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Mirbeau seeks third amended complaint

September 09, 2010
The federal court filings came quickly last week as the lawsuit between Mirbeau of Geneva Lake and the city of Lake Geneva continues. Early last week, Mirbeau filed a pair of documents. One is a 28-page document opposing motions to dismiss two of the most recently added defendants in the case — Linn Township resident Richard Malmin and current Lake Geneva Mayor Jim Connors. The other was a request to file a 55-page third amended complaint against the city and other defendants. Currently, the discovery process in the $29 million lawsuit involving the resort and spa developer and the city is on hold after U.S. Eastern District Federal Court Judge J.P. Stadtmueller ordered last month 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.

Lake Geneva Library officially out of space

September 09, 2010
Last Thursday was a busy and noisy day at the Lake Geneva Public Library. Not only was the facility bustling with patrons sifting through the collection and checking out books and DVDs, but at the same time, library workers and volunteers pulled hundreds of books off several shelves in order to make space for a brand-new shelving unit. Then, they restocked the shelves. While the pounding and drilling to install the additional shelving units may have been a disruption for the day, there's more to it for leaders of the library.

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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.”
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.”
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.
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