Lake Geneva area

Badger homecoming

Badger homecoming

Above: Badger High School’s homecoming court assembles during a pep rally at the school Friday. Below: Senior Jackson Seeberg dresses as R2D2 for Sci Fi vs. Fantasy Day on Oct. 8 during homecoming week.   Above: Sophomore Justine Zeien grabs all the “cash” she can during the “cash cube” event during […]

 
 

Garden Club to have fish boil, barbecue

The Genoa City Garden Club will have a fish boil and barbecue chicken at Fitzgerald’s Octagon House from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15. Cost is $15 for adults, $7 for children 5 to 11 years old and free for children 4 years old and younger. Carry-outs are available.

 
 

Better late than never

Better late than never

Love of music drives local musicians to begin performing late in life By Heather Ruenz Staff Writer They may officially fall into the “blue haired” category, but the only thing blue about the members of a local band is that the “blues” are one of several genres they enjoy jamming […]

 
 

Group alleges ‘contract zoning’ by city

Citizens sue to return Hummel property to ag on land-use plan By Vicky Wedig Editor A Lake Geneva citizens’ group claims the city secretly agreed to change the land-use designation on the Hummel property as part of a legal settlement with the landowners. The group, Care for Lake Geneva, filed […]

 
 

Construction of new church begins on Bloomfield Road

Construction of new church begins on Bloomfield Road

Immanuel Lutheran will double worship space with new facility By Vicky Wedig Editor The construction of Immanuel Lutheran Church’s new home is under way at Bloomfield Road and the Highway 120 bypass. “We’ve outgrown this space with our congregation so we needed more room,” said the Rev. Mark Moller-Gunderson, who […]

 
 

Hundreds to gather for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Hundreds of community members are expected to gather at Library Park in Lake Geneva on Sept. 21 for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. More than 650 people from Walworth County are expected to participate in this year’s event. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the walk starting […]

 
 

Badger football loses defensive battle

Badger football loses defensive battle

Cross country, golf seasons begin By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The ninth-ranked Lake Geneva Badger football team squared off with No. 5 Mukwonago last Friday in what turned out to be a game dominated by both defenses. Mukwonago came out on top 9-7. Last week the Badgers (1-1) rolled up […]

 
 

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 […]