March 19, 2009Elkhorn — Criminal charges were filed Friday against a 44-year-old attorney, who allegedly was found in possession of heroin and cocaine during a search of a Lake Geneva apartment.
Stephen M. Compton, 250 Van Bee Circle, has been charged with felony possession of narcotic drugs and bail jumping.
He also was charged with misdemeanor possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
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Police allegedly found heroin during searchMarch 19, 2009Elkhorn — A former Walworth Elementary school teacher and an attorney are facing charges after police executed a search warrant March 7 in Lake Geneva and allegedly found heroin.
Katie M. Luessenhop, 26, 250 S. Edwards Blvd., Apt. 146, Lake Geneva, has been charged with three felony counts of bail jumping and one count of possession of a narcotic drug.
She already faces charges of felony possession of narcotic drug and misdemeanor possession of cocaine stemming from a Sept. 18 incident at Walworth Elementary School.
March 19, 2009Walworth — The first challenge for new Public Works Director Tim Boss is to continue working with an understaffed department.
When longtime Public Works Director Bruce Nelson left in December, Boss became the interim-director. Then, another employee took a medical leave.
Since then, Boss and a part-time employee have run the department.
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March 19, 2009Walworth — Construction on expanding the weight room and moving the recreation department's office will begin March 30.
Recreation Department Director Chuck Thiesenhusen said the construction is beginning the same week as spring break to reduce the disturbance construction will have in classrooms.
Thiesenhusen said the construction is anticipated to take six weeks, but the contract requires it to be completed by June 2.
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Corrected date- A chance to save a lifeBlood drive Tuesday at Williams Bay High SchoolMarch 12, 2009Williams Bay — Village residents will have the chance to possibly save someone’s life Tuesday, March 17. That’s because the Williams Bay Junior/Senior High School’s student council is sponsoring a blood drive from 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. At-risk coordinator Charlie Mestek is in his fourth year helping the event. “This is a great way to reach out to the community,” he said. “It allows us to give back a little bit. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to know we possibly saved some lives.”
Fontana begins discussing master plan updateShould the plan
include town homes?March 12, 2009Fontana — Protecting the village from the consequences of large development, and attracting families with children to fill the school are two potential goals of the village’s next master plan.The Village Board and Plan Commission met with Village Planner Mike Slavney March 2 to discuss updating its master plan.The village last updated the plan in 2001. It is required to update the plan by the end of the year to comply with Smart Growth legislation.
Vanderbloemen appointed to Village BoardMarch 12, 2009Walworth — Dennis Vanderbloemen decided serving as a trustee would be a good way to become more involved with the village.On Monday night, the Village Board appointed Vanderbloemen to fill in as a trustee during Trustee Matt Long’s deployment to Iraq.“I’ve been getting more involved with the village during the past few years and thought this was a logical next step,” Vanderbloemen said.
Former teacher arrested againMarch 12, 2009Elkhorn — A former Walworth Elementary school teacher faces four felony bail jumping charges after a recent arrest. Katie M. Luessenhop, 26, 250 S. Edwards Blvd., Apt. 146, Lake Geneva, will next appear in court March 17.Deputy District Attorney Joshua P. Grube said she was arrested for allegedly violating a no contact order and possession of heroin.
Sitter headed to Junior OlympicsMarch 05, 2009Williams Bay — Local sixth-grader Jamie Sitter has realized her dream. Thanks to a solid performance at the United States Ski and Snowboard Association Junior Olympics qualifying event Feb. 21 in Marquette, Mich., the 12-year-old will compete in the Junior Olympics March 17 in Winter Park, Colo. Her dad, Steve, is excited for Jamie’s first trip to the Junior Olympics.“After the races were over, we all gathered in a big auditorium for the awards,” he said. “After the top 10 places are announced, they start calling names. We kind of knew she would make it, but nothing is for sure until the name gets called.”
In 18 years, nine OWI convictions
Bay man sentenced to five yearsMarch 05, 2009Elkhorn — In the past 18 years, a 45-year-old Williams Bay man has been convicted nine times of drunken driving. Leonard LaPuma, 140 Elmhurst Court, was arrested Nov. 26 after Williams Bay police received a report of a possible drunken driver.He pleaded guilty to this offense Feb. 25 and was sentenced to five years in state prison.
Sharon man faces sexual assault chargeMarch 05, 2009Elkhorn — A 26-year-old Sharon man faces up to 40 years in prison for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl.David A. Aguilar, 290 Rice St., has been charged with repeated sexual assault of a child. If convicted, Aguilar could also be fined up to $100,000.
Consolidation not ‘done deal’Misunderstanding raises concernsMarch 05, 2009Fontana — A misunderstanding after the village’s last Ad Hoc Joint Services Committee meeting left some volunteer firefighters and EMTs thinking the consolidation process was a “done deal.”However, the two villages are still investigating the consolidation effort and final decisions haven’t been made.The confusion came when members of the Ad Hoc Joint Service Committee stated the target dates to move forward with the paid-on-premises services and consolidation effort. These dates were described as a “done deal.”
Corrected election resultsFebruary 26, 2009Editors note: The Lake Geneva Regional News inadvertently posted the wrong election results for the Fontana Elementary School Board primary in the print edition and on its Web site. The Regional News only posted the results from the Village of Fontana and didn’t include results from the towns of Delavan and Walworth. This changed the total number of votes the three candidates received and which candidate advanced from the primary election. Below is the corrected story.Fontana — Lis Price and Leo Bourneuf will face off in the general election for the open seat on the Fontana Elementary School Board.Bourneuf received 70 votes; Price received 27 and Dmitry Pasikhov received 23. Price and Bourneuf will advance to the general election April 7.