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Area’s state parks forced to close

Area’s state parks forced to close

Governor orders 40 parks to close to promote social distancing At a time when outdoor recreation is needed more than ever, 40 of Wisconsin state parks, forests and recreational areas have been closed – victims of their own popularity. Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday directed the Department of Natural Resources […]

 
 

Tuesday’s election is back on

Tuesday’s election is back on

Supreme Court reinstates voting; governor decries lack of safety Tuesday’s on again, off again election is now on. The Wisconsin Supreme Court on a 4-2 decision late Monday afternoon struck down an order issued just hours earlier by Gov. Tony Evers to suspend in-person voting scheduled for Tuesday and move […]

 
 

Governor suspends in-person voting…but stay tuned

Governor suspends in-person voting…but stay tuned

Legislative leaders immediately pledge a court challenge regarding Tuesday’s scheduled vote Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday afternoon issued an executive order suspending in-person voting for Tuesday’s Spring Election. The order moves in-person voting to June 7 and calls the legislature into special session on Tuesday to discuss election-related issues. […]

 
 

Western Transit shifts to door-to-door service only

Western Transit shifts to door-to-door service only

Western Kenosha County Transit, a public bus service, will shift to door-to-door service only as of Monday, April 6, according to the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center. Current fixed routes will be temporarily suspended to adhere to Gov. Tony Evers’ Safer-at-Home order. Residents who live west of I-94 […]

 
 

Judge extends deadline for absentee ballots

Judge extends deadline for absentee ballots

Those with ballots have until April 13 to return them A federal judge on Thursday issued an order giving voters an additional six days to submit absentee ballots but did not postpone the Tuesday, April 7, election. According to the Associated Press, U.S. District Court Judge William Conley’s order effectively […]

 
 

Former newspaper GM pleads guilty to theft

Former newspaper GM pleads guilty to theft

Jensen ordered to pay $274,000, serve probation Cynthia R. Jensen, 56, of Kingston, Illinois, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge in Walworth County Circuit Court on Jan. 10. The former general manager of Southern Lakes Newspapers and Southern Lakes Publishing, Delavan, made a $250,000 restitution payment at the court […]

 
 

Kenosha County administers floodplain buyout program

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Western Kenosha County residents have endured issues with flooding over the years, with July 2017 arguably the worst. Yet, according to Andy Buehler, director of Kenosha County planning and development, it could have been worse. “Since 1995, about 100 homes that used to sit in the […]

 
 

Longtime Randall resident, public servant Bob Gehring passes away

Longtime Randall resident, public servant Bob Gehring passes away

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Robert Gehring, a Randall Town Board member since 1983, died Dec. 12 at the age of 78 after suffering complications from heart disease. Gehring, nicknamed “Farmer Bob,” was a fourth-generation farmer and strong advocate for agriculture and open spaces. He continued the Gehring family farm, established […]

 
 

Hitting young audiences with all the right notes

Hitting young audiences with all the right notes

LGSO school tour includes Twin Lakes, Silver Lake By Tom Ganser Correspondent Many students at Lakewood School in Twin Lakes recently enjoyed their first live orchestra performance and met the musicians up close and personal, watching and hearing the Lake Geneva Symphony Orchestra. The LGSO also performed at Riverview Elementary […]

 
 

County W closed for fear of collapse

County W closed for fear of collapse

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent County Highway W, which runs between Wisconsin 50 and Wilmot, has been closed since early November. The base of the road that runs close to the Fox River at 7700 — near the river’s bend just south of New Munster Wildlife Area — has been damaged […]

 
 
 
 
 

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