Lake Geneva area

Boxing program empowers people living with Parkinson’s disease

Boxing program empowers people living with Parkinson’s disease

The Geneva Lakes Family YMCA will be joining millions in observing Parkinson’s Awareness Month during the month of April. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative movement disorder, which can cause deterioration of motor skills, balance, speech and sensory function. The Lake Geneva YMCA will join with 775 other locations worldwide in […]

 
 

Book signing raises money for Make-A-Wish

Book signing raises money for Make-A-Wish

More than 100 people attended the Mars Resort book signing for Kenneth Linde’s “Waldwick” and “Little Spirit” drawing people from as far away as suburban Chicago and many new visitors to the resort. “Customers had a great time, got to meet and greet the author and helped raise money for […]

 
 

Lake Geneva woman charged in Antioch armed robbery

A Lake Geneva woman, along with a man from Lake Villa, were each charged for their roles in the armed robberies of two Antioch restaurants last week. Delores R. Hillary, 21, of Lake Geneva, is accused of robbing Taco Bell on March 17 along with attempting to rob Culver’s on […]

 
 

Celebrate National Library Week at ‘bookface’ photo event

Celebrate National Library Week at ‘bookface’ photo event

To celebrate National Library Week, the Lake Geneva Public Library and the Friends of the Lake Geneva Public Library, will host a “bookface” photo event April 7 to 11. To take part in the event, stop by the library to take a photo with a library book. Participants can also […]

 
 

Congratulations to the cooks

Congratulations to the cooks

Badger High School’s ProStart culinary team received third place out of 19 teams and won the award for Best Beef Entrée at the March 12 ProStart Student Invitational in Milwaukee. Team members pictured from the left are: Ethan Harris, Yoshi Gaspar, Gracie Fredericksen, Yeager Borchert and Ben Greuter.  

 
 

YMCA annual auction raises $72,000

YMCA annual auction raises $72,000

The Geneva Lakes Family YMCA 33rd annual auction, “A Midwinter Night’s Dream,” presented by Johnson Financial Group, was Feb. 16 at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. The auction and night out saw 450 guests in attendance and raised more than $72,000 for the Y. The themed celebration featured an […]

 
 

DAR honors area students

DAR honors area students

The Samuel Phoenix Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution honored several Walworth County students at the Geneva Lakes Museum during their March meeting. Students receiving the Youth Good Citizenship Award at the middle school level included: Jamie Pehkonen from Phoenix Middle School in Delavan, Olivia Patek from Walworth […]

 
 

On the business end

On the business end

Elementary students learn about running a town Star Center Elementary School fifth graders had the opportunity to run a city Feb. 27 thanks to JA BizTown in Milwaukee. At BizTown, students operate a bank, restaurant, city hall, newspaper, retail store and 10 other businesses. JA BizTown combines in-class learning with […]

 
 

VISIT Lake Geneva hires former tourism secretary

VISIT Lake Geneva hires former tourism secretary

Stephanie Klett, Wisconsin’s Secretary of Tourism the past eight years, has been appointed president and chief executive officer of VISIT Lake Geneva. The organization, which represents more than 400 businesses throughout the Geneva Lake area, announced the appointment last week. Klett, who served in the state role under former Gov. […]

 
 

Extreme racing in Lake Geneva

Extreme racing in Lake Geneva

Snocross Championship returns to The Mountain Top Wrap up winter with an exciting send off at the Nielsen’s Grand Finale of the AMSOIL Snocross Championship series startign today at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva. The resort will host top professional snowmobile racers as they compete for […]