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Thursday, May 22, 2014


Kwik Trip buys Clark station After clearing, gas station will seek developer or donate land By Chris Schultz


ALDERWOMAN ELIZABETH CHAPPELL demonstrates the use of the orange flags to help pedestrians safely cross the street in her district. The flag is homemade, Chappell said. City flags are larger.

Pedestrians wave flags for safe street crossing By Chris Schultz Any driver seeing an orange flag floating by at the intersections of Main and Wisconsin streets, Main and Cook streets or Main and Marshall streets, should take care. The pedestrian hoisting the flag wants to cross the street safely. The experiment with the crossing flags was started by Alderwoman Elizabeth Chappell,

said Public Works Director Dan Winkler. The program is based on a similar crossing-flag program in Madison, Chappell said. “I personally think it’s a good idea,” said Winkler. “Anything that attracts attention to the pedestrian crossing the street is a good thing.” Chappell said she came up with the idea after a pedestrian in a wheelchair was struck by a vehicle while crossing at Broad and Dodge streets last summer.

“The poor man gets hit in the crosswalk and it flipped my wig,” Chappell said. Chappell said she, her dog and her daughter often take walks around the city. “Over the years we’ve been narrowly missed in the crosswalk,” she said. Among other Wisconsin communities that use the flag program are Stoughton, Menomonie, La Crosse and Cottage Grove. Flags are usually yellow, orange, red or even lime green.

The southwest corner of Williams and Marshall streets will be cleared and cleaned by Kwik Trip and then either offered up for development or gifted to the city, according to Hans Zietlow, director of real estate for the LaCrosse-based retailer. The former Clark Station that was on that corner is now closed, its drive blocked off by wire fencing. Zietlow said it is the company’s policy to remediate old gas stations and convenience stores. “There are so many old, ratty convenience stores out there, where the cost of cleaning up the site is greater than the value of the land it sits on,” Zietlow said. “Since we were accused of creating eyesores, we decided to clean one up,” he said. “We bought it and will remove the tanks and do remediation.” The operators of the small Clark station, 728 Williams St., were opposed to Kwik Trip moving into


Lake Geneva has parking boss By Chris Schultz It’s not going to be an easy job. Sylvia Martinez-Mullally stepped in as the city’s first-ever parking supervisor on May 1. Right now, she’s observing. She’s taking walks with the parking officers and getting to know the Luke II parking system. “I’m just the observer right now,” Martinez-Mullally said in a recent interview. “At this point, I’m very brand new.”

She has yet to officially attend her first meeting of the Lake Geneva Parking Comm i s s i o n , although she said she’s had an informal conversat ion with commis- Martinez-Mullally sion chairman Martin Smith. So, at this time, she’s careful

about making suggestions or talking about possible improvements in the system. Mayor Jim Connors said the new supervisor will eventually be asked to analyze the city’s parking and proposing improvements. She will also be a liasion with downtown business owners and the chamber of commerce, he said. Connors said the supervisor will also implement recommendations in the city’s recent parking study.


THE CLARK STATION will be razed, and offered for redevelopment or donated to the city. the Williams Street area, as were several other nearby gas and service station owners. PLEASE SEE KWIK TRIP PAGE 10A


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The Memorial Day parade in Lake Geneva begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of Wisconsin and Broad streets. The parade route runs to the Riviera, where a ceremony is held.

The Sponholtz-Deignan American Legion Post 183 is hosting a Memorial Day event at Brookwood Elementary School at 10 a.m. The parade will follow at 11 a.m. and begins at the American Legion post at 322 Fellows Road.

Walworth/Fontana The Ingalls-Koeppen American Legion Post 102 will present Memorial Day services at the following locations. 8 a.m. Cobblestone Cemetery ceremony. 9 a.m. Brick Church Cemetery ceremony. 9:45 a.m. Walworth parade and ceremony. 11 a.m. Fontana parade and ceremony.

Williams Bay The Williams Bay Memorial Day Parade, hosted by VFW Post 2373, will begin on Cherry Street at 10:30 a.m. with the ceremony to take place at 11 a.m. in Edgewater Park. The guest pastor is Rev. Anderson of the Calvary Community Church. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be in the park shelter.


Homicide suspect bound over for trial By Robert Ireland ELKHORN — When a police officer arrived at the scene of a homicide, the suspect waived his squad car down and directed the officer to a man who was bleeding to death outside of an apartment. Rafael Olivarez, 39, was bound over for trial for first-degree inten-

tional homicide during a May 14 preliminary hearing. Olivarez allegedly stabbed his cousin, 31-year-old Ivan Guerrero, to death on May 4. If convicted, Olivarez faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison. Delavan Police Officer James Berlin testified that when he arrived at the scene, an apartment on Lawson School Road, the first

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person he saw was Olivarez. “I saw a male Hispanic approaching me, waiving me down,” Berlin testified. “He was covered in blood, what appeared to be blood.” At the apartments the night of the stabbing, Olivarez directed Berlin to Guerrero.


“There was a male Hispanic lying in the grass,” Berlin said. “He also was covered in blood and had a stab wound in his chest and some slashing marks on his right arm.” On cross examination, Public Defender Travis Schwantes ques-

tioned Berlin on why he thought the injury was a stab wound. “It appeared to be a ripping injury,” Berlin responded. Delavan Det. David Smith also testified and attended the autopsy that was conducted by Dr. Zelda Okia of the Waukesha County Medical Examiner’s Office.

COMING ATTRACTIONS Special deal for military The Geneva Lake Museum will offer free admission to active duty military members from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The museum is taking part in this event as a member of Blue Star Museums.

Music by the Lake tickets Tickets for the annual outdoor summer entertainment venue Music by the Lake are for sale. The event includes performances by the Beach Boys and Blood, Sweat and Tears. Call (262) 245-8501.


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Sunday rainstorm spells flood trouble By Chris Schultz In the aftermath of the May 11 rain storm, Joan Yunker found herself shoveling gravel and dirt from her neighbor’s property “downstream.” Meanwhile, several blocks away, the owner of another food establishment was pulling up water-soaked carpeting and cleaning up after water flushed into his business through a basement door. The intense rainfall sent a torrent of water down the slope on the back sides of the YMCA and restaurants facing west along Well Street. The force of the water was enough to take down the 4-foot-tall brick retaining wall Joan and Kelly Yunker, co-owners of Joni’s Diner, built along the north side of their parking lot. Joan said she was called to the diner by an employee who was checking on the property. Yunker said she walked into the stream and found it up to her knees. Water was pouring over where the retaining wall had been “like Niagra Falls.” Although the storm water never entered the diner, “it was almost up the door,” Yunker said. Joni’s has a storm drain in the parking lot, and the lot is angled so rain water will flow into the drain.

But the flow was so quick and heavy, that the drain was overwhelmed, Yunker said. Kelly Yunker said he and his wife tried to shovel away the debris left by the storm water after the rains ended, but waterlogged soil and wet gravel were too heavy for manual removal. The Yunkers wound up hiring a contractor to clean the mess up. Kelly Yunker said that the job took about seven hours and cost about $80 an hour. He said clearing up the mess from their property from the parking lot serving the neighboring restaurant, Mama Cimino’s, was the right thing to do. “I have a responsibility to my neighbors,” he said. This is not the first time the diner has run into rain water problems. At least once before, when the diner was being built, water so saturated the ground around the diner that the parking lot could not be paved as planned. The work had to be delayed until the property dried out, Joan Yunker said. The downward slope of the land, from the YMCA north, is steep enough that it gave the water the force to do the damage it did. The Yunkers said they now face having to install a concrete retaining

wall, which will be expensive. The Yunkers said they’re now talking with the city about finding some way to control the flow of storm water after a heavy rainfall. Geneva Java has a basement location in the former church at 727 Geneva St., which regular customers find funky and attractive. The café can be accessed through a backdoor without going through the mini-mall’s main entrance. While it’s convenient for customers approaching from the north along Broad, it was also apparently convenient for water to wash in through that door as it poured off the building and the patio behind it. Co-owner Halvar Petersen said he came to work the Monday morning after the storm, only to find the carpeting was waterlogged. The water had rushed into the café through the outside door, he said. On Friday, a visitor to the business, which neighbors the Regional News, found the concrete floors bare. Petersen said he never opened for business that day. He spent the entire day pulling up carpet, mopping the floors, and then cleaning and sanitizing kitchen equipment. When he was done, “I bought a pizza and I went home,” Peterson said.

The Lake Geneva chapter of the Lyric Opera of Chicago invites you to attend Serenade to Summer on Sunday, June 8, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lake Geneva Country Club, W3400 South Lakeshore Drive. This event includes an intimate musical performance at 4:30 p.m. followed by a buffet with cash bar available. Kiri Deonarine, soprano; Jennifer Kosharsky, mezzosoprano; Will Liverman, baritone; and pianist Celeste Rue will be performing. These artists are members or graduates of Lyric

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Is addition to village hall coming soon? Village president wants a company hired in 45 days By Steve Targo BLOOMFIELD — Town and village officials still haven’t selected a company to build what is now being called the public safety addition to the town/village hall, N1100 Town Hall Road. At a special meeting May 9, the village board took no action on awarding a bid and using impact fees to pay for the proposed addition, which has been discussed by boards since last summer. In a May 14 interview, Village President Ken Monroe said the board is waiting for another bid to arrive. But on May 9, the town board decided to go with whatever the village board decides. In a May 15 email, Town Chairman Dan Schoonover said his board unanimously approved its motion “so that things could move forward sooner, rather than wait a month for our board to meet to approve anything after the village. We want to be sure to get this started so it is at least closed in before cold weather.” The ball is now in the village board’s court. “I’d like to have a bid awarded in the next 45 days,” Monroe said, adding that the plans will require state approval, “so, really, you’re looking at getting into it this fall.” Last year, two bids came in for the project from Magill Construction, Elkhorn, and Canfield Custom Building, Waukesha. Those companies revised their bids, said Monroe, but he would not provide the new numbers because another company is

expected to submit a bid soon. Monroe said Genoa City resident Chuck Schuren, of Wick Buildings, recently expressed an interest in bidding on the project. Currently, officials are discussing a 2,400-square-foot addition to house police and fire chief offices. They are also talking about using the space currently occupied by the police department as a spot for the utility and clerk-treasurer offices. More about the addition proposal is in another story in this week’s Regional News. The addition idea has been on-again/ off-again since last summer. Around that time, Magill and Canfield submitted bids. Magill’s was $347,285. Canfield’s was $301.947. Officials had expected the project to come in around the $240,000 mark. “At that time, we didn’t really know if we were going to go forward with this. … It was a shock when I had seen the price,” said Monroe in a Feb. 26 interview. Between August and December 2013, the Public Works, Safety and Utility Committee directed Monroe and then Village Trustee Doug Mushel to meet with the builders. The current bids, which haven’t been opened yet by the board, were the result of those meetings, said Monroe. “In the original bids, they had down costs for permits,” Monroe said May 14, adding that they also figured in costs for a stormwater drainage plan and other items that wouldn’t cost the village anything. “So they revised their bids.”


BLOOMFIELD VILLAGE PRESIDENT Ken Monroe stands at the counter in the office used by Cindy Howard, town clerk and village clerk-treasurer. How are the town and village going to pay for the addition? Impact fees are expected to cover much of the project cost, and “the remainder will come out of general funds,” said Monroe. He explained that, for every home built in Bloomfield, the builder pays $2,197 in impact fees. Of that, $908 goes toward park and open space; $773 to the fire department; and $516 to police. The proposed addition is considered a police and fire project, so $1,289 of the total $2,197 from each house could be spent on the project. Monroe said talks began recently about

placing the fire chief’s office in the addition. As of May 14, the village has $260,584 in collected impact fees that can be used for police and fire projects. In March, the village board approved the final plat and developer’s agreement for Lakewood Estates Condominiums, a proposed 18-home development on North Bloomfield Road, west of Highway 12. Using the figures provided by Monroe, the total impact fees from Lakewood, as the proposal stands now, would be $39,546. Of that, $23,202 of the Lakewood impact fees could go toward the proposed public safety addition.

Why officials want to add on to town/village hall By Steve Targo BLOOMFIELD — “Let’s just say I’m working out of boxes,” said Cindy Howard, town clerk and village clerktreasurer. The boxes are on shelves and under desks in the clerk-

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treasurer’s office, which also doubles as the village president’s office. Aside from three desks, most available floor space is taken up by a voting machine and filing cabinets. Howard said her office has two sets of files — one for the village, one for the town. “It’s not a great picture when you walk in.” The Bloomfield town and vilHoward lage boards are considering putting a 2,400-square-foot addition onto the town/village hall, N1100 Town Hall Road. “We need the addition for extra space (because) the offices are getting crowded,” said town chairman Dan Schoonover in an email. Village President Ken Monroe said the idea is to have police, fire and rescue department offices in the addition. Currently, it’s up to the village board to Schoonover award a bid on the project — two are already in, said Monroe, and a third may be submitted soon. Schoonover said his board decided to let the village board make the call in order to move the project forward. “We, the two boards, work together on most things,” he said. “We have had and will have input into the plans for the building. We will see all the plans and tweaks that may need to be made.” Will the public? Yes, Monroe said. Once a bid is awarded, he expects the village’s Public Works, Safety and Utility Committee will finalize plans for the addition. There will be public meetings, and people can provide their input, he said.

“Personally, I don’t think I’ve had anyone call me or speak against it at a meeting. … One comment I heard, which was sort of in favor of this, is that this building was built so you could add onto it,” said Monroe. Howard said public comments have been made in favor and against the idea at previous meetings, but “I’ve only had people come in and complain about how cluttered this office is.”

What’s in proposal so far? The current plan involves: • Relocating the police department to the addition, which would be built off the rear wall of the current structure. With this, there would be a second entrance to the building, and an expanded parking lot. • More police department space. In a Feb. 28 letter, Bloomfield Police Chief Steve Cole said they are considering an all-purpose room that could be used for officer training and meeting space, not just by the police but for town and village board closed session meetings. • Using the current police department space for utility and clerk-treasurer offices. Monroe said this would involve taking a wall down between the police and clerk-treasurer offices, and creating a counter so that people coming in to pay taxes or utility bills could go to the same area. • Other tweaks to the current layout include turning the current judge’s office into a space to store the hot water heater and air conditioning; moving the judge into the current building inspector’s office; and moving the inspector into the current utility office. But the village board has to award a bid before the committee begins to finalize plans. Monroe said he hopes a bid is awarded in the next 45 days. A story about the bids and how officials may fund the project also appears in this week’s Regional News.

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Who’s on town committees this year? Chairman explains appointments, why an old committee is back By Steve Targo LINN — On May 12, the town board made a few new appointments and resurrected an old committee. Tim Rasch was appointed to the town’s Protective Services Committee. Cory Hayden was appointed to the Highway Committee, and Chris Todd is now on the Linn-Fontana Extraterritorial Zoning Committee. The board also brought back the Lake Use Committee. On the phone May 15, Linn chairman Jim Weiss said the committee had been dissolved during the days when David Bollweg was town chairman. A recent discovery by the state’s Department of Natural Resources prompted the Linn Town Board to bring the committee back. Supervisor Roy White and Charles Colman are on the committee. “The DNR came to the Geneva Lake

Law Enforcement Agency, which is run by all four government bodies (on the lake) — Fontana, Williams Bay, Lake Geneva and the town of Linn,” Weiss said. “They’re doing some analysis and homework on buoys and piers — mooring buoys, slow-no-wake — and they found a number of abnormalities.” For example, slow-no-wake buoys should be 50 feet from the shoreline, and those buoys should be in a straight line to delineate the zone in which boaters should travel slowly, Weiss said. The DNR found that some of these buoys were not exactly 50 feet from shore, therefore, not correctly delineating the zone. “That was brought to our attention, and also some issues regarding mooring buoys, (and the DNR) wants to work to clear that up a bit,” said Weiss. “That was the main reason for us to bring back the Lake Use Committee.” The committee will work with the DNR and the Geneva Lake municipalities on addressing the concerns.

Linn board tightens department spending By Steve Targo LINN — Last year, a town road project came in much higher than expected, despite an existing policy to regulate departmental spending. At a special meeting in April, the Linn Town Board made the policy a little more definitive. In recent phone interviews, chairman Jim Weiss said they added language to the policy that defines what a department can and can’t spend without committee or board approval. “We went way over budget on the Linn Road renovation in 2013,” he said about what prompted the board action On May 15, he estimated the project — which involved road reconstruction and some drainage work — was more than $50,000 over budget. The actual overage number was not available by press time. A request for actual figures was made to town clerktreasurer Sue Polyock May 13. On May 14, she said she wouldn’t be able to produce those figures by press time. She said she is out of town this week for a municipal clerk’s convention in Milwaukee. Supervisors Christine Jones, Roy White, Craig DeYoung and Alex Palmer were also asked why they voted in favor of the policy change. They didn’t provide comments by press time. Weiss said there was a department spending policy in place, “but it wasn’t as spelled out.” He said the policy now states: • A department head does not need approval to purchase a budgeted item that costs up to $5,000. • Any budgeted item that costs $5,000 or more needs committee approval. • Any budgeted purchase $10,000 or more needs town board approval. • Any purchase that isn’t budgeted for, or that a department no longer has the funds for, needs town board approval. The old policy didn’t differentiate between budgeted and non-budgeted items, Weiss said. It also didn’t state when purchases need to go to committees.


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Appointments Rasch, a former fire chief, “would be a valuable person to have on Protective Services,” Weiss said, because of his background with the Linn Fire and Rescue Department. Supervisor Craig DeYoung suggested Hayden for the Highway Committee because of his trucking background and he works for Lakes Area Brick and Block, Zenda. Todd expressed an interest in being involved, said Weiss, and he lives in the zoning area. Following are some of the appointments the board approved May 12. • Plan Commission: Weiss, chair; town supervisor Alex Palmer, co-chair; Peter Borgo, Larry Liebovich, Cully Pillma, Denise Sheldon and Tom Gardiner. • Protective Services also includes Weiss as chair; town supervisor Christine Jones, co-chair; Glen Iversen and Jim Bartos.

• Highway also includes DeYoung as chair; Palmer co-chair; Charles Handel and Tom Leith. • Buildings and Grounds Committee: Jones, chair; DeYoung, co-chair; Phil Esmond, Allan Polyock and Greg Odden. • Harbor Commission: White, chair; Tom Billing, Bill Grunow, John Peiffer and Mike Byrnes. • Public Parks Committee: Palmer, chair; White, co-chair; Bonnie Cornue, Melita Grunow, Betty Stuffers, Lael Vandenburgh and Sue Larkin. • Geneva Lake Environmental: Jones and Leith, representatives. • Extraterritorial Zoning-Fontana also includes John Zils and Larry Aasen. • Extraterritorial Zoning-Williams Bay: Odden, Sally Roth and Mary Kay Ring. • Extraterritorial Zoning-Williams Bay Appeals Board: Bob Winter, Larry Ockelmann and Larry Rademaker. • Conservancy Park Committee: Janet Happ, Weiss and Palmer. • Weiss also serves on the Geneva Lake Law Enforcement Agency board and the Lake Level Corp.


May 16

2:47 a.m: Officers stopped a vehicle on County Highway U in the area of Powers Lake Road for a registration violation. Michael Smekens, 31, of Burlington was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, as a firstoffense. He also was cited for non-registration of a motor vehicle.

11:02 a.m: Officers responded to N1234 County Highway H for a theft of services complaint. Glen Decker, 41, of Genoa City, was issued a citation for theft after he reconnected the power to his residence after the power had been disconnected by the utility company.

May 14 4:24 p.m: Officers responded to the area of Pell Lake Drive and Highway 12 for a complaint of a driver with an open container of beer. Kyle Kolodziej, 29, of Twin Lakes, was cited for open intoxicants in a motor vehicle as a driver and a nontraffic citation for disorderly conduct for urinating in public.

May 19 1:09 a.m: Officers executed a traffic stop on Highway 50 in the area of Eastside Road. Evan Bennett, 20, of Mount Pleasant, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated first offense. Additionally, Bennett was issued traffic citations for speeding and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.


Parking/Public safety also part of the job So far, what she’s seen impresses her. “I think the city offers good options for residents,” she said, citing the city sticker program, that allows residents with a valid sticker to park in metered parking stalls for free for up to two hours daily. She said she was also impressed with the city’s generosity in allowing up to two hours free parking for everyone between Nov. 1 and April 30, every year. “I’m excited to be here,” she said. She said she’s just now learning about the parking system and getting “integrated” into the process. Martinez-Mullally said she realizes that the newness will wear off. And some folks will take their parking frustrations out on the person who heads the department with the name that starts with “Parking … “ But Martinez-Mullally said she’s dealt with irate people clutching parking tickets. Because for the past 11 years, Martinez-Mullally headed the parking department at Chicago State University. The university has a student body of about 5,000 and a staff of about 1,100, she said. Martinez-Mullally said she’s been yelled at by a wide variety of parking “experts” who received parking tickets from her staff. In Chicago, parking tickets are no small deal. Parking tickets at Chicago State start at $75 and can run as high as $250, depending on the parking offense, Martinez-Mullally said. At Chicago State, Martinez-Mullally headed a staff of 15 full-time employees and led a department that wasn’t just concerned with parking, but also handled maintenance for university and police vehicles, and provided courtesy rides and shuttle service for university visitors. She and her department also worked with the Illinois State Police, who had a station on campus, and from time to time they cooperated with the Chicago Police Department. Martinez-Mullally said her responsibility was more than just parking, it was also public safety. In comparing the parking meters systems between Lake Geneva and Chicago State, Martinez-Mullally said Lake Geneva’s is a better system. At Chicago State, staff carried cash from the machines for deposit. In the Luke system, cash is contained within locked metal canisters and only a few people have keys.

“We enjoy the lake and came on weekends,” she said. “I always thought it was a well-kept family oriented city,” Sylvia Martinez-Mullally said of Lake Geneva. Like many Chicagoans, Martinez-Mullally is no stranger to Lake Geneva. She and her husband, Ian, own a house in Powers Lake. She said her husband, an engineer who also loves gardening and farming, bought the house eight years ago. Martinez-Mullally said she and her family made regular trips to Lake Geneva. “We enjoy the lake and came on weekends,” she said. “I always thought it was a well-kept family oriented city,” she said of Lake Geneva. She said she and her husband moved here because of the quality of life. Their daughter is getting ready to start school, and the family is looking for a good kindergarten. Matrinez-Mullally said that while locals might think the traffic was heavy, being from Chicago, she’s used to heavy traffic. She said the charm of Lake Geneva is walking through the community. “The whole point of visiting Lake Geneva was getting out of the car and walking,” she said. “Lake Geneva is a busy city and it has parking demand, and I think it helps businesses to know that we’re managing it for them,” Martinez-Mullally said. She said she’s not surprised by the city’s lack of parking. In fact, a parking problem is a good sign, because it means there’s a demand, she said. It is a coincidence that Martinez-Mullally is from the same state as Rich & Associates, the company that did the city’s most recent parking study. Martinez-Mullally is from Bay City, Mich., while Rich & Associates headquarters in Southfield, is 103 highway miles to the south. But Martinez-Mullally said she moved to Chicago almost immediately after graduating from high school. She said she took classes at Columbia University, but finished her college education at Chicago State University, on the city’s south side, with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts degree. Since then, she’s added a master’s degree in public administration from Governor’s State University in Richland Park, Ill. She is also a certified parking professional.

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Planning needed before disaster strikes By Chris Schultz “When the power goes down and the water shuts down, what do you do?” asked Cregg Reuter. That’s an important question for Lake Geneva businesses, particularly hotels, that needs to be answered, he said. “A hotel without water? You’ll lose one of your stars,” he joked. But the situation would be serious. Reuter was one of the training officers who helped run a table top simulation of a natural disaster that might afflict Lake Geneva in the near future. The 40 or so businesses and local government representatives who attended the workshop were divided into three groups, each lead by a state training officer, to discuss the simulated disaster, what it would mean to their business and what they have available right now The disaster simulation was conducted at the Lake Geneva city hall from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 14. The Lake Geneva Public-Private Partnership, the Lake Geneva Emergency Government and the state Division of Emergency Management coordinated the exercise. Reuter is a training officer with the state division. Fire Capt. John Peters, Lake Geneva’s deputy emergency management director, hosted the event. Sheriff’s Lt. John Ennis, county emergency government director, attended. Among the business represented were The Cove, Geneva Ridge, Lake Lawn Resort, Covenant Harbor, Alliant and the Abbey Resort,. Also there were city council members Ellyn Kehoe and Jeff Wall. Reuter said he can guarantee that every emergency plan has gaps. It’s important to find those gaps before the actual disaster happens. As a result, emergency planning trainers have to “destroy towns,” Reuter said. “You may love Lake Geneva, but I’m here to destroy it,” he said. “And, hope is not a plan.” Planning and preparation were the theme of the exercise. The city has an emergency plan, Fire Lt. Dennis Detkowski said. But do all private businesses have plans to cope with and deal with disaster? For the community to recover fully, the private sector businesses also need plans to cope with and recover from disaster, Jennifer Laack, community preparedness coordinator with state Emergency Management, said. Laack said it’s important for businesses to have a plan to cope with and recover from a natural disaster, like a longterm power outage. “The private sector has to be as well-prepared as the government,” Laack said. “As government, we don’t have stockpiles of water and we don’t have stockpiles of food.” She said federal statistics show that 90 percent of businesses that can’t reopen five days after being shut down by a disaster, will fail within a year. According to FEMA, between 40 and 60 percent of businesses fail to reopen after a disaster. A disaster means no income coming in, Laack said. It means a loss of customers who go to other suppliers when in need, a loss of suppliers to find other buyers and often the loss of staff. She recommended that businesses contact emergency management to develop a business continuity plan and have several different means of communication. It takes training and practice to make sure the plan works, Laack said. The business can’t just draw up a plan, set it on a shelf and expect everyone to carry it out when a disaster does happen.



JENNIFER LAACK, community preparedness coordinator with Wisconsin Emergency Management, addressed business owners and officials at the May 14 disaster tabletop exercise at the Lake Geneva city hall. She urged businesses to create plans to both cope with and recover from a disaster. Insurance is also a necessity. She suggested that every business have insurance that covers the gap created by the loss of income. The simulated disaster in this case was a power outage. Peters said a power outage was probably the most realistic disaster to simulate. A power outage “is not an unusual situation like a tornado,” Peters said. “This has happened in the past. Almost everyone has been affected by a power outage.” In fact, in early November 2012, a squirrel got into the power station behind the Geneva Lake Area Museum and knocked out power for three hours. City services were supported by emergency generators that kept police, fire, sewage treatment and water purification going. But some businesses were forced to close early or never opened because of the outage. The table top simulation assumed another November power outage, but the time was moved up to Nov. 26, 2014, the day before Thanksgiving. School is still in session. Hotels are filled with visitors who hope to spend a holiday with family and then do some Black Friday shopping afterward. It’s now the third day of unseasonably cold weather, temperatures 20 degrees during the day and 18 degrees in the evening. A freezing rain becomes the uninvited holiday guest, arriving about 7:30 a.m. Ice is accumulating on trees and power lines and coating roads. Scattered power outages are reported at 1 p.m. At 2 p.m., a general power outage hits the city, shutting down residential lights and power. Utility company officials say that, because of fire damage to transformers, the power may be out for between 24 and 72 hours. The list of problems that a simple loss of power can cause is impressive. • Lack of running water. • Traffic accidents increase because the roads are icy and traffic signals are down. • A surge in demand overloads telephone landlines and Internet servers and local cell phone capacity, resulting in spotty communications at best. • Schools need to be closed, and parents need to be contacted to pick up students. • Reports come in of looting, persons trapped in elevators, injuries from falling due to ice or because of a lack of lighting in homes and businesses. And 911 lines are jammed with calls, many of them wanting to know when the power will be back. • Finally, many gas stations can’t pump gas because there’s no power. By 3:30 p.m., official reports indicate that power might remain off line between 24 and 72 hours because of fire damage to a transformer. Businesses and even private citizens need to plan, because while the government services will rescue people in need, they can’t be everywhere at once and can’t provide all the backups that might be needed to overcome something as simple as a power outage, Peters said.

Sprecher’s owner relates recovery from fire When Kevin Lederer got the call that the fire alarm at his restaurant, Sprecher’s Pub & Grill, went off, he thought it was a false alarm. “It wasn’t. When I got there, smoke was coming out of the roof,” he said. Lederer spoke during the lunch break of the disaster table top at the Lake Geneva city hall on May 14. Lederer said he believes that plan is necessary to survive a disaster. However, Lederer said that at the time of the Sprecher’s fire, his plan was in his head because he had dealt with similar situations at other properties he owned. Lederer said the September 2013 fire that closed his restaurant for nearly three months, started in a stove hood in the kitchen. He said the start of the fire was caught on a security camera. Apparently a hot spot had smoldered inside the hood for hours before bursting into flames. Lederer has owned the restaurant space in the Cove for about 11 years. The restaurant was a Houlihan’s prior to becoming a Sprecher’s, he said. In fact, the Sprecher’s restaurants, while they are under the name of the Milwaukee mini-brewery and carry the Sprecher’s beers and beverages, are owned by Lederer and his family. He said the most important thing he did was prepare for a possible fire or disaster through his insurance company. The insurance company covered pay and tips for his 100 or so employees while the restaurant was closed. That was essential, said Lederer. He wanted his staff to come back once the repairs on the building were completed. The restaurant was closed for 11 weeks and reopened just before Christmas. “Make sure you cooperate with the police and fire departments,” Lederer said. And work with your insurance company, he added. He also advised that owners do not delay in starting clean up. The sooner the mess gets cleaned up the better, said Lederer. And take lots of photos. “Document everything,” he said. “Make sure you know what things are going to cost.” Lederer said he was particularly thankful that his insurance company reconsidered its policy on including tips as part of pay. In the case of waiters, tips are the major portion of their pay, Lederer said. At first the company was only going to pay the base salaries. If that had been the case, most of his staff would have sought employment elsewhere just to pay the bills, he said. “If I open my doors and the staff is not there, what do we have here?” Lederer asked. He said he asked the insurance company that same question. Lederer said that since reopening late last year, the restaurant is on track with last year, “even though spring hasn’t cooperated.” Later, Lederer said there are four Sprecher’s restaurants, Lake Geneva, Milwaukee, Madison and Wisconsin Dells, all owned by Lederer. The fire did little damage to the Cove itself. Lederer said his company owns the public areas of the hotel, while the Cove itself owns the guest rooms.

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Kwik Trip/Gas station may open in end of August

Flags/Car hitting pedestrian in wheel-chair sparked idea

Kwik Trip first approached the plan commission in October 2013 with plans to build a new gas station/convenience store on three parcels at 612, 630 and 700 Williams St., just south of the Clark station. Their request brought out a number of opponents, including owners and operators of nearby service stations. They argued that the city doesn’t need another gas station, the station would be poorly located and that it would drive some of them out of business. Jacqueline Brower, Cincinnati, operator of the Clark station, was one of those who appeared before the Lake Geneva Plan Commission and the city council to oppose Kwik Trip. Zietlow said that once Kwik Trip received city approval for its conditional use, the owners of the Clark station came to Kwik Trip and offered the property for sale. Zietlow said the leaseholders of the property bought the property from the owner and then came to Kwik Trip with the offer to sell. The company closed on the Clark Station property two weeks ago. Zietlow said the previous owners were headquartered in Cincinnati. Kwik Trip plans called for clearing the site of three buildings, a former gas station, a 40,000 square-foot former factory and a travel agency. Parts of the former factory were still standing as of last week, but the travel agency and former gas station are gone. In their place, Kwik Trip will put up a 6,000 square-foot convenience store, six fuel pumps and a one-bay car wash. The company has said that the new station/convenience store will cost about $3 million and employ up to 30 people. The Lake Geneva Kwik Trip is one of 30 new stores the company is opening this year. Zietlow said the company wants to complete construction of the new gas station/convenience store by the end of August.


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Lake Geneva opted for orange. According to a 2011 story in the Santa Barbara, Calif., Independent, where the flag idea was under consideration, the pedestrian flag program originated in Japan. The first U.S. city to adopt the program was Kirkland, Wash. in 1995. Using the flags is simple. The pedestrian grabs a flag and holds it out until oncoming traffic stops, and then crosses the street, finally depositing the flag in the holder on the other side of the intersection. Chappell proposed the program last summer after a wheelchair-bound pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the intersection of Main and Dodge.

“This is the positive community involvement I want to accomplish as alderman,” Alderman Elizabeth Chappell said. The public works committee and city council approved the program, which was started about two weeks ago, Winkler said. The flags cost about $3 each, and there are eight flags at each intersection, Winkler said. The flag holders are old flag holders that were in the city inventory. Program shortcomings are persons who walk off with the flags, either accidentally or otherwise, and the

conundrum of coming to a crosswalk and discovering all eight flags are on the other side of the street. However, the flags are inexpensive and fairly easy to replace, Winkler said. And, he said, if all the flags wind up on the side opposite the pedestrian, the pedestrian will just have to cross the street the old fashioned way: very carefully. Chappell said she was impressed with how quickly the city approved the program and set up the flag crossing areas. “This is the positive community involvement I want to accomplish as alderman,” she said.


Murder/Suspect was covered in blood at scene “She determined that he died from blood loss due to multiple stab wounds,” Smith testified.

Preliminary hearing During a preliminary hearing, a judge or court commissioner, must determine whether there is enough probable cause to bind a defendant over for trial. The judge or court commissioner must determine if a felony was committed and whether the felony was likely committed by the defendant. He or she must also rule in the light most favorable to the state. District Attorney Daniel Necci, who also introduced the criminal complaint into evidence, argued that there was enough evidence to bind Olivarez over for trial. Schwantes argued that the state didn’t prove probable cause, and that neither Berlin nor Smith directly linked Olivarez to the stabbing. Court Commissioner Daniel John-

The officer described Ivan Guerrero’s stab wound as about five inches long, two inches wide and so deep that it “appeared to have visceral fatty tissue exposed,” according to the criminal complaint. son ruled that there was enough evidence to bind Olivarez over for trial. Olivarez is next set for an arraignment on June 5 in front of Judge David Reddy. Olivarez is in custody in lieu of a $1 million cash bond According to the criminal complaint: When police arrived on the scene, Olivarez’s face, hands, sweatshirt, pants and socks were covered in blood. The officer also made contact with Guerrero who was lying on the ground. The officer saw a blood trail leading from Guerrero to the door

of a Delavan apartment. Guerrero’s breathing was slow and shallow, the officer reported. The officer described Guerrero’s stab wound as about five inches long, two inches wide and so deep that it “appeared to have visceral fatty tissue exposed,” according to the complaint. The victim’s wife, Brenda Garcia, said that Olivarez was a guest in their home. She said Olivarez became belligerent with Guerrero. Olivarez apparently attempted to attack Guerrero and Garcia intervened, but she was struck several times and thrown to the side. Garcia said Olivarez grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Guerrero. When taking Olivarez into custody, Olivarez allegedly stated “I might be in prison for the rest of my life, but I got Mexicans that will take care of things for me out here,” according to the complaint. An autopsy ruled that Guerrero died of multiple stab wounds.

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Fontana School approves loan for construction By Jade Bolack FONTANA — The Fontana School Board approved a shortterm bridge loan to cover building improvements this summer. At the May 19 meeting, Justin Fisher, a financial adviser with Robert W. Baird, said because the construction costs aren’t exact, the bridge loan will cover expenses for a year until the final costs are known. In April, the school board approved a contract with McKinstry, energy construction consultants, to improve the energy efficiency of the building. Construction is scheduled to start

June 9. The short term loan, a little more than $3.5 million, has a 0.57 percent interest rate and will be paid back when a long-term loan is approved. This bridge loan also allows the district to delay a change in the tax rate to residents. This fall, the district will levy the final installment on payment for prior building construction. Next year, the district tax rate will include construction costs for this summer’s project. District business manager Mary Koss said the tax rate shouldn’t change from this year to next. School Board Treasurer Chadd Hartwig said McKinstry has a lot of work to do in a short amount of

time. The board expects construction to finish prior to the start of school this fall. “The HVAC is the biggest portion of that,” Hartwig said. “I’m confident they’ll get it done.” Hartwig also said he will attend many of the contractor meetings. At the April meeting, District Administrator Sara Norton asked that all construction workers have background check documents on file with the school. During Monday’s meeting, Hartwig said the workers would wear identification badges while at the school. PLEASE SEE LOAN PAGE 4B

Wenzel’s last song During career, Wenzel served as administrator, vocal teacher

Proposed Bay school size may drive up costs includes a contingency of 2 to 3 percent, total projected cost is about $19.8 million, said Ben WILLIAMS BAY — It’s Templin of Scherrer Construccoming down to numbers and tion, Burlington. Scherrer is consometimes those numbers don’t struction consultant to the school line up. board. The size of the school building “Based on these numbers, the school board believes will be what we have to sell is a $20 miladequate to take the district’s edu- lion referendum,” Anderson said. cation into the next century, may However, a survey done by the have a price tag voters will regard school district last year showed as too large. that a construction cost of $20 The Williams Bay School million might not be supported by Board on May 14 reviewed the district voters. numbers it will need for a new ele“To follow the survey, the mentary school. The old magic number is $18 school at 139 Congress million,” said school St., has sections that date board member Lynne back to 1916, although it Landgraf. has been added to over That means the board the years. would have to decide Total square footage what to cut, because of the building is pro$18 million would build jected at 95,778. The cost about 85,000 square of the building would be feet, said Ben Templin of about $20 million. Scherrer Construction, But that might not get Anderson Burlington. And to get the school district a really costs down to the more important number, a majority of popular figure of $15 million, the ballots cast in the referendum, building would have to shed more election, probably in November, than 20,000 square feet, down to required for approval of a con- about 70,000 square feet, he said. struction bond. Dianna Woss, school board The board decided to send its president, said the board must figures to the district’s facilities keep the total under $20 million. advisory committee for review. “I don’t think you’ll cut this The facilities committee will meet down to $18 million,” Anderson 6 p.m. May 28. said. “We have a $19.9 million refPlans call for the new elemen- erendum.” tary school to be built on the site Woss said the board will have of the current junior/senior high to discuss what to do if the proschool, 500 W. Geneva St. The posal doesn’t get past the facilities new building would be connected committee. to the existing building. “If this will not go, then it’s “We created a group that a no-go for a new building,” said would tell us if the community Woss. “Then you’re not willing to thinks we’re crazy,” said Superin- build for the future. tendent Wayne Anderson. Now is Of the 95,778 square feet, the time to find out what the com- 70,976 will be useable space munity thinks, he said. for teaching, eating, exercising, School board members said studying, teacher preparation and they believe that 95,778 square other school activities. feet is the space needed to take Within that 70,976 square local education into the future feet would be 24,500 square feet and to serve the students who will of instructional space, enough learn in that facility over its pro- for 440 students in grades K4 jected 100-year life span. through 5. Based on an estimate of $203.92 per square foot, which PLEASE SEE BAY PAGE 4B By Chris Schultz

By Jade Bolack FONTANA — After 33 years and countless connections with elementary students, vocal music teacher Mark Wenzel is retiring after this year. Wenzel said he started teaching in Hebron, Ill., at a K-12 school for three years before coming to Fontana Elementary School. In Hebron, he had a cart instead of a classroom. “I’d load up the cart and bring it around to the different classrooms,” he said. “Coming here (even before the building was expanded) was a joy. All this space.” Wenzel said coming to Fontana was “the next step in my career at the time.” “Did I expect to stay here 33 years?” he asked. “Probably not. This place truly became enjoyable for me.” At Fontana, he coached flag football and boys and girls basketball. Wenzel said he has at least 20 years experience with each of the sports teams. “Coaching helps in the classroom environment,” Wenzel said. “The boys saw that you can be involved in athletics and music ... We never had a problem getting boys to sing here.” Wenzel also advised the middle school’s student council. In between all of that, Wenzel earned his principal’s and superintendent’s licenses. “Everybody does something because they think they can make a difference,” Wenzel said about his career move into the administrator position. “I asked myself if I could make a difference outside of the classroom for the district.” For two years, Wenzel was the principal while he finished earning his superintendent license. The district hired a part-time super-


A HOST OF CONCERNS WITH the Williams Bay Elementary School has officials looking to build a separate building, which would be connected to the Williams Bay High School. At the same time, village officials are looking at the school as a possible community center.


MARK WENZEL, Fontana Elementary School vocal music teacher, is retiring at the end of the year. He said he really learned how much he impacted students at his last concert, May 15. intendent for the administrator duties. “Then I had that dual role (of principal and superintendent) for three years,” Wenzel said. “I knew the school really well and I thought I would help move us forward (by being in that position) ... but the switch from teacher to principal changes how students look at you.” Wenzel said he missed the daily interaction with students that he had had as a teacher.

“That dual role pulled (me) away from being in the classroom,” he said. “It’s a balance, having the two roles. It’s very difficult.” At the end of five years in administration, Wenzel said he spoke with the board about his struggles. Fortunately, the vocal music teacher the board had hired to replace Wenzel had resigned to move to another district. PLEASE SEE WENZEL PAGE 4B



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Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s department awards deputies By Robert Ireland ELKHORN â&#x20AC;&#x201D; For Walworth County Sheriff David Graves, May 15 was an emotional afternoon. Not only was it his last time presenting awards to his staff during the Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OfďŹ ce Awards Ceremony, but it was also Peace OfďŹ cers Memorial Day, which is a national day to honor ofďŹ cers who are killed or disabled in the line of duty. During the ceremony, deputies and civilians are presented with awards for their efforts throughout the previous year â&#x20AC;&#x201D; one was recognized for pulling a man out of a burning building and another earned recognition, in part, for forgoing a raise and ďŹ ghting for his returning ofďŹ cer to earn more money. During the ceremony, Graves urged

his deputies never to forget about the ofďŹ cers who have died in the line of duty. He asked the family members in the audience to stand up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everyday when you leave your spouse, you never know whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s going to happen. When you leave these people,â&#x20AC;? Graves said as he began to choke up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remember these people youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re leaving are the most important thing in your lives. You need to come back to them.â&#x20AC;? Deacon DeSales, a retired sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deputy, talked about speaking to families who lost loved ones in the line of duty. He said a little girl once approached him and asked if her father would be forgotten. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No, they never forget him,â&#x20AC;? he said. On the next two pages are the awards and the nomination letters.

Carried person out of burning home Deputy Wayne Blanchard Nominated by Sgt. Alan Gorecki


On Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, Blanchard was dispatched to a house ďŹ re on Honey Creek Road. While responding, dispatch advised that everyone was out of the house except for one of the family dogs. Upon arriving on scene Blanchard found that one of the individuals had went back inside the residence to save the pet. Without hesitation, Blanchard went to the last known entry point and entered the home. He was able to locate the individual on the ďŹ&#x201A;oor unresponsive from smoke and heat exposure. Blanchard was able to rescue the individual from the burning house and administer oxygen, saving their life. Had he not responded the ROBERT IRELAND/REGIONAL NEWS way he did, this person would DEPUTY WAYNE BLANCHARD is presented with the Life not be alive today. Saving Award by Sheriff David Graves.

Drug unit awarded for heroin bust Distinguished Service Unit Award Sgt. Jeff Patek, Lori Reynolds, Deputy Daniel Winger, Deputy Jason Rowland, Deputy Michael Krahn, Deputy Cory Newmann and DEA Special Agent James Langnes. Nominated by Capt. Dana Nigbor In late December 2013 the Walworth County Drug Unit had received information regarding a major heroin seller in Walworth County. In the three months following, the unit spent countless hours dedicated

to this operation. Within this time frame they identiďŹ ed a heroin ring, the leaders, runners, and drivers. Deputies conducted surveillance, interviews, and controlled buys to gather as much information as pos-

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Sgt. Ken Brand, Deputies Matthew Weber and Juan Ortiz Nominated by Deputies Jacob Skibba and Alex Torres On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, Brand, Weber and Ortiz were dispatched to the White River in the town of Lyons for a report of overturned kayakers. The level of the water was above normal due to the amount of rain the area had received in a short period of time. Weber was familiar with the area, which allowed for a quicker response time to locate the kayakers. Once arriving at the scene they noticed

two boaters pinned up against the tree and one was showing early signs of hypothermia. With the quick response displayed by Brand, Weber and Ortiz, they were able to rescue both individuals from the water with the use of throw Ortiz ropes and ďŹ&#x201A;otation devices. If not for their timely response and quick thinking the end result could have been devastating.

Deputy saved man from drowning Deputy Jeff Shaw Nominated by Deputy Garth Frami

When sworn in as a deputy sheriff, you are asked to serve and protect, not only on duty but off as well. Shaw was off duty at a Delavan Lake boat launch in the evening. An elderly gentleman fell from the pier into the water while attempting to launch or trailer his boat. Not thinking twice Shaw jumped into the water and saved ROBERT IRELAND/REGIONAL NEWS the man from drowning. If not DEPUTY JEFF SHAW, who was joined in the award for his quick actions, things could presentation by a young member of his fan club, was have turned out drastically difpresented with the Life Saving Award. ferent.



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DEPUTY MATTHEW WEBER (left) and Sgt. Ken Brand were presented with the Life Saving Award by Sheriff David Graves. (Inserted below) Deputy Juan Ortiz also received the award. The three helped pull overturned kayakers out of cold waters on the White River.


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WALWORTH COUNTY SHERIFF AWARDS Distinguished Service Awards Det. Michael Lambert Nominated by Det. Rob Craig


RUTH LA LOGGIA was presented with the Correctional Officer of the Year award by Sheriff David Graves.

Correctional Officer of the Year Award Ruth La Loggia Nominated by Correctional Officer Teressa Dailey La Loggia has always taken the extra time and effort both inside and outside of work to assist those in need. She is a member of the Crisis Intervention Team and routinely works with inmates that need extra attention during their stay. She absorbs the emotional aspects of this portion of the job, working with inmates but makes sure to continue to stay professional at all times. La Loggia is a training officer for new officers. She is an excellent co-worker and team player, which helps incoming new hires strive to meet her work ethic by leading by example. She not only displays a strong work ethic being a correctional officer but also volunteers at the animal shelter and assists in raising money for various events. She participates in the annual cancer walk, and also volunteered her services to assist in collecting supplies for the tornado that left devastation and destruction for the residents of Peoria, Ill.


DEPUTY RAHN SMITH was presented with the Deputy of the Year Award by Sheriff David Graves.

Deputy of the Year Deputy Rahn Smith Nominated by Capt. Dave Gerber Smith has been an employee of the sheriff’s office for almost 24 years. In that time he has worked in patrol, crime prevention, emergency government and civil process. He is consistently a high level performer. Because of his strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills, he was chosen to start and lead a newly formed crime prevention unit. He successfully organized and ran the citizens academy, kids camp, as well as the annual fair tent. Not only has the department noticed his dedication, but Rahn has received numerous thank you letters from the community for all of his hard work. Rahn is willing to take on additional duties when needed and has played a vital part in the process of getting ProPhoenix up and running. He spent countless hours testing and working with ProPhoenix to develop the Civil Process Module. Without his dedication to this project the division would not be where they are today. Rahn goes above and beyond on a daily basis and has done so for 24 years.

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SEAN BLANTON was presented with the Distinguished Service Award by Sheriff David Graves.

Distinguished Service Award Deputy Sean Blanton Nominated by Capt. Scott McClory For the past five years, Blanton has been the field supervisor for our marine patrol unit. Each of those five years Blanton’s leadership has enabled the program to grow and get stronger each season. On his own time, he has researched and secured a newer vessel, which allows the deputies to be safer and more efficient in the water. Blanton monitors the expense activity closely to make sure each season he comes in under budget. He did not accept his most recent pay increase and instead fought for the returning marine patrol deputies to receive an increase. He displays a can-do attitude and has received numerous accolades from the town residents. Each year the DNR conducts an audit and we always receive one of the top scores statewide. In 2013 we received the top score in the State.

Graves Nominated by Command Staff On Aug. 1, 1976, Graves was sworn in as a new deputy for the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. Little did everyone know the impact he would have on the sheriff’s office and Walworth County as a whole. Graves started out in patrol and was promoted to sergeant on April, 19, 1998. May 1, 1990, he was promoted to lieutenant in the jail. After the retirement of the patrol lieutenant, Graves returned to the patrol division and took over this role. Graves was then promoted to undersheriff on May 1, 1996. With the retirement of Sheriff Mackenzie, he ran and took over office on Jan. 1, 2001. Throughout his career he has made a difference in the lives he has touched. He stands strongly behind his “family” and will defend the actions taken by the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office to ensure safety to the public. Graves has been an innovator by trying new methodologies in law enforcement along with staying on the leading edge of technology. His dedication to Walworth County over the years is nothing short of admirable. Thank you for all you have done. You will be greatly missed. Deputy Brandon Beecroft Nominated by Sgt. Robert Hall

Richard Noel Nominated by Business Office Manager Amanda Lagle Even though Noel has been on board with the sheriff’s office for only a year, he has made a huge impact. He has jumped right in to helping with all IT related problems. His dedication to making sure all equipment is working and running smoothly has created a better environment for all employees. Noel understands the importance of technology at the Sheriff’s Office. As a 24 hour facility, we cannot afford down time to fix and update software.

Since becoming a detective approximately two years ago, Lambert has gone above and beyond his job duties. He has taken the initiative to become certified in mobile forensics and is currently working toward his computer forensic certification. He is completing this certification on top of keeping up with his current caseload of investigating crimes. By taking on these additional responsibilities, he has cleared cases and assisted other law enforcement agencies. His thoroughness has benefited the department in discovering new perpetrators. Lambert has recently attended speLambert cialized training through Internet Crimes Against Children. He is able to be more proactive by looking for offenders who file share. Lambert is a great addition and asset to the Detective Bureau. Even with his family commitments, he still finds additional time to assist in investigations outside of his normal working hours as well as attend additional training.


RICHARD NOEL, was presented with the Civilian Employee of the Year award by Sheriff David Graves. He is readily available, even on his off time, to assist with any and all problems. He works flexible hours to assist employees of each shift when necessary. Noel has a positive attitude and is approachable for any information and technology related problems.

Beecroft has been assigned as the traffic court officer for approximately eight years. He spends countless hours meeting with defendants to bring cases to a resolution prior to court or jury trial. His dedication saves the county time and money. His primary role is to work with the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office and the Walworth County Clerk of Circuit Courts Office. The work submitted by Beecroft is highly accurate, complete and always meets the required deadlines. In addition to his traffic


DEPUTY BRANDON BEECROFT was presented with the Distinguished Service Award. court officer duties Beecroft assists his fellow court service deputies whenever asked. His compassion and level headedness keeps his interactions with the public professional and keeps situations from escalating.

Public Service Awards Daniel Mike Nominated by Sgt. Tim Otterbacher

Charles “Chuck” Taylor Nominated by Sgt. Tim Otterbacher

On Sept. 3, 2013, Krista Roslof was riding her bicycle on Millard Road, when she was aggressively confronted by two pit bulls from a nearby yard. Krista used her bicycle for several minutes as a shield. After several minutes Mike was driving down the road and noticed what was happening. He pulled his vehicle into a location that would help shield Roslof from the attacking dogs and Mike sounded his horn in hopes of distracting the animals. He remained honking his horn in an attempt to get the attention of the dogs’ owners. While the dogs were distracted, Roslof dialed 911 for help. Sheriff’s deputies arrived and were able to get the property owner to retrieve her dogs. Roslof feels strongly that Mike saved her from an attack.

On Friday, Oct. 7, 2013, Taylor was on the telephone and noticed a vehicle in his driveway and mentioned this to his father, who said the same car was at his house earlier. Chuck approached the two individuals, from the vehicle, and based on his prior law enforcement experiTaylor ence, he found their actions to be suspicious. After the vehicle left, Chuck phoned the sheriff’s office. He was able to give dispatch a detailed description of the vehicle, occupants, and the license plate. An hour after the call, deputies located the vehicle. The occupants were arrested for burglary and had just completed one in the area. Unknown to Chuck at the time he placed the call, there had been recent daytime burglaries in the area. These individuals were tied to at least two other burglaries.

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Amon gravel pit sold to Beloit company

The Poppy Princess

By Chris Schultz


THE INGALLS-KOEPPEN American Legion Post 102 announced its Poppy Princess, Olivia Nordmeyer. She is the daughter of Legionnaire Ron Nordmeyer and Cindy Nordmeyer. The Poppy Princess will place ďŹ&#x201A;owers on crosses in the Walworth Cemetery and wreathes in Reid Park in honor of those who gave their lives in battle. CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B

Bay/Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s included in the plans About 24,800 square feet would be for corridors, conduits, mechanical rooms and utility access and interior walls. Each grade level from kindergarten through ďŹ fth grades would have three rooms each, each with a capacity of 25 students. The largest grades so far have totaled 60 students, which would mean 20 per classroom, said Barb Isaacson, elementary school principal. The proposed school would have 24,500 square feet of instructional space for 440 students, Anderson said. There would be two state-of-the special education rooms and four K4 rooms, two for morning and two for afternoon classes. In fact, the new school will have 24 classrooms, the same as the old school. But the new school will be state-of-theart, with wireless Internet capabilities and an electrical system designed to accommodate computer aided teaching, and whatever comes in the future. The gym and facitilies, including locker, storage ďŹ tness center and restrooms would take up 14,500 square feet. It would be bigger than the existing gym in the senior/junior high school building. However, Woss said the new gym might

be used by the junior/senior high school students, while the existing gym would then be used by the elementary school. The project would also include a 2,400 square foot maintenance shed, not included in the square footage totals, but included in the costs.

Village board While the school board continues to go over the numbers leading up to a referendum, the Williams Bay Village Board is already looking ahead for uses for the old school building should the November school bond referendum succeed. On Monday, the board voted unanimously to spend not more than $6,000 for Kehoe-Henry & Associates, Elkhorn, to review possible uses of the building for village purposes. A preliminary study of the building by the village engineer, Doug Snyder of Baxter & Woodman, Burlington, indicated that the gym and cafeteria might be used as a civic center. A recent Tax Increment Finance district study by Vandewalle & Associates, Madison, also suggested that the elementary school site might become the site for a new ďŹ re station.

WILLIAMS BAY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The village may ďŹ nally have a solution to the sand and gravel that washed down Southwick Creek into the Williams Bay. The former B.R. Amon & Sons Construction Co. gravel pit on Highway 67 north of Williams Bay was bought by a Beloit contractor. However, the ďŹ nal closing wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be for another two weeks or so, according to a court-appointed receiver. The Elkhorn company went into receivership in April 2013. In a voicemail to the Regional News late last week, Ron Carlson, receiver for the Amon property, said he expects the sale to close late this month or in early June. Fay Amerson, urban program specialist for Walworth County, said the pit was purchased by CCI (Corporate Contractors Inc.) of Beloit. She said the company intends to continue to extract sand and gravel from the property. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are well aware they have to improve control of water ďŹ&#x201A;ow off the site,â&#x20AC;? Amerson said. Amerson said some reclamation on the site has been ordered, returning it to a similar condition it was in before the site was turned into a gravel pit. Amerson said she has also recommended that CCI ofďŹ cials meet with Williams Bay Village President John Marra CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B

Wenzel/What does the future hold? Wenzel was rehired for his old position. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was hard coming back (to the classroom),â&#x20AC;? Wenzel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That prior teacher had made some connections with the kids while she was here.â&#x20AC;? Even though he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stay in administration, Wenzel called the ďŹ ve years a â&#x20AC;&#x153;wonderful experience.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really makes you stronger,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feed off that energy and enthusiasm of the kids. I needed that.â&#x20AC;?

Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next? Wenzel said he has no plans after the school year ends in June.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The door is open for opportunities,â&#x20AC;? he said. He might revamp his lawn maintenance business that he started in 1998. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I like being outside,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That business was kind of reduced while I was administrator.â&#x20AC;? His family is both happy and apprehensive about the upcoming retirement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My children are so happy for me,â&#x20AC;? Wenzel said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They think Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve earned the right ... (my wife,) I think sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s happy for me. She realizes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s something I want.â&#x20AC;? Wenzelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wife, Linda, is a ďŹ rst-grade teacher at Walworth Elementary School.


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and Delavan Town Board Chairman Ryan Simmons to discuss what will be done to control storm water run off. Amerson said the company has experience operating gravel pits. The company owns a sand and gravel quarry in the town of Turtle, Rock County, she said. Williams Bay and the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency have been concerned about the former Amon pit since the company went bankrupt in 2013. Storm waters washed loose sand and gravel out of the former Amon pit down Southwick and created a sandbar just off of the creekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mouth in the lake. Authorities said they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how much of the sand and gravel went into the lake, But it was enough to catch the attentions of the GLEA, the Walworth County Lake Conservation Division and the state Department of Natural Resources. Southwick is a man-made creek that enters the lake just north of Edgewater Park. Created to provide drainage during the construction of Highway 67 between Williams Bay and Elkhorn, the creek has become a haven for lake trout. The gravel pit is just north and west of the Kishwauketoe Nature Conservancy. The sand and gravel was washed through the property, out the main entrance. It entered a culvert running under Highway 67 and onto Kishwauketoe property, where it entered the creek and continued on into Geneva Lake.

Board Vice President Lisa Laing said the district is trying to â&#x20AC;&#x153;get out of the post-retirement beneďŹ t business.â&#x20AC;? In prior years, teachers and staff retiring from the district received about $120,000 in health insurance coverage, according to the draft proposal for changes to the policy. The two teachers retiring this year, Mark Wenzel and Rusty Wulff, will still receive this beneďŹ t. The district has three other employees that have already completed the 20 years required to receive the beneďŹ t, and the board changed the way they Laing receive their beneďŹ t. Instead of receiving $120,000 in insurance coverage over six years, these three employees, at retirement, will receive $80,000 in a premium-only, retiree-only health reimbursement account over ďŹ ve years. The board delayed a decision on funding health reimbursement accounts for other employees. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We can keep it as a retirement beneďŹ t,â&#x20AC;? Laing said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Or we can shut it down.â&#x20AC;? The board discussed options for other teachers and staff who have worked at the district for at least ďŹ ve years. Laing said it was possible to create a vested system of retirement beneďŹ ts in which the employee has to retire from the district to receive the beneďŹ t. Norton said a large health reimbursement account payment for a staff member who was going to another district could seem like a bonus for leaving Fontana. Hartwig said the board was discontinuing the post-retirement beneďŹ ts in an effort

to update the salary system. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know any way we can make it more fair,â&#x20AC;? Hartwig said of the change in beneďŹ ts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With the increased funds from not having beneďŹ ts, we hope to change the salary structure.â&#x20AC;? Hartwig said the other option was to not offer anything to the teachers.

Open enrollment Koss said the district had received 34 applicants to open enroll into the district and 8 to enroll out of the district. Because of class size, the board denied several open enrollment applicants that wanted to come to Fontana. The board also denied one request of a student to leave the district. Norton said Fontana is currently meeting the needs of the student, and the district the student wanted to transfer to would change Fontana too much. When students leave a district, the exiting district pays the receiving district a state-set amount per student. For special education students, those costs are dependent on the needs of the child and the district facilities at each school.

Marvin appointed To ďŹ ll the seat left open when former School Board President Joseph McHugh resigned, Brandon Marvin was appointed earlier this month. His term will last a year, and if he wants to remain on the board, he must ďŹ le a declaration of candidacy for the spring 2015 election. McHugh said prior to the April election that he would resign from the seat if elected, though his name remained on the ballot. McHugh and Tom Labus were elected to the board in that election.

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PUBLIC NOTICES WALWORTH COUNTY LEGALS Continued from page 7 Comment Period by Members of the Public Concerning Items Not on the Agenda There was none. Chairperson’s Report Chair Russell reminded Supervisors about the County Board Dinner on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Adjournment On motion by Supervisor Brandl, seconded by Supervisor Stacey, the meeting was adjourned at 6:28 p.m. STATE OF WISCONSIN COUNTY OF WALWORTH

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I, Kimberly S. Bushey, County Clerk in and for the County aforesaid, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the proceedings of the County Board of Supervisors for the April 17, 2014 meeting. May 22, 2014









Roll call was conducted and the following Supervisors were present: Richard Brandl, Tim Brellenthin, Kathy Ingersoll, Daniel G. Kilkenny, Kenneth H. Monroe, Nancy Russell, Joe Schaefer, Rick Stacey, Charlene Staples, David A. Weber, and Paul Yvarra. A quorum was established. The new eleven County Board Supervisors and districts are as follows:

Chairperson by voice vote. Reports of Standing Committees There were none. Comment Period by Members of the Public Concerning Items Not on the Agenda There were none. Clerk Bushey announced that the Nominating Committee, which consists of the County Board Chair, County Board ViceChair, and Executive Committee Chair, will be meeting Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the County Board Room. Chair Russell reminded Supervisors of the County Board Dinner on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Ye Olde Motel. Adjournment On motion by Supervisor Weber, seconded by Supervisor Stacey, the meeting of the Walworth County Board of Supervisors adjourned at 6:17 p.m.

Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake intends to award a contract for emergency road surface repair work on Lake Street at an estimated cost of $5,475.00 without advertising for bids. This notice is given pursuant to Wisconsin State Statutes Section 61.54, which provides that if the estimated cost of any public construction exceeds $5,000 but is not greater than $25,000, a Class I notice of the proposed construction shall be published before the contract for the construction is executed. The contract will not be executed until one week after publication of this notice. Published by the authority of: Dennis L. Martin Village Clerk/Administrator May 22, 2014

THE WALWORTH COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: PART I: That Section 16-23 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. The purpose of this ordinance amendment is to include the county’s salt storage capacity, as well as historical salt consumption, when calculating quantities of salt to purchase when joining with the State Department of Transportation to obtain salt. PART II: The ordinance shall be effective upon passage. The full text of this ordinance is on file in the County Clerk’s office, Room 101, Government Center, 100 West Walworth Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121; telephone: 262741-4241; website: PASSED and ADOPTED by the Walworth County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of May 2014. Nancy Russell County Board Chair Kimberly S. Bushey Attest: County Clerk Published this 22nd day of May 2014.


ORDINANCE AMENDING WALWORTH COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE ORDINANCE NO. 858 – 05/14 AMENDING SECTION 15-17 OF THE WALWORTH COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO THE RECLASSIFICATION OF AN LPN POSITION AT THE LAKELAND HEALTH CARE CENTER THE WALWORTH COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: PART I: That Section 15-17 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. The purpose of this ordinance amendment is to reclassify a vacant LPN – Unit Supervisor to an RN – Unit Supervisor. PART II: This ordinance shall become effective upon passage and publication. The full text of this ordinance is on file in the County Clerk’s office, Room 101, Government Center, 100 West Walworth Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121; telephone: 262741-4241; website: PASSED and ADOPTED by the Walworth County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of May 2014. Nancy Russell County Board Chair Kimberly S. Bushey Attest: County Clerk Published this 22nd day of May 2014.


ORDINANCE NO. 856 – 05/14 AMENDING SECTION 30-183(b) OF THE WALWORTH COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO POST EMPLOYMENT BENEFITS FIDUCIARY TRUST FUND THE WALWORTH COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: PART I: That Section 30-183(b) of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. The Other Post Employment Benefit (OPEB) liability has been fully funded as of the most recent actuary study dated January 1, 2014. The actuary recommends adjusting the amortization schedule from 21 years down to 11 years. The County’s auditors have been consulted and agree with this decision. BE IT ORDAINED by the Walworth County Board of Supervisors that all previous ordinances and resolutions pertaining to Section 30-183(b) are hereby superseded. BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the Walworth County Board of Supervisors that this Ordinance shall become effective upon passage and publication. The full text of this ordinance is on file in the County Clerk’s office, Room 101, Government Center, 100 West Walworth Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121; telephone: 262741-4241; website: PASSED and ADOPTED by the Walworth County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of May 2014. Nancy Russell County Board Chair Kimberly S. Bushey Attest: County Clerk Published this 22nd day of May 2014.


ORDINANCE NO. 860 – 05/14 AMENDING SECTION 15-17 OF THE WALWORTH COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO A POSITION TITLE CHANGE AND THE PROMOTION OF THE MAINTENANCE ASSISTANTS IN PUBLIC WORKS THE WALWORTH COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: PART I: That Section 15-17 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. The purpose of this ordinance amendment is to change the title of the Administrative Secretary I – Facilities to Administrative Secretary I – Public Works to more accurately reflect the job duties of the position. Res. No. 75-02/14, as adopted by the Board on February 11, 2014 provided for the Maintenance Assistants to be promoted to Maintenance Technicians upon completion of a training program and testing. All five (5) Maintenance Assistants have completed the training and testing and will be promoted to Maintenance Technicians. The five vacated Maintenance Assistant positions will be eliminated. PART II: The title change to the Administrative Secretary I – Facilities position shall be effective upon passage and publication. PART III: The elimination of the 5.00 FTE Maintenance Assistants and the creation of the 5.00 FTE Maintenance Technicians shall be effective May 18, 2014. The full text of this ordinance is on file in the County Clerk’s office, Room 101, Government Center, 100 West Walworth Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121; telephone: 262741-4241; website: PASSED and ADOPTED by the Walworth County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of May 2014. Nancy Russell County Board Chair Kimberly S. Bushey Attest: County Clerk Published this 22nd day of May 2014.


WHEREAS, the Walworth County Board of Supervisors has heretofore been petitioned to amend the Walworth County Zoning Ordinance; and WHEREAS, the petitions have been referred to the Walworth County Zoning Agency for public hearing; and WHEREAS, the Walworth County Zoning Agency on due notice conducted public hearings on the proposed amendments and filed their recommendations with the board; and WHEREAS, the proposed amendments have been given due consideration by the Board in open session. NOW, THEREFORE, the County Board of Supervisors of the County of Walworth do ordain as follows: The Zoning Ordinance of Walworth County and Shoreland Zoning Ordinance (and accompanying Zoning Map) is amended in the following respects: 1. B.R. Amon & Sons, Inc., Kenneth Amon Trust/Bonny Amon Trust, Town of Lafayette – Filed a petition to amend said zoning maps from M-3 Mineral Extraction District to A-5 Agricultural-Rural Residential District and A-5 Agricultural-Rural Residential District to M-3 Mineral Extraction District the following described lands: Part of Tax Parcel #K LF2600001, K LF2600010 and K LF2600010A, Section 26, Lafayette Township. Parcel A Existing M-3 Zoning to be A-5 Zoning Part of Tax Parcels K LF2600001 and K LF2600010 to become a part of K LF2600010A. Located in the Southeast ¼ of the Northeast ¼ of Section 26, Town 3 North, Range 17 East, Walworth County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the east ¼ corner of said Section 26; thence S89Deg 17Min W, 1328.25 feet; thence N 02Deg 16Min 35Sec W, 389.21 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue N 02Deg 16Min 35Sec W, 186.51 feet; thence N 87Deg 43Min 25Sec E, 219.63 feet; thence S 02Deg 16Min 35Sec E, 192.33 feet; thence S 89Deg 14Min 32Sec W, 231.84 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 41.600 square feet of land more or less. Parcel B Existing A-5 Zoning to be M-3 Zoning Part of Tax Parcel K LF2600010A to become a part of K LF2600010, located in the Southeast ¼ of the Northeast ¼ of Section 26, Town 3 North, Range 17 East, Walworth County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the east ¼ corner of said Section 26; thence S 89Deg 17Min W, 1108.54 feet; thence N 02Deg 16Min 35Sec W, 251.80 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue N 02 Deg 16Min 35Sec W, 137.58 feet; thence N 89Deg 14Min 32Sec E, 12.13 feet; thence S 02Deg 46 Min 23Sec W, 137.79 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 834 square feet of land more or less. Parcel C Existing M-3 Zoning to be A-5 Zoning Part of Tax Parcel K LF2600010 to become a part of K LF2600010A, located in the Southeast ¼ of the Northeast ¼ of Section 26, Town 3 North, Range 17 East, Walworth County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the east ¼ corner of said Section 26, thence S 89Deg 17Min W, 1108.54 feet to the point of beginning; thence continue S 89Deg 17Min W, 22.20 feet; thence N 02Deg 46Min 23Sec E, 252.17 feet; thence S 02Deg 16Min 35Sec E, 251.80 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 2794 square feet of land more or less. 2. B.R. Amon & Sons, Inc., Town of Lafayette – Filed a petition to amend said zoning maps from M-3 Mineral Extraction District to P-2 Institutional Park District the following described lands: Part of Tax Parcel #K LF2600001, Section 26, Lafayette Township. A parcel of land currently zoned M-3 to be rezoned as P-2, located in the Southeast ¼ of the Northeast ¼ of Section 26, Town 3 North, Range 17 East, Walworth County, Wisconsin, described as follows: Commencing at the east ¼ corner of said Section 26 (T3N, R17E); Thence N 02Deg 13Min 23Sec W, 874.99 feet to the point of beginning; Thence S 89Deg 23Min 44Sec W, 671.08 feet; thence N 02Deg 13Min 23 Sec W, 410.00 feet; Thence N 89Deg 26Min 13Sec E, 671.08 feet to the East line of the Northeast ¼ of said Section 26; Thence S 02Deg 13Min 23Sec E, 410.47 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 275,190 square feet of land (6.21 acres) more or less. 3. United Unitarian & Universalist Society of Mukwonago, Town of East Troy – Filed a petition to amend said zoning maps from P-2 Institutional Park District to C-2 Upland Resource Conservation District the following described lands: All of Tax Parcel PA395100001 ATTEST this 17th day of April 2014 Nancy Russell County Board Chair


ATTEST this 17th day of April 2014 Kimberly S. Bushey County Clerk May 22, 2014


THE WALWORTH COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: PART I: That section 15-6 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. PART II: That section 15-123 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. PART III: That section 15-324 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. PART IV: That section 15-333 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. PART V: That section 15-392 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. PART VI: That section 15-554 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. PART VII: That section 15-810 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. PART VIII: That section 15-916 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. The purpose of this ordinance amendment is to update position titles in various sections of the Code and to add the Risk/Benefits Manager and Financial Systems Administrator to the list of employees who serve under employment contracts. PART IX: That this ordinance shall become effective upon passage and publication. The full text of this ordinance is on file in the County Clerk’s office, Room 101, Government Center, 100 West Walworth Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121; telephone: 262741-4241; website: PASSED and ADOPTED by the Walworth County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of May 2014. Nancy Russell County Board Chair Kimberly S. Bushey Attest: County Clerk Published this 22nd day of May 2014.


ORDINANCE NO. 857 – 05/14 AMENDING SECTION 30-286 OF THE WALWORTH COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATIVE TO SHERIFF’S OFFICE WRIT OF RESTITUTION/ASSISTANCE DEPOSITS/FEES THE WALWORTH COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: PART I: That Section 30-286 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. The purpose of this ordinance amendment is to codify updated fees for the Sheriff’s Office. This fee updates the amounts charged for eviction procedures. There will now be three options to choose from for prepayment. Option 1 — The Sheriff will only remove the tenants from the property. The landlord will be responsible for removing any of the tenants’ property. The fee payable to the Sheriff will be $80.00 per person to be served. Option 2 — The Sheriff will remove the tenants from the property. The landlord will be responsible for removing any of the tenants’ property. The landlord may request the Sheriff to stand-by while the landlord removes the property. The deposit payable to the Sheriff will be $500.00. If actual costs are less, a refund will be issued to the landlord for the balance of the prepaid deposit. If the actual costs are greater than $500.00, the landlord must pay the additional costs. Option 3 — The Sheriff will remove the tenants and move and store their property. This is the current practice used. The landlord must pay a deposit of $1,500.00. If the actual costs are less, a refund will be issued to the landlord for the balance of the prepaid deposit. If the actual costs are greater than $1,500.00, the landlord must pay the additional costs. PART 2: BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED THAT the effective date of this ordinance shall be March 1, 2014. The full text of this ordinance is on file in the County Clerk’s office, Room 101, Government Center, 100 West Walworth Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121; telephone: 262741-4241; website: PASSED and ADOPTED by the Walworth County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of May 2014. Nancy Russell County Board Chair Kimberly S. Bushey Attest: County Clerk Published this 22nd day of May 2014.


APRIL 15, 2014 WALWORTH COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING The Walworth County Board of Supervisors meeting was called to order by County Clerk Kimberly Bushey at 6:00 p.m. in the County Board Room at the Walworth County Government Center, 100 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn, Wisconsin. County Clerk Kimberly Bushey welcomed Supervisors and congratulated them on their election to the Walworth County Board of Supervisors. Clerk Bushey outlined the process of administering the written and oral Oath of Office to the Supervisors. She informed Supervisors that on their desks they can find their certificate of election and their written oath of office. She asked that Supervisors sign and turn in the written oaths at the end of the meeting. Clerk Bushey introduced Honorable Judge Kristine Drettwan who will administer the oral oath of office. The Oath of Office was administered by Honorable Judge Kristine Drettwan at this time. Honorable Judge Kristine Drettwan delivered the invocation.

COUNTY SUPERVISORY DISTRICTS District # 1 Town of East Troy – Wards 1-6 Rick Stacey Town of Troy – Ward 1 Village of East Troy – Wards 1-5 Village of Mukwonago – Ward 11 2 Town of LaFayette – Wards 1-3J o e Schaefer Town of Lyons – Wards 1-5, 7 Town of Spring Prairie – Wards 1-4 Town of Troy – Wards 2 & 3 City of Burlington – Ward 9



3 Town of LaGrange – Wards 1-3T i m Brellenthin Town of Sugar Creek – Wards 1-4 Town of Whitewater – Wards 1-3 City of Whitewater – Ward 1

I, Kimberly S. Bushey, County Clerk in and for the County aforesaid do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of the proceedings of the County Board of Supervisors for the April 15, 2014 meeting. May 22, 2014

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5 Town of Darien – Wards 1 & 2 Charlene Staples Town of Delavan – Wards 1-4, 7-10 Town of Richmond – Wards 1-3 Village of Darien – Wards 1 & 2 6 Town of Sugar Creek – Ward 5 Kathy Ingersoll City of Elkhorn – Wards 1, 3-8 7 Town of Delavan – Ward 11 David A. Weber Town of Geneva – Wards 1-8 Town of Linn – Ward 5 Village of Williams Bay Wards 1-4 City of Elkhorn – Ward 2 8 Town of Darien – Ward 3 Daniel G. Kilkenny Town of Delavan – Wards 5 & 6 City of Delavan – Wards 1-14 9 Town of Linn – Wards 2 & 4 Richard Brandl Town of Sharon – Ward 1 Town of Walworth – Wards 1-3 Village of Fontana-on-Geneva Lake – Wards 1-3 Village of Sharon – Wards 1 & 2 Village of Walworth – Wards 1-3 10 Town of Bloomfield – Wards 1 & 2 Kenneth H. Monroe Village of Bloomfield – Wards 1-5 Village of Genoa City – Wards 1-4 City of Lake Geneva – Wards 11-14 11 Town of Linn – Wards 1, 3, 6 Nancy Russell Town of Lyons – Ward 6 City of Lake Geneva – Wards 1-10 Amendments, Withdrawals, and Approval of Agenda On motion by Supervisor Schaefer, seconded by Supervisor Weber, the agenda was approved by voice vote. Comment Period by Members of the Public Concerning Items on the Agenda There were none. New Business Resignation of Elected Terms on Standing Committees, if any There were none. Elections Administrator David Bretl explained the election process. He stated this is the only time that statutes allow for a secret ballot. He said that Clerk Bushey would go through the process that has been followed in the past. Clerk Bushey stated that the Board may make any changes to the election procedure as it is their process. She said that a motion and a second would be required to place a name into nomination for County Board Chairperson, County Board ViceChairperson, and Executive Committee Chairperson. Following the nominations, there will be an opportunity for candidates and supporters of candidates to address the board, which is generally kept to three minutes each. Lots will be drawn to determine which Supervisor would speak first after nominations are held. This is a secret ballot. Ballots are cast until one candidate for each of these offices receives a majority vote of members present, which is six votes. There are ten rounds of ballots for each office and they are color coded. Supervisor Kilkenny suggested that if there is only one nomination that it might be appropriate to close nominations and cast a unanimous ballot for that person. Bretl stated that would be fine if there were no objections. Hearing no objections to the procedures for elections, Clerk Bushey announced that nominations for County Board Chairperson were open. On motion by Supervisor Schaefer, seconded by Supervisor Weber, Supervisor Russell was nominated for County Board Chairperson. The Clerk asked if there were any other nominations. Hearing none, on motion by Supervisor Kilkenny, seconded by Supervisor Weber, nominations were closed. On motion by Supervisor Kilkenny, seconded by Supervisor Weber, Supervisor Russell was unanimously elected as County Board Chairperson by voice vote. Chair Russell thanked the board for their support and confidence. Clerk Bushey opened the floor for nominations for County Board ViceChairperson. On motion by Supervisor Kilkenny, seconded by Supervisor Schaefer, Supervisor Stacey was nominated for County Board Vice-Chairperson. The Clerk asked if there were any other nominations three times. Hearing none, on motion by Supervisor Brandl, seconded by Supervisor Monroe, nominations were closed and Supervisor Stacey was unanimously elected as County Board Vice-Chairperson by voice vote. Clerk Bushey opened the floor for nominations for Executive Committee Chairperson. On motion by Supervisor Schaefer, seconded by Supervisor Monroe, Supervisor Weber was nominated for Executive Committee Chairperson. The Clerk asked if there were any other nominations three times. Hearing none, on motion by Supervisor Kilkenny, seconded by Supervisor Ingersoll, nominations were closed and Supervisor Weber was unanimously elected as Executive Committee

ORDINANCE NO. 859 – 05/14 AMENDING SECTIONS 15-525, 15-526 AND 15-527 OF THE WALWORTH COUNTY CODE OF ORDINANCES RELATING TO THE DONOR PROGRAM THE WALWORTH COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: PART I: That section 15-525 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. PART II: That section 15-526 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. PART III: That section 15-527 of the Walworth County Code of Ordinances is hereby amended. The purpose of the ordinance amendment is to amend the donor policy to allow an employee to qualify for the donor program while on an approved medical leave instead of only during FMLA leave. This amendment also reflects current practice with the limitations on donated hours and which department needs to be notified. PART IV: That this ordinance shall become effective upon passage and publication. The full text of this ordinance is on file in the County Clerk’s office, Room 101, Government Center, 100 West Walworth Street, Elkhorn, WI 53121; telephone: 262741-4241; website: PASSED and ADOPTED by the Walworth County Board of Supervisors this 13th day of May 2014. Nancy Russell County Board Chair Kimberly S. Bushey Attest: County Clerk Published this 22nd day of May 2014.


FONTANA PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE OF JOINT REVIEW BOARD MEETING REGARDING THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT OF TAX INCREMENTAL DISTRICT NO. 1 AND DESIGNATION AS DISTRESSED IN THE VILLAGE OF FONTANA, WISCONSIN Notice is Hereby Given that the Village of Fontana will hold a Joint Review Board (“JRB”) meeting on May 28, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Fontana Village Hall, located at 175 Valley View Drive. The purpose of this meeting is for the JRB to consider approval of the resolutions adopted by the Fontana Village Board amending Tax Increment District No. 1 in order to designate the District as distressed. By Order of the Village of Fontana, Wisconsin Published May 22, 2014


APPLICATION FOR ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE YEAR 2013-2014 Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake Walworth County, Wisconsin Monday, June 2, 2014 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the following retailer has applied for alcohol beverage licenses within the Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake, Walworth County, Wisconsin. The Village Board will consider the applications at the Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. Gordy’s Boat House, Inc., located at 341 Lake Street, d/b/a Gordy’s Bait Shop, ORIGINAL CLASS “B” BEER and “CLASS C” WINE license. Agent: Trallee Whowell Chupich, N1844 Six Corners Road, Walworth, WI. Submitted by: Dennis L. Martin, Village Clerk Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake May 22, 2014




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APPLICATION FOR ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE YEAR 2014-2015 Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake Walworth County, Wisconsin Monday, June 2, 2014 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the following retailers have applied for alcohol beverage licenses within the Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake, Walworth County, Wisconsin. The Village Board will consider their applications at the Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, June 2, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. Abbey Harbor Yacht Club, Inc., located at 271 Fontana Boulevard, RENEWAL CLASS “B” BEER license. Agent: Edwin L. Snyder, IV, 124 Prairie Drive, Walworth, WI, 53184. Abbey Provident Hotel Manager, LLC for the premises located at 269 Fontana Boulevard, d/b/a The Abbey Resort & Fontana Spa, RENEWAL CLASS “B” BEER and “CLASS B” LIQUOR license. Agent: Timothy G. Somerville, 528 Jefferson Street, Lake Geneva, WI. Abbey Springs, Inc., located at 1 Country Club Drive, RENEWAL CLASS “B” BEER and “CLASS B” LIQUOR license. Agent: Nancy Dlabal, 439 Frost Drive, Williams Bay, WI. Big Foot Country Club, Inc., located at 770 Shabbona Drive, RENEWAL CLASS “B” BEER and “CLASS B” LIQUOR license. Agent: Alan L. Johnston, W3893 Lake View Park Drive, Lake Geneva, WI. Chucks Lakeshore Inn, Inc., P.O. Box 170, located at 352 Lake Street, RENEWAL CLASS “B” BEER and “CLASS B” LIQUOR license. Agent: Carol J. Whowell, W6267 Willow Bend Road, Walworth, WI. Country Club Estates Golf Association, located at 365 Pottawatomi Drive, RENEWAL CLASS “B” BEER and “CLASS C” WINE license. Agent: Wesley G. Toton, W3282 Willow Road, Lake Geneva, WI. Fontana Shell Mart, Inc., W3323 Lake Forest Lane, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, d/b/a Fontana Mart, Inc., located at 286 Valley View Drive, Fontana, WI, 53125, RENEWAL CLASS “A” BEER and “CLASS A” LIQUOR license. Agent: Deepak Gill, W3323 Lake Forest Lane, Lake Geneva, WI. Gordy’s Boat House, Inc., located at 336 & 342 Lake Street, RENEWAL CLASS “B” BEER and “CLASS B” LIQUOR license. Agent: Trallee Whowell Chupich, N1844 Six Corners Road, Walworth, WI. Gordy’s Boat House, Inc., located at 341 Lake Street, RENEWAL CLASS “B” BEER and “CLASS C” WINE license. Agent: Trallee Whowell Chupich, N1844 Six Corners Road, Walworth, WI. Lake Geneva Yacht Club, located at 1250 South Lakeshore Drive, RENEWAL CLASS “B” BEER license. Agent: Michael P. Moore, 128 N. Walworth Street, Williams Bay, WI. Novaks’ of Fontana, LLC for the premises located at 158 Fontana Boulevard, d/b/a Novaks’, RENEWAL CLASS “B” BEER and “CLASS B” LIQUOR license. Agent: Peter Novak, 731 Arrowhead Drive, Fontana, WI. Steve O’s LLC, for the premises located at 268 Reid Street, d/b/a Steve O’s Park Place Lounge, RENEWAL CLASS “B” BEER and “CLASS B” LIQUOR license. Agent: Stephen Fairchild, 149 Third Avenue, Fontana, WI. Southland Farms, LLC, DBA SF Food and Beverage for the premises located at 441 Mill Street, RENEWAL CLASS “B” BEER and “CLASS C” WINE license. Agent: John K. Karabas, 425 N. Lower Gardens Road, Fontana, WI. Submitted by: Dennis L. Martin, Village Clerk Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake May 22, 2014


NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD PUBLIC UTILITY CONTRACT VILLAGE OF FONTANA ON GENEVA LAKE Walworth County, WI PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake intends to award a contract for emergency road surface repair work on Shabbona Drive at an estimated cost of $8.661.00 without advertising for bids. This notice is given pursuant to Wisconsin State Statutes Section 61.54, which provides that if the estimated cost of any public construction exceeds $5,000 but is not greater than $25,000, a Class I notice of the proposed construction shall be published before the contract for the construction is executed. The contract will not be executed until one week after publication of this notice. Published by the authority of: Dennis L. Martin Village Clerk/Administrator May 22, 2014



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Thursday May 22, 2014 Featuring Badger, Big Foot and Williams Bay High Schools


Badger baseball team snaps losing streak Boys’ offense rallies in seventh inning By Ben Stanley The Badger baseball team snapped its 11-game losing streak on Saturday, notching back-to-back wins over Waterford on May 16 at Badger High School. The boys are 3-13 overall. “It was nice to get back in the win column again,” Badger head coach Aaron Zweifel said. Badger won 12-11 in the first game of the doubleheader and scored 9 of their runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. “No one expects you to come back from 8 runs down in half an inning,” Zweifel said. And that took some pressure off the guys. Waterford made a pitching change in the middle of the seventh. Their starting pitcher, Dylan Malecki, had been rolling — he gave up only 3 hits and 3 runs in six innings — and up 8 runs with a half inning to play was a good opportunity for the opposing coach to get young pitchers some experience. The switch

worked in Badger’s favor. Badger loaded the bases off two errors and a walk. Then Waterford walked in a run. “You got bases loaded with nobody out and you’ve already scored a run,” Zweifel said of the inning. “I think at that point (the boys) just said, ‘hey, lets just go for it, we’ve got nothing to lose here.’ No one expects you to win, it’s not a great position to be in, but it’s kind of a stress-free situation to be in.” The score was 11-4 Waterford and Badger’s Donald Schnurer struck out looking before Levi Burnette lined out to left field. There were two outs and three men on base. And the Badgers rallied. John Laskowski hit a line drive single to right and scored Alex Morland. Derek Denecke singled to left and scored Tom Ritzman. Clint Ugolini doubled to left and scored Laskowski and Denecke. Bryant Nugent walked and Alex Morland brought Ugolini and Nugent home off a double to right. PLEASE SEE BADGER PAGE 3C


BIG FOOT’S AUSTIN HOEY throws a pitch on April 1 during the season opener against Burlington Catholic Central.

Big Foot could clinch conference Chiefs one win away from championship By Ben Stanley


BADGER’S ALEX MORLAND throws a pitch against Kenosha Indian Trails on April 16 at Badger High School.

The Big Foot Chiefs are 15-5 with an 11-3 record in the Rock Valley — South Conference, and that’s the best record head coach Steve Bochat has ever had at Big Foot High School, he said. The best the Chiefs had done before while Bochat has been coach was 9-7 in the RVS. Big Foot dropped a blowout to Jefferson on May 13, losing 10-0 but regained their rhythm two days later against Edgerton on May 15, squeaking out a 2-1 win behind some excellent pitching by Austin Hoey (13 strikeouts). The Chiefs capped off the week with two victories over conference opponent Parkview on May 17. Big Foot won 4-3 in game one and 7-0 in game two. “They played really well in the first game, and we just couldn’t get runs together,” Bochat said of the Parkview doubleheader.

In game one, Big Foot and Parkview traded leads four times. Big Foot got out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first and Parkview tied it up 2-2 in the top of the second. Parkview took a 3-2 lead in the fifth after a fielding error led to a run, but the Chiefs regained the lead in the bottom of the sixth. Big Foot’s Brian Wolski singled to left field and advanced to second off a single by Brett Morris. A wild pitch put Wolski on third and Zak Greco brought him and Morris home to take the lead 4-3 with a 2-RBI single to right field. In game two, Big Foot’s Chandler Hehr started as pitcher instead of Morris, who has been experiencing some soreness in his throwing arm, Bochat said. Hehr pitched seven shut-out innings with 6 strikeouts. He gave up 8 hits and walked three batters, but none of Parkview’s 11 baserunners crossed home plate. “He pitched a gem,” Bochat said of PLEASE SEE CHIEFS PAGE 3C

Badger tennis shares conference title SLC championship split three ways By Ben Stanley The Badger boys tennis team wrapped up the regular season at the Southern Lakes Conference meet May 15-17 at Delavan-Darien High School. Badger took third place at the meet, which propelled them into a three-way tie for the SLC title along with Westosha Central and Wilmot. Badger head coach Paul Lauterbach was not happy with the way his team performed on May 15, the opening night of the conference tournament. “In all the seasons I’ve been coaching, we probably as a team laid one of the biggest eggs (ever) the first night at conference,” Lauterbach said. “We did not play well as a team ... When you go into conference you should at least hold your position. If you’re supposed to finish fifth, then finish fifth. If you’re supposed to finish third, at least finish third. And then in order to reach higher goals, you want to finish above that position and we just had a collapse as a team on Thursday night. “Not every position, but I put everything as a team. And we just collapsed.” The boys entered the tournament alone in first place and exited tied with three others. Even a second-place finish in the tournament would have given Badger sole ownership of the championship.

“I kind of got on the guys a little bit on Thursday night,” Lauterbach said. He said he talked with the team, and they agreed to put Thursday night behind them and finish the tournament fresh on Saturday. “When we did come in on Saturday, we won five of six matches,” Lauterbach said. “Three of them were three set matches which could’ve gone either way. We did everything we could to secure as good of a position as we could. “And then some things fell our way as far as other teams knocking off other teams. The stars aligned and we ended up being part of the conference championship. It was one of the worst Thursday nights of conference I’ve ever coached, but we probably finished with one of the best, if not the best, of any team I’ve ever coached on Saturday.” In interviews with the Regional News throughout the season, Lauterbach talked about how the SLC had become much more competitive — there were a few teams in the running for conference and no team was clearly dominant. “As I’ve been saying all season, there were five teams that were in the hunt for the conference championship,” Lauterbach said. “To have a three-way tie is exactly how it should end up because there were so many teams that were close to each other.” PLEASE SEE TENNIS PAGE 3C


BADGER’S ERIC HEINZ vollies against a Burlington opponent on May 5 at Badger High School. Badger defeated Burlington 5-2.



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Big Foot softball takes third in conference By Ben Stanley The Big Foot softball team took third place at the Walworth County Invitational on Saturday to wrap up the regular season. The girls finished in third place in the Rock Valley — South Conference with a 12-10 overall record. At the Walworth County Invite, Big Foot lost to invite champion DelavanDarien in the opening round of the tournament but went on to defeat Faith Christian 30-5, Whitewater 11-0 and East Troy 14-4. “We’re really rolling right now, and probably more importantly, we’re playing good defense,” Big Foot head coach Rick Schoenbeck said. “Early in the year I had to move some girls around because of injuries. And we had too many errors. I mean, you can’t have errors in softball games. And our gloves have been really good (lately).” Schoenbeck said that the girls have been hitting exceptionally well all season but have allowed too many runs — errors and weak pitching have led to losses in games he felt they were capable of winning. But as the season has developed, the girls have evolved — Schoenbeck has started two freshmen since the beginning of the season, and their inexperience led to many of the team’s errors and left a hole in the batting lineup, he said. With 22 games under their belts, they’ve settled into their roles. “Now they’re pretty comfortable up there, and they’re doing a good job,” Schoenbeck said. And with Morgan Stalker settling into her spot as a starting pitcher, things are falling into place for the Lady Chiefs at

exactly the right time. Their first playoff game is on Thursday night. After his top pitcher began struggling with shoulder soreness early in the season, Schoenbeck said he started developing Stalker into a starting pitcher to ease the pressure. “Getting that second pitcher developed took a little longer than I wanted,” Schoenbeck said. “(Stalker) could throw, but she wasn’t throwing effectively early in the season. Now she can go three or four innings, no problem.” Schoenbeck described his pitching approach as a “two-headed monster.” Stalker throws the first four innings or so, and “then I go with my faster, stronger pitcher to finish,” Schoenbeck said. “And that’s been working really nice,” he said. “A little change of pace. Different movement.” Big Foot will host Elkhorn in the first round of the regional playoffs on Thursday at 4:45 p.m. Elkhorn took second place in the Walworth County Invite last weekend and Schoenbeck was disappointed the two teams didn’t get a chance to face one another before the playoffs. “We were hoping we’d get to face them in this Walworth County tournament,” Schoenbeck said. “They were in the other pool, so we never got them. I think we match up well and I think we’re the better hitting team. “But on the flip of that, their pitching seems solid ... and they have flappers, four left-handed batters. So you just need to do a few slight adjustments on defense to combat that.” But other than that, Schoebeck said his team will be able to handle the game well. “It’s our best year as far as wins,”


BIG FOOT’S KAYLA CRUMP throws a pitch on April 17 against Palmyra-Eagle. Schoenbeck said of the softball program since he took over as head coach. “My first year we had seven, and last year was nine

and now we’re up to 12. That’s what building a program is (about), getting the girls working together and getting better.”

Bay softball pummels Hustisford Unusual schedule hurts consistency By Ben Stanley The Williams Bay softball team defeated Hustisford High School 11-1 twice on May 17 in a double header at Hustisford during which the girls compiled a team total of 23 hits. In game one, the Bay scored 3 runs in the first inning, 4 in the second and another 4 in the fifth. The game was called due to the WIAA’s slaughter rule, which ends the game after the fifth inning if a team is winning by 10 or more runs. Taylor Scott was 3-for-4 from the plate with 3 RBIs and a triple. Haley Shae was 3-for-4 with 3 RBIs and scored 2 runs. Jamie Sitter went 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs and a home run. Erin Lippert was 1-for-4 with 2 RBIs. And game two was nearly identical. Williams Bay scored 2 runs in the second inning, 3 in the third, 1 in the fourth and 5 in the fifth, and again the game was called early. Lippert was 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and

Scott was 1-for-4 with 2 RBIs. “We were very efficient in the wins,” Bay head coach Jeff Kuespert said. “We got there and we did what we needed to do and got out. And the last couple of weeks we’ve been playing much better than the beginning of the season.” Both wins came just a day after a 12-3 loss to Johnson Creek on May 16.The game was tied 1-1 until the bottom of the third inning, when Johnson Creek opened up with 5 runs. The Bay scored 1 in the fourth and another in the fifth, but Johnson Creek’s 6-run fifth secured the loss. “Johnson Creek is a solid team,” Kuespert said. Bay is in fourth place in the Trailways Conference standings with a 6-4 record (7-7 overall).For Williams Bay, the playoffs begin on Thursday night against Heritage Christian at Williams Bay High School. But the team still has one more conference game to play on Friday — something that almost never happens. “Because we didn’t get all our conference games in, our schedule is messed up,”

Kuespert said. Game cancellations caused by the weather forced nonconference games to be replaced by conference games, to keep the playoff schedule intact. As a result, the Bay has only played 14 games this season. “It’s been trying and it’s been difficult on the kids because we haven’t been able to find any continuity really,” Kuespert said. “We played April 7 and April 11 and then we didn’t play again until the 22. And then we played five games that week and we didn’t play again until May 6. And we had four games that week and we didn’t play again until the 16. It’s just been hard to get continuity going without being able to play games on a regular basis where you really learn the game, and you learn the game by playing the game.” This season, Kuespert said his team’s greatest strengths have been on offense — their hitting power and baserunning abilities. “We can hit,” Kuespert said. “We’ve faced some pretty good pitchers who have set us down on occasion, but overall, we hit and when we get on base, we’re really aggressive on the base paths. Taylor Scott is really close to breaking her own single

season record for stolen bases this year. She runs the bases very aggressively and just has an instinct for it.” Scott’s stolen base record is 16 in a season. Right now she has 16, Kuespert said, and with three games left to play in the regular season, he’s confident she’ll set a new record. “And we’ve only played 14 games,” Kuespert said. Kuespert also said that Sitter’s batting and Sabryn DeNotto’s adjustments on defense have had a huge impact on the team. Last year, DeNotto played in the outfield, but this year, Kuespert and his coaching staff asked her to move to third base and also occasionally fill in at catcher. “And those are two things that are vastly different from playing outfield,” Kuespert said. “And she’s done a real nice job, she’s adjusted well. She’s made some mistakes, but any kid is going to make some mistakes going from outfield to third base.” Kuespert said he doesn’t know much about Heritage Christian. “I haven’t had time to do any recon yet, but after tonight I’ll start focusing on them,” Kuespert said on Tuesday morning.

Badger soccer wins three, loses one By Ben Stanley The Badger girls soccer team was 3-1 last week, defeating Janesville Parker 2-1 on May 13, Delavan-Darien 3-0 on May 15 and Mayville 2-0 on May 16 before falling to Arrowhead 6-0 on May 17. “We finally got some offense going,” Badger head coach Ross Fowler said of last week’s games. Against Parker, Badger dominated possession and created opportunities offensively. Parker scored their only goal late in the game off a free kick. “We probably should’ve finished with more than just the two that we did,” Fowler said. Against Delavan, who went into the game against Badger on May 15 with an undefeated conference record, Badger had one of their most commanding victories of the season. Hayley Aranda had a hat trick — she scored all three of Badger’s goals. “We’ve been waiting for that all season, and it was awesome,” Fowler said. He said Aranda has scoring talent that wasn’t unleashed until May 15.

Early in the season, Fowler said his team has struggled to capitalize on offensive opportunity, so a 3-0 win over an undefeated conference opponent was a big moment this season. “That was big for us and big for the girls’ confidence,” Fowler said. “And then we went to Arrowhead on Friday and continued to play well against Mayville, scored a couple goals there.” Between May 16 and 17, Badger competed in the Arrowhead Invitational at Arrowhead High School in Hartland. Badger’s first game was against Mayville. “We kind of struggled in the first half,” Fowler said of the Mayville game. “Again we had plenty of chances and just couldn’t finish and then in the second half we did a better job of doing that.” Badger scored both goals in the second half to win it. But their momentum did not carry over against Arrowhead. Arrowhead scored all six of its goals in the first half against Badger. “Arrowhead ... is a very good program and a good team and I think the girls were a little intimidated going in,” Fowler said. “Then in the second half, (Arrowhead)

kept their starters in and kept playing. We talked at halftime about competing and showing our toughness and came out and held it to 0-0 in the second half. It was a good effort in the second half. I wish we would’ve played a little better and a little more focused in the first half.” The results of Tuesday night’s game against Wilmot were not available by Regional News deadline. Badger will play Union Grove on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. before entering the Southern Lakes Conference tournament between May 27 and 29. Fowler said he’s been happy with the way the girls’ offense has progressed in the past few games. “Offensively I think we’re really starting to try to posess the ball a lot more and make it difficult for teams to defend us,” Fowler said on Monday night. “Earlier in the year we weren’t as sure of what we wanted to do. So that was a good sign. Scoring three against Delavan was a huge boost to our confidence. We knew going into that it was going to be a tough game. Everything, pretty much across the conference this year has been so close as far as the games have been. There’ve been a lot of one-goal games, really close tight games. It was good to come

away with that win and hopefully this week we can keep the momentum going and get two wins that we really need to be in there for the conference race.”


A BADGER PLAYER (left) goes after the ball during a game against Racine St. Catherine during the championship game of the Badger Invitational on April 26.

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Badger track and field wins county invite By Ben Stanley The Badger boys and girls track and field teams both took first at the Walworth County Meet on May 13 at Elkhorn High School. The girls scored 192.5 team points and tied in first place with Eklhorn. East Troy had 178 points and Big Foot had 57. For the boys, Badger scored 268 points, well ahead of second-place East Troy who scored 161. Big Foot took fourth for the boys with 52 team points. It was the Badgers’ last competition before the Southern Lakes Conference meet on Tuesday night, the results of which were unavailable by Regional News deadline. “I think it was a good confidence builder for us going into the conference meet,” Badger girls head coach Jenn Chironis said of the first-place finish. “For the conference meet, it’s really just fine-tuning.” Chironis said she was surprised by the girls’ first-place finish at the county invite because a lot of her athletes were competing in different events than they were used to.

“We had our best sprinters out of their events and they were in relays and we had a primarily distance runner run a (200-meter dash). We really mixed it up and that helps them freshen up for the (conference) meet. So we worked on that lineup all season long. And they just got to go out and compete and have fun at Walworth County and it was nice to see them succeed at that.” Chironis said that setting the conference lineup has been a work in progress all season long. Events are tweaked here and there as athletes develop. The team has been able to avoid serious injuries so far, she said. “Nothing major, which is good,” Chironis said. “Knock on wood.” But the team has experienced a lot of wear and tear that she said is consistent with the weather — rainy days have forced the girls to spend a lot of time practicing inside, and indoor practices lead to minor injuries like shin splints. Some girls are involved in other extra-curricular activities in the spring as well, Chironis said, which has led to some scheduling conflicts that have effected meet lineups. “But the girls are all back,” Chironis said.

Just in time for the conference meet. “All the training is really under their belts ... we surely have a chance (to win it) and now it’s in the girls hands,” Chironis said. All season long, the Badgers have faced off against conference opponents at large invites, and consistently throughout the season, Chironis said that her girls have finished ahead of conference competitors. “So it’ll be interesting to see when it’s just our conference there who comes out on top, and I’d like to say that will be us,” Chironis said. Chironis said that Megan Wadsworth and Allison Paleka will make a big impact at the conference meet. Wadsworth is competing in four individual events and Paleka is competing in three and one relay. “We certainly have some girls that are favorites as far as where they’re ranked in their event, such as Sydney Collins in the high jump is favored to win,” Chironis said. “It’s going to be a good day. There are a number of girls who are taking on some big lineups and they’ve got to do what they have to do.”



Chiefs/‘In the second game, our bats woke up’

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“He pitched a gem,” Bochat said of Hehr’s performance. And Big Foot had no trouble from the plate. Nate Freytag and Wolski both went 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and eight Big Foot batters recorded hits. “In the second game, our bats woke up,” Bochat said. “There were a lot more guys hitting and a lot more guys getting on base.” With Morris off the mound for a “couple weeks,” Bochat said, he plans on replacing him with Hehr in the No. 2 spot of the pitching rotation behind Austin Hoey. “It hurts to lose (Morris),” Bochat said, especially with the conference title on the line and the playoffs approaching, but if Hehr can keep pitching like he did on Saturday, Bochat thinks they have a good shot to do some damage in the post-season. The results of Tuesday’s game against Clinton were not available by Regional News deadline, but Bochat said that a win on Tuesday could clinch the RVS title. Big Foot is currently two games ahead of Beloit Turner in the con-

Even though the team did not perform as expected on May 15, Lauterbach said there were a couple players who were solid throughout — Liam Bailey and Josh Bakken, Badger’s No. 1 doubles team. Bailey and Bakken became the conference champion doubles team on Saturday. “They performed extremely well throughout the whole weekend,” Lauterbach said. “They did not drop a set throughout the tournament.” As for the rest of the team, Lauterbach couldn’t say what caused them to play so flat on May 15. “I don’t know whether it was complacency, whether it was nerves, whether it was expectations, coaching, I have no idea what it was. But I’m sure it was (a little bit) of everything. Whether I did something wrong. I don’t know. “But I do think that they came in there thinking, ‘hey, we’re 6-1’ and maybe weren’t hungry enough on Thursday night. But the matches that we won throughout the season have been close. I knew that we were going to have to perform, and I don’t know whether I conveyed that as a coach well enough.” Badger will play Edgerton High School in Edgerton at 4:30 p.m. on May 22 in a nonconference game to finish the regular season before heading to the state subsectionals on May 27. Badger will host their subsectional. “Everyone’s going to be fighting here to move on from subsectionals to sectionals,” Lauterbach said. “We have the capability of getting everyone through. “If they play like they did on Saturday we could get all seven players through, if they play like they did on Thursday, we’re only going to get a couple through. But they definitely have the capability to do some damage. I’m very optimistic that we will surprise some teams in some positions.”

ference standings. With two conference games remaining (both against Clinton this week) one victory will secure the crown. “I’d like to clinch it tomorrow,” Bochat said on Monday night. “I don’t want to share it. We’ve worked too hard to share it.” Bochat said that the team’s two goals this season were to win the conference and get a No. 1 seed in the regionals, which would give them home field advantage, something that he described as “huge” when it comes to post-season competition. Big Foot has been to state regionals three years in a row and lost each time, Bochat said. He wants to get over the hump and advance to sectionals. This year’s team might have what it takes. “Sometimes it takes them a while to get started, but they’ve been pulling off the close games,” Bochat said of his team. And the ability to keep fighting in close games will come in handy during the playoffs, he said.


Badgers/ Tisch wins game with walkoff single The Badgers tied the game 11-11 and Colton Tisch stepped up to the plate. He fouled away the first pitch, and then got a hold of the second, hitting a hard ground ball to center field to score Morland on a walk-off single. “It’s one of those contagious things,” Zweifel said. “Confidence is contagious and hitting is contagious ... It was crazy. You could kind of see them tightening up. It was kind of the perfect storm.” “I’ve never seen anything like it.” In game two, Badger kept the momentum going with a 4-2 victory. “We were a totally different team,” Zweifel said. “We were confident. We were just playing baseball. I’m sure it’s probably been weighing on their minds, losing all those games in a row. They just kinda let it go that second game. “John Laskowski pitched an amazing game. We played great defense behind them, and we had some timely hits, and it was just a great baseball game.

“So yeah, it was a lot of fun on Friday.” In a season characterized by Badger’s struggles at the plate, last week was a welcome change of pace — Badger scored 27 runs in their past three games, which includes a 11-7 loss to Elkhorn on May 15. In 12 games between April 5 and May 13, Badger scored a total of 20 runs. “I think slowly over the last few games it’s been starting to come together offensively for us,” Zweifel said. Zweifel said that the first six and a half innings of game one against Waterford were a “carbon copy” of all the things that had been going wrong this season — errors, walks, beans and batting woes terrorized the team. “But the last half inning was just unbelievable,” Zweifel said. He felt the boys had broken through, and with plenty of games left to play — Badger has seven remaining before the playoffs, including four conference games. It’s not enough time to salvage a winning season, but it is

enough time to get hot before post-season play. “I told (the team), the first state tournament I went to in high school, we were 4-12 going into the tournament and we lost in the state championship,” Zweifel said. “All you’ve got to do is get hot at the right time and start believing. It was fun to see them in that second game come out and just play baseball. And there were no nerves, they were just playing and having a good time and they were alive and talking more than they have been. It was kind of more of what we had expected going into the year.” Badger lost 7-6 to Janesville Craig on Monday night. The results of Tuesday night’s game against Westosha Central were not available by Regional News deadline. Badger will play Westosha again on May 22 in Westosha at 4:30 p.m. Zweifel said he’s been particularly happy with the way his seniors have kept the team together this season. “They’ve really worked hard to build team chemis-

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try and it’s tough to maintain that when things are going as bad as they are in the field,” Zweifel said. And he anticipates tough matchups for the rest of the season. “Westosha is the surprise of the year in the conference,” Zweifel said. Westosha has emerged as one of the top two Southern lakes teams. “This is a big week for us for sure,” Zweifel said. “I mean, realistically we’ve been out of the conference race here for a while, but just to keep that confidence going, to keep that mentality, that mindset going that they have right now I think is big.” And it might help them make a run in the playoffs.

Lake Geneva Tough Mudder’s ~ Thanks Local Sponsors ~ On behalf of the Lake Geneva Tough Mudders we would like to sincerely thank our sponsor’s for your support of the “LG Tough Mudder’s ,“ in their universal conquest of the Tough Mudder event held on May 10, 2014. The Tough Mudder held in Richmond Illinois was one of 60, hard core events that are held internationally. The Tough Mudder is considered one of the most grueling events on the planet, encompassing 20 obstacles that challenge your teams all around strength, stamina and mental grit and stretches just over 10 miles. The Lake Geneva Tough Mudder’s are proud to be a part of this world class event and to help support the Wounded Warrior Project. The primary reason that your LG Tough Mudder’s participated in this event, is that all Tough Mudder’s events are in support of the Wounded Warrior project. The Tough Mudder and its sponsor’s have raised over six million dollars for this important and necessary organization with the mission of honoring and empowering the Wounded Warriors of the United States Military. Your LG Tough Mudder’s ran the course in approximately two hours and thirty minutes with only a few sore muscles. The LG Tough Mudder’s could not have achieved total domination of the course without the generous support from our local sponsors. The money, shirts and head bands were greatly appreciated and allowed us to enter the event and unify us as a team. The Lake Geneva Tough Mudder’s deeply appreciate and would like to thank the following sponsors: Champs Bar & Grill, Lake Geneva Police Association, Peck & Weis, Crossfit East Troy, Geneva Liquors, Youngquist Orthodontics, The Next Door Pub & Pizzeria, Tuscan Tavern & Grill, ClearWater Outdoor, Sprecher’s, Leather Lips, Popeye’s, and Harbor Shores on Lake Geneva. TEAM MEMBERS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Neil Kolb, Sean Hinzpeter, Team Captain William Walser, Andy Smith, Dennis Dyon and Lucas Hansen



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BADGER HIGH SCHOOL recently announced its prom court: from left, Jack Sinclair, Alex Johnson, Jacob Besenhofer, Trevor Steiner, Gaven Dooley (king), Bridget Keefe (queen), Aleah Haworth, Joanie Williams, Mackenzie Smid and Kaarin Quaerna.

PROM COURT FOR BIG FOOT High School included (from left) Brandy Zillmer and Kyle Shoger, Queen and King from Prom 2013; 2014 Pages Lena and Evan Henningfeld (front); 2014 Court members Annie McGrail, Nick Klesmith, Carlie O’Donnell, Jared Schnupp, Queen Marissa Kovarik, King Tyler Wicks, Emma Brost, Fletcher Strahan, Shelby Lundin, Ethan Payton, Allison Mazur and Brett Morris. Big Foot held its prom on May 2 at Abbey Springs in Fontana.


WILLIAM BAY HIGH SCHOOL’S PROM, “A Night at Gatsby’s” was Saturday, May 3 at SUBMITTED Abbey Springs. Members of the prom court were front row Sami Sutter (Princess), Skylar LAKELAND SCHOOL in Elkhorn recently held its annual prom. This year’s court includes Duerr (Queen), Jacob Landgraf (King), Brad Quinn (Prince). Back row: Katelyn O’Brien and (from left) Austin Frischmann, Bridget Schwake, Queen Mari Aranda, King Michael Moses, Mason VanderMeer (Freshmen Reps), Haley Shea and Neil Stilin (Senior Reps), Jamie Sitter Kevin Vasquez and Elizabeth Atkinson. and Ray Hobson (Junior Reps), Valery Pham and Jake Olson (Sophomore Reps).


DIANE HILGENDORF of Lake Geneva carefully looks over FIRST EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH PASTOR Peter SETH THIRION, Fontana, shows his father where to put the raffle items on display at First Evangelical Lutheran School’s Metzger leads the line at the church’s spagetti dinner and their raffle tickets for First Evangelical Lutheran School’s “Little Italy” Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Saturday, April silent auction April 26. The event helped raise funds for spaghetti dinner and silent auction April 26. The night’s 26. The event raised funds to offset student tuition and help buy student tuition and school laptops. theme was “Little Italy.” laptops for upper level students. SUBMITTED



WALWORTH’S 175TH ANNIVERSARY commemorative book is available for purchase. The publication is an 80-page SUBMITTED booklet depicting the development and transformation of Walworth over 175 years. Also featured is the Cemetery Walk THE LITERATURE LADY, Chris Brookes, made a special held during the anniversary celebration, a walking tour around the square and current and past pictures. Books are available appearance as Mrs. James (Katie) Simmons of 1889, at the First for $10 at Sentry, McCullough’s, the Rauland Agency and at the Walworth-Big Foot Prairie Historical Society office at Congregational United Church of Christ’s 175th anniversary W6741 Brick Church Road (in the Walworth Township building) on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Anniversary committee members are (from left) Richard Rasmussen, Joyce Pagel, Nancy Lehman, Nancy Beci and Madeline Zindrick. celebration dinner on April 26.

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Submitted BADGER HIGH SCHOOL’S Earl. P. Jack/Carolyn Warfield Music Scholarship was awarded this year to senior Alyssa Montes de Oca (center right), pictured with Director of Bands Gregory Bunge (far left), Loni Gornick (center left) and Matt Roemer (far right). Alyssa plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to pursue a career in music education. The family of Earl P. Jack offers the scholarship to a Badger senior who wishes to major or minor in music at a university of his or her choice. The Earl P. Jack/Carolyn Warfield scholarship is the longest running music scholarship at Badger. Music staff and musicians at Badger High School have expressed gratitude for the support of Carolyn Warfield and family.


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BIG FOOT HIGH SCHOOL ROCK VALLEY CONFERENCE TOP 10 academic award recipients for 2014 are (back row) Nathan Freytag, attending the University of Michigan, majoring in engineering; Claire Kenny, graduating at semester and currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin, majoring in environmental engineering; Adam Kolnik, attending Case Western Reserve University, majoring in engineering; (front row) Gretchen Paderta, attending the University of Wisconsin, majoring in biology; Hannah Ripkey, attending Southern Methodist University, majoring in business and finance; Tessa Ritchey, attending the University of Iowa, majoring in dance; Bailey Schuldt, attending the University of Wisconsin, majoring in statistics; Magdalena Vacula, attending UW-Whitewater or Oshkosh, major undeclared; Kaitland Woelky, attending thet University of Wisconsin, major undeclared; and Brian Wolski, attending the University of Wisconsin, majoring in engineering. The awards are given each year to the top 10 graduating seniors from each of the conference schools. Also pictured are Mike Hinske, principal (far left), Dorothy Kaufmann, district administrator (right) and Brian Lawton, vice principal (far right). SUBMITTED


THE BIG FOOT LIONS recently presented the Big Foot High School softball team with a donation at their May dinner meeting. Pictured are Lions President Ken Van Diggelen (far left), coach Rick Schoenbeck (far right) and team members Kristen Glade (near right) and Kayla Crump (near left).

THE BIG FOOT LIONS CLUB recently held its May dinner meeting. Sara Nichols (center), clinic manager of Open Arms Free Clinic in Elkhorn, spoke with members about the nonprofit clinic and was presented with a donation check from Lions president Ken VanDiggelen (left). Patrick Kenny, Big Foot Lions member and an Open Arms board member, is at right.


SIERRA GOTTSCHALL (left) a kindergartener at Lakeview Elementary School presents the SUBMITTED bowl she made in an art class taught by LINCS WORLD DRUMMING ENSEMBLE, made up of fifth grade Whitewater students, instructor Mareta Hale (right). Gottschall’s performed under the direction of their teacher, Christine Hayes, at Whitewater Arts bowl is a part of a K-12 art exhibit on display Alliance’s Cultural Center May 4. The performance was part of a K-12 art exhibit, which at the Whitewater Arts Alliance Cultural Center through May 25. will be on display at the center through Sunday, May 25.


TYLER ALTERMATT, a kindergarten student at LINCS Inquiry Charter School, stands below his project, “Tiger Face.” Altermatt’s painted tiger is a part of a K-12 art exhibit on display at the Whitewater Arts Alliance Cultural Center through May 25.

The Lake Geneva Regional News welcomes its readers to submit photos of charitable events, personal milestones and school activities for publication. We also accept unique photos of wildlife and nature. Photos must have a minimum of 200 ppi resolution. The photos must be in focus and have a natural color distribution. The Regional News may alter the color on photos and crop them. We use editorial discretion when reviewing pictures. All people in the pictures must be identified. Submitted pictures may also appear online at Regional News.


OLIVE COBURN, (right) presents her chalk pastel drawing. CAITLYN ZIMDARS, (left) an eighth grade student at Whitewater With her are Kim Carter and Kim’s son Kincaid Carter (left). Middle School, stands with her art teacher, Stacy Johnson, Olive created the drawing for the Whitewater Arts Alliance (right) next to the self portrait she created for the Whitewater Cultural Center K-12 art exhibit on May 4. She is a fourthgrade student at Washington Elementary School. Arts Alliance Cultural Center K-12 art exhibit on May 4. SUBMITTED

Please email photos to managing editor Robert Ireland at Readers can also bring pictures to the Regional News Office, 315 Broad St. Lake Geneva, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.



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Man gets three years for violent attack ELKHORN — A 33-year-old man who sliced someone’s stomach during a violent home invasion was sentenced to three years in prison on May 2 by Judge David Reddy. Steven C. Spencer of Delavan was also sentenced to three years of extended supervision after he pleaded guilty to felony charges of strangulation and false imprisonment. On Dec. 10, 2012, Spencer and three others broke into a man’s apartment and beat him. The man escaped through a window in his home. Three other people involved in the attack have been convicted and sentenced. Daylan M. Love, 26, was sentenced to two years in prison and three years of extended supervision on Feb. 27 by Reddy. Love pleaded guilty to the same charges as Spencer. Miranda K. Decker, 26, of Delavan, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of false imprisonment and was sentenced to nine

then told his girlfriend to dial 911. months in jail with work-release The woman went downprivileges and three years of prostairs to use the phone but was bation. restrained by Vierck and Decker. Stephanie N. Vierck, 26, of Decker said the victim was getting Delavan, also pleaded guilty to a what he deserved. felony charge of false imprisonThe woman said she saw Love ment. She was sentenced to three and Spencer kicking and punching years of probation and six months the victim, who was on the floor. in jail with work-release privileges. The victim and the woman However, the jail term was Spencer escaped through a window and stayed and can be used at her proran from the residence. bation agent’s discretion. Three days after the attack, police interAll four defendants were ordered to viewed the victim. jointly pay $29,310.48 in restitution. The victim said Love punched and According to the criminal complaint: On Dec. 10, 2012, the city of Dela- kneed him, and Spencer choked him until van Police Department went to a home on he thought he would lose consciousness or Fourth Street for a battery complaint. die. The victim told police he had been The victim said he felt Spencer reach stabbed and beaten by Love and Spencer. toward his abdomen and felt a scratching The victim’s girlfriend said she, the followed by a heat sensation. victim and her two children were asleep The victim’s girlfriend said she saw when they heard someone breaking into either Love or Spencer handling a knife. the home. The victim went downstairs and The surgeon at Mercy-Janesville who

Woman guilty of driving drunk in wrong lane on Interstate 43 ELKHORN — A 27-year-old Milwaukee woman pleaded guilty to a felony charge of second-degree recklessly endangering safety after she drove her car drunk on the wrong side of Interstate 43. Amy M. Surges also pleaded guilty to second offense drunken driving. Surges was sentenced to three years of probation, which includes nine months in the county jail with workrelease privileges. She also must attend a victim impact panel, pay a $450 fine and her driver’s license will be revoked for the next 16 months. An ignition interlock will also be installed in her vehicle at that time. Surges According to the criminal complaint: On Oct. 2, at 12:58 a.m., a village of East Troy police officer saw a white van traveling the wrong way on I-43. A town of East Troy officer began traveling south on I-43 in an effort to locate the van, and the officer saw the van driving north in the southbound lane. The officer activated his emergency lights and siren and shined a spotlight on the driver. However, the van didn’t slow down and continued traveling north in the southbound lane at about 65 mph. The officer followed the van for about one-fifth of a mile. As the officer followed the van, he noticed it weave in its lane and cross the fog line. When the van stopped, the officer noticed there were no license plates on the vehicle. Surges was identified as the driver of the van, and she told the officer she had two beers at a Waukesha bar. She told the officer she thought she was on Interstate 94, near Waukesha. She said she wasn’t aware that she was driving in the wrong lane. When exiting the vehicle, Surges was unable to find the car door handle. The officer opened the door from outside of the vehicle, and Surges nearly fell to the ground while exiting her van. The officer reports he had to walk next to Surges to prevent her from falling into traffic. The officer reports that field sobriety tests showed “impairment in addition to the above-stated observations.” A preliminary Breathalyzer test indicated that Surges blood alcohol level was 0.17, which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08. Surges has a prior drunken driving conviction from 2007.

treated the victim said he had a 5-centimeter-deep wound in his abdomen area and the victim’s stomach was penetrated. When the victim could no longer fight back, Love sat on his back while Spencer used tape to bind his wrists. Decker and Vierck kicked and spat at him as he laid on the floor. Police spoke with Vierck, Decker and Love. Decker said the four of them went to the man’s residence to “scare” him. Love admitted to attacking the victim with Spencer. Love told police that he was sorry for the attack and agreed that things got out of hand. Initially, Vierck told police she had not seen Love on the day of the attack. She also told police that Spencer was at her home with her children during the attack. However, she later admitted she was with Love, Decker and Spencer at the victim’s home the night of the attack.

Breathalyzer shows man went to court with 0.292 ELKHORN — A 40-year-old man is accused of attending an April 25 court hearing with a blood alcohol level of 0.292. Christopher L. Mangold of Lake Geneva faces a felony charge of bail jumping and a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court. If convicted of both counts, Mangold faces up to seven years imprisonment. Mangold was arrested on March 30 after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase on Highway 50. In that case, he has been charged with felony fleeing and misdemeanor resisting an officer. That felony charge carries a maximum penalty of six years imprisonment. In that case, Mangold was also charged with misdemeanor damage to property. In two separate misdemeanor cases, Mangold faces charges of resisting an officer and criminal damage to property According to the criminal complaint on the bail jumping charge:

A Walworth County Sheriff’s sergeant could smell alcohol on Mangold’s breath during the court hearing. A preliminary breath test indicated that ManMangold gold’s blood alcohol level was a 0.292. The legal limit to drive a vehicle is 0.08. After the test, the sergeant placed Mangold in a squad vehicle to transport him to Aurora Lakeland Medical Center for a blood draw. Mangold said he was surprised by the high results on the Breathalyzer, “I only had two drinks last night, I can’t believe this.” At the jail, a Breathalyzer test showed a blood alcohol level of 0.260. At the time of his arrest, Mangold was under court order not to consume alcohol.

According to the criminal complaint on the fleeing charge: On March 30, at 3:52 p.m., police attempted to stop Mangold’s vehicle. However, Mangold sped away on Highway 50 and police chased Mangold for about 8.6 miles. Police deployed to stop sticks to stop Mangold’s vehicle, which damaged his tires. However, Mangold continued to flee. Police eventually stopped Mangold’s vehicle by using the PIT maneuver. During the PIT maneuver, or precision immobilization technique, the front of a squad car gently strikes the rear-end of a fleeing vehicle, and the fleeing vehicle spins to its side. After the vehicle stopped, police report that Mangold resisted arrest. To arrest Mangold, a police officer deployed his TASER. On the floorboard of Mangold’s vehicle, police located a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka. As a result of the chase, the squad suffered damage and a guardrail was also damaged.

Geneva man gets prison for burglarizing taverns A 26-year-old town of Geneva man was sentenced May 9 to four years in prison after he burglarized several taverns, including the Mars Resort in the town of Linn. Kirk P. Myerson pleaded guilty Feb. 19 to two felony burglary charges. He also was sentenced to three years of extended supervision. In one of the burglary cases, Myerson was ordered to pay $1,509.30 in restitution. In the other case, restitution has been held open. According to the criminal complaint on the Mars Resort case: On Aug. 17, 2013, police responded to the Mars Resort for a burglary. A window to the restaurant was broken, and it appeared that someone pried open a locked drawer. A witness told police that he heard someone jump from the air-conditioning unit of his building. The man then saw someone jump into the water from a pier. The witness

was able to point the man out to police. Police chased the swimming suspect with a police boat and found him about 200 to 250 feet from the shore. The man was naked. Myerson Police were able to locate black shoes, black gloves and a jacket floating in the lake near the location the witness said the man jumped into the water. Myerson’s vehicle was also located near the resort backed into a stall, doors unlocked and the keys in the ignition. According to the criminal complaint on the Cruise Inn Bar & Grill case: On Aug. 11,2013, at 5:17 a.m., police responded to a silent alarm at the tavern. Police found the glass in

a back door shattered and signs that someone had tampered with a cash register. Police saw a suspect wearing a black leather coat and a bandana over his face on the bar’s video surveillance. When Myerson was arrested in Geneva Township, he was in possession of a black jacket that matched the one in the video surveillance. The sole marks left on the floor of the bar also matched the shoes that Myerson had at the Mars Resort. Repeater charge On both counts, Myerson was convicted as a repeater because of a 2010 conviction in Walworth County for burglary. He also was convicted in 2007 of robbery, use of force. According to the state Department of Correction’s website Myerson’s probation has been revoked. He is on probation until January of 2021.

COURT REPORTS Crash leads to felonies A 73-year-old rural Elkhorn man faces two felony charges after he crashed his vehicle while allegedly driving 67 mph in a 25 mph zone. William F. Volkmar has been charged with two felony counts of reckless driving causing great bodily harm. He also faces two misdemeanor charges of reckless driving causing injury and a misdemeanor charge operating a motor vehicle while revoked. If convicted of all the charges, Volkmar faces 9 1/2 years imprisonment. According to the criminal complaint: On Aug. 24, at 11 a.m., police responded to an accident and saw a vehicle on Sugar Creek Road that had extensive damage. A male subject in that vehicle was holding his hand over his face and blood covered his face.

Another vehicle was located further north on the road. Volkmar was the driver in that vehicle and his face was also covered in blood. A witness told police that Volkmar’s vehicle was driving way too fast and entered the wrong lane of traffic when it struck the other vehicle head on. The witness told police it appeared as if Volkmar was trying to beat a red light. Another witness, who was pumping gas at a nearby Citgo, said he believed Volkmar’s vehicle was traveling at between 60 and 65 mph. A woman in the vehicle that was hit by Volkmar’s car reported to police that she exited the car after the crash, and she realized her legs hurt so badly that she fell to the ground. After the crash, she began to feel nauseated and couldn’t walk without excruciating pain. Medical records indicate that the woman suffered an intracra-

nial injury, a loss of consciousness for about an hour, a sprained neck, contusions and abrasions. Another man in the vehicle reported that after the crash he was diagnosed with a concussion and a head laceration. For several days after the crash he experienced vomiting and dizziness. Medical records indicate it took 11 sutures to close his laceration. A 9-year-old girl in the vehicle suffered lower abdominal pain and an abrasion to the lower abdominal area because of the crash. A Walworth County Sheriff’s deputy created an accident reconstruction analysis based on the information downloaded on the crash data retrieval (CDR) in Volkmar’s vehicle. The CDR indicates that Volkmar was driving at 65 mph and his speed increased to 67 mph just prior to impact. This occurred in 25 mph zone. Based on an investigation at the crash scene, deputies don’t

believe that Volkmar attempted to break before the crash. At the time of the crash, Volkmar’s driver’s license was suspended for an alcohol-related offense.

be underage people engaged in sex acts or posing in the nude. Peterson told the detective that he looked up the images out of curiosity.

Elkhorn man accused of possessing child porn

Man faces drug charges

A 23-year-old rural Elkhorn man faces a felony charge of possession of child pornography. If convicted, Zack Jordan Peterson faces up to 25 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines. He also faces a minimum sentence of 3 1/2 years imprisonment. According to the criminal complaint: On June 30, a Peterson gave his phone to a detective and the detective searched the phone. On the phone found pornographic images, which showed underage girls and boys engaging in sex acts or poses. He also found images that were bookmarked, which appeared to

A 24-year-old Paddock Lake man faces a felony charge of possession of narcotic drugs. If convicted, Ryan C. Williams faces up to 3 1/2 years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On April 25, police stopped a vehicle on Highway 50 in Lyons Township. During the traffic stop, Williams opened his glove box to get his insurance information, and the officer saw marijuana in the glove box. After searching the vehicle, police found a substance that was identified as MDMA, which is a controlled substance.

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Supporters of Strauss bash Regional News coverage Magazine notable thankful for Strauss’ help He knows the beauty Dear Editor: of words, fairness My name is Neal Boulton. I work out of New York in the magazine publishing industry. You can read about my work at I’ve been the editor in chief of four national magazines and redesigned a total of 34 titles, including the Los Angeles Times, Life, Outside, Food & Wine and many others. I’m writing to you after recently reading several articles and an Op/ Ed you ran in your publication about James Strauss. Your attack on James Strauss seems more than unwarranted. Enough already! I note there is nothing favorable whatever about this man in your articles or Op/Ed, except the strange fact that you used to like this man but changed your mind upon coming to know what and who he is. That you would attack the head of a competing publication in this poorly written personal manner seems quite extraordinary and ‘small town,’ if I

may use that phrase. Does it matter how small or large his publication is? How young it is? He regularly makes fun of his own newspaper and takes pride in announcing when facts were reported incorrectly. He and his publication have a

“That you would attack the head of a competing publication in this poorly written personal manner seems quite extraordinary and ‘small town’“ sense of humor — and an enviably large readership online. You obviously know little about James since there is no balance in your work about him, whatsoever. The truth is, I would not be on this planet without him. Years ago, the same James Strauss you crucify found me balanced on the edge of oblivion when I was struggling with a secret heroin addiction.

I have no shame about it; you can read about it on my help site www. Through my help site I have helped over 100 mostly young folks get into rehab for their problem. Yep, and it was James Strauss who helped me make the site happen. As a professional, I cannot help but also comment about his writing. I have edited thousands of articles over my 25 years in publishing–many big names, and many small ones. I have also taught at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. It is from this experience that I feel Strauss is a tremendous talent. But I understand, I know — how opposing periodicals can dismiss everything that isn’t their own. But James Strauss is a man that no matter how you size him up, his talent is worth respect. I believe you did this man an injustice. I also believe you did your community an injustice by vilifying him in your publication.

To the Editor: James Strauss knows the power and beauty of words and uses them for the betterment of those living around this unique and awesome Geneva Lake. You will find words in the Geneva Shore Report that encourage attractive new businesses and highlight their employees. This free paper, published by James Strauss at his own expense, reports on city government and other issues with on-the-spot, fair investigations. He often twists words in a lighthearted way. His words are a joy to read — “Spring peaks out from under that ice and smiles at us.” These words were encouraging as this winter ended. Those of you who have read his thoughtful editorials and his book, “The Bering Sea,” published in its entirety in the GSR, have an appreciation for his excellence in writing. Thank you, James Strauss, for sharing your words and making a difference in our community. Carol Frandolig Lake Geneva Editor’s note: The letters on this page are in response to stories and a column that have run the last two weeks in the Regional News. They can be found at We stand by those stories.




KATHY HARTLAUB was named the Mother of the Year in the annual contest sponsored by the Regional News. Micah, 12, wrote the winning entry. His brother, Joseph, is at left. More on the winning entry and the businesses which sponsored the contest is on 5B.

Desperately seeking cars for those in need being so unreliable. I work hard to care for my children. I have never asked for help before but now I must ask for help with this in order to maintain my job. Just last week it broke down again on my way to work and I had to walk the remaining two miles in the pouring, cold rain. I was a mess and late when I arrived. Please, The Time Is Now to Help is my last hope.

Dear W.C., My wife and I are senior citizens. We are in desperate need of a car. Our old car broke down and we now have no transportation for doctor’s appointments and grocery shopping. My wife has several medical conditions that require frequent trips to her doctors and the hospital for chemotherapy. We live in a mobile home that is not walking distance to any shopping. I have been riding my bicycle to the store but it is not very pleasant as I have arthritis, I have to drive on a busy street and the weather does not always cooperate. There is no way we will ever be able to save enough money for a car since we live on social security. I humbly ask for your help with finding suitable transportation.

Dear W.C., I am a single mother with two children. My ex-husband took our only good car and left me with one that barely runs. Now I am so worried I will lose my job due to my car

Dear W.C., I am a handicapped man in need of repairs for my handicap-equipped van. It has been serviceable for many years but it recently broke down. I cannot afford the repairs that need to be done so at this time I am living without any transportation. I am a paraplegic and have hand controls in my van. I feel trapped in my wheelchair and worry I will lose my part-time job. My job makes me feel needed and helps me to live independently. Please, I do not want to lose my job. I live on a very tight budget so saving money for the repairs would be impossible. My elderly neighbor told me about The

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needs. We feel this is an important area of assistance as we are directly having an impact on people maintaining their much needed employment. We also are helping cancer patients with desperately needed transportation to get to medical appointments and treatments. We are helping our fellow senior citizen neighbors not go hungry by giving them the ability to shop for their food and medications. We are improving the lives of our fellow Americans right here in our communities when we provide transportation assistance to maintain their employment. I would love to say we can offer this assistance to everyone in desperate need, but transportation assistance is also one of the hardest for us to provide. We have our last two donated vehicles being given to their most grateful recipients this week. After this we have no cars available for our fellow creations on our waiting list, so desperately in need. We were able to repair the senior citizens’ car to good, safe working order. They are overjoyed to have reliable transportation again. The handicap accessible van was also repaired and the single mother will be receiving our last donated vehicle this week. PLEASE SEE TIME IS NOW PAGE 4D

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Lake Geneva Regional News


May 22, 2014


Time to walk in different shoes To the Editor: Paul Ryan has toured the country examining poverty and he has declared that “the best way to turn from a vicious cycle of despair and learned hopelessness to a virtuous cycle of hope and flourishing is by embracing the attributes of friendship, love and accountability.” The use of accountability leads one to suspect that Ryan believes that most in poverty are there because of a choice to be coddled by government. There are roughly 46 million Americans below the poverty line but nearly half are working full time. The recession caused many to lose their jobs or to be reduced in hours or wages. In Ryan’s hometown 52 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced lunches. These parents are not dependent upon government nor are they unwilling to take personal responsibility for their lives; they simply can’t earn enough money to escape need. Of the people receiving food stamps, half work full time at jobs that don’t pay enough to rise out of poverty. Military personnel make up 900,000 and 60 percent are children, seniors or the disabled, hardly a group that should be denied nutritional assistance. It is honorable that Ryan declares that friendship and love should be directed towards the poor but if accountability is equally important then the same demand must be placed upon Wall Street, the guys who made millions cheating American families. The big banks that looted our economy and the corporations who used huge tax breaks to reward their executives with unconscionable salaries and bonuses while Americans lost their jobs must also be accountable. If Congressman Ryan will walk in the shoes of those in his own district he will find poverty results from a lack of a job or a living wage, not a lack of incentive to work. Jerry Hanson Elkhorn



Boulton/Strauss a writer worth emulating Given the nature of the media today and the permanence of information appearing on the Internet (without respect to much in the way of proof or truth) you most probably cannot fi x what you’ve done, in concert with a man named Lee Goldberg in Hollywood. Cyber bullying is a term that comes to mind when I consider your recent writing about Mr. Strauss – here in New York media, it’s rampant, but not any less destructive. I don’t expect you to feel shame. I do expect you to reflect on going to work on your professionalism and getting better as a journalist “I don’t expect you to and editor. feel shame. Need I name the journalist or editors or I do expect you to authors who have public reflect on going to work embarrassment from past doings? Martha Stewart on your professionalism and insider trading and and getting better as a prison; Larry King and journalist and editor.” grand larceny; Oprah and crack cocaine; Ted Turner and debilitating mental illness; CNN’s top economics reporter Richard Quest found in Central Park naked, high on meth and running shrieking with a bondage and domination choker around his neck. What do these media friends of mine have in common? They never lost their jobs, barely missed a beat and, except for death, have or continue to heavily influence American media to this day. Read what Mr. Strauss has written and begin to learn instead of involving yourself in his personal life to such a damaged extent. Most sincerely, Neal Boulton New York

Time flies set new boys track team records at the Borg InvitaLake Geneva Area tional in Delavan. Elementary Joint 1 School District and Badger High May 20, 2004 School Food Service Director Fay Folman is retiring A groundbreaking was after 21 years. held April 27 in front of the Badger High School Riviera ballroom for a new Music Department held decorative fountain donated its annual awards banquet to the city by Linn Township Monday. Senior students resident Richard Driehaus. earning special awards were In March, Badger High Ben Bauerbock, Jessica Ball, School recognized 321 stuJessica Delzer and Mark dents for perfect attendance. Ruenz. Eastview Elementary The Wisconsin Power School student Shawn Lasand Light company earned kowski invited his dad, the Lake Geneva Womens John, to a recent parent Club “onion of the month” appreciation luncheon. for destroying over three Officers of the Lake years of hard work at the Geneva Police and Fire Four Seasons Nature Pre- Commission were reelected serve, Highway H South. for one year when the Police Director of the Lake and Fire Commission met Geneva Public Library pre- May 6 at City Hall. They sented Volunteer Coordi- were President Cathy Ahlnator Rena Foltz and Sally gren, Vice President Frank Harper special certificates Marsala and Secretary honoring them for their Doug Elliott. service. Foltz and Harper First Banking Center, worked with Alloa Parsons Lake Geneva, Customer and Jackie Pini to establish Service Representative the first volunteer commit- Aimee Leonard received the tee at the library. bank’s “Catch a Star” award Badger seniors Neil for going above and beyond Cutler and Josh Spiegelhoff day-to-day work duties.

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How the White Stockings grew up to be the Cubs

The first major league team to call Chicago home was the White Stockings, who began their history in the city in 1871. They were ‘southsiders.’ As any Chicago baseball fan knows, there has been a long and goodnatured rivalry between the fans from the near north side and those inhabiting the southern environs of that fair city. But a closer inspection of the White Stockings reveals some very interesting and largely forgotten lore about baseball in the city of windy fame. The great Chicago Fire of 1871 ‘shut out’ professional baseball until its reemergence in 1873. That’s when the White Stockings, a National League franchise, moved into their new ball yard at Lake Front Park. It would be their home for the next 20 years. Lake Front became legendary for having the shortest outfield fences in the history of the game: 180 ft. to left, 190 ft. to right and 300 ft. to dead center. In 1884 Ned Williamson hit 27 homers, a record that would stand for 25 years until Babe Ruth broke it in 1919. In 1893 the White Stockings moved their address to a playing field known as West Side Grounds. And here they would remain until 1916. Just as a footnote, in the mid-tolate 1800’s, the pitcher’s mound was measured off at 50 ft. from home plate and the designated hurler was allowed to give up as many as seven balls before the batter was awarded a pass to first base. West Side Grounds counted among its most memorable moments a fire that broke out on August 5th, 1894. Chicago players Jimmy Ryan and Walt Wilmot were credited with saving more than 1,600 lives when they rushed to a wire fence separating fans from the playing field and hacked openings in it with their bats, which allowed the trapped onlookers to escape the blaze by running onto the outfield grass. By this time, the so-called White Stockings were renamed the Chicago Cubs. That’s right, the Chicago Cubs. From the southside! In 1914 a new professional base-


1888 Chicago White Stockings team photo. ball team made its presence known on the near northside. A team called the Whales, from the upstart Federal League. The Whales had two main calling cards. First, they were nowhere near the stockyards, which freed both them and their fans from the stench that so often overwhelmed those attending games on the southside. And second, they were playing in a brand new 14,000 seat stadium built by their owner, Mr. Weeghman, and appropriately enough, called Weeghman Park. The Whales involvement with professional baseball was short-lived, being disbanded when the Federal League collapsed in 1916. Mr. Weeghman began shopping around straight away for a new team to replace the now defunct Whales. The ball club he bought was the old Chicago White Stockings, cum Cubs, which he promptly moved into their new home at the corner of Clark and Addison, where they have resided ever since. The old White Stockings moniker would be resurrected and revised as the White Sox under the aegis of Charles Comiskey, as an American League franchise. Mr. Comiskey was fated to forever be associated with the scandal known to all as the “Black Sox”, from the fix put in by gamblers on the 1919 World Series; which destroyed the careers of some of the game’s greatest players, includ-

ing Eddie Cicotte and “Shoeless” Joe Jackson. “Say it ain’t so, Joe!” still echoes down the shadowy corridors of one of baseball’s darkest moments. The Cubs, while still the White Stockings, brought with them to the north side a sterling history. The franchise had won four pennants between 1901 and 1906, led by pitcher Mordecai Brown and manager Frank Chance. The record they set in 1906 of 116 wins remained unmatched for ninety-five years, until the Seattle Mariners tied it in 2001. The team was eventually purchased by chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley Jr., in 1918. The ball park his team now played in had been renamed Cub’s Park in 1916, and would retain that designation until 1926. The first Wrigley Field was not in Chicago, but located on the West Coast. It was home to Mr. Wrigley’s minor league franchise, the Los Angeles Angels, of the Pacific Coast League. It was so named in 1925. Cub’s Park would have to wait a year longer, until 1926, before being given over to the name of its newest owner. Under William Wrigley’s direction, the ball field in Chicago underwent several renovations. The stadium was double-decked in the 1920’s and the ivy and signature scoreboard appeared by 1937. Wrigley Field witnessed one of its most historic moments in the 1932 World Series, during Game 3. The Cubs were playing the Yankees. Babe

Ruth, who had been shamelessly and ceaselessly heckled throughout the series, came to the plate, looked towards right-center and made a motion with his right arm. He then proceeded to create one of baseball’s most enduring legends. The stuff of which the Great Game is made. On the very next pitch the Babe slammed a soaring homer over the right field fence. To this day, the debate rages on as to whether Ruth actually “called his shot” or simply made a random gesture that was later given an embellished meaning. The Cubs can also lay claim to another storied page in their history. In 1911 they acquired a centerfielder by the name of Clarence Howeth Beaumont, nicknamed “Ginger” for his almost orange shock of red hair. He was blessed with blazing speed and a cannon for an arm. “Ginger” played his final season in the majors with the Cubs. In the course of his career he compiled a .311 lifetime batting average, led the majors four times in hits and is listed 39th out of the all-time 100 centerfielders to ever play the game. And there were some pretty good ones, including Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle, to name only a few. And “Ginger” was a hometown boy, born and raised in Rochester. The red-haired Chicagoan would be forever remembered as the first-ever hitter, in the first-ever World Series, played between the

Pittsburgh Pirates and the Boston Red Stockings in 1903. Boston won the championship, in eight games. Despite popular lore to the contrary, Wrigley Field was the first ballpark in the majors to have lights, when the field was still called Weeghman Park. The lights, however, were for “entertainment” purposes only, used to permit evening performances of various vaudeville acts when the ball club was out of town. Mr. Wrigley was a staunch supporter of night baseball, even though many have been taught to believe otherwise. In fact, he had gone so far as to purchase a complete lighting system, scheduled to be installed in time for the 1942 season. Fate intervened, however, when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, precipitating WWII. In an act of unselfish patriotism, Mr. Wrigley ordered all the steel and other material from the lighting equipment be shipped to the War Department, for use in the war effort. Wrigley Field would have to wait another four decades, until August 9, 1988 for its first major league night game. As a final note, it was Jack Brickhouse, not Harry Carey who exemplified sports in the Chicagoland area. This included announcing all the Cubs and White Sox games, all the Blackhawk games and all the Bears football games, when they were still played at Wrigley Field. This was in the era when WGN held exclusive broadcast rights to these teams and Jack Brickhouse was the sole anchor for each of their seasons. And if that were not enough, Jack Brickhouse found time to go over to the now defunct Thillens Field in the evenings and televise the newly created phenomena of Little League baseball. The guy with the funny glasses and middling version of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” was ‘OK’, but he was definitely no Jack Brickhouse. Harry was just a “personality.” Jack was Chicago sports, all of it. Every season, year in, year out, for over two decades. They had a statue made for Harry Carey. There should be a shrine for Jack Brickhouse, where sports fans might go to remind themselves who it was that never faltered in promoting the Cubs, Sox, Bears, Blackhawks and youth baseball in Chicago. Jack Brickhouse may not have made them all what they were, but most of what they have become belongs to his legacy.

May 22, 2014


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DEATH NOTICES Edward G. “Ed” Aspinall,

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88, of Casa Grande, Ariz., formerly of Elkhorn, died peacefully April 29, at Family Tys Assisted Living Home. A memorial fund has been set up at the First Presbyterian Church of Casa Grande, Ariz. A graveside service will be held Oct. 15 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Geneva.

Margaret E. Heft, 90, of Elkhorn, died Friday, May 16, at her residence. No services are scheduled at this time. Steinke Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Lake Geneva is assisting the family. consin, passed away Monday, May 12, at Owensboro Health Center. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City, Ind., with Rev. Christena Poehlein officiating. Visitation was from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Friday. Messages of condolence may be sent to the family online at

Barbara A. Nienhaus, 78, of Burlington (Lily Lake), died Friday, May 16, at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee. Private graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 21, at St. John’s Cemetery in Twin Lakes. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Haase-Lockwood & Assoc. Funeral Home in Twin Lakes. For an online guestbook, visit OBITUARIES

Edward G. ‘Ed’ Aspinall June 13, 1925 – April 29, 2014 Edward George “Ed” Aspinall, 88, of Casa Grande, Ariz., formerly of Elkhorn, died peacefully April 29, at Family Tys Assisted Living Home. Ed was born June 13, 1925, in Elkhorn. He was the son of George and Annie May Aspinall of Lake Geneva. He was preceded in death by his parents and wives Phyllis and Lucile. Survivors include his daughters, Cynthia S. Aspinall of Casa Grande and Sally A. Trejo of Gilbert, Ariz.; his brother, William F. Aspinall of Lake Geneva; three stepdaughters; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and 18 greatgrandchildren, with twins on the way. Ed was a trained fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He earned his wings in 1944. He moved to Arizona with his family in 1961 due to the health of his wife, Lucile. They settled in Casa Grande in 1964. After his wife’s death he married her good friend Phyllis Swain of Illinois. After retiring from Mountain Bell in 1981, he kept busy remodeling their many homes, gardening and hiking. He was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he was an elder. He and Phyllis spent many summers at the Grand Canyon and in the Flagstaff, Ariz. area, taking summer employment at the canyon and with the U.S. Forest Service. He worked on the blazing of the Arizona Trail, which extends from Utah to Mexico. In 1984 he rode his bicycle from Flagstaff to Lake Geneva, a 1,800-mile trek taking 21 days. He was an avid hiker in Arizona and Lake Geneva. A memorial fund has been set up at the First Presbyterian Church of Casa Grande, Ariz. A graveside service will be held Oct. 15 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lake Geneva.

SCHOOL NOTES Badger FFA team wins state competition

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The Badger FFA floriculture team won the State FFA Career Development Events on Friday, April 25, out-competing the top 10 teams from across the state. The team qualified for the state competition by placing first at both the Janesville and Platteville local level contests. The state contest included a written exam about the floriculture and plant industry; identification of 124 plant species; and designing and creating a boutonniere, corsage and head table arrangement. Team members also competed individually. Haylee Lininger placed first; Jennifer Herman, second; Britanni Ottow, third; and Amanda Herman, fourth.

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Badger student council president recognized Badger High School student council president Tyler Sheeks was recognized at the school’s May board meeting for his participation each month providing detailed student council reports. Tyler was also named

Allyssa Daehn of Elkhorn and Taylor Kundert of Lake Geneva were recognized at Carthage College’s fourth annual Celebration of Scholars Friday, May 2. The event showcases the research, scholarly and creative achievements of students and faculty from all academic divisions at Carthage.

Another round of new salad recipes can be a great help when planning meals for the family or for a special event. These salads are portable and benefit from being made a day ahead of serving, allowing the flavors to blend very well. Sometimes vegetables that are shunned in other dishes are enjoyed when made into a salad. Cucumber Salad makes one think of summertime. Sugar, salt, vinegar and dill weed are boiled together with some water, then poured over sliced cucumbers and onions to marinate. They will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks. Lettuce, crisp bacon and onion combine with the main vegetable to become Cauliflower Salad, with the dressing of mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and sugar added but not stirred in until the next day. The crisp vegetables are the perfect foil for the bacon and the creamy dressing is very flavorful. Rotini Salad includes red and yellow bell pepper, red onion, snow peas and cashews with a dressing that includes lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic and ground ginger. It goes well with grilled or broiled meats. Cooked chicken, seasoned with poultry seasoning, sage and celery seed, is cut up and combined with celery, hard-cooked eggs, pickle relish and pecans to make a large bowl of Mom’s Chicken Salad, dressed with salad dressing or mayonnaise. Slices of egg garnish the dish, to be served as it is or on excellent whole-grain bread as sandwiches. MOM’S CHICKEN SALAD 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning 2 teaspoons dried sage 2 teaspoons celery seed Salt and pepper 4 stalks celery, diced 9 hard-cooked eggs, diced 1 10-ounce jar sweet pickle relish 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 1 tablespoon sugar 2 cups salad dressing 1 hard cooked egg, sliced

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SCHOOL NOTES UW-Eau Claire honors Krien Braden Krien of Lake Geneva was one of 137 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seniors selected to receive the Outstanding Senior Award and to appear in the 2014 edition of “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges.” Campus nominating committees and editors of the “Who’s Who” directory have included these students based on their academic achievement, service to community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success. Outstanding students have been honored in the directory since it was first published in 1934. Braden Krien will graduate with a degree in English. OPEN MEMORIAL DAY 7:30 AM to 6 PM

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Upper Iowa University Elkhorn and a 2008 graduate announces graduates of Burlington Catholic CenStephanie Collins of Lake Geneva graduated with a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Upper Iowa University’s Online Undergraduate Center. Melissa DeLong of Walworth graduated with a Bachelor of Science in human resources management from Upper Iowa University’s Elkhorn Center.

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Wieseman awarded Beloit College honors Laramie Wieseman of Lake Geneva received the Gertrude E. Sweet Award at Beloit College’s Honors Day on May 7. The Honors Day Convocation is an annual event held to honor outstanding Beloit College students and their accomplishments.

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May 22, 2014


Remembering our Civil War veterans Over the past three years, I have written columns for the Lake Geneva Regional News just before Memorial Day in tribute to Lake Geneva’s veterans of the Civil War. This column continues that tradition. In previous columns I have written about Civil War veterans buried in the Pioneer Cemetery, whose graves are decorated with American flags, courtesy of Frank Kresen Post No. 24 of the American Legion and Lake Geneva’s troops of Boy Scouts prior to Memorial Day, and I listed the names of these Civil War veterans. In this column I will list the names of Civil War veterans buried in the St. Francis de Sales Cemetery on Highway 50 east of Lake Geneva, in the Springfield Union Cemetery, and in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Peter Griffin, 45th Illinois Company F James Owens, 22nd Wisconsin Company C P. McGivern, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry Martin Cullen, 22nd Wisconsin Company B Martin Cass, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry Company G J. M. Power, 95th Illinois Company D Michael Maher, 28th Wisconsin Company I Charles Deignan, 13th Wisconsin Company I Terry Grimes, 20th Wisconsin Company D Michael Brennan, 20th Indiana Company F Frank Boller, 9th Wisconsin Company F Bernard McGuire, 148th Illinois Company C

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James P. Aiden, 22nd Wisconsin Charles M. Smith, 8th Wisconsin Company K Henry Olp, 8th Wisconsin Company K G.S. Holmes, 8th Wisconsin Company K John W. Hubbard, 8th Wisconsin Company K John Hicks, 49th Wisconsin Company K John H. Squires, 4th Wisconsin Company F James Lewis, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery J. W. Beeman, (unit unknown) C. G. Harms, 20th Wisconsin Company (first name unknown) Dutcher, U.S. Navy

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Since I wrote a previous column about Lake Geneva’s Civil War veterans, I have discovered that there are many more Civil War veterans buried in Oak Hill Cemetery than I had previously known. A partial list of Civil War veterans buried in Oak Hill Cemetery follows.

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Anthony Hammond, 22nd Wisconsin Harris Durkee, 9th Illinois Cavalry Charles A. Noyes, 8th Wisconsin S. P. Morgan, 49th Wisconsin Company K O.D. Snow, 5th Wisconsin Light Artillery George A. Catlin, 101st Pennsylvania Captain Thomas H. Price, 1st Nebraska Company H C.H. Burdick, 4th Wisconsin Calvary James Giberso, 19th New York Company H A.R. Burdick, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry George W. Newberry, 5th Wisconsin J. H. Gould, 6th Wisconsin Company H Major Shelton Sturges, 14th Ohio Charles Palmatier, 8th Wisconsin Company K Daniel Gross, 9th Illinois Cavalry Company C M.S. Gould, 21st Wisconsin Cavalry Company M Peleg Burdick, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry W. O. Logan, 126th Pennsylvania Company F John Fay, 22nd Wisconsin Frederick Eiffer, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry August Fabian, 14th Wisconsin Roswell Burt, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry Company F Addis Kaye, 40th Wisconsin Company F Dr. Clarkson Miller, Surgeon, 36th Wisconsin Dr. H.W. Boyce, Assistant Surgeon, 11th Wisconsin Frank M. Rockwell, 22nd Wisconsin Company C Captain E.L. Baker, 3rd Minnesota Company E William Schenck, 13th Wisconsin Company F David B. Johnson, 22nd Wisconsin Company C Albert Cudney, (unit unknown)

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Henry B. Doty1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery Company A Conrad Schleiger, 1st Wisconsin Company C. Henry Delap49th Wisconsin Company K William B. SturgesAdjutant, 5th Wisconsin Lieutenant John A. Smith, 49th Wisconsin Company K George Elmer, 4th New York Heavy Artillery Ezra P. Gifford, 153rd Illinois Lieutenant Henry Goodsell, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry Company G Lieutenant A. T. Seymour, 28th Wisconsin Company I William P. Nelson, 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery J. M. Wilson, 22nd Wisconsin Company C Charles Shock, 81st Ohio Company E John Cutteridge, 91st New York Company H D.S. Allen, 22nd Wisconsin Company C Harris R. Durkee, 16th New York Company H Captain G. P. Carman, 51st Pennsylvania Company K Merritt Huntress, 22nd Wisconsin Company C H.S. Richards, 92nd New York Company E Dr. B. O. Reynolds, Surgeon, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry Isaac E. Thomas, 8th Illinois Cavalry Company B Frank H. Herrick, 37th United States Infantry

One of the problems encountered in identifying the Civil War veterans buried in Lake Geneva’s Oak Hill cemetery is that many of the bronze G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) markers next to their graves have been stolen over the years. Such is also the case in the Pioneer Cemetery. The G.A.R. was the American Legion of its day. The James B. McPherson Post No. 27 of the Grand Army of the Republic was founded in Lake Geneva on April 18, 1882. It was named after James B. McPherson, the famed Union Army General killed in the Battle of Atlanta on July 22, 1864, almost 150 years ago. McPherson was only 35 years old when he was killed. As of Feb. 12, 1932, 67 years after the Civil War ended, there were only four Civil War veterans still alive in Lake Geneva: I.A. Ryan, Edwin Kayne, Daniel Boutelle, and Fred Foster. To rectify the lamentable loss of G.A.R. Civil War bronze grave markers in the Pioneer and Oak Hill cemeteries that have been stolen, the Lake Geneva Historic Preservation Commission is replacing them with new aluminum G.A.R. grave markers. On this coming Memorial Day it will be especially appropriate to remember the Lake Geneva soldiers who fought as members of the Union Army during the Civil War as all other veterans are remembered. Patrick Quinn is a Lake Geneva native who is University Archivist Emeritus at Northwestern University.


Time Is Now/Desperately seeking cars for those in need It was in need of a safety check and had to have a few repairs done in order to be sure she had a good running reliable car for work, to provide for her children. Please, please if you have a car you are considering donating to charity we would be so grateful for your donation.

Our many fellow creations are begging for our help. We are happy to announce the Spring Fox Charities $10,000 Matching Grant has been met. Thank you for your support in meeting this matching grant and for providing the donations needed to meet the many desperate requests for assistance.

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Fox Charities and all of you have been a great source of inspiration and instrumental in the fight against poverty in our communities. Next week we will share where every penny of this matching grant was spent to alleviate the pains and suffering of poverty. My dear friends, poverty is causing great pain among our fellow creations. Let us stand together and continue our good works of removing the pains of poverty. God bless all of you for helping.

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There are many coming to us in desperation. Our good fellow creations need our compassion. Together we make a big difference. Make checks payable to: The Time Is Now to Help P.O. Box 1 Lake Geneva, WI 53147 The Time Is Now to Help is a federally recognized 501(c)3 charitable organization licensed in the states of Wisconsin and Illinois. You will receive a tax deductible, itemized thank you receipt showing how your Health and happiness, donation provided assistance God bless everyone, for the poverty stricken. W.C./Sal

A very special thank you Fox Charities, Martin Group, John Stensland and Family, American Culinary Federation-Geneva Lake Chapter, Dick and Jean Honeyager, Paul Ziegler, Ziegler Charitable Foundation, Clarence W. and Marilyn G. Schawk Family Foundation, The Rhoades Foundation, Creek Road Community Church, Ladies of the Guild for Christian Service, Lake Geneva Middle School and 8th Grade Omega House, Daryl and Geri Braun, Alan Cornue, Abbott Laboratories Employee Giving, Amazon Smile Foundation, Community Reformed Church Guild for Christian Service, David Sterken, Wayne and Beverly Hilbelink, Arlene Torrenga, Donna and Donald Boltz, Marilyn Lile, Lowell and Beverly Voskuil, Louise Buchanan, William and Mary Gronke, John Race, Michael Glass, Frank and Ann Huml, Joan Murphy, Ernest and Dorothy Winters, Clara Berger, Robert Ribordy, Donald Lightfield, Louise and Clifford Morris, Daniel and Ellen Burnell, James and Marilynn Dyer, Marion and Roman Henningfield, Michael and Sally Anne Chier, Terry and Judith Jahnke, Ken-

neth and Joyce Pagel, Bill and Helen Johnson, W.C. Family Resource Center/ Food Pantry volunteers, and all the God-loving volunteers of all our caring pantries, all of you who support The Time Is Now to Help donation boxes and the businesses that allow our donation boxes. Anyone who would like a Time Is Now donation box in your business, please call (262) 249-7000.

Memorials Carla Matz in memory of Harry Bublitz. Thomas and Jeanne Krien in memory of Don Briere. The following donations were given in memory of Darlene Roen-Parks: Rice Lake Assembly of God, Ron and Amy Amann, Gary and Gisela Witt, Clifford and Marilyn Snudden, Marjorie Gross and Jackie Leedle.

Furniture donations Please contact Love, Inc. for all your furniture, clothing and household item donations. Call 262-763-2743 or 262-763-6226 to schedule pick-up.

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May 22, 2014


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Law helps in fight against human trafficking Human trafficking is a dangerous type of criminal activity that lurks in the shadows. Last summer, 10 children in Wisconsin were rescued from child trafficking as part of a nationwide FBI investigation. Wisconsin’s number of children rescued was the second highest state total in the nation. In addition, 100 suspects were arrested and 12 adult victims rescued. To better address this problem, Assembly Bill 620, authored by Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, was recently enacted into law. The new law makes human trafficking enforcement tools

more effective and protects the victims of human trafficking. First, the new law allows a victim of human trafficking to have a prostitution conviction vacated or expunged and limits the ability to prosecute minors engaged in prostitution. Victims forced to engage in such illegal acts may be told by traffickers that if they are caught, they will go to prison, rather than the trafficker. Second, the law provides victims greater rights to confidentiality. At times, victims who come into contact with law enforcement may be afraid to reveal the horrific conditions under which they survived, fearing traffickers

may retaliate against them or their families. Finally, the new law provides a unified process to incorporate the forfeiture of property into a human trafficking case, expands the definition of “commercial sex act,” eliminates nonconsent as part of the definition of “trafficking,” and allows evidence of any similar acts by the accused to be admitted in court for pending trafficking and child sex crimes. The DOJ provides assistance to victims of human trafficking through its Office of Crime Victim Services (OCVS). The OCVS offers resources for crime victims and their emotional and psychological challenges, compensates them for certain financial losses, and provides assistance in exercising victim rights in the criminal justice system. The OCVS Helpline is available for anyone

in need of services at (800)446-6564, or by visiting its Web site at http://www.doj.state. The DOJ urges residents to educate themselves about the signs of human trafficking, and to contact local law enforcement to report any suspicious activity. As a society, we must be vigilant against this type of criminal activity. The safety of our communities and children and the respect for all humans is worth taking a stand against this injustice. Senator Kedzie can be reached in Madison at P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 537077882 or by calling toll-free 1 (800) 578-1457. He may be reached in the district at (262) 742-2025 or online at www.senatorkedzie. com.


Yet another way to look at the U.S. Constitution To the Editor: Regarding Gordon Ammon’s column, “Rewriting history from the perspective of high school grads” in the March 13, 2014, edition: I don’t know if the title was written by Mr. Ammon or yourself, but I hope it was not lost on you both the sense of irony it conferred on Mr. Ammon’s essay. Mr. Ammon misquoted the United States Constitution. He writes that “… after all the powers of the legislative branch are set out in Article 1, they are followed by this statement: Congress shall have the power to make all laws necessary and proper to promote the general welfare.” What the Constitution actually says is, “The Congress shall have the Power — To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Office thereof.” Accordingly, the US Supreme Court has consistently held that the Necessary and Proper clause of Article 1 does allow for implied powers that serve or are related to the enumerated powers of the government. Mr. Ammon explained earlier that as a teacher he translated the Declaration of Independence into colloquial English to make it easier for his students to understand. I presume he meant to add he translated the Constitution for the same purpose as well. In any event, Mr. Ammon’s version not only makes it easier for thick students to understand, it subtly changes the clause to make it more amenable to an expansive role for government power. The Founding Fathers themselves vigorously debated whether enumerating government powers in the Constitution would restrain the Federal government too much or not enough. The elasticity of their document reflects their efforts to strike the proper balance. The 9th Amendment broadly prohibits denying or disparaging individual liberties not specifically enumerated in the Constitution, and the 10th Amendment explicitly states that the powers not delegated to the Federal government by the Constitution, nor prohibited to the states by it “are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Mr. Ammon’s version of Article 1 belies his own preference rather than reflecting the authors’ trepidation. I doubt they could countenance their handiwork spawning a Leviathan as massive as the modern United Sates Federal bureaucracy. There are more people employed by the Federal gov-

ernment today than there were Americans when the Constitution was ratified. (2.7 million civilian employees and another 1.4 million in the military; the first census reported there were just less than 4 million Americans in 1790). The clause in question in Article 1 of the Constitution was not known as the Necessary and Proper clause until the 20th century, when it was cited by the Supreme Court to uphold a law based on implied powers bestowed by the 18th Amendment. Mr. Ammon’s students may (or may not) recognize the Volstead Act by its more colloquial name, Prohibition. This particular exercise of Necessary and Proper governmental power ended 13 years later with the repeal of the 18th Amendment. The Constitution is one of the two founding documents of the United States. The Declaration of Independence dissolved the colonies’ political ties to England and articulated the belief of the Founders of this country that our rights do not come from government but are endowed to us by a higher moral authority. Having fought for — and won — their independence, the men who pledged their lives, fortunes and sacred honor to each other in that cause drafted the Constitution as the blueprint for a new government based on the principle that government exists to protect the unalienable rights of individuals. Our Constitution is unique because it created an elaborate system of checks and balances amongst three branches of government to prevent a concentration of power accruing to the Executive, and included a litany of proscriptions on government power. That the political system it defined has not only survived but thrived, stimulating and sustaining debate yet today, is a testament to the brilliance of the balance struck. Throughout the lengthy process of drafting and ratifying the Constitution the Founders debated the inclusion of multiple amendments to codify additional protec-

tions against government excesses. Ten of these amendments were ratified as the Bill of Rights shortly after the Constitution itself. Being our earliest politicians, there was politicking as Mr. Ammon notes. But in addition to affirming the “right” (quotes courtesy of Mr. Ammon) of citizens to keep and bear arms the Bill of Rights included the rights to worship, free speech, free press, peacefully assemble and a fair and speedy trial by jury; as well as protection against unreasonable search and seizure, double jeopardy, testifying against oneself and cruel and unusual punishment. Later Constitutional Amendments abolished slavery and prohibited denying voting rights based on race and gender — decades after ratification of the Constitution. These rights — including those established by the 2nd Amendment — are no less legitimate somehow because they were ratified after the Constitution. Patrick Henry told the Virginia Ratifying Convention: “Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who comes near that precious jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. When you give up that force, you are ruined.” One may denigrate proponents of the 2nd Amendment, but they do boast a proud heritage as a bulwark for individual liberties that traces back to the inception of our Republic. So Mr. Ammon cites a curious mix of events to validate his fear of 2nd Amendment extremists and faith in the Executive Branch, among them Aaron Burr’s imperial conspiracy, Shay’s Rebellion and the Civil War. 1. Aaron Burr served his fledgling republic admirably in the Revolutionary War. He was later tried for treason for the acts Mr. Ammon alludes to, but was in fact acquitted. 2. Writing about Shay’s Rebellion, Thomas Jefferson commented at the time: “God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patri-

ots and tyrants.” 3. And the “so-called Confederacy?” The Confederate States of America literally seceded politically from the United States and formed their own government. They fielded 140 generals who had graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, fought the Union fiercely for four years, suffering 300,000 casualties and inflicting more than 300,000 casualties on the Union. (That’s upwards of 600,000 “so-called casualties”.) It was not simply the most notable of several tests of government authority as Mr. Ammon puts it — it was the ultimate challenge to the Federal system on which our Republic was based. Mr. Ammon’s facile dismissal of the Civil War as the result of an insurrection undertaken by irate musketwielding extremists exercising their right to bear arms and misguided gunmen mischaracterizes the nature of the challenge it presented to the young United States. But while it would not be accurate to view the Civil War as the Union’s subjugation of Mr Ammon’s 2nd Amendment bogey-men, it did establish the supremacy of the Federal government. So it may be worth considering some of the “extremes” since then on the part of the Executive Branch, to whose forbearance Mr. Ammon would so fervently commend his liberty: Prosecution of Indian Wars culminating in the Massacre of the Lakota tribe at Wounded Knee in 1890; enforcement of the Espionage and Sedition Acts in 1918 which prohibited many forms of speech, including “any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of government of the United States...”; internment of 110,000 Japanese Ameri-

cans (most American citizens) by Executive Order in 1942; the Tuskegee Syphilis Study run by the US Public Health Service from 1932 to1972 when it was disclosed by a whistleblower; mischaracterization of events in the Gulf of Tonkin in 1964 to create a pretext for the escalation of US involvement in Viet Nam, inflated body counts throughout the Viet Nam War and the secret bombing of Cambodia in 1970 — Daniel Ellsberg was charged under the aforementioned Espionage Act for disclosing these activities; illegal covert actions by the CIA targeting foreign leaders and governments; Watergate break-in and cover-up in 1972; the Iran-Contra scandal in 1986; extra-judicial renditions under the Patriot Act of 2001; invasion of Iraq to eliminate Weapons of Mass Destruction in 2003; the NSA surveillance scandal — Edward Snowden was also charged under the Espionage Act after disclosing that the scope of the NSA’s surveillance programs included American citizens, which the Director of National Intelligence had recently testified to Congress was not happening. The federal wars on poverty, terror, and drugs have exploded the scope and cost of government for decades now. The nexus of the longrunning federal wars on terror and drugs in particular has led to a dramatic militarization of civilian police forces. The Economist recently reported that the number of raids by SWAT units (Special Weapons and Tactics) rose from 3,000 a year 30 years ago to 50,000 today — the majority of these are now for the purpose of serving warrants in drug-related cases and on other nonviolent offenders. Last but not least the Associated Press just

reported that after promising to be the most transparent administration in history the Obama Administration is censoring or denying access to government files under the Freedom of Information Act more than ever. Mr. Ammon may enjoy the luxury of being able to take his 2nd Amendment rights for granted, but fortunately he lacks the authority to relinquish those rights on behalf of others with whom he disagrees. Our rights have been affirmed throughout the history of the Republic primarily through the actions of those willing and able to challenge aggrandizement of the authority of the Federal government. Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.” The country may have been better served if Mr. Ammon had translated this for more citizens-in-the-making: “I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.” David Ripple Delavan Editor’s notes: The editor wrote the headline, not Mr. Ammon. To find Ammon’s original column, go to and put the word Rewriting in the search line.

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May 22, 2014

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Lake Geneva Regional News


May 22, 2014

THANK YOU The students, administration, faculty and staff at Badger High School express sincere gratitude to the community businesses, organizations, foundations, families and individuals who support local scholarships. More than $192,950 in local scholarships was awarded to students at the 2014 Senior Awards Night held on Wednesday, May 14th. Our scholarships were increased this year due to Bucky’s Scholarship Gala. We again thank all who attended. The 2014 Gala will be November 14 at the Riviera. Tickets are on sale at the Badger High School office. This year’s Gala will benefit the Class of 2015 at Badger High School. We gratefully acknowledge these donors and recognize the recipients: Scholarship Name A. Dean & Mary Dare Memorial Scholarship Adam Alabarca Memorial Scholarship Adam Alabarca Memorial Scholarship Admin Team Scholarship Allen C. Hermansen Culinary & Hospitality

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Haylee Lininger Angelique Meinel Jackson Seeberg Lukas Nowakowski Gregory Myhre Kasey Lofy Leah Foltman Thomas Ritzman Marisa Skipper Jaclyn Tueting Derek Denecke Caitlynn Nugent Christian Sontag Leah Foltman Andrew Nugent Allison Paleka Bryan Nugent Alyssa Montes de Oca Haylee Lininger Chad Jones Chandler Carlson Jennifer Herman Amanda Danno J. Nicholas Merry Ana Arellano Melissa Grueter Isabella Yanke Laura Kidder Mariah Ferrari Marisa Skipper Sophie Forster Gigi Leung Tyler Sheeks Thomas Ritzman Haylee Lininger Shelby Peck Jordon Drohner Alexus Olsen Kortlyn Freeman Tony Ashley Katelyn Freund Timothy Dunford Timothy Dunford Gavin Denecke Melissa Grueter Heather Hellenga Logan Tenney Eric Heinz Matthew Frazier Sophia Lazzaroni Thomas Ritzman Devin Kelly Sophie Forster Paige Stork Rachel Ochsenschlager Gavin Denecke

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Gigi Leung Ana Arellano Amanda Conder Cooper Bohn Kasey Lofy Haylee Lininger Devin Weigandt Thomas Schneider Melissa Grueter Heather Hellenga Matthew Frazier Morgan Huemann Maranda Olson Sarah Fields Gregory Myhre Gregory Corpus Dakota Carmer Victoria Bouras Tess Bakken Zach Thomas

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Sofia Cruz Ana Arellano Erik Martinez Carly Skates Evan Gibson Antori Woodby Erik Martinez Keura Palmisano

Scholarship Name Amount Recipient Ed McCullough Memorial Scholarship $1,000.00 Brenna Connors $4,000.00 Amanda Conder Edwin C. Meltzer Art Scholarship Edwin C. Meltzer Art Scholarship $4,000.00 Kathryn Kleich Edwin C. Meltzer Art Scholarship $4,000.00 Jade Hamm Elkhorn Chemical & Packaging Mary Ann Butler Memorial Scholarship $500.00 Alexus Olsen Flitcroft Family Scholarship $1,000.00 Braden Schmidt FTTLG, Timothy Hibbard & Kristen Zadler Memorial Scholarship $4,000.00 Christian Sontag FTTLG, Timothy Hibbard & Kristen Zadler Memorial Scholarship $4,000.00 Destiny Phillips Gary Allenstein Memorial Scholarship $1,000.00 Rebecca Kamps Geneva Lake Ass'n. Environmental Education Foundation, Inc. Scholarship $2,500.00 J. Nicholas Merry Geneva Lake Women's Association, Inc. Scholarship $2,000.00 Shelby Peck Geneva Lakes Women's Association-Safety Town Scholarship $500.00 Shelby Peck Genoa City Lions Scholarship $1,000.00 Gavin Denecke Genoa City Masonic Lodge $1,000.00 Amolia Schumacher Harrod Health Scholarship $500.00 Evan Gibson Harrod Health Scholarship $500.00 Caitlynn Nugent Heart of Gold Charity, Inc. Scholarship $1,000.00 Shelby Peck Henry Strong Educational Foundation Scholarship $800.00 Laura Kidder Jaycees, Leadership Dynamics Scholarship $500.00 Robert Smoller Jaycees, Leadership Dynamics Scholarship $500.00 Carly Sinclair John & Kathryn Swanson Make A Difference Amounts Vary Ana Arellano John & Kathryn Swanson Make A Difference Amounts Vary Braden Schmidt John & Kathryn Swanson Make A Difference Amounts Vary Matthew Reynolds John & Kathryn Swanson Make A Difference Amounts Vary Michael Adams John & Kathryn Swanson Make A Difference Amounts Vary Destiny Phillips John & Kathryn Swanson Make A Difference Amounts Vary Elixsandra Escobar John & Kathryn Swanson Make A Difference Amounts Vary Leanna Floreani John & Kathryn Swanson Make A Difference Amounts Vary Erica Jenni John & Kathryn Swanson Make A Difference Amounts Vary Gregory Myhre John & Kathryn Swanson Make A Difference Amounts Vary Alexus Olsen John & Kathryn Swanson Make A Difference Amounts Vary Timothy Dunford John Nichols Memorial Scholarship $500.00 Rebecca Kamps John R. Powers Memorial Scholarship $1,000.00 Jordon Drohner JP Cullen $2,000.00 Thomas Ritzman JP Cullen $1,000.00 Zachary Thomas Julie Studzinski Anglavar Memorial Scholarship $800.00 Antori Woodby Kaye Family Scholarship $1,500.00 Gigi Leung Kikkoman Foods, Inc. Scholarship $3,000.00 Devin Weigandt L. William & Vickie YorkAgricultural Scholarship $2,000.00 Rebecca Kamps Lake Geneva Education Association Scholarship $1,000.00 Amanda Conder Lake Geneva Education Association Scholarship $1,000.00 Jennifer Herman Lake Geneva Education Association Scholarship $1,000.00 Jackson Seeberg Lake Geneva Lakers Scholarship $500.00 Graham Good Lake Geneva Lakers Scholarship $500.00 Jay Jamilton Lake Geneva Lakers Scholarship $500.00 Alaina Hulman Lake Geneva Lakers Scholarship $500.00 Autumn Mikrut Lake Geneva Masonic $1,000.00 Jeremy Nelson Lake Geneva Rotary Club Scholarship $1,000.00 Chad Jones Lake Geneva Rotary Club Scholarship $1,000.00 Rebecca Kamps Lake Geneva Rotary Club Scholarship $1,000.00 Jackson Seeberg LG Rotary Club Neal Heffernan Memorial Scholarship - for Art Major $1,500.00 Amanda Conder LG Rotary Club Neal Heffernan Memorial Scholarship $750.00 Derrick Buntrock LeatherLips Watersports, Inc $500.00 Melanie Wann LGMS PTO Scholarship $500.00 Jennifer Herman Medical Staff of Lakeland Medical Center Scholarship $1,000.00 Thomas Schneider Medical Staff of Lakeland Medical Center Scholarship $1,000.00 Angelina Labonne Pepsi Scholarship $250.00 Jordan Paluch Pepsi Scholarship $500.00 Rachel Ochsenschlager Pepsi Scholarship $500.00 Aidan Fleer Pepsi Scholarship $500.00 Travis Northern Pepsi Scholarship $500.00 Yusra Zafar Pepsi Scholarship $500.00 Tyler Stilp Pepsi Scholarship $500.00 Zach Ott Priebe Family $10,000.00 Robert Smoller Rae & Bob Guth History Scholarship $3,000.000 Ana Arellano Robert C. "Bob" Hermansen & Carl Dahlen Athletic Memorial Scholarship $1,000.00 Evan Gibson Robert J. Peters Emergency Medical Services & Health Care Scholarship $500.00 Thomas Schneider Ross Kolb Memorial Scholarship $1,000.00 Brenna Connors Ross Kolb Memorial Scholarship $1,000.00 Gregory Myhre Sons of the American Legion Squadron 24 $500.00 Derrick Buntrock Sons of the American Legion Squadron 24 $500.00 Angelique Meinel Star Center PTO Scholarship $1,000.00 Bryan Nugent Stella Pienkos Scholarship $500.00 Jay Hamilton Stinebrink's Piggly Wiggly Scholarship $1,000.00 Isabella Yanke Stinebrink's Piggly Wiggly Scholarship $1,000.00 Jackson Seeberg Thomas E. Reynolds Environmental Scholarship $8,000.00 Paige Stork Traver Community Scholarship $250.00 Brenna Connors Traver Community Scholarship $250.00 Brittany Wisniewski Vaneta ("Pete") Anderson - Northern Precision Casting Co. Scholarship $1,000.00 Paul Leedle Vernon Pollock Scholarship $1,000.00 Sophia Lazzaroni Vernon Pollock Scholarship $500.00 Alexandra Butscher Wall of Success $1,200.00 Eric Heinz Walter & Mary York Agricultural Scholarship $2,000.00 Erica Jenni Walworth County Pheasants Forever $1,000.00 Andrew Nugent William Thompson $1,000.00 Bianca Brown Wiliam Yurs Agriculture Scholarship $1,000.00 Rebecca Kamps Non-Badger Scholarships also Awarded: Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship Tuition & Board Devin Kelly Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship Tuition & Board Logan Tenney Gateway President’s Opportunity Scholarship $500.00 Katelyn Freund

The Music Department at Badger High School gratefully acknowledges the following donors of Music Scholarships and congratulates the recipients. $2,900 were awarded to Badger senior music students at the 2014 Music Awards.. Scholarship Name Arion Foundation Award Earl P. Jack Music Scholarship endowed by Carolyn Warfield John Phillip Sousa Band Award John Phillip Sousa Band Award John Williams Music & Theater Arts Award Louis Armstrong Jazz Award Louis Armstrong Jazz Award National School Choral Award

Recipient Cooper Bohn Alyssa Montes de Oca Sophie Forster Laura Kidder Michael Coyne Sarah Clausen Zach Ott Isabella Yanke

Scholarship Name National School Orchestra Award National School Orchestra Award Outstanding Citizen Award Outstanding Citizen Award Semper Fideles Award Semper Fideles Award Semper Fideles Award

Recipient Matthew Fraizier Lindsey O’Brien Terry Gruska Daniel Schmidt Devin Kelly Erik Martinez Brady Schmidt

The Lake Geneva Regional News May 22, 2014, edition  
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