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Eagle Scout project helps State Park

Making trails

June 24, 2010
For years, hikers and cross-country skiers enjoying Big Foot Beach State Park have pretty much been on their own when it comes to navigating the park's trails. Some are delineated with rotting posts that have no signs on them. Other trails are marked with colored paint on tree trunks. Several trail areas aren't marked at all. "Unacceptable," was the word Big Foot Beach State Park Manager Anne Korman used to describe the signage of the more than 6 miles of trails in the park.
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Storm rips through area

Cleanup continues

June 24, 2010
Just minutes after a severe thunderstorm rolled through the area Friday afternoon, Jackie Malone walked to her vehicle parked on Madison Street across from Central-Denison School. When she saw her shiny black SUV, she placed her hands on her head. A huge tree had fallen, crushing the windshield and top of her car. "Oh my God," she said. "What do I do? What do I do?"

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LAKE GENEVA EVENT - Powwow set for weekend
June 17, 2010
The 21st Honor the Fire Keepers Powwow is this weekend.A celebration of Native Americans, this traditional and cultural event will be held at Dunn Field behind Eastview School, 535 Sage St.The event has been held in the Lake Geneva area since 1992.
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Competing for jumping prestige, history
June 17, 2010
Most part-time summer jobs don’t require a two-hour tryout.Typically, the effort to obtain summer employment includes responding to a help wanted sign posted in a storefront window or an ad in the newspaper. An interview follows and you either land the position or you don’t.But this isn’t your typical summer gig.
Developer alleges racketeering offenses
June 17, 2010
The city’s legal problems keep piling up.Late last week, representatives of Geneva Ridge Joint Venture, also known as Hummel, filed a notice of injury and claim with the city, which is the first step toward initiating a civil action against the municipality.In the six-page notice, Geneva Ridge claims city officials have engaged in racketeering activity as defined by statutes. They are seeking an additional $247 million in damages, which is twice as much as the damages Geneva Ridge has cited in its federal suit against the city.
Gypsy moths coming?
Infestation levels appear lower than last year
June 10, 2010
It can’t be seen from the road, but a pink ribbon hanging off a tree branch shows where an adult gypsy moth trap has been set.The bright green trap that looks like a milk carton is hidden. It hangs in the brush and for the time being, it is empty.But, local and state officials expect the trap boxes to be full of gypsy moths at some point in July as they try to survey the population in an effort to slow the spread of the invasive pest.
City’s attorneys deny Geneva Ridge’s claims
June 10, 2010
City of Lake Geneva attorneys have filed in U.S. Eastern District Court their denials of the allegations made in Geneva Ridge Joint Venture’s recent amended complaint.Geneva Ridge annexed to the city in early 2005 and proposed three different development plans for the 710-acre property formerly located in Linn Township. None of the plans — including a venture that involved New York-based Mirbeau of Geneva Lake to include a 100-room inn, spa and winery — received final approval from city officials.Now, Geneva Ridge — also referred to as Hummel — is suing the city in federal court seeking $99.8 million. The claims allege that the city is in violation of equal protection under federal and state constitutions; retaliation in violation of First Amendment rights; conspiracy to retaliate in violation of First Amendment rights; declaratory judgement voiding denial of zoning amendment; declaratory judgement voiding adoption of comprehensive plan; mandamus, damages, punitive damages and attorney fees under open records laws; violation of open meetings laws; taking under the Wisconsin Constitution and conspiracy to defraud.
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