Lake Geneva area

Training for the future

High school students earn industry certifications Badger High School recently announced eight students have earned industry certifications this academic year. The students and their certifications include: Zoe Bird, NCLCA Principles of Livestock Selection and Evaluation Certification; Jazzmin Blair, Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification; Tyler Hansen, Elanco Fundamentals of Animal […]

 
 

Area balloon artist wins Designer of the Year award

Area balloon artist wins Designer of the Year award

Wisconsin Balloon Décor owner, Sara Meyer of Lake Geneva, returned home on Feb. 4 after competing for 13 hours to become the 2019 Balloon Designer of the Year. The title was awarded in St. Louis at the bi-annual FLOAT convention, an international event for professional balloon decorators. Meyer is the […]

 
 

Offering new ways to learn

Lake Geneva School District opens two charter schools Lake Geneva Schools recently announced the opening of two charter schools for the 2019-20 school year, Maple Park Charter School (4K through eighth grade) and New Visions Charter School (ninth through 12th grade). “Lake Geneva Schools is committed to supporting quality education […]

 
 

Celebrating winter

Celebrating winter

      Visitors to Lake Geneva’s annual Winterfest celebration last week were able to enjoy the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition, the Lake Geneva Ice Castle and other winter-related activities in the downtown area. (Dave Dresdow photo)

 
 

Planning a ‘Moonlight Serenade’

Planning a ‘Moonlight Serenade’

Symphony Orchestra’s annual gala set for Feb. 16 By Tom Ganser Correspondent Looking for something to ward off the “winter blues?” The Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra’s annual gala concert might be the ticket. The Feb. 16 fundraiser has a new venue this year – the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake […]

 
 

Colorful morning

Colorful morning

      The sun drapes the snow, sky and roads with color early last Thursday morning from Springfield Road at Highway H in Geneva Township looking south toward Lake Geneva. The clear air in winter can provide more dramatic sunrises and sunsets. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Rodgers)

 
 

Star Center nominated for Blue Ribbon award

Star Center Elementary Schools is one of eight public schools in the state nominated for the 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools Program, which recognizes the highest performing schools in the state. Star Center is in the Lake Geneva J1 School District. “Our nominated schools are making strides on closing achievement […]

 
 

Grant would help pay for Big Foot Creek study

The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency has applied for a Small-Scale Lake Planning Grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resource to cost share in the Big Foot Creek watershed study. The study will involve sampling Big Foot Creek at several location to better understand and ultimately abate some of the […]

 
 

Libraries team up for current events program

UW-Whitewater professor to discuss Electoral College Four area libraries will present Dr. Eric Loepp, of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, in a current events conversation at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Fireside Room at The Ridge Hotel, W4240 Highway 50, Lake Geneva. In two of the last five […]

 
 

Treat and Go

Treat and Go

Lake Geneva schools add trauma kits to classrooms New school safety measures are being put in place in the Lake Geneva schools. Treat and Go Trauma kits will be in all classrooms and common areas. Six additional automated external defibrillators will be installed at Badger High School and one in […]