Archive for: January, 2016

Role of VIP Services might change under new federal rule

Role of VIP Services might change under new federal rule

Government looks to better integrate people with disabilities into the community By Vicky Wedig Editor When Cindy Simonsen walks through the halls of VIP Services, she’s stopped frequently – to oblige a request for a hug from a member of the center’s day services program or to listen to a […]

 
 

Meaningful words of wisdom

Meaningful words of wisdom

This display of hands, created by Lakeview Elementary School students, features words that were important to Martin Luther King, Jr. Words students wrote on the hands include: peace, hope, love, freedom, justice, dream, happy, kindness and equality. Emily Calcaterra, a school counselor in the Whitewater Unified School District, led the […]

 
 

Eagle FD’s new vehicle now in service

Eagle FD’s new vehicle now in service

Association president says community’s support vital to purchase By Heather Ruenz Editor The support of the community was essential in the purchase of a new Utility Terrain Vehicle, according to Dave Rockteacher, president of the Eagle Fire Department Members Association and 45-plus year member of the department. “We saved for […]

 
 

East Troy Manor completes renovations

Facility to celebrate with open house Jan. 29 After seven months of renovations, East Troy Manor recently announced the completion of their facility redesign and the new addition to the building. The public is invited to an open house from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, to […]

 
 

Helping out the kids at risk

School District to offer Family Connections sessions By Tracy Ouellette Editor The East Troy Community School District pupil services team will host several Family Connections sessions to offer parents/caregivers information and resources on a variety of mental health issues facing students. Mental health is a hot-button issue throughout the world, […]

 
 

City to contract with J&M Displays for fireworks

By Kellen Olshefski Editor The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted Jan. 18 in favor of a one-year contract with J&M Displays, Inc., to provide fireworks services for the city’s annual July 4 celebrations. While the city had previously been working with Bartolotta Fireworks, who provided the city with a […]

 
 

Two dead in Spring Prairie crash

Two dead in Spring Prairie crash

Sheriff’s Department releases names of victims The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the two people killed in the Jan. 23 car crash on Highway 120 just south of Highway 11 in the Town of Spring Prairie. They are Elizabeth Wolfson, 51, of Shorewood, and Volodymyr Khlopetskyy, […]

 
 

ROBERT. H. BIERBOWER

Robert H. Bierbower, 82, of East Troy, died Jan. 9, 2016, in Venice, Fla. He was born Jan 15, 1933, in Milwaukee, to the late Leslie and Angeline Bierbower. He was owner of the Rocking B Ranch, Muskego, through the late 1970s and a founding member of the Moose Lodge […]

 
 

City to contract with UW-Whitewater

University to handle mapping services By Kellen Olshefski Editor The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted unanimously Jan. 18 in favor of working with the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater this year in mapping the city’s storm water facilities. City Administrator Sam Tapson said at the Jan. 11 City of […]

 
 

East Troy students test above state average

DPI releases ACT, Badger test scores By Tracy Ouellette Editor For the first time, every high school junior in the state was required to take the ACT test in the 2014-15 school year. According to a press release from the state Department of Public Instruction, last spring, 65,065 public high […]