Lake Geneva area

PD earns dementia friendly designation

PD earns dementia friendly designation

      The Lake Geneva Police Department is awarded a purple angel June 7, designating it as dementia friendly. City of Lake Geneva Mayor Tom Hart (from left), Bernadette Russow, Bonnie Beam-Stratz, Eric Russow, Police Chief Michael Rasmussen, Lt. Edward Gritzner III and Lt. Bridgette Way attended the presentation. The Russows […]

 
 

Bike-rental shop created on heels of White River Trail

Bike-rental shop created on heels of White River Trail

Pedal and Cup offers bicycles, refreshments in old train depot By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer The idea for a bike-rental and coffee shop in the Town of Springfield was kick started when a Walworth County representative approached Tim and Karen Schinke about cutting through their property to create the White […]

 
 

Former Showboat theater to open under Emagine in August

Michigan-based company renovates Lyons venue into luxury cinema By Vicky Wedig SLN staff Nearly a year after it closed abruptly, the former Showboat movie theater will reopen under new ownership and with a new ambience in August. Michigan-based Emagine Entertainment purchased the Town of Lyons theater in January and has […]

 
 

Genoa City Girl Scout earns award for butterfly garden project

Genoa City Girl Scout earns award for butterfly garden project

A Genoa City Girl Scout was honored in Sauk Prairie for earning the highest award available in Girl Scouting. Heidi Lininger, a 2017 high school graduate and member of Troop 3256, received her Gold Award pin after working on a “Take Action” project for creating a butterfly garden in her […]

 
 

Hikers find body of man missing since October

Hikers find body of man missing since October

      Two teenage hikers found the body of a 70-year-old man on private property in a marsh area off County Highway H in the Town of Geneva at about 4:15 p.m. Sunday.       The body was identified as James Louis Demeuse, who was reported missing and endangered in the Town […]

 
 

Jury finds brothers guilty of assaulting boy

Jury finds brothers guilty of assaulting boy

Men acquitted on charges of showing boy porn, assaulting his sister By Vicky Wedig SLN staff After less than two hours of deliberating, a jury Wednesday found two Lake Geneva brothers guilty of sexually assaulting a boy they knew in Pell Lake five to seven years ago. Brady T. Schoonover, […]

 
 

Boy testifies to physical, sexual abuse by Lake Geneva brothers

Boy testifies to physical, sexual abuse by Lake Geneva brothers

By Vicky Wedig SLN staff A 16-year-old boy took the witness stand Monday and testified to physical, mental and sexual abuse at the hands of two brothers in Walworth County more than four years ago. The boy estimated the abuse occurred when he was 5 to 7 years old – […]

 
 

Program to focus on healthy alternatives to favorite foods

Program to focus on healthy alternatives to favorite foods

At the Lake Geneva Library at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17, nutrition testing practitioner Claire Mathison, will present “Healthy Alternatives for Your Favorite Foods.” During the talk, Mathison will explore how food can be a healing medicine to get people back on track and symptom-less in 2018. Mathison will introduce alternatives […]

 
 

Town of Geneva man dies in head-on collision

A Town of Geneva man died Tuesday when the mini-van he was driving on Highway 12 in Genoa City collided head-on with a semi. Allen Bates, 37, of Geneva Township, died in the crash at about 7:25 a.m. Tuesday in the area of South Road at the Wisconsin and Illinois […]

 
 

Man to be tried in burglary of lake home

A final pretrial conference is scheduled for Oct. 25 for a Lake Geneva man charged with stealing more than $7,000 worth of items including two guns from a Lake Shore Drive home in 2015. Michael A. Jones, 21, was charged Dec. 7, 2016, in Walworth County Circuit Court with burglary […]

 
 
 
 
 

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