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Sheridan Springs will have traffic signals

December 16, 2010
The Edwards Boulevard extension north has been open since October, but one more piece remains to put the finishing touches on it. In time for summer, traffic lights and a reworked intersection at Sheridan Springs Road and Interchange North will be installed to improve traffic flow and safety in the area. On Monday night, the City Council voted to spend more than $282,000 for the work and another $20,000 for project engineering, which will widen Interchange North, revise the sidewalk and intersection and add traffic signals at the location.

Silent no more

December 16, 2010
Several times, Erin Merryn was ready to give up on life. She attempted suicide at 16, cut herself with needles when she was 17 and became anorexic in college. But, her story starts like most others — with childhood innocence and happiness. When she was 5, those feelings were replaced by confusion, anger, frustration and silent secrets which haunted her for years. Merryn's story is about sexual abuse, a topic most people don't want to discuss.

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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.
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.
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.
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