Correspondent More than 30 people made an appearance Monday night at the East Troy Village Hall to show support for local business owner Sam Bresler, whose conditional use permit for the beer garden at Sammy’s Place was under question after an anonymous complaint. During the routine monthly […]

 
 

Community gives East Troy father final wish

Community gives East Troy father final wish

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Friends, family and strangers have rallied in a short period of time looking to fill one East Troy father’s last wish. Nick Johnson, 28, of East Troy was recently told he has two weeks left to live after being diagnosed last October with clear cell […]