Archive for: April, 2020

Local companies bottle hand sanitizers

Local companies bottle hand sanitizers

They shift on the fly to help deal with pandemic By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States, an area business owner realized his company could help out with a desperately needed commodity that was in perilously short supply – hand sanitizer. Andy Gehl, owner […]

 
 

East Troy’s Vukovich named All-SLN co-player of the year

East Troy’s Vukovich named All-SLN co-player of the year

By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent Not too many players earn a scholarship to play Division 1 collegiately in one sport and also make all state in another sport. East Troy senior AJ Vukovich is not your average player. The 6-foot-4 athletic inside-outside presence has been the motor for the past few […]

 
 

DDSD looking ahead on impact of COVID-19

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent Last week, the Delavan-Darien School Board discussed the long-term impact of COVID-19. The discussion was in response to a letter received by the district from the School Administrators Alliance, an advisory commission for school funding from the state. The April 6 letter warned school districts […]

 
 

WWSD officials project surplus next school year

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Although a range of unknowns loom on the horizon, Whitewater Unified School District officials expressed optimism in the district’s finances in the 2020-21 school year. Business Manager Matthew Sylvester-Knudtson presented the School Board with a draft version of the fiscal operating plan for the year ahead […]

 
 

Sign of the times

Sign of the times

The Frontier Flowers shop in Fontana has an encouraging message on display that says, “We will bloom again.” Similar messages of hope and encouragement can be found in communities throughout the area in response to the coronavirus pandemic and related Safer-at-Home orders. (Penny Gruetzmacher photo)  

 
 

Effort aims to get milk to the hungry

Partnership seen as a way to bridge gap in distribution By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Weeks after some dairy farmers were asked to dump milk, citing a change in demand because of COVID-19, a joint effort among three agencies looks to rescue some of the milk produced by the state’s […]

 
 

Rotary spreads joy while delivering meals

Rotary spreads joy while delivering meals

The Rotary Club of Delavan Darien delivers Meals on Wheels whenever there is a fifth week in a month. That means the club’s volunteer delivery schedule last month occurred during the Safer-at-Home orders. They came up with a way to make the delivery fun while abiding by social distancing guidelines […]

 
 

JEAN E. BOWEY

JEAN E. BOWEY

Jean E. Bowey (a.k.a. Grandma Jean), 94, of Mukwonago, entered into eternal peace on April 26, 2020. She was born on June 19, 1925, and was the fourth generation in her family to be raised in Eagle. Jean was the daughter of Richard and Mary (Belling) Williams. She graduated from […]

 
 

Alzheimer’s Association offers free services

While the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of millions in this country and around the world, the novel coronavirus presents unique challenges for more than 5 million Americans, including 120,000 in Wisconsin, living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association, Wisconsin Chapter is offering free virtual (phone and webinar) […]

 
 

PEARL GROSSKREUTZ

PEARL GROSSKREUTZ

      Pearl M. Grosskreutz, 95, of Whitewater and previously of Palmyra, passed away on April 24, 2020, at Fairhaven Retirement Community of Whitewater. She was born on Aug. 11, 1924, in Palmyra, the daughter of Lawrence “Tink” and Mary (Holm) Carpenter. She married Edmund Grosskreutz on Oct. 9, 1945, in […]