Archive for: August, 2014

The ‘Wisconsin Oven Way’

Village Board approves honorary name change for Young Street By Tracy Ouellette Editor Dave Strand, president and CEO of Wisconsin Oven Corp. in East Troy recently asked the Village of East Troy Board to change the name of the street the company is located on to “Wisconsin Oven Way.” The […]


Technology Park offers resources to startups, innovators

Technology Park offers resources to startups, innovators

By Heather Ruenz EDITOR Keeping up with the fast pace of technology in the business world is a challenge in itself. From mobile apps to cloud computing tech services like AWS WAR, there are many ways in which a business can utilize technology for its own benefit. However, many startups […]


All eyes on the ball

All eyes on the ball

Jake Riemer battles with an Evansville player during Whitewater’s 3-0 loss to Evansville Aug. 21. Evansville, Whippet coach Rene Menager said, is setting the bar for the Rock Valley South Conference early in the season. (Bob Mischka photo)


City’s 911 system to be upgraded

New software will link Whitewater with Walworth County By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT A long-anticipated upgrade in Whitewater’s police and public safety communication systems will soon be implemented, following a decision last week by city officials. Police Chief Lisa Otterbacher came before the Common Council on Aug. 19 and received authority […]


Datka back as soccer coach

Datka back as soccer coach

With young team, coach looks to building a strong foundation By Dan Truttschel Correspondent A familiar face has returned – for the third time – to lead the East Troy High School boys soccer team in 2014. Nick Datka, who was the head coach from 2001 to 2004 and from […]



Homer King Krauss Sr., 86, died Aug. 26, 2014. Survivors include his children, John (Lori), Debbie (Rick) Fiesbeck, Homer Jr. (Eva), Cindy (Harry) Sonderegger, Les (Mary), Darrell (Patty) and Terry (Kim); 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister. Una Allen; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his […]


Walworth County Fair celebrates 165 years

The 165th Walworth County Fair opened Wednesday on the county fairgrounds in Elkhorn. The annual festival runs through Labor Day with all the food, fun and excitement county residents have come to expect from the biggest county fair in the state. (Tom Ganser file photo)

State’s largest county fair runs through Labor Day The Walworth County Fair, which opened Wednesday, is the largest county fair in the state, second only to the Wisconsin State Fair. The festival is celebrating its 165th anniversary this year and chose to honor the 100th anniversary of the Wisconsin 4-H […]


Concrete mixer tips over on Highway 11

A cement mixer tipped off of Highway 11 and into the ditch at about 11 a.m., just east of Highway 120, ac-cording to Walworth County Sheriff’s Department offi-cials. The highway will be shut down later today while crews work to remove the truck out of the ditch. (Kellen Olshefski photo)

Highway shut down while crews work to remove truck from ditch By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer A concrete mixer with a full load tipped over Thursday morning into a ditch along Highway 11, just west of Highway 120. Officials planned to close the highway Thursday afternoon to remove the truck. […]



Bonita N. “Bonny” Ringblom, 74, of East Troy, died Aug. 21, 2014. She was born Feb. 13, 1940, in Iron Mountain, Mich. She graduated from Kingsford High School in 1958. She married the late Roland Ringblom in 1963. She worked at the Wisconsin Credit Union League for 23 years until […]


East Troy falls to Delavan-Darien in season opener

East Troy falls to Delavan-Darien in season opener

Trojans on the road Friday to face Elkhorn By Dan Truttschel Correspondent The final result of many high school football teams often times comes down to execution. But in other cases, the winner is determined by pure physicality – and that pretty much determined last Friday’s opener for the East […]