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State auditors check on city

September 23, 2010
Two members of the state's nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau spent a couple hours with Lake Geneva officials Friday morning. According to state auditor Jan Mueller, the auditors visited Lake Geneva to "follow up" on the city's policies, procedures and internal controls as cited in the 2009 reports from local auditing firm Deignan and Associates. She said it's not typical for her office to send auditors to a municipality.

Classic Car rally will be in area this weekend

Proceeds help Geneva Lake Environmental Agency

September 23, 2010
Geneva Lake Environmental Agency Director Ted Peters is hoping a return to a three-day event on the final weekend of September will bring back the success and memories of the old classic car rally. For the first time in three years, the Geneva Lake Classic Car Rally is going back to its roots with a weekend flurry of activities all in an effort to raise money for the GLEA. From 1978 to 2007, the last weekend in September meant Lake Geneva and the surrounding area would be packed with shiny, rare classic cars cruising around to raise funds for the Corinne Kreissl Memorial Foundation. But, in March 2008, Lake Geneva Classic Car Rally co-founder Jan Kreissl announced the 30th year would be the last.

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Phillips Spirit Award honors local business
September 16, 2010
For the Primex family of companies, the Walworth County Memory Walk is much more than a one-morning event to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.The Alzheimer’s Association and the walk has become a year-round focus of many Primex employees, which has led to a summer packed with special activities with the goal of fundraising for their cause.Because of those efforts, the Lake Geneva based business will receive the second Wally Phillips Spirit Award Saturday in Library Park during the Memory Walk. Phillips was a well-known Chicago WGN radio broadcaster and Lake Geneva resident who made his final public appearance at the first Memory Walk in Walworth County in 2007. He died in March 2008, after a four-year battle with Alzheimer’s.
Four votes difference in Assembly race
Gibbs receives Republican nod over August, recount likely
September 16, 2010
“Four votes, four votes,” Adam Gibbs yelled just seconds after finding out he won Tuesday’s Republican primary election for the 32nd District Assembly. Gibbs defeated Tyler August 1,761-1,757 in the six-person race in which they were the two youngest candidates. “I am absolutely elated,” Gibbs said. “That is absolutely incredible. We worked so hard in the last day. Our whole campaign was just push and push and push.”
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.
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.
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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