Month: September 2015



Leone M. Ortelle, 98, of Fort Atkinson, passed away Sept. 28, 2015, at the Black Hawk Senior Residence surrounded by her loving family. Leone was born Dec. 16, 1915, the youngest child of George and Margaret (Boyer) Hoffman in Rome. She was employed at The Sterlingworth Supper Club in LaGrange, […]

Walworth-Fontana area

Walking the world

Mother raises money for clinical trial to extended quantity and quality of life By Kellen Olshefski Editor A year after her daughter’s death, Lisa Spedale, a resident of Elmhurst, Ill., and seasonal resident of Indian Hills in Fontana, is continuing the fight against Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma and keeping her […]


Palmyra approves $30K for EMS staff

Continued shortage, strain on Eagle leads to staffing proposal By Heather Ruenz Editor In an effort to provide a solution to the continued shortage of emergency medical service personnel, the Palmyra Village Board approved a $30,000 proposal and increases to the on-call pay rates at its Sept. 8 meeting. Several […]



Linda Kay Gouker, 67, of New Lisbon, died Sept. 28, 2015, from complications related to lung cancer. Linda was born Oct. 6, 1947, in Wisconsin Rapids, to Emil and Lorraine Joseph. Linda will be remembered for her strong faith, love of music, playing of the piano and organ, watching tennis […]



Jeffrey D. Thayer, 65, of Salem, Ill., died Sept. 27, 2015, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. He was born Feb. 14, 1950, in Geneva, to Elmer Eugene Thayer Jr. and Mary Louise (Nicoson) Thayer. He married Gloria (Greinert) Thayer on Aug. 19, 1972, in Lebanon. He […]


City amends scope of three TIF Districts

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Hoping to strengthen some of its tax-incremental financing districts, Whitewater officials are moving forward with a plan to revamp three targeted areas of the community. At the urging of the appointed Community Development Authority, the Whitewater Common Council on Sept. 15 voted to amend the scope […]


Village waits on revaluation

By Michael S. Hoey Correspondent The Darien Village Board agreed Monday to wait until 2017 to enter into an agreement with Accurate Appraisal for a revaluation of village property. As the board considered authorizing a revaluation in 2016, board President Kurt Zipp said the village has a lot of moving […]