Month: December 2018



      Gertrude “Gert” E. Martin, 102, of Elkhorn, died Dec. 26, 2018, at Lakeland Health Care Center. She was born Sept. 15, 1916, on the family farm in Seymore Corners, which is located between Platteville and Darlington, to the late John and Anna (Howe) O’Connor. Gert would drive a sleigh […]



Lorraine C. Wuttke, 89, of Elkhorn, died Dec. 25, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 21, 1929, to the late Glen and Elsie (Schinke) Walbrandt. Lorraine was united in marriage to Donald A. Wuttke June 10, 1950, Don died Nov. 17, 2018. Lorraine loved […]



Harold “Skip” Schuren passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 22, 2018. He was born on March 24, 1932, in Genoa City, to the late Harold and Violet (Spencer) Schuren. Skip was a Navy Veteran, serving as a flight mechanic during the Korean War. After serving, he graduated with a master’s degree […]


City to combine administrative roles

By Kellen Olshefski Correspondent The City of Elkhorn Common Council voted 5-1 last week in favor of an administrative transition that will combine the city administrator and finance director roles upon the retirement of current City Administrator Sam Tapson. The Human Resources Committee had previously recommended the transition to the […]

East Troy area

Big stars highlight third annual squad

Waterford, East Troy, Mukwonago, among others enjoyed historic seasons By Mike Ramczyk SLN Staff Your Christmas stocking stuffer is officially here. The third annual Southern Lakes Newspapers All-Area Football team is just in time for the Christmas season and is the perfect gift for any occasion. We picked athletes from […]



      Jamie Michael Zwiebel, 63, died peacefully on Dec. 27, 2018, with family by his side. He was born at Lakeland Hospital in Elkhorn on Aug. 28, 1955, to Milton and Ethlyn Zwiebel. Jamie was married to Laurie (Smiley) Zwiebel in 1986. He is survived by his three children, Corey […]

East Troy area

What’s for Dessart?

Dual-threat quarterback does it all during East Troy’s historic season By Chris Bennett Correspondent Consider the last time in life you missed a goal, and then pause and feel happy for Jake Dessart. Dessart entered his senior season as the quarterback for the East Troy High School Trojan football team […]



Joan Marie Kaye, 82, of Delavan died Dec. 27, 2018, at Golden Years Retirement Home in Walworth. Graveside services are 11 a.m. Monday at Mary Hill Cemetery in Niles, Ill. Betzer Funeral Home is serving her family.

East Troy

Sewer rates to hold steady for 2019

Possible increase in 2020 By Tracy Ouellette SLN Staff The East Troy Village Board decided to leave the sewer rates as they stand for 2019 after Ehlers presented the sewer utility rate study at the Dec. 17 board meeting. The village commissioned the study in fall and included an analysis […]