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report print email Source: Editorial: Pig in the Park proceeds pay for pirate ship
Credit for the Pirate Ship
September 18, 2013 | 10:58 AM

Let's not forget the years of contributions from the Lions Club.

Fontana Resident
report print email Source: Editorial: More traffic lights coming downtown?
Stop Signs
September 18, 2013 | 10:19 AM

Get rid of the signals and put up stop signs. Things worked so much better with the stop signs. Traffic flowed and the intersections were NOT blocked.

Its an absolute nightmare downtown now as a result of the lane re-strip on 50 West and the lights at Broad and Center. The timing is terrible. Some days you can sit on Center St. for up to 5 minutes waiting for a light change, all the while never seeing a single vehicle on 50 in either direction.

Jeremy Kinsey
Lake Geneva
report print email Source: Editorial: Close game turns into Badger rout
September 17, 2013 | 10:15 PM

Excellent writing Ben! It was great to read a sports story in the Regional News that didn't reference the team as " The local boys", or reference the writers own career as the Burlington QB.

report print email Source: Editorial: Close game turns into Badger rout
Badger Rules
September 17, 2013 | 10:00 PM

Excellent story, Ben!

Badger all teh way, dood. These guys r great.

report print email Source: Editorial: Entertainment option still open for theater
New Owner
September 17, 2013 | 10:14 AM

I too have some useless, overpriced, out of condition property to sell. Please forward my email to this guy.

who ya crappin
north como flats
report print email Source: Obituary: Habrel
September 16, 2013 | 10:36 PM

Very sorry to hear of John's passing. I enjoyed seeing and talking to John on many occasions. He was a class act !!! In our prayers and thoughts.

Russ and Cathy Gibbs
report print email Source: Editorial: Bloomfield looks to remove lake weeds
September 16, 2013 | 11:40 AM

I find it amusing and sad at the same time that now Monroe is willing to pay $200 an hour to have the weeds removed, but could never be bothered by it when the Mudhens needed help. Also, I see Monroe had a new pic taken, he still is & looks like a shyster LOL! He must have seen my other post several months ago, because the whole story and his funny pic disappeared the next day!!!

report print email Source: Obituary: Habrel
John Habrel
September 13, 2013 | 03:52 PM

Norma, Please accept our condolence. John was a great gentleman and an excellent master carpenter. He remodeled my house, business and Sarah's business (Erin Isle). I always enjoyed his visits to my store in Lake Geneva (Domino's Computers)for a cup of coffee. He was a volunteer for Genoa City Days and the Lions Club members appreciated his work. Rarely in life do you meet folks like John. We are very sorry for your loss. May God hold him dear as he is a blessing.

Dennis & Sarah Ginko

Dennis and Sarah Ginko
Knoxville, TN formerly Genoa City, W
report print email Source: Obituary: Gildemeister
September 13, 2013 | 07:22 AM

Brenda I'm very sorry to have recently hear of your mothers passing. I have fond memories of her as my teacher in grade school. Sending prayers to you and your family and warm wishes hoping you're well.

Kelli Hennig kleeman
report print email Source: Editorial: Orthodox church hoping for growth
Fact Checker
September 12, 2013 | 03:38 PM

Looked up the tax bill on the county site and Gordy's marine facility is in Fontana. Fontana has ETZ zoning on Walworth Township as well.

Walworth Township
report print email Source: Editorial: Orthodox church hoping for growth
September 12, 2013 | 08:29 AM

At Fishy-

Your comment clearly demonstrates your obvious anti-Fontana attitude.

BOTH Pearce's and Gordy's Cobalt Farms facility are actually in Walworth Township, NOT the Village of Fontana.


Get your facts straight, Fishy
report print email Source: Editorial: First conference win in five years
September 11, 2013 | 07:59 PM

May want to proof read this article before putting it online or going to press.

report print email Source: Editorial: Bloomfield looks to remove lake weeds
September 11, 2013 | 07:03 PM

In prior years, Scotty and the Mudhens volunteered their equipment/time and made great progress. The lake was at least presentable and usable. Too bad the town/community was not willing to give them any support and/or funds to aid in their efforts. Growing up in Pell Lake, we swam everyday in the lake and it was not like it is now. We actually had piers, rafts and a swim line AND nice sand on the beach. Scottie - Pell Lake misses you greatly!

Jamie McClorey
Genoa city
report print email Source: Editorial: Bloomfield looks to remove lake weeds
September 11, 2013 | 04:28 PM

I grew up in Pell Lake and my Mom and her friends used to have the guy who drove the weed cutter and then we would all pull it out of the lake so that we kids could swim and the lake would be nice. After we and several others left no one kept it up and when I went back it looked like a swamp not a lake.

Suzanne Beaumont
report print email Source: Editorial: Bloomfield looks to remove lake weeds
Weed control
September 11, 2013 | 02:35 PM

The seaweed was bad when I was a kid. I grew up in Pell Lake, and even then (I'm 38) the weeds were awful. Everyone would get together and clean out the seaweed once in a while. It was a great place to swim before the seaweed got so bad. It really needs someone to take care of the lake.

Jill Baker
report print email Source: Editorial: Orthodox church hoping for growth
Orthodox church
September 11, 2013 | 02:34 PM

There has been an Orthodox church in Upland since 1981. Why start a new one when one is in the area already?

report print email Source: Editorial: Bloomfield looks to remove lake weeds
Weed Control
September 11, 2013 | 09:21 AM

I know that not everyone has money to just throw out the window BUT i have to say i drove into PELL LAKE a month or so ago and was like WOW they just need to fill the lake in with dirt if they are not going to take care of it. The DNR needs to back of these smaller towns and not require all these studies and plans. That is what is costing the tax payer more money then anything.

Brian Hinzpeter
report print email Source: Editorial: Orthodox church hoping for growth
Fishy in Fontana/Walworth Township
September 11, 2013 | 07:46 AM

Funny how the Pearce's Farm Stand was just a little corn operation then it expanded to a hay bail attraction with helicopter rides. Now its grown ten fold with a new building and into huge retail operation including a baking room making donuts. No way should there be a full blown retail operation there! Now the township board and Fontana is scrutinizing over this Church... WTF Really. Look to the south and its Gordy's mega marine operation.... Why not an OK for a church? Strange, something fishy in Fontana on this one!

Walworth Township
report print email Source: Editorial: First reaction to the parking study
September 11, 2013 | 02:50 AM

With parking meters charging a buck an hour, I'm not eager to hang around downtown. Even if a parking garage is built, you can bet that parking will cost so much there, that locals won't be willing to pay for it. Frankly, the parking lot behind the old theater wasn't as busy this last summer as prior seasons. People are parking down the street at the school, and walking instead of contending with the new meter system nobody can stand. Parking in town is a headache in more ways than one. You are not doing your merchants any favors with over-priced parking and zealous meter maids. Big box stores = free parking.

report print email Source: Editorial: All government is local, some more local than others
Grant update
September 10, 2013 | 07:58 PM

Chicago Hot dog, Here is more about the Grant, I personally would like an explanation from Sen. Kedzie. To answer just what was going on here. I would like him to explain to the Organizations within his District that Never even knew about this. That these People where going to teach hunting and Fishing? Really? http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/10/1237952/-Walker-veto-eased-Wis-taxpayer-to-go-to-Koch-group

report print email Source: Editorial: No surprise, city needs more parking
Parking survey
September 10, 2013 | 02:58 PM

They could have gone on the cheap and bought me a case of Pabst blue Ribbon and a carton of filterless lucky strikes and I could have told them the same thing. Might as well have thrown $26000 in the fountain downtown. At least someone would have put that money to good use.

Who Ya Crappin
North Como Flats
report print email Source: Editorial: All government is local, some more local than others
I heard they are going to try to pass a voting bill
September 10, 2013 | 08:08 AM

that will disqualify voters for a small mistake in a name or address, such as if they are not the perfect postal name and address? I heard this was being presented by Mary Lazich of the Republicans...this will be a direct attack on democracy in WI. I've personally had my name botched by numerous places including my mortgage, but I've never been turned away, and to think I'd be turned away from my right to vote, makes me ill.

Billionaires are spending 100's of millions of dollars on their candidates with their agendas, it means our right to vote is serious and a right we should not take for granted and not be cast aside by a minor misspelling of a name or address.

Thanks JD for all the links to the info.

chicago Hot dog
report print email Source: Editorial: August Elected Speaker Pro Tempore of State Assembly
Congrats Mr. A.
September 10, 2013 | 05:39 AM

I guess you got "Stuck" being the Principal this time? LOL

Best of Luck keeping the House In order..

Maybe you can also Find out why I'm nowpaying the Higherst Real Estate taxes since We Retired and Moved Here in 2003?

A 1.65% Ratio of the Vlue of our small 2 Bdrm Cottage Home..

-Just got our new Assessed Value at $100k and the taxes last yr were $1,653.. = 1.65Ėr>
-If you want to keep Middle and Upper Class Income Seniors Living here and Comming here?

You best figure out a way to give US Retired Seniors a Tax Break -credit on their RE taxes.. like other states are doing..

-We paid the same price of this Home in 2003 ( $100k) and It hasn't gone up $1? If you Include Inflation? It's really only worth $78k isn't it?

We're feeling we're getting Suckered to foot the bill around here..


Retired Veteran
report print email Source: Obituary: Carroll
Egg Man
September 09, 2013 | 10:36 PM

Sandi, I was so sorry to hear about Gary. I'm also sorry I couldn't make it to the celebration on Sunday.
My thoughts and payers are with you and your family... Please express my sympathy to Clark. It would have been nice to see him again. Hope to run into you soon. Deidre

Deidre McLaughlin(Hardwick)
Lake Geneva
report print email Source: Editorial: All government is local, some more local than others
September 09, 2013 | 03:21 PM

Chicago hot dog, Here's some more info,http://madisonvoices.com/WalkerMisrepresentsMITstudyAug2012.html, Also, http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/222187691.html, This was also in the MJS, He is against it, It wont go away, It is Law, So instead of doing what is right for all, he has chosen to continue to rail against, You know what, His BS is up, He chose that line to walk, Well He will have to answer shortly, Come Oct 1 better yet Nov, Let the spin begin!!

report print email Source: Editorial: All government is local, some more local than others
More link's
September 09, 2013 | 03:00 PM

Chicago Hot Dog, As for the secrecy with regards to the Re-Districting here is a link about that story,http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/139021499.html, He did get called out on this. As for his support of anything about the ACA, Well I sure haven't heard him state anything, I cant stress this enough, Walker left out key principles to come up with his figures for Medicaid Expansion and for the Premium cost on the Exchange, If He actually put out correct information to include the Correct rates for Calculating Both It will totally contradict everything He has stated. Real quick here People are going to say Hey wait a minute Gov, What gives? Well he cant hide from the truth any longer, Kathleen Falk will head up the Start up. http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/former-scott-walker-rival-kathleen-falk-to-lead-obamacare-startup-b9991661z1-222979201.html, I will provide links to show How he has mislead on his calculations.

report print email Source: Editorial: Father disappears, mother can
Everyone Needs a Hand Up at Times
September 09, 2013 | 02:53 PM

Everyone at times needs a hand Up..Not a Hand out
I myself did a few times in my Life as I know others..

once after getting out of the Army in 68' slept on a Couch and worked from 6am -9pm , 7 days wk to Get back on my feet..But I was Single then..
And again after being Married with 3 kids.. We got Food Stamps, Public Aid, Clothes thru the Church rumage Sales , Goodwill and Energy Assistance and Kids Schooling Paid for plus School Supplies.

When got on our feet again? We paid Back everyone..

Retired Veteran
Lake Geneva
report print email Source: Editorial: All government is local, some more local than others
RE: JD Thanks for the links
September 09, 2013 | 11:39 AM

How is it possible that Kedzi signed an agreement to keep secret from the public, the redistricting maps and the way they were drawn up, that cost WI taxpayers 100,000's of dollars also to the court representing the Republicans for lawsuits pertaining to discrimination in districts, yet he has had no accountability to us, that he is representing?

We need someone who will fight for what Wisconsin stands for before he just votes it all away.

Didn't Scott Walker's objection of Obamacare cost our state like 137 million more to cover less people. I heard over 90,000 people will be kicked off Badger care come January 1, and Walker said he is just helping people become less dependent on Government...but COSTING MORE to the taxpayers of WI to cover less poor for money...sounds like a give away to corporate medicine at the tax payers expense.

Did Kedzi vote for this to?

Chicago Style hot dog
report print email Source: Editorial: All government is local, some more local than others
September 09, 2013 | 08:50 AM

Here is some link's to take a look at, How anyone in their right mind doesn't see what has taken place is completely Blind, http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Scott_Walker follow through the link's, http://www.channel3000.com/news/-69M-in-state-loans-were-not-tracked/-/1648/17060784/-/ty8s4s/-/index.html Go into your nearest Bank, Apply for a Loan, on your app only fill out half the app, Turn it in and see if you get a Loan. BWAHA, Of course you wont get it, But that is exactly what took place at the WEDC.

report print email Source: Editorial: All government is local, some more local than others
The Grant
September 09, 2013 | 07:23 AM

Hey Chicago, The WEDC number is actually closer to 70 Mil, Looking at the "closed" application process, There are way to many established outdoor organizations in this State that would have no problem participating in this type of program. Walker makes the comment of "looking for other alternative idea's". The intention of this was a way to funnel $$$ for Political purposes. Fraudulent? Misuse of Taxpayer Fund's? Why wasn't this Vetoed from the Budget? Here's a link to take a look at some of the other Players involved http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/09/06/1236930/-Scott-Walker-GOP-Crony-Payola-Scheme-Exposed

Walworth County