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Eastview unveils new entrance, kitchen for 2010-11

September 02, 2010
It doesn't take long to see the differences at Eastview Elementary School from last school year to the new one. Walking in from the expansive parking lot on Sage Street, there are now two entrances to the building. One into the hallway and the other to the brand new main office. Relocated from the middle of the building on the second floor, the new office is about the same size, but will be much more accommodating to visitors and safer for students and teachers. "When the new parking lot was put there, which is now the main and only parking area, it only made sense to have the office and entryway down here," Eastview Principal Colin Nugent said. "Plus, it makes the building that much more secure."

New assistant principal ready for challenges

September 02, 2010
New Lake Geneva Middle School Assistant Principal Drew Halbesma knows how important it is to build relationships with students. So, when students walk into the doors of LGMS, he is there to greet them. When they are in the classroom, he will be there observing and when they participate in sports, he will be there watching and cheering. "My personal philosophy is to decrease student issues, I need to have a relationship with the kids," he said. "If I am in the classroom building those relationships, when they come to me, we will have something to talk about. At this age, if we have a relationship, they don't want to let me down."

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Chamber wants to expand building
August 26, 2010
Three weeks ago, Lake Geneva aldermen wondered about the future of the Geneva Lake Area Chamber of Commerce building as part of the Flatiron Park improvement plan.On Monday night, chamber executive director George Hennerley presented a drawing to the council showing a footprint for a 700-square-foot addition to the current facility. The 16-by-38-foot addition would be located on the south side of the building on the side where the Andy Gump statue is located.“It will serve us well for a number of years,” Hennerley said about the addition. It will allow the chamber to open up the entryway for more walk-in visitors and to display more brochures and information about its members.
Feds tell bank to raise capital
Customers should see few changes
August 26, 2010
For months, First Banking Center has been in the process of raising capital from private investors to improve its financial position following its losses during the rough economic times.The Federal Reserve has stated the bank is “significantly undercapitalized” and corrective action must be taken. The bank and the Federal Reserve had entered into an agreement in October 2009 requiring the bank’s directors submit plans to improve the institution’s financial position.Bank CEO Brant Chappell said Tuesday the institution has “been dealing with this for months.”
UPDATE - Venetian Festival off to great start
August 19, 2010
Many local residents poured into Flatiron and Seminary parks to enjoy the first night of Venetian Festival Wednesday evening.Under clear skies and perfect temperatures, adults and children enjoyed the carnival rides, games and local food tents among other activities. The adults enjoyed the entertainment and beer tent.The annual event, which has been held by the Lake Geneva Jaycees since 1962, runs through Sunday night with the culmination of the festivities a fireworks display over the clear waters of Geneva Lake just off the shore near the Library and Riviera Beach.
Rain delays Edwards Boulevard extension completion to mid October
August 19, 2010
The $2 million Edwards Boulevard extension project is behind schedule because of weather. City Administrator Dennis Jordan said he hopes the project will be ready for traffic by Oct. 15.“They are about three weeks behind,” Jordan said. “We are hoping it will be open for traffic then.”
Mirbeau discovery on hold
Judge orders stay until motion heard
August 19, 2010
The discovery process of the $29 million lawsuit involving Mirbeau of Geneva Lake and the city of Lake Geneva is on hold.U.S. Eastern District Federal Court Judge J.P. Stadtmueller ordered last week that until the motions to dismiss as requested by the most recent defendants added to the suit are heard, the gathering of evidence and witness interviews will have to wait. Two weeks ago, Lake Geneva Mayor Jim Connors, Linn Township resident Richard Malmin, and Lower Density Development and its manager Tom Muenster asked the court to dismiss Mirbeau’s complaints against them. The same defendants, after receiving notices to appear for depositions for the case, requested to stay discovery.
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