Archive for: September, 2012

Deputies attacked by pit bulls during arrest

Deputies attacked by pit bulls during arrest

  A Sugar Creek man was arrested last Saturday after his pit bulls attacked Walworth County Sheriffs deputies who were following up on a complaint from his neighbor. Charges including trespassing, battery to a peace officer, resisting arrest, failing to comply with an officer and disorderly conduct are pending for […]

 
 

A perfect day at the pumpkin patch

A perfect day at the pumpkin patch

Four-year-old Nick Baca, of Chicago receives tractor driving lessons from his dad, Nick, during the Pearce’s Farm Stand annual Customer Appreciation weekend held Sept. 22-23. (photo by Penny Gruetzmacher) Fontana sibs Wylee, Tallory and Witney Workman, selected the perfect pumpkin to be used for decoration this fall. (photo by Penny Gruetzmacher) Twins […]

 
 

Banned herbicide continues damage to Evergreen’s trees

A crew from Complete Tree Service, Burlington, gathers damaged trees at Evergreen Golf Club to send through the wood chipper for disposal. The trees were damaged by what is currently a banned herbicide, which until August 2011, was being used by DuPont and other lawn care agencies. (photo by Pete Hansen)

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent By virtue of its name, Elkhorn’s Evergreen Golf Club has long been noted for the variety of towering pines throughout its hundreds of acres of property. But many of the trees unintentionally came under threat within the past year as the grounds were treated for […]

 
 

Rare ‘Lincoln letter’ donated to East Troy Historical Society

Rare ‘Lincoln letter’ donated to East Troy Historical Society

The East Troy Area Historical Society continued its mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the rich history of the East Troy area recently by accepting a letter written in 1865 by a soldier in the Civil War. After having it in her possession for 70 years, Maxine McGuire of East […]

 
 

HELENE L. HOOD

HELENE L. HOOD

Helene Louise Lenius Rebne Hood was born Dec. 9, 1910 to August and Frances (nee Ruzicka) Lenius, the sixth of nine children, in the Frazee area of Minnesota. In 1932, she married Clarence C. Rebne and they made their home on a farm in southern Minnesota at Adams. They had […]

 
 

East Troy Railroad offers taste of a bygone era

East Troy Railroad offers taste of a bygone era

In the early 20th century commuter trains offered lavish meals served on china atop white tablecloths. Service was impeccable and riders were treated to a culinary experience that rivaled the finest of restaurants. The East Troy Electric Railroad is bringing railroad dining back to its heyday with operation of the […]

 
 

UW-Whitewater named military-friendly school

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has been declared a military-friendly school by “G.I. Jobs” magazine. Veteran’s coordinator Janice Nordin cited the entire university’s commitment to veterans, “from the chancellor on down,” as the main reason UW-Whitewater continues to receive the honor. UW-Whitewater has a proud reputation […]

 
 

New court program offers treatment to local veterans

By Jean Matheson Correspondent Veterans who have run afoul of the law because of problems with alcohol or drug abuse or with mental illness may be getting some extra help through the court system. A new veterans treatment court will go into session Nov. 14 in a three-county area, members […]

 
 

Three men charged with burglarizing Elkhorn apartment

Three Illinois men were scheduled to appear in Walworth County Circuit Court last month on charges stemming from the Aug. 13 burglary of an Elkhorn apartment. Gennaro A. Cavallino, 20, of Normal, Ill., Daniel P. McGovern, 20, of Buffalo Grove, Ill., and David O. Nudelman, 20, of Buffalo Grove, Ill., […]

 
 

LARRY E. OTTO, SR.

Larry E. Otto, Sr., 67, of Elkhorn, died unexpectedly Sept. 22, 2012 at Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center in Lake Geneva. Memorial service will be held 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28 at Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home, 730 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until […]