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Newspaper files action against alderwoman

July 01, 2010
The Lake Geneva Regional News filed a complaint Monday afternoon in Walworth County Circuit Court alleging that City Council Alderwoman Mary Jo Fesenmaier has violated Wisconsin's open records law. The seven-page complaint focuses on e-mails requested of city officials, including Fesenmaier, in February and March by the Regional News and its editor, Lisa Seiser. The public requests revolved around e-mails sent and received concerning the Mirbeau and Hummel development proposals, which now are part of two separate lawsuits against the city totaling about $150 million.
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Braun would love to live in Lake Geneva

July 01, 2010
Last Thursday night, people of all ages patiently gathered on the sidewalk at 430 Broad St. Some had been waiting there for hours. Others had donned baseball jerseys or held bats, pennants and baseballs in their hands. Every single person was gazing down Broad Street anticipating the arrival of Milwaukee Brewers all-star left fielder Ryan Braun, who was expected to appear at his newly-renovated restaurant located in the former Cactus Club. At about 7:40 p.m., the baseball star and restaurateur appeared and he didn't let anyone down. Braun, who played in a Brewers victory earlier in the afternoon, signed autographs and posed for pictures in the parking lot behind the facility before making his way to the front entrance of his Tavern and Grill. Once inside, the crowd mobbed Braun, who was all smiles as he chatted, signed autographs and posed for more pictures.

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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.
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?”
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.
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