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Antioch to host wizard-themed event

Antioch’s Wizard Weekend will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 17, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, in downtown Antioch. Attendees will celebrate all things magical during the event. People can bring their wands, owls and dress up for this event. […]

 
 

PASS THE CROWN

PASS THE CROWN

Miss Antioch for 2016 Melissa Nettgen, 20, places the royal crown upon the head of Jessica Lamberty, 17, who was selected to be Miss Antioch for 2017, as 2016 Junior Miss Antioch Noelle Roskopf, 16, looks on during the annual pageant held at the Antioch Community High School, 1133 Main […]

 
 

Wheatland seeking needs analysis for future fire station

By Jason Arndt Editor The Town of Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department plans to seek insight from at least three design firms to address its outdated Geneva Road facility after meeting with the Wheatland Town Board Monday at the fire station. Although plans are in its preliminary stages, Fire Chief Lou […]

 
 

Mattek honored for years of service

Mattek honored for years of service

Salem Lakes swears in new members By Jason Arndt Editor For more than two decades, Jeffrey Mattek has served Village of Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue in several capacities, but his tenure ended at the May 18 swearing-in and pinning ceremony. Mattek, who retired after 23 years, received a standing […]

 
 

Antioch man dies in crash involving Central school bus

Antioch man dies in crash involving Central school bus

Three students suffer minor injuries, school said By Jason Arndt Editor An Illinois man is dead and three Westosha Central High School students inside a school bus suffered minor injuries after a Friday morning crash in the 24500 block of Wilmot Road. The crash happened when the bus carrying 19 […]

 
 

Lakewood to go Lake to Lake

Lakewood to go Lake to Lake

Annual 5K run set for June 3 By Jason Arndt Editor In the last five years, Lakewood School has sought to bring the community together for its annual 5K run, which has changed themes to offer a fresh perspective for participants. This year, the annual 5K run plans to go […]

 
 

Appeals court reverses sex offender placement

Appeals court reverses sex offender placement

By Jason Arndt Editor The appeal and decision took a year, but a Wisconsin appeals court reversed a Department of Health Services placement of a sexually violent offender into a Town of Wheatland residence, where a family with a child lives two doors down. Michael McGee, 54, convicted in 1987 […]

 
 

Twin Lakes to wrangle resident geese

Twin Lakes to wrangle resident geese

Summer round-up targeted By Jason Arndt Editor In the last 25 years, the resident Canada geese population has exploded in Wisconsin, the Department of Natural Resources reports. The Village of Twin Lakes, according to some lakefront property owners is one of the areas experiencing the explosion, which led the Lake […]

 
 

LIFESAVING HEROICS

LIFESAVING HEROICS

Central student helps rescue Special Olympian When Westosha Central High School’s Rachel Senft served as a lifeguard for the Special Olympics team at Lake Geneva Badger on Feb. 28, the student discovered a participant suffer a heart attack while swimming. Senft, a swimmer on the Badger co-op junior varsity team, […]

 
 

EN GARDE!

EN GARDE!

Area teen trains in the art of fencing By Jason Arndt Editor The Summer Olympics is often the only time fencing gains exposure in the country, but for one area student, the sport has become an everyday part of her life. Liz Gorka, 15, of Salem Lakes has been involved […]

 
 
 
 
 

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