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Fatal shooting in Lake Como

July 15, 2010
Geneva — Between 6:15 and 6:20 a.m. Tuesday, a Lake Como man was out walking his dog in the area of Whittier and Dandelion roads when he said he heard a "pop." Another woman who lives in that area said she heard "two pops." "I thought it was someone lighting off firecrackers," she said.

A lasting impression

Mason donates entryway art

July 15, 2010
Joe Lisenby pulled his tape measure from his pocket and stretched it along the top of the nearly finished stone sign. He measured it again and then grabbed a piece of rounded concrete. With some help, he carefully placed it on top of nearly four tons of stones, brick and mortar already laid. Lisenby tapped his side down with his fist until it was perfect and then he repeated the process until the upper portion of Lake Geneva's new entry sign was complete. Lisenby is a stone artist master who enjoys the natural, historical and traditional ways of laying stones. Along with his employees from Moonlight Masonry, Lisenby has created another work of art on the west end of Library Park.

Talking parking meters

City officials consider increases

July 15, 2010
Some elected city officials believe parking in downtown Lake Geneva is maybe too inexpensive. Aldermen Frank Marsala and Todd Krause said it's typical to see at least $3 per hour parking in other tourist type of municipalities around the country. In Lake Geneva, parking currently is 50 cents per hour. "Personally, everywhere I go, it's $3 per hour parking," Krause said. "Here it seems awfully cheap and it's something to look at in the future."

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Mirbeau lawsuit narrows focus
Claims of interference include alderwomen, current mayor
July 08, 2010
For 39 pages, Mirbeau of Geneva Lakeís 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 Darienís 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.
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 didnít 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 Wisconsinís 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 parkís 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 arenít marked at all.ďUnacceptable,Ē 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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