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141st year, No. 22 Thursday, May 30, 2013

Keeping you current since 1872



Veterans earn chance to see memorials

By Chris Schultz Its taken 60 years, nearly a lifetime, but the nation is throwing its arms around the men and women who served and sacriced during World War II and the Korean War. Last week, nearly 200 veterans and about 100 volunteer caregivers boarded 10 buses and two support vehicles in Beloit for a four-day journey to Washington, D.C., to see the memorials and monuments erected to their dedicated and faithful service, and for those who never made it back home. Called VetsRoll and organized by Mark and John Finnegan, owners of Finnegans RV Center, Beloit, the program is providing veterans with a much-deserved free ride to Washington, D.C. The program is a ground-based version of the Freedom Flight, which ies veterans to Washington, D.C. for free, and operates as Badger Honor Flight out of Wisconsin. Actually, the rides arent free. These veterans paid their fare long ago. VetsRoll picked up veterans in Lake Geneva at the Walmart parking lot on Saturday, May 18. Among the Lake Geneva-area contingent were Ed Jaros of Lake Geneva, and four friends with Geneva Lake area connections, Ed Grendahl, Marines; Larry Bettenhausen and George Johnson, Army; and Jack Manzella, Navy. The ve are all Korean War veterans, although Jaros did catch the end of World War II. They said they learned of VetsRoll and signed up for it at the 2012 Walworth County Fair. For four days, they were all passengers aboard Bus 2. We traveled caravan style, said Jaros, who served in both the Navy and the Army. Each state provided state troopers as escorts. It was a wonderful trip.

Paying tribute to veterans

Off-duty lieutenant dies in crash

TOWN OF LYONS An off-duty Twin Lakes police lieutenant died Saturday following a car crash on State Highway 120 about one mile south of Highway 36. Lt. Jeff C. Kreft, 36, of Spring Prairie, was on his way home following his shift at the Twin Lakes Police Department when the crash occurred at about 6:32 a.m. Kreft started with the Twin Lakes Police Department in September 2007 and was promoted earlier in the month to lieutenant. Before working in Twin Lakes, Kreft was employed as a police ofcer in the villages of East Troy, Genoa City and Delavan. He also served on the Geneva Lake Boat Patrol. The initial investigation indicates that a 16-year-old was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 truck and was traveling south on Highway 120 when the teen crossed the center line and struck Krefts 1998 Saturn, according to the press release. Kreft sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at 7:12 a.m. The 16-year-old suffered from a broken foot, and was later released from an area hospital. Both drivers were the sole occupants in their vehicles, and both drivers were wearing their seat belts. The Walworth County Crash Investigation Unit was summoned to the scene, and the road was shut down for about four hours during this time, according to the press release. The Sheriffs Ofce was assisted by Wisconsin State Patrol and the Lake Geneva Police Department. This crash investigation is open and will be reviewed by the Walworth County District Attorneys Ofce when completed. No citations or charges have been issued at this time, according to the press release.


DARK SKIES AND cool temperatures didnt stop residents from paying tribute to veterans that died while serving their country. For more pictures from Memorial Day events from around the community see pages 6 and 7A.

Funeral arrangements Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 30, from 3 to 7 p.m., with a memorial service at 7 p.m. This will be held at Brooklife Church, 857 South Rochester St., Mukwonago.

Could a deadly tornado hit Walworth County?

By John Halverson Could it happen here? For the second time in a month, people have been asking that question. The rst time was in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. Now people wonder whether a tornado like the one that hit Moore, Okla.m on May 20, could hit here. While there have been no acts of terrorism in our area, there have been tornadoes. Since 1955, 25 tornadoes have hit Walworth County, according to The worst by ratings was an F3 which hit between Powers Lake and Pell Lake on Jan. 7, 2008. While it did get within four miles of Lake Geneva, most of the damage was done in the town of Wheatland in Kenosha County. There was at least $13 million worth of damage, and the storms path was more than 10 miles long. Thirty homes were damaged near Highways 50 and O. It had winds estimated at 140 to 150 mph. Its path covered 10.8 miles and was 200 yards wide. According to the Regional News, the twister was headed straight toward Lake Geneva. We could see it coming right at us, said Richard Meinel, Lake Genevas police chief, who was using radar to track the twister. It was within four miles of the city, when it veered east. We narrowly escaped this one, Meinel said. All indications were it was headed straight for us. We were really lucky. On Monday, Nov. 22, 2010, a tornado touched down on Lakeville Road in rural Walworth. At the Walworth schools, students, teachers, parents and even bus drivers waited patiently in secure locations within the building hoping the storm would pass.

IN MARCH 1966 a tornado came through the area, destroying portions of Lyons and Lake Como.

David R. Asplund, 55, Lake Geneva Joseph C. Meyer, 77, Pell Lake More death notices page 3D

Its that time of year again graduation. Badger High School in Lake Geneva will have its graduation ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 2, on the football eld. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the gym. Big Foot High School in Walworth will have its graduation at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the gym. Williams Bay High School will have its graduation at 7 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the high school.

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Church concealed McGuires crimes

Former priest was convicted in Walworth County in 2006
CHICAGO (AP) Internal church records released May 21 show that Chicago Jesuits consciously concealed the crimes of convicted sex offender Donald McGuire for more than 40 years as the prominent Roman Catholic priest continued to sexually abuse dozens of children around the globe. One letter written in 1970 by the Rev. John H. Reinke, then president of Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Ill., described McGuires presence at the school as positively destructive and corrosive. Instead of insisting he be removed from minisMcGuire try or sent to treatment, he suggested a transfer to Loyola University. This whole situation has been so muddy and troublesome I just wanted to get it out of my mind from time to time, wrote Reinke, who died in 2003. Anyway, here it is, for the les and the record. There is little hope of affecting any change. He cannot be corrected. McGuire was convicted in 2006 in Walworth County Circuit Court of multiple counts of child sexual assault. The assaults occurred in Fontana in the 1960s. He was sentenced to seven years in prison, but that sentence was stayed as McGuire appealed the case. McGuire even-

There is little hope of affecting any change. He cannot be corrected, Rev. John Reinke, former president of Loyola University.
tually landed in prison on a federal child sexual assault case. The documents contributed to a $19.6 million settlement between the Jesuits and six men from four different states announced Tuesday. With an average payout of $3 million per person, the amount per individual is the largest in the history of the U.S. Catholic sex abuse crisis, the victims lawyers said. The settlement and the documents add one more chapter to the still unfolding story of sex abuse in the church. While the settlement of the lawsuit against the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus doesnt name any priests accused of abusing minors who have not been previously disclosed to the public, it does name a number of Jesuit superiors who for four decades kept McGuires crimes a secret and, the victims attorneys said, enabled him to abuse more young men. To date, lawyers have identied 28 men who were allegedly abused by McGuire from the 1960s until 2004. Eight have led lawsuits. Jesuits made choices time and time again that demonstrated willful indifference, said Jeff Anderson, the plaintiffs attorney. Not one Jesuit ofcial has yet to

be prosecuted for their complicity in these crimes. The Rev. Timothy Kesicki, who as Chicago provincial leads the areas Jesuits, said in a statement that the order is painfully aware that it made mistakes and failed to protect children. Many steps have been implemented since 2007 to go above and beyond the policies to protect children passed by the U.S. Catholic bishops, said Jeremy Langford, a spokesman for the Chicago Jesuit province. More important, we failed to listen to those who came forward and to meet their courage in dealing with Donald McGuire as we should have, said Kesicki, who has been promoted to lead the Jesuits national ofce next year. Lawyers for the victims commended Kesicki for understanding the failure of the orders leadership in protecting children. As former spiritual director for Mother Teresa and her Missionaries of Charity, McGuire offered Roman Catholic retreats around the globe. The rst allegation of sexual abuse against McGuire or any Jesuit priest in Chicago came in the form of a lawsuit led in 2003 by a former student at Loyola Academy. The lawsuit alleged that McGuire molested and beat the student more than 100 times in 1968 and 1969. At the time it was led, the lawsuit also named and accused the Jesuits of failing to inform law enforcement of the boys complaints. The Rev. Richard McGurn, assistant to

the provincial for the Chicago Jesuits at the time, said the order did not know of allegations of abuse until it received a letter from Anderson 10 days before his client led the lawsuit. Only then did the order suspend McGuires priestly functions, prohibiting him from doing public ministry or administering sacraments pending an investigation. But as McGuire and the allegations against him made their way through various court systems, evidence began to mount that the Jesuits knew all along. After a second victim from Loyola Academy came forward, Cook County authorities directed the two men to Wisconsin, where they said McGuire molested them during trips to the resort area near Lake Geneva between 1966 and 1968. Unlike Illinois statute of limitations, Wisconsins didnt preclude criminal prosecution. McGuire was convicted in 2006 and sentenced to seven years behind bars and 20 years of probation. Though the prison sentence was postponed pending his appeal, McGuire was jailed three times for violating his probation. Before Wisconsin authorities could have his probation revoked, federal authorities charged McGuire in 2007 with traveling internationally to engage in sexual misconduct with a minor. That same year, more accusers six in total began to report that McGuire had abused them on spiritual retreats. In 2011, documents that Wisconsin prosecutors were told never existed began to surface that showed consecutive Jesuit provincials in Chicago had known the truth about McGuire for a while.

Inmate les claim
A former Walworth County inmate has led a claim against the county after his belongings were mailed to another inmate. Ronald Oehm, of Whitewater, is seeking $596 after his wedding ring, watch, sneakers and other belongs were mailed to the home of another inmate. Oehm, and his wife, are seeking money to replace the missing goods and to change the locks on their homes. Because of the nature of the items sent with another criminal, the worry of identity theft, as well as burglary is a real concern, the claim states. Oehm was convicted of possession of child pornography.

Recognizing culinary team

The Walworth County Board, during its May meeting, recognized the Badger Culinary Team for winning the championship at the 12th annual National ProStart Invitational Management Competition. Under the guidance of Badger High Schools Community Education Director Marie Collins and Culinary Instructor Ross Tronsen as well as David Ross and Brandon Ross of Lake Lawn Resort, the Badger culinary team of Victoria Bouras, Tyler Lininger and Mason Fellmeth demonstrated their knowledge of the hospitality industry by developing and presenting a business proposal for the next hot restaurant concept, Pasta Piatto, an Italian quick casual restaurant, the resolution states.

Rep. Augusts plan against drones

MADISON (AP) A bill that would prohibit law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin from using drones unless they have a search warrant or legitimate reason is up for a Capitol hearing next Wednesday. The bipartisan proposal from Rep. Tyler August would require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before using unmanned aircraft equipped with video or audio recording devices as part August of criminal investigations. Exceptions would apply in certain situations, such as during manhunts or rescue operations. The proposal also would ban drones from being used to intrude on peoples privacy. They could be used in public areas where the expectation of privacy is low. Current law does not provide such guidelines. A number of states and municipalities have passed or are considering similar limits on drones.

Historical Society adding ofce hours

The Historical Society of Walworth and Big Foot Prairie will have regular ofce hours for the rst time beginning in June. The ofce will be open from 10 a.m. to noon every Wednesday at Walworth Town Hall, W6741 Brick Church Road in Walworth Township. Society president Nancy Lehman, a township resident, will staff the ofce. Lehman said the ofce hours will be in effect through August. She pointed out the ofce has a small museum with artifacts from the Walworth area and a collection of books about the history of Walworth, Linn and Sharon townships as well as Fontana. People are welcome to come and do research about their families or anything else about the area, Lehman said. For example, we have atlases and cemetery books for Walworth and Big Foot. She also belongs to the Walworth County Historical Society and the Walworth County Genealogical Society, so she can assist with research about the county. The ofce complements the Walworth historical society museum in the lower-level community room of Golden Years Retirement Village, 270 Ridge Road, Walworth. The museum has an exhibit of photos and displays of items from bygone days in the Walworth area. For more information, call Lehman at 262-275-2426.

Site may be added to historic registry

An April 22 letter from the Wisconsin Historical Society states that Dariens downtown may be added to the states register of historic places. The area considered is the Darien Downtown Historic District, bounded by Wisconsin Street from West Beloit Street to Fremont Street.

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It was right time for Open Arms

By Jade Bolack and Chris Schultz The Open Arms Free Clinic, Elkhorn, was a matter of timing. It was the right time two years ago, when the Rev. Dan Sanders, then pastor of St. Benedict Catholic Church, Fontana, mentioned the need for a free clinic in Walworth County. Sanders, called Father Dan by his friends, was receiving the citizen of the year award from the Geneva Lake West Chamber of Commerce. Although he was leaving St. Benedicts for a new assignment in MequonThiensville, Sanders said in his acceptance speech that one of his regrets was that he was unable to get a free clinic started in Walworth County. Father Dans words became a catalyst. Judy Johnson, now a member of the board of directors at Open Arms, was at that awards banquet. She said that when Father Dan nished his speech and sat down at his banquet table, others around the table began asking, When do we Sanders start? The unspoken answer seemed to be: Right now. The new clinic opened its doors at 797 E. Geneva St., Elkhorn, just 18 months after Father Dan rst raised the issue, operated by a staff of volunteers including 10 physicians Johnson who earn nothing but the satisfaction of helping those in need. The clinic is open two days a week, from 2 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. New patients are enrolled on Wednesday, and patients are seen by the medical staff on Thursday, said Sara Nichols, the clinic NICHOLS manager. The clinic provides primary and preventative health care. It is not an emergency room, Johnson said. It only accepts clients who have no insurance at all and who have incomes 200 percent or less of the poverty level qualify as free clinic patients. For FASANO a single person, thats $22,000 a year. From its opening the rst week of December to the last week in May, the clinic has had 300 patients and dispensed 800 bottles of medications. According to Johnson, about 20 percent of the clinics patients are from Lake Geneva. Who knew we could build a practice that fast? On volunteers? said Nichols. Were always looking for more physicians to volunteer. Well build a team of nurses and assistants around them. Popular idea It turned out that a number of people at the 2011 awards banquet had also thought about the need of a free health clinic in Walworth County, but no one knew how to do it, Johnson said. A steering committee was formed almost immediately and soon a 14-member board of directors was selected, Johnson said. An application for a 501(c)3 status was led. Churches and service clubs from around the county became involved in creating the clinic. Its been needed so much for so long here, Johnson said. Although Father Dans words started the effort in earnest, and church groups contributed their time, Johnson said the clinic is a community-based effort, not faith-based. About the same time that the clinic was organizing, Walworth County was completing its ve-year health care study. The statistics bore out the feeling that something had to be done. n According the Walworth County health rankings, 12 percent of the countys 100,000 residents were without health insurance of any kind. n The U.S. Census Bureau reported that 11.8 percent of Walworth Countys population lived at or below the federal poverty threshold from 2007 through 2011. n The state Department of Instruction reported that in 2012, 67 percent of the students in the Delavan-Darien School District qualied for free or reduced-price lunches, one of the highest percentages in the state. Members of the newly-formed board of directors made fact-nding trips to other clinics. In a location search, the volunteers found a former medical clinic in the Elkhorn strip mall near VIP services and Plaza Pharmacy. Plaza Pharmacy now helps Open Arms with hard-to-get prescription drugs, providing them at, or just slightly above cost, said Nichols. The serendipity continued when Dean Clinic, Janesville, contacted the Open Arms people and told them it would be closing one of its Janesville clinics. Dean offered Open Arms all of the furniture and equipment for free, Johnson said. All the Open Arms folks had to do was rent a truck and pick it up. A new hubcap Nichols arrival as clinic manager was also a matter of timing. Originally from Green Bay, she had since married and moved to Connecticut where she worked in community health care. A job change for her husband brought the Nichols family back to Wisconsin in Walworth County. Nichols said she considered working in a free community clinic since her days as an undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin. She said she considered opening a free dental clinic, but everyone she called pointed her to the proposed free health clinic. Two months before the clinic opened, Nichols met with Father Dan. He goes, what we need right now is we need an administrator, Nichols said. A ground-level hubcap for all the wheels. Nichols agreed to become that hubcap. The clinic now had a manager. Nichols said the clinics clients range from a former CEO who lost his job in 2008 and has spent all of his savings while looking for a new job, to families kicked off Badger Care, to people employed 30 hours a week who have no health insurance.

Music on Broad


MUSIC ON BROAD STREET began this weekend in downtown Lake Geneva. The event is being promoted through a combination of local boutiques including: The Bootery, Bonne Nuit, The Olive Oil Shops, Oh My Gauze and Tres Belle. The local businesses are promoting business along Broad Street during the summer months. Musical talent will be booked every Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. on the patio next to The Olive Oil Shops, weather permitting. The program kicked off with Banascus on Saturday May 25. The band is comprised of ve members: David Reeves, Phillip Reeves, Colin Hovben, Alec Williams and Jacob Williams.

Alzheimers Association, other groups hosting conference
The Alzheimers Association, A Day in Time Inc. and Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center will host a free conference on Wednesday, June 5, from 4 to 7:45 p.m., at Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center, N2950 Highway 67, Geneva Township. The conference will provide an overview of early stage Alzheimers disease by Diane Baughn of the Alzheimers Association; a session on healthy nutrition and how it relates to brain health provided by nutritionists Dr. Grifn and Dr. Bria of Fontana Family Chiropractic; and Cindy Lester from A Day in Time will share an interactive session on strategies and games that can enhance brain tness. The conference will be highlighted by a local resident who will share her experience of having dementia and how she faces the challenges and blessings of each day. There is no cost to attend the conference. The program is ideal for individuals who may be witnessing memory changes in themselves or a loved one and want to learn the facts about early detection, what to expect, planning for the future and how to take better care of brains to help individuals function at their best. Registration is required. Call (888) 39-MERCY to register and receive more information.


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May 30, 2013


Two drivers in fatal crash test positive for THC

Police: No evidence anyone was under inuence at time of accident
LINN Evidence of marijuana use was found in two of the three drivers involved in one of the towns worst trafc accidents in recent memory. Charlie Bixler, 22, died in the Dec. 10, 2012, double-crash, which occurred at 7:52 p.m., after his vehicle was struck by two separate motorists on Linton Road, east of Highway B. In a May 16 phone interview, Linn police ofcer James Bushey said recently completed toxicology reports show that Bixler and Jessica M. Matusek, 20, Antioch, Ill., had THC in their blood. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the Bixler principal chemical compound in marijuana. However, Bushey said there was no evidence that Bixler or Matusek were under the inuence of marijuana at the time of the accident. Alcohol was not a suspected cause of the crash, Bushey said. None of the drivers are believed to have had alcohol in their bloodstreams prior to the crash. Bushey said neither alcohol nor THC was detected in the third driver involved, Nancy Chapliciki-Sullivan, 43, Fontana. On Dec. 18, 2012, Matusek was cited for possession of a controlled substance after they found a green, leafy substance that eld tested positive for THC in her gray Mercury Sable. She had her 1-year-old son in the car at the time of the accident. According to Bushey, police also discovered a substance believed to be marijuana inside a prescription pill bottle and a multicolored glass pipe inside the red Ford Taurus driven by Bixler. In a February interview, Charlene Bixler Krueger Charlies mother said she wasnt surprised to learn what police found in her sons vehicle. Nor would have anyone else who knew him, Bixler Krueger said. She said she didnt condone Bixlers marijuana use, but she would have been surprised if he had been under the inuence at the time of the crash. He was on his way to work, and he took his job very seriously, Bixler Krueger said. Bixler left behind a daughter, who was born Nov. 2, 2012. The accident Earlier this year, Bushey discussed the state patrols report of the accident. Bixler was driving a Ford Taurus west on Linton Road when he crossed the center line and struck Matuseks eastbound Sable. A short moment later, the Taurus was struck by the westbound 2007 Saturn Ion being driven by ChaplicikiSullivan. Bushey said it appeared all the drivers involved were following the 55 mph speed limit. But at 55, youre coming to a dead stop in literally milliseconds, and its a hard hit, he said. After the rst collision, the Sable traveled into a ditch south of Linton Road. It came to rest on its side. Matusek climbed out of the vehicle with her 1-year-old. Fortunately, they were lucky, Bushey said. She got her child out of the car, crawled out the window and got back up to the road, where she just kind of laid down. Matusek and her 1-year-old were taken to Froedtert Memorial Hospital, Wauwatosa. She was own via Flight For Life. Her son was transported by ambulance. Matusek suffered minor injuries. Bushey said the boy was ne. Chapliciki-Sullivan was taken to Mercy Walworth Medical Center and was checked for injuries. She was OK, Bushey said. He also said she likely didnt see Bixlers Taurus in time to avoid a collision. Bushey said that area of Linton Road is very dark at night.

Town of Geneva police: n Issued four citations to Bridgette E. Peyton, 21, Burlington, after a disorderly conduct call May 11 at 10:18 p.m. at the Sugar Shack, N3429 Highway H. Police cited Peyton for operating under the inuence, disorderly conduct, vehicle nonregistration and driving without proof of insurance. n Issued three citations to Alexandria A. Gilmore, 22, 427 Cook St., Lake Geneva, after a trafc stop May 1 at 11:19 p.m. on Highway 50 near Woodlane Road. Police cited Gilmore for operating while under the inuence, rst-offense operating with a prohibited alcohol content and speeding on a city highway. n Arrested Michael P. Special, 20, Elkhorn, after a theft complaint May 1 at 8:25 a.m. at a Pine Road residence. According to the report, charges were referred to the Walworth County District Attorneys Ofce against Special for theft of movable property and possession of a Schedule II drug. n Issued two citations to Kurt V. Kulpa, 48, N2463 Greenleaf Drive, town of Geneva, after a trafc stop May 6 at 12:37 a.m. on Red Chimney Road at Ski Lodge Road. Police cited Kulpa for operating while intoxicated and improper display of plates. n A 66-year-old woman was taken to receive medical treatment for possible leg injuries after a two-vehicle collision May 12 at 4:28 p.m. at the intersection of Red Chimney Road and Highway 50. According to police, one of the drivers involved in the accident, Maryann McCullough, 65, 1551 Evergreen Lane, Lake Geneva, was cited for failure to yield right of way. McCullough was driving a 1995 Jeep from Red Chimney Road onto Highway 50 in a construction zone. She reportedly failed to yield to Robert Smith Jr., 65, 415 S. Wells St., Lake Geneva, who was driving a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle west on Highway 50. The Beetle sustained minor front-end damage. No damage was reported to the Jeep. n A 16-year-old town of Geneva girl was cited for failure to yield after a two-vehicle collision May 10 at 5:11 p.m. on Highway 50. According to police, the girl was driving a 2001 Dodge Stratus. She was proceeding south, from the stop sign at Sunset Boulevard, and told police she didnt see the 1996 Toyota T100 being driven west on Highway 50 by Jesse C. Jutz, 55, Delavan. The T100 struck the drivers side rear of the Stratus. n A runaway golf cart struck a parked vehicle May 5 at 4:47 p.m. at the Geneva National Clubhouse, 1221 S. Geneva National Ave. According to police, Barry S. Krulewitch, 56, Wheeling, Ill., was unloading the cart when a golf bag fell onto the gas pedal. The unmanned cart traveled in the clubhouse parking lot. Krulewitch told police he chased after the cart, but couldnt catch up to it. The cart struck the parked 2002 Ford Ranger owned by Jeffrey A. Heckendorf, 60, Menomonee Falls. The Ranger sustained moderate passengers side damage. n Reported a two-vehicle accident May 6 at 5:54 p.m. on Palmer Road, near Highway 67. Theresa J. Samsa, 34, Darien, was driving a 2002 Nissan Xterra which was stopped at the stop sign. Behind her in trafc was Jake D. Murphy, 22, Delavan, operating a 1997 Plymouth Breeze. Police reported that Samsa and Murphy provided different accounts of what happened. Samsa told police she pulled forward to see oncoming trafc on Highway 67. Murphy told police that Samsa pulled forward enough that she was past the white stop line, then backed into his vehicle. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. n Reported a two-vehicle accident May 3 at 10:20 a.m. in the parking lot of Mercy Walworth Medical Center, N2950 Highway 67. A 2012 Toyota Tundra being driven by Joseph A. Draffkorn, 70, 808 Odsila Way, struck a parked 2002 Chevrolet Silverado owned by Lori J. Felker, 54, W3631 Woodland Drive, town of Geneva. The left rear quarter panel of the Silverado was damaged. n Responded to a brush re May 1 at 3:31 p.m. at a vacant lot south of a Grandview Drive property. The re was extinguished by the Lake Geneva Fire Department.

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A town of Geneva man was ordered to pay $1,539 in fines after the Town of Geneva Municipal Court found him guilty of three violations in April, according to the recently released report. William C. Otto, 36, N3440 Highway 67, was cited Jan. 5 for resisting/ obstructing an officer, $1,311; speeding, $114; and driving after suspension, $114.

Powerboat races return to Pell Lake

Multiple nes more than $500

n Susie N. Zeiser, 1881 Prestwick Drive, Lake Geneva, reckless driving/ endangering safety, $338; unnecessary acceleration, $681. n Beth S. Lausche, 57, N2840 Wildwood Drive, adult permitting underage drinking and possession of THC. Each carry a fine of $429. n Josiah P. Retzlaff, 20, Delavan, underage d r i n k i ng/p o s se s sion, $681; and driving without insurance, $114. n Kevin Scott Sanders, 53, Delavan, unnecessary acceleration, $681; and vehicle nonregistration, $88.80.


THE POWERBOAT RACES returned to Pell Lake last weekend to participate in Badger State Outboard Associations Powerboat Days.

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Village board OKs reworks stand
GENOA CITY I think the feeling is both pro and con, Village President Bill Antti said on the phone May 16. He was asked to describe the general reaction to Black Bull Fireworks request to sell consumer-grade reworks east of Highway 12, which was met May 9 with approval. The board granted the conditional use permit sought by Timothy and DeAnna Delimat, which was recommended for approval earlier that night by the villages planning commission. The Delimats will sell reworks from a canopy tent on the property owned by Pat Etzkorn. Fireworks and the selling of them have been controversial issues in Genoa City. Some people dont like the noise, nor do they appreciate the stands in the village. Antti said people have generally seemed to accept selling reworks between Highway 12 and the Wisconsin-Illinois border. I think the general feeling is were kind of divided in the village half and half whether we want reworks or not but weve also had (the sales east of State Highway 12) as kind of a tradition, so it stayed, he said. According to Antti, most who spoke about the Black Bull conditional use permit request May 9 were in favor of it. The conditional use permit allows Black Bull to sell reworks from a canopy tent from June 20 to July 6. Although state statutes allow it, Genoa City Village President Bill Antti said on the phone May 16 there was some confusion about it in his village. According to Antti, there was a part of the villages charter ordinance which was thought to prohibit the village president from voting on motions unless there was a tie. As it turned out, that part does not exist. Ofcials found no evidence of such an ordinance. Instead, the village board had adopted an ordinance which refers to this nonexistent provision in the charter. Antti said to x the inaccuracy, the board adopted a revised version of that ordinance May 9, which deleted the reference. There also was board support to keep the president a voting member of the board. Antti said he took a poll of the board members during the village reorganization meeting last month, and they decided the village president should vote so everybody knows how Im thinking. Antti said the ordinance issue was discovered under former village president John Wrzeszcz, who did not run for re-election. State statutes permit the village president to vote. Antti said the board revised the village ordinance to avoid any confusion.

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n Alex I. Behrens, 30, Whitewater, possession of THC, $429. n Christopher I. Campbell, 49, N3120 Quail Road, adult permitting underage drinking, $429. n A 17-year-old Sharon boy, underage drinking/ possession, $429.

New Bloomeld website

BLOOMFIELD Want to know how many people live in the town and village or when the next board of review meeting is scheduled? Visit, the recently launched town and village website. Although still under construction the site states its branding, logo and email addresses for ofcials are coming soon there are meeting agendas, public notices and a staff telephone directory already posted. There are links to general village and town facts, direct annexation forms, a list of people serving on town and village boards and committees and a calendar, which shows future meetings. Village and town meeting agendas and minutes dating back to 2011 may be accessed on the site, which also has resources available for those who are applying for permits and licenses in the town and village of Bloomeld.

Disorderly conduct
n Kenneth G. Howard, 18, Lake Villa, Ill., $303.

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n Joseph D. Gibson, 28, N1582 Hardwood Drive, town of Linn, issuing worthless checks, $260.11.

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Village of Genoa City police: n Arrested Paul L. Meier, 29, Waterford, after a hitand-run accident May 5 at 2:15 a.m. Police cited Meier for hit-and-run, failure to notify police of an accident, driving without insurance, suspended registration, driving without the required lights and failure to stop at a stop sign. A Genoa City police ofcer was dispatched to a hitand-run accident and saw someone driving away from the scene. The ofcer attempted to catch up to the vehicle. According to the report, the ofcer made contact with Meier after he turned off his vehicles lights and drove onto a street in the town of Bloomeld. never looked so good. n Arrested a 44-yearold man and a 43-year-old No Appointments Necessary woman after a domestic violence call May 19 at 8:37 Open 7 Days a Week p.m. at a Bluebill Lane dence. Both were cited for 164 E Geneva Square s,!+%'%.%6!s 248-7799 domestic abuse-battery. .2ICHMOND2Ds-C(%.29s 363-1600 n Cited two teenagers 7EST'RAND!VEs&/8,!+%s 587-5500 3%DWARDS"LVDs,!+%'%.%6!7!, -!24s 248-9940 for disorderly conduct after 3%ASTWOOD$Rs7//$34/#+s 334-9000 a ght May 9 at 6:44 p.m. %'ENEVA3Ts$%,!6!.s 728-6618 at Brookwood Elementary 32Ts&/8,!+%s 587-6700 School, 630 Kossuth St. n Reported an attempted break-in that occurred prior to May 18 at 7:40 a.m. at the concession stand at Prime Park, Carter Street.

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Scenes from Memorial Day 2013



DOMINIK BONYATA, 2, watches the Genoa City Memorial Day parade.

VETERANS MARCH on Broad Street in Lake Geneva during the Memorial Day parade.


RON BERNDT, member of American Legion Frank Kresen Post 24, lays a wreath into Geneva Lake during a Memorial Day ceremony.


HONOR GUARD and ofcers of the Williams Bay Veterans of Foreign Wars post stand guard over the new veterans memorial at Edgewater Park. The memorial was dedicated at a special Memorial Day ceremony. The three marble-faced steles bear the names of 306 Williams Bay residents who served in VETERANS MARCH THROUGH the village of Walworth during the Memorial Day parade. the U.S. Armed Forces from World War I to present.



PLAYING TRIBUTE to those who served, piper Matt Zimmerman of Elkhorn played Amazing Grace during the Williams Bay veterans memorial dedication ceremony on Memorial Day at Edgewater Park.

The photos were taken on Memorial Day by Regional News reporters Chris Schultz, covering the Williams Bay event; Jade Bolack, covering the Walworth and Fontana events; Phil Bonyata, covering Genoa Citys event; and Robert Ireland, covering Lake Genevas event.


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May 30, 2013


Waters ne, weather keeps beach closed

Chris Schultz No one swam at the Riviera Beach over Memorial Day weekend. Which is too bad, because the water quality was very good. Readings taken on the Friday before the holiday weekend showed bacterial counts at well below 100 bacterial colonies per 100 mililiters, according to the citys ofcial beach website. The city of Lake Geneva has adopted standards recommended by the state Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that sets a limit of 1,000 bacterial colonies per 100 milliliters, roughly one-fth of a quart, Peters said. An average reading over the three testing sites that exceeds 1,000 colonies per 100 mililiters would close the beach. If the readings average above 230 colonies per 100 mililiters, (a yearly average) a yellow caution sign, or swim at your own risk warning will be posted, said City Administrator Dennis Jordan. Jordan said the beach employees would post the signs. Unfortunately, weather quality was abysmal this weekend, with overcast skies and temperatures that never got out of the 50s. But water quality wasnt that great earlier in the week, either, according to Ted Peters, director of the Geneva Lake EnviCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A

ronmental Agency. Peters takes weekly samples at the Riviera Beach and other beaches around the lake to determine water quality. The bad readings last week gave the city a chance to try out its beach water quality standards and procedures that it adopted last year. Peters said that winds out of the southwest pushed dead sh, silt and weeds toward the Riviera Beach, which presented optimum conditions for bacteria growth. During the summer season, Peters tests three areas along the beach, the east end, the main beach and the west end. Peters said the samples, tested at the Genoa City water treatment plant laboratory showed bacterial colonies exceeded 1,000 per 100 mililiters at one testing site. The other two readings exceeded the 230 colony average, as well. Peters said he contacted Jordan about the results and then retested. He planned to retest again early Friday, he said. Jordan said the subsequent tests showed that the bacterial counts had dropped signicantly. The results posted on the citys website shows that the average reading on Thursday came to 27.03 colonies per 100 mililiters, well below the warning limits. Jordan said the city normally opens Riviera Beach Memorial Day weekend. When weather permits. But the real start of the beach season is this weekend, when all of the schools are out and, with any luck, the weather

gets warmer. Until Labor Day, the Riviera is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting. Lifeguards are on duty only during regular beach hours. This is the rst year for the three beach pass kiosks, located near the beach entrance. Those kiosks are green to distinguish them from the regular parking kiosks. The pay stations accept currency (no larger than $20 bills) and debit or credit cards. The pay stations do not give change. Beach employees will be on hand to help with the kiosks. Annual beach passes are available to Lake Geneva residents and nonresident property owners at no charge. Passes may be picked up at city hall, 626 Geneva St. Applicants must show a utility bill or drivers license as proof of residence. The beach pass must be shown to gain admission to the beach. Season passes may be bought at city hall in person or by mail. Beach rates are: children 6 and younger free. Children 7-12, $3 per day. Seasonal pass for 13 to adult, $70 a year. Seasonal pass for ages 7 to 12, $30 a year. To learn whether the beach is open or closed during the season, contact the beach house at (262) 749-4309. For more information, such as whether the beach is closed because of weather or


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VetsRoll/Veterans see memorials built in their honor in Washington D.C.

Jaros said he went on the Honor Flight, and it was a wonderful experience. But that was for one day. VetsRoll is a more leisurely, four-day journey. It was less of a rush than Badger Honor Flight, Jaros said. Manzella said he appreciated the slower pace of the VetsRoll tour. It was a great experience. You got to meet other veterans, he said. Jaros said he met a vet from Kenosha who served in the same division as he did in Korea at the same time. However, it took more than 50 years for the two Army comrades paths to cross, on a bus outbound from Lake Geneva. Each bus had eight attendants and two nurses to watch over veterans who had special medical needs, Grendahl said. Leaving Beloits Eclipse Center shortly after 5 a.m. Sunday, May 19, the veterans caravan headed out to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio. There, the group had dinner in the ofcers mess. And then there was a military-style mail call, said Grendahl. He said they all received packages of thank-you letters and cards from kids from Rock and Walworth county schools. They stayed in Dayton overnight. We did not get much sleep, said Grendahl, who did not

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sound like he was complaining. He said the nurses would come knocking on their doors about 3 a.m., making sure the vets were feeling well and taking their medications. Some of us have medical issues, added Bettenhausen. Shortly before 6 a.m. Monday, they were on their way to Hagerstown, Md., where the vets stopped for the night to gather their strength for the trip to the nations capital. The itinerary says the vets had breakfast starting 4 a.m. Tuesday. By 8 a.m., their buses had reached Arlington National Cemetery. The vets said they received a short tour of Arlington Cemetery. Jaros said his group got to visit the grave of actor and war hero Audie Murphy and the grave of President John F. Kennedy. Grendahl, Bettenhausen, Manzella and Johnson said their group didnt get to see Kennedys burial site. But they all saw the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The vets toured the World War II Memorial and saw the Korean War Memorial. Manzella said the weather was ideal in Washington D.C. In fact, at the World War II Memorial, it may have been a little too warm, he said. Grendahl said the attendants were always there, asking if the vets needed a rest. Those who did were pushed in wheel chairs until they regained their strength. With some pride, Grendahl added that although he and his four friends felt the heat and occasionally felt tired, they never needed the wheelchairs. Those, he said, were reserved for those who really needed it, many of whom were World War II vets now in their 90s. There were some surprises. Grendahl said that while in Washington, D.C., he met a friend from Chicago he had not seen in years. That friend now lives in the Washington, D.C. area, he said.


ALL KOREAN WAR VETERANS, these four Geneva Lake area residents will tour the war memorials and monuments in Washington, D.C., as part of the VetsRoll campaign May 19 to 22. George Johnson, U.S. Army; Ed Grendahl, U.S. Marine Corps; Larry Bettenhausen, U.S. Army airborne; and Jack Manzella, U.S. Navy, were approached at the Walworth County Fair last summer by the VetsRoll organization, which offers the trip free of charge to veterans. Johnson said his daughter, Karina, also met him in Washington. After a day of tours through the Washington, D.C. monuments and museums and dinner, the vets were back at their hotel in Hagerstown. They were expected back in South Beloit by 9:25 p.m. Wednesday. But things ran a bit late. The buses didnt arrive at their nal destination until 11 p.m. But that didnt dampen the spirits of those waiting for the heroes to return. People were waiting for them to arrive back in Beloit. They were also met by the mayor of Beloit, military spokesmen and reworks. Jaros called the homecoming awesome. There must have been thousands of people welcoming us home, Jaros said. We were tired, but that woke us up, said Manzella. They really did it up. It made us feel like we were important for ve or 10 minutes, said Grendahl. It made us feel like we won the war, Manzella said, to laughing agreement from his friends. And at the end of the trip, the vets received gifts from locals. The Knitting Grandmas of Janesville provided each vet with a homemade afghan. And each vet received a jacket and hat. But the most precious thing they may have come away with were the memories. It was worth it, Grendahl said. And the trip may not be over. The vets of Bus 2 may have their own reunion, said Grendahl. He said theyre planning a get-together for sometime in October.




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Military experiences varied for vets

The ve veterans who took the bus from Lake Geneva to Beloit to participate in VetsRoll come from all walks of life, although the tides of time have cast them across the country. Edward Jaros lives in Lake Geneva, and Ed Grendahl and Jack Manzella still live in Chicago, when theyre not vacationing in the Geneva Lake area. Larry Bettenhausen now lives in eastern Tennessee and George Johnson lives in the Los Angeles area. Jaros was interviewed by phone, while Grendahl, Manzella, Johnson and Bettenhausen met with a reporter at Grendahls summer home just outside Fontana. n I enlisted in the Navy in World War II to become an air cadet, said Jaros. Unfortunately for Jaros, because the war was winding down, he was too late for pilot training. He did some meteorology work in the states. At wars end, he joined the U.S. Naval Reserve. When the Korean War began in 1950, Jaros was drafted. In the real world, I thought I was in the Navy, Jaros said. But, it was the Army that drafted him. In June 1951, Jaros wound up in Korea, part of the 2nd Infantry Division. Because of his experience as a meteorologist in the Navy, Jaros was assigned to the divisions artillery regiment. Jaros job was to determine weather effects on artillery targeting. Jaros rose to the rank of Navy seaman rst class and to corporal in the the Army. He said the two ranks are comparable. Jaros said that after he left the military he earned a commercial pilot license with an instrument rating, but learned that returning military pilots were receiving preference when applying for jobs at civilian airlines. On the GI Bill, Jaros attended dental school and became a dentist. You roll with the punches, said Jaros. n Manzella served on a radar destroyer, called a DDR. In 1952, his ship was patrolling the waters around Korea, keeping an electronic eye peeled for enemy aircraft and a sonar ear out for suspicious submarines. Manzella said he joined the Navy to become a ships plumber. Instead, he was assigned to ships stores. Manzella rose to the rank of petty ofcer 3rd class, equivalent to a sergeant in the Army. And when he got out of the Navy, he became a licensed plumber in private life. n George Johnson was in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 and ended his career in the military as a corporal. He served with an Army unit that carried out amphibious landings called the Aqua Marines. Johnson said that when he got out of the military, he worked for awhile in the painters union. He then worked in accounting, did brokerage work and was an appraiser. Johnson now lives in California. Raised in Chicago, he said his family would often visit Williams Bay on vacation. n Bettenhausen was one of 17 siblings growing up on a farm in North Dakota. An older brother joined the U.S. Army and then became a paratrooper. Bettenhausen said he and four siblings did the same, all becoming soldiers in the Armys airborne divisions. A fth brother, the youngest, decided to join the Navy. But he turned out all right, Bettenhausen said, giving former sailor Manzella a sly smile. Bettenhausen said his unit made one jump during his time in Korea. It was a practice jump on an island. The jump completed, the soldiers discovered there were no bridges on the island. Boats had to shuttle them back to the mainland, Bettenhausen said. The Navy to the rescue, said Manzella, shooting an equally sly smile back at Bettenhausen. After the military, Milwaukee looked like an exciting place, so he attended Milwaukee School of Engineering and then worked in Chicago working on diesel research and development rst for International Harvester, and then for IHs successor company, Navistar. Bettenhausen now lives in east Tennessee. His wife, Evelyn, is George Johnsons sister. n Grendahl served in the U.S. Marine 3rd Division. The division never left the states, Grendahl said, with just a hint of disappointment. The Marine division was held in strategic reserve in case it might be needed in Korea or elsewhere, he said. Grendahl left the Marines as a private rst class. He then joined the Chicago Fire Department and was a reghter for nearly 30 years. Grendahl said he used to come up to the Williams Bay area with his family when he was a child. Although a Chicago Bears and Cubs fan, he admits to having a leg in Wisconsin for most of his life.


Open Arms/Funds needed

The proles are all so different, Nichols said. These people are falling through the cracks. Time was also a factor for Dr. Robert A. Fasano, a member of the Open Arms board of directors. Fasano is a hospitalist at Mercy Health Care, Lake Geneva. A hospitalist treats everyone who is admitted to the hospital. That job is seven days on and seven days off, he said. On his off week, he would go to Mercy Clinic and see patients there. All of his time at work was making him the mystery person at home, Fasano said. He said he didnt see his wife and children nearly as much as he wanted to. Fasano said he gave up his clinic practice, but still works at Mercy as a hospitalist. Fasano now works every other Thursday at Open Arms. I knew there was a need, Fasano said. As a primary care giver, I see it every day. It takes money The clinic is funded entirely through donations, Nichols said. Right now, the clinic staff is learning what it costs to run Open Arms, Nichols said. She said she expects the clinic will need $100,000 to $150,000 a year to stay open. Johnson said the next important date for the clinic will be its rst annual golf outing, scheduled for June 12 at Hawks View, 7377 Krueger Road. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and will include a deli-style buffet lunch, silent auction, live music, appetizers and wine, a dinner buffet, and 18 holes of golf. The cost for individuals will be $110 for each golfer (or $400 for four) and includes 18 holes of golf, cart rental and lunch and dinner. The cost is $35 for the dinner only. The clinic is also looking for corporate sponsors. On May 17. The Abbey Resort, Fontana, donoted proceeds from its 50th anniversary gala to Open Arms. The silent auction alone there raised over $6,000, Nichols said. And donations are still coming in. Nichols called the connection of the Abbey celebration with Open Arms a miracle. Or maybe it was just good timing. For more information about Open Arms, go to

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Delavan Lakefest is slated for June 1 and 2. Admission is free, and all events will be held at the Town of Delavan Community Park at Highway 50 and South Shore Drive in Delavan. Activities are scheduled throughout the entire weekend including free shore shing, which coincides with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources free shing weekend; any Wisconsin resident can sh anywhere in the state without a shing license or trout stamp. Food concessions, live musical entertainment, a beer garden and a kids shing tournament will highlight the weekend.

The Chapel on the Hill, Highway 50 at Cisco Road, is holding its free Fair on the Hill on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The fair features live entertainment, classic car rally, artisans and crafters, childrens activities with bounce house, garage sale, lunch items as well as a bake sale and rafe prizes. For more info or to exhibit a classic/muscle car or sell ne arts/crafts, call (262) 245-9122 or email: jeanniel@ The Lake Geneva Farmers Market is held on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Horticultural Hall, 330 Broad St. Vendors line the sidewalk and also ll the hall, offering fresh produce, garden plants, arts and crafts and more. Black Point Mansion is now open for tours. Visitors depart from the Riviera Docks in downtown Lake Geneva aboard one of the Lake Geneva Cruise Lines unique boats. The visit to the 1880s lakeshore mansion includes a steep stairway of more than 100 steps, so participants need to be able to manage them. The grounds and household at Black Point have been painstakingly preserved to give participants the opportunity to go back in time to a real summer cottage on Geneva Lake. Visit for additional information, and go to to view a video episode on Black Point. Visit for more video specials on upcoming events and year-round activities in the Geneva Lake area.

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Tornadoes/Old photos show extensive damage from past tornadoes

After the storm ended, four homes in rural Linn and Walworth townships were damaged, but the tornado didnt affect the school. The lights did icker a few times and those were silent moments, Walworth Elementary Principal Pamela Larson said. That was an unusual tornado event because two funnel clouds spun up due to a very dynamic weather situation which featured warm, moist air on the ground, strong jet stream winds aloft, all interacting with a strong low pressure and cold front approaching from the west. On May 27, 1968 a tornado hit smack into Geneva Lake just east of Big Foot State Park. Five F2s have touched down in Walworth County near the following communities: East Troy on Sept. 28, 1972; Burlington April 19, 1957; Whitewater on June 6, 1980 and April 18, 1955; Delavan March 21, 1966. Other tornadoes close to home: May 9, 1970: The Regional News photos show the extent of the damage: Two grounded airplanes were mashed together at the airport at the Playboy Club (now Grand Geneva). The clubs tennis court was ripped apart. A tree limb leveled the garage of Dale Wolff, 1333 Dodge St. March 21, 1966: Wall Of Water Races Length Of Lake Como read the headline. Roofs were ripped and utility poles were snapped. Mrs. Ellsworth Krohn was injured when the wind destroyed her trailer. Mr. and Mrs. David Welch and their daughter reportedly watched a solid sheet of water 40-50 feet high on Lake Como. The roof of the Arrowhead Motel was ripped off and the motels addition was exploded on to nearby Highway 12 north of Lake Geneva. Lt. Bart Drake of the Lake Geneva police department had just hung up the phone after being alerted of the storm by the sheriffs department when he heard the storm rst-hand. April 11, 1965: Williams Bay took the brunt of this storms attack. Four buildings were hit and the tornado cut a path through the village. After hitting the Bay it split into two funnel clouds as it neared Lake Como, the Regional News reported. Bill Krohn watched a bench y past his window. Les Case was knocked to the oor of his heating store. When he got up, he was the tallest thing in the building save for one wall. Other Wisconsin tornadoes The Oklahoma tornado was a rarely-seen F5 (with speeds more than 200 mph). There have been only six F5s in Wisconsin history three in the 1800s. The most notorious was the Barneveld twister of 1984 which took nine lives and injured 200. In 1958, 19 people died when an F5 hit between Baldwin and Colfax. The 1996 Oakeld tornado caused $40 million in damage but there were no fatalities. The state averages between 21 and 24 tornadoes a year, depending on what source you use, with a record of 62 in 2005. Wisconsin had 27 in one day, on Aug. 18, 2005. On that day Fort Atkinson was hit by a tornado that split into three funnel clouds.


AN F3 tornado came close to Lake Geneva in January of 2008. Thirty homes were damaged near Highways 50 and O. The tornadoes were within four miles of Lake Geneva. It was just the second time in Wisconsin history that tornadoes have touched down during the month of January. The earliest mention of a Wisconsin tornado occurred in 1766 near what is now Chippewa Falls. The deadliest occurred in 1899 in St. Croix County when 117 died. The worst tornadoes in U.S. history included the March 18, 1925 twister which came pretty close to home, affecting three states including Illinois, it resulted in 2,027 injures and 695 deaths. Twisters in the U.S. and beyond Texas has the most tornadoes in terms of raw numbers with an average of 137 a year. Florida has the most on a per mile basis. Oklahoma averages 47 a year. The safest place for tornadoes in the United States? Alaska. Globally, the middle latitudes are the most vulnerable for tornadoes. Because thats where cold, polar air meets warmer, subtropical air, often generating convective precipitation along the collision boundaries. The U.S. has about 1,000 tornadoes a year the most in the world. The most extensive U.S. tornado outbreak occurred in 1974. There were a total of 148 tornadoes in 18 hours; six were F5s. The highest winds in a tornado were measured at 257268 mph using portable Doppler radar in Kansas in 1991. Earliest known tornado: In Ireland on April 30, 1054. The Bhola Cyclone in 1970 caused the deaths of between 300,000 and 500,000 people near Bangledesh making it the worst in terms of fatalities. As awful as tornadoes are, other natural disasters can be even more deadly. A famine in India caused the death of 10 million people in 1770. Floods in China in 1931 resulted in as many as 4 million deaths. The Haiti earthquake of 2010 killed about 316,000. Katrinas death toll was about 18,000. Bottom line? Southeastern Wisconsin is now in its second longest stretch without a tornado. The last one in this neck of the woods was in August 2011. Thats at least partially attributed to the warm, dry weather since then. However, that has changed so all bets are off. Editors notes: Tornado denitions and specics differ at least slightly between sources. The sources used most often for this story, besides the Regional News, were the Tornado History Project, the National Climatic Data Center and Wikipedia. Keep in mind, the National Weather Service ofcially started to rate the strength of tornadoes in 1982. Prior to 1950, the ratings were only guesses based on documented descriptions. The F (Fujita) scale for measuring tornadoes was replaced in 2007 by the EF (Enhanced Fujita) scale.

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Lake Geneva REGIONAL NEWS Serving Walworth, Fontana, Williams Bay and Walworth County Thursday, May 30, 2013

Bay dedicates memorial to veterans

By Chris Schultz WILLIAMS BAY Capt. Israel Williams probably would have approved. On Memorial Day, Williams Bays Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2373 dedicated a new memorial in Edgewater Park to village residents who served in the nations armed forces since World War I. The three granite-faced steles are near the memorial stone at the base of the ag pole at Edgewater, and bear 306 names of Williams Bay veterans. Many returned from their service, some did not. Post Commander Don Weyhrauch gave the dedication speech, extolling the virtues of the men and women who leave their civilian lives to serve overseas, protecting their nation. The Rev. Jean Wallenfang of the United Church of Christ, Williams Bay, gave the invocation. VFW Post 2372 Senior Vice Commander Wayne Ruhlin laid the memorial wreath. Before the ceremony, Weyhrauch said there are a few names that need to be added and few that need to have their spellings corrected, but the memorial is substantially complete. He said about 20 or so more names need to be added to the memorial. Instead of crowding the names onto the existing stones, the post plans to add two smaller stones to either side of the three larger ones, he said. Surrounding the ag pole and providing a walk way to the steles are pavers either 4-by-8 inches or 8-by-8 inches purchased by residents and inscribed with the names of relatives and friends who served. Sale of the pavers helped pay for the $10,000 memorial, along with donations and contributions from local residents. We didnt ask for a single taxpayer dollar, Weyhrauch said. The new wall is inspired by an earlier wall. A whitewashed wooden wall, put up shortly after World War II, also stood in Edgewater Park, near the re station. It bore the names of all those who served in World War II and some who served in the World War I. The wooden wall fell to time, wear and tear and lack of adequate repair. In addition to the local donations, the Williams Bay


A THREE-FOLD MEMORIAL covered in the names of those from Williams Bay who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces since World War I. Williams Bay VFW post Commander Don Weyhrauch said that the $10,000 memorial was paid for entirely through contributions, donations and the purchase of the brick pavers seen fronting the steles. memorial also received donations of manhours and material from area businesses, Weyhrauch said. Jacobs Concrete Co., Lake Geneva, donated the concrete.

Garden Club hosts plant sale Parents led

Staff didnt follow hiring process
By Jade Bolack

17 complaints over hiring


FONTANA GARDEN CLUB held its annual plant sale May 25 and 26. Members of the group dig up the plants from local residential and community gardens. All proceeds from the sale go to agricultural students in the county.

Fontana students will get lunch from Bay kitchen

By Jade Bolack FONTANA Fontana Elementary School will no longer receive its lunch from the Big Foot High School kitchens. A contract was approved in May to bring in food from Williams Bay High School for daily service. Taher Inc., based in Minnesota, will now prepare food at Fontana Elementary as well as Williams Bay. After investigating their options the school board spent the school year trying to nd ways to help students eat healthier. In April, the Big Foot School Board said the school was trying some new package design and food options for the students at the elementary school. Big Foot District Administrator Dorothy Kaufmann said that both schools were facing new issues with federal guideline changes. Kids can relate to this that there is not enough food, and its not the same kinds of foods theyve had in the past, she said at the meeting. They are going to try some new items in May that might be more friendly to younger children. In May, Kaufmann said Fontana had decided to switch to a food service contract with Williams Bay. They said the only reason was the cost, she said. Fontana District Administrator Sara Norton said Williams Bay reached out, asking if the district wanted to be a satellite school with Taher. After looking at the numbers, we had to take it, she said. It looks like we might even make a small prot from the sales. Norton said currently the district doesnt make money from the lunch program contracted with Big Foot High School.

WALWORTH In January, 17 separate complaints were led with the Walworth Elementary School Board. According to a report complied by the boards attorney, Robert Butler, the complaints were concerning the hiring of a food service substitute employee. The school board has a policy dictating how complaints regarding the school, administration or teachers are handled. This policy couldnt be strictly followed because of the nature of the complaints, Butler said. Although the report complied by Butler was released to the public May 21, the complaint forms submitted to the board could not be released. Because of the personal information contained in the records, the board has to follow open records laws and allow those contained in the report to review the report before releasing it, he said at Aprils school board meeting. Butler said he investigated the claims from the complaints by talking to District Administrator Pam Knorr and food service manager Laura Kelley. He said during the April meeting that he did not feel it was necessary to speak with any of the parents or district residents that had submitted complaints. Julie Ford, a parent of two Walworth Elementary students, said the hiring of a substitute kitchen worker was one of the reasons parents submitted complaints. We wanted better communication about what was happening at the school, she said during a phone interview May 24. We wanted to know about policy, and we want to know who is responsible when a policy isnt upheld. In November and December 2012, Michael Kelley-Dellach, Kelleys son, was hired as a substitute kitchen worker. He did not go through a background check, and records indicate he had recently been involuntarily committed to mental health institutes after being arrested. Twice in 2011, in January and April, police attempted to conduct a trafc stop after seeing Kelley-Dellach speeding. Both times, he drove through multiple communities, eeing from police. Kelley-Dellach was found guilty but not guilty by reason of mental defect. Who hires substitutes? Up until January 23, 2013, (Kelley) did have the authority to hire substitute employees, but such authority was removed from her scope of responsibilities (that day), the report states.

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n A Fontana resident was arrested for third offense drunken driving on May 2. William Yeager, 268 Reid St., said he had picked up his brother at the Show Palace and was returning home when he was pulled over. Yeager was cited for not displaying a front license plate and warned for not carrying insurance. n A 26-year-old Delavan man was arrested for suspicion of operating under the inuence of drugs. Fontana Police ofcials await the results of an analysis of his blood, which can take six to eight months. n Justin Scholer was stopped for speeding when the ofcer suspected Scholer was under the inuence. Scholer was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, for possession of marijuana, secondoffense operating under the inuence and for not carrying proper insurance.

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Main Street in Sharon will travel back in time Sunday, June 2, as people gather to view classic Model As. Model A Day uses the already-existing architecture of Main Street as the backdrop to residents and guests dressing in periodstyle outts and viewing classic Model A cars. An annual event in Sharon, the villages Main Street Association sponsors the event and hosts live music and food vendors. Included in this years event is an Eleanor Roosevelt re-enactment and Henhouse Prowlers, a Chicago-area bluegrass band, will perform throughout the day. According to the associations website, guests are welcome to dress as gangsters and appers and join the festivities. Typically, the village hosts more than 200 Model As, the classic Ford vehicle from the 1920s and 30s. The free event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, with vendors selling period food and drink in the streets.

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Conrad celebrates 50 years at Abbey

By Jade Bolack FONTANA The Abbey Resort is not like it used to be. The renovations and updates make Beverlee Conrad happy, but the longest-working employee at the resort wishes some things would remain the same. People are changing, Conrad said. Its because of the economy, not that we want to be that way. The waiters all used to wear tuxes. If at any time they had a hostess, she wore a long gown. Everything was perfect. Conrad has worked at the Abbey since the day it opened. Her time at the resort is a love story. The resort celebrated its 50th anniversary May 17, and Conrad was there like shes been at every major event since they opened the doors. It was just so elegant, she said, of the way the resort dining rooms used to be. Today, people dont want that. They want to relax. They want to wear their blue jeans and their shorts. It doesnt matter that its dinner. Conrad mourns the loss of elegance at the resort, and she said some changes nearly break her heart. When you try to explain it to people, unless theyre my age, they dont remember it or know about it. Ive got it all in my heart, she said. It used to be called the jewel of the area. I want it to stay that way. Now the resort ambassador, Conrad watched the building rise up from the swamp. I used to stand across the street and watch the pilings go down, she said. They cleared the swamp. This thing would sink altogether if it didnt have the pilings. This went on for weeks. It was so interesting. The rst night, Conrad was a waitress in the Monaco Dining Room. I did that for three months, and I didnt like the night work, she said. I switched to days. This was a money maker at that time. You couldnt get in the doors. On Sundays, we would have people four (across in a line) up to the lobby doors waiting to get into this room for brunch. That went on every Sunday. After a shift, shed go home and see her sons. I wouldnt turn in my tips at night, Conrad said. Id take them home, and my four boys would sort them out into piles. That was their big thing for the day. Married at 20, Conrad was widowed at 36. Her husband, a B-17 pilot instructor, left her with four sons and no insurance. She moved to Williams Bay to be closer to her parents,


BEVERLEE CONRAD fell in love with The Abbey Resort as she watched it being built in 1962. When its doors opened the next year, Conrad was inside waitressing. Shes worked at the resort since then, and she said she feels the resort belongs to her. who lived in Fontana. This building has meant so much to me, Conrad said. From the very beginning, I loved this hotel. I feel like its mine. After she lived in the area a year, construction of the Abbey began. It was a magical time. I hit it just right, Conrad said. I always say that the Lord plays chess with us. He picks us up and puts us where were supposed to be. He certainly did that with me. A step back in time Conrad said she saw many former employees she hadnt seen in years at the anniversary celebration. It was certainly a wonderful night, she said. I got to see people I hadnt seen in years. There was someone she didnt get to see, though. When we rst opened, we had a mascot, Abbey the St. Bernard, Conrad said. They kept him out front. We called him Abbey, but he was male. I dont know where they kept him in the winter. Sometimes, theyd bring him into the lobby and hed stand behind the desk greeting customers. Hed have his paws up on the desk next to someone. Abbey died after a few summers, and Conrad said they never replaced him. Ive never had any complaints, she said. Ive had people ask me why we dont have the bowling alley anymore, where the huge a went from the outside of the resort. People miss those icons. The resort removed the bowling alley to build the spa. That alley was a lot of fun, she said. We had a team of the waitresses, the Getter Gang. It was so much fun. To this day, we have people call and ask if we have the bowling alley. During a slow year, when the Abbey saw reduced guest visits, Conrad spent some time at the operator switchboard. My boss asked, and I said sure, she said. I hated it, absolutely hated it. Youre in a room without windows, without ventilation. I had to say what they wanted when I answered a call. She still remembers the script she had to read every time. Good morning, the Abbey Resort. This is Beverlee the operator. How may I help you? Conrad recalled. People dont want to hear all that. I nally told my boss, even if I dont work at all, I will not work on the switchboard.



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Woman guilty of receiving stolen money

Anderson awaits sentencing, jury trial for bail jumping
A woman who received nearly a half a million dollars in stolen money is sitting in jail without bond as she awaits a sentencing hearing and a possible prison sentence. And to make matters worse for the woman, she has another jury trial set for June 13, and, if convicted of those charges, she faces even more time behind bars. Joanne M. Anderson, 50, now of Kentucky, was found guilty by a Walworth County jury May 22 of receiving stolen property. When she is sentenced July 30, she faces up to ve years of initial connement and ve years of extended supervision. She is sitting in the Walworth County jail without bond awaiting her sentencing hearing. Anderson was convicted after her horse farm, Blue Hill Lippitt MorAnderson gans, received more than $400,000 in money that was stolen from Home Design Manufacturing. In 2008, police caught wind of an employee stealing more than $800,000 from Home Design Manufacturing in the town of Walworth. That employee, Kari Sue Clark-Branton, 43, told police she was trying to help Anderson realize her dream of raising and showing show horses. Court records indicate Clark-Branton that more than $400,000 was issued to Blue Hill Lippitt Morgans, a business that Anderson owned from 2001 to 2008. Clark-Branton was convicted of two counts of theft and 30 counts of forgery. On July 7, 2009, she was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison and 2 1/2 years of extended supervision. Clark-Branton was released from prison in February 2011. On June 13, Anderson is scheduled to face another jury trial, she is charged with two counts of felony bail jumping. As a condition of her bond, Anderson was required to notify the court if she changed her address, and she allegedly left the state and bought a home in Kentucky without notifying the court. According to the criminal complaint on the bail jumping charge: On Oct. 31, 2011, Anderson was released on bond, and was required to report any change of address to the court within 48 hours. On April 16, a detective with the Sawyer County Sheriffs Department contacted Walworth County Det. Jeff Recknagel. A Sawyer County Sheriffs detective told Recknagel that he was told Anderson moved out of her home in Exeland on April 3. The detective went to Andersons residence and found it was empty of all its furnishings. The Sawyer County detective also reported that an auction was held at Andersons home on April 5. At the post ofce, the detective spoke to a clerk who said Anderson had a hold on all mail delivery. The clerk didnt have a forwarding address for Anderson. In Exeland, which is a small community, the Sawyer County detective spoke to several residents who reported Anderson had possibly moved to Kentucky. On April 23, Deputy Sheriff Ben Natividad of the Hickman County Sheriffs Department in Kentucky reported that he received information that Anderson was living in Arlington in a home that she had purchased. He also learned that a woman named Joanne Anderson was working at a local restaurant as a waitress. Natividad went to the restaurant and saw a small red car with Wisconsin plates. According to the criminal complaint on the theft charges: On March 24, 2008, the owners of Home Design Manufacturing Co. contacted police after an accountant reviewed its nances and discovered more than $800,000 in funds had been embezzled. Clark-Branton, who worked for the company, admitted she had been stealing from the business for about ve years and estimated she stole between $150,000 and $200,000. A certied public accountant reported that between 2001 and 2008 checks totalling $498,502 were written to Clark-Branton and during that time period, $413, 507 in checks were written to Blue Hills Lippitt Morgans. Anderson worked for Home Design Manufacturing in 1992, but left after making unauthorized charges to a credit card. After Anderson left, she recommended ClarkBranton to ll her position. When police interviewed Clark-Branton, she said she would forge the business owners signature on checks and issued between 500 and 1,000 checks without the owners consent. Clark-Branton said she attempted to cover her tracks by changing the payee in Quick Books to a vendor that works with the business. She said she forgot to do this with one check, which is why she believed she was caught. Clark-Branton also said she overpaid herself in payroll and bonus checks. While Clark-Branton worked for Home Design Manufacturing, Anderson would e-mail Clark-Branton bills to the horse farm and Clark-Branton would determine which checks she could issue without getting caught. Clark-Branton told police she never told Anderson the checks were being issued without permission, but she also never told Anderson the business owner authorized the transactions. The business owner received a letter from Clark-Branton dated Feb. 27, 2008, which stated Anderson was in the process of contacting family members to obtain funds to repay the debt. Clark-Branton wrote Anderson is doing everything in her power to sell horses so, we can get this money issue settled with you more quickly.


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K&G Concrete, Williams Bay, made the forms, excavated the site and poured the concrete. Ketterhagen Memorials, Elkorn, did the granite work and Creative Brick, Sturtevant, did the engraving and installation of the pavers. One name not on the memorial is Williams. Capt. Williams served in the War of 1812, well before World War I. Originally from Connecticut, Williams came to Geneva Lake in 1839 and settled in what is now Williams Bay in 1838 with his family of seven sons. Williams lent his name to the bay and the village. His home was where Edgewater Park is now. Those still wishing to donate can mail checks to the Williams Bay VFW, PO Box 964, Williams Bay, 53191. Butler suggested the school board centralize the hiring process. This centralization ... should remove the possibility for hires that have not been vetted according to the districts policies and procedures, he said in the report. This centralized process is noted on the newly adopted job description for the food service supervisor position. Butler also said the failure to perform a background check rests with Kelley. The same report states that Kelley thought her son would pass a background check. Kelley stated that Ms. Knorrs reason for notifying Ms. Kelley that (Kelley-Dellach) could no longer work for the district was due to concerned parents and that she didnt believe that he would pass a background check, Butler said in the report. Kelley informed me that (Kelley-Dellach) had no felony convictions and believed that he would pass a background check. Who can work at a school? Though Kelley-Dellach was arrested and tried, the court ruled he was guilty but not guilty by reasons of mental disease or defect. Butler said the district cannot eliminate Kelley-Dellach from possible employment for that record alone. The district would have been precluded from considering the charges delineated in the January 26, 2011, arrest records in its hiring decision, Butler said in the report. The district could have asked the applicant about the facts surCONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B

Bee Fit starts June 12
In an effort to meet the needs of the Walworth County community, Calvary Community Church announced its four-week-long summer tness program, Bee Fit, designed to get elementary age children and their parents moving toward both spiritual and physical tness, starting Wednesday, June 12, from 5 to 7:15 p.m. Children from newborn through sixth grade and their parents are welcome to come each Wednesday night June 12, 19, 26 and July 10. Bee Fit is designed to help families develop healthy eating and exercise habits for a better physical life to complement a healthy spiritual life. This is not a drop off program. Parents will enjoy this time too. Families are encouraged to register at or stop by the church, which is located at the corner of Harris Road and Highway 50 in Williams Bay.

rounding the arrest records if the facts substantially related (sic) to the applicants job duties. Such inquiry ... would have to have been particularly careful not to base its decision on the arrest record itself but rather on the facts underlying the charges. Butler said that the mental disease or defect could not serve as a sole reason to preclude Kelley-Dellach from employment, either. In the case at hand, the district would not have been able to inquire about (Kelley-Dellachs) medical records or consider any medical records contained in the Wisconsin Department of Justice ... which may be accessed through the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access website, Butler said in the report. The district, or any employer, can only ask if a potential employee can fulll the job requirements for the position sought. Ford said she is not satised with the report or the boards response to the complaints. We asked for so much more, she said. Our complaints were not specically about (Kelley-Dellach). We wanted answers about the way the school was run. Tami Nottolini, a former member of the school boards safety committee, said she doesnt want to deal with the school anymore. Based on that information we received (in the report), it just proves that we cant trust the board anymore, she said in a phone interview May 28. When we did get communication from the school, we were lied to. How can we handle that?

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Costs for lunches will remain about the same, Norton said, but Fontanas kitchen worker will spend more time in the kitchen. With the new contract, well have our kitchen worker in the kitchen an additional four hours with no charge to the district, she said. Those hours are paid by Taher. Fontana School Board Clerk Lisa Laing said the board was looking to make more options available for students. Weve been looking for ways to offer more fresh fruits and vegetables, she said. This is a company that weve worked with in the past. They were able to add a little more exibility for the food. A big reason for the change, Laing said, was the option to add a fruit and vegetable bar. Laing said the board was listening to parents when deciding to change the lunch program. I took my son over to Williams Bay to try the food, she said. Hes my picky eater and he liked it.

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NOTICE OF PENDING APPLICATION FOR PROPOSED PIER William Hagenah, 315 Warwick Rd., Kenilworth, IL 60043 has applied to the Department of Natural Resources for a permit to place a pier/wharf on the bed of Geneva Lake. The project is located in the SW1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 2, Township 1 North, Range 17 East, Town of Linn, Walworth County. Applicant proposes to add 1 more slip to pier for a total of 3. The additional L will be 4ft wide and 36ft long. The L will match the additional slips. The Department has determined that the application is complete and is currently evaluating the applicants proposal. The Department must consider factual information about the following legal standards in deciding whether to issue, modify, or deny the permit or approve or disapprove the contract: Whether the project will materially obstruct navigation, including commercial, recreational, active and passive forms of navigation Whether the project will be detrimental to the public interest, including fish and wildlife or their habitat, natural scenic beauty, or water quality Whether the project will materially reduce the flood flow capacity of a stream The Department will follow the steps below to reach its final decision on the application: 1. Review the plans and information provided by the applicant. 2. Review the information from

public comments. 3. Review the information presented at a public informational hearing if one is requested. 4. Review the information found in natural resource inventories and plans, maps, or data collected by the Department or others using commonly accepted methods. 5. Determine whether the proposed project or activity complies with s. 1.11, Stats [the Wisconsin Environmental Policy Act], and ch. NR 150, Wis. Adm. Code. The Department has made a tentative determination that it will issue the permit or contract for the proposed activity. If you would like to know more about this project or would like to see the application and plans, please visit the Departments permit tracking website at ermit%20Search.aspx Reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. If notice of a public informational hearing is not included in this notice of pending application, no public informational hearing will be held unless the Department receives a request for hearing or determines within 20 days after this notice is published that there is a significant public interest in holding a hearing. If no hearing is requested, the Department may issue its decision without a hearing. Any person may request a public informational hearing by writing to Travis Schroeder, 141 NW Barstow St., Room 180, Waukesha, WI 53188 by U.S. mail postmarked no later than 20 days following pub-

lication. A request for hearing must include the docket number or applicant name and specify the issues that the party desires to be addressed at the informational hearing. Because the Department must base its decision to issue, deny, or modify the permit or approve or disapprove the contract on whether the project or activity meets the legal standards listed above, the issues raised in the request for hearing should relate to those standards. Any member of the public may submit written comments to the address above by U.S. mail. Comments should include the docket number or applicant name. If no public informational hearing is held on this application, comments must be postmarked within 30 days after the date this notice is published in a newspaper as a class 1 notice or within 30 days after the date this notice is published on the Departments website, whichever is later. If a public informational hearing is held, comments must be postmarked no later than 10 days following the date on which the hearing is completed. The final decision may be appealed as indicated in the decision document. Docket Number IP-SE-2013-65-00743 WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES For the Secretary Travis Schroeder Water Management Specialist May 24, 2013 May 30, 2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED PIER Rafaelita J. Cantalupo Trust, 800 N. Michigan Ave., # 4201, Chicago, IL 60611 has applied to the Department of Natural Resources for a permit to place a pier/wharf on the bed of Geneva Lake. The project is located in the SE1/4 of the NW1/4 of Section 13, Township 1 North, Range 16 East, Village of Fontana, Walworth County. The proposed project will add a second pier on the 176ft of Frontage owned by the applicant. The pier will be 100ft long by 8ft wide and have only 1 slip associated with it. The public hearing is scheduled for: June 18, 2013 at 4pm at Village of Fontana Hall. The Department scheduled a public hearing on this activity or project because: The Department determined there is a significant public interest in holding a hearing pursuant to s. 30.208(3)(b), Stats. The hearing will be a public informational hearing where members of the public can learn more about the proposed activity and submit written or oral comments about the waterway and project in light of the standards below. The Department is currently evaluating the applicants proposal and must consider factual information about the following legal standards in deciding whether to grant, modify, or deny a permit or approve or disapprove a contract for the

project: Whether the project will materially obstruct navigation, including commercial, recreational, active and passive forms of navigation Whether the project will be detrimental to the public interest, including fish and wildlife or their habitat, natural scenic beauty, or water quality Whether the project will materially reduce the flood flow capacity of a stream The Department has made a tentative determination that it will issue the permit or contract for the proposed activity. The Department considers all the following information to make a decision to approve, modify, or deny the application: 1. Applicable standards in statutes, rules, and common law. 2. Plans and information provided by an applicant. 3. Information gathered during site investigations. 4. Written or oral provided during a public comment period or public hearing. 5. Statements or information provided by local, state, and national government agencies. 6. Data or information found in natural resource inventories and plans, or maps collected by the department or others using commonly accepted methods. 7. Published scientific research. 8. Section 1.11, Stats., Wisconsin environmental policy act, and ch. NR 150. 9. Any other pertinent information. If you would like to know more about this project or would like to see the application and plans, please visit the Departments permit tracking website at ermit%20Search.aspx. Reasonable accommodation, includ-

ing the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Any member of the public may submit written comments to Travis Schroeder, 141 NW Barstow St., Room 180, Waukesha, WI 53188 by U.S. Mail. Comments shall include the docket number or applicant name, and shall relate to whether the project meets the legal standards listed above. Comments shall be postmarked no later than 10 days after the date that the public informational hearing is completed. Pursuant to s. 30.208(3)(e), Stats, within 20 days after the 10-day period for public comment ends, the Department shall render a decision that approves, modifies, or denies the permit or approves or disapproves the contract that is the subject of the application by mailing the decision to the applicant. The final decision may be appealed as indicated in the permit decision document. Docket Number IP-SE-2013-65-00585 WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES For the Secretary Travis Schroeder Water Management Specialist May 22, 2013 May 30, 2013



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ANNUAL DRINKING WATER QUALITY REPORT-2012 Williams Bay Waterworks Consumer Condence Report for 2012 (PWS ID 26500606)
Were pleased to present to you this annual Water Quality Report for 2012. This report is designed to inform you about the quality of water and services we deliver to you every day. Our constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. Our municipal water system is comprised of three wells; a central water treatment plant, lime-softening, chlorination and uoridation systems, re-carbonation gravity sand lters, clearwell storage, backwash holding tank, pumping equipment, telemetry and controls; one 500,000 gallon, two 100,000 gallon and one 50,000 gallon elevated storage tanks (water towers); a water transfer station between the upper and lower pressure zones and a water distribution system consisting of over 24 miles of water mains ranging from four to twelve inches in diameter. Our utility serves 1,998 customers: 1,902 residential, 76 commercial, 20 institutional accounts and a hospital complex. All operators at the utility must have Department of Natural Resources (DNR) certication in both groundwater supply and lime softening. The source of our water, as stated above, is from three wells; two use the glacially-deposited sand and gravel aquifer and the third uses the deeper sandstone aquifer. The purpose of this annual report is to give you, the consumer, more information about our water, our water quality, and what it means. If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Jerry Mehring, Director of Public Works at 262245-2706 or Bob Carlson, Village Administrator at 262-245-2703. We want our valued customers to be informed about their water utility. If you want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings. They are held on the rst and third Mondays of each month beginning at 7:00 PM in the Council Room at the Village Hall, 250 Williams Street, Williams Bay, WI. The Williams Bay Water Utility routinely monitors your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. This table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st, 2012 to December 31st, 2012. We are required to monitor your drinking water for specic contaminants on a regular basis. Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water meets health standards. Between 10/01/2012 and 12/31/2012, we did not monitor for inorganic contaminants. Between 09/01/2012 and 09/30/2012, we did not monitor for uoride contaminants. Therefore we cannot be sure of the water quality of your drinking water during those times. There are no special precautions you need to take at this time. However, it is important to remember that the quality of your drinking water is not known for those times. The Village has a source water protection plan available from our ofce that provides more information such as potential sources of contamination. All drinking water, including bottled drinking water, may be reasonably expected to contain at least small amounts of some constituents. Its important to remember that the presence of these constituents does not necessarily pose a health risk. In this table you will nd many terms and abbreviations you might not be familiar with. To help you better understand these terms weve provided some denitions. Source(s) of Water Source ID 1 2 3 Source Groundwater Groundwater Groundwater 257 293 1515 Depth (in feet) Contaminant (units) NITRATE (N03-N) (ppm) NITRITE (N02-N) (ppm) SODIUM (ppm) MCL 10 MCLG 10 Level Found .18 Range .09-.26 Sample Date (if prior to 2012) Violation No Typical Source of Contaminant Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits Runoff from fertilizer use; Leaching from septic tanks, sewage; Erosion of natural deposits n/a










Radioactive Contaminants Contaminant (units) GROSS ALPHA, EXCL. R & U (pCi/l) GROSS ALPHA, INCL. R & U (n/a) RADIUM, (226 + 228) (pCi/l) Unregulated Contaminants Contaminant (units) CHLOROFORM (ppb) MCL n/a MCLG n/a Level Found 1.10 Range 1.10 Sample Date (if prior to 2012) 08/03/2010 Violation No n/a Typical Source of Contaminant MCL 15 n/a 5 MCLG 0 n/a 0 Level Found .2 0.2 .3 Range .2 0.2 .3 Sample Date (if prior to 2012) 02/16/2009 02/16/2009 02/16/2009 Violation No No No Typical Source of Contaminant Erosion of natural deposits Erosion of natural deposits Erosion of natural deposits

Monitoring and Reporting Violations Monitoring and reporting violations occur when a water system fails to collect and/or report results for State required drinking water sampling. Sample location refers to the distribution system, or an entry point or well number from which a sample is required to be taken. Contaminant Group Inorganic Contaminants Fluoride Microbiological Contaminants Sample Location 200 Distribution System Distribution System Compliance Period Beginning 10/01/2012 09/01/2012 10/01/2012 Compliance Period Ending 12/31/2012 09/30/2012 10/31/2012

A summary of the source water assessment for WILLIAMS BAY WATERWORKS is available at: Educational Information The sources of drinking water, both tap water and bottled water, include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife. Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining or farming. Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff and residential uses. Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff and septic systems. Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities. In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, EPA prescribes regulations that limit the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. FDA regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which shall provide the same protection for public health. Number of Contaminants Required to be Tested This table displays the number of contaminants that were required to be tested in the last ve years. The CCR may contain up to ve years worth of water quality results. If a water system tests annually, or more frequently, the results from the most recent year are shown on the CCR. If testing is done less frequently, the results shown on the CCR are from the past ve years. Contaminant Group Disinfection Byproducts Inorganic Contaminants Microbiological Contaminants Radioactive Contaminants Synthetic Organic Contaminants including Pesticides and Herbicides Unregulated Contaminants Volatile Organic Contaminants Disinfection Byproducts Contaminant (units) TTHM (ppb) MCL 80 0 MCLG Level Found 1.1 Range 1.1 Sample Date (if prior to 2012) 08/24/2010 Violation No Typical Source of Contaminant By-product of drinking water chlorination 2 16 1 3 23 4 20 # of Contaminants

Fluoride samples that were missed include: Fluoride. Inorganic Contaminants that were missed include: Nitrate (N03-N); Nitrite (N02-N). Microbiological Contaminants that were missed include: Chlorine Free (Available); Chlorine Total Residual; Coliform (Tcr) Denition of Terms Term AL MCL MCLG MFL MRDL MRDLG mrem/year NTU pCi/l ppm ppb ppt ppq TCR TT Denition Action Level: The concentration of a contaminant which, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements which a water system must follow. Maximum Contaminant Level: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology. Maximum Contaminant Level Goal: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety. million bers per liter Maximum residual disinfectant level: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants. Maximum residual disinfectant level goal: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs do not reect the benets of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants. millirems per year (a measure of radiation absorbed by the body) Nephelometric Turbidity Units picocuries per liter (a measure of radioactivity) parts per million, or milligrams per liter (mg/l) parts per billion, or micrograms per liter (ug/l) parts per trillion, or nanograms per liter parts per quadrillion, or picograms per liter Total Coliform Rule Treatment Technique: A required process intended to reduce the level of a contaminant in drinking water.

Inorganic Contaminants Contaminant (units) ARSENIC (ppb) MCL 10 MCLG n/a Level Found 1 1 Range Sample Date (if prior to 2012) 03/07/2011 Violation No Typical Source of Contaminant Erosion of natural deposits; Runoff from orchards; Runoff from glass and electronics production wastes Discharge of drilling wastes; Discharge from metal reneries; Erosion of natural deposits Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits; Leaching from wood preservatives Erosion of natural deposits; Water additive which promotes strong teeth; Discharge from fertilizer and aluminum factories Corrosion of household plumbing systems; Erosion of natural deposits Nickel occurs naturally in soils, ground water and surface waters and is often used in electroplating, stainless steel and alloy products.

Health Information Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agencys safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791). Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune systems disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by cryptosporidium and other microbial contaminants are available from the Environmental Protection Agencys safe drinking water hotline (800-426-4791). Water and Sewer Rates as of 1-1-13: Water usage rate: $3.52 per thousand gallons, $3.22 per thousand over 100,000 used. Sewer usage rate: $3.70 per thousand gallons of water used. In addition to the usage rate, there is a quarterly minimum charge that includes no usage. Meter Size 5/8-3/4 1 1.25 1.5 2 3 4 Water $29.00 $40.00 $80.00 $110.00 $168.00 $325.00 $540.00 Sewer $58.00 $145.00 $203.00 $290.00 $464.00 $928.00 $1,450.00

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0 of 10 results were above the action level. 1.0







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0 of 10 results were above the action level. .5300



Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply we sometimes need to make improvements that will benet all of our customers. These improvements are sometimes reected as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding. Please call our ofce if you have questions: 262-245-2707. We at the Williams Bay Water Utility work around the clock to provide top quality water to every tap. We ask that all our customers help us protect our water sources, which are the heart of our community, our way of life and our childrens future. May 30, 2013. Consumer Condence Report for 26500606 WILLIAMS BAY WATERWORKS 2012

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WALWORTH COUNTY Case No. 2013PR85 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Romayne A. Gregoire PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth July 1, 1924 and date of death April 20, 2013, was domiciled in Walworth County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of N2342 Sylvan Lane, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedents estate is August 17, 2013. 5. A claim may be filed at the Walworth County Probate, P.O. Box 1001, 1800 County Rd. NN, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Room 2085. Wendy A. Esch, Deputy May 10, 2013 John L. Maier, Jr. Sweet & Maier, S.C. 114 N. Church St., P.O. Box 318 Elkhorn, WI 53121 (262) 723-5480 Bar No. 01016034 May 23, 30, & June 6, 2013 within 20 days after the 10-day period for public comment ends, the Department shall render a decision that approves, modifies, or denies the permit or approves or disapproves the contract that is the subject of the application by mailing the decision to the applicant. The final decision may be appealed as indicated in the permit decision document. Docket Number IP-SE-2013-65-00181 WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES For the Secretary Travis Schroeder Water Management Specialist May 23, 2013 May 30, 2013 Bids will be accepted until June 6, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. Road specs will be available beginning May 23 and can be obtained from the Town Clerk, at the Town Hall, N3496 Como Road, Lake Geneva, WI, between the hours of 9 a.m. & 3 p.m. For further information, contact Randy Parker, Highway Superintendent, at 262-248-2135. The Town of Geneva reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive any informalities in bidding, and to accept the bid deemed most advantageous to the Town of Geneva. Debra L. Kirch, Clerk/Treasurer Town of Geneva May 23, 2013 OFFICIAL PUBLICATION VILLAGE OF WILLIAMS BAY WALWORTH COUNTY, WISCONSIN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there will be a Public Hearing before the Plan Commission on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Hall in Williams Bay, Wisconsin to consider the following: THE PETITION OF MICHAEL VANDERBUNT - for a Conditional Use Permit. TAX KEY NUMBER: WOP 00036 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 6, Block 3 Village Center STREET ADDRESS: 39 Cherry Street, Williams Bay The petitioner requests a Conditional Use Permit to build a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, one story 1300 square foot Tourist Home in accordance to Ordinance 18.0218(c)(21) and per section 18.0310(M). All persons, and their agents or attorneys will be given an opportunity to be heard in relation thereto. Jacqueline Hopkins Village Clerk May 23 & 30, 2013 trade on all construction work in the covered area, are as follows: Goals for minority participation for each trade: 7 percent. Goals for female participation in each trade: 6.9 percent. BID SECURITY: Bid Security in the amount of not less than 5% nor more than 10% of the Bid shall accompany each Bid in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders. Acceptable Bid Security shall be Bid Bond, Certified Check, Cashiers Check, or Money Order. CONTRACT SECURITY: The Bidder to whom a Contract is awarded shall furnish a Performance Bond and a Payment Bond each in an amount equal to the Contract Price. BID REJECTION/ACCEPTANCE: Owner reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, waive informalities in bidding or to accept the Bid or Bids, which best serve the interests of Owner. Published by authority of the Town of Lyons. Joy Bartelson, Town Chairman Karla Hill, Town Clerk CRISPELL-SNYDER, INC. Professional Consultants A GAI Company May 23 & 30, 2013 To be located at: Happy Restaurant 526 Wells Street Lake Geneva, WI Class A Liquor & Class A Fermented Malt Beverage: Prairie State Enterprises of Darien LLC Kenneth B. Kearns, Agent 5912 N. River Bay Rd. Waterford, WI 53185 To be located at: Lake Geneva Mobil 350 N. Edwards Blvd Lake Geneva, WI QuickNSave LLC Jatinder Singh Dhillon, Agent 1173 Hidden Creek Ln Burlington, WI 53105 To be located at: Quick Mart 1231 Grant St Lake Geneva, WI Class A Liquor: Lake Geneva School of Cooking LLC John Bogan, Agent 79 Congress St. Williams Bay, WI 53191 To be located at: Lake Geneva School of Cooking 727 Geneva Street Lake Geneva, WI May 30, 2013









STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WALWORTH COUNTY Notice and Order for Name Change Hearing Case No. 13CV00476 In the matter of the name change of: Alexander Montgomery Pardo NOTICEISGIVEN: A petition was filed asking to change the name of the person listed above: From: Alexander Montgomery Pardo To: Angela Djinn Fallentine Birth Certificate: Alexander Montgomery Pardo ITISORDERED: This petition will be heard in the Circuit Court of Walworth County, State of Wisconsin: Judges Name: Hon. James L. Carlson Place: Walworth Co. Judicial Center 1800 County Road NN, Elkhorn, WI 53121 Date: June 27, 2013 Time: 11:00 a.m. If you require reasonable accomodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 262-741-7012 at least ten (10) working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. ITISFURTHERORDERED: Notice of this hearing shall be given by publication as a Class 3 notice for three (3) weeks in a row prior to the date of the hearing in the Lake Geneva Regional News a newspaper published in Walworth County, State of Wisconsin. BYTHECOURT: Hon. James L. Carlson May 13, 2013 May 23, 30, June 6, 2013

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WALWORTH COUNTY File No 12-CV-00934 Case Classification Type Foreclosure of Mortgage Code No. 30404 Money Judgment Code No 30301 Other Debtor Actions Code No 30304 NOTICEOFSHERIFFSSALE COMMUNITY BANK CBD, f/k/a Community Bank, Delavan Plaintiff -vsPARTNERSONMAINSTREETLLCand FRANKB. MAYJR Defendents and Third-party Plaintiffs -vsESTATEOFARNOLDEBARGIELSKI, JR and TERRANCEP. MATHEWS Third-Party Defendents PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of and pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action on December 10, 2012 Ior my designee will cause to be sold at public auction in the lobby of the Walworth County Law Enforcement Center, located at 1770 County Road NN, City of Elkhorn, Walworth County, Wisconsin, on June 13, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., all of the following described premises particularly described as: The East 50 feet of Lot Four (4), all in Block Thirty-one (31) of the Original Plat of the City of Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin. TAXPARCELNO. ZOP00335 Property Address:846 Main Street Lake Geneva, WI53147 TERMSOFSALE:Ten percent (10%)of the successful bid must be paid to the Sheriff at the sale in cash, cashiers check or certified funds, payable to the Clerk of Courts. The balance of the successful bid must be paid to the Clerk of Courts in cash, cashiers check or certified funds no later than ten days after the court confirms the sale or else the 10% down payment is forfeited to the Plaintiff. The property is sold as isand subject to all liens and encumbrances. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax. Dated at Elkhorn, Wisconsin, this 13th day of May, 2013 s/David Graves, Sheriff Walworth County, Wisconsin Lisle W. Blackbourn GODFREY,LEIBSLE,BLACKBOURN& HOWARTH, S.C. 354 Seymour Court Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121 Telephone:(262)723-3220 Facsimile:(262)723-5091 May 16, 23 &30, 2013

TOWN OF GENEVA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following applications for licenses to deal in intoxicating liquors, fermented malt beverages and wine in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 125.04 (3) (g) of the Wisconsin Statutes have been filed with the Town of Geneva for the license year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014. Debra L. Kirch Town Clerk/Treasurer CLASS B COMBINATION Andres Lake Shore Lounge Inc Margaret Szok, agent N3075 Willow Rd Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Freddies West End W4118 Lake Shore Dr Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Anthonys Steak House Inc Anthony Condos, agent 1229 Main St Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Anthonys Steak House W3354 State Road 50 Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Duffy Inc John Duffy, agent N3063 Uranus Rd Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Duffys Pub & Cottages W4086 Lake Shore Dr Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Geneva Pines LLC Larry Jozefiak, agent 403 S Lakeshore Dr Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Hemingways N3270 County Road H Lake Geneva, WI 53147 HDP, LLC Holly Hancock, agent N3071 Willow Rd Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Como Inn N3461 County Road H Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Hawks View Golf Club LLC Daniel R. Daniels, agent 4454 S 13th St Milwaukee, WI 53221 Hawks View Golf Club 7377 Krueger Rd Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Inns of Geneva National, LLC Alma Gonzalez, agent W9004 R&D Townline Rd Delavan, WI 53115 Inns of Geneva National 1091 Hidden Cottage Cir Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Lake Como Beach Property Owners Association Allen R. Searles, agent N3040 Dandelion Rd Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Lake Como Beach Clubhouse W3730 Clubhouse Dr Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Lake Geneva Entertainment, Inc Dana Montana, agent 5065 State Road 50 Delavan, WI 53115 Sugar Shack N3429 County Road H Lake Geneva, WI 53147 MDF Inc. Dorian Foley, agent 400 S. Edwards Blvd, #251 Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Foleys Bar & Grill W3905 State Road 50 Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Marimark Properties LLC Chad Carper, agent 1839 Division St., #C2 East Troy, WI 53120 NUVO W4190 West End Rd Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Marty & Kays Inc Aline Quinn, agent W3736 Woodland Dr Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Flanagans North W3725 Clubhouse Dr Lake Geneva, WI 53147 OIFGR, LLC Pamela Chambers, agent 1737 Links Rd Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Geneva Ridge Resort W4240 State Road 50 Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Paloma Geneva National, LLC Alma Gonzalez, agent W9004 R&D Townline Rd Delavan, WI 53115 Geneva National Golf Club 1221 Geneva National Ave South Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Ramdev Krupa Inc Sonal G. Patel, agent W3731 Clubhouse Dr Lake Geneva, WI 53147 KCs Clubhouse W3731 Clubhouse Dr Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Walsh 2009 LLC Marla Walsh, agent W4013 Whittier Dr Lake Geneva, WI 53147 In The Drink W3860 Lake Shore Dr Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Woelky Enterprises, Inc Donald Woelky, agent W4088 South Shore Dr Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Mars Restaurant & Resort W4098 South Shore Dr Lake Geneva, WI 53147 CLASS A COMBINATION Harleen Corporation Raj Handa, agent 375 Oakwood Ln Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Handa Mart N3465 County Road H Lake Geneva, WI 53147 CLASS B & CLASS C RETAILERS LICENSES Geneva National Community Association, Inc Carol Jean Haskins, agent W851 Myrtle Rd Genoa City, WI 53128 Club 755 LLC 755 Geneva National Ave North Lake Geneva, WI 53147 May 30, 2013



OFFICIAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS COUNTRY ESTATES COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION STORM SHELTER TOWN OF LYONS WALWORTH COUNTY, WISCONSIN OWNER: The Town of Lyons hereby gives notice that sealed Bids will be received for the construction of the Country Estates Community Association Storm Shelter. The Project consists of one prime Contract and is identified as follows: Project No. R10-0231-100: This project includes the construction of a storm shelter building including all site grading, plumbing, sewer, water, paving, site restoration, and erosion control associated with the construction of the shelter. This project is expected to be funded in whole or in part with funds provided by the United States government through the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Information on applicable federal requirements is contained in the Project Manual. TIME AND PLACE OF BID OPENING: Sealed Bids will be received until 2:00 p.m., Local Time, on the 6th day of June, 2013, in the office of the Town Clerk, 6339 Hospital Road, P.O. Box 337, Lyons, Wisconsin 53148. After the official Bid closing time, the Bids will be publicly opened and read aloud. BIDDING DOCUMENTS: The Bidding Documents are on file for inspection at the office of the Town Clerk, 6339 Hospital Road, Lyons, Wisconsin 53148, and the offices of Crispell-Snyder, Inc., A GAI Company, 700 Geneva Parkway, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147. All submitted Bidding Documents, including addendums, shall be official copies obtained directly from Crispell-Snyder, Inc., A GAI Company. Bids prepared on downloaded (internet) documents, which cannot be verified as being obtained directly from Crispell-Snyder, Inc., A GAI Company, will not be accepted. Copies may be obtained by applying to Crispell-Snyder, Inc., A GAI Company, P.O. Box 550, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147. A $40.00 refundable payment for each set of Bidding Documents is required. A separate $15.00 non-refundable handling charge for each Document set that is not picked up, is also required. Copies of the Bidding Documents may be secured in person at the Crispell-Snyder, A GAI Company, office in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, eliminating the handling charge. The refundable deposit will be returned to the apparent low Bidder and all other plan holders who return the Documents to Crispell-Snyder, A GAI Company, in usable condition within 10 business days after the opening of Bids. These are the only conditions under which the deposit will be returned. SUBSURFACE INVESTIGATION DATA: Subsurface Investigation Data is on file for inspection at all offices listed for inspecting Bidding Documents. Copies are available at no cost and may be obtained when requesting Bidding Documents. LEGAL PROVISIONS: The Contract letting shall be subject to the provisions of Sections 60.47, 66.0901, and 66.0903 of the Wisconsin Statutes. WAGE RATES: Contractors shall be required to pay not less than the prevailing wage rates on the Project as established by the United States Department of Labor and State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development. Copies of these wage rates are on file in the office of the Town Clerk and incorporated into the Contract Documents. FEDERAL DAVIS-BACON WAGE RATES: Section 1606 of the Recovery Act requires that all laborers and mechanics employed by Contractors and Subcontractors for the project will be paid wages at rates not less than those prevailing on projects of a character similar in the locality where this project will occur. The Bidders attention is called to the Equal Opportunity Clause and the Standard Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Construction Contract Specification included in the specifications. The goals and timetable for minority and female participation, expressed in percentage terms for the Contractors aggregate workforce in each


NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the City Plan Commission on Monday, June 17, 2013, at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on a Conditional Use Application filed by Franklin D Guske, W797 Myrtle Road, Pell Lake, WI 53157, for outdoor dining (Outdoor Commercial Entertainment) at the following location: TAX KEY NO. ZYUP 00107 192 Main Street All interested in the above matter are invited to attend. The City Plan Commission will be in session on Monday, June 17, 2013, at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to consider any objections that may have been filed and to hear all persons desiring to be heard. Dated this 24th day of May 2013. Mayor James R. Connors City Plan Commission City of Lake Geneva, WI A QUORUM OF ALDERMEN MAY BE IN ATTENDANCE NOTE: Requests from persons with disabilities who need assistance in order to participate in this meeting should be made to the City Clerks office in advance, in order for appropriate accommodations to be made May 30, June 6, 2013




NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED PIER John Hatch, 11280 Turtle Beach Road, North Palm Beach, FL 33408 has applied to the Department of Natural Resources for a permit to place a pier on the bed of Geneva Lake. The project is located in the SE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 9, Township 1 North, Range 17 East, Town of Linn, Walworth County. The proposed project will consist of placing a 200 long by 8 wide pier that has an L that will accommodate one boat slip. The public hearing is scheduled for: June 12, 2013 at 3pm in the Town of Linn town hall. The Department scheduled a public hearing on this activity or project because: The Department determined there is a significant public interest in holding a hearing pursuant to s. 30.208(3)(b), Stats. The hearing will be a public informational hearing where members of the public can learn more about the proposed activity and submit written or oral comments about the waterway and project in light of the standards below. The Department is currently evaluating the applicants proposal and must consider factual information about the following legal standards in deciding whether to grant, modify, or deny a permit or approve or disapprove a contract for the project: Whether the project will materially obstruct navigation, including commercial, recreational, active and passive forms of navigation Whether the project will be detrimental to the public interest, including fish and wildlife or their habitat, natural scenic beauty, or water quality Whether the project will materially reduce the flood flow capacity of a stream The Department has made a tentative determination that it will issue the permit or contract for the proposed activity. The Department considers all the following information to make a decision to approve, modify, or deny the application: 1. Applicable standards in statutes, rules, and common law. 2. Plans and information provided by an applicant. 3. Information gathered during site investigations. 4. Written or oral provided during a public comment period or public hearing. 5. Statements or information provided by local, state, and national government agencies. 6. Data or information found in natural resource inventories and plans, or maps collected by the department or others using commonly accepted methods. 7. Published scientific research. 8. Section 1.11, Stats., Wisconsin environmental policy act, and ch. NR 150 9. Any other pertinent information. If you would like to know more about this project or would like to see the application and plans, please visit the Departments permit tracking website at ermit%20Search.aspx. Reasonable accommodation, including the provision of informational material in an alternative format, will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Any member of the public may submit written comments to Travis Schroeder, 141 NW Barstow St., Room 180, Waukesha, WI 53188 by U.S. mail. Comments shall include the docket number or applicant name, and shall relate to whether the project meets the legal standards listed above. Comments shall be postmarked no later than 10 days after the date that the public informational hearing is completed. Pursuant to s. 30.208(3)(e), Stats,


NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the following applications for Class A, Class A, Class B, Class B, and Class C licenses to deal in intoxicating liquors, fermented malt beverages and wine in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 12.04 (3) (g) of the Wisconsin Statutes for Class A, Class A, Class B, Class B, and Class C licenses for the following firms have been filed with the City of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin for the license year commencing July 1, 2013 and ending June 30, 2014. Michael D. Hawes, City Clerk Class B/Class B Intoxicating Liquor & Fermented Malt Beverage: Harrys Caf and Place Inc. James Chironis, Agent 1103 Park Row Lake Geneva, WI 53147 To be located at: Harrys Caf 808 Main Street Lake Geneva, WI Class B/Class B Intoxicating Liquor (Winery) & Fermented Malt Beverage: Jackson Wine, LLC Kathleen A. Jackson, Agent 401 Sheridan Springs Road Lake Geneva, WI 53147 License to be located at: Studio Winery 401 Sheridan Springs Road Lake Geneva, WI Reserve Class B Liquor & Class B Fermented Malt Beverage: Meridien Bella Vista Suites Hotel LLC Charles Lorenzi, Agent 6597 Deerpath Rd Lake Geneva, WI 53147 To be located at: Bella Vista Suites Hotel 335 Wrigley Drive Lake Geneva, WI Class B Fermented Malt Beverage & Class C Wine: Lake Geneva Creperie, Inc Ralph Kennedy, Agent N2415 Tuskegee Dr. Burlington, WI 53105 To be located at: Lake Geneva Creperie 234 Broad St Lake Geneva, WI Beachside Hospitality, Inc. Nancy Trilla, Agent 424 Waubun Drive Fontana, WI 53125 To be located at: Barrique Wine Bar & Beachside Cafe 835 Wrigley Drive Lake Geneva, Wisconsin 53147 Guerrero Inc Yolanda Zaveleta, Agent 1728 State Rd 11 Burlington, WI 53105 License to be located at: Olympic Restaurant 748 W. Main St. Lake Geneva, WI PH Hospitality Group LLC Mark Dillon, Agent 34737 Elm St Oconomowoc, WI 53066 To be located at: Pizza Hut 801 Williams Street Lake Geneva, WI Happy Restaurant, Inc. Min Ting Zhong, Agent 700 Southwind Drive, Apt 102 Lake Geneva, WI 53147

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WALWORTH COUNTY SUMMONS (PUBLICATION) Case Classification Type: 30404 Code No.: 13CV00323 WALWORTH STATE BANK 105 N. HIGHWAY 67 PO BOX 66 WALWORTH WI 53184, Plaintiff, -vsDOROTHY BIRIS A/K/A DOROTHY L. BIRIS W3650 S. LAKESHORE DRIVE LAKE GENEVA WI 53147, Defendant. THE STATE OF WISCONSIN To each person named above as a defendant: You are hereby notified that the plaintiff named above has filed a lawsuit or other legal action against you. Within 40 days after May 16, 2013, you must respond with a written demand for a copy of the complaint. The demand must be sent or delivered to the court, whose address is Walworth County Courthouse, P.O. Box 1001, Elkhorn, WI 53121, and to Richard W. Torhorst, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is PO Box 1300, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. You may have an attorney help or represent you. If you do not demand a copy of the complaint within 40 days, the court may grant judgment against you for the award of money or other legal action requested in the complaint, and you may lose your right to object to anything that is or may be incorrect in the complaint. A judgment may be enforced as provided by law. A judgment awarding money may become a lien against any real estate you own now or in the future, and may also be enforced by garnishment or seizure of property. Dated: May 9, 2013 Signed: /s/Richard W. Torhorst, Plaintiffs Attorney Bar No.: 01015127 PO Box 1300 Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Phone No.: 262-248-3333 May 16, 23 &30, 2013


TOWN OF GENEVA BID NOTICE The Town of Geneva will be accepting road bids for the following: Hot mix overlay, pulverization, shouldering, road patches, bid by ton, asphalt laid and rolled on Town roads.

NOTICE TO BIDDERS NEW DUNN FIELD RESTROOM & CONCESSIONS BUILDING SAGE STREET LAKE GENEVA, WI 53147 The City of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, will receive lump sum general construction bids for the construction of the New Dunn Field Restroom & Concessions Building until 10:00 A.M. Local Time on Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Bids shall be submitted to the office of Mr. Dennis Jordan, City Administrator, City of Lake Geneva, 626 Geneva Street, P.O. Box 340, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud shortly thereafter. ALL BIDDERS SHALL BE PREQUALIFIED. THE CITY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO NOT OPEN ANY BID RECEIVED FROM A NON-PREQUALIFIED CONTRACTOR. NO CONTRACT WILL BE AWARDED TO ANY CONTRACTOR WHO IS NOT PREQUALIFIED. The work to be performed by the General Contractor will include, but not be limited to, the following: 1. General Construction, including all work called for in the Contract Documents. 2. Plumbing work, as called for in the Contract Documents. 3. Heating & Ventilation work as called for in the Contract Documents. 4. Electrical work, as called for in the Contract Documents. The Contract Documents, including Plans and Specifications, are on file for inspection at the Lake Geneva City Hall and the office of the Architect, McCormack + Etten / Architects LLP, 400 Broad Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. Drawings and Specifications can also be accessed via the internet at the following FTP location: 305-DunnField/BidDocuments/ . Click on each of the documents to view or right click and download to a local destination on your computer. Contract Documents and Addenda can be obtained from the office of the Architect, McCormack + Etten / Architects LLP, 400 Broad Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, upon payment of a $50.00 per set refundable plan deposit. All plan deposit checks shall be made payable to McCormack + Etten / Architects LLP. Current AGC or other approved plan deposit cards will be accepted. Bids based upon Contract Documents from other sources will not be accepted. The $50.00 per set plan deposit will be refunded to the Bidder if the Contract Documents are returned to the Architects office within 14 days of the bid opening and in good condition. No plan deposit will be refunded to any Bidder for plans returned after 14 days of the bid opening. An additional separate non-refundable fee of $10.00 to cover the cost of shipping and handling will be required for each set of Contract Documents sent out by the Architect. All fees are to be paid in advance of shipment or pickup. The letting of the work described herein is subject to all applicable local, state and federal requirements pertaining to public works projects. No Bid shall be received unless accompanied by a Certified Check or Bid Bond equal to at least 5% of the total Bid, payable to the City of Lake Geneva as a guarantee that if his Bid is accepted, the General Contractor will execute and file the Contract, Performance & Payment Bonds, and the Insurance Certificates that are required by the Contract Documents within the time limit set by the Owner. The successful Bidder will be required to furnish a satisfactory Performance & Payment Bond for the full amount of the Contract Price within ten (10) days after the award of the contract. If the successful Bidder fails, for any reason, to execute and file such Contract and Performance & Payment Bond, the amount of the check or bid bond shall be forfeited to the City of Lake Geneva as liquidated damages. The City of Lake Geneva reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, waive any formalities in the bidding, or to accept the Bid which they feel is in their best interest. The acceptance or rejection of any bid submitted is final and binding on all bidders without recourse by rejected bidders against the City of Lake Geneva. No Bid shall be withdrawn for a period of thirty (30) days after the opening of the Bids without the consent of the Owner. Due to the total cost of completion for a multiple-trade project, this project is subject to Section 66.293 Wisconsin State Statutes, which requires all contractors and subcontractors to comply with the prevailing wage rates, hours of labor and hourly basic pay rates in all trades contemplated as determined by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. For further information, contact the Architects office. Dated this 29th day of May, 2013. BY ORDER OF: MR. DENNIS JORDAN CITY ADMINISTRATOR THE CITY OF LAKE GENEVA 626 GENEVA STREET LAKE GENEVA, WI 53147 PREPARED BY: McCORMACK + ETTEN / ARCHITECTS LLP 400 BROAD STREET LAKE GENEVA, WI 53147 May 30 & June 6, 2013



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NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the City Plan Commission on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on a Conditional Use Application filed by Sunrise Gardens LLC. 203 E. Beloit St. Apt A, Darien, WI 53114 for Roger & Wendy Fisher, 1234 National Ave., Rockford, IL 61103, to modify an existing passive recreation area by repairing/rebuilding existing wood stairs in the same location and adding a deck with canvas awning to the stairs located in the Lakeshore Overlay District at: Tax Key No. ZA1240 00002 946 CEYLON COURT All interested in the above matter are invited to attend. The City Plan Commission will be in session on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to consider any objections that may have been filed and to hear all persons desiring to be heard. Dated this 24th day of May 2013. Mayor James R. Connors City Plan Commission City of Lake Geneva, WI A QUORUM OF ALDERMEN MAY BE IN ATTENDANCE May 30, June 6, 2013 b. Buildings/Grounds Committee- Mr. Hildebrandt (chair), Mrs. Knorr, Mr. Wolski, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Hummel, Mr. Hoey, Mrs. Boldger, and Mr. Kahl. c. Board Goals Committee- Mrs. Freeman (chair), Mrs. Heyer, and Mrs. Knorr. d. District Equity Committee- Mrs. Knorr (chair), Mrs. Hummel, Mrs. Barker, Ms. Moran, Mrs. Mecum, Mrs. Brungraber, Mrs. Ott-Wilson, Mrs. Weis, and Mrs. Wenger. e. Walworth School History Committee- Mrs. Freeman (chair), Mrs. Schwenn, Mrs. Long, Mrs. VandeBogert, Mr. Ontl, Mrs. Kumlien, Mrs. Rasmussen, Mrs. Wenger, and other community representatives. f. Other Previous District Ad Hoc Committees Established on a As-Needed Basis- District Gifted/Talented Advisory Committee, Professional Development Advisory Council, Technology Advisory Team, District Wellness Team, Board Study Committee: Communication, Human Growth and Development Committee, and District Strategic Planning Steering Committee. 5. Appointment of Special Representatives for 2013-2014- Mrs. Freeman appointed the special representatives as follows: a. WASB Representative and Delegate- Mrs. Heyer b. BFASA Board Member- Mr. Ries c. CESA #2 Representative- Mrs. Schmitz Motion by Mrs. Heyer to approve the appointment of the special representatives for the 2013-2014 school year. Second by Mr. Ries. Motion carried 4-0. 6. Annual Appointments and Special Designees for 2013-2014- Motion by Mrs. Heyer, to approve all of the regular annual appointments as listed with the exception of the District Official Media Source to be tabled until next months board meeting. Second by Mr. Hildebrandt. Motion carried 4-0. The annual appointments and special designees are as follows: a. At-Risk Coordinators- Mrs. Jennifer Ott-Wilson (School Counselor), Mr. Lee Knoble-Janney (School Counselor) b. District Medical Advisor- Dr. Deanna Courier (Mercy Walworth Medical Center) c. District Health Coordinators- Mr. Troy Hummel and Mrs. Martha Halma d. District AOD Coordinators- Mrs. Jennifer Ott- Wilson (School Counselor), Mr. Lee Knoble-Janney (School Counselor) e. District Safety Coordinators- Mrs. Pamela Knorr (District Administrator), Ms. Pamela Larson (Principal), Mr. Jeff Wolski (Buildings & Grounds Supervisor) f. District Legal Counsel- Mr. Bob Butler (WASB), Mr. Mike Julka, Mr. Frank Sutherland, Mr. David Rohrer, Mr. Bill Fahey, Ms. Joanne Harmon-Curry, etc. (Lathrop & Clark), Davis and Kelthau- Shana Lewis (BFASA) g. District Depository- Walworth State Bank h. District Official Media Source- The Lake Geneva Regional News and the Walworth Times 7. Approval of Minutes, Monthly Invoices, and Financial StatementsConsent motion by Mr. Ries to approve the open/closed session minutes from the meeting held on March 18, 2013. Second by Mr. Hildebrandt. Motion carried 4-0. Consent motion by Mr. Hildebrandt to approve the April invoices including general fund checks #51070-#51155 totaling $237,555.49, payroll checks #23533#23545 totaling $8,219.50, direct deposit checks #900009977-#900010199 totaling $234,297.45, and online payments #636#653 totaling $145,200.68. Second by Mr. Ries. Motion carried 3-0. Mrs. Heyer abstained. 8. Reportsa. Team Leaders Report: Professional Development Request (Mrs. Knorr, Ms. Larson, Mrs. Amy Markuson, Ms. Kris Koltes, Mrs. Linda Wenzel, Mrs. Cori Niemuth, Ms. Kerry Jonas, Mrs. Brent Wilson, Mrs. Anne Karedes, Mrs. Anice Machado, Mrs. Rachel Roemer, Mr. Todd Gauger, and Mrs. Ott-Wilson)- Each team leader introduced themselves. Ms. Larson presented a powerpoint regarding professional development request with monthly early release times for schoolwide professional development which would include topics such as literacy, RtI, and interventions along with a monthly report provided at each regular board meeting. Discussion ensued. b. WASB Report- Mrs. Heyer reviewed the board members should continue to look at the WASB website for update information and the Spring Academy Event to be held on May 4, 2013. c. YESS Task Force Committee- Mrs. Heyer reported upcoming events such as the Sing-A-Long scheduled for April 30, 2013 at 6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. and the Art Fair involving the Jazz Band on May 14, 2013 along with the Patchwork Quilt Event and the books and games exchange. d. District Safety Committee- Mr. Hildebrandt reported the last meeting was held on April 19, 2013 and mentioned the need of an additional parent volunteer to be on the committee. e. Presidents Report- Mrs. Freeman reported/distributed: 1) a DOT report regarding any laws on distance a highway can be from schools. Any examples are not applicable to Walworth Jt. District #1s problem. 2) an article in the April 14, 2013 Lake Geneva Regional News quoted the BFHS incident was not reported by the Walworth Jt. District #1. No police or school official was informed about this incident. And 3) an administrators evaluation meeting was scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. f. Principals Report- Mrs. Larson reviewed/discussed: 1) the Principals Report which was emailed to the board members; 2) the 2012 Remedial and Enrichment Summer School Programs; 3) Mrs. Katie Clarquist, teacher from Franklin Middle School, shared her schools PBIS implementation journey; and 4) a master schedule meeting with teacher representatives. g. Administrators Report- Mrs. Knorr reviewed/distributed: 1) the East Division Elementary Forensics Competition to be held at Walworth Grade School on Saturday, April 27, 2013; 2) the upcoming JK/K Roundup to be held on Friday, May 10, 2013; and 3) updated copies of the Equity Committee Report. 9. Old Business a. Second Reading: Approval of Board Policies 120, 131, and 533.1- Mrs. Heyer requested to table Board Policy 533.1 until the May board meeting. Motion by Mr. Ries to approve theses board policies, as presented, and table Board Policy 533.1. Second by Mr. Hildebrandt. Motion carried 4-0. b. Approval of Attorney Robert Butlers Investigative Report- Mrs. Freeman reviewed the process of the investigative report. Motion by Mr. Hildebrandt to approve the investigative report. Second by Mr. Ries. Motion carried 4-0. 10. New Business a. 2013 Summer Food Service Program Proposal- Mrs. Knorr reviewed the Summer Food Service Program Proposal, which includes free breakfast and free lunch for all children, ages 3-18 during the summer school days. The rest of the summer will include lunch only. Motion by Mrs. Heyer to approve the Summer Food Service Program, as presented. Second by Mr. Ries. Motion carried 4-0. b. Establish 2012-2013 Final Student and Teacher Days- Mrs. Freeman mentioned the Employee Handbook describes 180 face to face days. Discussion ensued. Motion by Mr. Ries to approve June 7, 2013 as the final student day and June 10, 2013 as the final teacher day for the 2012-2013 school year for this year only. Second by Mr. Hildebrandt. Motion carried 3-1. c. 2013-2014 Calendar- Motion by Mr. Hildebrandt to approve the 2013-2014 Calendar, as presented. Second by Mr. Ries. Motion carried 4-0. d. Changes/Updates on District Employee Handbook- Motion by Mrs. Heyer to approve the changes/updates to the District Employee Handbook. Second by Mr. Hildebrandt. Motion carried 4-0. e. 2011 Chargeback Taxes- Motion by Mrs. Heyer to accept the Village of Walworths 2011 chargeback taxes in the amount of $92.43. Second by Mr. Hildebrandt. Motion carried 4-0. f. 2013-2014 Koerner Bus Co. Contract- Motion by Mr. Hildebrandt to approve the 2013-2014 Koerner Bus Co. Contract, as presented, with a 4% increase. Second by Mr. Ries. Motion carried 4-0. g. Open Enrollment- Request for Exception to the Application Period- Motion by Mr. Hildebrandt to approve the open enrollment- request for exception to the application period, as presented. Second by Mr. Ries. Motion carried 4-0. The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. Motion by Mrs. Heyer to adjourn the meeting. Second by Mr. Ries. Motion carried 4-0. The meeting was adjourned at 8:04 P.M. Minutes Prepared For: Mary Heyer, Clerk Barbara Dade, Executive Secretary May 30, 2013 Kauer. AGENDA REVISION/ADOPTION: The agenda was with the following change; an addition regarding a student requesting early graduation will be inserted above Citizen Participation. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: The minutes of the Regular Meeting on March 18, 2013, the minutes of April 4, 2013, Special Meeting and Closed Session, and the minutes of April 8, 2013, Special Meeting and Closed Session, were approved on a Pruessing/Arntz motion, carried 4/0. REVIEW OF BANK RECONCILIATIONS FOR DISTRICT FUNDS AS OF MARCH 29, 2013 & APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS FOR MARCH AND APRIL, 2013: Review of the bank reconciliation for district funds as of March 29, 2013 and approval of payment of bills for March and April 2013 was made on an Arntz/McCarthy motion, carried 4/0. Walworth State Bank General Fund Check Numbers 45151-45290 and Voids 45113 & 45162 $254,203.02 Walworth State Bank Payrolls 3/28/13 & 4/11/13 $294,336.65 WRS March report (ACH 4/30/13) $ 29,338.46 Common remitter for 403(b) wire transfers 3/28/13 & 4/11/13 $ 17815.38 Rec District bank fees $ 100.47 3/15/13 Board of Commissioners of Public Lands/Sate Trust Fund Loan $ 58602.45 3/27/13 Walworth State Bank Non-Energy Project Loan Interest $ 2197.48 6. APPROVAL/REVIEW OF EARLY GRADUATION CANDIDATE: Anahi Bernal requested permission to graduate early. In the fall she would like to attend cosmetology school or a culinary school. Ed Hayden reminded Anahi that she is still a student here; she is eligible for scholarships and that she can participate in graduation. Request was approved on a Pruessing/Arntz motion, carried 4/0. 7. CITIZENS PARTICIPATION FOR ITEMS ON OR NOT ON THE WRITTEN AGENDA: Lisa Konkel, (BFHS AG Science teacher), passed out a handout showing what the AG Dept. has done for the school since its inception. Mrs. Konkel, Rick Henningfeld, the students, parents and alumni have come to the meeting to be proactive and be a visual presence to the board members. They want the board to understand the impact that AG has made on the lives of students. They recognize that due to cost restraints the board had to make some tough decisions and they understand but as the next year comes to an end, they hope the AG Dept. will be reinstated as it has been in the past years. Tom Kauer, current President of FFA Alumni, spoke on behalf of the alumni stating that they fully support the Agriscience Dept. and their programs. Mr. Kauer felt that the rural area was not informed enough on the referendum and would like more details to support a new referendum in the fall. He also specified that he hopes Mr. Henningfeld will only have to help out in the science dept. for one year and will fully re-enter the Agricience Dept. next year. Kathy Santucci then took the floor and remarked that through Mr. Henningfeld and the AG program students have learned morals, responsibility and leadership. He has been an excellent role model and she feels that we shouldnt be taking anything away from the kids. 8. REPORTS: (8a) RECREATION DEPARTMENT REPORT: Chuck Thiesenhusen reported that the Summer Program Guide will be sent to the printer on Wednesday and should be in mailboxes the first part of May. The Rec. Dept. started an adult computer class for Spanish speakers and it went quite well. The George Williams College students just completed the fitness center surveys and had about 150 participants. They will present their findings on April 30, 2013. Finally, Chuck met with Golden Years and is looking at forming a partnership with them. (8b) STUDENT COUNCIL REPORT: Steven Schauf reported that student council participated in the 8th grade orientation and the chaperones commented on how very well it went. The council is now working on Teacher Appreciation Day in May, Spring Clean-up Day and the senior picture display for graduation. (8c) DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS REPORT: Dorothy Kaufmann reported that she just was at the hospital today and they have indicated that she is cancer free!! 9. OLD BUSINESS: (9a) ELECTION TO BOARD: Bill Gronow and Edward Hayden recited the BFHS Board of Education Oath of Office pledge. Gretchen McCarthy was overseeing the process. Dorothy Kaufmann reminded those attending that Mr. Gronow will be seated at our next board meeting. (9b) REPORT ON MEETING WITH FONTANA REGARDING LUNCH PROGRAM: Dorothy reported that she, Deb Way and Shelly Chisamore had a meeting with representatives from Fontana and discussed the issues facing the Federal guidelines and requirements for food service. The students are complaining that they dont have enough food and is not the same kind of food that has been served in the past. Monday is the only day that pre-packaged food is being served and Tuesday through Friday, food is made from scratch. They will be trying some new items, such as salads and will take sample dishes to the grade school in hopes of increasing participation. Dorothy felt this last meeting went well and stressed that communication between the grade school and high school is key. They are looking forward to sampling the new items. (9c) SECOND READING ACADEMIC PLACEMENT OF INCOMING FRESHMEN: Approval of the second reading of Academic Placement of Incoming Freshmen was made on an Arntz/McCarthy motion, carried 4/0. 10. NEW BUSINESS: (10a& b) DISCUSSION/RECOMMENDATIONS TO REDUCE THE BFHS BUDGET 2013-2014: A) Non-replacement of an aide/food service/office worker position due to retirement will be an anticipated savings of $24,760. Sue Pruessing asked Deb Way if the staff will be able to absorb this cut. Deb Way replied that it would be difficult, but that it could be done. Approval was made on a Pruessing/Arntz motion, carried, 4/0. B) Non-replacement of an aide due to retirement with an anticipated savings of $18,420. Sue Pruessing asked what this aides duties were. Mike Hinske said that the aide worked with Title I reading and was a study hall and cafeteria supervisor. Approval was made on a McCarthy/Arntz motion, carried, 4/0. C) Non-replacement of a FCE teacher due to relocation of family to Norway with anticipated savings of $79,121. Mike stated that the FCE area will be reduced to ten sections. The teacher leaving taught general FCE classes, family relationships, child development, sewing and foods. Mike also stated that he is not sure as to what will happen to FCCLA due to the fact that this particular teacher was the advisor of the club. Gretchen McCarthy asked if the two overloads are acceptable to the remaining teacher. Mike confirmed that it is acceptable. Sue Pruessing asked what type of classes will be cut. Mike indicated that they have no intention of cutting any upper level classes; most likely it will be level one or level two sections or any class that has enrollment of less than eight students. Approval was made on an Arntz/McCarthy motion, carried, 4/0. D) Non-replacement of a science teacher due to resignation with anticipated savings of $48,540. Mr. Hayden said the plan was to slide the AG teacher over to the science dept. for 50% of his time. Mr. Hinske stated that the actual time allotted for this teacher in biology will be 33% with four sections and 17% of his time will be spent in the AP Environmental Science class with two sections. AG will offer 18 sections compared to the 19 sections that are offered now. Mike said that this dept. also has the responsibility of the Co-op Work Experience. He will have to take a look at the numbers to see if it will be able to continue. He said that they asked the BOE for permission to grant overloads, and it was given but the teachers are not required to take them. At this time, there is no intent to diminish or remove any upper level classes. Mike reminded the board that the new mandate and graduation requirements effective for the class of 2017 will require hiring a new science teacher. All of the board was in agreement that this is a temporary arrangement and they are hoping that after one year the science/AG dept. will be back on track. Approval was made on a McCarthy/Arntz motion, carried, 3/0. Sue Pruessing voted no on the action. E) Retirement of science teacher with the replacement of a new one at a lesser cost and experience, with a savings of $33,661. Approval was made on a Pruessing/McCarthy motion, carried, 4/0. F) Reduction of the athletic budget by $15,000. Dorothy met with Mr. Collins and has authorized him to make a reduction of $15,000. At this time we do not know how he is going to manage it, but Mr. Hinske said that Mr. Collins has several options and ideas. The budget is due on April 29th so most likely we will know where the cuts will be at that time. Approval was made on a McCarthy/Pruessing motion, carried, 4/0. G) Reduction of summer school opportunities from four weeks to two weeks@ five days per week with an anticipated savings of $7,500. Dorothy reminded members that in the past summer school was four weeks @ four days per week. Sue Pruessing asked if Freshmen Academy will stay as it is, Mike confirmed that it will. Approval was made on a Pruessing/McCarthy motion, carried, 4/0. H) Create a three day furlough for year round secretaries and custodial staff at an anticipated savings of $2,200. Dorothy said that the three days with no pay that they are looking at are, February 21st, March 28th and April 18th, all in the year of 2014. She stated that the building would be closed on those dates. Approval was made on a McCarthy/Arntz motion, carried, 4/0. I) Overloads for departments that need additional staffing @ $3,000 per overload for an additional cost increase of $18,000. Gretchen McCarthy said this was the only way to try to keep some of the courses. Mike reported that the overloads will be available in FCE, Agriculture and Science and that he does not have any idea at this time where they will be needed. Depending on whether teachers accept the overloads, there could be fewer funds needed than allocated. Approval was made on a McCarthy/Pruessing motion, carried 4/0. J) Restructuring the BOT program with a Title 1 Focus Interventionist coming from the existing staff saving the cost of $60,000. Dorothy stated that originally they had talked about hiring someone for the Title 1 Focus position, but decided that Greg Lueck will become the Interventionist. No new funds will be required and they will move an aide over to assist Mr. Lueck, therefore they will not be cutting and not adding, but simply sliding a teacher over for a savings of $60,000. Mike explained that the interventionist will be assigned a case load of all incoming freshmen that have been identified as at risk that are not in the ELL or Special Ed. Program. There are estimated to be 20 students at this time. Mr. Lueck will be working with these students by team teaching with teachers in the primary classroom and he will track and monitor the progress of each student and every day he will have credit based intervention time with the students. No motion needed at this time. Mr. Hayden reported that items K through M are under consideration and review because we dont have anticipated savings or lack of savings to know what to do at this time. K) Remove food service from district operation and place in the hands of an outside vendor. At this time data is being gathered. L) Remove building custodial after hours cleaning from support staff and place in the hands of an outside contractor. M) Continued revision and restructuring of each department and operations budget. Dorothy commented that the board has some very difficult decisions to make as we go through the process of building the budget. It will have a big impact on the kids and individuals. She said that clearly administration will work hard to implement them in a positive and beneficial manner. (10c) COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE AGENCY ANNUAL DELEGATE CONVENTION & ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVE: Dorothy Kaufmann requested that someone attend on our behalf. Ann Zubow has attended in the past. The meeting will take place on May 21, 2013 at the Innovation Center in Whitewater, WI. Sue Pruessing said that she could try to attend. (10d) APPROVAL OF OFFERING AN ACCOUNTING CLASS AS A CAPP CLASS: Students that participate will receive dual credit from Lakeland College and Big Foot High School. It will be an Honors course and students will receive three Lakeland College credits. Approval was made on an Arntz/McCarthy motion, carried, 4/0. (10e) WAVE INSTANT NOTIFICIATION SYSTEM: Mike Hinske told members that this system is currently in use in a number of schools and municipalities. If there is an alert a teacher would just press a button and it would immediately activate a prerecorded message that dispatches over our radios as well as the police radios. Right now we use the phone and our PA system. The WAVE system takes a significant amount of time out of a situation. At this point we are just looking into it and investigating details. Dorothy Kaufmann thought that perhaps local people or sponsors would possibly be able to help in the funding of this project. Ed Hayden was interested in learning more about the cost and what would keep it from firing off accidently. (10f) POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION TO FILL SCIENCE POSITION: Dorothy Kaufmann recommended to the board, Leif Gilbertson to fill the science position that is open due to Barb Makovecs retirement. Mr. Gilbertson has taught for two years at an Indian school in North Dakota and is a UW-Madison graduate and then went back to take education courses. Dorothy and Mike went on to say he has outstanding qualifications and we will be very pleased to have him join our school. Approval was made on an Arntz/McCarthy motion, carried, 4/0. (10g) SETTLEMENT OF GRIEVANCE ACTION: Dorothy Kaufmann reported that we had a grievance filed by a teacher related to payment of credits. At this time we will continue to pay for those six credits. (10h) AMERICAS FARMERS GROW RURAL EDUCATION GRANT: Dorothy Kaufmann stated that this grant sounds like a great opportunity and she hopes that AG will be awarded this funding. (10i) ACCEPTANCE OF DONATED MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT: The following citizens and/or businesses have graciously donated these items to Big Foot Union High School: Rachel Matera donated office equipment. Carol Frederick donated interior design samples for FCE. Walworth landing donated $100 worth of gas cards for BFHS Operation Click program. Ed Hayden stated that the board deeply appreciates all the donations that we receive and on behalf of the board accepts them. 11. MEETINGS/ACTIVITIES: (11a) Regular BOE Meeting May 20, 2013 @ 7:00 PM in the Lecture Hall Sue Pruessing commented that Ann Zubow could not make it to this evenings meeting due to a work emergency, so she would like to invite her back to honor her at the next board meeting. Also, Sue suggested we give the flowers intended for Ann to Dorothy and eat the cake in celebration of Dorothys wonderful prognosis! ADJOURN MEETING: The meeting was adjourned at 8:15 p.m. on a McCarthy/Arntz motion, carried 4/0. Gretchen McCarthy, Clerk Melinda Nelson, Recording Secretary May 30, 2013








WALWORTH JT. DISTRICT #1 WALWORTH, WISCONSIN 53184 REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013 MINUTES The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Kelly Freeman, President, at 5:30 P.M. Members in attendance included: Mr. Jacob Ries, Mr. Richard Hildebrandt, and Mrs. Mary Heyer. Motion by Mrs. Heyer to adjourn to closed session pursuant to S19.85 (1)(c) consideration of employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility, (1)(f) considering financial, medical and social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems or the investigation of charges against specific persons except where par. (b) applies which, if discussed in public would be likely to have a substantial adverse effect on the reputation on any person referred to in such histories or data, or involved in such problems or investigations. Re: Review complaints filed under Board Policy 870- Employees. Second by Mr. Hildebrandt. Motion carried 4-0. The meeting was adjourned into closed session at 5:31 P.M. Mrs. Valerie Schmitz was absent from the board meeting. Mrs. Freeman reconvened the meeting back into open session at 6:13 P.M. Also in attendance were Mrs. Pamela Knorr, District Administrator; Ms. Pamela Larson, Principal; Mrs. Barbara Dade, Executive Secretary; Ms. Jade Bolack, Media Representative; nine parents/community members; and twelve staff members. 1. Pledge of Allegiance- The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. 2. Communication from the PublicMrs. Lori Sorensen, parent of a seventh grade student, voiced her trust in the leadership of the schools administration and teaching staff. Mrs. Sorensen mentioned the need for all to work together along with parents on the curriculum, safety of the children, and to reunite again. Mr. Joe Trosclair, father of two students and husband of a fourth grade teacher, mentioned his concern with previous very misguided news articles in the Lake Geneva Regional News. 3. Announcement of Official Election Results- Mrs. Heyer validated the spring election results following the Official Board of Canvassers Meeting held on April 8, 2013. The results determined that Mrs. Linda Freeman and Mrs. Valerie Schmitz were elected to the Board of Education with Mrs. Freeman receiving 483 votes, Mrs. Schmitz receiving 441 votes, and 14 writeins. Administration of Oath of Office and Code of Ethics- Mrs. Heyer administered the Oath of Office to Mrs. Freeman and Mrs. Schmitz. Mrs. Freeman administered the Code of Ethics for all board members present. Each board member signed the Code of Ethics and the signed codes were returned to Mrs. Dade. Election of Board of Education Officers for 2013-2014- Motion by Mrs. Heyer to elect the Board of Education Officers for 2013-2014 all together in one slate: Mrs. Freeman for President, Mr. Ries for Vice President, Mrs. Heyer for Clerk, Mr. Hildebrandt for Treasurer, and Mrs. Schmitz as member. Second by Mr. Hildebrandt. Motion carried 4-0. 4. Appointment of Standing and Ad Hoc Committees for 2013-2014- Mrs. Knorr reported the committee membership as follows: a. Board Policy Committee- Mrs. Heyer (chair), Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Knorr, Ms. Larson, Mrs. Karedes, and Ms. Bourke.




MINUTES OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS REGULAR OR SPECIAL MEETINGS CALL TO ORDER: The regular meeting of the Big Foot High School Board of Education held in the lecture hall of Big Foot High School was called to order at 7:03 p.m. by Ed Hayden. BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Gretchen McCarthy, Kim Arntz, Sue Pruessing and Ed Hayden. BOARD MEMBERS NOT PRESENT: Ann Zubow ALSO PRESENT: Mike Hinske, Principal, Steven Schauf, BFHS Student Council Representative, Dorothy Kaufmann, District Administrator and Melinda Nelson, Recording Secretary. VISITORS PRESENT: Bill Grunow, (BOE candidate), Chuck Thiesenhusen, (BF Recreation Dept.), Kristi Reierson, (Modern Language teacher), Jade Bolack, (Lake Geneva Regional News), Lisa Konkel and Rick Henningfeld, (AG Science teachers), Deb Way, (Administrative Assistant), Anahi Bernal, Kathy Santucci, Pam Wicks, Michael Wicks, Martin Vanderstappen Jr., Adrianna Vanderstappen, Marty Vanderstappen, Courtney Jass, Brittany Rambatt, Kyle Rambatt, Mikayla Grinnell, Brandon Grinnell, Faith Carpenter, Katy Vacula, Shannon Carpenter, Carlie ODonnell, Dakota Turk, Brent Kruizenga, Emma Brost, Shelby Grinnell, Daniel Travis, David Frans, Citaly Leon, Miriam Smith, Jessica Retzke, Candy Sonnenberg, Emilie Cerny, Kaitlin Duhigg, Seth Loudenbeck, Steve Loudenbeck, Kathy Duhigg and Tom


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Starting strong
Big Foot won a playoff game for the third straight season.

By Mike Ramczyk BELOIT Big Foot junior Austin Hoey did his part Tuesday night. In a WIAA Division II regional seminal at second-seeded Beloit Turner, Hoey had allowed only two runs and three hits through seven innings before the game went into extras tied at 2-2. In two playoff games, Big Foot had only mustered four runs through 14 innings in support of Hoey, who was desperate for run support. In the top of the eighth, Hoeys teammates responded with a urry. Big Foot erupted for ve runs in the eighth, and Hoey shut down Turner in the bottom of the frame to complete the 7-2 victory. The third-seeded Chiefs

Silver lining
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improved to 15-9 overall and will travel to conference champion Edgerton, the No. 1 seed, Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. It is the third straight year Big Foot has advanced to the regional nal. Its time to win one, Big Foot coach Steve Bochat said. Our bats got hot at the right time tonight. Big Foot senior Carter Hehr started the eighth with a triple to right-center eld. Alex Landers followed with a single up the middle, which scored Hehr and gave the Chiefs a 3-2 lead. Marshall Strenger added insurance with a booming double off the left-eld wall to score Landers, and Zak Grecos two-run double sealed the deal at 7-2. After winning the playoff opener May 24 with 15 strikeouts, Hoey went eight strong innings after only three days rest. He struck out nine and allowed only three hits. Bourneuf earns state trip The Big Foot boys golf team didnt advance to team state at Tuesdays Evansville Sectional, but two golfers had a chance to make individual state. After 18 holes, Big Foot freshman Luke Bourneuf and junior Craig Halma were tied with 78s. On one playoff hole, Bourneuf tallied a par, but Halma slipped with a seven. River Valleys Graham Wesley shot a six, so Wesley and Bourneuf were the nal two state qualiers. Bourneuf will compete Monday and Tuesday at University Ridge in Madison for state. Hes such a mature, smart player, Big Foot coach Bob Sullivan said of Bourneuf.


WILLIAMS BAY SENIOR JAKE SUTTER cruised through four innings in a Division IV regional seminal at Burlington Catholic Central Tuesday night. But two passed balls led to two runs in the fth inning, and Catholic Central tacked on four more for a 6-0 victory. The game was called after six innings due to lightning. The Bay nished the season 3-11.

Eight make state

By Mike Ramczyk WATERFORD Its been quite the track career for Badger senior Connor Kotula. As a freshman in 2010, he was one-fourth of a 400 relay squad that took fourth in state with a record-setting time of 42.52. That team, which included future college athletes Jarek Kunz and Justin Bowers along with Wes Aranda, was the last 400 relay squad to qualify for state before this year. Kotula, now a senior and the leader of Badgers current 400 relay squad with Andrew Allen, Nick Hall and Michael Mann, has come full circle. With a time of 44.20 May 23 at the Waterford Sectional, the foursome qualied for this weekends state tournament at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Kotula anchored the bunch, and he overcame a lot to get to this point.

Lauterbach overcomes loss, wins sectional

Lauterbach, Kolnik win sectionals at 1, 2 singles
By Mike Ramczyk ELKHORN Just before the WIAA tennis playoffs, Big Foot junior Seb Lauterbachs world was turned upside down. Right before the conference tournament a few weeks back, Lauterbachs grandmother passed away. Lauterbach struggled both mentally and physically against an opponent he previously dominated but found a way to win conference. On May 22 at sectionals at the Four Lakes Athletic Club, with the tragic loss still on his mind, Lauterbach had to win his rst match to qualify for state. Lauterbach breezed through his rst match and battled to win two more and capture the sectional championship. In the nal against Madison Edgewoods Patrick McKenna, Lauterbach fell in the rst set, 6-7 (3) before coming back to win the next two sets, 75, 11-9. It was a big win for Lauterbach, who hasnt really been himself for the past two weeks. The loss was tough, but they always are, Lauterbach said of his grandmothers passing. We didnt know how conference was going to go because I had never played through anything like this before, but I went out there and gave it my all. I started off pretty shaky and was emotional at rst. I was letting too many things affect my play. But through the help of my coaches, family and team I got through my matches and just focused on playing the tennis.


CONNOR KOTULA nishes strong in the 400 relay May 23 at the Waterford Sectional.

Badger wins rst conference title since 2005

By Mike Ramczyk WILMOT On May 21, the Badger baseball team played the waiting game. It had just taken care of business, handling Wilmot, 6-2, in the Southern Lakes Conference finale. However, Waterford had to upset Union Grove in order for Badger and the Grove to share the conference title with 11-3 records. Waterford came through with a 3-1 victory, and it was celebration time for Andresen the Badgers. It was Badgers first SLC championship since 2005, and it was icing on the cake for the teams seniors. Grove has had a great season, they deserve it, too, said Badger senior Colton Andresen. Of course, I wouldve liked to win outright, but we missed a couple opportunities throughout the year. I think we are better than Union Grove, though, we just have to prove it. Badger coach Aaron Zweifel was ecstatic for the seniors. Im so happy for the players, the seniors especially, he said. As a coach, I cant think of a much better way to send off your seniors. Many of those guys were three-year starters for us and have seen some rough times. Over the past couple of years we talked about what kind of legacy they wanted to leave behind. No matter what happens from here on out, this team will always have that trophy in the case and the number 2013 on the board in the gym with the other conference champions. This is Zweifels first conference title in his fifth season. He said this one is only the beginning. For the program and myself, this is huge, Zweifel said. The first time you do something is always the toughest. We want players in our program to not just hope to win conference titles but to expect it. This years team laid the foundation for that.


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Hoeys 15 strikeouts lead Big Foot

By Mike Ramczyk sports@lakegenevanews. net WALWORTH A win is a win. Especially in the playoffs. Big Foot baseball coach Steve Bochat stressed that concept moments after his teams 3-2 victory over visiting Brodhead Friday night in a WIAA Division II playoff opener. Perhaps Bochat was referring to the fact that the Chiefs scored all three runs in the first two innings before the bats went silent the rest of the way. Fortunately for Big Foot, ace pitcher Austin Hoey came to the rescue. The junior left-hander stymied the Cardinal offense with an effective curveball, which he used to get out of big jams in both the fifth and sixth innings. Hoey struck out 15 batters and allowed only two hits. In the top of the sixth, with runners on second and third, Brodhead cut the lead to 3-2 with an infield single. But Hoey struck out the next batter to close the door. Big Foot, the No. 3 seed, improved to 14-9 overall. They will travel to second-seeded Beloit Turner (14-9) Tuesday. Hoey, who improved to 6-4 overall for the season, suffered a 3-2 loss against Turner earlier this season despite allowing only two


AUSTIN HOEY got into a few jams against Brodhead, but his curveball saved the day on several occasions. hits. Thats too close of a game for us, Hoey said of Fridays win. I was a little shaky, but I felt good. I thought my curve was working great, and I located it well. Bochat said it was the sixth one-run game for his team this season. We just couldnt get the big hits, he said. We had guys in scoring position. Tonight, Brodhead played decent defense and hats off to them. Theyre a good ball club. Im happy we won, and hopefully we learned that you cant look past anyone. Big Foot senior Carter Hehr, who led the Geneva Lake area with a .467 batting average this season, showed why he was recently considered for the Rock Valley Conference player of the year in the first inning. The second baseman drove home Brian Wolski with a double to give Big Foot a 2-0 lead. Zak Greco sin-


BIG FOOT SENIOR CARTER HEHR falls over a Brodhead base stealer while attempting to apply a tag May 24. gled and eventually stole home for the first run. Then, in the second inning, Jon Quick doubled to right field and advanced to third on an error. Nate Freytag ripped a base shot between third base and shortstop to plate Quick, making it a 3-0 game. In the top of the fourth, Hoey allowed a run to score on a wild pitch to cut the lead to 3-1. After allowing another run in the sixth, Hoey fanned three of the final four batters he faced to seal the victory. Hehr and Wolski led Big Foot with two hits each. Alex Landers added a base hit. Friday nights win was the fourth in the last five games for Big Foot. It has been a roller coaster for the Chiefs this year. After opening the season 8-1, the boys lost six straight. They have bounced back nicely in the last two weeks. Weve been hitting the ball and playing good defense, Bochat said. Once the weather gets warm, for some reason, we start to hit the ball better. This is the third straight year Big Foot has won a playoff game. Visit visit for a photo album from Fridays game.

Spring sports scenes from the area


BADGER FRESHMAN MATT COMPTON competed May 20 at regionals.


BIG FOOTS BRITTANY SCHOENBECK slid safely into home in Big Foots playoff victory over East Troy. The girls nished the season 5-10.


BADGER PITCHER ASHLEY SANEW winds up to re a pitch earlier this season. The Lady Badgers recently nished their season 2-15.

May 30, 2013

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Bakken, Kulik third at sectionals

Bailey, Gilbertson and Nocek fall in rst matches, Badgers still show improvement
By Mike Ramczyk ELKHORN Coming from a weaker subsectional, Badger boys tennis coach Paul Lauterbach knew it would be a tall order for his players to advance to state at the Badger Sectional May 23. In fact, no players from Badgers subsectional, which is the step before sectionals, managed a victory over a team from the opposite subsectional at sectionals. The event moved from Badger High School to the Four Lakes Athletic Club due to rainy conditions. Some sectionals matches were also played at Elkhorn High School. Though no Badgers advanced to Madison, the No. 3 doubles squad of Alex Kulik and Josh Bakken nabbed third place thanks to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Milton May 23 at Elkhorn High School. Bakken and Kulik, Liam Bailey at No. 1 singles and the No. 1 doubles squad of Max Gilbertson and Riley Nocek all lost their rst-round matches. This automatically eliminated Bailey and Gilbertson and Nocek. At No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles, whoever wins the rst sectional match qualies for state. However, at all other ights, a team has to win the sectional. Lauterbach said his guys were overmatched in the sectional. Our subsectional is signi-


ALEX KULIK, above, crushes a forehand May 23. Josh Bakken, right photo, reaches for a backhand. cantly weaker throughout, Lauterbach said. There was only one state qualier from our subsectionals. The competition was just that much more deeper, stronger and experienced. After falling to one of the best No. 3 doubles teams in the state, Madison Memorial, to start the day, Bakken and Kulik bounced back to beat Milton for third place. It was a great tournament for them, Lauterbach said. They were outmatched in the rst match. But in the second match versus two very strong players, they really stepped up and controlled the entire match. It was a perfect way to end season. Despite pairing late in the season, Bakken and Kulik nished the season 10-2. Lauterbach said they clicked together immediately. Gilbertson and Nocek fell to the No. 1 seed, Sun Prairie, 6-2, 6-0. They started really strong, Lauterbach said. As soon as we let them get some traction, they rolled. It was a tough draw. The other team was that much more experienced. Gilbertson and Nocek nished the season 19-7. Lauterbach said it was a solid record. At No. 1 singles, Bailey, a sophomore, fell to Oregon, 6-1, 6-1. He nished the season 11-8 overall. The kid from Oregon was a very, very strong player, Lauterbach said. He had more experience in big matches. The season was a marked improvement from 2012. In Lauterbachs rst season as head coach after a 13-year hiatus coaching the boys, the Badgers placed second in the Southern Lakes Conference after nishing fourth last season. We always want kids to get better, Lauterbach said. It was an extremely good showing and a step forward for the team. Our key for success for the program will be how much kids play in the offseason.

Lady Badgers edged in SLC title bout

By Mike Ramczyk BURLINGTON The Badger girls soccer squad has been on re of late. After a 5-5 start to the season, the Lady Badgers gained revenge on Elkhorn in the opening round of the Southern Lakes Conference tournament May 21 with a 3-2 victory, Badgers sixth win in seven games. The victory earned Badger a spot in the SLC tournament championship May 23 against Burlington, which was the No. 1 seed and had only one conference loss in the regular season. Despite a gritty defensive effort, the host Demons edged Badger, 1-0, thanks to some late heroics. Badger dropped to 11-7 overall and nished tied for second in the SLC at 6-3. On a corner kick in the 73rd minute, Burlington beneted from a crowded scrum that led to a score. Burlingtons Maddy Harry had an open shot after the ball bounced around off Badger and Burlington players and found the back of the net in the right corner past Badger goalie Autumn Mikrut. It was obviously very tough for our girls, Badger coach Ross Fowler said. A conference championship was our goal. It was a tough goal. We had girls there but they knocked it in. After the goal, Badger threatened several times to tie the game. Alex Ritzman red a shot from 20 yards out that clanked off the left goal post in the nal minute. Also, Lily Fisher smashed a looping kick from 30 yards out that almost snuck over the goalies head, but it bounced off the top post and went out of bounds. I thought we played OK at times, Fowler said. When they scored, we kind of pressed a little. I think we hit the post three times in the last ve minutes. One of Badgers leading scorers, Hayley Aranda, had to leave the game due to injury in the rst 15 minutes. Fowler said the loss was big because Aranda creates a lot of offense for the team. Badger earned a No. 7 seed and will host 10thseeded Westosha Central Thursday at 6:30 p.m. I think it was fair, Fowler said of the seed. We lost to the majority above us and beat the majority below us. Again, I think we can surprise some people.

BADGERS ALEX SWARTHOUT, left, battles for the ball May 23.

Badger 3, Elkhorn 2 On May 21 at Elkhorn, Badger had to overcome a 2-1 decit to advance in the SLC tournament. Elkhorns Jocelyn Etten scored in the 45th minute to give the Elks a 2-1 lead, but thats when Badger started its comeback.

First, Alex Swarthout found Lily Fisher for a goal in the 57th minute. Then, with only three minutes to play, Lena Aspebakken notched her second goal of the game on an assist from Aranda. Badger outshot Elkhorn, 13-11.

Despite playing hurt, Mikrut recorded nine saves. It has been a season of adversity and that game was no exception, Fowler said. We had to deal with some injuries, but we battled through and found a way to win.

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Post 24 American Legion Baseball will be having an informational meeting for parents and players interested in the Legion Summer Baseball Program in Lake Geneva Thursday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the old cafeteria at Badger High School, 220 E. South St. The legion program consists of two teams, a 16U and 17U. It includes a 25-game schedule with tournaments. The program is also looking for parents or individuals who are interested in coaching and helping players develop the proper fundamentals of the game of baseball. For further information, contact Rick Schiltz at (262) 581-6744 or ricklink7@ advanced to state last year in the shot put, just missed state in the discus this year. The top four places advanced to state, but Carys toss of 137-11 was 5 feet shy of fourth place. Also, Cary took seventh in the shot put with a throw of 48-3. Another Big Foot competitor who just missed out on La Crosse was senior pole vaulter Kyle Rambatt, who wound up in fth with a vault of 12-0. At regionals, Rambatt broke the school record in the event with a vault of 13-6. Rambatt said during the meet that his back had been bothering him of late. Dan Pearce almost qualied in the long jump, taking fth with a leap of 20-10.50. It was still a half-foot behind the fourth-place nisher. In the 3,200 run, Fletcher Strahan was ninth with a time of 9:59.21. In the 100 meter dash, Mason Dixon failed to advance to the nals. The 3,200 relay squad of Michael Brody, Ed Kinerk, Strahan and Eman Huerta was seventh with a 8:36.69. For the girls, the 3,200 relay team of Libby Brooks, Lexi Edinger, Nicolina Falcone and Sarah Kazey-Gary placed seventh with a time of 10:29.58. Brooks was ninth in the 3,200 run with a time of 12:19.98.

Lady Chief Dogs stay perfect

Last week, the Big Foot/Williams Bay girls soccer improved to 15-0-1 with two Rock Valley Conference victories. On May 23, the Chief Dogs completed their season sweep of Clinton with a 6-0 thumping in Walworth. Big Foot scored three goals in each half. Hunter DeVoy led the charge with two goals. Mari Hubanks had a goal and an assist. Also, Maggie Kivlin, Rachel Heidenrich and Morgan Grunow added scores. Natalie Boldger registered four saves. On May 21, the Chief Dogs found themselves in a struggle with visiting Jefferson but came away with a 1-0 win. Kivlin tallied the teams lone unassisted goal at the 3:22 mark, and the girls held on in a defensive battle. Boldger had one save.

Tracksters come up short

The Big Foot track squad sent several boys and girls to the May 23 Division II MIKE RAMCZYK/REGIONAL NEWS Whitewater Sectional, but none advanced to KYLE RAMBATT clears the bar in the this weekends WIAA state track meet. Big Foot senior Garett Cary, who pole vault May 23 at sectionals.

Track/Sproul, Wieseman return

Before the season, he suffered two torn anterior cruciate ligaments and two torn menisci in his knees. Also, he pulled a hamstring two weeks before conference. It wasnt so difficult physically, but to be mentally ready after an injury that could end your career, it was pretty hard, Kotula said. I was ecstatic after I crossed the finish line and knowing I was going back to state. I thought I could make it back, but I knew I had to push myself twice as hard. This season I really had to commit. I had to push myself 110 percent to make sure I could make it. Alex Martinez was the other state qualifier for the boys. He took third in the 1,600 run with a time of 4:31.17. Martinez dropped his time by 13 seconds from last year. Badger boys coach AJ Curtis said Martinez has a great chance of breaking the school record at state. Alex has really taken it to another level this season, Curtis said. And out 400 team has been very impressive. All of their splits have dropped significantly from last season, and adding Nick Hall has paid off. At state, Curtis isnt worried about winning. Our goals at state are just to go up there and compete, he said. We just enjoy being able to send guys up to state but are looking to improve our times from this season. We have held by our motto all year in that we can only control our effort and performance. For the girls, two distance runners and a field event made it to state.

Senior Tristan Sproul qualified in the 800 run, taking third with a time of 2:24.75. Also, Elle Adams, a junior, advanced to state in the 3,200 run by finishing in third with a time of 11:45.28. Sproul, who made state her freshman and sophomore seasons, was happy to qualify again. It was huge sigh of relief that I made it my senior year, she said. My goals for state are to just have fun, enjoy my last high school race, run fast and PR. Senior Liberty Wieseman took second in the discus with a throw of 114-5 at sectionals. This is her second straight trip to La Crosse. For Wieseman, hard work paid off. We had 6 a.m. lifting three times a week for most of the season, Wieseman said. It gave the team more time at practice to focus on our events. I think the morning lifts made a big difference for me this year. Wieseman said state was a goal for her senior year. She hopes to podium (top six) in La Crosse. She broke the school record in discus with a 119-3 at regionals. I just want to get up there and compete, she said. My goal is to throw over 120 feet. Im pretty close right now, but state is my last chance. Badger girls track coach Jenn Jaeger said her team performed well at sectionals. Its always hard competing on Monday and then turning around and competing at the same level on Thursday again and the girls did a nice job, TRISTAN SPROUL qualied for state in the 800 run. she said.


Tennis/Lauterbach confident
Lauterbach had to block everything out just to get through his matches. His teammates helped. On the bus rides or sitting around to play, my teammates kept my mind off the situation and I think that helped more than anything, Lauterbach said. Tennis is a mentally draining sport and it was hard to keep my focus throughout my matches. In the sectional nal, Lauterbach was pushed to the limit. The nal was really difcult, he said. He was an excellent competitor, and we had an awesome match. I knew we both had a long day, and we were both tired and just wanted it to be done. I couldnt have asked for a better championship match. While winning sectionals was just an added bonus for Lauterbach, teammate Adam Kolnik had to win sectionals at No. 2 singles to advance to the state tournament. Kolnik had no problem, losing only one game in his rst match then downing McFarlands Joey Kopp, 6-2, 6-1, to advance to state. Kolnik utilized an aggressive style and a powerful serve to overpower his opponents. Lauterbach and Kolnik move on to this weekends WIAA state tennis tournament at the Nielsen Tennis Stadium in Madison. First-

Baseball/Andresen will start Thursday

On the road against Wilmot, Badger broke open a 2-2 tie with a three-run sixth inning. The local boys scored on an error, a passed ball and an RBI single from Eric Skipper. Skipper, Ian Weber, Peter Krien and Mitch Jensen collected two hits each in a 10-hit effort from the team. On the mound, Travis Stahulak started and allowed no earned runs in 4 1/3 innings. Andresen shut the door with 2 2/3 innings and only one hit. Great pitching, good defense, and timely hitting won the Wilmot game for us, Zweifel said. It was our only game of the week, so we were able to use both Travis and Colton. They both did what theyve done all year long for us throw strikes and make them earn everything they got. We got clutch hits when we needed them, and our defense took care of business. Now, the real season begins. Badger opens the playoffs at home against either Burlington or Racine Park Thursday night. Andresen, the teams ace (6-1, 1.66 ERA) will be on the mound. Zweifel doesnt know much about Park, but he said Burlington would be a great rivalry game. He said the Badgers must be fundamentally sound defensively to beat the Demons. The two teams split during the conference season. No matter the opponent, Zweifel likes his teams chances with Andresen. You cant ask for anything more than a four-year starter and a competitor like Colton taking the mound for you, Zweifel said. If Andresen experiences any trouble, Zweifel can turn to Stahulak, who is 4-2 with a microscopic 0.81 ERA. Zweifel said solid defense could lead to a strong playoff run. Badger hasnt advanced to sectionals since 2008. So what must be improved to make a deep playoff run? Defensive consistency, Zweifel said. Every game weve lost of late has been due, in large part, to errors. If we make the routine plays and communicate defensively, well be just fine. Check Thursday for results from Badgers playoff game. Antigo sweeps doubleheader Badger wrapped up its season Saturday in Antigo. They fell in the first game, 9-8, despite rallying for seven runs in the seventh inning. In game two, Badger fell, 10-5. In game one, Antigo built a 9-0 lead before the Badger bats woke up. The Badgers scored one in the sixth before going off for seven in the seventh. Derek Denecke, Jensen and Weber all tallied RBI singles, and Skipper added a sacrifice fly. However, Tom Ritzman grounded out to end the game. On the mound, starter Andresen allowed four earned runs in 4 2/3 innings. In the second tilt, Antigo broke open a 4-4 tie with two runs in the fourth and three runs in the fifth. Kriens RBI single in the sixth cut the Antigo lead to 95, but it wasnt enough. Jensen, Jonah Zeinert and Weber each had two hits in the game. Antigo is as good of a team as weve faced all year, Zweifel said. They were 15-3 overall and conference champs as well. As far as bright spots go, Ian Weber, Jonah Zeinert, Eric Skipper, and Colton Andresen hit the ball well both games. Tom Ritzman did a great job filling in for Travis Stahulak in center field and had some good at-bats as well. Overall, I was happy with our pitching. Eric Skipper and Jonah Zeinert really stepped up for us.

If you go
What: WIAA state tennis tournament When: Thursday through Saturday Where: Nielsen Tennis Stadium, UW-Madison campus Schedule Thursday, May 30 Division 2 singles Seb Lauterbach, Big Foot/ Williams Bay (18-4) vs. Tim Perry, Shorewood (16-5), 4 p.m. Adam Kolnik, Big Foot/ Williams Bay (21-3) vs. Jose Larrain, Newman Catholic (131), 4 p.m.
round matches begin Thursday, and championships are Saturday. Neither Lauterbach nor Kolnik received a top-eight seed, but if everything goes well, the two could face each other in the state seminals. It is the rst year playing singles at state for both players. The two were a doubles duo at state last year. I am very happy to be playing at the state tournament this year, Lauterbach said. There is great competition, and I hope to play my best in every match. I just want to be happy with how I play and leave it all on the court. If I get beat in the rst round then I get beat.

May 30, 2013

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Sheriff awards citizens, deputies

This is the second-part of a two part series on the Walworth County Sheriff Departments Award. The rst part ran in last weeks Regional News. ELKHORN The Walworth County Sheriffs Department recognized private citizens who help respond to tragic and, at times, dangerous situations. During a May 16 awards ceremony, the Walworth County Sheriffs Department recognized sheriffs deputies and others for their service. Bus driver responds to tragedy As Walworth County Sheriff David Graves read the nomination letter for Lyle Eichman he started to get choked up. He said it was hard because he was at the scene. At 6:55 a.m., on May 4, Eichman was driving a bus for the Big Foot Area School District. An 8-year-old boy told the bus driver that his 13-year-old brother had shot himself seconds before. The childrens parents had already left for work, and no one was home. Lyle rushed to the boy, but found that he already died. Lyle turned his attention to the 8year-old boy and the one other 10-yearold girl who was the sole passenger on his bus, according to the nomination letter written by Sgt. Tim Otterbacher. He remained calm, removed them from the scene, and offered comfort to them until law enforcement and EMS arrived. Lyles swift and courageous actions prevented the two young children from witnessing a gruesome and disturbing scene, reducing the mental impact of this tragedy on two young lives. Lyle, a veteran and former medic, said during the ceremony that his medic training instantly kicked in during the tragedy. Missing girl comforted, returned home On April 22, 2012, Macy and Scott Dreger were working on their yard when they found a toddler screaming in the corner of their property. It was a cold and windy day and the child was lightly dressed, had no shoes, abrasions on her hands and appeared exhausted. The Dregers wrapped the girl in a blanket and gave her a stuffed animal. The girl was Hispanic and did not speak English. Deputies unsuccessfully attempted to use an off-duty deputy via telephone to speak with the girl in Spanish in an effort to nd out where she came from, Deputy Jerry Post wrote on the nomination form. Post contacted a friend, Yecenia PerezHuerta, to assist with translating. Yecenia, who was in Elkhorn, immediately responded to the scene west of Delavan, Post wrote. Yecenia comforted and spoke to the girl while EMS attended to the injuries to her hands. She identied where the child came from and, because no one else had a child safety seat, transported her back home. SWAT Team Lisa Loepke and Gary Rowland have been on the SWAT Team as tactical EMS since 2007 and 2008 respectively. They are the medics and caregivers for citizens, law enforcement personnel and suspects at all SWAT calls, Sgt. Jeff Patek wrote in the nomination. Loepke and Rowland wear tactical uniforms, ballistic vests and helmets. They are exposed to many of the same dangers faced by sworn law enforcement


THE STAFF THAT makes electronic monitoring possible in Walworth County received the Meritorious Unit Award. ofcers, and they do it all for a $1 a year, Patek wrote. Tactical members are able to focus on the tasks at hand knowing that if they are injured, a highly-trained medical professional is only steps away to take care of them. Cell phone repair Cell phone repair is a private business in the Delavan Crossings shopping center. Det. Robert Craig approached the store manager, Steve Loewe, and asked if the business could assist the sheriffs department in mobile forensic investigations. Digital devices containing important evidence are locked or damaged making it difcult to extract data, Craig wrote in the nomination form. Expert technicians using specialized equipment and repair techniques can facilitate data extraction. Craig wrote that CPR has greatly contributed to a number of important investigations. Not all hard workers wear badges Since 1991, Vicki Runnells has worked with the Walworth County Sheriffs Ofce Central Records Division. She has been a supervisor since 2005. Vickis organizational, managerial and educational skills have been central to keeping records management operational for the entire department over the last year and a half, Clerk Robyn Schwartz wrote in her nomination form. Runnells was recognized as the civilian employee of the year. Schwartz wrote that she spends countless hours working to ensure procedures are streamlined. This dedication often means she sacrices valuable family time to come in on weekends to catch up on her own work, which was set aside to help others during the week, Schwartz wrote. EMS team wins award The jail staff that runs the Walworth County Electronic Monitoring Program was recognized with the Meritorious Unit Award. In an era of shrinking revenues and budgets, governments have had to nd ways to maintain the services expected by the public with reduced resources, the nomination letter states. The letter also states that the program is recognized as a premier program throughout the state of Wisconsin and is


BUS DRIVER LYLE EICHMAN was the rst person on the scene after a child committed suicide in Sharon. Eichman rushed the boys brother and another youngster away from the scene. used as a model for several other counties seeking to develop their own programs. Those receiving recognition include Capt. Scott McClory, Jail Administrator John Delaney, superintendents Howard Sawyers and Steve Sax, Sgt. Robert Duffey, Deputy Jerry Post and correctional ofcers Chris Bannigan, Cleo Renner, Jim Henriott, Bill Mann, Dan Klawien and Heather Martin. Hausner nominated for distinguished service award On Feb. 12, 1985, Tom Hausner joined the Walworth County Sheriffs Department. He was promoted to sergeant in 1991, and served as a patrol sergeant on all three shifts and as the sergeant in charge of court security. He retired Dec. 31, after 27 years with the department. In his nomination letter, Patek wrote that Hausners most dening duty was with the SWAT team. In 2001, Hausner became commander of the SWAT team. Patek wrote that Hausners rst call as commander was a hostage incident with an ofcer-involved shooting. The unit won awards under Hausner and he led the team through several highrisk incidents, Patek wrote. There wasnt a team training that went by without one, and sometimes several of the following phrases being heard: Its not the way, its a way, If you stay ready you dont have to get ready, Its just another tool for your tool box, Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and You dont have to like it, you just have to do it. Correctional Ofcer of the year Correctional Ofcer Eric Pelky was nominated for correctional ofcer of the year by ve of his supervisors. His nomination letter states that he routinely goes above and beyond his normal duties and is involved in the gang unit. Pelky often dedicates his own time during breaks and before/after his shift to review inmate photos and other intelligence information that often leads to the identication of gang members, the nomination form states. He is frequently consulted during his off-duty time to provide information, guidance and expertise in gang-related matters. Pelky also interviews gang members for additional intelligence information, and he monitors the gang members in the jail. All of these efforts have led to the identication of numerous gang members that would have otherwise slipped though the cracks, the form states. Crime prevention team recognized Deputies Rahn Smith and Dan Nelson were recognized for their efforts on the crime prevention unit. Over the last few years they have worked extensively to provide crime prevention and public safety education and services through countless talks, presentations, programs and outreach to schools, businesses and community organizations, the nomination form written by Sgt. Alan Gorecki states. Smith and Nelson have a tent at the Walworth County Fair. They also gave a presentation at a local bank shortly before the bank was robbed. The guidance deputies Smith and Nelson provided during their presentation was instrumental in the bank employees ability to remain calm and gather the information critical to law enforcements rapid location and apprehension of the suspect.


LISA LOEPKE AND Gary Rowland have been on the SWAT Team as tactical EMS since 2007 and 2008 respectively. The two were awarded for their efforts.


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Pell Lake teen faces burglary charge

A 19-year-old Pell Lake man is accused of burglarizing three homes. Joseph E. Glover, 19, faces three counts of burglary. If convicted, he faces up to 37 1/2 years imprisonment and $75,000 in nes. According to the criminal complaint: On Sept. 30, 2011, police went to a Bloomeld home for a report of a burglary. The homeowners were on vacation and when they returned they found their home had been burglarized. Several televisions, paintings and other electronics were reported stolen. On Oct. 1, 2011, police were called to two separate homes in Pell Lake for reports of burglaries. One homeowner reported the following items stolen: two televisions, three wakeboards, an acoustic guitar, $150 in cash and other electronics. In the other was given a two year prison senhome police saw that drawers had tence followed by two years of been opened, but the homeowner extended supervision. When that said nothing appeared to be misssentence is done he will serve ing. three years of probation for the On March 22, 2012, the KenoWalworth County conviction. sha County Sheriffs DepartGutierrez, 21, was convicted of ment questioned Dylan Gutierthree counts of burglary in Kenorez, and Gutierrez admitted to sha County. He was sentenced to being involved in a burglary with two years in prison and is set to be Nathan Kivi and Jason Olrich. released on Feb. 25, 2014. Glover Kivi, 20, is currently incarcerA burglary charge was recently ated on burglary charges. He is led against Jason Olrich, 30, scheduled to be released on Feb. 24, 2014. of Kenosha. A warrant was issued for his In Kenosha County he was convicted of arrest on May 17. three felonies, two counts of burglary and Gutierrez told police that he wasnt one count of possession of marijuana with involved with the other burglaries and intent to deliver. those may have been committed by Kivi In Walworth County, Kivi was con- and Joseph Glover. victed of felony burglary. In Kenosha he On March 25, 2012, a Bloomeld Police Investigator interviewed Kivi who stated that Olrich boasted him into the second story of a home. He said the only things they stole from that home were three bottles of wine. When asked about other homes, Kivi said he burglarized homes with Glover and a man named Phil. Kivi said Phil and Glover got involved because they heard Kivi and Guiterrez talking about the burglaries. Phil and Glover asked if they could get in. On March 31, Glover spoke to the police and identied Phil as Philip Palmer. However, Glover denied to police that he was in the burglaries. On Feb. 21, Palmer, 20, was sentenced to two years of probation. As a condition of his probation, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail with work-release privileges.

Teen pleads guilty for role in robbery

A teen will face decades in prison when he is sentenced for his role in a robbery where four teenagers allegedly ran into a womans apartment, tied up the occupants and stole change. Marcos Rosas Villegas, 17, 1127 Center St., pleaded guilty May 8 to a felony charge of armed robbery. Three other felony charges burglary and two counts of false imprisonment were dismissed but read into the record. A second teen, who has been charged in connection to the robbery, is scheduled for a jury trial in October. A third teen has been charged for his alleged involvement during a Nov. 6 home invasion in Lake Geneva. During the Election Day robbery, four teenagers allegedly ran into a womans apartment, tied up the occupants and stole change. Angel N. Ortiz, 16, 406 Maple Lane, Williams Bay faces felony charges for armed robbery, burglary with the use of a dangerous weapon and two counts of false imprisonment. If convicted, Ortiz faces up to 69 1/2 years imprisonment and $145,000 in nes. The status of the other two teens is unclear because of their ages. According to the criminal complaint: Two women and Ortiz were watching TV when someone knocked on the door. The door was pushed open before one of the women could answer it. A person holding a pipe and a knife entered the apartment. He was wearing a red hoodie with a blue bandana over his face. The robber demanded Get on the oor. Drop everything. Another person entered the apartment holding a knife and was wearing a black sweater hoodie. Both women had their hands duct taped Rosas-Villegas behind their backs. The woman who lived in the apartment had both of her children home at the time of the incident. She told her children, who were crying, to stay calm. After the incident, Ortiz told police he helped plan the robbery. He admitted to planning it with Rosas and two other juveniles, ages 13 and 14. Ortiz was sent to the apartment to buy marijuana, smoke it and make things look like they were cool, according to the criminal complaint. Previously Assistant District Attorney Haley Rea said she couldnt comment on whether the adult victims would face charges. In return for his role in the robbery, Ortiz was to get the Xbox at the apartment, and the other three would split any money they found. One of the juveniles said he assisted in binding one of the women. He also said he took the Xbox, and Rosas and another juvenile stole change. The criminal complaints dont list any additional items being stolen.

Lake Geneva woman guilty of heroin possession
A 19-year-old Lake Geneva woman was sentenced to two years of probation after she pleaded guilty to a felony charge of possession of narcotic drugs. As a condition of her probation, Samantha I. Smith, Lake Geneva, must complete 80 hours of community service and pay a $500 ne. A one-year prison sentence and two years of extended supervision was imposed and stayed, which means Smith will only serve the prison sentence if she violates the terms of her probation. A co-defendant, Daniel A. Schaffer, 23, of Delavan, was sentenced March 12 to two years in a state prison and three years of extended supervision after he pleaded guilty to possession of heroin with intent to deliver. Schaffer must also complete 80 hours of community service and pay a $500 ne. Three people face cocaine charges after a Nov. 17 trafc stop in the town of Bloomeld. Tom C. Dowdy, 27, Delavan, pleaded guilty April 25 to possession of heroin with intent to deliver. He is set to be sentenced June 25. According to the criminal complaint: On Nov. 17 police stopped a vehicle on Highway 50 near Eastside Road. As the ofcer approached the vehicle, he saw the rear passenger quickly pull his hands up from the oor. Police identied the driver as Smith, the front passenger as Schaffer and the rear passenger as Dowdy. Dowdy appeared nervous and was shaking. Dowdy was asked to exit the vehicle and did so barefoot. When asked why he was barefoot, he said he had heroin in his shoe. Police searched the vehicle and found 10 bindles of a white powder, marijuana, prescription medications and a pipe. Smith told police Schaffer asked her to drive him to Chicago to purchase heroin. Smith told police that they were probably going to sell the heroin. Police tested the substance for heroin, which came up with inconclusive results. A separate test for cocaine was done, which came up positive. material, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. He received the same sentence as Brooks and Hojnacki. n The fourth defendant, Shawn J. Haus, 20, Eagle, was sentenced in January to four years of probation, which includes 90 days in jail with work release privileges. However, that sentence was stayed pending Haus compliance with the conditions of his probation. He also was ordered to pay restitution. According to the criminal complaints: A Waukesha County Sheriffs Department Detective interviewed Brooks who said he met a man named Joe who said there was an abandoned house the state was considering tearing down. Joe said that he always wanted to tear or burn down the building, and he promised anyone free marijuana who would tear it down. Brooks said Hojnacki drove himself, Haus, Kuntz and Jones to the home, which was located at W3748 Little Prairie Road. Before entering the vehicle, Brooks said he poured gasoline into a container and put it in the trunk of the car. Before approaching the residence, all ve men wrapped their feet in something in an effort not to leave footprints. Brooks said he attempted to start the house on re by splashing gasoline on the outside of it, but it was too wet and windy to ignite. Jones and Hojnacki went inside of the residence while Brooks and Kuntz attempted to remove a propane tank, which they feared would explode. While attempting to remove the propane tank, the two men observed an orange glow and realized the home was on re. Hojnacki and Jones found curtains and other items inside of the residence and set them on re.

Ex-wife brought suspected child pornography to police

A 41-year-old Lake Geneva man faces ve counts of possession of child pornography after illegal images were found on his work computer. David L. Tarlo, 415 Cass St., No. 3, faces up to 125 years imprisonment and $500,000 in nes. Each charge carries a minimum penalty of three years imprisonment unless the court nds the lesser sentence is in the best interests of the community and the public will not be harmed. According to the criminal complaint: On April 8 a woman contacted police because she was concerned about images she found on a work computer at her business. She stated that her ex-husband, David Tarlo, worked for her company between 2007 and 2011. She stated that Tarlo used the computer and was the only male to use it. The employer said she saved the images she found disturbing onto a ash drive. Law enforcement reviewed ve images that were viewed in November and December of 2009 and in March 0f 2011. A special agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice interTarlo viewed Tarlo who said he recognized some of the images that were found on the computer. Tarlo told the special agent that he searched for young girls on the Internet. Tarlo also allegedly told the special agent that he role plays on the Internet, and the people role playing act like they are between 10- and 20-years-old. He said he chats once or twice a week and about half of that time he nds images of young girls.

Man faces battery charge

A Pell Lake man is accused of beating up a man, leaving his left eye paralyzed, outside of a Lake Geneva home. San Daniel Courtney, N1170 Park Road, faces a felony charge of battery. If convicted, Courtney faces up to 3 1/2 years imprisonment and $10,000 in nes. According to the criminal complaint: Police spoke to a man who said Courtney attacked him on Ann Street in the city of Lake Geneva. The man said Courtney punched him in the face and knocked him unconscious. He said he woke up to Courtney kicking him in the face. The man said an eye doctor told him that his left eye was paralyzed and likely wouldnt see properly out of it without surgery.

Man sentenced in arson case

A 24-year-old Mukwonago man was sentenced May 8 to two years of probation for his role in an arson case. Ryan J. Jones pleaded guilty to three misdemeanor charges, negligent handling of burning material, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. A felony charge of arson of property other than a building was dismissed but read into the record. As part of his probation, Jones was sentenced to 90 days in jail with work-release privileges. That sentence was stayed, meaning he wont have to serve it unless he violates the conditions of his probation. He also was ordered to pay $104,040 in restitution. Four other co-defendants also were sentenced in the case. n On March 7, Louis C. Hojnacki, 21, of Eagle, was sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty Nov. 30 to a felony charge. As a condition of his probation, Hojnacki was sentenced to 90 days in jail, but that sentence was stayed pending compliance with the rules of his probation. He also was ordered to pay $104,040 in restitution. n On March 8, Jesse G. Brooks, 23, of Mukwonago, received an identical sentence after pleading guilty Dec. 12 to the same charge. n Kyle J. Kuntz, 22, of Broomeld, Colo., pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of negligent handling of burning

Man allegedly selling prescription drugs

A 24-year-old Lake Geneva man faces multiple felony charges after he allegedly sold prescription drugs in the city. Dominic D. Ecklund, 1145 Romin Road, has been charged with four counts of delivery of a narcotic and one count of delivery of a prescription drug. He also faces two misdemeanor counts of possession of an illegally obtained prescription drug. According to the criminal complaint: On Dec. 19 and 20, 2011, and Jan. 9, 2012, members of the Walworth County drug unit assisted in controlled drug buys where a condential informant is used. On Dec. 19 and 20, 2011, the condential informant bought Roxicodone from Ecklund. On Jan. 9, 2012, the condential informant bought Percocet, Anexsia, Roxicodone and Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride from Ecklund. On April 18, 2012, police raided Ecklunds home and found Xanax and Reglan pills. Police also found $2,435 in cash.

Man faces burglary charge

A 20-year-old Lake Geneva man is accused of breaking into a Delavan apartment and stealing a television and other valuables. Juan V. Hernandez, 625 Wells St., No. 11, faces a felony charge of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of theft. If convicted of felony charge, Hernandez faces up to 14 1/2 years imprisonment. According to the criminal complaint: On April 23, a man reported to police that his apartment door had been kicked down and the following items were missing: A Sony PlayStation, a Vizio at-screen TV, a Vizio sound bar, 12 PlayStation games, a at-screen computer monitor, a Gateway laptop and a collectible knife. The mans roommate said she saw Hernandez and Edwin Solano outside the apartment earlier in the evening. The roommate said that Hernandez and Solano talked about needing money for a trip to California. When questioned by police, Solano told police he and Hernandez forced entry into the apartment and removed several items. They two loaded the items into a van and called another man and told them they had some hot stuff. Police located the stolen items at that mans apartment.

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What better way to make a living?

Reasons I love this job: I just got a call from someone wanting to know the exact time of the next full moon. Are you into astrology? he asked. No, I replied. Well, the moon is my ruling planet. He was 79, he said, and obviously unfamiliar with the Internet. There was soft, New Age music in the background. I tried to help him out. My calendar gave me the day, but he wanted an exact time for where he lived. 11:27 p.m., I said, reading from a website. Thanks for your perseverance, he said. Thoughts running through my mind: Im only 13 years younger than he is. Will I be making calls like that? Why was the exact time important? Is he going to do a dance or light a candle? Its amazing how people think were the fount of all knowledge, but Im flattered when they still believe newspapers are places to call. Last weekend, I felt the yin and the yang of my calling. I shot pictures at an incredible event at a church where they gave away yes, gave away everything you could need in your house or on your person. Clothes, furniture, appliances, books. Yes, gave away. And there was no limit on what you could take. People filled up trucks and put couches on top of their cars. Amazing. When I got there, the biggest crowds had already gone through and the line waiting was still hundreds long. It was amazingly organized. I know civic events that could learn a lesson or two. The receivers were amazed. Children liked going around picking out their own clothes without approval from their parents. I heard someone ask: Can we really take this? Yes, of course, was the answer. The one after that was at a convention of vintage sports cars that can be worth as much as a house. And that night I attended a hospital event where I felt underdressed in a sport coat, nice pants, white shirt and tie. Almost every other guy was wearing a tux. How many other jobs cover so much socio-economic ground in one day? I have to admit I enjoy meeting celebrities. A few weeks ago I had a chance to interview Rep. Paul Ryan. I was feeling good about myself when the former vice presidential candidate recognized me. But then he asked why he hadnt seen me at Mass lately and I told him, for at least the third time, I hadnt gone to that church or lived in that city for nearly a decade. Talk about feeling put back in your place. Guess I cant drop his name anymore. When I was just out of school on my first newspaper job, I was publically chastised by a senator for wearing my hair too long. Ive been telling that story for years. Once I interviewed one of my favorite authors. He asked me if I could send him a copy of the story I wrote and gave me his home address, which I still have filed away somewhere. I never sent him the story though because I never wrote it. I was just too intimated, knowing I could never make it good enough for someone I admired so much. But at least I had the chance to meet him face-to-face. Everyone thinks the newspaper business is so romantic. Many of my co-workers will disagree, but I still buy into it. For starters, I met my ex-wife and my current girlfriend while working at newspapers. Beyond that, I still think its got a Front Page, Lou Grant type romance to it. Theres a lot of truth to those depictions. I remember the days when we used typewriters and everyone swore and smoked at their desks, when guys beat the dress code by wearing their ties at half-mast and everyone went out for a stiff drink when the day was done. PLEASE SEE HALVERSON PAGE 6D

Local play proposed

A local musical written by a local woman and performed by local actors. Thats the dream of Phyllis Witt, who has worked on the play the last few years. She calls it We The People Past and Present A Story of Love, War, the Declaration, and Patriotism. We are looking for people who are interested in being a part of a wonderful community project, she said in a press release. Any proceeds would be used to help the Wound Warriors Project and the Time is Now, Witt said. We the People takes place during the Revolutionary War era. It is a love story wrapped around the war and the signing of our Declaration of Independence, Witt said. This play is a family-friendly, historical story, part fact/part fiction, of three families who leave England to make a better life in the colonies. Witt says she is in need of actors, singers, dancers, musicians, set builders, costume makers, an assistant director, audio/visual creators, a creative filmmaker who would want to film a documentary on a unique small-town project, and anyone else who would be interested in the project. The play encompasses people of all ages, Witt said. That includes children aged 9 or 10, teenagers and young adults (especially singers and dancers), middleaged adults and seniors. If you are not a proficient singer or dancer, there will also be parts for extras and people for the chorus, Witt said. This is a strictly volunteer production, she said. Anyone interested in becoming a part of this project, is asked come to an informational meeting to be held at the Lake Geneva City Hall, 626 Geneva Street on Wednesday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. If you would like more information prior to the meeting, please call Phyllis at 262-348-9338 after 7:30 p.m.

Sons medical problems put mother in dire straits

Dear W.C.,
This is a very difcult letter to write, I am so embarrassed to ask for help. My son has been struggling with kidney disease since he was a child. Over the years they prescribed many medications for him. Now 20 years later he struggles from the many side effects. He has developed diabetes, seizures, hypertension and many bone problems. He can no longer walk and must use a wheelchair. He has had some medical expenses that were very expensive. We set up a payment plan, but it is a real struggle. It is just my son and I. My husband left years ago, and I never had any other children. I am only able to work part time because I am afraid to leave him alone for too long. If he had a seizure when I was not home what would happen? At this time I am behind on rent and our utilities. Can you please help us get through this very stressful time? Worried Mother backyard of a small house. The son was in a wheelchair watching his mother plant a small vegetable garden. When I walked up they both looked at me surprised that they had a visitor. I introduced myself and the mother said, I am so happy to meet you. I am sorry if you tried to call me, but my cell phone has been disconnected. I told her I had indeed tried to call but when I realized the phone was disconnected I decided to visit. She shook my hand and introduced me to her son. He seemed to be in his late twenties. The mother told me her son had suffered some growth retardation due to the medications. I could see the sadness in his eyes. The many years of constant medical care had taken a toll on both the mother and the son. The mother pointed to the small garden she was trying to plant in the yard. She said it was her hope to have some fresh vegetables in the summer. She said she was trying to cook only fresh food with no added salt to help him be healthier, but most of the time it was nearly impossible with the food they could afford. She asked if I would like to go talk inside as it was getting chilly outside. She did not want her son to get a chill. I watched as they both struggled to get the nonmotorized wheelchair up the makeshift ramp the mother had put in. I offered my help and after getting the son up the ramp realized how much easier this would have been with a motorized wheelchair or scooter. PLEASE SEE TIME IS NOW PAGE 6D

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Against farmers market parking rules

To the Editor:
In the paper two weeks ago I read where there was to be no more parking in front of Horticultural Hall on Thursdays during the famers market. Instead, we were to park either in the alley or on one of the side streets! If I remember correctly, a few years back people were asked not to park in the alley as this could be a re hazard. Then the vendors were using part of the alley, and now we are supposed to park in the alley or one of the side streets. Is the city that afraid of losing four hours of parking fees, or are there some who are abusing this? If thats the case, have the meter readers go by every hour and mark the tires. I believe most people can do their marketing in one hour. If not, give them a ticket. I am 74 years old and recently have had back surgery. No way can I walk down an alley or side street, and then carry my purchases back to my car. I guess I have no alternative but to stop shopping at the Lake Geneva farmers market and go elsewhere. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Ms. Nancy Olson Lake Geneva


Time ies
May 27, 1993
Clarence Freitag, Pleasant Street, retired from the Lake Geneva Regional News following a 55-year career. Badger High School music students received awards at the annual banquet May 17. Chad Adrian earned the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and the John Phillip Sousa Band Award; Kelly Van Lue, National School Orchestra Award; and Amanda Miskie, National School Choral Award. Greg Holden was appointed as supervisor 4 for Linn Township, replacing Allan Polyock, who was elected to the township chairman. St. Francis de Sales School had 16 members in its graduation class, including Tracy Hammerstrom, Greg Konkel, Corey Stinebrink and Nina Tyschenko. Caroll Pearson, Pell Lake, graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a Bachelor of Arts degree in art, with certication to teach K-12.


NO MORE FREE PARKING is allowed in front of the Lake Geneva farmers market.

Big trouble in Wisconsin

To the Editor:
When only three of Wisconsins top 10 employers are private enterprises Walmart (1), Menards (6), Target (9) which pay low level wages, Wisconsin is in trouble. When the other top employers are government entities whose public employees paychecks have been slashed, Wisconsin is in trouble. When Wisconsin ranks 50th on job growth for small businesses (fewer than 500 employees), Wisconsin is in trouble. If we are becoming a state of working poor and public workers without a living wage income to buy goods, let alone meet basic needs, Wisconsin is in big trouble. The response from Madison has been legislative proposals that restrict access to voting, lessen the safety net, attack food stamps, health coverage and unemployment compensation, degrade public school funding, restrict public employee wages and benets and interfere with local governments. Growth industry jobs (biotech, renewable energy and mass transit) have been kicked to the curb. Efforts have even been directed at killing legislative judicial oversight and denying localities self rule. A walk down any main street viewing the empty storefronts or a scan of local newspapers listing job losses conrms that more is needed from our leaders than attacking the opposition and opposing commonsense legislation favored by Wisconsinites. When money is no longer in the hands of consumers there is no buying power and all the tax breaks in the world will not lead to job creation. Only by investing compassionately and with sensitivity in our citizenry rather than degrading and demeaning them will Wisconsin truly be Open for Business. Jerry Hanson Elkhorn

May 29, 2003

The site plan for the new Culvers restaurant at 151 Wells St. received unanimous approval from the Lake Geneva Plan Commission on May 19. The CARS ministry at the Lake Geneva United Methodist Church has repaired and donated 41 cars to needy recipients since it was organized in 2000. Members are Lloyd Cornue, Eric Sattersten, Robin Golnik, Phil Miller, Bob Kalb, Don Amann and Fritz Oppenlander. Shannon Seybold and Jaymie Youngquist, valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, at Big Foot High School, are longtime friends and classmates. The Rev. Jeanette Strandjord is the new pastor at Williams Bay Lutheran Church, coming from Spring Green Christ Lutheran Church, Spring Green. Badger High School students Kevin Lofy, Jenny Jaeger and Marin Hintzpeter participated in the Lakeshore Conference track meet held at Badger.

True meaning of Memorial Day

To the Editor:
This can also apply to Veterans Day. Who knows the true meaning of Memorial Day? Does it just mean an extra day to go out with friends and get drunk, then sleep in on a paid day off work? Does it mean having a cookout with friends and neighbors, while our elderly relatives, many of them veterans, sit in their rooms at assisted living centers wondering why they have been forgotten? How many cities/villages still have militaryrelated parades on downtown Main Street? Or would that disrupt the ow of holiday trafc and the all-important parking meters? Are our veterans only worth the side streets? Maybe the true meaning of Memorial Day lies deep within the soul of the young widower clutching the perfectly folded American ag to his heart while tearfully staring at his young wifes casket adorned with her favorite owers. Maybe the true meaning of Memorial Day lies stuck deep down inside the heart of the now catatonic teenage girl who, upon arriving home from school, discovered the remains of her hero big brother, a rie near his body. Maybe the true meaning of Memorial Day lies in the heart of a veteran who served in Vietnam but whose service isnt recognized by many veterans service organizations because it doesnt fall between the ofcial dates the war began and ended. Maybe the true meaning of Memorial Day lies in the proud heart of the young man, who, while serving in Vietnam received orders to return home immediately due to a family emergency. He later discovers his father has died tragically, and his military service is now over. Maybe the true meaning of Memorial Day lies in the heart of the Vietnam veteran, now a psychologist who specializes in PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and TBI (traumatic brain injury). He has prayed very morning for eight years, Please, Lord, help me to make a difference in the lives of these young people. Amen. Maybe the true meaning of Memorial Day lies in the heart of the young widow writing a thank you note to a stranger. Thanking me for sending her husband a card while he was overseas. (Darn it, wheres my tissue.) The card was found in his pocket. He died from injuries related to an IED (improvised explosive device). I still kick myself for losing her thank you note. I nd it shameful that normal people and politicians still stigmatize veterans with mental health issues. I know, personally, how difcult it is to nd helpful integrative health services for nonveterans. It cant be any easier to nd those services for a person who has trained to hide their mental and emotional issues. Did you know that an elderly veteran with a bronchial cough may wait up to three months to see a doctor at a veterans hospital? Imagine the wait for mental health services. I can only guess how much alcohol it would take to obliterate nightmares of IEDs and seeing your friends getting blown to pieces. Add ready access to rearms to that amount of alcohol. Not good. I joined the Delavan American Legion Ladies Auxiliary on March 11, 2013, through the Navy World War II service of my grandpa Victor V. Nafziger. My grandad Richard E. Christian also served in the Navy in World War II and Korea. Though both are deceased, they are my heroes. I think maybe I inherited their courage to do the work I do today. 2 Timothy 2:3 reads, Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. Sincerely, Andrea J. Christian Darien

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Why bean counters serve important task

Our government center was crawling with bean counters last month. By bean counters, I mean accountants, and they were here poring over our nancial records in preparation of our 2012 audit. I use the term bean counters affectionately, in part because they have not yet nished the audit, but mainly because accountants, whether they are employed by the government or audit government nances, provide an important service to the public. To comply with state and federal requirements, our county hires an independent accounting rm each year to make sure that the balance sheet is accurate and that our scal house is in order. Bondholders and other government agencies depend on an independent set of eyes reviewing our books as do taxpayers, who have an interest in making sure their money was spent for its intended purpose. One function of the audit is to test for and deter fraud. This is an area, however, where there is a considerable amount of misunderstanding by the public. It is difcult for some people to understand how fraud can take place in an organization that has been audited. The answer is that it can and, unfortunately, does happen because it is impossible for an audit rm to check out each and every transaction that an organization makes in the course of a year. Instead, they check a sampling of transactions. If an organization makes hundreds of thousands of transactions each year, it is possible that fraudulent ones will not be included in the sample. Unfortunately, fraud is all too common. While there have been a number of high-prole cases in recent years, Dixon, Illinois takes the cake. The comptroller there was recently convicted of embezzling nearly $55 million during the course of 20 years. The question of whether auditors should have been able to detect such a large and lengthy scheme will likely be answered by the courts. The city of Dixon is suing their audit rm. Since auditors cant study each transaction that was made during the course of a year, an important part of their visit is to ensure that an organization has policies and internal controls in place to deter a rogue actor from attempting to commit fraud in the rst place. In this way, the organization can protect itself. A critical concept behind these controls is to have multiple workers perform separate parts of each nancial transaction. If I, as a department head, have the ability to order, lets say notebook computers, request the check to pay the vendor and then receive the computers myself, I am working in a situation that is ripe for fraud. Since Im the only one who knows about the order, there is nothing preventing me from taking the computers home and re-selling them. In fact, under the scenario I just laid out, the computers may not even exist. The order could have been placed with an accomplice, posing as a computer company. I have been through quite a few audits over the years, and I have noticed an increased emphasis on fraud detection and prevention. Auditors now separately interview a sampling of elected and appointed ofcials to discuss the issue and any concerns they may have. I discovered in my latest interview that our countys committee structure actually operates as a fraud deterrent. As a means of making sure that all supervisors participate in governance and to divide up the workload, committee assignments are distributed, more or less evenly, among our eleven board members. Additionally, our ordinances prevent a supervisor from chairing more than two committees. We hadnt really thought about it at the time, but dividing up board responsibilities can have the same positive effect as separating a single nancial transaction into multiple parts. An individual supervisor, under our rules, is less likely to be able to pressure staff, for example, into abetting fraudulent transactions. Government workers and elected ofcials, as well as members of the public, have ambivalent feelings when it comes to accounting in government. Requests to add nance positions are never popular moves. Ordinances dealing with nancial controls are often viewed as fussy or overly-bureaucratic. These rules are criticized for slowing up the work of front-line departments and driving up the cost of doing business. At times, all of the rules can appear to defy common sense. Why should I have to requisition my ofce computer through our purchasing department, for example? It would be much quicker and even cheaper if I were to just take the company credit card down to the local big box electronics store and buy it myself. Well-meaning elected ofcials occasionally yield to these arguments, admonishing the accountants that we need to trust our staff. About the only time that bean counters are appreciated is when it appears that a scandal has taken place; then outraged ofcials demand that a full audit be conducted. Unfortunately, at that point, the damage has been done. Those same ofcials who now want the books to be opened up should be asked what rules they had enacted to deter fraud in the rst place. We are lucky to have honest employees in Walworth County. Handing the credit card off in the manner described above might well work 99 percent of the time. It is that 1 percent of any workforce, however, that will be tempted to take advantage of a lack of oversight. That 1 percent can cause a tremendous amount of damage over time as the citizens of Dixon learned the hard way. The opinions expressed in this column are those of the author and not necessarily those of the Walworth County Board of Supervisors.

May 30, 2013

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DEATH NOTICES David R. Asplund, 55, formerly of Lake
Geneva, died May 22, 2013, at home in Chicago after a long illness. Memorial service Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m., at Kenilworth Union Church, 211 Kenilworth Ave, Kenilworth, Ill., with a reception to follow. In lieu of owers, the family requests donations be made for lung cancer research to Rush University Medical Center, 1700 W. Van Buren St., Suite 250, Chicago, IL, 60612,, or to the David Asplund Memorial Scholarship Fund for needy college students in developing countries at the Kapadia Education Foundation, 3000 E. Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA, 93023,


AAUW spring brunch held
The Geneva Lake Branch of the American Association of University Women held their annual spring brunch on Saturday, May 18, at The Highlands of Geneva Crossing. One of the highlights was the presentation of the Leader in Education award to two outstanding people who have demonstrated vision and inspiration and have made an outstanding contribution to our community. In addition, the branch makes a donation in each honorees name to the AAUW Education Fund. The rst recipient was Ben Strand, the assistant and development director for the University of Wisonsin-Whitewater Young Auditorium. He was instrumental in promoting a partnership with the Geneva Lake Branch of AAUW, resulting in four AAUW members who serve as ambassadors providing local schools in Walworth County with resources to enrich student learning. He has also led the fundraising and programming for the Big Read, receiving ve rounds of funding through a highly competitive grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. This years Big Read featured the works of Wisconsin writer Thornton Wilder. Strands dedication, creativity and collaborative leadership enhance and enrich the community. Pattie Woods, the parent connections and 4K coordinator for the Elkhorn Area School District, was the other recipient. In her position she connects families and the school district through an early learning partnership that promotes parent involvement with the school early in their childrens lives to promote successful lifelong learning, starting when a new baby is born within the school districts boundaries and continuing each year until the child is ready to start kindergarten, opening the doors between families and schools. Woods also partners with the library by providing outreach programs onsite, including Toddlers and Books, Game Night, and Coffee, Kids and Conversation, to offer parents of preschool age children the opportunity to get connected with the schools and the library. She also collaborates with the Elkhorn Park District by providing play groups and her link with public health provides families with child development and community program information. The goal of her creativity, focus, energy and caring is to help provide parents with information, support and opportunities to enable each child to nd joy and success in learning. rience on more than 80 acres of mature forest, scenic vistas, rugged topography and tranquil trails.

Valadez makes deans list

Cristian Valadez, a freshman premed/pre-dent major, Elkhorn, was among approximately 1,500 Bob Jones University students who were named to the spring 2013 deans list. To qualify for the list, students must earn a 3.0 grade point average. Located in Greenville, S.C., BJU offers a unique blend of rigorous academic programs, discipleship and character and leadership development. The university provides more than 70 undergraduate and graduate programs and has approximately 3,500 students, from every state and 41 countries.

John F. Drews, 66, Genoa City, died Saturday morning, May 25, 2013, at his home. Funeral services at 4 p.m., Friday, May 31, at the Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Home and Crematory in Genoa City. Visitation from 2 p.m. until the time of services. In lieu of cut owers, plants or hanging baskets would be appreciated. For online guest book, go to Joseph C. Meyer, 77, Pell Lake, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at his residence. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 30, at the Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva. Burial at 11 a.m., Friday, May 31, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, River Grove, Ill. Memorials may be made to one of Joes favorite charities, Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Ave., 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10001-5004. OBITUARIES

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours to host 5K Run/Walk June 12

Lake Geneva Canopy Tours, N3219 County Highway H, just north of downtown Lake Geneva, announced they are hosting a 5K Run/Walk on Wednesday, June 12, at 10 a.m. on their hiking trails. The event is a noncompetitive and nontimed race, where everyone is a winner. The public is invited to participate in this fun event, and there is no cost. Preregistration is recommended at For more information or questions, call (262) 248-9271. Being active and healthy is our way of life at Lake Geneva Canopy Tours, explained Phil Kroll, general manager of the company. Whether youve participated in numerous 5Ks or not at all, this is an opportunity for anyone to get moving while experiencing the beauty of our forest. Lake Geneva Canopy Tours is a zip line facility providing a sky-high expe-

Stewart graduates
Leslie Stewart graduated from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor during commencement on May 4. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in naval architecture and marine engineering. She is a 2009 graduate of Badger High School and the daughter of Mark and Sheila Stewart, Linn Township.

Joseph C. Meyer
Feb. 16, 1936 May 23, 2013
Joseph C. Meyer, 77, Pell Lake, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at his residence. He was born Feb. 16, 1936, in Chicago, the son of John and Eva Deffert Meyer. He served in the U.S. Army and was a sanitation driver before retiring in 1991. He is survived by his sister, Patricia Eva Meyer, Pell Lake; a brother, John C. Meyer Jr., Naperville, Ill.; two nieces, Adell and Michelle, a nephew, John III; three great-nephews, Zachery, Conary and John IV; and a special friend of 30 years, Lillie Young, Chicago. He was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 30, at the Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva. Burial at 11 a.m., Friday, May 31, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, River Grove, Ill. Memorials may be made to one of Joes favorite charities, Doctors Without Borders, 333 7th Ave., 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10001-5004. For online guest registry, go to The family would like to thank the nurses at Mercy Hospital, Janesville, and Mercy Walworth Hospital, Geneva Township, for such great care. Special thanks to Aurora visiting nurses Deb Loftus and Susanne Onelove.

Burton awarded
JoHanna Burton, a senior biology major, was recognized for academic and extracurricular achievement during the annual Awards Convocation held April 17 at Ripon College. She was named the recipient of the 2013 Beta Beta Beta Award and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Burton, Elkhorn.


The nal standings for the card marathon sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas have been announced. The money from the marathon goes towards a scholarship to any senior at Badger High School. The next marathon will start in September and anyone interested in taking part may contact Mary at (262) 248-4632. Flights 1 through 8 are for bridge, while the remaining ights are for 500. Flight 1 Yvonne Woodley and Libby Palmer, 23,260; Mary Koehler and Deanna Anderson, 17,650; Evelyn Pearson and Ginnie Miller,17,560; Betty Bitner and Judy Knight, 17,410; Mickey Doherty and Bobbie Hanlon, 17,130; Jennifer Neis and Sybil Klug, 15,580; Joan Mellien and Barb Braden, 14,970; Nancy Mancuso and Helen Jacobson, 12,660. Flight 2 Judy Knight and Mary Louise Geupel, 32,800; Yvonne Woodley and Janet Schuren, 19,870; Betty Bartelson and Joan Kost, 18,119; Lorraine Norem and Mary Godfrey, 16,300; Geri Lehn and Elaine Statz, 15,580; Kathy Ingersoll and Ann Serpe, 15,340; Mickey Doherty and Geri Cole, 13,970; Chris Marszlek and Andrea Maes, 13,100. Flight 3 Mary Louise Geupel and Florence Kelleher, 24,250; Sybil Klug and Eric Klug, 23,600; Pat Hammiller and Betty Bartelson, 21,450; Betty Bitner and Evelyn Pearson, 20,410; Andrea Maes and Yvonne Woodley, 16,840; Pat Smith and Marilyn Bielski, 16,730; Joan Mellien and Dottie Ostrander, 16,120; Lorraine Sharkey and Meg Joyce, 10,630. Flight 4 Geri Lehn and Jennifer Neis, 24,280; Betty Bitner and Betty Bartelson, 20,420; Evelyn Pearson and Bonnie Cornue, 19,880; Mary Koehler and Yvonne Woodley, 17,040; Sally Harper and Marilyn Bielski, 15,900; Diane Ketchpaw and Meg Joyce, 13,050; Andrea Maes and Bobbie Hanlon, 11,880; Nancy Mancuso and Mary Beth Hogan, 11,880; Flight 5 Dave and Mary Louise Geupel, 21,720; Geri Lehn and Andrea Maes, 19,410; Pat Smith and Florence Kelleher, 18,140; Bill and Jennifer Neis, 18,030; Dick and Mary Koehler, 17,890; Sybil Klug and Marc Klug, 16,660; Marc Turner and Ken Scheuerman, 16,390; Charlie and Rita Bradfor, 12,030. Flight 6 Dave and Mary Louise Geupel, 23,820; Jim and Joan Kost, 20,510; Alan and Bonnie Cornue, 17,990; Bob and Alice Gibson, 17,600; Sybil Klug and Don Branton ,16,070; Louie and Judy Labianco, 13,540; Gary and Corinne Hagen, 13,420; Stephen and Julie Ahlgren, 9,980. Flight 7 Dick and Mary Koehler, 25,540; Tony and Ann Serpe, 19,200; Gene and Kathy Ingersoll, 19,200; Mitch and Pat Smith, 18,660; Pete and Ann Catlow, 18,080; Don and DeAnna Anderson, 13,210; Tim and Joyce Fredrickson, 13,130; Duanne and Mary Lafrenz, 11,390. Flight 8 Greg and Gene Ingersoll, 22,800; Ken Scheuerman and Steve Kramer, 22,680; Mitch Smith and Dick Koehler, 21,840; Duanne Lafrenz and Rex Newcomb, 21,280; Bill Neis and Bill Thompson, 21,700; Tony Serpe and Clifford Schiefbein, 15,780; Marc Turner and Gary Hagen, 15,160; Marc Klug and John Klug, 14,720. Flight 9 Evelyn Lucivansky and Helen Jacobson, 20,730; Joyce Schmidt and Joyce Cooper, 19,380; Mary Lou Esmond and Meg Joyce, 17,600; Joan Holzheimer and Dena Hansen, 16,230; Peggy Le Francois and Rita Leahy, 14,890; Carol McLernon and Lois Larson, 14,620; Isabelle Boldt and Diane Ketchpaw, 14,390; Shirley Schreiner and Barb Giovanoni, 13,850. Flight 10 Bill and Ruth Rorig, 21,730; Eleanor Gorski and Robert Volp, 20,340; Ray and Evelyn Lucivansky, 19,720; Bub and Dena Hansen, 17,660; Jim and Mary Kloster, 15,340; Audrey Yakes and Joan Holzheimer, 14,400; Harvey and Lois Larson, 12,140; John and Debbie Olson, 10,360.

David R. Asplund
April 15, 1958 - May 22, 2013
David Robert Asplund, 55, formerly of Lake Geneva, died on May 22, 2013, at home in Chicago after a long illness. Dave was born April 15, 1958, in Chicago, the son of Lauren and Barbara Asplund. He graduated from Big Foot High School in 1976, attended the University of Surrey in England, and spent the summers with his family who were living in Iran. He transferred to the University of Minnesota where he met Julie and graduated in 1980. After their marriage in 1982, Dave and Julie lived in San Francisco and later in Mill Valley, Calif., while Dave continued to work in San Francisco. In 1988, they moved to Wilmette, Ill., where Dave worked for several brokerage firms in Chicago. In 1999 he started his own brokerage firm named Delano Group Securities. In 2006 he left Delano Securities to become the CEO of Lime Energy. He left Lime Energy in June of 2012. David was very philanthropic and volunteered his time and fund raising skills for Prevent Child AbuseAmerica, the American Cancer Society and the Kapadia Education Foundation. He was also very involved with Rush University Medical Center and was on the Rush Cancer Leadership Board. His final gracious act was that David donated his body for further medical research and study. Dave was very adventurous and he loved travel, playing golf, fishing, skiing and snowmobiling. He will be sorely missed by all. David was the beloved husband of the former Julie Klimmek for 30 years. He is survived by his wife; his children, Kayln and Bobby; his father, Lauren; his brother, Richard (Deanna); and sister, Laurie (Danny Van Houten); and was also an uncle and great friend to many He was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara, who died in February. Memorial service Saturday, June 1, at 1 p.m., at Kenilworth Union Church, 211 Kenilworth Ave, Kenilworth, Ill., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made for lung cancer research to Rush University Medical Center, 1700 W. Van Buren St., Suite 250, Chicago, IL, 60612, www., or to the David Asplund Memorial Scholarship Fund for needy college students in developing countries at the Kapadia Education Foundation, 3000 E. Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA, 93023,

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May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013

The Regional News




BADGER HIGH SCHOOL held its prom May 11 at The Abbey Resort. Prom court included (from left) Gavin Denecke, Elle Adams, Danny Weiner, Sarah Fields, King Derrick Buntrock, Queen Ana Arellano, Andrew Nugent, Brenna Connors, Logan Tenney and Samantha Blimbergs.

THERE WAS A WAR ON. Frank Ontl presents ags to all kindergarten students at Walworth Elementary School each year to honor Memorial Day. Ontl, a U.S. Navy veteran, enlisted in 1942 during WWII and served on a submarine. He told the students he saw the world and met a lot of amazing people by traveling on that submarine.

THE WALWORTH COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE received a $6,000 grant from AAA Wisconsin toward the purchase of a speed trailer. The purpose is to provide equipment to law enforcement agencies to enhance trafc safety. The total cost of the speed trailer was $8,470, with the difference paid by the sheriffs ofce with existing funds. The use of the speed trailer will address speeding complaints that have been brought to our attention. The intent is to deploy the trailer up to a one-week period, not only in areas where we receive complaints but also to address areas with a high incidence of speedrelated crashes. The speed trailer is equipped with solar panels for recharging and is designed to collect trafc data for future enforcement efforts, Undersheriff Kurt Picknell said. Citizens interested in having the speed trailer placed along the roads in their neighborhood may contact Sgt. Mark Roum, Walworth County Highway Safety Coordinator, at (262) 741-4444.

Nights to remember
photos of prom courts from around the area


BADGER STUDENT COUNCIL PRESIDENT Annastasia Bouras, center, received an Achievement Plus Award from school board members Niki Ceisel, left, and Patricia Wolter. Bouras, as student council reporter, has attended each school board meeting, providing the board with all council activities and events.

PARENT VOLUNTEERS Patti Holzer, second from left, Kim Riek and Heidi Itzenheiser, second from right and far right, received Results Plus awards for their volunteer work with the Running Start Program from Badger board member Barb Dinan, left, and teacher Ann Joly, center.

WALWORTH EIGHTH-GRADERS Zach Bolster (left) and Juan Mercado researched jobs in chemistry for the annual career fair. Both students were interested in the wide variety of jobs chemistry is used in, from food production to medicine. All eighth-graders presented a career to students in lower grades May 24.


BIG FOOTS PROM King Kyle Shoger and Queen Brandy Zillmer are sitting. (Second row) Nate Freytag, Tyler Vara, Kaity Woelky and Ali James. (Third row) Jacob Waro, Dan Pearce, Craig Halma, 2012 Prom King Steven Schauf, 2012 Prom Queen Tessa Dillenbeck, Sarah Kazy-Garey, Kristen Glade and Hannah Ripkey.


THE WILLIAMS BAY PROM COURT (front row) Kyrstyn Ong, prom princess; Kameron Brown, prom queen; Danny Butler, prom king and James Woss, prom prince. (Second row) Leeza Patterson, crown bearer; Claire Canda, last years queen, Jake Sutter; last years king and Alex Gumble, crown bearer. (Back row) Senior reps Jordan Brown, Cassie Taplin; Sophomore reps Jake Landgraf and Naomi Frederick; Freshmen reps Andrew Breen and Erin Lippert and junior reps Max Gumble and Alivia Hancock.



DECA STUDENT VICTORIA BOURAS holds a $5,000 check donated to DECA by H&R Block. She is anked by Associate Principal Michael Giovingo, left, and Dr. James Gottinger.

OFFICER RALPH BRADEN, holding his Involvement Plus award, was recognized for 19 years of dedicated service to Lake Geneva Schools by board membes Niki Ceisel and Patricia Wolter and Dr. James Gottinger. Braden will retire at the end of the school year.

BURR OAK MANOR owner Pam Predick, left, congratulates employee Pinky Brisbois for 15 years as a dedicated and appreciated employee of the senior and adult assisted living home in Genoa City.

The Lake Geneva Regional News welcomes its readers to submit photos of charitable events, personal milestones and school activities for publication. We also accept unique photos of wildlife and nature. Photos must have a minimum 200 resolution. The photos must be in focus and have a natural color distribution. The Regional News may alter the color on photos and crop them. We use editorial discretion when reviewing pictures. The people in the pictures must be identied. Submitted pictures may also appear online at Please email photos to managing editor Robert Ireland at Readers can also bring pictures to the Regional News Ofce, 315 Broad St. Lake Geneva, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


ELKHORNS PROM COURT (sitting, from left) Hannah Grobelny, Audrey Entwistle, Kathryn Korosec, Erin Schahczinski, Anne Blackbourn, Queen: Maria Vigueras, Taylor Lockhart, Dani Fuller, Allison Flasch, Annie Gahart and Samantha Price. (Standing) Grant Berg, Chase Young, Samuel Johnson, Eric Wang, Kenneth New, King: Richard Houcque, Sam Kemp, Ryan Nelson, Grant Saari, Arik Anderson and Jacob Sawyers.


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LAKELAND SCHOOL in Elkhorn recently held its annual prom. The court, from left, is Christopher Moran, Elizabeth Arriaga, King Anashi Gahanna, Queen Jennifer Manion, Kian Sonn and Carla Beckett.

CINDY LESTER, center, executive director of A Day In Time Inc., Lake Geneva, received the 2013 Professional Award at the 27th annual Wisconsin Network Conference on Alzheimers Disease and Related Dementias, May 5 to 7, in Wisconsin Dells. The award was presented by (left), Wendy Betley and (right), Bonnie Beam Stratz, recognizing an individual who brings to their employment a dedication that serves as a model to others. Her dedication is demonstrated through her constant efforts to nd the funding to make the program as inexpensive as possible for families who need these services.


CONNOR SPIEWAK, a fourth-grade student at CentralDenison School, joined his dad, mom, uncle, brothers and cousin in the familys band as part of the recent talent show held at the school.


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May 30, 2013



Halverson/All just part of this wonderful job

Time Is Now/Rent, utilities paid for working mother, son

The son told me he was able to use his arms, he just did not have much strength in them. His leg bones were too frail for him to walk. The mother said they had tried to get an electric scooter but they could only get partial assistance with purchase. Since they did not have nearly enough income to survive on they could not afford to purchase their portion of the scooter. We went into the small rental house. I could see it was older and they had done their best to make it accessible for the son. It was such a small house there was not much space for him to move around in. There was a kitchen, living room and two small bedrooms. The mother showed me around. She told me I was welcome to take a look around. I looked in the refrigerator and cabinets and found them nearly empty. We sat to talk at the kitchen table. The son and mother both shared with me his long struggle with kidney disease, his dialysis treatments, the many medications he had been on since a child and the effects they had on his body. They shared how he was not a candidate for transplant and they both knew his time left was very limited. The mother looked away with tears in her eyes as she said, I dont like to talk about this. I cant think about life without my son in it. I saw her try to hide the fact she was wiping tears from her eyes. The son said, Mom please dont cry again. You will be ne without me. My heart broke for the both of them. Such a hard life they both endured yet they found comfort in their love for each other. I told them both, We do not know how long any of us have on this earth. We cannot dwell on that fact. What we need to do is make sure both of you are living the best life you can live right now. You need to have food, shelter, utilities and a reliable vehicle to get you to your dialysis treatments. They both agreed we needed to go over their budget. Not all the sons medical expenses were covered by his assistance. He was on many medications for his kidney disease, diabetes and other maladies. The mother had also paid for an expensive repair on their car as she admitted to being constantly worried they would not make it to his dialysis appointments or doctor visits. The mother only worked part-time. I could see why she did not want to leave the son alone longer. I asked if they had anyone else in their family or friends to help. The mother said, We only have each other. My family is long since moved away or deceased. Neither of us ever had time for friends. I asked them, Would you like to have some friends that would love to help you? I can introduce you to caring and sharing people that like to help. I have many friends I could share with you. They both looked surprised to hear this. The mother said, But I dont have time or money to go out with friends or entertain. This is what my life is like every day. I went on to explain about all of you, how you all contribute to our circle of caring and sharing, how you make it possible for The Time Is Now to Help to offer assistance to people like them every day. I told them we have many volunteers that like to provide food, daily necessities and companionship. The mother said how much that would mean to her when she had to work. The mother said, If someone could stop by and spend a little time with my son while Im at work I would be so relieved. I promised to arrange this for them. We paid their overdue rent, utilities and paid for a cell phone for the mother and son. I could not imagine being in their situation without phone access in case of an emergency. We shared some gas and food gift cards, to allow for transportation and the son to eat healthier. They were most excited over the electric scooter we provided thanks to a generous donor having given us one. This one piece of equipment would make their daily life so much easier and life in the world was now open for this young man to explore. Upon our rst adventure exploring the young man stopped the scooter. He was quiet, looking around him, feeling the freedom of being mobile, thanks to our help with the scooter. He looked at his mother and began to cry. I asked him if he was okay. He looked at me, unable to speak, and reached for my hand. I grasped his hand as his mother hugged him. He said, I am so happy. All these years only being in our yard, house, hospital and doctors ofces. Im nally able to explore outside and appreciate all of Gods wondrous creation. He turned, smiled and said, Please thank everyone for making this all possible and also for helping my dear mother. My dear friends, our help and the simple act of getting this young man and his mother out for a true adventure of simple life. A walk, a visit to nature... we have made their life so much better by our Caring and Sharing compassion. God Bless You and everyone. With this assistance they were able to improve their quality of life and ease the pains of poverty. This small family had more pains of poverty than most. They were living with the daily struggle to not only nancially survive but also physically survive. My prayers are still with them as the son continues on even with his ever declining health. Together we do good works, as we continue to remove the pains of poverty for those in desperate need. Together we restore hope and faith in the goodness of creation. Health and happiness, God Bless everyone, W.C./Sal


HELPING THE POOR. The Lakeland Community Church gave away everything, but the kitchen sink to more than 1,000 needy people at an event held at their church on Highway 67 just north of Highway 50. Here, pastor Josh Amstutz helps direct the crowd. I secretly miss the chatter of the AP wire machine and the bells that would go off when something important came over. I even love the deadlines. The best things Ive ever written were when I had to jam something out in as much time as it took someone to read it and people wonder how newspapers make mistakes. I still love the challenges, the deadlines, our in-house debates and hearing someone buy a paper at our front desk. I hate it when I make a mistake and I still make too many. I love it when we scoop somebody and hate it when we get beat. I wish we could get to every story. But even those negatives are part of the bigger picture my job draws just about every day. What other profession gets the chance to peek into someone elses life without having to live it full-time? Ive covered fancy galas and taken a thousand and one pictures of parades, ribbon cuttings and trophy presentations. Ive ridden around with a taxi driver and policemen. Ive jumped out of airplanes and walked the debris of an airplane crash. Ive spent days with tailors, artists, politicians and athletes. Ive had the subjects of my stories threaten me and bring me cake. What other profession has such variety? I love knowing people and being able to drop in unannounced. One of my favorite pastimes is taking a walk around Lake Genevas wonderful downtown, dropping into shops and chatting with the owners. I love that I can write about the things I love about this city the lake, the busyness, and the amazing variety of people. I love it when some of my old-timers walk in for a chat. The front ofce tries to screen for me sometimes; I dont think they believe that I enjoy those times to connect with people I wouldnt normally know. I even love talking to contrarians who can nd dissatisfaction with so much I appreciate their feistiness even if it gets wearing on the public. I try to listen and we usually nd something we can agree on. I view it as a sport instead of a war game; just part of a wonderful job. And I especially like it when we can shed light on an issue, paint a word portrait of someone, tell about what we see, what we hear and, as in the case of this column, what we think and feel. I like it when I can solve someones problem even if its as simple as telling them about the next full moon. Call it work and some days it is but, even after 40-some years in the business I cant imagine enjoying any job as much. Halverson is editor and general manager of the Regional News.

Please help:

Presently the Fox Charities have stepped up to offer a $25,000 Matching Grant. Every dollar you donate will be matched by another, doubling your help to those in need, removing their pains of poverty.

Please note we have a new mailing address

Make checks payable to: The Time Is Now to Help, P.O. Box 1 Lake Geneva, WI 53147 The Time Is Now to Help is a federally recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization licensed in the states of Wisconsin and Illinois. You will receive a tax deductible, itemized thank you receipt showing how your donation provided assistance for the poverty stricken.

Thank yous:


PORCHES and other exotic vehicles lled the parking lot at Geneva Inn Saturday. Taking their pictures is one part of this job.

Fox Charities, Dick and Jean Honeyager, Mark and Natalie Reno, Kunes Country Auto Group, Paul Ziegler/Ziegler Charitable Foundation, Lake Geneva Area Realty, Petco Foundation, Southeastern Monitoring, Gregory Swanson, Larry Bartell, Adam Quam, Kevin Bobb, Estelle Reader, Gerald and Marilyn Wilkin, Carolyn May Essel, Robert and Patricia Davis, Marilyn Kolovos, Norwin and Gloria Watson, Joan Murphy, The Cagney Family, Randall and Margaret Smith, W.C. Family Resource Center/Food Pantry volunteers, and all the God loving volunteers of all our caring food pantries, ALL of you who support The Time Is Now to Help donation boxes, and the businesses that allow our donation boxes. Anyone who would like a Time Is Now donation box in your business, please call (262) 249-7000.

Every week, readers like you are connected because were dedicated to bringing you the stories that keep you informed.


Kathleen Rohleder-Griebel in memory of William Perkins.

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I will continue to ask Chris Anns Resale shop for furniture and household necessities to help our poverty stricken fellow Americans. If you have anything you would like to donate please call (262) 348-9088. They are located at 406 Hwy. 120 North, Lake Geneva, WI, in the old Floor Store building across from the Next Door Pub. Look for the American Flags.

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The Lake Geneva United Methodist Church will host the Glad Ringers Handbell Choir from First Baptist Church, Columbus, Ind., on Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. The public is invited. The choir will tour beginning in southern Indiana, then in Wisconsin for a few concerts and nish in Chicago. On their 20th annual tour, the intergenerational choir will present a variety of musical selections, including a handbell quartet, additional instrumentation, scripture and drama as a part of their worship/ concert. The 13-member choir will use ve octaves of English handbells as well as ve octaves of choir chimes with several different handbell techniques, including difcult rhythms and fast tempos. The Glad Ringers have traveled all over Indiana sharing concerts and have also performed in Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.



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WILD RICE CASSEROLE WITH BEEF 8 cups boiling water 4 cups wild rice, uncooked 1 1/2 cups lean ground beef 2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil 3 10-ounce cans chicken rice soup 1 pound mushrooms, sliced 1 1/2 cups water 3/4 cup chopped onion Salt and pepper 1/2 pound feta cheese, crumbled Pour boiling water over wild rice in large bowl and let stand 15 minutes. Drain. Saute beef in oil until no longer pink; drain off fat, if necessary. Add all ingredients except cheese to rice; mix gently. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-by-13inch baking pan. Pour mixture into pan, smoothing to equal thickness; bake 45 minutes at 325 degrees. Top with feta cheese and bake for 15 minutes. Serves 10 to 12. DEVILED CORN 4 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons our 1 teaspoon salad mustard 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt Dash of pepper 1/2 cup milk 3 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 2 hard cooked eggs, chopped 1 16-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained 1 16-ounce can cream style corn 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup cracker crumbs 1 tablespoon melted butter Hard cooked egg wedges Sliced green olives In saucepan, melt butter, stir in our, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add milk; stir and cook until thick. Remove from heat; stir in bacon, both cans of corn and chopped eggs. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 1-1/2-quart baking dish. Pour mixture into dish; top with Parmesan cheese. Combine cracker crumbs and butter; sprinkle over surface. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Garnish with egg wedges and sliced olives. Makes six servings. Note: Can easily be doubled and baked in at baking dish.

STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD 1 pound fresh spinach, large stems removed 1 pound head bibb lettuce 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1/3 cup raspberry vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup sugar 1 tablespoon poppy seeds 2 teaspoons dried instant minced onion 1/4 cup light salad oil Tear greens into bite sized pieces; place in large bowl with strawberries and pecans. Combine remaining ingredients and whisk until salt and sugar are dissolved. Pour over salad and toss. Note: White balsamic vinegar may be used in place of the raspberry.

The host of a buffet dinner has a few options about its format. The host can handle the whole thing, cater in a few items, have the guests contribute a dish or work with another person as co-host, sharing menu duties and responsibilities. These recipes are the bare bones of a buffet. None are complicated, they relate well to one another and on their own, could be a complete meal, along with rolls or bread, relishes and beverages. Additional main courses, vegetables, salads and desserts would only serve more people and make the meal better. Wild Rice Casserole with Beef also calls for mushrooms, chicken rice soup, chopped onion and feta cheese. The rice is partially cooked, the beef is browned and drained of excess fat, then all ingredients but the cheese are combined and placed in the baking dish. Cheese is added to the surface part way during the baking time. The casserole can be prepared, covered and refrigerated several hours before baking, adding convenience to the event. If having a larger group, two recipes could be prepared and placed in separate pans for baking. The bright color and flavor of Strawberry Spinach Salad is enhanced with raspberry vinegar or white balsamic vinegar. Toasted pecans, spinach and bibb lettuce are the main ingredients, with poppy seeds and minced onion in the dressing. Deviled Corn combines mustard, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, bacon, hard cooked eggs and two forms of canned corn for an interesting combination, good to serve with many meals. A cream sauce is made and combined with other ingredients, then placed in a baking dish and topped with cracker crumbs, butter and Parmesan cheese. A refrigerated dessert that needs to be made the day ahead, Butter Brickle Dessert adds a nice rich finish to the meal. A graham cracker crumb crust is prepared, then topped with a mixture of pudding and ice cream, ending with a layer of whipped topping. The whole thing is topped with crushed Heath bars, adding color and crunch.

BUTTER BRICKLE DESSERT 16 graham cracker squares, crushed into crumbs 4 tablespoons butter, melted 2 tablespoons sugar 2 3-ounce packages instant vanilla pudding mix 2 cups milk 1 quart butter brickle ice cream, softened 1 16-ounce container whipped topping 3 Heath candy bars, crushed Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cracker crumbs, butter and sugar; place in a 9by-13-inch pan and bake ve minutes at 350 degrees. Cool completely. In large bowl, prepare pudding mix with milk; mix well. Add softened ice cream; mix. Pour into crust; refrigerate to set. Top with whipped topping and nish with the crushed candy bars. Cover and store in refrigerator, not the freezer. Make a day ahead of serving. Note: Ice cream avor could be vanilla, butter pecan, chocolate ripple or another favorite.

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SPOTLIGHT ON Local Businesses


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Resorter Notes: whats happening in and around Lake Geneva? pages 4, 21 and 23 Dining Out: your restaurant guide for the area, page 6 Elkhorn community highlights, page 7 Calendar of events, page 8 Out and About: Shopping, services, recreation and more, page 9 Lake Geneva downtown guide, business directory and map, pages 13-20 Delavan community highlights, page 23 Real Estate guide begins on page 27

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Abbey Resort celebrating summer with Burnin Down the Docks blues, brews and bbq
Sundays throughout the summer, the Abbey will host live entertainment and more on the Waterfront Patio from noon to 5 p.m. Its the perfect excuse to extend your weekend. Enjoy live music featuring lake area musicians, and some of Chicagolands best blues artists. Meet with Abbey Pit Master Matthew Whiteford and Abbey Chefs as they prepare BBQ on our traditional outdoor southern smoker. Learn more about the slow smoking techniques that make the Abbeys BBQ the best in the area. For more information, call (800) 709-1323 or visit their website at www. The Abbey is located at 269 Fontana Blvd. Fontana.

Is your home losing energy? Master Services offers maintenance tips, services
Many folks in Racine, Kenosha and Walworth Counties are happy to see the last days of winter replaced by the rst warm breeze of spring. Not only is the weather pleasant, this change also corresponds to a break from winter energy costs. But that break will be short-lived when summer temperatures set in. Thats why one local comfort specialist advises a springtime maintenance routine for your home comfort system. This is one of the most important steps you can take to ensure your comfort while holding down your energy costs this summer, said Nissen of Master Services - Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. Your home comfort system may have kept you warm this winter, but you also want to make sure your air conditioning is ready for what its about to endure this summer, he added. When your system has been sitting idle for several months, dust has collected, connections have loosened and its also gone through some wear and tear. These are the types of factors that cause your system to lose energy and add more dollars to your utility bills. Nissen says that he recommends a thorough tune-up by a professional service technician every spring. What you save in energy more than covers the cost of these tune-ups, Nissen said. Not only that, proper maintenance is a chance to correct a small problem that may be occurring in your air conditioning system before it becomes a big problem on a very hot day. To contact Master Services Plumbing, Heating and Cooling to ask about routine maintenance of your air conditioner, call (262) 248-2103 or visit

Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce announces new members

The Lake Geneva Chamber of Commerce has welcomed new member, inlcuding: Bloomingbyrds, 755 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, (262) 249-0520. Think California summers of sun and sand. Colorado winters with fresh snow and deep blue skies. Springs rst warm breeze takes winter away. Fall colors ablaze with their warmth and the promise of the seasonal holidays cheer ahead. Each season youll nd fun and special pieces of clothing, jewelry, and accessories for you to embrace and enjoy. Lake Geneva Cannery, 120 Broad St., Lake Geneva, (262) 729-4017, Nothing but the freshest fruits, vegetables and spices go into our products so we can offer you the taste of those memories. Our products are packed in glass jars. All our Lake Geneva Cannery products are grown and processed locally. We offer daily samples of most all of our products. Master Services, Inc., N3481 County Road H, Lake Geneva, (262) 248-2173. Master Services is a worldclass provider of residential home services such as: Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning. These products and services are for improving comfort, reliability, peace of mind plus cleaner, fresher, and healthier homes. Our team is very professional from our call takers to our clean-cut technicians. Master Services Excellence Guaranteed Each of our clients will receive value from Master Services that far exceeds their expectations.

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Aim to End Homelessness trap shooting event June 1

The Delavan Sportsmans Club, N4825 County Rd P, Delavan, and Community Action Inc. are hosting a trap-shooting fundraiser for the Twin Oaks Shelter for the Homeless on June 1 at 9 a.m. Cost will be $40 per person, includes Pig Roast lunch. (Squads of 5 are welcome.) Cash prizes for the top three places will be awarded. Those who dont want to shoot can enjoy the pig roast lunch for $8 per person. To register, contact Kathleen at (608) 290-7689.

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269 Fontana Blvd., Fontana, (800) 772-1000 or (262) 2759000. We welcome all guests and area residents to celebrate the Abbey Resorts 50th Anniversary with us! We invite you to enjoy several great dining options located within the resort. The Fontana Grill, overlooking the resorts marina and seasonal ice skating rink, features steaks, chops, seafood, a Saturday night prime rib buffet and their signature Sunday Champagne Brunch. The Waterfront Restaurant and Bar offers casual dining, seasonal outdoor dining harbor side, a Friday night sh fry and Whitefords BBQd ribs, chicken and pork, year round. The Abbey also features the Helm, an intimate cocktail lounge, and Caf Latte, brewing Starbucks products. an array of appetizers, entrees and desserts, complemented by a variety of beer and fine wines. B.J. Wentkers is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Happy hour drink specials Monday through Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. Dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 5 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. p.m. and Sunday dinner, 5 to 9 p.m. Closed Mondays. Open for private events always. Reservations welcome.


Two miles south of Walworth just across the Illinois/Wisconsin border off Highway 14. (815) 9434740. Run by Lee and Eugenia Archos since 1977. Open six days a week, closed Mondays. Offering fresh seafood, chops, steaks and much more, including Friday night sh fry with Icelandic cod, Saturday night prime rib (regular or special cuts available), and Sunday champagne brunch from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. A banquet room is available for all special occasions as well as live piano entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. Visit


327 Wrigley Drive, Downtown Lake Geneva, (262) 248-4700, The most spectacularly decorated historic mansion on the lake sets the scene for an amazing night on the town. 13 replaces, live music, decadent menu and more than 200 vintage hast for guest to enjoy. Offering hearty "small plate" dinners, chef entrees and vintage cocktails, guests informally dine throughout the historic mansion on wing-back chairs, reside couches and on the enclosed wraparound veranda. Wildly good times nightly, full bar and hotel suites. Live music Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Decadent dining Tuesday through Saturday, 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday Victorian Brunch buffet, 10 a.m. to 2

220 Cook St., downtown Lake Geneva (262) 248-4220. A unique atmosphere with the illusion of outdoor seating indoors. Dine under the starry indoor sky in the most unique and intimate restaurant in the area. Dining is also available on the covered balcony overlooking downtown Lake Geneva with views of the lake.

Enjoy drinks and appetizers in the picturesque landscape of the outdoor courtyard. On cool days dine next to one of our replaces while enjoying one of our many fresh seafood items, black angus steaks or pasta dishes. The Bistro also has prime rib every Saturday and a tilapia Friday sh fry in the fall and winter. A bountiful Holiday Brunch Buffet is also available on Easter, Mother's Day & Father's Day. Join us for happy hour at the Olive Martini Lounge inside Bistro 220 where martinis are $2 off and beer, wine & specialty mixed drinks are a dollar off. A complimentary appetizer will also be provided during happy hour. The Bistro is open from 4 p.m. until close Wednesday - Sunday and seasonally open Mondays 4 p.m. until close. Weekend lunches seasonally. Visit our website at

Other Cafe Calamari favorites include veal portabella, marsala and picatta dishes. Overlooking Scenic Williams Bay Cafe Calamari offers a private room accommodating up to seventy guests providing a complete full service bar. Reservations are accepted. Open seven days a week at 5 p.m.


747 Main St., Lake Geneva, (262) 248-6008.Great food at Champs includes charbroiled, vegetarian and deli sandwiches, chicken, fresh homemade soups, chili, and an extensive appetizer menu. Soup and sandwich specials are offered Monday through Friday and specials are featured seven days a week. Friday's fish fry specials include Icelandic cod, lake perch and walleye. Fantail and coconut shrimp also are featured. Fish fry is available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The kitchen is open until midnight seven days a week. Handicapped accessible. Carryouts are available for lunch and dinner menus. Champs has earned Best of Lake Geneva Voters' Choice awards for live entertainment, bar/tavern, spirits and sports bar.

230 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, (262) 767-1514. Contemporary cuisine by Chef Eric Peterson is served in a uniquely historic atmosphere. Authentic turn-of-thecentury details enhance the dining experience; the menu includes

Highway 67 and Geneva Street, Williams Bay, 262-2459665. Traditional Italian and Continental cuisine with a air, including favorites such as bruschetta, Sicilian let, Chilean sea bass and fettuccine Alfredo.


A First Class ticket to the Island of Sicily awaits you at Corleone. Breathtaking Views of beautiful Geneva Lake. Authentic Cuisine of House Made Recipes. Full Bar with a Wine and Cocktail Menu as Formal and Exciting as the Cuisine Itself.
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N2062 South Lake Shore Drive, Lake Geneva. (262) 248-0685. On the scenic east side of the lake, neighboring Bigfoot Beach State Park, lies the new Corleone Sicilian restaurant, boasting breathtaking views of the beautiful Geneva waters. After entering the doors of this newly remolded restaurant, you will be immersed in a cultural and culinary experience you are sure to remember for a lifetime. With a casual atmosphere and affordable prices, you will be awe-inspired while receiving the excellence of an upscale SEE DINING PAGE 10

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Live entertainment from Soul Vitamin. ~ Hemingways, N3270 Highway H, Lake Geneva.

Live entertainment from Kings Highway. ~ Hemingways, N3270 Highway H, Lake Geneva.

Live entertainment from Ceder Island Band. ~ Hemingways, N3270 Highway H, Lake Geneva.

Live entertainment from Mark Rogers. ~ Hemingways, N3270 Highway H, Lake Geneva.


Geneva Lake Art Associations 13th Annual Paint-In. ~ Downtown Lake Geneva. Tune into for event video.




Live entertainment from Matt Meyer. ~ Hemingways, N3270 Highway H, Lake Geneva.

37th Annual Walworth County Farm Bureau Dairy Breakfast. Meal served from 6 to 10:30 a.m. with activities hosted until noon. ~ Walworth County Fairgrounds, Elkhorn. Live entertainment from Blue Olives ~ Hemingways, N3270 Highway H, Lake Geneva.


Show o your vocal skills in The Waterfront on Wednesdays from pm pm provided by the Lake Geneva House of Music

Live entertainment from Pirates Over 40. ~ Hemingways, N3270 Highway H, Lake Geneva.

Sock hop event. ~ Margots Restaurant, 4009 S. Shore Drive, Delavan. Anniversary weekend celebration, with live entertainment from South of Disorder and Pirates over 40. ~ Hemingways, N3270 Highway H, Lake Geneva.


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327 Wrigley Drive, Downtown Lake Geneva,, (262) 248-4700. Celebrate the season in a house like no other. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy 13 replaces, live music, decadent dining, Gilded Age history and unpretentious fun. Chef Maura creates new entrees and appetizers to tantalize your taste buds featuring the freshest seasonal ingredients paired with her amazing epicurean talents. Come see what's cooking! Tuesday: live music performed by Lake Geneva legend Tom Staneld; Wednesday: dinner 5 to 9 p.m.; Thursday: live music performed by Lake Geneva legend Tom Staneld, and dinner 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday: live music and decadent dining in our reside parlor. Dinner 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday: dinner 5 to10 p.m.; and Sunday: Victorian brunch. An all-you-can-eat brunch buffet ($25) includes gourmet breakfast and signature lunch items such as our famous lump crabcakes and Emily Baker's chicken and dumpling soup. Sunday dinner 5 to 9 p.m. Reservations suggested. For information, visit or call after 5 p.m. (262) 248-4700. Restaurant reservations can be booked online at Open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations suggested. For additional information, or call after 5 p.m. (262) 248-4700 or book online at encouragement, and grace you'd be hard-pressed to nd elsewhere. This gold standard customer service is what Bella Pelle prides itself in sharing with our clientele, creating timeless beauty, both inside and out. Open Tuesday through Saturday. Call today to set up an appointment for a complimentary skin-care consultation.


6515 - 352nd St., New Munster, (262) 537-2639. Best Bargains features Wholesale Food Service, Bar and Restaurant Distribution, Best Bargains also features a large selection of fresh meats and an extensive deli. Full-line grocery that specializes in graduation parties, holiday festivities, fundraisers and meat rafes. Customized meat cutting. Buy more...spend less. Your own big box store in a small town. Located eight miles east of Lake Geneva in New Munster, WI.

are assured the best-ying, the biggest and the best tasting birds available. Call for a tour. Individual and corporate memberships are available. Special events yearround. Visit for more information.


642 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, (262)-248-9752. Voted by Lake Geneva People's Choice as the Best Bar and Best Outdoor patio in Walworth county. Lake Geneva's only award-winning and largest outdoor patios featuring a sand volleyball court, basket ball hoops and baggo courts, two outdoor bars with four HD TVs, live music and entertainment and the areas top DJs with dancing every Friday and Saturday night until 2 a.m., along with al fresco dining for up to 250 people make this one of the most popular spots in Lake Geneva for family fun and adult nightlife. Weekday Happy Hour includes 2 for 1 cocktails and half priced appetizers Monday through Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m. Friday 3 to 5 p.m. Happy Hour includes 25-cent wings and $2 Miller draft beer at the bar. Come in and view the 14 TVs with all

Chicago sports teams including the Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks. The Riverside patio is the perfect place to hold a reunion, rehearsal dinner, birthday bash or any kind of party you can imagine. Visit their Web site at for food and drink menu as well as upcoming events and discount coupons.


335 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. (262) 248-2100. Enjoy live entertainment on weekends as you take in the lakefront views and upscale atmosphere at the On the Waterfront Piano Bar. Weekday specials include game night on Mondays, Hospitality Industry Nights on Tuesdays, Happy Hour on Wednesdays and Martini Madness on Thursdays. Drink specials and an outdoor veranda add to the appeal of the Mediterranean-style hotels, which offers 39 suites, a variety of amenities and the newly opened Bliss Spa. Bella Vista is located a block from downtown Lake Geneva, across from the lakeshore. Boat docking is available. Visit www.bellavistasuites. com for more information.


747 Main St., Lake Geneva. (262) 248-6008. Plenty of sports memorabilia, large HD plasma TVs, dancing, cocktails, regulation basketball hoops inside and out and a beer garden make Champs a fun, casual place for everyone, especially sports fans. Champs features live music every Friday from 8 p.m. and every Sunday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the beer garden, and a live DJ every Saturday night from 8 p.m. There is never a cover charge. Champs has earned Best of Lake Geneva Voters' Choice awards for live entertainment, bar/tavern, spirits and sports bar. SEE OUT PAGE 12


N1083 County Road U, Genoa City, (262) 279-6877 and cell (262) 379-0027. Located off Highway 12 and Pell Lake Drive, ve minutes from Illinois-Wisconsin border. Wisconsins elite private club, with 500 acres and a 4,000 square-foot clubhouse. The hunt club is owned and operated by Earl and Sylvia Zimmerman. All pheasants, quail and chuckars are raised on the farm so you


647 W. Main Street, Suite 600, Lake Geneva. (262) 206-5149 Bella Pelle is a team of individuals who are passionate about Medical Aesthetics, committed to our clients in providing customized care treatments. Plastic and Reconstructive Certied Nurse Injector, Gabrielle Kochell-Nunez, brings over 30 years medical experience, educating and administering aesthetic medical techniques to patients and medical professionals throughout the nation. KochellNunez has dedicated her practice in offering: noninvasive, state of the art, cutting edge, FDA-approved medical technologies accessible to all clients. You dont need to have a celebritys budget to afford celebrity skin. In a private and relaxed setting, patients are treated with a level of gentleness,

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CONT. FROM PAGE 6 sphere and affordable prices, you will be awe-inspired while receiving the excellence of an upscale style of service. The authentic cuisine of house made recipes is only the beginning. In addition, Corleone offers a full bar with a wine and cocktail menu as formal and exciting as the cuisine itself. Open daily at 11 a.m. features fresh Icelandic cod and also can be combined with chicken. Sunday brunch is served from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., followed by dinner service until 8 p.m. Tastefully remodeled inside and out, Crandalls offers lunch and dinner from 11:45 a.m. (closed Mondays). Crandall's features homemade pies, desserts and fresh-baked sticky-cinnamon buns. Crandalls is located two miles south of the state line and 10 minutes south of downtown Lake Geneva on Highway 120. Chicken, and appetizers. Cookouts every other Sunday from Memorial Day weekend thru Labor Day Weekend. The kitchen serves the regular menu until last call. And when the weathers warm, you can savor cocktails and desserts reside at Embers Terrace and take in the beautiful scenic views. It is a culinary experience you will always remember. Reservations are recommended.


Highway 50 East, Lake Geneva, (262) 249-4788. Selected as one of the Top 10 Restaurants in Wisconsin, the Geneva ChopHouse at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa features hand selected steaks from local suppliers, fresh seafood own in from the coast, and an extensive domestic and international wine list. Sunday brunch offers fresh baked pastries, artisan cheeses, carving stations and made-to-order omelets.

N2009 S. Lake Shore Drive, Lake Geneva, (262) 248-5690. Located in The Geneva Inn on the shores of Geneva Lake. Featuring American contemporary cuisine and fantastic fresh sh specialties. Open every day of the week for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast is served Monday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday SEE DINING PAGE 24

Route 47, Hebron, Ill., (815) 6482609. Since 1969, Crandalls Restaurant has been known for its world famous broasted chicken. Due to popular demand, this chicken is served every night as an all-you-can-eat special. The Friday fish fry


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18 Geneva St. Williams Bay. (262)245-2444. Walworth County's only full service Medical Day Spa. Experience Botox, Restylane or a Photofacial with Dr. Nicholas Veith. Take in the breathtaking views of Geneva Lake while experiencing their signature Clear Waters pedicure. Receive a therapeutic hot stone massage, or relax while one of the skilled Estheticans give you a skin repairing facial or chemical peel. Utilize the talent of the highly educated hair design team to revive your color, enhance your current style and leave with your ideal look. Relax your mind, rejuvenate your body and refresh your spirit. Visit www.clearwaterssalonanddayspa. com.

Farmer offers award-winning specialties in its Farm Kitchen Bakery, Deli and Market, including its famed apple pie baked in a paper bag, cider baked ham, homemade applesauce, jumbo muffins and cookies and seasonal fruits and vegetables. Home of the Smiling Barn, the Elegant Farmer offers seasonal special events, such as its Autumn Harvest Festival, December Holiday Market, East Troy Electric Railroad trolley rides and much more., is open daily May to August 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and September to April 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. For more information, visit their Web site

Free pool is offered on Thursdays and free darts on Tuesdays. On Fridays, a pint of tap beer is $1.50 from 3 to 7 p.m. Karaoke is scheduled for Fridays. Food specials are available Monday through Friday. Food is served until closing time. Happy Hour from 3 to 6 p.m. Also, buy a drink, get a ticket during Happy Hour for a chance to win a free patio party (beer and pizza). Drawing every Friday at 6 p.m.

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255 Mill St., Lake Geneva, (262)248-6060. Walking along the museum's "Main Street" you can not only peek into historic stores, homes, a school room and other places, but you can actually go into them for a close up look at furniture, clothing, tools, machines, merchandise, photos and other artifacts of daily living from the Geneva Lake area circa 1870-1930. Open March, April, November, and December, Friday-Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 12-3 and May through October, Monday, Thursday-Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 12-3. For more information, visit

Player offer golfers a first-class experience. The 60,000-squarefoot clubhouse overlooks Lake Como and the Palmer golf course, and features a full-service pro shop and the Grill Room. Special spring and fall packages are available.


Highway 50 West, Lake Geneva. (800) 225-5558. The Lakeview Lounge at Geneva Ridge Resort is the perfect place for guests to kick back and enjoy a wide variety of drinks and entertainment. The Lounge features daily food and drink specials, a full-service beautiful oak bar, touchscreen internet jukebox and ve large atscreen TVs. During the weekends, the Lounge plays host to live entertainment from karaoke to local and regional bands, the Lakeview Lounge is sure to satisfy. Happy Hour (2 for 1 Drinks Monday thru Thursday 4-6pm); Wing Wednesdays (40 Wings, $6 Domestic Pitchers); and College Gameday Specials (Every Saturday 11am-6pm $1.50 Domestic Drafts, $6 Jumbo Nachos). NFL Gridiron Specials (Every NFL Game - $2 Domestics, $6 Jumbo Nachos). At the Spa at Geneva Ridge, the goal is to deliver superior customer care while providing cutting edge techniques and design trends in hair, skin, body treatments, diet consultation and exercise physiology. The spa offers a serene environment where you can relax, rejuvenate and refresh your body, mind and spirit.R&R Special (Therapeutic Mineral Bath, 50 Minute Swedish Massage, and an Eye Treatment - $129). Call (262) 249-3860 for the spa.


Geneva Square Shopping Center, highways 120 and 12, Lake Geneva. (262) 248-7888. Featuring dress and casual apparel for women in sizes 14 to 32. The shop also offers an array of accessories for all occasions, including jewelry and handbags.


4112 Blue Gill Road, Delavan, (262) 728-2420. Friday entertainment alternates between karaoke/ disc jockey. A disc jockey entertains every Saturday, with theme parties throughout the year. There is an outdoor patio and a private room for parties. Pool, darts, dancing and sports are offered.


Plan a getaway at The French Country Inn on beautiful Lake Como. Historic, lakeside bed and breakfast with 33 lovely appointed rooms. Spend time just relaxing and enjoying the surroundings. Hwy 50, just west of downtown


1545 Main St., Mukwonago, (262) 363-6770. A wonderful shopping experience, The Elegant


203 Wells St., Lake Geneva, (262) 248-6211. A family facility offering activities for all ages, including swimming lessons, team sports, a variety of preschool and youth classes, personal tness and both land and water tness classes. Amenities include a Wellness Center, two gymnasiums, a 25-meter swimming pool, a large therapy pool, saunas, steam rooms, racquetball courts and cycling equipment. Membership options include individual, family, youth and senior citizen. Visit their Web site at www.lakegenevaymca. com.

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lat Iron Parks statues are legacies of two Geneva Bay Well, Andy Gump missed estates. The two mansions are situated less than a seeing what happened in the mile from one another, as the gull ies. aftermath of his beheading, but one cant really fault Blacktoft, a lofty Queen Anne mansion built in 1881, sits at the him for that. western end of Geneva Bay. Robinswood, which was constructed a But lets back up a few years later, sprawls in classic shingle style over a swath of the moment: the Blacktoft and bays eastern side. The two mansions are situated less than a mile Robinswood estates how from one another, as the gull ies. do they factor in? These You can just see Robinswood from Blacktoft but the homes have historic homes, like most more than Geneva Bay in common. along Geneva Bays shoreFlat Iron Park in downtown Lake Geneva is a place to relax, to line, were built and passed picnic, take a shortcut and even hold a wedding. The park is also along to people who had a homebase for several longtime Lake Genevans: Three Graces and a deep love for Lake Geneva, Gump. These statues have been a part of Flat Iron parks appeal for and a desire to make their decades, and in that time, theyve witnessed a great deal of Lake affection known. Genevas history. From weddings to concerts, picnics to riots, theyve Three Graces seen it all. Blacktoft was built by John Lester, a Chicago stockbroker. His wife Reinette, whose passions included gardening, art, books, womens suffrage, and her friendships, continued to reside at Blacktoft after her husbands death. She so cherished her close friends that she willed $5,000 for the city to place the Three Graces statue which honors them in what was then Willow Park. The fountain-statue, as noted on the cover of a 1976 Resorter, was intended as a dog watering station. The Graces Joy, Beauty and Charm were inscribed with the names of Reinette Lester McCreas friends. Theyre not listed with their home estate names, but a little research shows that most of the women listed on the statue in memory of good friends at Lake Geneva were her neighbors or at least shared a view of Geneva Bay with her: Emma B. Dunlap (Moorings Estate, now Stone Manor) Agnes C. Allerton (Folly) PHIL BONYATA/THE RESORTER Mary D. Sturges (The


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Sturges family owned Maple Lawn, Fairelds, Snug Harbor and the property on which the public library is now located) Helen L. Fairbank (Butternuts, which was adjacent to Blacktoft) Mary H. Strong (Northwoodside) Mary T. Leiter (Linden Lodge) T. Rumsey Martha (Shadow Hill) Dora T. Bartlett (House in the Woods) May L. Leland (not associated with any estate, at least according to research) The statues classical Greek design lent it the Three Graces name, but over the years, the piece has been called everything from The Three Sisters to The Good Friends. Its also been called In Disrepair. Over the decades, the $5,000 Reinette left to the city for maintenance was used up. In 2007, the Lake Geneva Jaycees and the Beautication Committee stepped in. The Graces didnt grace the park for a while, but when they were reinstalled, their faces were PHIL BONYATA/THE RESORTER clean, the fountains worked The Tribune commissioned the statue, and in a nod to Gumps and Andy Gump had comdesire for world domination, he was positioned with his foot on the pany once again. globe. So although Andy Gumps roots arent as classical as the Three Graces are, theres a nod to Ancient Greece in the design of Andy Gump Gump was the 1917 cre- his statue. But hes not quite the Ancient Greeks Titan Atlas bearing ation of comic strip author- the weight of the world on his shoulders; in fact, its the other way artist Sydney Smith. The around. Gumps campaign platform was announced at Smiths statue Gumps ran in the Chicago dedication party. Tribune, and by 1924, the The platform, in part, read: He is going to save us from all our family patriarch Andy was ills. The railroads he will take them by the scruff of the neck and ready to run to seek the throw them away. Wall Street there will be no Wall Street. With no highest political ofce in railroads and no Wall Street to ght, there will be no elections. the land, according to a Gump lost the election to Calvin Coolidge, but post-election, his Lake Geneva Regional News statue was popular enough to cause trafc jams along South Shore article on the statue. Drive, where Smith had displayed him.


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After Smith died in 1935, Robinswood changed hands and the Gump statue was given to the city. It was placed in Flat Iron Park in 1947, and Andy coexisted peacefully with his new neighbors, the Three Graces. He still attracted attention, but now visitors could pay their respects up close. Or they could pay their disrespects. 20 years after Andy Gump was relocated, Lake Genevas downtown was the site of Fourth of July mayhem. The front page of the Regional News, in a font size close to that reserved for declaring war, trumpeted GUARDSMEN CLOSE GENEVA TO STOP HOLIDAY RIOTERS. The center photo for the page of related stories depicts the battered base of the statue, with the caption Andy Gump Is Dead, a quote seen scrawled on a rioters car during the night. It wasnt to be the last time Andy made the news. After two years of fund-raising efforts, the city commissioned a replica of the original statue. Poor beleaguered Andy was subsequently decapitated in 1981 and then stolen altogether in 1988. After a three-year absence, another replica took Andy the Seconds place, so the statue that


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stands in Flat Iron Park today is actually the characters third incarnation. It makes a little backed-up trafc on South Shore Drive seem like...well, a day in the park. Gumps time at Robinswood was peaceful, compared to what hes been through in Flat Iron. And Robinswood is one of the shores idyllic estates to this day, with long-stretching views of the bay, a guest cabin and ponds and waterfalls. Like Robinswood, the Blacktoft estate was built to make the best of the view. The long screen porch across the lake side, the lofty third oor windows take advantage of the hilly location. And of course, the estates themselves make for some impressive viewing. Fortunately for Lake Genevas residents and visitors, both estates can be seen from the shorepath, a public right of way. Both properties are an easy walk from downtown Lake Geneva. You can start at Andy Gump and reach Robinswood, his old home, in under 15 minutes. You can read Reinettes friends names on The Three Graces, walk past their old homes and make it to Blacktoft in less than a half hour. Story by Jessica Franzene


Andy Gump Facts

Sidney Smith was the cartoonist who created Andy Gump The Gumps was the Chicago Tribunes rst daily cartoon strip. It started running in 1917 Sidney Smith was a resident of Lake Geneva, owning two homes on the lake, including Trudehurst (originally called Glen Arden) at various points in his life The bronze Andy Gump statue was a gift from the Chicago Tribune to Smith in 1924, and was displayed on the lawn of this Geneva Lake home. The unveiling of the statue came in conjunction with the announcement of a tongue-incheek Gump for President campaign. After Mr. Smith died in a car accident in 1935, the new owner of his estate later donated the statue to the City of Lake Geneva. Flat Iron Park became Gumps new home in the 1940s.




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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. The Backyard 252 Center St. Carvettis Bar & Grill 642 Main St. Field Stone Carriage & Pony 800 Wrigley Dr. Fit For A Queen 130 Geneva Sq. Grandma Vickies Cafe 522 Broad St. Harbor Shores 300 Wrigley Dr. Hawks View Golf & Boutique 728 Main St. Kismet Handcrafted Gifts 152 Center St. Lake Geneva Cannery 120 Broad St. Lake Geneva Harley-Davidson 704 Main St. Leather Lips Water Sports 151 Wrigley Dr. Mama Ciminos Little Italy 131 Wells St. Oh My Gauze 227 Broad St. Revive Gallery 721 Geneva St. Sazas Accessories 704 Main St. Scoops Ice Cream & Deli 101 Broad St. Seasons On The Lake 757 Main St. Sopra Bistro 724 Main St. Studio Winery 401 Sheridan Springs Rd. Tattered Buttery 830 Williams St. Village Gourmet 725 Main St. See map on page 16.


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Walworth County Farm Bureau Dairy Breakfast will honor McClellan family
On Saturday, June 15, at the Walworth County Fairgrounds, the annual Farm Bureau Dairy Breakfast will be held from 6 to 10:30 a.m., rain or shine. Activities offered until noon will include: craft fair, exhibits, small animal display and entertainment.A coffee cake contest also is planned. Cost is $6 in advance and $7 at the gate. The menu includes deluxe scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, coffee, and ice cream and take a free bus ride to tour the McClellan Farm, this years honored farm. For additional information, call (262) 7232613. Advance tickets are available at these and other locations: Delavan: BMO Harris Bank, Community Bank, Culvers, Walworth County Visitors Bureau, Walworth State Bank/Delavan Inlet Elkhorn: Chamber of Commerce, Culvers, Elkhorn Veterinary Clinic, Farm Bureau Ofce, Peoples Bank/Tibbets Branch, Pharmacy Station, Walworth County Fair Ofce, Walworth State Bank. Lake Geneva: Culvers, Lake Geneva Country Meats and Talmer Bank and Trust. Walworth: McCulloughs Prescriptions & Gifts, Talmer Bank and Trust and Walworth State Bank. Williams Bay: Walworth State Bank.

Coffee cake contest

The second annual Coffee Cake Contest will be held during the Farm Bureau Dairy Breakfast. Entries must be prepared using at least two dairy products (no mixes). Bring a piece of your coffee cake on a 6-inch paper plate along with your recipe (please highlight dairy products and have your name, address, and phone number clearly printed on back of card) to the contest booth located next to the ice cream area. Entries must be at booth by 8:30 a.m. Judging will take place at 9 a.m. and winners will be announced immediately. Winners do not need to be present to win. First place is $25; second place $15; and third place $5.

Chip in for Kids golf outing will benet Alliance for Children
Evergreen Golf Course will host the third annual Chip In For Kids golf outing on June 20. The Walworth County Alliance for Children (WCAC) is having their 3rd Annual Chip in for Kids Golf Outing Fundraiser on June 20. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. with a 1 p.m. shot gun start. Money raised from the event will go to the Walworth County Alliance for Children. The WCAC has built a child and family center in Walworth County dedicated to providing a coordinated jurisdictional response for children in our community affected by domestic or sexual abuse. The WCAC offers supportive services and education for the families of Walworth County. The family center, called the Tree House, opened on April 15 of this year on Hwy NN across from the Judicial Center. The outing will be in the format of a four-person scramble, but individuals are welcome, and we will create teams as well. There will be 4-man teams, 4-ladies teams, and 4-mixed-group teams. The registration fee of $90.00 per person which includes golf, cart, lunch, dinner, and prizes. The cost for just attending the dinner and auction is $20.00. For more information about the WCAC and to register to golf, visit their web site at Businesses and individuals who are interested in becoming a Hole Sponsor can also visit our website for details or contact Margaret Downing at 262-248-4251. The Walworth County Alliance is a Privately Funded, 501(3)(c) nonprot organization and is dedicated to the belief that all children are entitled to a life free of violence, abuse and neglect.

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Highway 50 East, (262) 248-8811. Grand Geneva offers a variety of entertainment options. Live entertainment is featured in the Lobby Lounge and Evolve Nightclub and Lounge. The Resort's seasonal offerings range from two 18-hole championshiplevel golf courses to an 18-run ski and snowboard facility and cross-country trails. The Dan Patch stables offer trail riding through Grand Genevas scenic 1,300 acres; sleigh rides, bonfires and hayrides are featured as well. Grand Geneva offers full-service child care.

from 4 p.m. on Sunday. Sunday Brunch is served every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Halfpriced appetizers available in The Grandview Lounge on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Live music featuring Diane Lewis Friday and Saturdays from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.


7377 Krueger Road, Lake Geneva, (262) 348-9900. Hawks View features 36 holes of great golfing, with the 18-hole championship level course and the 18hole executive par-three course. Golf events and outings are hosted all season. The clubhouse is open with a full restaurant and bar, pro shop and banquet facilities. Patio seating is available in season and Friday fish fry is offered all year. Weddings are a specialty and can be booked all year. Hawks View hosts an array of special events throughout the year. Check www. Located three miles north of downtown Lake Geneva off Highway 120

Lake Geneva, (262) 348-1200. Lake Geneva's headquarters for all things laid-back and Key Westerly, live entertainment, two volleyball courts and huge patio with tiki bar. Twelve areas of activities makes Hemingways a popular destination for locals, tourists, bike runs, fundraisers, parties and concerts. Check the website for upcoming events.

Horticultural Hall, 330 Broad St., Lake Geneva. Homegrown produce and home-crafted items are featured on Thursdays through October, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both indoor and outdoor space is utilized for the market.


918 Main St., Lake Geneva, (262) 249-5299. Located on the shores of Geneva Lake, the library has been a community resource and meeting place since 1898. The current building, designed in 1954 by Prairie School architect James Dresser, takes full advantage of its picturesque surroundings. In addition to housing a wide array of reading material for all ages, audio-visual collections and several computer stations, the library hosts a variety of discussion groups and events which are open to the public. A meeting room is available for groups and organizations. Currently, the library is open Monday through Saturday. Wi-Fi is available. Visit their Web site at

15 S. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn. (262) 723-2246. In business since 1945, the shop features fine jewelry for men and women in classic and contemporary styles. The shop also offers service for repair and custom designs.

Geneva Massage Therapy offers relaxation (Swedish), therapeutic, couples and hot stone massage in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Owners Barb and Mark Mitchell have 26 years of experience each, are nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, are members of AMTA and licensed by the State of Wisconsin, #570-046 and #571-046. Appointments are available Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gift certificates are available. Call for more information, gift certificates or appointments.

N2009 S. Lake Shore Drive, Lake Geneva, (262) 248-5690. Located in The Geneva Inn on the shores of Geneva Lake. Open every day of the week for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Breakfast is served Monday through Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Lunch is served Monday through Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday starting at 5:00 p.m. and


727 Geneva St., Lake Geneva, (262) 248-3933, The Lake Geneva School of Cooking offers entertaining, culinary classes for the cooking enthusiast, whether novice or gourmet. As owner and award-winning chef, John Bogan emphasizes culinary essentials and provides handson learning experiences in the school's Wood Mode, custom kitchen, featuring Wolf and SubZero appliances. In addition to daily classes and demonstrations, the school offers catering, corporate team-building events and hosts private parties. The school is located in the historic Geneva Village Shops, just four blocks from beautiful Geneva Lake, and is open year-round for both afternoon and evening classes.


Riviera Docks, Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, (262) 248-6206 or (800) 558-5911. Offering daily cruises seven days a week with a fleet of eight boats, which are also available for private charter. Tours of Geneva Bay and the entire lake are scheduled, as well as special cruises. For more information, visit their Web site at

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2400 East Geneva Street, Delavan, (262) 728-7950. Located on more than 275 wooded acres alongside Delavan Lake, Lake Lawn Resort offers endless seasonal entertainment including cookouts, live music, baseball weekends and more. The resorts lakefront Lookout Bar and Eatery has weekend entertainment including Friday Karaoke, Live Music on Saturdays, and Sunday Game Day with the NFL Ticket and 11 televisions. Onsite activities and amenities include a marina, an 18hole Championship golf course, an arcade, indoor/outdoor pools and sports ranging from tennis or volleyball to biking or snowshoeing. Lake Lawn Resort has an assortment of year-round overnight SEE OUT PAGE 22


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Old World announces new Folklife events

Old World Wisconsin will host a new event, Celebrate Wisconsin Folklife, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends in June. Each weekend will feature a different ethnic culture, and will include live music, dancing, crafts and food from the folk traditions that make Wisconsin unique. Featured activities include wyncinanki (Polish paper cutting), pierogi making, wreath-weaving demonstrations, and music from Happy Notes, Ron Rutkowski on the accordion, and the Milwaukee Circle Choir. In addition, the First Sunday of the Month Heirloom Garden Stroll, led by historical gardener and award-winning author of Putting Down Roots, Marcia Carmichael, will be held at the Polish Kruza garden at 1:30 June 2 for no additional charge. British Isles: June 8-9 The McMenamin Irish Dance Academy, Lutheran Ceili Orchestra, and Jeff Pockat on the celtic harp will entertain guests at differing times throughout the weekend. Other special activities include bobbin lace making, meeting an Irish Wolfhound, Welsh spoon carving, speaking Gaelic, Cornish and Welsh, and trying Irish crochet. German: June 15-16 Guests may help make kuchens, learn the process of making rye bread and rye straw baskets, break ax and discover the secret to making Zweibelkuchen (onion pie). Special guest German dancers and musicians will perform throughout the weekend. Scandinavian: June 22-23 The Scandi Band and Lykkeringen Scandinavian Dancers will perform throughout the weekend, and guests can meet Icelandic horses, play the ancient sport of Kubb, witness award-winning rosmaling demonstrations and see kermakku and pulla bread come out of the wood-red oven. On Sunday, the Swedish American Historical Society of Wisconsin will host a Midsommar Celebration on the museums Visitor Center Green from 10 am to 2 pm. Museum admission is not required to attend the Midsommar Celebration portion of the Scandinavian weekend. Melting Pot of Cultures: June 29-30 Guests can meet Wisconsin Public Radios Simply Folk host Stephanie Elkins on Saturday, and watch the Escamilla Mexican Dancers. On Sunday, at noon, 2 and 4 pm, guests may join in barn dances. The band Tis will be playing, and there is no additional charge required. Museum Admission: Adults $16, children (5-17) $9 (children under 5 are free); students and senior citizens (65 and over) $14; family (two adults and two or more dependent children 5-17) $43. Details about all events plus hours of operation are available at, 262-594-6301 or



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CONT. FROM PAGE 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m. and from 4 p.m. on Sunday. Sunday Brunch is served every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Half-priced appetizers are available in The Grandview Lounge on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m. Live music featuring Diane Lewis Friday and Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Carolyn Wehner during Sunday Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Located in The Geneva Inn, directly on the shores of Geneva Lake. Visit www. for more details.

24 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay. (262) 245-9077. Every Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., the Green Grocer offers a complimentary boutique wine and handcrafted beer tasting, paired with delectable bites. Create your six-pack of beer or case of wine and receive a 10-percent discount. Shop organic, local and grass-fed products seven days a week. Visit their Web site at


Highway 50 East, Lake Geneva, (262) 249-4788. Visit Grand Caf at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa for a casual dining option, featuring American fare with a French, Spanish or Italian twist. Open from breakfast through dinner, guests enjoy everything from healthy dining options to rich, decadent desserts. The wide variety of options is sure to please everyone in your group. Plus, the weekend gets even better with our premium buffets, featuring our succulent Friday night seafood buffet and indulgent Saturday night prime rib buffet.

Highway 67 and Geneva Street, Williams Bay, (262) 2456906. Featuring homemade specialty pizzas and Friday specials on the screened-in patio. The Friday fish fry includes beer-battered walleye, served with homemade potato pancakes, coleslaw and applesauce. Another popular special is the Sicilian-encrusted, slow-roasted prime rib, served with roasted potatoes and coleslaw.

7377 Krueger Road, Lake Geneva, (262) 348-9900. A casual, fun, place to meet friends, with panoramic views of the golf courses. Patio seating is available in season. Hawks View offers great appetizers, homemade soups and salads, mouthwatering sandwiches and a full bar. Friday fish fry is offered all year. Watch your favorite sporting event on one of the plasma TVs. Carryouts are available. Hawks View Bar and Grille is open seasonally, serving lunch beginning at 11 a.m. Retirement, birthday and social parties are always welcome, and available year round. Hawks View is located three miles north of downtown Lake Geneva, off Highway 120.

banquets and parties. Outdoor patio is available along with the tiki bar in season.


Geneva National Resort is proud to present the acclaimed Hunt Club Steakhouse. Inside this unique historical building is an upbeat and lively atmosphere for drinks, appetizers or a delicious steak dinner The menu offers an expansive variety of delicious homemade food including our signature 25-ounce Tomahawk Chop and several other cuts of mouthwatering steaks. Renowned chef John Havlis dishes up great selections of seafood items and other meats, as well as unique sandwiches, small plates and salads. Great libations and an award winning wine list make the Hunt Club Steakhouse the perfect place to unwind with friends after a busy day or to enjoy an intimate night out with someone special. Private dining is also available in the Crane Room featuring a community table with seating for 8 to 14 guests.

the NFL ticket, seasonal outdoor seating and regular bar food and drink specials. New! Isle of Capri Cafe: a taste of Italy comes home, featuring fresh-baked stone re pizzas, gelato, espresso, cappuccino, and bakery goods, plus more Italian-inspired items. For more information visit www.


Highway 50 West, Lake Geneva 800-225-5558. Guests of the resort can nd delicious resort dining in The Lakeview Grille, featuring superb steaks, choice chops, fresh sh and a breakfast menu that would get anyone out of bed early. Experience all our delectable creations while looking out wall-to-wall picture windows that frame the wooded slopes and shores of Lake Como. Enjoy some of the best dining Lake Geneva has to offer when you order one of our hand-carved rib-eyes, lets, and succulent prime ribs to be matched with award winning wines from all over the world. You will be delighted by our nightly specials, the best Friday Fish Fry around, and legendary service that is sure to satisfy any guest. Friday Night Fish Fry a Wisconsin Tradition only $12.95.

N3270 County Highway H, Lake Geneva, (262) 348-1200. Escape reality at this unique Lake Geneva establishment, where a laid-back, tropical atmosphere awaits. The menu reects the island theme and casual attitude, with family-friendly services and prices. Favorites include fresh seafood, chops, steaks, island specialties, Friday sh fry and Saturday apple wood smoked baby back ribs, specialty drinks and live entertainment. free parking. Available for



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W3860 Lake Shore Drive, Lake Como North, (262) 2488855. In the Drink serves sandwiches, burgers, appetizers and Friday fish specials, as well as daily specials. Shuffleboard, a dartboard and pool table are available for patrons' enjoyment. Open daily at 11 a.m. Kitchen hours are Sunday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

4009 South Shore Drive, Delavan, (262) 740-9039 Authentic German dishes and American favorites at "wunderbar" prices. Sauerbraten, weiner schnitzel, liver dumpling soup, freshroasted pork shanks, herring salad, kassler ripchen and more German dishes are featured, as well as fish and seafood. German wines, spaten and hacker pschorr are available. Daily specials and monthly wine tastings are offered, and the restaurant has a fireplace and an outdoor deck for dining.

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811 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, (262) 248-4381. Located across the street from the Riviera Docks on beautiful Geneva Lake. Known for its outstanding selection of appetizers, salads, entrees and homemade desserts, Popeyes extensive menu offers many choices. A complete selection of beers, wines, specialty drinks and hot drinks is available. Full menu is available for carryout. Barbecue to-go menu also available for your at-home parties. Popeye's is a nonsmoking restaurant.

plenty of free off-street parking. "Smart" casual attire is requested, and reservations are recommended.


501 Broad St., Lake Geneva, (262) 249-8644. Enjoy the authentic menu prepared by Chef Greg. Enjoy dinners in the restaurant or relax in the lounge with your favorite drinks and appetizers. Now open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday 5:30 p.m. to close. Private parties are available in the lounge. Lounge is open Wednesday through Sunday 5 p.m. to close. You can also make reservations online at www.medusagrillandbistro.


Highway 50 East, Lake Geneva, (262) 249-4788. The critically acclaimed Ristorant Brissago at Grand Geneva Resort & Spa features authentic Italian cuisine, with ingredients such as cheeses and pastas being own in weekly from Italy and prepared with purity and tradition. Enjoy spectacular views of the countryside as you sip a glass from the hand-chosen, region-specic wine list. Reservations are recommended.

chicken or deli meats, great for parties. Home of the famous "widgets" and other ice cream treats. Carryout, delivery to the Williams Bay municipal pier, packaged beer and ice also are available. Open every day, 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

724 Main St., Lake Geneva, (262) 249-0800, Dinner, smoke-free, handicap accessible, reservations accepted, walk-ins welcome, vegetarian dishes. Sopra, an American Bistro, the premier Lake Geneva dining experience. Ingredient-driven chef-owner, Simon Cumming, designs American bistro classics with a fresh, farm-to-table approach. Using the nest seasonal ingredients, you'll be treated to a ne dining experience, in a casual, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. In addition to the thoughtfully selected wine list, Sopra also boasts an extensive selection of microbrew beers and a full selection of spirits, including specialty house martinis.


393 Edwards Blvd., Lake Geneva,(262)248-3637. Quiet, comfortable dining and American/Continental cuisine is the setting for this charming home, turned restaurant. Seafood, specialty meats and poultry from the open hearth grill are just some of the restaurant specialties. Also, "lighter fare" such as salads and sandwiches are available. The restaurant also features "all-inclusive pricing" that includes in the menu price salad or soup, vegetable and starch for most of its menu selections. A quiet, cozy cocktail lounge greets guests for your favorite beverage, along with an extensive wine list. Hours are Monday through Saturday for lunch from 11:30 a.m. until the final seating at 3 p.m. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m. On Sundays, a plated brunch and light lunch are offered from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., and Sunday dinner begins at 4 p.m. A children's menu is always available, with

831 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, (262) 248-1111. Scuttlebutts features Lake Genevas original gourmet burgers along with chicken and vegetarian burgers, barbecued ribs, homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and authentic Swedish entrees. Breakfast featuring authentic Swedish pancakes is offered. There also is an excellent Friday fish fry. Cocktails are available.

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1 Liechty Drive, Williams Bay, (262) 245-2100. Located at Gage Marine. Uniquely American restaurant focused on clean avors, fresh ingredients, and attentive service. Our progressive menu features a variety of options which highlight the seasons best local ingredients ranging from grilled elk patties and falling off the bone beef short ribs to a bountiful sandwich menu. Whether you are enjoying your meal inside by one of our re places, or outside on our heated covered decks, the cozy environment and beautiful views of Lake Geneva will make your experience at Pier 290 memorable. Open daily 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visit our website, www.pier290.

6070 N. Railroad St., Lyons, (262) 7632701. The most flamboyant example of rustic nostalgia we found is Ye Olde Hotel in Lyons, according to William Rice, Chicago food and wine columnist. Daily and nightly specials at the historic restaurant are featured in addition to the regular menu, which includes steak, seafood, prime rib, chicken, chops and spaghetti among the dinner options. There is a Friday night fish fry. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Reservations recommended. Take Highway 120 North to Springfield then Highway 36 to Lyons.


99 N. Walworth Ave., Williams Bay, (262) 245-1330. The best Chicago-style pizza, Italian beef, gyros, charbroiled burgers, broaster recipe chicken, hot dogs and more can be enjoyed with wine or tap beer in this family-friendly restaurant with a unique indoor and outdoor dining atmosphere. Try our new wraps, steak, grilled

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4009 S. Shore Drive, Delavan. (262) 740-9039. Authentic German and American fare in a casual country atmosphere. Imported German beers and wine full bar available. Margot's hosts several special events and "festivities," including May Fest, Oktoberfest, Christmas in Germany, and Winterfest, featuring special menus and live entertainment. Call for reservations and festival dates.

cious!!! Happy hour Wednesday - Friday 4 to 6 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and drink specials! Enjoy drinks on the balcony, outside courtyard or in the lounge overlooking downtown Lake Geneva.

401 Sheridan Springs Road, Lake Geneva, (262) 348-9100. Lake Genevas Only Winery! Studio is an urban winery. We are one part art gallery, one part recording studio, and 100 percent delicious! We put our hearts & souls into creating the best wines. Visit us and taste for yourself. Try a wine tasting of our wines, sit and relax while sipping a glass of our wine or a local beer, or stop in for a bottle or two of wine to take home for dinner. Featuring a piano lounge, art gallery, outdoor seating, live music, easy access and ample parking. Live Music every Saturday from 4-8. For more information visit

393 N. Edwards Blvd., Lake Geneva, (262) 248-3637. Sunday night through Thursday night has two for $28 features. Enjoy one appetizer, two entrees and two desserts, along with a wonderful daily dinner menu.

1807 E. Geneva St., Delavan, 262-740-2200. Visit Sonoma Cellars for the best wine, beer and liquor selection in the area. Fabulous gift items and accessories will make your shopping experience memorable. Wine tasting daily.

220 Cook St. Lake Geneva (262) 248-4-220. Inside Bistro 220- Lake Geneva's only Sake Martini Lounge. Enjoy all of your favorite martinis a new way. Deli-



W4865 Potter Road, Elkhorn (262) 723-7505. One of the fine attractions in Walworth County, located 10 minutes north of Lake

Geneva. The general public is welcome to enjoy ongoing daily entertaining tours, gold panning at the Tumbleweed mine, tall tales, cowboy poetry, wrangling up on vintage old west saddles, catching a sarsparilla slid down the bar, and the wonderful ambience of this one-of-a-kind museum. Call ahead to check facility's availability, as private parties, bus tours, school field trips, camp outings and gruop meetings are also welcome. Lunch or dinner for groups of 25 or more, with optional entertainment, are offered. Select from the "Six Guns of Entertainment" options on the website, Take Highway 12 West toward Madison, stay on 12 'til the very end, at the merger of 12 and 67. Don't take any other exits prior to this merger. At the merger of 12 and 67, turn right and go half a mile to the traffic light at Potter Road. Turn right and look for the

covered wagons, the Lone Saguaro Mine, and teepees. Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.


253 Center St., Lake Geneva, (262) 203-5550. Yogeeze is a selfserve frozen yogurt shop, where you design and build your own creation, using our 15 changing yogurt and twist flavors, with more than 40 different toppings. Our toppings include fresh fruits, candy pieces, granola, nuts, cereals, mochi and boba balls. Yogeeze offers healthy alternatives to your sweet cravings, with non-fat and low-fat yogurts, non-dairy sorbet and no-sugar added choices as well. Located four doors north of Starbucks. Watch our commercial on


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Abbey Springs Fontana

Burlington (262) 763-5454

Delavan (262) 728-8757

Downtown Lake Geneva

Elkhorn (262) 743-1770

Geneva National (262) 245-2380

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MLS#1307327-GENEVA LAKE: Light & bright 4BR, 2BA Cedar Point Park W/O ranch has room for the entire gang, steps to CPP's fabulous lakefront parks & ready for summer fun w/many updates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $339,000.

MLS#1307596-GENEVA: Warm comfortable feeling surrounds this lake retreat. 3BR 2BA (3rd BR loft) lake rights to the Birches on Lake Geneva & walking distance to Linn Pier. Furnished. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $365,000.

MLS#1307594-FONTANA: Dramatic lake views to enjoy from this immaculate contemporary home on 8.5 AC. Oak floors, sky lights, custom kitchen, indoor exercise pool plus guest house. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $945,000.

MLS#1307559-GENEVA: Beautiful home on over 3.5 acres near the lake with a transferrable boat slip. Truly a one of a kind offering. Pool, gated community, gazebo - gorgeous! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,699,000.

MLS#1307050-GENEVA LAKE: Unique lakefront offering. 3 homes on 66' of level frontage, boathouse, level frontage. Multiple boat moorings, income potential. Close to restaurants, downtown and beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,395,000.

MLS#1307298-GENEVA LAKE: Impressive five bedroom Lake Geneva lakefront Tudor home located on the north shore. Beautiful modern kitchen and baths. Great views, outstanding lot. . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,595,000.

MLS#1306922-LAKE GENEVA: Custom built country estate nestled in the woods on over 5 acres of beautiful nature trees! Minutes from downtown Lake Geneva is this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $659,000.

MLS#1307076-LYONS: Duplex just minutes from Lake Geneva, newer floors, new well pump, water softener and 1 furnace/AC. Separately metered, laundry hook up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $150,000.

MLS#1307704-LAKE GENEVA: Reproduction Williamsburg 3 bedroom home in rural setting with 21.8 acres, pond, stream and greenhouse. Two additional barns are available for storage or horses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $750,000.

MLS#1307066-WILLIAMS BAY: Williams Bay condo, walk to Geneva Lake, beach & boat launch. In-unit laundry, attached garage & assoc. swimming pool. Enjoy scenic views from the balcony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $155,000.

MLS#1306960-GENEVA LAKE: Located on the 18th hole with a peek of lake. All lake dcor and furnishings included plus outside grill and newly purchased golf cart in deeded garage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $378,000.

MLS#1307032-GENEVA LAKE: 2 bedroom, 2 bath furnished Abbey Villa located adjacent to Abbey Harbor in Fontana. Updated kitchen and baths. Fireplace, balcony & outdoor pool. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $239,000.

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Shorewest Lake Geneva welcomes Lisa Hendricks

Shorewest, Realtors Lake Geneva ofce has announced that Lisa Hendricks has joined their team at 623 Main St. With her valuable real estate experience combined with the services and benets of Shorewest, Realtors she has the tools to serve your housing needs. Hendricks offers over ve years of real estate experience and specializes in the greater Walworth and Southeastern Wisconsin Lake Country markets. I have lived in Southeastern Wisconsin for the last 21 years and thoroughly enjoy the lake country life, she said. We are pleased to have Lisa join our Shorewest family, says John Tisdall, sales director of the Lake Geneva Ofce. Lisas clients benet from her comprehensive knowledge of area communities. She is skilled at combining her insights with unsurpassed customer service. Lisa Hendricks can be reached at the Shorewest Realtors Lake Geneva ofce at (262) 2485564, ext. 143, via cell phone (262) 237-1132 or via e-mail at Through 65 years and three generations of leadership, Shorewest Realtors has served the housing needs of Wisconsin. From the vision of one man to the power of 1,400, Shorewest has grown to include 23 sales ofces and a family of in-house relocation, mortgage, title and insurance services. In 2013, Shorewest was named the Top Workplace in southeastern Wisconsin and 35th in the nation.


Choice Computer ServicesN3445 Como Road, Suite 7, Lake Geneva, (262) 2035100, computerservices@ Residential and commercial computer sales, service, repair and recycling. Keynote Sales Tupperware, 500 W. Edwards Blvd. #62, Lake Geneva, www. Tupperware Director offering organizing ideas for boats, homes, RVs and campers. Selling kitchen tools, cookware and airtight, liquid tight containers that are guaranteed for life. Looking for summer help. KellyKloak Events, 2333 N. Leanitt, 3S, Chicago, IL., (630) 347-4733, Kelly Kloak Events provides full service and day-of wedding and event coordination serving the greater Lake Geneva and Chicagoland areas. Kellys eye for detail and creative

mind will guide you through every phase of planning your special event. Whether you envision and intimate dinner in your backyard, a regal black-tie affair in the city or a tented outdoor wedding, Kelly will help transform your dreams into a reality creating an experience that you and your guests will never forget. Nicks Upholstery, 11161 318th St., Twin Lakes, (262) 298-5800, Since 1987 Nicks Upholstery has provided the following services: reupholster, custom new upholstery, fabrics, renishing, window treatments, bedding, professional design/interior design consulting. Pick-up and delivery. Outdoor Network, 120 Broad St., Lake Geneva, (773) 539-4775, We specialize in brand development, marketing strategies, and digital design for businesses in the

outdoor recreation industry. We offer our clients targeted advertising opportunities on boating, shing, hunting and other outdoor relate domain names.d ePageCity Inc., 4541 N. Ravenswood Ave, Suite 201, Chicago, Ill., (312) 2912223, Since 1999, ePageCity has launched over twelve hundred websites for businesses, non-prot and public organizations. We have years of expert web experience in designing and programming full featured websites that bring our clients more trafc and business. After you consider that we have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and over 400 testimonials, please contact us to learn more about how our customer approach will deliver your organization a compelling website, affordably and on-time. Rustic Falls Nature Camp. (The Frank Lentz Foundation). 5537 Cranberry Road, Burlington. (847) 763-2100, Rustic Falls nature Camp is a customized camp experience for small groups. The goal is to create unique outdoor experiences for atrisk-youth, cancer survivors and physically and mentally challenged children and adults. Each camp is tailored to the special needs of each group. Rustic Falls Nature Camp strives to offer a safe, nurturing environment that provides recreational and educational activities to enhance the lives of children and their families.


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Deer-proof your garden this season

Creating a beautiful and bountiful garden is a popular pastime for people all across the country. It is important to keep in mind that aesthetically appealing plants may be appetizing to area wildlife, including deer. Those who do not want their gardens to turn into all-you-can-eat buffets for deer, rabbits and other wild animals can take a more proactive approach to gardening. Deer are opportunists who will no doubt see your garden as a salad bar ripe with all of their favorite foods. As housing developments continue to encroach on the natural habitats of deer and other animals, these animals are becoming more visible. Deer may not be able to forage for food effectively in their smaller, natural surroundings, or they may become accustomed to the easy pickings they nd in neighborhood yards. Either way, you may encounter a deer in or around your area. Keeping deer at bay involves some work and maintenance on the part of a homeowner. There are safe and humane methods to repelling deer, or at least blocking access to the plants worth protecting. Here are the main ways to deer-proof a garden. Fences are one way to deter deer from entering a yard and dining on your garden. Keep in mind that deer can jump fences that are quite tall, but they have to be especially motivated to jump an eightfoot-tall fence. Still, they tend to be weary about scaling a fence when they cannot see what is on the other side. Therefore, if you are fencing out deer, choose a fence that camouages the garden well and completely encloses the area to be protected. If you do not want the fence to be solid, consider putting stakes or thorny plants within the garden so that the deer will hesitate to jump into the garden. Deer are naturally skittish around people, but over time they can become quite complacent around human beings. Once a deer decides that something will not present a threat, the deer can adapt to its presence. Motion-activated devices may not work, nor the presence of pets. Predator urine is typically an effective way at keeping deer at bay. Bottled coyote urine can be quite effective, although human urine may work as well. Reapplying the product weekly around the plants is a good idea. There are many organic or chemically-based products on the market that deer may nd offensive to the taste or smell. Hot pepper, sulfur and eggs or even the use of soapy water have been successful in certain instances. The use of blood meal or even human hair around the garden may repel the deer and keep them on a different foraging path. However, remember that any deer that is very hungry may ignore unpleasant tastes or smells for a quick bite. If other food sources are available, there are some species of plants and trees that deer will avoid (See sidebar). Filling your garden with these plants can help you maintain a beautiful, albeit untasty, environment for deer.

Natures deer deterrents

1) Rosemary 2) Poppy 3) Chives

When planting annuals, select among: Alyssum Begonias Calendula Celosia Dianthus Foxglove Geraniums Parsley Poppy Snapdragons

In terms of perennials, plant these items once, and deer could stay away: Ageratum Anemone Astibe Bearded iris Honeysuckle Lantana Monkshood Rock rose Rosemary Wisteria

Plant these herbs alongside owers for even more protection: Chives Eucalyptus Garlic Mint Thyme Wintergreen Catmint


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LAKE GENEVA 695 Wells St. Large 1 BD first floor APT. Utilities included. $750 mo. 262-5392436 LAKEGENEVA-Avail Jun 1, 2013. Custom 3 bdrm, 2.5 ba. Spacious 2600 sq. ft. Super energy effecient.Private, Lg deck. 2 car attch gar. Non-smokers Lease & ref. 262-643-8064 for info.

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LAKE GENEVAKitchenettes and sleeping rooms. Affordable. 262-248-4988. TREVOR/CAMPLAKET-Georgeous 3 bdrm, 1 ba ranch on a crawl space. All new interior! Fireplace, hardwood flrs, all appliances, 2.5 det gargage on hugh lot. $1145 mo. Land Management Porperties 815-678-4771

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Start your day on the golf course and take advantage of our Early Bird Special. You can golf either The Brute or The Highlands and enjoy a savings of $50 off the regular 18-hole price during the first hour the courses are open. Golf The Brute for $109 and The Highlands for $89 Monday through Thursday from 6:30 7:30 am.
Valid until September 22.

FOR TEE TIMES CALL 262 2482556.


Introducing wellness RETREAT at Grand Geneva, the better way to a slimmer you and a healthier lifestyle. Combining exercise, nutrition and wellness in an inspiring, life-changing and incredibly fun experience, wellness RETREAT gives you the confidence, the knowledge and the tools to continue the program long after you leave. Because its not just about losing weight, its about reshaping your life.

Join us for our next scheduled retreat, June 2326, 2013.

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Enjoy a truly authentic Italian meal at Ristorant Brissago. Fresh ingredients, such as regionally made pastas, cheese, prosciutto and olive oils, are flown in weekly from Italy. Savor a delicious meal in a beautiful setting at one of the Top Ten Best Overall Restaurants in Wisconsin.
Reservations are recommended.

RESERVATIONS, CALL (262) 249-4788


SPECIAL RATES ON DAY TRIPS TO TIMBER RIDGE! Dive into Timber Ridge Lodge & Waterpark for a day of fun and excitement at Moose Mountain Falls, our 50,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor waterpark. Full day tripper package includes 5 waterpark passes and a Timber Ridge suite from 11 am to 11 pm. STARTING AT $109
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