Lake Geneva area

New Year’s Day cruises offered as part of fundraiser

The Grand Belle of Lake Geneva will offer two New Year’s Day tours to watch “polar plungers” in Williams Bay and see winter on the lake after the plunge. Spectators can board the heated, enclosed Grand Belle at 11:30 a.m. on the dock of Gage Marine and Pier 290 in […]

 
 

Reality check

Reality check

 Badger High School junior Jack Sinclair spins the Wheel of Fate – a prop that allowed students to win or lose money toward their “budgets” during the school’s Reality Check on Dec. 12. (Photo by Michael S. Hoey)

 
 

Festival of lights

Festival of lights

Santa waves to the crowd after arriving on a Lake Geneva Fire Department fire engine at the Festival of Lights Christmas tree-lighting ceremony Friday at Flat Iron Park. (Photo by Michael Hall)

 
 

Symphony Orchestra performs first chamber music concert

Symphony Orchestra performs first chamber music concert

By Tom Ganser Correspondent Three musicians who call Lake Geneva home were among the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra members who presented the first of a new series of chamber music concerts at Lake Lawn Resort in Delavan on Nov. 24. Lake Geneva resident Laurie Cornue played violin with the Lakeview […]

 
 

County program aims to prevent drunken drivers from re-offending

Joseph Pugh, of Lake Geneva, shows the ignition interlock device installed in his truck that ensures he hasn’t consumed alcohol before driving.
(Photo by Vicky Wedig)

OWI court marks two years, 18 graduates By Vicky Wedig Staff writer After Joseph Pugh got his second drunken driving ticket in 2002, he no longer drank and drove. “I did my drinking at home,” said the 45-year-old Lake Geneva man. But, on a day in May 2012, Pugh “got […]

 
 

White River Park plans advance

White River Park plans advance

Board amends hunting and trapping ordinances, accepts grant By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The Walworth County Board progressed the concept of the White River County Park on Nov. 12 by accepting a $1 million grant and changing an ordinance to allow hunting and trapping in county parks. The 190-acre property […]

 
 

Economic Development Corp. names new director

The Board of Directors of the Lake Geneva Economic Development Corp. has selected Andrew J. Dammeir as its new executive director. He will replace longtime director Joe Cardiff on Jan. 1. Dammeir will work with Cardiff until that time. Cardiff has been asked to become an ex-officio member of the […]

 
 

Badger FFA awarded at national convention

Badger FFA awarded at national convention

The Lake Geneva Badger FFA members joined more than 62,000 other FFA members, advisors and guests at the 86th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 30 to Nov. 2. The chapter received the Three-Star National Chapter Award on stage during Thursday’s afternoon session. Badger FFA representatives President Josh Kundert […]

 
 

Geneva Lake Art Association announces ‘out-of-gallery’ exhibits

The Geneva Lake Art Association’s members exhibit works in their own gallery and show their work in local establishments each month. The GLAA will sponsor these “out-of-gallery” exhibits in November: • BMO Harris Bank, 410 Broad St., will display the artwork of Ken Cottingham; • LilyPots Florist, 605 Main St., […]

 
 

Museum treats

Museum treats

Above: Peg Williams, Lake Geneva area resident and museum volunteer dressed as an American Indian, greets Jade and Ella Rickey, sisters visiting from Kenosha. Williams’ station was one of 18 treat stops for children inside the Geneva Lake Museum on Sunday.     At right: Olivia Joitke, of Elkhorn, dressed […]