flag image
Lake Geneva Chiropractic
Geneva, Linn Township

Police looking for witnesses to fatal accident

November 25, 2010
Elkhorn— The Walworth County Sheriff's Department is looking for witnesses to an accident that left a 9-year-old Lake Como boy dead. On Tuesday, Nov. 16, at about 6:58 a.m., a two-car accident occurred on Highway H by Park Street, which is near the Como Flats area, according to a Sheriff's Department press release. "We are asking for your help. If you saw any part of this crash, or called into the dispatch center, we urge you to call Captain Scott McClory at (262) 741-4441and provide us with your name and phone number so we may speak with you," according to the release. "It is very important to this case. You can call 24-7 as this number always has the voicemail featured activated."Y

BREAKING - Linn tornado aftermath

Picking up the pieces

November 25, 2010
Linn — Mother Nature's wrecking ball smashed into four houses and three barns Monday afternoon. Some livestock also were killed. After two tornadoes roared through Southeastern Wisconsin, about 4,000 were without power. But on Tuesday, some locals continue to pick up the pieces. At about 11:20 a.m., Linn Police Chief Dennis Wisniewski said Zenda remained in a blackout. Wisniewski said the Linn Town Hall offices — including his Police Department — are running off a generator until Alliant Energy restores electricity, which was expected to occur by 2 p.m.

Geneva Town Board proposes trimmed-down budget

Chairman shows worry over not raising tax rate yet another year

November 25, 2010
Geneva — If the proposed 2011 budget is approved as-is, it will be the fourth consecutive year the town's tax rate will be $1.91 per $1,000 of assessed value. That means the owner of a $200,000 home will pay $382 in taxes for town services. Additional portions of a town taxpayer's bill go toward the state, Walworth County, Gateway Technical College and local school districts. But in an e-mail statement Thursday, Nov. 18, Town Chairman Dan Lauderdale discussed the pros and cons of keeping the tax rate the same four years in a row.

Recent Geneva, Linn Township
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.
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.
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.
Scan Studios
Site Search

Your national news today
iconRespiratory virus seen in 3 deaths; role unclear
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say three people died who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country...
iconOfficial: 5 kids had contact with Ebola patient
DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease...
LAKE GENEVA AREA REALTY
Regional News
Young Auditorium
Pick up The Lake Geneva Regional News at these convenient locations