Archive for: August, 2015


     Sandra (Sandy) Kay Ames, 74, of Wekiva Cove, Longwood, Fla., died peacefully Aug. 26, 2015, at Florida Living Nursing Center in Apopka, Fla., after a long illness. She was born in Rockford, Ill., Aug. 20, 1942, to Quentin J. (Bud) Riley and Evelyn Norma (Jones) Riley. She attended […]



Sandra M. Boviall, 71, of Delavan, died Aug. 26, 2015, at Lakeland Health Care Center in Elkhorn. Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan is assisting the family.




Judy Basil Ham, 64, of Delavan, formerly of Burlington, died Aug. 28, 2015, at home surrounded by family. She was born Sept. 22, 1950, to Henry and Anna Mae Holdorf. She is survived by her husband, Bob; three daughters, Amy Basil Moore, Danielle Basil and Shauna Basil Kazachkov; stepchildren Peggy […]



      William “Bill” Leek, 88, of Delavan, passed away peacefully at his home Aug. 30, 2015. He was born in Janesville April 1, 1927, to William and Mary Dee (Snethen) Leek. Bill graduated from Delavan-Darien High School and enlisted in the United States Navy where he was stationed on the […]




Gertrude (Schlicher) Lewandowski, 92, of Delavan, died Aug. 26, 2015, at RidgeStone Village. She was born in Beaver Dam, Nov. 17, 1922, to Margaret and Jacob Kolb. She married William Schlicher in Beaver Dam. He died July 4, 1986. She later married Sigmund “Ziggy” Lewandowski. She worked for years at […]



James F. Reitz, 65, died Aug. 29, 2015, at the age of 65. Survivors include his mother Connie; sister Jean Albers; daughters, Emily Timmerman and Corrianne. He was preceded in death by his father Franklin and his son Justin. Services will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 3, at […]


Still debating the fate of Chester Byrnes

By Tracy Ouellette Editor The East Troy School Board got into another discussion about the fate of Chester Byrnes at Monday night’s meeting. Board member Mike Zei said he wanted to keep the building a “civic campus” and community members had been in contact with him about it. The discussion […]


Big Foot brings on new staff

By Kellen Olshefski Editor Since the start of August, Big Foot High School has announced the addition of several new members to its teaching staff via its Facebook page, as well as the resignation and retirement of others. This year, David Olson, from Madison, will begin his teaching career at […]


Lowering the periscope

Lowering the periscope

Submarine captain from East Troy passes on command By Amanda Gray Contributor The USS Maine Blue crew of the ballistic-missile submarine USS Maine conducted a change of command ceremony at Deterrent Park on Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, Aug. 13. Cmdr. Kelly Laing, from Idaho Falls, Idaho, relieved Capt. William Johnson, from […]


Council discusses future CIP

Tasch and Babe Mann parks among priorities for aldermen By Kellen Olshefski Editor In a Committee of the Whole meeting night, City of Elkhorn Councilmen hashed out what their priorities would be for capital improvement projects in the upcoming years. In a memo to councilmen, City Administrator Sam Tapson said […]