Lake Geneva area

Visit Lake Geneva president appointed to state organization

Stephanie Klett, president and CEO of Visit Lake Geneva, the community’s chamber of commerce and official visitor and convention Bureau, has been appointed to the board of directors for Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Executives. This is the first time a Lake Geneva chamber president has served on the board in […]

 
 

On a mission

On a mission

      Trinity Church in Pell Lake recently sent Calvin Topf (front from left), Lyzzie Oviedo, Gretchen Tofp, Lizzie Melchi, Cameryn Heckel, (back row) Kloe Oviedo, Dale Williams, Evan Martin, Vicki Martin, Michele Irby and Michelle McClanahan on the Youthworks Mission Trip to Lake Traverse, South Dakota. The group learned about […]

 
 

Area church to celebrate its history

Area church to celebrate its history

Ice cream social, pig roast and vintage car show Aug. 11 in Linn By Troy Sparks Correspondent Some farmers and craftsmen met in the southwest part of Wisconsin in 1844 – four years before it became an official state – to form a worshipping community. And since then, the worshippers […]

 
 

Breaking the chains

Breaking the chains

Ride to raise awareness for human trafficking By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer When Lynn Talarek, a student at George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay, attended a lecture about human trafficking in the area she knew she had to take action. “Two county leaders spoke to one of […]

 
 

An enchanted evening

An enchanted evening

Symphony Orchestra wraps season at Music by the Lake By Tom Ganser Correspondent The Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra performed the last measure of the 2018-19 season June 23 with a live performance of Walt Disney’s “Fantasia” to an enthusiastic audience in the Ferro Pavilion of the George Williams College of […]

 
 

Resignations of district staff accepted

At the July meetings, the Badger High School and Lake Geneva Joint 1 School Boards approved the resignations of two administrators, Russ Tronsen, principal at Badger High School, and Tami Martin, principal at Eastview Elementary School. Both Tronsen and Martin taught in the district prior to their appointments as principal. […]

 
 

Genoa City police receive Purple Angel Award

Genoa City police receive Purple Angel Award

The Genoa City Police Department headed by Police Chief Joseph Balog on June 24 was added to the growing listings of first responders, churches and organizations earning the Purple Angel Award in Walworth County. The Purple Angel is an international symbol that is recognized as a place where people with […]

 
 

Travel Club to meet

The Senior Travel Club of Walworth County’s next meeting will feature Alan Buckholtz, vice president of the Friends of the Phoenix Park Band Shell. Organizers also noted the date change for this month. The meeting will take place Friday, July 12, at Como Community Church, W3901 Palmer Rd. in Lake […]

 
 

Local author pens compelling, humorous novel about Vietnam

Local author pens compelling, humorous novel about Vietnam

By Dennis West Staff Writer Author Bruce D. Johnson grew up in Chicago. Like many a young man who graduated from school in the late 1960s, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and sent to Vietnam. It is on this experience that he based his novel, “10¢…and a Silver […]

 
 

Women’s luncheon scheduled

Lake Geneva Christian Women’s Connection will have a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at The Ridge, W4240 Highway 50, Lake Geneva. The event will feature live and silent auction of art, baked goods, gift baskets and collectibles. The guest speaker will be Brenda Yoder, author, […]