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Man faces charges after fatal crash

December 09, 2010
Elkhorn — Jeremy C. Dees sat in an orange jail jumpsuit with a neck brace hunched at a table in an arraignment room in the Walworth County Correctional Center. He was visible only to those in court Friday via closed-circuit television. With the Dorwin family watching in the courtroom, Dees was charged with homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and two counts of reckless driving causing injury. The charges are a result of a Nov. 16 crash that killed 9-year-old Eastview Elementary School student Carter Dorwin and injured his mother, Nicole, and brother, Bradley.

City tax bills on the way

December 09, 2010
They'll appear in your mailbox a little earlier this year. But, don't expect that arrival to bring good news. Lake Geneva property owners are expected to receive their 2010 tax bills at the beginning of next week and with it comes an overall tax rate increase of 2.2 percent to $21.59 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The 2009 tax rate was $21.12. That 2010 figure includes slight drops in the state to $0.18 per $1,000 of assessed value and county to $4.48 for Lake Geneva residents. The city's tax rate remained the same at $5.51 per $1,000 of assessed value, while Gateway Technical College increased slightly to $1.51.

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UPDATE - Braun, Food Pantry part of Lake Geneva Christmas Parade Saturday
December 02, 2010
This year's Lake Geneva Great Electric Christmas Parade Grand Marshal will be Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun. Braun, one of the best players in Major League Baseball and 2007 Rookie of the Year, is the owner of Ryan Braun's Tavern and Grill and has spent several days in Lake Geneva, at his restaurant, enjoying the lake and the atmosphere of the city.
Christmas parade, events set for Dec. 4
December 02, 2010
The weekend of Dec. 3 to 5 will be bustling with holiday activity in Lake Geneva.The fun starts Friday night with the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree and ends Saturday evening with the 36th annual Great Electric Children’s Christmas Parade. But, there’s plenty to do in between with a holiday reading and a pancake breakfast with Santa.n Friday night kicks off the weekend with a reading of “The Polar Express” by local author and playwright John R. Powers. He will start at 6 p.m. at Caribou Coffee and the event kicks off the annual Festival of Lights celebration, which features a variety of holiday-themed activities throughout the downtown area during the holiday season.
Traver Hotel ready for work
December 02, 2010
The building at 323 Broad St. has stood for 140 years. It was previously known as the Garrison House and the Hotel Denison. Now it is referred to as the Traver Hotel.But, being vacant the past decade has taken a toll on the historical facility. Now, the city and the property owners apparently will work together to make some improvements to the building soon.
Questions remain in fatal crash
Blood test changes case against Elkhorn man
December 02, 2010
Geneva — “We believe alcohol may be a contributing factor in the crash.”That’s what town police officer Ken Mulhollon stated Nov. 16, in a press release issued hours after a 9-year-old Lake Como boy was killed in a two-vehicle accident near the Como Flats on Highway H.But now, it appears the 33-year-old Elkhorn man in Walworth County Jail because of his part in the crash may not have been drinking. A blood sample from Jeremy C. Dees taken shortly after the two-vehicle crash which killed Carter Dorwin has changed the case.
Hundreds remember Como boy
November 25, 2010
Lyons — Carter Dorwin had a million-dollar smile and he showed it off every day at Eastview Elementary School.The 9-year-old loved wrestling, being outdoors with his fellow Cub Scouts and with animals.But, Carter won’t have the chance to spend another afternoon fishing, on the wrestling mats, camping in the woods or holding his dog Toby.
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