Lake Geneva area

Ice Castles returns to Lake Geneva

Ice Castles returns to Lake Geneva

Geneva National to host winter event Ice Castles is a seasonal entertainment company that creates elaborate castles built entirely from ice each winter in several cities across North America. Professional ice artisans grow, harvest, and hand-place up to 10,000 icicles each day to create the breathtaking outdoor attraction. The experience […]

 
 

Visit Lake Geneva certified dementia friendly

First Chamber of Commerce in county to earn Purple Angel Award In an average year, the Visit Lake Geneva visitor center on the lake welcomes upwards of 20,000 people who stop in for information on what to do and see in the area. Among those thousands are people with dementia. […]

 
 

Getting their hands dirty

Getting their hands dirty

Elementary school students learn about ag science Nearly 300 third graders from Central-Denison, Randall, Star Center, Traver and Woods elementary schools spent time learning about agriculture science at Badger High School Oct. 18. The hands-on experience exposed the children to the career pathways in the world of agriculture and excites […]

 
 

Badger High celebrates the Great Apple Crunch

Badger High celebrates the Great Apple Crunch

Badger High School is joining schools, early care sites, hospitals, universities, state agencies, and non-profit organizations across the Great Lakes Region to celebrate National Farm to School Month by crunching into local apples for the Sixth Annual Great Lakes Great Apple Crunch at lunch time. More than 1.4 million students, […]

 
 

LGMS to host Veterans Day event Nov. 11

LGMS to host Veterans Day event Nov. 11

Lake Geneva Middle School, 600 Bloomfield Road, is inviting the community to attend its annual Veterans Day celebration at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the middle school gym. The program will feature patriotic music performed by the school’s seventh and eighth grade orchestras, bands and combined choirs, directed by […]

 
 

Fire!

Fire!

Ken Monroe, of the Tenth Wisconsin Light Artillery re-enactors, teaches kids at Badger High School how to load the canon to be fired. The special event, which included firing off the six-pound canon, was for U.S. history classes at the school Oct. 4. (Mike Hoey photo)

 
 

Keefe Real Estate goes pink for breast cancer

The realty company is turning its signs pink, raising awareness Throughout this month, Keefe Real Estate is going pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Keefe will be using its visibility and reach in the community to bring awareness to breast cancer with the company’s most visible effort being […]

 
 

Star Center named Blue Ribbon School

Lake Geneva’s Star Center Elementary School was recently recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as one of 362 schools in the nation and one of eight schools from Wisconsin as an Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing National Blue Ribbon School for 2019. The recognition is based on a school’s […]

 
 

Genoa City bust nets $80,000 in drugs

Genoa City bust nets $80,000 in drugs

A 36-year-old Genoa City man is arrested and awaiting charges after a drug bust in Genoa City Sept. 25. According to a press release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, Rigoberto NMI Herrera was arrested after the Walworth County Drug Unit executed a search warrant at 407 Franklin St. in […]

 
 

Supporting the walk

Supporting the walk

      Walworth County showed its support Sept. 21 when nearly 850 participants turned out to support the 13th annual Walk To End Alzheimer’s at Library Park in Lake Geneva. From the left; To kick things off, Honorary Walk Chair Jackson Akright addresses the crowd as chairs Emily Karls, Josh Spiegelhoff […]