Bloomfield, Genoa City, Pell Lake
September 02, 2010Pell Lake — For the second time this summer, a robbery occurred at First Banking Center, N1264 Park Road.
But this time, whoever robbed it displayed a black, semi-automatic handgun, according to a statement from the Bloomfield Town Police Department.
At about 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, a white man wearing a white vintage hockey-style mask and a black hooded sweatshirt with a light-colored "fox" emblem on its front entered the bank and approached the employees.
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Police: Some similiarities between suspicious vehicle, attempted child abductionSeptember 02, 2010For about an hour every Monday through Friday, children fill the sidewalks hauling their book bags to and from the public schools in Genoa City.
But an attempted child abduction in Hebron, Ill., and a suspicious vehicle complaint in the village prompted the Genoa City Police Department to issue a reminder of how important it is to be wary of strangers.
"I don't want to cause people to panic, but parents should at least know we had an incident that shows some similarities to the one that happened in Illinois," Genoa City Police Chief Ralph "Homer" Bauman said Tuesday.
Recent Bloomfield, Genoa City, Pell Lake
Water samples should be taken this weekMonroe still not convinced there’s an E.coli problem in Pell LakeAugust 26, 2010Bloomfield — For a couple weeks, town Chairman Ken Monroe has been conducting research. He has contacted local lake experts. He’s talked to the state and the Pell Lake Sanitary District.
There will be another E.coli testBut chairman not sure whenAugust 19, 2010Bloomfield — Last week, Town Chairman Ken Monroe said he wasn’t sure the recent E.coli tests initiated by a local man yielded accurate results.On Monday, Monroe said he will have Pell Lake tested again for E.coli.He’s just not sure when.
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‘just to be safe’August 12, 2010Bloomfield — Few people love the Pell Lake beaches more than Rich Olenoski.Recently, he installed signs at the two beaches which state the rules in the hopes people follow them so children can enjoy the rest of the summer in the sand and the sun.But other efforts by Olenoski were behind another beach sign placed Monday — one warning people to swim at their own risk.
benefit Aug. 1July 29, 2010Genoa City — The night of Thursday, July 8, is one Joelle Duros likely won’t forget.That night, she was out in Lake Geneva with Ryan Keller, a 24-year-old Genoa City man and good family friend. “I went home and, early Friday morning, my brother called me,” Duros said. “I heard that Ryan was driving home from downtown Lake Geneva late Thursday night and he hit a telephone pole. It was a bad accident. They took him by Flight For Life because he was really bad, in critical condition. Actually, we weren’t sure if he was going to make it.”
A smaller village of BloomfieldTaking another stab at incorporationJuly 22, 2010Bloomfield — A couple of years ago, the town residents who wanted to turn part of their community into a village started big. Their pie-in-the-sky dream was to turn 21 square miles northeast of Highway H into a village. Then, officials from the state Department of Administration suggested they whittle down that plan. So, incorporation proponents took out about 3 square miles.
Second thoughts on early closeout ideaGenoa City Village Board keeps TIF district as-isJuly 15, 2010Genoa City — Some village officials thought it would be a way to cut taxes.They thought closing part of Genoa City’s Tax Incremental Financing district early would cut the village tax rate by more than $1.But on Thursday, July 8, those officials apparently changed their minds after realizing there wouldn’t be much relief. What little would occur wouldn’t happen until a few years from now.
Time to follow rulesJuly 08, 2010Pell Lake — For a child, summertime spent at the beach is like wintertime on the ski hill.But as the towels are unfurled and the suntan lotion is massaged into the skin, the town of Bloomfield’s beach ordinance isn’t being followed at the Pell Lake Beach.That’s a problem for Rich Olenoski, of the Pell Lake Property Owners Association and the Pell Lake Sportsmen‘s Club.
Search for bank robber continuesAuthorities looking for suspect, ‘person of interest’July 01, 2010Pell Lake — At about 9:56 a.m. Thursday, June 24, a man entered First Banking Center, N1264 Park Road, wearing sunglasses, a bandana over his face and dark-colored clothes. He demanded money and entry into the bank vault.He took an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene with two bank employees inside the vault.On Monday, Bloomfield Police Chief Steve Cole said the suspect remains at large, but he’s just one of two people being sought by town police, the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI.
BREAKING NEWS- Police seeking bank robbery suspectJune 24, 2010Pell Lake - Authorities are still looking for a white man in his 20s who allegedly robbed the First Banking Center in Pell Lake at about 9:56 a.m. Thursday morning. According to the town of Bloomfield Police Department, the man, described as between 6-foot and 6-foot-three with a medium to slender build, is wearing black cargo pants, black boots and leather gloves with holes in them. He left the scene on foot in an unknown direction carrying a white plastic bag with an undetermined amount of money in it. He also was wearing sunglasses and performed the robbery with a blue and white bandana over his face.