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Four votes difference in Assembly race

Gibbs receives Republican nod over August, recount likely

September 16, 2010
"Four votes, four votes," Adam Gibbs yelled just seconds after finding out he won Tuesday's Republican primary election for the 32nd District Assembly. Gibbs defeated Tyler August 1,761-1,757 in the six-person race in which they were the two youngest candidates. "I am absolutely elated," Gibbs said. "That is absolutely incredible. We worked so hard in the last day. Our whole campaign was just push and push and push."

Phillips Spirit Award honors local business

September 16, 2010
For the Primex family of companies, the Walworth County Memory Walk is much more than a one-morning event to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association and the walk has become a year-round focus of many Primex employees, which has led to a summer packed with special activities with the goal of fundraising for their cause. Because of those efforts, the Lake Geneva based business will receive the second Wally Phillips Spirit Award Saturday in Library Park during the Memory Walk. Phillips was a well-known Chicago WGN radio broadcaster and Lake Geneva resident who made his final public appearance at the first Memory Walk in Walworth County in 2007. He died in March 2008, after a four-year battle with Alzheimer's.

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Lake Geneva Library officially out of space
September 09, 2010
Last Thursday was a busy and noisy day at the Lake Geneva Public Library. Not only was the facility bustling with patrons sifting through the collection and checking out books and DVDs, but at the same time, library workers and volunteers pulled hundreds of books off several shelves in order to make space for a brand-new shelving unit. Then, they restocked the shelves.While the pounding and drilling to install the additional shelving units may have been a disruption for the day, there’s more to it for leaders of the library.
Mirbeau seeks third amended complaint
September 09, 2010
The federal court filings came quickly last week as the lawsuit between Mirbeau of Geneva Lake and the city of Lake Geneva continues.Early last week, Mirbeau filed a pair of documents. One is a 28-page document opposing motions to dismiss two of the most recently added defendants in the case — Linn Township resident Richard Malmin and current Lake Geneva Mayor Jim Connors. The other was a request to file a 55-page third amended complaint against the city and other defendants.Currently, the discovery process in the $29 million lawsuit involving the resort and spa developer and the city is on hold after U.S. Eastern District Federal Court Judge J.P. Stadtmueller ordered last month that until the motions to dismiss as requested by the most recent defendants added to the suit are heard, the gathering of evidence and witness interviews will have to wait.
New assistant principal ready for challenges
September 02, 2010
New Lake Geneva Middle School Assistant Principal Drew Halbesma knows how important it is to build relationships with students.So, when students walk into the doors of LGMS, he is there to greet them. When they are in the classroom, he will be there observing and when they participate in sports, he will be there watching and cheering.“My personal philosophy is to decrease student issues, I need to have a relationship with the kids,” he said. “If I am in the classroom building those relationships, when they come to me, we will have something to talk about. At this age, if we have a relationship, they don’t want to let me down.”
Eastview unveils new entrance, kitchen for 2010-11
September 02, 2010
It doesn’t take long to see the differences at Eastview Elementary School from last school year to the new one.Walking in from the expansive parking lot on Sage Street, there are now two entrances to the building. One into the hallway and the other to the brand new main office. Relocated from the middle of the building on the second floor, the new office is about the same size, but will be much more accommodating to visitors and safer for students and teachers.“When the new parking lot was put there, which is now the main and only parking area, it only made sense to have the office and entryway down here,” Eastview Principal Colin Nugent said. “Plus, it makes the building that much more secure.”
Chamber wants to expand building
August 26, 2010
Three weeks ago, Lake Geneva aldermen wondered about the future of the Geneva Lake Area Chamber of Commerce building as part of the Flatiron Park improvement plan.On Monday night, chamber executive director George Hennerley presented a drawing to the council showing a footprint for a 700-square-foot addition to the current facility. The 16-by-38-foot addition would be located on the south side of the building on the side where the Andy Gump statue is located.“It will serve us well for a number of years,” Hennerley said about the addition. It will allow the chamber to open up the entryway for more walk-in visitors and to display more brochures and information about its members.
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