Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

January 12, 2011 | 10:07 AM

This appears to be another mistake or rush to judgement made by city council members who have no sense of history for the community. Yes, Grace Lininger worked hard for a long time, in a difficult position for the city she lives in and because of her dedication she had been rewarded over the years for her performance as all good employees expect of their employers. Then to have that illustroius carreer ended so abruptly and crudley without any talk of concessions or compromises speaks volumes about the powers that be that have no or few ties or history with this amazing community.

It is people and families like Grace Lininger that have lived in, raised families in, supported and helped nurture Lake Geneva. I understand the reason for this, "money", but I don't understand the calous process. Shame on you City Council members that voted for this change without exhausting all possible avenues to avoid it, although Grace herself had offered some on her own.

I no longer live in Lake Geneva having been gone for over 10 years but my family and friends remain and because of my 40 plus years there I will always consider it home. Issues like this makes me realize what sad times we are all in. My gratitude goes out to Grace Lininger for her years of service to this community and I wish her well in the future.

Randy Gustafson