August 11, 2011ELKHORN — A 53-year-old Milwaukee man faces criminal charges after he allegedly left his elderly mother, who is wheelchair bound and suffers from Alzheimer's disease and high blood pressure, alone in the sun for about two hours.
John R. Salow, 3855 N. 77th St., has been charged with a misdemeanor count of negligently subjecting an individual at risk to abuse to harm. If convicted, Salow faces up to nine months imprisonment and $10,000 in fines.
When police told Salow his mother was being taken to the hospital to receive treatment, he allegedly responded that he really wanted to speak to another vendor before leaving a flea market, according to the criminal complaint.
August 11, 2011WHITEWATER — Treyton Kilar's Field of Dreams is going to get another shot at a $50,000 Pepsi Refresh Project Grant. And maybe the third time is the charm.
Matt Amundson, Whitewater's parks and recreation director, said his office received an e-mail from Pepsi on Aug. 5 confirming that the little league ball field will be in line for the September voting in the Pepsi Refresh competition.
It was one of 10 projects randomly selected for the grant competition.
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Next step: Find a buildingJanuary 20, 2011Delavan — The advisory council of a new Delavan-Darien Boys & Girls Club met and organized last week
Ashley Contreras, the Community Outreach Coordinator for the Delavan-Darien School District, said the council will partner with the Janesville Boys & Girls Club and the new advisory council will answer to the Janesville board of directors.
The next step will be to find a facility where the Delavan-Darien Boys and Girls Club can meet, possibly a vacant building or space in a school.
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In 11th hour, man said attorney gave bad adviceAfter pleading guilty to sexual assault, UW-Whitewater student faces lengthy prison termAugust 04, 2011Elkhorn — A University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student, who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman who passed out after drinking, said his public defender misguided him when he pleaded guilty to the crime.Shelton Daniels, 21, of Whitewater, on May 26 pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual assault of an unconscious victim. He was scheduled to be sentenced July 28, but before the sentencing he raised concerns about his legal representation. On July 28, Deputy District Attorney Joshua Grube questioned why these concerns weren’t raised until the sentencing date was looming.
Group seeks to grow Delavan Lake networkAugust 04, 2011Delavan Township — Delavan Lake is relatively small with a surface of 2,070 acres and a maximum depth of about 60 feet.It gets a large portion of its water from the surrounding 26,000 acre watershed.And that’s a problem, said Maggie Zoellner, Delavan Lake WIN program manager.
Guests checking in again at Lake LawnJuly 28, 2011Delavan — A late start to Lake Lawn Resort’s summer season apparently hasn’t slowed the flow of guests who are just happy to see the venerable vacation lodge has reopened.The resort opened its guest rooms Friday. Also reopened on Friday were the fitness center, the gift shop and the Frontier RestaurantThe golf course, the Lookout Bar and Eatery, pools and marina were opened earlier.
Man allegedly stalks 13-year-old girlJuly 21, 2011Elkhorn — Undercover police officers allegedly witnessed a 37-year-old Whitewater man, who was free on bond in a child sexual assault case, follow a 13-year-old girl as she walked home from summer school in the city of Whitewater.In Walworth County, Armando Cervantes Orduna, 755 N. Tratt St., Apt. 179, faces two felony stalking counts and two counts of bail jumping.If convicted of all four counts, he faces up to 19 years imprisonment and $40,000 in fines.
Rauland encourages public to give bloodJuly 21, 2011Elkhorn — Bob Rauland plans to be in the cafeteria at the Elkhorn Area Middle School , 627 E. Court St., sometime between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Aug. 6, one sleeve conspicuously rolled up.Twice a year for a little over 50 years, Rauland has hiked up a sleeve to give a unit of blood, usually for BloodCenter of Wisconsin, which keeps blood in the communities where it’s collected.Most beneficiaries of Rauland’s vascular largesse have been strangers. In this case, the blood collection is in honor of Rod Paulsen, a former Elkhorn middle school teacher who is battling cancer.
EcoFair organizers hope green catches onJuly 21, 2011Elkhorn — Brian Mathis of New Berlin and Ben Nelson of Oconomowoc didn’t wait for Detroit to go green.They built their own electric vehicles. They showed off their handiwork at the second annual EcoFair 360 at the Walworth County Fairgrounds on July 9.
Parrot charms way to ‘America’s Got Talent’July 14, 2011Delavan — He’s a new performer fresh out of the Lake Geneva area.His name is Echo. And he has feathers.The real talent here is Sarah Hoeft, also of Lake Geneva, who over the past eight years, taught Echo, a Double Yellow-headed Amazon parrot, everything he’s needed to know to impress the judges of NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent.”
July 4 Support Our Troops rally draws 50July 07, 2011Elkhorn — About 50 people turned up at the American Legion’s weekly Support Our Troops ceremony on Monday, at the Walworth County Government Center, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn.Bob Webster Sr., who founded and leads the weekly ceremonies, said he was more than pleased with the turnout, considering it was a holiday. Among those in the audience was Army Pfc. Cody Robinson of Elkhorn. A member of the 101st Airborne Division, Robinson returned from duty in Afghanistan in June. His next posting will be at Ft. Campbell, Ky.“When I was over there, this organization sent us ‘care’ packages and made life a little easier over there,” Robinson said.
County to borrow $7.74 million for roadsGood rating means 2.2 percent interest on loanJune 30, 2011Elkhorn — Walworth County got a great rate on its recent promissory note and a pat on the back by Moody’s Investor Service.The Walworth County Board unanimously approved borrowing $7.74 million for road repairs at its June 20 meeting. The money will go to resurfacing and doing some base work on about 26 miles of road in the northern part of the county around Lake Beulah and East Troy.Work on that project has already begun using money borrowed earlier for road maintenance, said David Bretl, county administrator. But the $7.74 million borrowed by the county represents the anticipated cost of the repairs, he said.
Traffic warning: Expect congestion on I-43 SaturdayJune 23, 2011Elkhorn-- Drivers using Interstate 43 and Walworth County Highway D are warned of serious traffic congestion this weekend, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. Road construction underway on I- 43 between Elkhorn and the Waukesha County line in both directions, and replacement of the Highway D bridge means traffic is already slow in those areas. A June 25 Jimmy Buffett concert at Alpine Valley in the town of Lafayette, which will draw an estimated 30,000 fans, could bring slow traffic to a crawl, the Sheriff’s Office warns.