Archive for: November, 2015


Joel “Randy” Rath, 61, died Oct. 29, 2015. He was born in Burlington to Carl and Iris “Micky” Rath. He attended Stone School, loved movies, fishing and classic cars. Survivors include his mother; siblings, Dr. Laurie Materna, Mark, James, Ken and Kelleen Blevins; other relatives and friends. He was preceded […]



Carl Duane Mullis, 79, of Delavan, died at Lakeland Health Care Center on Nov. 26, 2015. He was born Jan. 3, 1936, in Illinois to Fred Mullis and Hazel Poulter. He married Lora Andersen on May 12, 1956, in Delavan. She preceded him in death on Nov. 10, 2010. He […]



Ronald G. Scott, 82, of East Troy, died Nov. 26, 2015. He was born Feb. 12, 1933, in Peoria, Ill., to the late Gilbert and Helen Scott. To his friends, he is known as “Otto” or “Scotty,” depending upon which part of the state you are from. He was an […]



Wayne “Butch” Knopf, 75, died Nov. 23, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Feb. 24, 1940, in Chicago, to the late Wilbert and Katherine (Rainer) Knopf. After moving to East Troy in his early 20s, he married his late bride Arlene (Goodmanson) on Oct. 3, 1965, at […]



Lawrence Schraeder, 101, died Nov. 26, 2015. He was a farmer most of his life, spending the past 61 years in East Troy. He will be remembered for his perseverance, faith, positive attitude, and good sense of humor. He truly was an inspiration to all who knew him, and will […]


Lions Club invests in vision program

Lions Club invests in vision program

Williams Bay club alone donates $25,000 to county’s free clinic The Lions Club of Williams Bay recently put forth a four-year President Pledge of $25,000 to support Open Arms Free Clinic in developing a vision program as part of its comprehensive care approach to caring for the low income and […]


School Board finalizes borrowing

Sale of $10 million promissory note marks final stage of borrowing for capital projects By Kellen Olshefski Editor The Elkhorn Area School District Board of Education voted in favor of a resolution Nov. 23 awarding the sale of a $10 million promissory note, the final stage of borrowing approved by […]


Health insurance rate hike hits village

By Tracy Ouellette Editor When the health insurance rates for the Village of East Troy employees came in 22 percent more than what is budgeted for 2016, the village was presented with the problem of how to pay for it. Since the village had only budgeted for a 10 percent […]


Drink up: Studio 84 hosting Red Cup Challenge

Drink up: Studio 84 hosting Red Cup Challenge

By Heather Ruenz Editor It’s a way to offer “a new higher purpose for coffee cups,” Deb Blackwell, director of Studio 84 in Whitewater, said. The idea is in response to “concerns over a certain company’s unadorned red holiday coffee cups. Here at Studio 84 we decided to do something […]


Updating the pay scale

Village Board adopts new pay schedule for employees By Tracy Ouellette Editor The East Troy Village Board approved a new pay schedule for village employees at the Nov. 16 meeting. The village hired Carlson Dettmann earlier this year to do a pay study to help the board determine if the […]