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Missing teen found, man charged

By Maureen Vander Sanden Editor, the Elkhorn Independent A 21-year-old Nebraska man is facing sexual assault charges stemming from the disappearance of a 13-year-old Lake Geneva girl who went missing Sunday. Lake Geneva Sgnt. Russ Carstensen said Tuesday that charges were referred to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office for […]

 
 

Lake Geneva girl missing

Lake Geneva girl missing

The City of Lake Geneva Police Department is requesting help from the community locating missing child, Courtney Joy Harshman.  Courtney is 13 years old, 5’3”, and 98 pounds with shoulder length brown hair and blue eyes.   She  was last observed walking in the area of Kendall Lane in the […]

 
 

Watch out for Rose Bowl scams

Even though the University of Wisconsin Badgers football team only recently clinched a berth to the Rose Bowl, fans are already scrambling to find ticket packages for the big game. The Better Business Bureau warns fans to be careful of ticket scams. Craigslist, the online classified ad site, and eBay, […]

 
 

Candlelight Night Hike set for Pringle

Pringle Nature Center, 9800 160th Ave., Bristol, will host a Candlelight Night Hike and Winter Solstice Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 22, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring the family out to celebrate the winter solstice as we learn about the Solstice and burn a Yule log. Go out for a […]

 
 

Shop with a Hero

Shop with a Hero

The Twin Lakes Police and Fire Departments joined forces Saturday morning to take some students from Lakewood Elementary and Randall Grade School on a special shopping trip called Shop with a Hero at the Lake Geneva Wal-Mart. Police and firefighters consider the kids the heroes. Each child is matched up […]

 
 

Talking to the big guy

Talking to the big guy

Brandon Miller, 5, of Twin Lakes, doesn’t waste any time discussing things with Santa during Lakewood School’s Extravaganza, held Dec. 10. Santa’s helper, Lakewood School District Administrator Joe Price, takes notes.  (Photo by Earlene Frederick)  

 
 

Panthers win conference opener

Panthers win conference opener

Wilmot’s Bailie Sheahan (left) looks for a place to go with the ball against the Waterford defense during Friday’s conference opener. The Panthers won 60 to 45. (Photo by Earlene Frederick)

 
 

Residents with medical issues should pick up ‘Yellow Dots’ for vehicle

Illinois’ Departments of Public Health and Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety, have partnered to offer a life-saving program called “Yellow Dot” designed to provide vital medical information on vehicle drivers and passengers in the event of an emergency. Vehicles identified by the yellow decal on the rear windshield will alert […]

 
 

Lights and action

Lights and action

Community Baptist Church, 203 S. Fourth Street, Silver Lake hosted its first-ever Lighting of the Gazebo Dec. 10. Hot chocolate and cookies were provided by Scully’s Silver Lake Grill and sponsored by People’s Bank in Silver Lake. Coloring contest awards were presented to the Pre-K through 5th grade students from […]

 
 

Hometown girl named new Randall treasurer

Hometown girl named new Randall treasurer

By Gail Peckler-Dziki Correspondent Valarie Lass has deep roots in Randall. She is a life- long Randall resident, former business owner, Randall School Board member, substitute teacher in area schools, and treasurer for Boy Scout Troop 380. She is also married to husband George and mother to two children ages […]