Archive for: May, 2014

‘Invading all walks of life’

‘Invading all walks of life’

Heroin permeates Walworth County, devastates users By Vicky Wedig Editor “Major and getting worse” is how District Attorney Dan Necci describes the problem with heroin in Walworth County. Necci and Walworth County Drug Unit Sgt. Jeff Patek say the drug is indiscriminate of age, gender, race or socioeconomic status. Users […]

 
 

It respects no boundaries

Patricia Hanson, Racine County’s deputy district attorney speaks about the downfall and death by overdose of her heroin-addicted cousin Nick (whose image is projected in the background) during an emotional presentation May 6 in Burlington. Even with her access to criminal justice and rehabilitation resources, Hanson was unable to break heroin’s grip on Nick. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Prosecutor’s personal story illustrates heroin’s devastation By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Nick was your typical Racine County teenager. He played sports and got respectable grades in high school. During the summer he displayed a joyous, sometimes reckless, abandon as a member of the Browns Lake Aquaducks water ski show […]

 
 

What is heroin?

What is heroin?

Here are the basic facts about modern-day heroin and its effects on your body from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s educational campaign, theflyeffect.com. WHAT IS HEROIN? Heroin (also called boy, white, cheeva, brown sugar, H, Juan and tar) is an illegal and highly addictive drug that can be smoked, sniffed […]

 
 

RUTH EMMA WOLTMAN STRUBING

Ruth Emma Woltman Strubing, 97, of Delavan, died May 22, 2014, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. She was born Sept. 13, 1916, in McHenry, Ill. to A. E. and Lucille Barbara (Gutzwiler) Nye, the youngest of three children. She attended nursing school at St. Theresa Hospital in Waukegan, Ill. She […]

 
 

EMILY YOCHUM

Emily Yochum, 101, of Whitewater, died May 24, 2014, at home. She, and her twin sister Florence Peterson were born to the late Florence and William Eustis on April 14, 1913, in Southington, Conn. She attended school in Plantsville, Conn., and graduated from Rider College in Trenton, N.J. Emily taught […]

 
 

‘Love against hate’

‘Love against hate’

Church takes Open and Affirming stance, ordains first gay minister By Vicky Wedig Editor The Delavan United Church of Christ will ordain its first openly gay minister May 31. Erik Koepnick, whose family has attended the UCC for about eight years, will be ordained the day before his 30th birthday. […]

 
 

Recognizing excellence

Recognizing excellence

Distinguished Artists program brings student art to the community The Distinguished Artist Awards were presented to 16 East Troy Middle and High School students before the May 12 School Board meeting. The Distinguished artist awards are given to students who’s artwork has been selected by local businesses. In order to […]

 
 

Memorial Day weekend in East Troy

The East Troy Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Memorial Weekend Corn & Brat Roast is Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the village square. (Eric Kramer photo)

East Troy Corn & Brat Roast, Community-wide Rummage return Memorial Day observances in East Troy begin on Monday, May 26, with the annual parade which steps off from corner of Union Street and Beulah Avenue and proceeds east to the downtown square. A memorial program by American Legion Post 188 […]

 
 

Softball team heads into post season play

Softball team heads into post season play

Girls host Whitewater in regional opener tonight By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent The East Troy High School softball team posted a 1-2 record at last week’s inaugural Walworth County Tournament at Darien’s West Park. East Troy defeated Badger 10-6 Friday night, followed by losses of 10-5 to Elkhorn and Big […]

 
 

Baseball team outscores Clinton and Parkview

Baseball team outscores Clinton and Parkview

Trojans rematch with the Spartans is tonight By Dan Truttschel Sports Correspondent The East Troy High School baseball team scored runs in bunches in its two games last week. And with those runs came a pair of convincing victories. East Troy blew open a close game May 13 with visiting […]