Month: June 2019


A church with plenty of heritage

Heart Prairie Lutheran celebrates 175th anniversary Heart Prairie Lutheran Church on Whitewater Lake is commemorating its 175th anniversary this year, and a celebration will be held Sunday, June 30. Eventgoers are invited to wear a Norwegian bunad. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a display of Scandinavian crafts and […]

Lake Geneva area

Now you see it, now you don’t

Area illusionist appearing (and disappearing) in new location this summer Magician and Illusionist Tristan Crist moved to Lake Geneva in late 2015 and opened the Tristan Crist Magic Theatre in a small downtown commercial storefront. The concept was to create an intimate venue designed to present large illusions up-close and […]


Gravel pit eyed for Spring Prairie site

Proposal goes before Plan Commission on Thursday By Jason Arndt Editor A rising demand from area construction projects, including the Foxconn development in Mount Pleasant, have left Southeastern Wisconsin with an increased need for gravel pits. The depleted resource, according to Robert Kordus, president of Union Grove-based Asphalt Contractors, Inc., […]

Lake Geneva area

Sounds of summer

      The Amazing Farmboys perform at Flat Iron Park in downtown Lake Geneva last week as part of the 2019 Concerts in the Park series. Band members are: Chris Buttleman, bass and volcals; Dan Blitz, acoustic guitar and vocals, Fred Krubel, electric guitar and banjo; Shawn Drake, fiddle; and Dean […]


Dishing up romantic comedies

UW-W’s Summeround series kicks off June 25 The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Department of Theater and Dance has unveiled its annual Summeround series. And the lineup at Hicklin Studio Theatre features the romantic comedies “Mary, Mary” and “Blithe Spirit.” Jean Kerr’s “Mary, Mary” offers a playful journey through marriage, divorce, sex […]


Special send off

     Special Olympians heading to Lacrosse for the state competition began June 6 with a Torch Run at the Walworth County Government Center in Elkhorn to Kwik Trip followed by another run in Whitewater. Later, prior to heading to Lacrosse for the State Games, the buses the athletes rode on […]