Archive for: August, 2012

Public meeting set US 14 reconstruction

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southeast Region is proposing a project to rehabilitate US 14 between County K and the Illinois State Line in Walworth County. The project scope includes resurfacing in the rural areas and reconstruction in the village of Walworth. Construction is expected to take place between 2017 […]

 
 

Bank robber’s high speed chase ends with shooting

An alleged bank robber was wounded Friday after a Walworth County Sheriff’s deputy fired at the suspect who was reportedly driving toward the deputy during a high-speed chase with police. According to a press release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday, Aug. 24, at approximately 2:11p.m., Walworth County […]

 
 

Whitewater budget projections ‘not hopeful’ for 2013

By Bob Peryea Correspondent Interim City Manager Cameron Clapper presented a preliminary budget outline to Whitewater’s Common Council at Tuesday night’s meeting. Councilmember Lynn Binnie summed up the outlook for next year’s budget by saying, “Thank you. That was very helpful, but not very hopeful.” Clapper outlined a budget that […]

 
 

163rd Walworth County Fair blasts off Aug. 29

163rd Walworth County Fair blasts off Aug. 29

By Maureen Vander Sanden SLN Staff Crews at the Walworth County Fair have been busy making final preparations for the area’s quintessential end-of-summer event, which attracts upward of 140,000 people to Elkhorn. Kicking off Wednesday, Aug. 29, organizers are promising this year’s six-day, extraterrestrial event will be a “Blast.” This […]

 
 

Harvest Fest set for Saturday

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute will celebrate Harvest Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25 from noon to 8 p.m. The non-profit, located at W2493 County Road ES, has been hosting the annual event since 2004. From noon-6 p.m., the festival will feature a local farmers market with a variety of items and […]

 
 

Trojan tennis team perfect in final quad

Trojan tennis team perfect in final quad

The East Troy High School girls tennis team ran the table in its final quad of the year winning all 21 matches. The Trojans defeated Brown Deer, Lake Mills, and Edgerton 7-0 to improve their season record to 12-1. It was also a milestone day for head coach Dave Lindow […]

 
 

Whippet netters go 9-1 to open season

Whippet netters go 9-1 to open season

By Dave Pauslen Correspondent It was a very busy six days for the Whitewater High School girls tennis team. Starting Aug. 15, and ending Monday, the Whippet girls played 10 matches, winning nine of them in convincing fashion. The only loss came Friday to Baldwin-Woodville by a score of 5-2. […]

 
 

Boys born with half a heart inspire ski team fundraiser

Boys born with half a heart inspire ski team fundraiser

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent They may have each been born with half a heart, but two Whitewater boys have been giving a full-hearted effort toward moving beyond their congenital defects. Zach Tomomitsu, 8, and Hunter Peters, 10, have been excelling in the Minneiska Water Ski Team’s shows throughout the season. […]

 
 

Bike ride helps young burn survivors build confidence

Bike ride helps young burn survivors build confidence

By Vanessa Lenz SLN Staff Lon Haldeman has completed more than 75 cross-country bike rides. He’s not only pedaled as fast as he could from coast to coast, but also biked leisurely down Southeastern Wisconsin’s serene, sparsely traveled roads. This month, he is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the day […]

 
 

A howling good time

A howling good time

 Tucker Milligan, middleweight division (from left), Pedro Sierra and Charlie Chalcoff, both heavyweight division, were among the Big Foot Wolves that were having fun playing on the wooden train playground equipment at Toynton Park during the Big Foot Wolves Pig Roast Fundraiser held last Saturday.   Lily Arntz was in the […]