Archive for: June, 2014

Campus Edge apartment plans presented to council

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Property along one of Whitewater’s most heavily traveled corridors could go from housing a funeral home to an apartment complex appealing to university students. Developer Ryan Hughes came before the Common Council on June 17 and discussed his plans for Campus Edge, a four-story apartment building […]


Police identify second victim in suitcase murders

Police identify second victim in suitcase murders

By Vicky Wedig Editor Jenny Gamez, 19, of Cottage Grove, Ore., has been identified through dental records as the second victim of a suspected murderer who dumped her body and another alongside a Town of Geneva road in suitcases earlier this month. Walworth County and Town of Geneva police announced […]



Rodney “Rocky” L. Griffin, 65 of Delavan, passed away Sunday, June 29, 2014, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. He was born Nov. 4, 1948, in Chicago, to John and Iva Lee (McIlwain) Griffin. Rodney was united in marriage to Nancy Gottstein on Nov. 4, 1966, in Chicago. He […]


Take the long way home

Take the long way home

East Gateway project detour route explained Whitewater’s East Gateway project, scheduled for completion in mid-September but preventing use of a portion of Main Street is in full construction mode. A detour route has been established, directing vehicles to Starin Road – which runs parallel to Main Street where the project […]



Marie Cornelia Lawlor (nee Van der Kuyl). of East Troy, died June 23, 2014 at the Lakeland Health Care Center, Elkhorn at the age of 100 years, 225 days. Survivors include her son, David (Jeanne), East Troy; daughter, Karen, Hartland; and two grandsons, Robert and Bradley Lawlor, both of East […]



Dolores J. Nowicki, 82, joined her loving husband Eugene in heaven on June 26, 2014. Loving Mom of Diane (David) Cofer, Gary, the late Joey, Mary (William) Mills, and Bill (Michelle). Treasured grandma of Jennifer, Jean, Nathaniel, Heather, Melanie, Joe, Katy, and Anna. Great-grandma of eight and step-grandma of seven. […]



Donald “Duck” Vest, 57, of Harvard, Ill., died June 24, 2014, at his home. Duck was born Dec. 31, 1956, to Gene A. and June M. (Collins) Vest in Harvard, Ill. On Oct. 26, 1991, he married Carol Lynn Reuter in Crystal Lake, Ill. He worked at Dean Foods for […]


School Board hits snag with 1:1 laptop initiative funding

By Tracy Ouellette Editor With questions as to what’s in the best interest of the School District’s students and how to fund the 1:1 computer initiative approved by the East Troy School Board in March, the board revisited the need to get technology into the hands of every child in […]


County denies proposed site for Agape House for boys  

By Anne Trautner Assistant Editor An Agape House for boys will not be located on Potter Road in Lafayette. The Walworth County Zoning Agency voted 4-3 against the home for troubled boys after listening to arguments for and against the proposed home on June 19. “I certainly support the idea, […]


A ‘Zootastic’ trip

A ‘Zootastic’ trip

Third graders from St. Peter’s School in East Troy pet the stingrays at the Milwaukee Public Zoo on a field trip just before the end of the school year. The third-grade class raised $300 to sponsor “Snow Lilly,” the polar bear at the Zoo. They raised the funds by holding […]