Archive for: June, 2016

New DPW director takes the reigns

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The Village of East Troy’s Department of Public Works Director Mike Miller finished out his last day of work Tuesday and will now be serving the village as a consultant as Deputy Director Jason Equitz moves into the interim director position. The change happened quickly, […]

 
 

Blaze breaks out at storage units

Fire in Fontana accompanied by several explosions; cause not yet determined By Kellen Olshefski SLN Staff A storage unit in Fontana went up in flames Tuesday night with several explosions occurring while fire crews attempted to dowse the blaze. According to a press release from Fontana Fire Department Fire Chief […]

 
 

Whippets expect to carry success into next season

Whippets expect to carry success into next season

Coach says senior leadership, consistent improvements were key By Kevin Cunningham Sports Correspondent The Whitewater High School baseball team may have went 7-12 a season ago, and that resulted in a first-round playoff exit. This year, though, the team had high expectations according to head coach Jim Pease. “We reached […]

 
 

Legion baseball has uneven week

Coach says team is young, but improving The Loomis Martin Post 188 Junior Legion Baseball squad had a busy week, playing six games in six days. The boys traveled to Union Grove June 14 to face the 17U Broncos. In a well-played defensive game, East Troy was shut out 2-0. […]

 
 

Scoring machine May earns MVP, Most Improved

By Chris Bennett Correspondent Olivia May finished the season in rarified air among her state peers in girls high school soccer. May, a sophomore at Elkhorn Area High School, finished the season as the 10th-leading scorer in the state across the four divisions of girls high school soccer. May completed […]

 
 

Making friends

Making friends

Josh Manske (left) and Lillian Schmieden get a little one on one time with a pony at last Saturday’s Walworth County Farm Bureau’s Dairy Breakfast. The annual breakfast is held at the Walworth County Fairgrounds and includes a tour of a Walworth County farm. This year, the Nelson family of […]

 
 

Railroad Museum to have ribbon cutting

Railroad Museum to have ribbon cutting

The public is invited to the East Troy Railroad Museum’s ribbon cutting for its new maintenance facility in Mukwonago at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Saturday is also Rail Fan Day at the museum. The maintenance facility is across from the Elegant Farmer at the junction of highways ES and J […]

 
 

Paying it forward, in a much different way

Paying it forward, in a much different way

Nettesheim returns to Kade’s Klassic, this time on other end of track By Mike Ramczyk SLN Staff Shelley Nettesheim is no stranger to Kade’s Klassic. Two years ago, the 49-year-old Elkhorn native was an active, supremely conditioned athlete, running triathlons and hitting the gym hard nearly seven days a week. […]

 
 

Breaking the ice

Breaking the ice

Paddlers in the 18 to 49 age group for the long race take off from the starting line at Fontana Paddling Company’s sixth annual Ice Breaker on June 11. While the annual event was originally held in the spring, not long after the ice melted, organizers opted for June this […]

 
 

Kade’s Klassic set for this Sunday

Kade’s Klassic set for this Sunday

Nettesheim returns to Kade’s Klassic, this time on other end of track By Mike Ramczyk SLN Staff Shelley Nettesheim is no stranger to Kade’s Klassic. Two years ago, the 49-year-old Elkhorn native was an active, supremely conditioned athlete, running triathlons and hitting the gym hard nearly seven days a week. […]