Lake Geneva area

Badger educator named Ag Teacher of the Year

Badger High School teacher Candice Olson received the Agriscience Teacher of the Year award from the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators. Olson received the award June 26 at the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators professional development conference in Green Bay. The National Agriscience Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers […]


Venetian Fest 2013

Above: The Ferris wheel towers above the crowd at the 51st annual Venetian Festival in Lake Geneva on Sunday.
	Below: Geneva Flyboard personnel put on a show with their “flyboards” – boards atop 25-foot hoses connected to a jet ski – during Venetian Fest on Sun-day. Geneva Flyboard owner Nick Pacocha said the flyboards allow people to become “human Iron Man,” flying above the lake propelled by water pressure. The professionals of Geneva Flyboard soared about 25 feet above the water. He said renters can hover 5 to 10 feet up. The company rents flyboards off Big Foot State Beach on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.



YMCA youth swimmer competes at national meet

Kaarin Quaerna (left), 16, who qualified for a YMCA National Meet in Georgia, is seen with the Lake Geneva YMCA’s head swim coach Amber Johnson.

Programs growing at Lake Geneva facility A member of the Geneva Lakes Y youth swim team competed in the YMCA National Long Course Championship in Atlanta, Ga., on July 30. Kaarin Quaerna, 16, competed in the 50-, 100- and 200-meter freestyle events and the 100-meter butterfly time trial. The meet […]


Venetian Fest to run through Sunday

The 51st annual Venetian Festival began Wednesday and will run through Sunday at Flat Iron, Seminary and Library parks in Lake Geneva. The event is created and sponsored by The Lake Geneva Jaycees since 1962. Venetian Fest runs from 5 p.m. to midnight Wednesday through Friday and noon to midnight […]


Senator’s mobile office to visit Genoa City

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, will have mobile office hours in Genoa City on Tuesday. Johnson’s staff will meet with constituents who need assistance with a federal agency or regarding other federal matters at the Genoa City Village Hall, 715 Walworth St., from 2 to 3 p.m.


GLAA to host art fair

The Geneva Lake Art Association’s 33rd annual Fine Art Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Flatiron Park. Free parking and a free shuttle will be available from the Office Max and Petco parking lot at Highway 50 and […]


Web show goes ‘underground’ at Delavan circus

“Underground Lake Geneva” host Philip Sassano pets a pygmy hippopotamus at the Carson and Barnes Circus while circus worker Marcelino Lozano warns that the 27-year-old hippo might bite folks she’s not used to. Web show producer Phil Bonyata films the scene on the left. (Photo by Vicky Wedig)

By Vicky Wedig Editor Phil Bonyata and Philip Sassano showed up Sunday morning at the circus in Delavan unannounced, unscheduled and unscripted. The “Underground Lake Geneva” producer and host flitted around the Lake Lawn Airport grounds as Carson and Barnes workers set up the circus – looking for things to film […]


Web show to go ‘behind the scenes’ at circus

By Vicky Wedig Editor Underground Lake Geneva will go under the big top in Delavan on Sunday. The web show, with host Philip Sassano and producer Phil Bonyata, will take a behind-the-scenes look at the Carson and Barnes Circus at the Lake Lawn Airport. Sassano said the show uses a […]


Sears celebrates 20 years in Lake Geneva

The interior of the Sears store that Chuck Platts’ parents opened in Elkhorn in 1964 is seen here during its grand opening.

Sears Hometown Store of Lake Geneva, at 351 Peller Road, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this month. To commemorate the occasion owner Chuck Platts will offer a “throwback” promotional weekend celebration Friday and Saturday. This year marks two decades since Sears, Roebuck and Co. did a final run of its […]


Sisters’ story to be given spotlight at Relay for Life

Relay for Life organizers Debbie Kenyon (right cen-ter) and Darcie Henriott (right) are pictured with Ken-yon’s daughter Jill Sisson, grandson Tyler Sisson, and husband Allen Kenyon. The sisters have been involved with Relay for Life for more than 20 years and will be featured as this year’s Honorary Survivors on Friday.

By Cameron Cronkite Staff Writer When a mammogram detected cancer in Debbie Kenyon’s left breast in 2001, she didn’t want to worry her family with the news. Instead, the 55-year-old Darien woman found support in her then co-worker Allen Kenyon, who later became her husband. Debbie Kenyon said Allen gave […]