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Bike Rodeo set for Saturday

June 03, 2010
Bloomfield — Police officer Jim Seeberg has lived in Pell Lake for a couple years now, but he's worked on the Town Police Department for eight. He said he has seen several children riding bicycles in an unsafe manner. He's seen them riding against traffic, not obeying traffic signs and not wearing helmets. "We had, a couple of summers ago, a girl who was riding a bike that was way too big for her to handle," Seeberg said. "She rolled out of the Mobil parking lot (on Park Drive). She couldn't stop and she rolled into traffic. She ran into the side of a vehicle."

Fish should be biting for kids derby

June 03, 2010
Bloomfield — All the children in the world could attend the Pell Lake Sportsmen's Club's kids fishing derby, but if no one's catching any fish, it's not going to be much fun. During last year's derby, the fish weren't biting — at least the ones that were alive. Cold weather helped kill off more fish than usual, and it wasn't a good year to fish Pell Lake. However, Club Vice President Dave Nusberger said the state Department of Natural Resources stocked Pell Lake with about 40,000 northern last month.

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A community tradition
Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday
May 27, 2010
Genoa City — For as long as American Legion Post 183 Adjunct Ed Duesing can remember, his post has conducted a Memorial Day ceremony that usually packs people into the gym at Brookwood Elementary School.“I’m going to say we have a couple hundred people in there every year, not including family members, kids, Boy Scouts, band members, etc.,” Duesing said.He said the program is something the post has done — and the community has expected — probably for longer than he’s been on the post. That’s 36 years.
If you cut their taxes, will they come?
Genoa City officials talk about program to entice business owners
May 20, 2010
Genoa City — There are more for sale signs in the front windows of village business properties than there are open signs.The old days of a hardware store, a pharmacy and a movie theater in downtown Genoa City are long gone. Now, with the village’s business sector fading into memory, why would anyone want to establish an operation in the village and peddle their wares?On Thursday, May 13, Phil Cosson, of the village’s financial consultant firm Ehlers & Associates, discussed the idea of a business incentive program.
Five lots, dirt cheap
Former gas station property could be site of next Village Hall
May 13, 2010
Genoa City — Even for as low as the real estate market has fallen, the price the village will pay for five lots on Walworth Street is practically a steal.And that’s after the state funds 95 percent of the cost to reclaim the land on the lot where the former Deep Rock gas station was located. The land may provide Genoa City with a future site for a new Village Hall once officials are able to talk more seriously about that idea.
Learn more about powerboat racing
Tune-up day set for May 15
May 06, 2010
It appears Pell Lake is on its way toward building a reputation as a powerboat racing mecca. First, the Badger State Outboard Association worked with the Pell Lake Mud Hens and Sportsmen’s Club last August to host Walworth County’s first “Powerboat Days” races on the lake.Now, on Saturday, May 15, the same players have organized a “Show & Tell & Tune-up Day” from noon to 6 p.m. near Skip’s and the Pell Lake beach.
Will village idea fly?
Gray: ‘We don’t think they have a really good chance, but what do we know?’
April 22, 2010
Genoa City — When you ask Bloomfield Township residents about becoming a village, some of them think the chances are good that it will happen.But at the April 8 Genoa City Village Board meeting, outsiders looking in tell a different tale.During her monthly report, Village Attorney Linda Gray discussed how the town’s recent hearing went with the state Department of Administration’s Incorporation Review Board.
Tent will return
Board OKs fireworks business on a 3-2 vote
April 15, 2010
Genoa City — To some people, there’s no better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than lighting off something that makes a pretty spray of colors while it stays firmly on the ground.At the tent Vince Siegal wants to open, that’s the kind of stuff that would be sold. He called them “novelties,” but they’re billed as fireworks. But to some Genoa City residents, including members of the Village Board, it doesn’t matter whether it stays on the ground. Any fireworks are enough to irk them.
Web exclusive -- Genoa trustee candidates talk business
April 01, 2010
Genoa City — Village residents, including officials, have expressed concern over the village’s business climate. In the questionnaires recently sent to the four trustee candidates, the Regional News asked them what they would do to improve this climate. Below are the answers to the business question which were supplied by incumbent Trustee Ken Parker, 467 Valley View Drive; and challengers Eric Boxer, 462 Fellows Road; and Ed Lilla, 905 N. Carter St.
Why pancake breakfast, Easter egg hunt are special
Annual Genoa City Lions Club event set for Saturday
March 25, 2010
Genoa City — Bill Thornburgh is the kind of guy who has a voice mail greeting instructing people if they see someone who isn’t smiling, give them yours.So it’s no big stretch that, for this Genoa City Lions Club secretary and treasurer, the best part about the organization’s annual pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt is talking to people.But Thornburgh said meeting with the people who have been helped by the club — either when themselves or a family member received eyeglasses they needed or the club supported them through a catastrophic event such as a fire that destroyed their home — that’s what it’s all about.
A difficult year
Bloomfield woman battles leukemia as bills pile up
March 18, 2010
Twenty-three-year-old Sara Fredrickson used to enjoy the sunshine. She used to run. She used to be a waitress in Lake Geneva.
Lock up your property
Police chief: Thefts increasing last few months
March 11, 2010
Bloomfield — On Monday, Police Chief Steve Cole told a story about a recent case he heard of in a different community.Apparently, someone stole a global positioning unit and a garage door remote from an unlocked vehicle. Then, the thief typed “home” into the GPS to find the victim’s residence and used the remote to gain access.“Everybody programs ‘home’ into their GPS, (but) nobody ever locks their inside garage door,” Cole said.
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