Author Archive: Jason Arndt

State champs poised for another run

State champs poised for another run

Softball squad return all key components By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Even after Westosha Central High School won two of the last three WIAA Division 1 state softball titles, there are no guarantees, according to co-head coach Tom Lampe. The Lady Falcons, a team that finished 28-4, captured a Southern […]

 
 

Trevor-Wilmot teacher bound for NASA

Trevor-Wilmot teacher bound for NASA

Science teacher Ashley Adams of Trevor-Wilmot Consolidated School is heading to NASA as part of an ambassador program. The National Aeronautic Science Administration’s 2016 Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program consists of 11 educator teams from around the country. “The program is a professional development opportunity for educators designed to improve teaching […]

 
 

A warm welcome home for Twin Lakes native

A warm welcome home for Twin Lakes native

Ruger performs at Bella Vita By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Since Twin Lakes native Megan Ruger left for Nashville to pursue her rock star dreams, she has gone through the hills and valleys of show business, but continues to persevere. Ruger, otherwise known as Megan Pflueger, a former contestant of […]

 
 

Reading goes to the dogs at Community Library

Reading goes to the dogs at Community Library

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Dogs are considered the best friends humankind has. Dogs love us when we are crabby, before we’ve had a shower and love us when no one else seems to do so. They don’t tell us we have a food splatter on our shirt or that we […]

 
 

Twin Lakes still working to eliminate invasive plant

Water-milfoil affects more than 400 state lakes By Jason Arndt Staff Writer After the Village of Twin Lakes adjourned its Lake Protection and Rehabilitation District Commissioners Meeting last Monday, a resident expressed concern related to eradicating milfoil seaweed from Lakes Mary and Elizabeth. Gigi Dunbar came to the meeting in […]

 
 

Driver allegedly intoxicated in Sunday crash

Driver allegedly intoxicated in Sunday crash

Ace Hardware sustained some damage By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A 62-year-old man, who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, was hospitalized Sunday afternoon when he drove into a brick wall, damaging the Twin Lakes’ Ace Hardware. According to a Twin Lakes Police Department press release, the incident […]

 
 

New school administrators named

New school administrators named

Lake Geneva’s Halbesma to Wheatland, Wilmot’s Juech to Bristol By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Effective July 1, Wheatland Center School will have a new principal and Bristol School District welcomes its fourth District Administrator in more than 50 years. Lake Geneva Middle School co-principal Drew Halbesma was selected among 75 […]

 
 

Live music drawing crowds

Live music drawing crowds

New owner of Silver Lake business sees instant success By Jason Arndt Staff Writer When Salem resident Mark Rogers purchased Silver City Suds in Silver Lake in February, he said it gave him an opportunity to integrate his love of music into a new business. Rogers, who had one month […]

 
 

Salem considers purchase of service policy

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Over the years, the town of Salem receives donation requests from various nonprofit agencies that include grade schools, The Sharing Center and most recently the Westosha Senior Center. By state law, the town cannot give “donations.” In the last two years at the town’s annual meeting, […]

 
 

Election 2016: Results

Election 2016: Results

Writer’s note: The last precinct to report unofficial results was 1 a.m. Wednesday. By Jason Arndt Staff Writer After Twin Lakes officials counted the last absentee ballots, unofficial results were finally released after five hours. In four local elections, including one municipality, two incumbents were voted out. The Village of […]