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Mirbeau lawsuit narrows focus

Claims of interference include alderwomen, current mayor

July 08, 2010
For 39 pages, Mirbeau of Geneva Lake's amended complaint filed last week in federal court read much like previous complaints. There are claims for violating the U.S. and Wisconsin Constitution, due process rights, open records, open meetings and retaliation. But, on Page 40, the eighth claim narrows the focus on five individuals and provides some details not previously provided in other complaints by Mirbeau or Geneva Ridge Joint Venture.

City clerk moving on

Dykstra takes job in Darien

July 08, 2010
Clerk Diana Dykstra had some difficulty focusing on her work last week at City Hall. Instead of a relatively uninterrupted pre-holiday week, Dykstra was inundated with numerous phone calls and visits from current and former city officials and employees wishing her well in her new endeavor. Last week, Dykstra accepted a position as Darien's new administrator/clerk-treasurer. On June 30, she penned her resignation letter to City Administrator Dennis Jordan and Mayor Jim Connors. Her final day in Lake Geneva will be July 15. She will start in Darien on July 19.

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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.
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.
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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