Archive for: July, 2016

DONA R. JOHNSON

Dona Ruth Johnson was born Jan. 29, 1952, in Baltimore. She passed away July 17, 2016, at her home in Fontana. Dona was a much-loved sister and aunt to her niece and nephews. Her amazing spirit, strength and sense of humor will prevail in her family and friends. Dona’s greatest […]

 
 

MARGARET G. VENEMA

Margaret G. Venema, born Feb. 18, 1929, passed away July 22, 2016, with her loving family at her side. She is survived by her husband, Stuart Rozema; four children, Gary (Kae) Venema, Bonnie (Tom) Mcqueen, Patsy (John) Coleman and Keith (Cathy) Venema; 14 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. She was […]

 
 

JEAN M. KASTEN

JEAN M. KASTEN

      Jean Meier Kasten, 88, of Delavan, passed away peacefully July 22, 2016, at Lakeland Health Care Center in Elkhorn. Born Aug. 27, 1927, to William Hermsmeier and Arlen (Matter) Hermsmeier in Freeport, Ill., Jean graduated from Freeport High School and continued her education at the University of […]

 
 

JAMISON C. FINCH

Jamison C. Finch, 26, of Delavan, died July 21, 2016, in Delavan. Services will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Luther Memorial Church in Delavan with a visitation from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. Monroe Funeral Home in Delavan is assisting the family.  

 
 

LESTER L. HORLACHER

LESTER L. HORLACHER

Lester L. Horlacher, 90, of East Troy, died July 23, 2016, at Linden Grove Care Center, Mukwonago. He was born Feb. 17, 1926 in Rosalia, Wash., to the late Walter and Ida Horlacher. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married Arlene Echo Kegley on Nov. […]

 
 

Village says no more reserving spaces days in advance on the square

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Village Board spent a great deal of time at the July 18 board meeting discussing how handle the problem of people “reserving” seating on the square for events like the Fourth of July parade. Police Chief Alan Boyes told the board his […]

 
 

Step back in time July 28

Step back in time July 28

Historical Society to have grand opening of museum The grand opening of the historical museum and genealogical reference library of the Historical Society of Walworth and Big Foot Prairie will be at 6:30 p.m. July 28 at 101 Maple Ave., Walworth. The event will begin with a ribbon-cutting, which will […]

 
 

Summer sighting

Summer sighting

      A hummingbird feeds on a Penstemon plant in the Kettle Moraine Forest near Whitewater recently. Hummingbirds can live for as long as 12 years and generally weigh less than 4 grams, the equivalent to one teaspoon of sugar. One of the main purposes of a hummingbird’s beak […]

 
 

Village Board takes up zoning issue

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Village Board approved July 18 the rezoning of the property at 2019 Beulah Ave. from light industrial to multi-family residential Monday night, but not without some discussion. Two residents who live near the property spoke in citizen participation saying they were concerned […]

 
 

Paying more to leave the district

By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The board also voted July 12 to increase the costs of liquidated damages when teachers leave the district over the summer months. Starting with the 2017-18 teacher contracts, teachers leaving their positions after June 15 will be paying more in damages to the district. If […]