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BREAKING - Eastview student dies in car accident

November 11, 2010
Geneva — A 9-year-old Eastview Elementary School student died early Tuesday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Highway H. Carter Michael Dorwin was pronounced dead at the scene at about 8:08 a.m. by Walworth County Coroner John Griebel, according to a statement from town of Geneva police officer Ken Mulhollon. In the same vehicle as Carter was the driver and his mother, Nicole L. Dorwin, 36, and his brother, Bradley Dorwin, 4. The Dorwins reside in the Lake Como subdivision.

Signs of decay?

November 18, 2010
Linn — "There's a good one," Reek School Administrator Lillian Henderson said Thursday, Nov. 11. She bent down three feet from the school's main entrance and plucked what appeared to be a potato chip off the edge of the sidewalk. It was a good-sized chip, the kind you'd hope not to break as you pull it out of the bag. "Another one to add to the collection," Henderson said jokingly.

Recent Geneva, Linn Township
Another couple hundred years:
Questers restore Black Point dining set
November 11, 2010
Linn — They don’t make many dining room sets like this one anymore.It’s an Eastlake triple-pedestal walnut dining table with 40 chairs. The set lies on a porch of the historic Black Point estate, in the same spot it has been since the home was built.The set is actually older than the Queen Anne Victorian cottage which is just as iconic to the Geneva Lake shores as Yerkes Observatory and the Riviera. Black Point was built in 1888.
Two meetings for a busy Town Board
November 04, 2010
Geneva — There’s a lot on the plate for the Town Board. That’s why, this month, it will have two meetings.Apparently, the regular board meeting last month ran long. In an e-mail Sunday, Town Chairman Dan Lauderdale explained why there will be board meetings the next two Mondays, Nov. 8 and 15.“In October, the town supervisors endured a rather lengthy meeting and confusion resulted when one did not recall whether or not a vote had been taken,” Lauderdale said.
Agree to disagree: Officials offer opinions on Town Hall issue
October 21, 2010
Geneva — Apparently, there’s a rift between Town Board members.Some of them favor looking into ways to deal with the spatial and structural concerns about the Geneva Town Hall, N3496 Como Road. Others say now’s not the time to talk about spending money.During communications between Thursday, Oct. 14, and Monday, all five board members expressed similar concerns about the issue of what to do with the Town Hall as they explained their stance on the topic.
Jury’s out on a replacement for Downing
October 14, 2010
Geneva — Right now, no one’s on deck to replace former administrator Margaret Downing.But if someone does replace her, it may depend on the outcome of next April’s election. By then, there’s the possibility the job may even have a different title.In a Sept. 15 e-mail, Geneva Town Chairman Dan Lauderdale stated he isn’t actively seeking someone to replace Downing, whose last day as administrator was Oct. 1.
Former police chief won’t be leaving empty-handed
Settlement agreement reveals terms of Gritzner’s retirement
October 07, 2010
Geneva — Ed Gritzner’s retirement from his longtime post as town police chief will cost taxpayers an extra $65,000. That’s in addition to his budgeted salary for this year, which Town Clerk-Treasurer Deb Kirch said Monday is $75,400.But that $65,000 won’t be paid to him all at once.
Why didn’t they comply
October 07, 2010
Geneva — Town Board Supervisor Bob Kamps said he’s not a computer person.He admitted that Monday, shortly after the town of Geneva complied with the Regional News open records request concerning any and all documents about former police chief Ed Gritzner’s retirement, including e-mails.Kamps didn’t comply with this request. He said he thought it was something to be handled by Lauderdale.
Study, enrollment increases begin Reek’s new year
School’s brick work needs to be replaced
September 30, 2010
Linn — A few feet above the main entrance door to Reek School, some of the bricks are cracked. They don’t look like they will stay in place much longer.That’s partly why, this summer, the Reek School Board hired Eppstein Uhen Architects, Madison, to conduct a study of the building. Board members are expected to discuss this study at its regular meeting Monday, Oct. 4.“We’re having a lot of problems with the physical structure,” Reek Administrator Lillian Henderson said Friday.
Town of Geneva police find ‘large’ amount of mushrooms
September 30, 2010
Geneva — Police are in the midst of investigating what may be a large psilocybin mushroom manufacturing operation.“We have officers out interviewing people today,” town police officer Ken Mulhollon said Tuesday morning. “We’re really right in the middle of everything.”What’s public so far is town of Geneva police executed a drug-related search warrant Sunday, Sept. 26, around 11 a.m. at W2888 Krueger Road, Unit G.
Police, town officials bid Gritzner a warm farewell
Chief’s emotional sendoff at special Town Board meeting
September 23, 2010
Geneva — Ed Gritzner approached the front of the Town Board table Thursday afternoon, Sept. 16, during a meeting that, for several, was special not just because it said so on the agenda.“There’s not much to say,” he told a roomful of people, most of whom are town of Geneva officials and police officers. “I’m not a good speaker.”After 37 years in law enforcement, the town’s police chief will retire. Officially, his last day is Dec. 31.
Jacobs returns
Familiar face fills Town Board spot until next election
September 16, 2010
Linn — Five people expressed a desire to become the next Town Board supervisor No. 1.On Monday, Town Chairman Jim Weiss said the candidate who stood out claimed he won’t run for that position when the term expires in April.Weiss said Tom Jacobs, a former longtime supervisor, informed board members he is available to serve, but he has “no desire to run in the election.”
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