Lake Geneva area

UW-Extension celebrates master gardener volunteers

Each year, master gardener volunteers donate their time, energy and expertise to make their communities a better place to live. The University of Wisconsin – Division of Extension would like to take this opportunity to recognize master gardeners’ service and commitment to our communities during National Volunteer Week, April 19 […]

 
 

Man allegedly lit employee’s car on fire

A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 7 for a Centuria man charged with lighting a Walmart employee’s car on fire after the employee caught him stealing from Walmart in Lake Geneva. Jeremy A. Saavedra, 32, was charged March 31 in Walworth County Circuit court with misdemeanor retail theft, two […]

 
 

Country walk

Country walk

Stephanie Rodgers, her son, Kale, and their dog, Ruger take a walk along Springfield Road in Geneva Township March 25. Despite the efforts many people are making to stay out of public places in light of recommendations regarding COVID-19, the area offers plenty of rural locations for outdoor activities. (Heather […]

 
 

Stay where you are, for now

Stay where you are, for now

County health officer issues guidance for seasonal homeowners The Walworth County Division of Public Health issued travel guidance April 1 for seasonal and second homeowners, asking that they stay in their primary homes for the duration of the Safer at Home order. The guidance targets both in-state and out-of- state […]

 
 

Conservancy completes easements on Geneva Lake properties

Conservancy completes easements on Geneva Lake properties

The scenic beauty of Geneva Lake received more protection recently when the Geneva Lake Conservancy completed conservation easements with two property owners on the lake’s north shore. The conservation easements, combined, protect 7 acres of environmentally sensitive land. The conservation easements are on properties that have remnant oak forests and […]

 
 

Managing finances in tough times

Guidelines offered in response to current pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has us all thinking about how to adapt to guidelines to keep our loved ones and ourselves healthy and safe. Added to this stress is the uncertainly about economic conditions and how this may affect our personal finances. “Most of […]

 
 

Area student named GeoBee semifinalist

Area student named GeoBee semifinalist

The National Geographic Society named Steven Wang, an eighth grader at Lake Geneva Middle School, as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at American Family Insurance-Corporate Headquarters in Madison, Friday, March 27. This is the second […]

 
 

YMCA auction hits record numbers

The Geneva Lakes Family YMCA 34th Annual Wild West Auction presented by Johnson Financial Group Feb. 15 was a hoedown to remember. Held at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, the auction broke all records with 542 guests, 23 sponsors and raising $80,600. “We are incredibly thankful for the support […]

 
 

Cool slide

Cool slide

      The Ice Castles Wisconsin, which wrapped up for the season recently, welcomed hundreds of guests this year. Last winter it was set up near the lakefront in Lake Geneva; this year, it was moved to Geneva National, which offered a much larger area for the display. During the final […]

 
 

Keefe Real Estate celebrates achievements

Members of the Keefe Real Estate agency recently gathered at the Grand Geneva Resort to recognize sales agent achievements in 2019. The event brought together nearly 80 sales agents and associates covering Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Tom Keefe, president and CEO of Keefe Real Estate, spoke at the Feb. […]