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Police net massive quantity of narcotic By Robert Ireland ELKHORN — A Burlington man was arrested Feb. 19 with 184 grams of suspected heroin outside an East Troy gas station. Police also report recovering 127 grams of marijuana, more than 100 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and 54 prescr iption narcotic pills. Several Zadurski Walworth County law enforcement officials said that this is likely the largest heroin bust in the county in the last decade. Phillip Zadurski, 42, is being held in the Walworth County jail in lieu of a $100,000 bond. During a bail hearing on Feb. 20, District Attorney Daniel Necci said police were called to the gas station to check on a woman’s welfare. Necci said police eventually searched Zadurski and found narcotics. In addition to the large amount of the drugs, police allegedly also found several smaller bags of heroin and cocaine. They also allegedly found crack and heroin paraphernalia and $1,325. PLEASE SEE HEROIN PAGE 11A


Mott wants to see consistency By Chris Schultz


COPPER JIM GAUGERT busts into the “speakeasy” Saturday night at the 28th Annual YMCA Auction. Lake Geneva’s Gaugert is a PGA golfer. The auction was ‘20s-themed.

Alderman William Mott said he was looking for consistency. The Lake Geneva Jaycees were again before the Lake Geneva City Council on Monday asking for permits to operate the annual Venetian Festival centered on Flat Iron, Seminary and Library parks from Aug. 13 to 17 this year. However, because of set up and cleanup, the permit is for Aug. 11 to 18. The festival raises money for a whole list of civic projects and organizations to which the Jaycees then contribute throughout the rest of the year. In their application, the Jaycees agree to pay a $25 application fee, but ask that all other fees be waived. Because the event requires closing down some parking spaces, using city-owned benches and picnic tables and draws nearly 20,000 people into the city over its five-day run, the fees would normally run into the hundreds of dollars, not counting the costs of having city police and county sheriff’s deputies running security. PLEASE SEE COUNCIL PAGE 10A

Governor’s tourism conference this week Walker, others speaking at Grand Geneva By Jade Bolack Innkeepers, restaurateurs, tourism officials and hospitality professionals from around the state will gather at Grand Geneva March 2 to 4 for the annual Wisconsin’s Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Lisa Marshall, Department of Tourism communications director, said local hospitality professionals are encouraged to attend the conference to learn industry news. “It’s really a profound oppor-

tunity for learning about how the state is promoting tourism and networking with others,” Marshall said. “There will also be educational and entertaining parts of the conference.” State Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett said in a statement that the conference will help attendees grow their businesses. “This year’s conference will be nothing short of incredible, with top notch speakers providing insight and tools that can immediately be implemented by our industry partners,” Klett said. Along with Klett, Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch will speak at the conference. As part of the conference, Klett will preview the tourism department’s 2014 TV ad campaign.


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The three 30-second ads, directed by David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Robert

Hays, from the movie “Airplane!” back in the original movie set cockpit. Both the Zuckers and Abrahams are Wisconsin natives. Filming the commercials was the first time Abdul-Jabbar and Hays were reunited since the original film. Marshall expects about 1,000 attendees for the event, from across the state. “We have people coming from Bayfield,” she said. “They’re driving five hours for this conference. It’s a really big deal in the tourism industry.” Marshall said the conference was last held in Lake Geneva in 2008. “Next year, we’ll be in La Crosse,” she said. “We won’t be back in Lake Geneva for a while. This is a great chance

for professionals in the Lake Geneva area to come to the conference.” The conference will have an economic impact on the city as well. Marshall said on March 3, all the attendees “converge” on the city’s restaurants. “That could be a big impact,” she said. “A thousand people going to your restaurants on one night.” Eric Whitacre, composer, and Robert Lynch, president of Americans for the Arts, will both speak at the conference. During the conference, attendees can also choose from several break-out sessions: art in tourism, Wisconsin culinary artists, highway signage and tourism trends to expect this year. PLEASE SEE WALKER PAGE 10A

COMING ATTRACTIONS Leopold film at Library In honor of Aldo Leopold, the Emmy award-winning film “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for our Time” will be shown at the Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 Main St., March 15 at 10:30 a.m.

‘Sweet Charity’ at Performing Arts Center Lakeland Players will perform “Sweet Charity” at The Walworth County PAC, 15 W. Walworth St., Elkhorn, Feb. 28 and March 1 at 7:30 p.m. and March 2 at 3 pm.

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Lyons pastor involved in lighthouse restoration project By Chris Schultz “You are the light of the world.” — Matthew 4:14-16 What better structure to exemplify that verse than a lighthouse? John LaGalbo, pastor of Mt. Zion Church and director of the Mt. Zion House rehabilitation center is now a member of a nonprofit organization that owns the Milwaukee breakwater lighthouse at the entrance to Milwaukee Bay on Lake Michigan. “My interest is from a restoration perspective,” LaGalbo said. “We’re in the business of restoring lives,” he said, referring to the Mt. Zion House. Ownership of the lighthouse was awarded to Optima Enrichment, a nonprofit organized and headed by Brookfield philanthropist Randall Melchert by the Coast Guard, the National Park Service and the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. Melchert, a doctor of optometry, is also owner of Melchert Eye Care, Brookfield. In June 2011, the federal government declared the structure surplus. LaGalbo said the federal government was asking $1 in cash for the structure. But it was also asking for a lot more. It offered ownership to any nonprofit organization able to restore and open the structure back up to the public for educational or recreational use, LaGalbo said in a recent interview. LaGalbo said that three organizations filed for ownership of the lighthouse, Mt. Zion House, Optima Enrichment and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Photo copyright 2012 C. J. Schmit, Melchert said an architectconsultant said renovations might cost up to $2.5 million. After a 2011 tour of the facility, UWM dropped out, saying it could not afford to rehabilitate the lighthouse. LaGalbo said he and Melchert decided that their nonprofits should cooperate. Optima Enrichment is fundraising to make the work possible, while LaGalbo said he’s in contact with former Mt. Zion House residents who have skills in the construction industry. Current residents in the Mt. Zion rehab program may also be asked to lend a hand in rehabbing the lighthouse. The application process took nearly three years, LaGalbo said. “We have to be very, very fussy as to who is getting it and how they will use the building. Michele Curran, an architectural historian for the National Park Service who coordinates historic surplus property in

Wisconsin, was quoted in a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel story about the lighthouse. LaGalbo said when the process got sticky, or additional bureaucratic hoops appeared that had to be jumped through, the National Park Service and Coast Guard encouraged the nonprofit partnership to continue through the process and persevere. LaGalbo said he was personally determined to pursue ownership of the lighthouse. “People said, ‘a light house, are you crazy?’ If it’s God’s plan then we’re going to be a part of it,” LaGalbo said. The concrete-and-steel building is an impressive piece of architecture and engineering. It was built into the Milwaukee breakwater in 1926. The breakwater stretches for 4 miles along the Milwaukee waterfront. It does not connect to land. That means anyone who wants to go to the lighthouse has to get there by boat,







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Profile: Geneva town supervisor candidates By Steve Targo GENEVA — Has the gauntlet been thrown? On the phone Friday, Mike Mumford, who will vie for a town supervisor spot April 1 against former town chairman Dan “Louie” Lauderdale, was discussing his desire to see the town board continue its penny-pinching practices. Others in the community don’t, said Mumford. “A lot of people who have been vocal around the

community want to spend money, borrow money, to fund certain projects, and some of these projects included a new town hall.” Then, he said, “My opponent is on one side of that fence, and I’m on the other, from what I understand.” When asked to explain that statement, Mumford said he can’t speak for Lauderdale’s current position on town matters because he hasn’t talked to him. Mumford said he was basing his comment on Lauderdale’s

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“past history” as town chairman. On Monday, Lauderdale said for three of his four years as chairman, the town tax rate was not raised. He also said he strives not to be critical of others, and he respects that Mumford is willing to serve as town supervisor. “We’re two people running for the same position,” said Lauderdale. “I’m not going to make enemies over this.” So, who are these people? Where do they come from? Why are they running to fill the spot currently held by supervisor Steve Kukla, who filed for noncandidacy in December 2013? Their answers to those questions and more follow. But it’s not the last you’ll

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many residents ment. One reason opposed the idea, is that his daughter, both vocally at Kayla, is attending town meetings University of Wisand in a survey. consin Oshkosh. “I “I just strive should probably see to serve fairly that through,” he and impartially, said. regardless of So why run? “I’m Lauderdale political affi lilooking for ways to Lauderdale A 1983 graduate of Elk- continue giving back ation,” he said horn High School, Lauderwhen asked to to the community.” dale served six years in the define himself There are other Wisconsin National Guard, politically. reasons, he said, but as military police. In 1985, What has he declined to go he became a part-time Lauderdale been into them. officer for a few area police doing since he “They’ll be better departments, including lost his re-elecaddressed in my Sharon and Darien. His written response” to tion bid three full-time police career years ago? the questionnaire, began in 1986 at the town said Lauderdale. He’s servof Geneva. From 2007 to ing on the board Mumford “I enjoy giving back. 2011, he served as of directors for I enjoy working for the town chairman. Lauthe Walworth public.” derdale said he enjoyed it County Alliance For ChilIt appears his time as a dren. because, as in law enforcecop may end soon. LauderWhy? As a police offiment, the challenge is to dale is considering retirehelp people and solve their cer, Lauderdale dealt with sensitive crimes and saw problems fairly. He said when Alliant firsthand the impact on Energy proposed to build families. “It’s something an electrical substation in that concerns me.” a residential neighborhood in the south shore region of Mumford Lake Como, the board “had One thing Mumford to look at the township has in common with Lauas a whole” before voting derdale is service to his against the proposal. country. Lauderdale also menMumford was in the tioned that, in 2007, not U.S. Air Force from 1963 to long after the start of his 1967. “I was called a weapfirst term as chairman, ons system mechanic, on a the issue arose of putting F-106 fi ghter.” in sewers along the south Originally from Westshore of Lake Como. Perern Springs, Ill., Mumsonally, he supported the ford moved to the town of sewer concept, but he Geneva in 1997. He had a voted against it because career in engineering and manufacturing, logging in time with divisions of Emerson Electric, Chicago, and Hader Industries, Milwaukee. From 2001 to 2013, he and his wife started a home repair/remodel business, The Right Ones. Mumford retired last year. He said he always enjoyed working on his own house, and also the independence of having his own business. “It was a much more laid back, easygoing thing to do.” Since 2011, Mumford served on the town’s planning commission. In 2012, he served on an ad hoc committee which studied fire and rescue service in the town. Mumford discussed the outcome of the committee’s findings. He said although the Offer expires April 15, 2014 committee suggested that the town board hire the Lake Geneva Fire Department to cover all of the Lake Como subdivision, the board did not. “Was I disappointed? Eh, I suppose, personally, but it wasn’t my position to argue that point,” said Mumford. So why run for supervisor? “Quite honestly, Steve Kukla dropped out … and there was a need for somebody to run in his place, to share his views on the way the town board runs,” said Mumford. He said he agrees with the board on spending. “I want to keep the momentum of that fiscal responsibility going in that same direction.” The town is on a fi xed income, said Mumford, and should be operated that way. How does he define himself politically? “Pretty independent,” he said. “I have no personal, set goal here, other than to provide my background other offer. With this coupon. Expires April 15, 2014 and experience to the town of Geneva.”

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Absentee ballots break tie Nusberger advances By Robert Ireland BLOOMFIELD — A game of chance didn’t need to end the tie in the village trustee race. On Tuesday night, the election ended with a tie for last place with Dave Nusberger and Rita Marcinkus each receiving 29 votes. William Holder earned 77 votes, Gary Grolle got 76 and Douglas J. Mushel, 58. On Tuesday night, village of Bloomfield Clerk and Treasurer Cindy Howard said 10 absentee ballots are unaccounted for. A total of 39 absentee ballots were Nusberger taken out and 29 had been returned. By the Friday deadline, four of those absentee ballots were returned. The absentee ballots were counted at a canvassing meeting on Friday afternoon at the Village Hall. Half of the absentee ballots were rejected — one wasn’t signed and another was dated after the election. Another ballot added to the vote totals for Mushel and Holder. However, the first ballot that was opened had a Marcinkus vote for Dave Nusberger. This inched him ahead of Marcinkus and earned him a spot on the April ballot. Primaries reduce the number of candidates on the ballot to twice the number of available seats. In April, voters will select two candidates for village trustee. The purpose of Bloomfield’s primary was to reduce the number of candidates from five to four. After Howard announced that Nusberger won, Nusberger and Marcinkus Grolle shook hands. Marcinkus has three business days to request a recount, Howard said. Prior to the votes being counted, Nusberger lamented to a reporter about the number of people attending the canvassing meeting. In attendance were election inspectors, elected officials, candidates and one reporter. “I didn’t want it to be a spectator sport,” he said. Holder Had Nusberger not received an absentee vote, the election would have been decided by a game of chance. Prior to the canvassing meeting, Howard purchased a fresh deck of cards, dice and had a coin handy for a coin flip. Oddly enough, in Bloomfield’s short history as a village, this is the second election to end in a tie. On Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, Sarah Schultz and Rich Olenoski both earned Mushel 114 votes in the general election for a spot on the village board. That Saturday, the two met to break the tie with a deck of cards. Whoever drew the high card was a trustee. Olenoski had first pick. He drew a jack of hearts. Schulz drew a king of hearts. She was declared the winner.

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Town, village change agreement Highway cost-sharing may now be based on equalized value By Steve Targo BLOOMFIELD — Essentially, the village pays 77 percent of the cost for services and the town 23 percent. But if a change proposed by officials from both communities takes effect, that cost-sharing split will be based on the equalized value, not a fi xed figure. On Feb. 14, the village and town boards unanimously approved several changes to the intergovernmental agreement about shared services. A final draft of the agreement has yet to be presented to the boards, let alone adopted. In a Feb. 18 phone interview, Village President Ken Monroe said the boards proposed several changes to the draft agreement. The changes are subject to attorney approval, said Monroe, and a final draft may be presented as early as March. One concern about the draft was the cost-sharing split. A section about the Bloomfield Highway Department referenced the split by percentage — the village pays 77 percent of the cost to build and maintain roads, the draft stated, and the town pays 23 percent. However, in emails earlier this month, Cindy Howard, town clerk and village clerk-treasurer, explained that basing the cost sharing for highway expenditures on the equalized values of both communities “represents the proportionate share.” On Feb. 18, Monroe said the percentage numbers used so far were the equalized values of the town and village when the incorporation application was submitted to the state’s Department of Administration. The village was incorporated Dec. 20, 2011. Monroe said basing the cost sharing on the equalized values of the town and the village would be fairer. “If more of the town were to come into the village through annexation, they’d be paying the same if (the agreement) wasn’t based on equalized valuation,” said Monroe, explaining what would happen if the change wasn’t made. In a Feb. 18 email, Howard said the percentages according to the proposed change would be the equalized values of the town and village as of Jan. 1 each year. Although there was some confusion over who actually brought up the concerns about the split, Monroe said the Feb. 14 joint meeting between both boards experienced no major speed bumps “once we started going” through the agreement.

“I talked to Dan (Schoonover, the town chairman) afterwards, and he said he was fine about it,” said Monroe. Attempts to reach Schoonover and town supervisor Tom Sullivan for comment last week were unsuccessful by press time. Town supervisor Sue Leedle provided minimal answers to questions about the changes. In a Feb. 20 email, her reply to the question of which change was the most important was, “They were proof editing.” She said the Feb. 14 meeting went “very good,” and that the boards work well together. When asked to elaborate on why she felt both boards worked well, specifically on this agreement, she did not reply by press time.

Other changes On Feb. 18, Monroe went through the changes that were suggested by the boards, including: n The addition of wording in the section about the term of the agreement. It’s effective for three years, but Monroe said the boards agreed that there should be “something in there in case, if either municipality wanted to opt out of the agreement,” to request it in writing. n Rewording Section 6.09 to state, “Should the town cease to exist, the town shall surrender all of their remaining town fund balances to the village.” Monroe said the verb was “pay,” but town board members wanted it changed to “surrender.” n A section was added, 4.01.2, which states, “Notwithstanding the creation of the Highway Department herein, the approval of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Walworth County and the village board is required to lay out and construct any new road within the municipal bounds of the village.” n Alterations to subsections about the public works and park committees to reflect that there are five people on each committee. The draft states the committees shall only have three members. n The addition of a section of the agreement to state that the town and the villages of Bloomfield and Genoa City shall be custodians of the Bloomfield-Genoa City Fire and Rescue Department’s restrictive funds for 2 percent dues. Previously, it stated that only the town shall be custodian.

COMMUNITY NOTES Legion Post hosting concealed carry course Sponholtz-Deignan American Legion Post 183, Genoa City, will sponsor a concealed carry weapons course on Saturday, March 1, at the legion hall, 114 Freeman St. The class is limited to 30 persons. The course will be taught by Genoa City Police Chief Joe Balog. It lasts four hours, from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. To register or for more information, contact or call (262) 206-5539. Items needed are a handgun, automatic or revolver, and a photo ID. Guns will be provided by the instructor, if needed. No ammunition is allowed. Participants must have no felony convictions of any kind and must be 21 years of age or older. The fee is $50 per person. The money raised will help Post 183 with programs they support, including Boy Scout Troop 236, Cub Scout Pack 236, American Legion baseball and Badger Boys State. There are other child and youth programs supported by the post. The American Legion supports the Second Amendment rights of all Americans to defend themselves from harm. Post 183 will have pamphlets available and a person will be on hand to inform people of what the legion is all about.

Nick Van Dyke Memorial Shuffle March 15 The third annual Nick Van Dyke Memorial Shamrock Shuffle will take place on Saturday, March 15, at 10 a.m., at Lauderdale Landing, W5625 Westshore Drive, Elkhorn. It is a fundraising event honoring the life of Elkhorn native

Nick Van Dyke, who was a mechanic in Elkhorn and also was a bartender at Lauderdale Landing. He died at the age of 28 in a work-related accident. Money raised will fund a scholarship for a student of Elkhorn Area High School entering into an automotive training program after graduation. Because of the generosity of the supporters and participants, the event will be able to “Spread the Love” into the community and help a family or organization in special need. This year’s “Spread the Love” recipient will be presented with a check at the NVD Shamrock Shuffle. The shuffle is a 2-, 3- or 5-mile course that begins and ends at Lauderdale Landing and winds through the rural lake area community. The shuffle is a family-friendly event, a great way to get out to enjoy the St. Paddy’s Day spirit and help the local community. Festive dress is encouraged and rewarded. Awards go to fastest man, woman, youth and “best dressed.” Pre-registration is $15/person until Friday, March 1, and includes an event T-shirt. Registration fees increase to $20 after March 1. Registration forms are available at Race day sign-in begins at 8 a.m. Raffle tickets will be sold for a chance to win many great prizes. Shuffle attendance has been more than 400 participants in each of the past two years. It is hoped to match or exceed that success this year. Participants will positively help and encourage some deserving people. Join to help. Join to walk or run. Join in Nick’s memory. Join in for corned beef and beer. Jig or jog, it will be a great time.


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Eckland brought energy, commitment to LG By Chris Schultz Grace Eckland promises that, since she’s retired, she’s going to take things easier. Maybe. Eckland officially retired after 17 years as marketing and public relations director of the Lake Geneva Area Convention and Visitors Bureau on Dec. 31. But retirement didn’t start until she was absolutely sure her work was done, according to Darien Schaefer, president of the Lake Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce. Eckland is not the type to just cut and run, he said. When the holidays and a medical issue interfered with work, Eckland came back after Dec. 31 to complete tasks and make sure transition to the new chamber president was smooth, Schaefer said. “I think she really cares about the Lake Geneva area,” Schaefer said. “And she’s really concerned about the chamber and how the Lake Geneva area is represented.” “She’s well-rounded,” said Nancy Russell, Walworth County Board chairwoman and former Lake Geneva alderwoman. “I got closely acquainted to her when I was on the city council and I was assigned to the beautification committee.” Russell also worked with Eckland on the Black Point Historic Preservation Board putting together a marketing plan for the new historic site. “She was dedicated, generous and very accomplished in her work,” Russell said. Although Eckland lives in the town of Linn, she has contributed mightily to the city of Lake Geneva, said Russell. “She’s not afraid to tackle tough jobs,” Russell said. In a recent interview, Eckland, who appears timeless, refused to discuss age. What’s known is that she has a son and a daughter, both who are in business and both who have families. And she has four grandchildren between ages of 7 and 10 on whom she dotes. She retired because she wants to make sure they see their grandmother early and often, she said. Eckland said she spent more time

with the convention “I believe in the potential of Lake least one computer and visitors bureau Geneva. It was a great deal of sat- company and to work as an informathan she intended. isfaction to me. It was supposed tion technologies But, she added, she enjoyed her work to be a part-time job. Hah!” Grace consultant. While in Lake Geneva, Eckwith the bureau. Eckland said. land developed an “I believe in the online reservation potential of Lake Geneva. It was a great deal of satisfaction to software that was picked up by a riverboat me. It was supposed to be a part-time job. gaming company. The gaming company eventually bought Hah!” she said. Eckland said she grew up in a small out Eckland’s software company. Eckland said she was with IBM for nine town of 1,100 near Springfield, Ill., the daughter of Franklin Samuel Coplan and years before she married Robert Eckland, a banker. She then settled down to raise a Hannah Elizabeth Brubaker Coplan. Her father was a school superintendent. family. Eckland said the bank her husband Her mother was a music teacher who also worked for transferred him to Lake Geneva taught piano. Eckland said her family’s connection in 1978 to take over the local branch. She to the Geneva Lake areas started with her said the timing was perfect. Their two chilmother, who spent several summers work- dren, a son and a daughter, were still young and Lake Geneva was an excellent place to ing at George Williams College. Growing up, Eckland said, her focus raise a family. The two Eckland children attended was on music and singing. She went to UCLA intending to get a Woods Elementary School and Badger degree in opera. However, she said she later High School. Both have since moved on, and, they’re realized that a five-year degree in opera now old enough to wonder why they wanted wasn’t necessary to sing opera. So she switched to business administra- to leave the Lake Geneva area, Eckland tion and earned an MBA through an exper- said. Eckland’s management and computer imental program that integrated all of the skills were also known outside Lake Geneva. functions of management into one course. Still attracted to performing, Eckland In 1994, she was asked by then-Gov. Tommy went to New York City to sing on Broadway. Thompson to take over administration of Eckland said she loved performing, but she the state’s lottery. Eckland was director of the state’s Divirealized she did not like the New York lifesion of Lottery from December 1994 to style. August 1995. She left when the lottery was “It’s not what I wanted,” she said. And still, she loved singing, and per- moved from the Wisconsin Gaming Comformed with two world-renowned cho- mission to the state Department of Revrales, the Robert Shaw Choir and the Roger enue. And about that time, her husband was Wagner Choir. But her heart is now in the diagnosed with cancer. With her husband business world. Eckland took a job with IBM in Chi- sick, Eckland said she wanted to stay in the cago, where she became the company’s area. Robert Eckland died in 2001. Shortly after leaving the lottery, Marcus first female salesperson. She said she also learned that there is a lot of similarity in Hospitality got in touch with her about starting a convention and visitors bureau to aptitude between music and computers. The IBM “boot camp” that all sales help market the Grand Geneva Resort and people had to attend, was one of the best Spa, which was formerly the Lake Geneva computer training programs in the world, Playboy Club. “I’ve always been a career woman and a Eckland said. She’s used that education to start at mother,” Eckland said. “I felt it was time to get involved with the community.” During Eckland’s tenure with the convention and visitors bureau, Lake Geneva received the signal honor of being named a “distinctive destination” in 2009 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

In addition to the convention and visitors bureau, Eckland’s accomplishments in Lake Geneva has been nearly endless. Among the boards and commissions Eckland has served on, or is still serving on, are: The Committee for the Beautification of Lake Geneva, which she chairs. Under her guidance, the nonprofit committee arranged for master stone artist Joe Lisenby to create the entry sign on the east and west entries to the city on Highway 50 in 2010. Lisenby donated materials and time for the project. In 2007 the committee also helped raise $40,000 to renovate the Three Graces statue in Flat Iron Park. Erected in 1916, the statue and fountain had been in disrepair for years. Eckland said she’s not done with the beautification committee. The next project is the performance pavilion at Flat Iron Park. The project won’t cost the taxpayers a dime, said Eckland. It will be financed entirely through donations. n Gateway Technical College, where she taught computer education. She is still on the foundation board there. n Winterfest, where Eckland fundraised for 16 years. Eckland said she worked so long at Winterfest she earned the nickname “Snowma’am.” When the snow carving teams showed up, it was Eckland who made sure they were kept warm and fed. Eckland said she would cook up her “killer chili” for them, made with dill, red wine, pork and beef. n Black Point Historic Preserve, where Eckland helped the historic site’s board of directors develop a marketing plan. She said the historic site turned a quarter million dollars in profit over when the state Historical Society took over in January 2013. “It was almost impossible to make that a success,” Eckland said of the historic summer home. “Only 47 people are allowed into the house at a time, the only access is by boat and visitors have to climb (more than 100) steps to get to the summer house.” Eckland credited the Geneva Cruise Lines with an excellent job of marketing the Black Point excursions. Eckland also serves on the Horticultural Hall board of directors and the Walworth County Workforce Development Board. “I’ve always had a love of accomplishing things,” Eckland said. “I’ve always been an extreme optimist. I would rather go through life with my glass half-full.”


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ested are to bring a gently used purse they are willing to part with to the event. A donation is suggested to benefit the clinic. Space is limited and preregistration is required for the purse swap. Register at www.womensresourcefair. org. The Women’s Resource Fair will be Friday and Saturday, March 14 and 15, at Geneva Ridge Resort.

Friday the hours are 1 to 7 p.m., while Saturday events take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the twoday event is $10 per person. Admission benefits the Open Arms Free Clinic Inc. and the Walworth County Alliance for Children. For more information on these two organizations visit www. and

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Play with Science series at the library The Lake Geneva Public Library will continue its new Play with Science series on Tuesday, March 11, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Children ages 5 to 11 years old are invited to attend a construction workshop to build large and interesting structures out of spaghetti and marshmallows with the librarian. No registration is required. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Lake Geneva Public Library. For more information, call the library (262) 2495299 or visit its website at

February 27, 2014

The Regional News




Bloomfield politicians vie for county seat By Robert Ireland Both of the candidates for county board supervisor District 10 have long political resumes. The incumbent, Ken Monroe, is the village president in Bloomfield. When Bloomfield was just a town — before a portion of it was incorporated into a village — Monroe served as the town chairman. He said he first became involved in town politics in the early 1990s. His challenger, Rosemary Badame, was a county board supervisor from 1990 to 1994. She also was a supervisor in the town of Bloomfield in the 1980s, she said. More recently she has served as a citizen member of the village’s plan commission. She also worked for former Congressman Les Aspin for six years. The district covers the villages of Bloomfield and Genoa City and the town of Bloomfield. Monroe said he enjoys serving on both

the village and county boards. Badame said she misses working on government boards and wants to return to the political arena. Badame said she’s not running because of an issue she has with Monroe’s representation of the district. “I’m not here to bash Ken,” she said. “I’m doing it because I want more involvement for myself.”

Issues Badame said that, if elected, she would like to improve communications between constituents and county officials. She said she would hope to have community meetings where she can present information about how county tax dollars are spent. Badame also expressed concerns with transportation for senior citizens in Walworth County, especially those that live in rural areas. She said she would like to see the county have a bus to transport senior

citizens throughout the county. Monroe, who is finishing his first-term, said a new issue arises every month with the county. “The biggest one, almost every year, is taxes. The county came Badame in at zero (change),” Monroe said. “That is a great accomplishment for any government agency.” One of the biggest issues that the county faced in Monroe’s first term was whether to purchase parkland in the town of Lyons. Ultimately, the majority of supervisors voted to approve buying the park. However, Monroe voted against it. He said he isn’t opposed to parks, but instead felt he didn’t receive enough information about the project. “It came up out of the blue, and I didn’t see a plan for the park,” he said.


If elected, Badame said she wants to do the same thing she did when she was elected in the early 1990s. When first elected, Badame met with the heads of every county department to learn about the departments and find out what she can do to help move

them forward. She also said she is passionate about the lakes in Walworth County. She said in the past she was a boater, but now she enjoys sitting at the pier. Badame said she decided to run for county board, as opposed to a different public office, because she enjoyed her experience on the county board in the early 1990s. Monroe said he also likes the work. “I enjoy working with the county,” he said. “I enjoyed it, it is a little different than being with the town.”

MUSEUM NOTES Museum hosting events on Tuesdays in March “Tuesdays @ Two — Let’s Get Together,” the workshop series at the Geneva Lake Museum, continues in March. The programs begin at 2 p.m. and usually last an hour, which allows time for participants to speak with the presenter and have refreshments. March 4 — The History of Barrel Making: many people enjoy what comes out of the barrel as well as children who love a barrel of monkeys, but Gary knows the history which will no longer be a mystery. March 11 — When Irish Eyes are Smiling: there will be songs with curator Helen and humor with docent Bob in the same room. Be prepared for a great time. March 18 — Family History of Ice Harvesting: this is the opportunity for learning more about Geneva Lake’s ice harvesting industry from long time resident Tom Jacobs. March 25 — Quilts, Quilts and More Quilts: quilter and docent Nancy is enthusiastic about sharing her amazing quilts. Participants are welcome to bring quilts in to share.

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Business owner faces felony charge Nettleton said he thought money was a gift, returned it after speaking to police attorney John Murphy argued that victim is suffering from dementhe charges should be dismissed tia with behavioral disturbances because there was no probable and was prescribed psychotropic cause to show that a felony was medications. Holmbrook reports committed. He argued that for the victim “evidences signiďŹ cant there to be a felony the defencognitive impairment.â€? dant must intend to “permanently At the end of March 2013, the deprive the owner of possession of victim learned that his savings the property.â€? account had been closed and all of “Within days, Mr. Nettleton the money was removed, accordNettleton returned every penny of the cash,â€? ing to the criminal complaint. Murphy said. Police obtained a subpoena to Deputy District Attorney Joshua Grube review surveillance footage from the bank. argued that for the purpose of a prelimiBalog testiďŹ ed that he watched the nary hearing Wiedenfeld must look at footage and saw the victim and Nettleton the case in the light most favorable to the enter the bank. Two separate withdrawals were made, and after the withdrawals were state. “(Murphy’s argument) may be a defense made, the video showed Nettleton putting at trial,â€? Grube said. “There is a theory conthe money into his pocket. When police later talked to the victim, sistent with probable cause.â€? he said he didn’t remember going to the Grube also said he thought it was “tellbank to make the withdrawals. ingâ€? that Nettleton returned the money When Balog questioned Nettleton, shortly after being questioned by law Nettleton told Balog that he thought the enforcement. money was a gift from the victim. Days after being questioned by police, Nettleton Case background deposited the money into a bank account In April 2013, a Genoa City police ofďŹ for the victim. cer spoke to Kelly Jenson, the social serDuring the hearing, Nettleton’s defense

By Robert Ireland ELKHORN — A Genoa City business owner is accused of stealing about $11,000 from an elderly man who suffers from dementia. William B. Nettleton of McHenry, Ill., has been charged with felony theft, in an amount greater than $10,000, and misdemeanor obstructing an ofďŹ cer. Nettleton, 51, owns a trucking company in Genoa City. If convicted of the felony, Nettleton faces up to 10 years imprisonment and $25,000 in ďŹ nes. On Feb. 24, during a preliminary hearing, Court Commissioner Zeke Wiedenfeld found probable cause to bind Nettleton over for trial. Nettleton is scheduled for a March 5 arraignment in front of Judge David Reddy. He is free after posting a $1,000 cash bond. During the hearing, Genoa City Police Chief Joseph Balog testiďŹ ed that the victim in the case is no longer able to care for himself. According to the criminal complaint, Dr. Thomas Holmbrook reported that the

COMMUNITY NOTE HOA panel March 8 A free Home Owner Association discussion panel will be held Saturday, March 8, at Bella Vista Suites Lake Geneva HOA professionals from 9 to 11 a.m. will discuss topics affecting the association community. Learn topics such as “How to Effectively Collect Assessments in a Slow Economy� and a special presentation “5 Things Every Board Member and Unit Owner Should Know About Collections and Contracts of a Condominium or HOA,� led by attorney Daniel Mieske, who specializes in condominium and HOA law. In addition, learn how to develop a preventative maintenance plan for the HOA, discover the latest federal and state pool regulations, energy saving tips for homes and creating an environmentally-friendly landscape plan. Presentations will be fol-


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Council/Jaycees won’t pay fees for Venetian Fest And the exact amount of just the fees is unknown, because some fees are set at the discretion of the Lake Geneva Board of Park Commissioners. The Jaycees were requesting waiving the parking stall fee at $10 per stall per day. Other fees waived included: n An attendance fee, which would have been at the discretion of the park board because the event draws more than 149 attendees. n Park reservation fees which would have come to $105 per park. The Jaycees also asked to waive equipment fees, including: n 20 benches at $30 for every 10. n 10 picnic tables at $75 for every ďŹ ve. n 20 trash recepticles at a cost of $30 per ďŹ ve, and a $50 deposit. However, the park board decided that because the event raises tens of thousands of dollars, all of which goes to beneďŹ t charitable organizations in the city, the $25 application fee was adequate. Less certain was another charitable event, the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin run/walk designed to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease. The charity operates in southeastern Wisconsin and not all of the money raised by the run/walk stays in the community. The permit application was ďŹ led by Andy Kerwin of Lake Geneva. The charity organizers will pay $75, $25 for a park reservation permit and $50 for a park reservation fee, but asked that all other fees be waived for the Sept. 20 event. “I would err on the side of consistency,â€? Mott said. “We charge other organizations, why not them,â€? he said, referring to the Jaycees. Alderwoman Sarah Hill said she agreed with Mott, that some kind of consistent policy was needed to govern when the city waives fees. “Our responsibility is to the taxpayers,â€? she said. “We are spending other peoples’ money.â€? Hill also pointed out that the Alzheimer’s walk was charged one year, was not charged a fee the next and is again being charged a fee.





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But not everyone agreed that a one-size-ďŹ tsall policy would work. Alderman Sturg Taggart argued that the good the Jaycees do with the money raised through Venetian Festival far outweighs any loss of revenue from some closed parking stalls. “They do so much beyond the meter rates, we should leave it as it is,â€? Taggart said. Mayor Jim Connors said that each event is judged on its merits. “But how do we make this match?â€? asked Alderwoman Ellyn Kehoe. “It’s hard to come up with one hard-and-fast rule that covers everyone,â€? replied Connors. Alderman Al Kupsik, who sits on the park board, said the board has been more consistent in recent years in deciding who is charged fees and who is not. “We’ve come a long way on waiving fees,â€? said Kupsik. “We don’t do it as much as we used to.â€? When the ďŹ nal vote came, the Jaycees were granted permits and the fees were waived on a 5-2 vote, with Kehoe and Mott voting no. Alderman Dennis Lyon was absent. The permit for the three-mile run/walk event organized by the Alzheimer’s association of Southeastern Wisconsin at a cost of $75 for all permits and fees was approved 7-0. In other city business, the council approved joining Elkhorn and Delavan in hiring a consulting ďŹ rm to do a job classiďŹ cation and compensation study. According to a memo from City Administrator Dennis Jordan to the city council and mayor, that with the passage of Acts 10 and 32, the three Walworth County cities decided that a study was needed to determine what wages would be in line for city positions once covered by municipal employee unions. The three cities agreed to hire Springsted, a Milwaukee consulting ďŹ rm, to do the study. According to Jordan, the city hasn’t done such a study in more than 30 years. Lake Geneva’s share of Springsted’s fees comes to $16,675, of which $13,000 will come out of the city administrator’s study budget and the difference from miscellaneous cash.


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vices director for Holton Manor, Elkhorn. The victim resides there. Jenson told police she met with the victim and Nettleton in February 2013. At that time Nettleton learned that because the victim had more than $11,000 in savings, he wouldn’t qualify for Medicaid. Jenson told police that it appeared the victim didn’t understand what was happening during the conversation, and that Nettleton was asking all of the questions. The victim in the case also reported that a ďŹ rearm and his vehicle were missing. On May 20, Balog questioned Nettleton, who said the victim needed to get rid of his money to qualify for Medicaid. He said he knew the victim “braggedâ€? about owning a ďŹ rearm, but knew nothing more about it. He also said he sold the victim’s car at an auto auction place in Crystal Lake, Ill. On May 28, Nettleton turned a ďŹ rearm over to an Illinois police department. When the Illinois police ofďŹ cer asked why he didn’t return it to Genoa City police, Nettleton told the Illinois ofďŹ cer that he didn’t like the Genoa City police ofďŹ cers.

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February 27, 2014

The Regional News



Heroin/At this time, authorities aren’t connecting bust with area heroin ring During the court hearing, Necci said Zadurski has an extensive criminal history. Online court records indicate Zadurski has a 2012 conviction in Milwaukee County for felony possession of marijuana, as a second or subsequent offense. In 2008, in Walworth County, he was sentenced to prison for battery and disorderly conduct. During the bail hearing, TJ Wendell, an intern working under the supervision of attorney Julia May, said that Zadurski has lived his entire life in southeastern Wisconsin and had no money to post bond. Necci responded by saying the heroin had a “street value of just under $200,000.” Zadurski is next due in court on Feb. 27 in front of Judge David Reddy. After the hearing, Necci said he has “no reason to believe at this time” that Zadurski is connected to the heroin ring that was uncovered in the Lake Geneva and Delavan areas earlier this month. In the past two weeks, police have arrested eight people in connection with an alleged heroin-distribution ring.

Heroin ring In the previous arrests, police alleged that Jamaal T. Shellie, 33, Waukegan, Ill., was the ring leader of the heroin operation and that he enlisted other people to help him sell the drug. According to the criminal complaints filed against Shellie and others: On Jan. 14, a confidential informant was given $120 to purchase heroin from a drug dealer he knew as “Major.” “Major” was later identified as Shellie through the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Administration records. On Jan. 14, the informant purchased 0.74 grams

of heroin from Shellie in Lake Geneva. On Jan. 15, the informant was given $240 to purchase heroin from Christina Lavender. Lavender, 28, Delavan, was also arrested last week. She has been formally charged with two Shellie felony counts of delivering heroin. The informant told the drug unit that during the drug sale, Lavender was on the phone with Shellie. After the sale, the informant called Shellie, who said his girls were “good.” On Jan. 16, the informant bought 2.17 grams Keller of heroin from Shellie for $240 near Elkhorn High School. The informant bought $120 of heroin from Shellie on Jan. 21 and $120 of the drug on Jan. 28. Both transactions allegedly occurred in the city of Delavan. Lavender was charged in connection with this purchase as well. She allegedly drove Shellie to the deal. On Feb. 4, the drug unit gave the informant $480 and the informant bought 4.22 grams of heroin from Shellie in Lake Geneva. Jacob L. Crews, 25, Lake Geneva allegedly drove Shellie to the deal. Crews has been charged with one count of delivering heroin, as a party to a crime. On Feb. 7, the informant was given another $480 and bought 3.8 grams of heroin from Shellie at a hotel in Lake Geneva. At the hotel, police arrested Crews, who was leaving the hotel room where Shellie was reportedly selling drugs. Crews told



police that Shellie sells heroin “all day, all night, seven days a week,” at different hotels throughout the area. In 2005, in Lake County, Ill., Shellie was convicted of manuf ac t u r i ng /del i ver i ng cocaine. Trisha J. Mohr, 34, Delavan, was also charged with two counts of delivering heroin, as a party to a crime. On Jan. 21 and Jan. 28, Mohr allegedly drove Shellie to sell heroin to a confidential informant. On both dates, the informant allegedly bought $120 worth of heroin from Shellie who was allegedly driven to the

deal by Mohr. After Shellie was arrested on Feb. 7, police believe that Matthew Brown, 31, Waukegan, Ill., took over the heroin operation. Brown has been charged with two counts of delivering heroin as a second or subsequent offense. On Feb. 11, an undercover officer with the Walworth County drug unit purchased $120 in heroin from Brown. On Feb. 12, the officer bought $420 worth of heroin from Brown.

Keller, Green Between September and December 2013, a confidential informant purchased crack cocaine from Ashley J. Keller, 27, Lake Geneva, and Ernest F. Green, 29, Waukegan, Ill., on five different occasions, according to the criminal complaints.

On Sept. 24, during the first controlled buy, a confidential informant was given $100 to purchase the narcotics. After meeting with Keller and man known as “Frankie,” the informant gave police 0.81 grams of crack cocaine, which tested positive for the presence of cocaine. The informant purchased crack cocaine from Keller and Green again on Sept. 30, Oct. 10, Oct. 16 and on Dec. 3, according to the criminal complaint. On Feb. 12, an undercover police officer purchased $420 worth of heroin from Brown. Keller reportedly drove Brown to the sale and Green was also a passenger in the vehicle. On Feb. 13, confidential informants told police that Green was Keller’s drug supplier. During an interview with police, Keller admitted to selling crack cocaine with Green to a confidential informant. She also said Green supplied the crack cocaine and gave her money for selling the drug. Both Keller and Green have been charged with five counts of delivering cocaine and one count of delivering heroin. In connection to the heroin ring police also arrested Brian W. Zitzler, 33, Lake Geneva. Zitzler hasn’t been formally charged in Walworth County court, but he is being held in the Walworth County jail in lieu of a $2,500 cash bond. During a bail hearing, District Attorney Daniel Necci said Zitzler allowed Mohr to use his car to sell drugs. Zitzler was arrested at his place of employment and the drug unit referred charges of conspiracy to deliver heroin, delivering heroin and possession of a schedule III non-narcotic drug. Online jail records indicate that all of the defendants remain in custody at the Walworth County jail.

COMMUNITY NOTES Loudenbeck’s bill pass assembly

will make it easier for businesses to operate and comply with state law in Wisconsin,” Loudenbeck said. The Wisconsin State Assembly started the “Right the Rules“ project this legislative session to review and update the entire administrative code in order to reduce the regulatory burden on citizens and businesses in the state. It is the first comprehensive review of Wisconsin’s administrative code in the state’s history. Rep. Loudenbeck represents the 31st Assembly District which includes communities in western Walworth County.

On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the Wisconsin State Senate passed on a voice vote Assembly Bills 515 and 516, authored by Rep. Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton) who serves as chairperson of the assembly Committee on Workforce Development. The bills have already passed the state Assembly and now move to Gov. Walker for his signature. “Assembly Bill 515 repeals six rules identiLoudenbeck fied by the Department of Irish Dance coming to county Workforce Development as obsolete, and Assembly Bill 516 modifies The world-renowned Trinity Academy the traveling sales crew rule to clear up any of Irish Dance will be performing at Young confusion to employers in regard to worker Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 permits and electronic pay stubs. These bills p.m. This dance troupe brings the spirit,

music and fire of the Irish people vividly to life in traditional and progressive dance pieces that have made them internationallyacclaimed. Ticket prices range from $19.50 to $32.50. The auditorium is at 930 W. Main St., Whitewater. A majority of Trinity’s dancers are between the ages of 16 and 26 and have performed to great critical and popular acclaim on stages throughout the world, with soldout tours in Europe and Asia. To purchase tickets, visit www.uww. edu/YoungAuditorium. Tickets can also be reserved in person or by calling the Greenhill Center Box Office at (262) 472-2222.

ter, on Sunday, March 2, at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 2 through 11 and children under the age of 2 attend at no cost. A highly-regarded professional musician and teacher, Landau helps children understand themselves and the world around them through his educational, upbeat musical programs involving children as active participants. His music is the winner of the Parents’ Choice Award and two Best of Madison — Children’s Musician Awards. His programs are designed specifically for young children (PreK-Grade 2). Landau taught first grade for 11 years in the Verona Area School District in Verona. Landau performing at He has also been playing music and singing Whitewater’s Young Auditorium for more than 20 years. Award-winning children’s entertainer, For more information about the show David Landau, will perform at the Kachel or to purchase tickets, visit Center at the Young Auditorium, Whitewa- YoungAuditorium.


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WALWORTH — In the Big Foot High School art room, the work tables are covered with bright green paper, which is splattered with paint of every color. This after-school class isn’t full of high schoolers that keep their paint on their own paper. This group of first through eighth graders gets messy while they work, and Big Foot Recreation District program coordinator Dean Connley said the paper on the work tables serves as insurance. For their age, the students’ focus on their work is amazing. The room is quiet most of the time, until someone needs a paint refill. The Junior Picassos class was originally Connley’s idea when he started working for the recreation department five years ago. “We started with just a handful of kids, and it keeps growing every time,” he said. Connley said the class usually has about 20 kids, and a lot are talented. “We’ve had quite a few kids who have done very nice work while in the class,” he said. “A lot of them do really well. They want to be here, and they want to be doing art.” Connley said he likes having the elementary students see the high school art room. “I tell them to look around,” he said. “This is what you can do, if you want, when you’re a little older. Your work can be displayed in the hallways and in this

WALWORTH — For now, the Walworth Elementary School calendar will stay the same. The school board considered adding school days to the calendar by cutting into spring break. Inclement weather in January and early February caused five school day cancellations across the Big Foot Area Schools Association. At the Feb. 24 school board m e e t i n g interim District Administrator Pam Larson said the district currently meets the “minutes” requirement from the Department of Larson Public Instruction. “Because of that extra 20 minutes we have each day, we have more than enough days,” she said. Larson said students and their families Ries have plans for the week of spring break, March 24 to 28. As do staff members.. “Those plans could only be cancelled with significant cost and burden,” Larson said. “Many of the staff said they would still like to take off that week for their trips, and then we would have to worry about making sure we have enough substitute teachers.” The board agreed to retain the week of spring break, but as Board Vice President Jacob Ries said, winter is not over yet. The board may have to reconsider adding school days if more days are cancelled.


SCARLETT SOUTHWICK paints during Big Foot Recreation Department’s Junior Picasso classes. For five years, Dean Connley has instructed the class. (Below) Samuel Normington paints. room. It’s great inspiration for them being in here.” Connley himself has no art training, but he said he can teach the basics. “This week, we’re doing still life paintings,” he said. “We started using some acrylic paints, and now we’re using this washable project paint. We learned our lesson from that.” In the center of each work table, tea kettles and

miniature chairs are posed for the artists. Each student has a paint palette, a paint brush and a small Dixie cup full of water. They all have paint on either their arms, face or shirt, too. A few girls painted rainbows. A boy painted a f ire -breat hing dragon. “We start the class with the structured assignment,” Conn-

ley said. “Then the kids go where they want to go. They can paint what they like.” Along with Connley, the assistant program coordinator Kate Berg and intern Matt Meyer help out with the class. Connley, Berg and Meyer stay busy refilling paint for the students, changing out paper and finding space on the art drying trays for all the artwork. “These after-school programs and classes, (in) the 4 to 5 p.m. time (period), we try to run those programs ourselves, in-house,” Connley said. “We’re already here. We’re trying to keep the costs down for the programs by just instructing it ourselves.” The class, held for an hour each Thursday for four weeks, promises to produce enough art to cover a parent’s fridge. The kids learn about and experience more than just painting while there. The class teaches basic drawing and sculpting techniques, as well.


Four vie for seats on Walworth board By Jade Bolack WALWORTH — Four candidates are vying for three open seats in the Walworth Village Board race. Three of the candidates currently serve on the board, and the fourth was a Fontana trustee for many years. Current trustees, Kent Johnson, Ed Snyder and LeRoy Nordmeyer are trying for another term. Johnson has served for about

20 years on the board. Snyder has served for six years. Nordmeyer has served for 10 years. The fourth candidate is Walworth transplant John Bromfield. All four candidates mentioned during their interviews that they knew each other and would be happy no matter the results of the April election. Three big issues came up during all four interviews: the DOT decision on a reroute plan for Highway 14, the village creat-

ing a second branch of its municipal court and the library may move to a new building. In July 2013, the DOT finalized its plans for the highway through the village. Two-way traffic will flow on the western edge of Heyer Park and cut through the current Antique Mall and the parking lot. For years, the village board, the school board and the DOT have discussed the potential

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plans with concerns about student safety at the top of the list. The village board approved of the DOT plan, though the members agreed it wasn’t the preferred option. Earlier this month, the village board created a second branch of its municipal court, which limited Judge John “Jay” Peterson’s jurisdiction. This decision to create the second branch came after months of talking with Peterson about the decreased revenue from the court. Peterson said he is follow-

ing state guidelines on municipal court procedure, but the village board wanted him to be stricter in the courtroom. In January, the village board agreed to purchase space at the West Lake Centre, 525 Kenosha St. The village has a few months to determine if the space will work for the library before officially buying it. Library Director Bobbi Sorrentino has worked since then with architects to develop interior plans for the building, which is currently empty.

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Robinson spent life as Fontana firefighter Building named after chief By Jade Bolack

FONTANA — For 50 years, Merle Robinson was the face of the Fontana Fire Department. In 1930, he joined, and 10 years later he began his 40 years as fire chief. His daughter, Marilyn Anderson said her dad had always wanted to be a firefighter. “It said in his (high school) yearbook that he wanted to be a fire chief,” Anderson said. “It was just something he always wanted to do.” Because of his dedication to the profession, Fontana’s public safety building, which houses the police and fire departments, bears Robinson’s name above the Third Avenue garage bays. “It was quite an honor

when we heard they wanted to dedicate the building to him,” Anderson said. “The village board must have decided to do that, I don’t know.” It was dedicated in 1980, and Robinson died in 1988. In 1980, Robinson was also selected as one of Walworth County’s Outstanding Senior Citizens. The Robinsons owned a gas station in Fontana, and Anderson said she got used to tending the station. “When he had to go on a call, one of us kids would take over at the gas station,” Anderson said. “It happened a lot, but that’s all we knew.” But Robinson still made it home for dinner every night. “He was there, but we also knew he was constantly busy with things,”

“It was quite an honor when we heard they wanted to dedicate the building to him,” said Marilyn Anderson, Merle Robinson’s daughter.


MARILYN ANDERSON pages through a scrapbook of her father. Anderson grew up with her father in the Fontana Fire Department. “That’s just the way it was,” she said. Anderson said. “I think whenever he sat down, he probably fell asleep.” It was Anderson’s mom that did the “hollering” at the kids, not her dad. Art, Anderson’s husband, said Robinson never raised his voice.

“I don’t think he ever really got angry even,” Art said. “He didn’t yell at anyone.” Anderson flipped through a scrapbook of black and white photos of her dad at different honorary functions.

“These are all people that don’t live in the village anymore,” she said. “A lot of them are probably dead, actually. Most of them are gone now.” Anderson said she and her family just lived with the worry about her dad’s job. “Of course we worried, but we couldn’t do anything,” she said. “It was just there. He was going to do what he wanted to do.” Anderson said her dad was part of lighting the village fireworks before they began contracting with a pyrotechnic company. “The last year they did the fireworks themselves, it was about 1970 or so, there was some sort of accident,” she said. “I remember the ambulances streaming past. That was the last time the village did them. They


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The life of a firefighter Robinson was born in 1907, in Fontana. “He left for Chicago for a few years, I think for a job,” Anderson said. “He returned to Fontana at 22 to help raise his siblings.” In 1930, at 23, Robinson joined the Fontana Fire Department, and at 33 he became chief. While chief, he created the rescue squad, which was absorbed by the fire department in 2013. He was on or led several firefighter-based organizations: President of the Walworth County Firemen’s Association and of the Walworth County Redi Association; and member of Southern Wisconsin Northern Illinois Firemen’s Association, Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Fire Protection Association and the Volunteer Firemen’s Association. “He always lived in Fontana,” Anderson said. “He never wanted to leave. Later in his life, he suffered from dementia. That happens. It was hard.” Anderson said her dad often didn’t recognize his own children during this period. “It wasn’t a happy time, of course, but we dealt with it the best we could,” she said.

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Johnson runs Nordmeyer has served for a decade for re-election By Jade Bolack

By Jade Bolack WALWORTH — Kent Johnson has been on the village board for a long time. So long, that he can’t remember the number off the top of his head. “I think it’s around 20 years or so,” he said in a phone interview Feb. 21. “I did take a year off once.” Because he’s been on the board for so long, he’s invested in a lot of the issues the village is currently handling. Johnson is running for re-election on the April 1 ballot for village trustee. “I’ve been working on the new library for a while,” Johnson said. “I’d like to see that out to completion.” Johnson said he was on the board when the village began collecting impact fees to build a new library. “Those funds that we’ve collected over the years will help us pay for that building now,” he said. “That will make it a much cheaper cost to the village.” Johnson said the board has been fiscally conservative for a while. Johnson “We’re all really financially responsible,” he said. “Everyone on the board really cares about the village, and we do our best to keep costs down. We try to keep the tax impact as low as possible.” Johnson has also been on the board for all of the Highway 14 struggles. “I think the best plan (for the routing of the highway through the village) has been decided on,” he said. “I think it will be safer for students and for all pedestrians, really.” The DOT conducted a safety study of other schools near highways, he said, and there are no accidents to report. “I think there is no reason the school board is fighting so hard against the plan,” Johnson said. “They say we don’t care about the students. Of course, we care. If anyone really looked at the plan, it’s clear it’s going to be a lot safer for everyone. In all these years, no one has said a word about how close the highway is to the library, and kids use that all the time. It hasn’t been a problem.” The Walworth Elementary School Board has petitioned the village board and the DOT to change the highway plan, which brings the highway within 60 feet of the school. “The plan will preserve the parking around the square,” Johnson said. “It’ll move truck traffic off of two sides of the square. I think those are all good things about the plan.” Johnson said if the angle parking was removed around the square, Sammy’s restaurant would see a lot less traffic. “It would really hurt them,” he said. “The trucks are already too long for that square. When you watch them drive around it, it just doesn’t work.” Johnson is ready to see an end to one issue: the municipal court battles. Earlier this month, the village board created a second branch of its court, removing most of the case load from Judge John “Jay” Peterson. The second branch judge, Pat Hubertz, was a former village trustee and school board member. “The right thing was for him (Peterson) to resign and save face,” Johnson said. “I hope that’s all over now.” Johnson said it’s likely the village board will eliminate the first branch of the court after Peterson’s term ends.

WALWORTH — After 10 years on the board, LeRoy Nordmeyer said he isn’t finished. “There are still some things that need to get done in the village,” he said in a phone interview Feb. 24. Nordmeyer is running for his sixth term as Walworth Village Trustee in April. There are three open seats and four candidates. “I still enjoy it, so why not?” he asked. “The work never ends, but I actually enjoy being on the board and helping people.” Nordmeyer said he has learned a lot in the past 10 years, like when to comment and when to keep quiet. “I’ve learned that you should be vocal when you need to be vocal and listen when you need to listen,” he said. “Always remember that we’re there, on the board, to serve the citizens of Walworth, not to Nordmeyer serve ourselves.” He credited the village board with its ability to get work done as a team. “We got a good makeup on the board right now as it is,” Nordmeyer said. “A lot of times we’re in agreement on the issues, and I think that’s a good thing. I don’t like fighting.” Every decision the board makes, he said, has to be in the best interests of the village residents. “We’re making decisions for the greater good,” he said. “It’s a cliche, but it’s true.” Nordmeyer said he knows all of the candidates.

“I think anyway the election goes, it will turn out well for the village,” he said. Some of the decisions the board has made in the past haven’t always made everyone happy. “Highway 14 seems to be everybody’s issue,” Nordmeyer said. “It’s one of those issues that isn’t going away for a long time.” The Walworth Elementary School Board is fighting against the DOT’s plan to realign Highway 14 closer to the school. “I think that’s the (school) board’s issue with the state and federal governments, not with the village board,” Nordmeyer said. “They’re the ones making the issue. It’s not our battle anymore, though I understand their frustration.” Nordmeyer said he has two children at the school, and he isn’t concerned about their safety. “If it’s such a safety issue, then why aren’t they talking about moving the school?” he asked. “That hasn’t even been brought up at all.” The village board also ruffled some feathers when it created a second branch of its municipal court. Nordmeyer said the change was necessary. “It was out-of-the-box thinking, I don’t even know where the idea came from,” he said. “But it was necessary to correct the problem. I’ve received some calls, and once I explained the situation, I had everyone’s support on that.” Lastly, Nordmeyer said he wants to get the sewer rates for the village “under control.” “We need to solve the discharge problem that’s going into the sewer system,” he said. “That additional discharge has caused our rates to increase.”

Snyder is seeking third term on board He has one big issue he wants to tackle if he’s elected for a third term: cable TV providers. “We have this contract with Charter, and we find out they WALWORTH — Ed Snyder IV was still in high school sent notices to customers saying there will be a new $7 ‘box when the Walworth Village Board began talking about build- charge’ for each TV in the house,” Snyder said. “I have four ing a new library. TVs in my house, so that adds a lot to my bill each month. I Now he’s been on the board for two terms, and he said he think with having Charter as the sole provider isn’t helping wants to see that project finished. the village. A little competition can be healthy for the busiSnyder, who is on the library board, is running for one of ness and best for the customers.” the three open trustee seats in the April election. Snyder said another provider might be cheaper for resi“I just want to see that project through to the dents, and he wants the general services committee, end,” he said on the phone Feb. 24. “It all really which he chairs, to find a solution. started back in 2000 while I was still in high school, Cable TV might not be the biggest political issue, but now I’ve been a part of the process and I want to but Snyder said if it’s possible to save residents some see it through.” money that way, he wants to do it. The village has agreed to purchase space at the Snyder was also involved in creating a second West Lake Centre, 525 Kenosha St., for the new branch of the village’s municipal court. library. Currently the village is conducting an eco“It was the right thing to do,” he said. nomic feasibility study to see if the space will work The board questioned Judge John “Jay” Peterfor the library. son’s fine collection after lower than expected court Snyder is running against other incumbents revenues. After Peterson refused to resign, the vilSnyder Kent Johnson and LeRoy Nordmeyer and village lage board created a second branch, appointing newcomer John Bromfield. former trustee Pat Hubertz as judge. “I don’t have a bad thing to say about any of the other can“From the comments I’ve heard about it, it seems like we didates,” Snyder said. “I’ve known them all for years.” have the support of the village,” Snyder said. “Time will tell if Snyder said each member of the current board brings the decision was the right one or not, but I think we did the valuable personal experience to each issue’s discussion. right thing. I think it was necessary for the village.” “We all get along really well, and we bring that experience Making that tough decision hasn’t stressed Snyder about to the meetings,” he said. “We all care about the village, and this election. we want what’s best for it.” “If it happens, it happens,” he said about not getting Snyder was born and raised in Walworth, and he works at elected. “I think I’ve done good things on the board with my the Abbey Marina in Fontana. time so far, and I’d like to keep going.” By Jade Bolack

Bromfield was Fontana trustee By Jade Bolack WALWORTH — John Bromfield is a newcomer to Walworth. “I love it here, though,” he said in a phone interview Feb. 21. “I was in Fontana for many years, and now I’m here. I haven’t heard too many people complaining about the village here. That’s a good thing.” Bromfield was a trustee on the Fontana Village Board for “many, many years,” he said, and now he’s running for Walworth village trustee this April. “I was probably on every possible committee ever created in Fontana,” he said. “I spent a lot of time on the lakefront and harbor committee there. I’ve been in politics nearly my whole life.” Now that he’s moved down the road to Walworth, Bromfield said he sees completely different issues for this village. “I’m concerned about moving that highway and it being so close to the elementary school building,” he said. “I’ve heard that school board talking about it, and it doesn’t seem right. It seems like there should be some different option. I just want to make sure the kids are safe going to school. Though, I guess when the state decides to do something, you can’t stop them from doing it. The DOT has their mind set, I think.” The DOT has decided to move Highway 14 from current flow around the square to just the eastern edge, widening the streets and tearing down a few buildings. The highway has been a point of contention between the village and school boards since the DOT started discussing changes to the highway. The school board said routing highway traffic 53 feet from the school will be a safety issue for students. The village board said the route will be safer because it reduces pedestrian crosswalks and increases visibility for semi-trailers. Maps of the new route of the highway through the village can be seen at www.lakegenevanews. net.

“I’m concerned about moving that highway and it being so close to the elementary school building,” candidate John Bromfield said. “I’ve heard that school board talking about it, and it doesn’t seem right. Bromfield said he isn’t sure what can be done to make everyone in the village happy with the highway plans. “I am excited about the new library over here, though,” he said. “Now I can just walk over there to it. It’ll be a real asset for the village to have a new library.” The village is currently conducting an economic feasibility study on converting an empty building in the West Lake Centre area at 525 Kenosha St. to a library. The building would quadruple the current library’s space. For years, the village had considered different lots and plans for building a new library to move from the current location on the corner of Main and Maple streets. Bromfield said he is glad the village board created a second branch of municipal court as well. “Honestly, I felt they needed a change with the court,” he said. “If they aren’t collecting that much money, well, you have to do something. You have to change it when you’re losing that kind of money.” Even with his extensive career in local politics, Bromfield said his family and friends are OK with him running again. “We’ll see if I get the community support to back me at the election in April,” he said. “My wife is a real estate agent, so she’s busy anyway. She won’t miss me while I’m at meetings.”

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February 27, 2014


AFS students get some surprises in U.S. “Walk together, talk together, all ye peoples of the earth. Then and only then shall ye have peace.” AFS motto taken from a Sanskrit saying. By Chris Schultz Ask foreign exchange students what surprised them when they arrived in the United States, and their answers can be surprising. Foods, slang, etiquette, lack of public transportation, even American schools having drinking fountains in the hallways, can strike students from overseas as very different. Mina Khan of Pakistan said her first surprise in the U.S. was that Americans will make direct eye contact during conversations. When conversing in Pakistan, making eye contact can be considered disrespectful, she said. AFS students meet once a month, but Mina couldn’t make the Feb. 9 meeting, and so the Regional News conducted her interview over the phone. Mina speaks excellent English, but with an accent. A British accent. Mina, 15, said she attends a private, British-run school. Once a week, Mina cooks a Pakistani dish for herself and her family. She admits to toning down the spices for her host family. “I want to share culture and learn how people in other countries live,” Mina said. “I always wanted to come here, I don’t know why.” Priyanka Manojkumar Patel, a junior from Amedabad India, and Mina are good friends, even though their countries have feuded over borders and national pride. Priyanka said the friendship is natural. She and Mina are Indians. The only difference is that Priyanka is Hindu and Mina is Muslim. The two nations separated in 1947 after the British left the Indian subcontinent. Both Priyanka and Mina laid the blames for tensions at the feet of their national leaders. “Government is the big problem,” Priyanka said. “Not the people.” Priyanka said she was surprised by a difference in spellings. Priyanka attends a British-run high school, and she speaks excellent English - from England. She spells “color” as “colour,” which is correct — in England. The other shock was the difference in weather. It doesn’t snow in her part of India. “I like snow, but I don’t like cold,” Priyanka said. Gusten Tingstrom is a senior fom Stockholm, Sweden. He possesses an easy-going smile and an impressive command of American English. Gusten said children in Sweden have to learn English. “All television in Sweden is in English,” he said. “We start learning it when we are 6 years old.” What surprised him the most was the diversity in the United States. “They have heritage from all over the world here,” he said. He said community spirit is still strong in this country as well. He said he spent this past summer helping Fontana residents build a playground.

One of the main differences between the Swedish and Americans is their attitudes toward taxes. “We love our taxes,” said Gusten. He estimated that the average working person in Sweden pays up to 70 percent of his or her income in taxes, but those taxes pay for everything, including health care, he said. Hermann Henriksen is a junior from Kongsvinger, Norway, attending DDHS This is Hermann’s seventh visit to the U.S. The six earlier visits were vacations with his parents. “We see ourselves as Norwegian-Americans,” he said. He was wearing a New York Yankees ball cap and professed to being a Green Bay Packers fan. He said his father had seen a Packers game when he visited the U.S. years ago. He said he hopes to do the same some day. He and Gusten said they were amused by the concept of snow days. Neither Sweden nor Norway have snow days, they said. “That just doesn’t happen in Norway,” said Hermann Herman said he wants to go into the army for one year as a growing experience. “A lot of Norwegian kids are spoiled,” he said. Elwalid (Wello) Fayez Mohamed said he was surprised by the lack of public transit in Walworth County. “The thing I’m having a hard time with is transportation,” he said. Wello (pronounced Wah-lo) attends a British school in Cairo. Wello said he also observed that the “buddy” language is different” between British English speakers and American English speakers. He said he’s had to pick up on a lot of new slang. A Muslim, Wello said meeting in a Christian church does not make him feel uncomfortable. “I have a lot of Christian friends,” he said. He said he wants to attend the University of Wisconsin — Whitewater. He wants to eventually enter the biotechnology field. Victor De La Cruz is a sophomore from Santiago, Spain. Victor said he’s had to get used to a different meal schedule. In Spain, lunch was around 3 p.m. Here, it’s more like 11 a.m. On the other hand, he was impressed by the friendliness of American police officers. “I love this country for the people,” he said. He doesn’t particularly like it for its weather. “I hate the snow and the cold weather,” Victor said. Although he liked having snow days off. “It’s a new experience,” he said. Victor said he’s looking at a future business career. And he’d love to do business in the U.S. Papatsorn “Bam” Panthong is a junior from Bangkok, Thailand. Bangkok is a city of about 5 million. But it isn’t the rural emptiness of Walworth County that caught Bam by surprise. Like some of the other exchange students, she was shocked by the cold. When we talked on Feb. 9, the temperature was 85 degrees in Bangkok, she said. The temperature here was, well, depressing. As student at Big Foot, Bam

Meet this year’s Walco AFS students This year, the AFS programs in Walworth County have unified into the Walworth County AFS Program. The program used to be divided by community. That the groups have unified has probably improved things, because now more exchange students can get together and get to know each other, said Danniel Ward-Packard of Lake Geneva, who is an AFS host parent with her husband, John. The program is hosting nine students this year. The American Field Service was a recruiting service for Americans interested in driving military ambulances in France during World War I and World War II. AFS has since evolved into an intercultural exchange program. According to its website, the AFS is an international, voluntary, nongovernmental, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people create a more just and peaceful world. n Hermann Henriksen of Kongsvinger, Norway, is staying with Ed and Cheryl Kaufenberg of Darien. He attends Delavan-Darien High School. He is a passionate soccer fan and played on the conference champion team at DDHS. His father Levi is a novelist and newspaper columnist. His mother, Elisabeth Henriksen Harlsruder, works at a government statistics office n Gusten Tingstrom, a senior from Stockholm, Sweden, a metro area of 2.2 million, is staying with Renee and Jerry Burns of Walworth. Gusten ran for Big Foot High School’s conference Championship cross-country team this autumn and hopes to participate in baseball this spring. His father, Gosta, is a minister and his mother, Ulrika, is in banking. n Elwalid (Wello) Fayez Tingstrom Mohamed a senior from Cairo, Egypt is interested in drama, swimming and horses. He is on the DDHS swim team, participated in the school’s fall play and intends to do the spring play as well. His father, Fayez, owns a factory. His mother, Samar, is a psychologist who works at a Mohamed rehabilitation center. n Priyanka Manojkumar Patel, a junior from Ahmedabad, India, is staying with Deanna Stirmel and Mark Wendorf of Delavan. Patel’s interests are community service, dance, sports, travel and Indian music. She plays basketball for DDHS. Patel said she was impressed and surprised by the number of people who have offered her help when she’s needed it. Jan Noehrenberg is a junior from Dallgow, Germany (near Berlin and Potsdam). His hometown is in the former eastern zone of Germany. Jan said it’s the little differences between Germany and America that catch his attention. For example, German schools do not have drinking fountains. And, Germany doesn’t have middle schools or high schools, either. Instead, German education

n Victor De La Cruz, a sophomore from Santiago, Spain, is interested in a variety of sports, including soccer, swimming, basketball, tennis, and computer games. He played soccer for DDHS and is on the school’s junior varsity basketball team. Cruz Elwalid and Victor are both staying with Dawn and Sean Blanton of Delavan. n Giorgia Longagnani, a senior from Valenza, Italy, is staying with new hosts Kerrie and Malcolm Tisdale of Whitewater. Her interests are swimming, photography and cooking. She was a member of the swim team at Whitewater High School. Giorgia would like to join girls’ soccer in the Longagnani spring. Giorgia’s father, Carlo, is a businessman. Her mother, Cristina, is a swim teacher. n Mina Khan, a junior from Hyderabad, Pakistan, is staying with John and Danniel Ward-Packard of Lake Geneva. She attends Badger High School. Her interests are travel, photography and cooking. The WardPackards have hosted other foreign students for a number of years, and also have both a son and daughter who have gone Khan abroad with AFS. Her father, Abdul Aziz, and mother, Nasreen, are physicians. Mina hopes to become a doctor. n Jan Noehrenberg, a junior from Dallgow, Germany, a small city near Berlin, is staying with Kevin and Catherine Nickels of Walworth. His interests are history, swimming and other sports. He is on the Big Foot swim team. Jan’s father, Jens, owns a property management company, and his mother, Dagmar, is a secretary in the company. In a true exchange, the Nickels’ oldest son, Ben, went to Mönchengladbach, near Noehrenberg Dusseldorf, Germany where he plays tennis, runs and takes German lessons. n Papatsorn “Bam” Panthong, a junior from Bangkok, Thailand, a city of 5.5 million, is staying with Charlie and Alice Paul in Whitewater while attending Big Foot where Alice works. Her interests are cooking, badminton and dance. Panthong

is set up with preschool, primary school (through age 10) followed by secondary school, divided into two sections, the first for grades five through nine, the second for grades 10 through 12. Secondary school students attend either Hauptschule, Realschule or Gymnasium (the “G” is hard.) Gymnasium is what Americans would consider “college preparatory.” Most German students going on to universities take a test called the Abitur. Jan hasn’t taken his Abitur yet. Giorgia Longagnani, a senior from Italy, said one thing she

noted was that Italian communities tend to be less spread out than American cities and villages. “In Italy, the towns are smaller,” she said. She was surprised to hear that Whitewater has a population of just 14,000, about half that of her hometown. She said she was also surprised by how much Americans use their cars. Italians use their train systems and public transportation for local travel. For travelling outside town, the average automobiles in Italy are not that big. She said her family’s car could fit into the back of an American pickup truck.

COMMUNITY NOTE To be able to audition, a reg- Monday following the audition and will be called for dress rehearsal Missoula Children’s Theatre in kindergarten (minimum age 5) through grade 12 (maximum age istration form must be completed casting session (6:30 - 8:30 p.m.) before the performance that day. presents ‘The Wizard of OZ’ Casting for the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) production of “The Wizard of Oz” will be Monday, March 3, beginning with registration from 3 to 3:45 p.m., casting from 4 to 6 p.m., and the first rehearsal from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., all on the same day at Young Auditorium, 930 W. Main St., Whitewater, on the UW-Whitewater campus. There are roles for children

18). About 50 to 60 local children will be cast to appear in the show with the two MCT tour actors/ directors. This is a group audition. No previous acting experience is required. Those that wish to audition must arrive by 4 p.m. on March 3 and stay for the entire two-hour casting session. The first two-hour rehearsal begins approximately 15 to 30 minutes after the audition.

and brought to the audition. Registration forms are available online at Registration is scheduled from 3 to 3:45 p.m. Auditions will begin promptly at 4 p.m. The MCT touring productions are complete with costumes, scenery, props and makeup. MCT tour actor/directors will conduct rehearsals throughout the week. Rehearsals will be conducted on

and Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the auditorium. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week, and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals required for their role. The performance, open to the public, will be held at Young Auditorium on Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m. The children in the cast

For more information about this Horizons Family Series show or to purchase tickets, visit www.uww. edu/YoungAuditorium. Tickets can also be reserved in person or by calling the Greenhill Center Box Office at (262) 472-2222. There is no charge to participate in the residency week (audition, rehearsals or performance), however, parents may choose to purchase DVDs or T-shirts during the week.

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Woman gets prison for role in drive-by A 28-year-old Elgin, Ill., woman will spend two years in prison for her role in a January 2013 drive-by shooting in Elkhorn. Sarah M. Brittain pleaded guilty to a felony charge of first-degree recklessly endangering safety. She was identified as the driver in the shooting. On Feb. 18, Judge David Reddy also sentenced Brittain to two years of extended supervision. Brittain and three others were arrested in connection with the incident. Cameron M. Casillas, 18, of Milwaukee, and Rochele M. Sorg, 20, of Elkhorn, both have been charged in connection with the shooting. Sorg is scheduled for a jury trial in July. Casillas pleaded guilty to a felony charge of discharging a firearm at a building and is scheduled to be sentenced on March 31. The third person who was arrested was Alfredo Villarreal, 18, Janesville. After his arrest, Villarreal was transported to Aurora Lakeland Medical Center for an undisclosed ailment.

According to police docuThe charges were reportedly ments, a Walworth County Sherfiled because of a fight Maurizzi iff’s deputy found Villarreal in his had with Villarreal. jail cell laying on the floor with a Casillas didn’t show up to a large amount of blood and sputum Jan. 14 court proceeding and the in the cell. The deputy reported prosecutor moved to dismiss the seeing a large laceration on the case. top of Villarreal’s head. On the street outside the home, Villarreal was transported to Elkhorn Police Officer Robert the hospital, where he attacked Rayfield located shell casings. Brittain a deputy who was guarding him. Bullet holes were located at a The deputy shot and killed Villarnumber of spots in the home. A real. bullet entered Maurizzi’s bedroom, which After the shooting, county prosecutors he occupied at the time of the shooting. said Villarreal would have been charged in Three other people were also in the home connection with the shooting had he not when the shots were fired. been killed. That night police spoke to Villarreal According to the criminal complaint: who said he was with his girlfriend during On Jan. 19, 2013, at 7:50 p.m. officers the shooting. went to a residence for a report of shots However, police had previously spoken fired at a home. to Villarreal’s girlfriend, who said he was Police spoke to Alexander Maurizzi not with her at the time of the shooting. Villarreal then told police he had actuand Flavio Giovanni Perez. Maurizzi said he believed the shooting was a retaliation ally been with Martin Villarreal and Casillas. because he had charges dismissed against On Jan. 24, Sorg told police that Brithim for felony child abuse.

tain and Casillas picked her up from her home and then they picked up Alfredo Villarreal from his girlfriend’s house. The four of them talked about shooting at Maurizzi’s home. Villarreal was then dropped back off at his girlfriend’s home. In the car, Casillas tried shooting the gun at Maurizzi’s house, but it didn’t fire. The group then picked up Alfredo and Martin Villarreal. Martin Villarreal has not been charged in the shooting. Sorg told police that Alfredo Villarreal fired the gun out of the window at Maurizzi’s house and Brittain drove them away. Martin Villarreal told police that in the car his window went down without him rolling it down. Martin Villarreal said he then ducked down and Alfredo Villarreal shot the gun out the window at Maurizzi’s home. Sorg told police that they returned to her home in Elkhorn and Villarreal and Casillas wiped the prints off the gun. Casillas told Sorg he buried the firearm in a backyard.

Big Foot releases Badger students represented FFA at conference honor roll Big Foot High School announced its honor rolls for the second term of the 2013-14 school year. High honors is attained with a grade point average of 3.7 to 4.5. Honors is awarded for a 3.4 to 3.699 grade point average.

High Honors Grade 12 Gordon Bottlemy, Angie Disla Rojas, Nicolina Falcone, Nathan Freytag, Sarah Kazy-Garey, Claire Kenny, Adam Kolnik, Raymond O’Connell, Gretchen Paderta, Daniel Pearce, Whitney Ramos, Hannah Ripkey, Tessa Ritchey, Clarissa Salman, Amy Schryver, Bailey Schuldt, Kyle Shoger, Amelia Strahan, Magdalena Vacula, Reba Wallin, David Waro and Brian Wolski. Grade 11 Brooke Berryman, Geraldine Brooks, Kathryn Colby, Brooklyn Conley, Rachel Heidenreich, Hailey Horne, Mari Hubanks, Nicholas Klesmith, Ann McGrail, Papatsorn Panthong, Dakota Sammons, Jack Senft, Miriam Smith, Anthony Trajkovich and Katheryn Vacula. Grade 10 Yeritza Carreno, Alexis Edinger, Annalise Floody, Clara Gerdes, Kalen Gillingham, Julia Gilstrap, Morgan Grunow, Nicole Hankes, Michael Heidenreich, Gregory Kovarik, Colin Lagerhausen, Liam McCarthy, Mark Schauf, Dana Sorensen, Jacob Stout, Christopher Walker and Kasey Zweifel. Grade 9 Kenny Bernal, Olivia Briggs, Jacque Christman, Hailey Davis, Katlyn Decker, Gabriella Esarco, Glorianna Esarco, Amelia Hayden, Juan Mercado Pichardo, Destiny Schmidt, Holly Truckenbrod, Brooke Wellhausen and Jared Wells.

Honors Grade 12 Natalie Boldger, D’Jaelen Evans, Collin Frederick, Megan Hartwig, Austin Hoey, Alison James, Kaylee Langron, Felecia Nelson, Gusten Tingstrom, Isabel Wagner, Matthew Watters and Kaitland Woelky. Grade 11 Alexis Gonzalez, Chandler Hehr, Marissa Kovarik, Kinzie Millar, Carlie O’Donnell, Jessica Retzke and Kelly Van Dan. Grade 10 Katherine Ahrens, Keeghan Burk, Faith Carpenter, Morgan Courier, Tyler Jones, Braydn Lentz, Katherine Oja, Alejandro Uribe and Emily Woodside. Grade 9 Claudia Camacho Flores, Chloe Doubleday, Nathan Eischeid, Kieran Featherstone, Colten Flom, Demeka Goldsmith, Kennedy Hehr, Evan Karabas, Nathan McIntyre, Carolyn Nickels, Maria Olague, Enna Peterson, Makalyn Peterson, Kaitlyn Santeler, Nelson Tovar and Alexia Zabrouski.

Nick Merry and Chad Jones represented the Badger FFA at the Wisconsin Association of FFA Half-Time Leadership Conference held in Stevens Point Jan. 10 and 11. More than 460 FFA members, advisers and state FFA officers participated. The Half-Time Leadership Conference provides FFA chapter leaders from around the state the opportunity to set goals and prepare for the second half of their year of service in their local FFA chapters. Members attended workshops focused on leadership and personal development, membership and chapter development and opportunities in FFA. They learned about preparing for FFA events and getting involved in community service. In addition, the 2013-14 national FFA officer team was in attendance to work with the students. These officers are from six different states and travel the year representing the National FFA Organization. This year’s leadership conference was designed and conducted by the 2013-14 Wisconsin state FFA officers. The theme was “Jump into the Lead.” “Half-Time is one of the premier leadership conferences in our state and designed by student leaders. It allows FFA chapter leaders to develop their leadership skills, learn

more about FFA activities and meet people while having fun,” Cheryl Zimmerman, state FFA executive director said. “We are able to provide young people with an excellent experience to develop their leadership skills and get them excited about agriculture, agricultural education and the FFA so they can build their local programs.” FFA advisors were also busy during the weekend as they attended training sessions in the areas of Meat Animal Quality Assurance, the Agricultural Career Network and promoting agricultural education in the community. Teachers were also involved in the Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (WAAE) Board meetings and committee meetings. The Wisconsin Association of FFA comprised of 250 local chapters in high schools across the state prepares over 19,000 students for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. FFA activities and programs complement instruction in agriculture education by giving students practical experience in the application of agricultural skills and knowledge gained in classes. FFA’s mission is to develop premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

COUNTY NOTES Yerkes host star parties Yerkes Observatory, 373 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay, hosts monthly star parties featuring indoor and outdoor activities intended for school age children accompanied by a parent or teacher. The next event will be Saturday, March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. The program will include a guide to winter constellations and, weather permitting, opportunities to observe, both with the unaided eye and through telescopes. Indoor activities include tours of the observatory, presentations in the library and other family activities. As it grows dark, the nearly first quarter moon and brilliant planet Jupiter dominate the southern sky, the latter looking to the unaided eye like a brilliant star. The very bright constellation Orion hangs nearby, close to Sirius, the brightest nighttime star. Telescope targets will include: the moon and its craters; Jupiter and its moons; and the Great Nebula in Orion. The fee is $5 per person or $15 per family. Register by going to the Yerkes Observatory Website at astro.uchicago. edu/yerkes/events/starparty/. Those attending should dress warmly, with hats, mittens, scarves, winter coats and sturdy shoes. Bring binoculars, digital cameras on a tripod or telescopes, if desired. Yerkes Observatory is open for free public tours on Saturdays, as well as providing weekday tours and programs. For information, go to the/

Church, with a series of Wednesday services to follow at 7:30 p.m., March 12 through April 9. The Ash Wednesday service will include an extended confession, imposition of ashes, Holy Communion and the speaking of the liturgy. A piano prelude will be played by Barb McMahon and the congregation will leave in silence following the service. The Rev. Jeanette Strandjord will deliver a sermon entitled “God Dives In.” The theme of the Wednesday night services is “Facing the Cross,” with readings from the book by Christian author C.S. Lewis integrated into each sermon by Rev. Strandjord.

Senior Travel Club meets March 7

The Senior Travel Club of Walworth County will meet Friday, March 7, from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Community Room at Matheson Memorial Library, Elkhorn. The Elkhorn Fire and Rescue Department will be providing free blood pressure screening for members prior to the meeting, beginning at 9 a.m. The guest speaker will be Sandy Sullivan, author of “A Green Bay Love Story,” who talks about how working for Vince Lombardi changed her life. Sign-up for the April 12 trip to see “The Passion Play” in Appleton will continue. Signup will begin for the May 8 trip, “An EPIC Adventure,” in the Madison area that will include visiting a sausage kitchen, lunch at Quivey’s Grove, a tour of Monona Terrace, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and a visit to the EPIC facility outside Verona that supports the documentation software used by medical systems. Sign-up Ash Wednesday service set also begins for a four-day trip, “9 Countries Without a PassAn Ash Wednesday worship service at 7:30 p.m., March port,” to Omaha, Neb., May 20 to 23. 5, will begin the Lenten season at Williams Bay Lutheran Call (262) 743-1555 for information.


School/State Superintendent weighs in on Highway 14, safety debate Roof inspection What Board Treasurer Rich Hildebrandt calls a patchwork of roofing over the school isn’t working anymore. “We fix parts of it, and those repairs aren’t lasting as long as we’d like,” Hildebrandt, who chairs the building and grounds committee, said. “I think getting a company in here to inspect the roof and see what we really need to do is a good idea.” Hildebrandt said he’s spoken with Inspec Inc., roofing consultants based out of Milwaukee, and the company will complete a roof survey and a leak investigation for $7,200. The board agreed to the survey. Hildebrandt said Inspec will flood the roof and find where the leaks are, so they can be repaired.

“If they find work that needs to be done, we can contract through them for that,” he said.

Highway 14 Board President Kelly Freeman said she and Larson are still busy writing letters trying to stop the DOT from rerouting Highway 14 closer to the school. For years, the DOT has considered plans for rebuilding the highway that goes around Heyer Park in Walworth. The DOT decided on a plan in late 2013, which puts the highway within 53 feet of the school. “We have never been involved, from the beginning (with the plan discussions),” Freeman said. “Yet no one is effected as much as our school building is.” The DOT plan would route highway

traffic on the western edge of Heyer Park, and the Antique Mall on the corner of Beloit and Main streets would be torn down. The highway would be paved through parts of the current school and Antique Mall parking lot. Evers Freeman said she spoke with State Superintendent Tony Evers about the DOT plans. “Dr. Evers sent this letter to Gov. Walker and the DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb,” Freeman said. “He sent a copy of it to us.” Freeman read Evers’ letter, which said he was surprised by the DOT’s plans for the highway from a health and safety perspective, but also because the parking lot and

entrance changes the school would have to make. Freeman said she hasn’t heard anything since Evers’ letter, which was dated Feb. 11.

District credit card The board approved Larson’s request to have a district credit card. Larson said teachers and staff have had to put purchases on personal credit cards and then wait for a reimbursement check. Administrative Assistant Karie Bourke said the district can get cheaper products online than in many area stores, but the district needs a credit card to do that online shopping. The board didn’t set a limit on the credit card, but the question was referred to the policy committee.


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BILINGUAL BUILDING AIDES Sandra Cruz and Domenica Jaramillo received achievement awards from the Badger School Board for their help with the holiday giving project. Pictured are (from left) Jim Gottinger, district administrator; Cruz; Emily Schumacher, school social worker; Jaramillo; and Bea Dale, board vice president.


BIG FOOT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS who recently completed the ACT test with high scores were (front, from left) Clarissa Salman, Kyle Shoger, Bailey Schuldt, Hannah Ripkey, Monica Heath-Brost, Hannah Christman and Natalie Boldger; and (back) Ben Lueck, Collin Frederick, Brian Wolski, Nathan Freytag, Raymond O’Connell, Matthew Watters and Adam Kolnik. Not pictured were Claire Kenny, Gretchen Paderta and Amelia Strahan. These students scored at or above the 95th percentile in at least one of the ACT’s five areas, English, math, reading, writing and science.


ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS were presented to Kate McKinney and Addi Nelson for their help each morning with the 4K classroom prep and assisting the students as they prepare for their day. Those in the photo are (from left) Jim Gottinger; Principal Betsy Schroeder, who made the nominations; McKinney; Nelson and board member Marcie Hollmann.



DISTRICT SPELLING BEE WINNERS Christian Johnston, first place, and Charley Giese, runner-up, received achievement awards from the school board. They will compete at the regional level March 5 at Whitewater High School. Those pictured are (from left) Jim Gottinger, board member Barbara Dinan, Giese, Johnston and Principal Anne Heck.

WINNERS OF THE SPEECH COMPETITION held by the Modern Woodmen of America included Walworth Middle SUBMITTED School students Olivia Peterson, left, first place; Grace THE GENEVA LAKE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION presented Gillingham, center, second place; and Carla Zuniga, third place. a check to the Walworth County Child Advocacy Center on The competition was open to fifth through eighth graders. Feb. 3. Ladies Day Luncheon committee co-chair Shelley Perry, center, presented the check for $1,200 to Margaret Downing, left, of the advocacy center. Also pictured is Bridgete Six. The luncheon raises money for various worthy causes. The Child Advocacy Center is a safe place for kids who may have been abused. The center brings together a team of specially trained professionals who evaluate and investigate cases of child abuse and help children and their families.


VIP SERVICES INC. presented awards at its annual recognition dinner. VIP board President Donna Neshek, left, and Executive Director Cindy Simonsen, far right, were joined by representatives of Stinebrink’s Piggly Wiggly of Lake Geneva, Employer of the Year (front, from left) Dave Stinebrink, Mark Stinebrink and Mike Fryar; and Business Partner of the Year, American Business Technologies representatives (back, from left) Tom Bence and Kevin Poeschel.

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THE REV. LAURA MCLEOD, left, presented a check for $1,100 from the Delavan United Church of Christ to Sara Nichols of Open Arms Free Clinic Inc., Elkhorn. These resources from the church’s Christmas Candle Fund will assist the clinic in their mission to better understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the uninsured, low income and under-served residents of Walworth County.

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STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COUNTY WALWORTH COUNTY Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) Case No. 2014PR22 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF KATHLEEN RAE SANDBERG PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth 827-1928 and date of death 12-7-2013, was domiciled in Walworth County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of 9 South Walworth Avenue, Unit 301, Williams Bay, WI 53191. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is May 13, 2014. 5. A claim may be filed at the Walworth County Judicial Center, 1800 County Rd. NN, P.O. Box 1001, Elkhorn, Wisconsin 53121 Room 2085. Wendy A. Esch Deputy Probate Registrar February 6, 2014 Attorney David A. Rasmussen P.O. Box 250 Walworth, WI 53184 262-275-5669 Bar Number 1012810 Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014

tration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth 03/14/1932 and date of death 10/03/2013 was domiciled in Walworth County, State of Wisconsin with a mailing address of 268 Pearson Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. 3. All interested persons waived notice. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is May 19, 2014. 5. A claim may be filed at the Walworth County Probate, P.O. Box 1001, 1800 County Rd. NN, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Room 2085. Wendy A. Esch Deputy Probate Registrar February 18, 2014 Lynn Y. Connors 320 Oakwood Lane Lake Geneva, WI 53147 262-215-0492 Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 13, 2014

Statutes and all applicable ordinances of the Town of Bloomfield within thirty (30) days of receipt of this Order.


If you fail to comply with this Order, the undersigned Building Inspector shall cause the structure to be razed and removed and the site to be restored to a dust-free and erosion-free condition. The cost to raze and remove the structure and to restore the property shall be charged to the property and collected as a special tax, as provided by Wis. Stats. § 66.0703.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 715 Walworth St. before the Planning Commission of the Village of Genoa City, Wisconsin on a Conditional Use Permit Application under 310-53 filed by Rich Kotite, Agent for AT&T Mobility, Lessee. Proposed use of structure of site in detail for a wireless communications tower and associated ground equipment for cell phone, wireless internet, E911 and other wireless communication services and may be permitted as a conditional use on the following described property:

NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the City Plan Commission on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on a Conditional Use Application filed by Margaret Klingenberg, 3910 Ridge Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081, to construct a Single Family Residence on an existing lot using the SR-4 requirements in an Estate Residential Zoning District (ER1), at the following location:

ORDINANCE NO. 11-11-13-04 An Ordinance Creating Sections 18-229.1 to 18-229.13, Construction Site Erosion Control Regulations; Repealing and Recreating Section 18-13, Introduction to Definitions; Repealing and Recreating Section 18-199(a); and Repealing and Recreating Section 18-200(b) of the Village of Fontana on Geneva Lake Municipal Code.


STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WALWORTH COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Case No. 13 CV 109 Case Code No. 30404 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALTBSECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-AB2, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES Plaintiff Vs. GERALDINE BAILEY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. SOLELY AS NOMINEE FOR AMERISTAR MORTGAGE; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA) N.A.; ASSET ACCEPTANCE, LLC; PORTFOLIO RECOVERY ASSOCIATES, LLC; MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC; CACH, LLC; CURRAHEE FINANCIAL, LLC; Defendants PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a judgment of foreclosure entered on July 29, 2013, in the amount of $633,048.76, the Sheriff will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: TIME: March 13, 2014 at 10:00 am TERMS: 1. 10% down in cash or money order at the time of sale; balance due within 10 days of confirmation of sale; failure to pay balance due will result in forfeit of deposit to plaintiff. 2. Sold “as is” and subject to all legal liens and encumbrances. 3. Buyer to pay applicable Wisconsin Real Estate Transfer Tax from the proceeds of the sale upon confirmation of the court. PLACE: WALWORTH COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT CENTER 1770 COUNTY ROAD NN, ELKHORN, WI 53121 Property description: LOT 2 OF CERTIFIED SURVEY MAP NO. 2833, AND LOCATED IN THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 29, IN TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 18 EAST, IN THE TOWN OF BLOOMFIELD, WALWORTH COUNTY, WISCONSIN, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS FOR WALWORTH COUNTY, WISCONSIN ON APRIL 11, 1997 IN VOLUME 14 OF CERTIFIED SURVEY MAPS AT PAGE 299, AS DOCUMENT NO. 352616. Tax Key No.: MA 283300002

STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WALWORTH COUNTY Case No. 2013-CV-00108 Code: 30404 (Foreclosure of Mortgage) STATE BANK Plaintiff, v

Property Address: W 1845 COUNTY RD. B GENOA CITY, WISCONSIN 53128



Adam C. Lueck State Bar No. 1081386 Attorney for Plaintiff 230 W. Monroe St., Suite 1125 Chicago, IL 60606 Phone: 312-541-9710 Johnson, Blumberg & Associates, LLC is the creditor’s attorney and is attempting to collect a debt on its behalf. Any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014


AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE BY SHERIFF’S SALE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that by virtue of a Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-captioned action on the 2nd day of December, 2013, the Sheriff or his assignee will sell the described premises at public auction as follows: DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PLACE: In the lobby of the Walworth County Law Enforcement Center 1770 County Highway NN, Elkhorn, WI 53121 DESCRIPTION: Lots 18 and 19, Block 7 and the East 12 feet of vacated Williams Plaza adjacent to said lots, Lake Geneva Terrace, located in the West ½ of the Northwest ¼ of Section 15, Town 1 North, Range 17 East, Town of Linn, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Tax Key No. ILGT00027A TERMS: Cash; down payment required at the time of Sheriff’s Sale in the amount of 10% by cash, money order, cashier’s check or certified check made payable to the Walworth County Clerk of Courts; balance of sale price due upon confirmation of sale by Court. Property to be sold as a whole ‘as is’ and subject to all real estate taxes, accrued and accruing, special assessments, if any, penalties and interest. Purchaser shall pay all transfer fees, recording fees and title costs. Dated this 20th day of February, 2014. David Graves, Sheriff Walworth County, Wisconsin Plaintiff’s Attorney: SWEET & MAIER, S.C. P.O. Box 318, Elkhorn WI 53121 Phone: 262-723-5480 Feb. 20, 27, Mar. 6, 2014


STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WALWORTH COUNTY Case No. 2014PR34 Notice to Creditors (Informal Administration) IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NANCY L. GRANHOLM Deceased PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal adminis-

Lots 52 and 53 in Block 4 of Lake Ivanhoe Resort Subdivision, Town of Bloomfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin.



STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT WALWORTH COUNTY Notice Setting Time to Hear Application and Deadline for Filing Claims (Informal Administration) Case No. 2014PR25 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF EDWIN C. MELTZER PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: 1. An application for informal administration was filed. 2. The decedent, with date of birth November 1, 1930 and date of death December 26, 2013 was domiciled in Walworth County, State of Wisconsin, with a mailing address of W2530 Krueger Road, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. 3. The application will be heard at the Walworth County Judicial Center, 1800 County Rd. NN, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Room 3045, before Hon. Kristine E. Drettwan on March 18, 2014 at 1:15 p.m. You do not need to appear unless you object. The application may be granted if there is no objection. 4. The deadline for filing a claim against the decedent’s estate is May 16, 2014. 5. A claim may be filed at the Walworth County Probate, P.O. Box 1001, N1800 County Road NN, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, Room 2085. 6. This publication is notice to any persons whose names or address are unknown. The names or addresses of the following interested persons (if any) are not known or reasonably ascertainable: Unknown heirs. If you require reasonable accommodations due to a disability to participate in the court process, please call 262-741-7014 at least 10 working days prior to the scheduled court date. Please note that the court does not provide transportation. Wendy A. Esch Deputy Probate Registrar February 10, 2014 Attorney Richard W. Torhorst 500 Commercial Court, PO Box 1300 Lake Geneva, WI 53147 262-248-3333 Bar Number: 1015127 Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 2014

You are further notified that all materials, fixtures and personal property must be removed from the site by the time of expiration of compliance time or such materials, fixtures, and personal property will be disposed of in accordance with Wis. Stats. § 66.0416(l)(i).

RAZE ORDER MIR 00072 Parcel Identification Number (PIN) TO:

Nestor P. Jovanovic and John H. Lyon 655 Upper Brookwood Drive Fontana, WI 53125

During an inspection of the property located at N2480 Tuskegee Drive, Town of Bloomfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin, the undersigned building official observed an old, dilapidated, structure in severe disrepair. Among the conditions observed were:

Dated this 18th day of November, 2013. Town of Bloomfield /s June Notbusch Building Inspector Prepared by: Attorney Anthonmy A. Coletti SBN 1018646 Law Officers of Anthony A. Coletti. S.C. 101 Evergreren Parkway, Unit #3 Elkhorn, WI 53121 Phone: 262-723-8000 Fax: 262-723-8030 Feb. 27, 2014

All interested parties in the above matter are invited to attend. The Village Planning Commission will be in session on Thursday, March 13th, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Hall, 715 Walworth Street, Genoa City, Wisconsin to consider any objections that may have been filed and to hear all persons desiring to be heard.



TOWN OF LINN NOTICER OF MEETING OF TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF LINN A meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Linn shall be held on April 14, 2014, at 6:30 P.M., Town of Linn Hall, for the purpose of considering a Resolution to vacate a portion of a platted alley being sixteen (16) feet wide and directly adjacent to Lots 17 and 18, Block 8 of Genevista Subdivision and Lots 3 and 4, Block 8, of Genevista Subdivision, Town of Linn, Walworth County, Wisconsin. Dated the 4th day of February, 2014. Town of Linn Sue Polyock Clerk/Treasurer Feb. 13, 20, 27, 2014



NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the City Plan Commission on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on a Conditional Use Application filed by John J. Karabas, 425 N. Lower Gardens Road, Fontana, WI 53125, to open an Indoor Commercial Entertainment (Restaurant) in a General Business (GB) Zoning District, at the following location: TAX KEY NO. ZA2691 00002 816 WILLIAMS STREET All interested in the above matter are invited to attend. The City Plan Commission will be in session on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to consider any objections that may have been filed and to hear all persons desiring to be heard. Dated this 21st day of February 2014. Mayor James R. Connors City Plan Commission City of Lake Geneva, WI




The Town of Geneva is seeking bids to purchase a new 2013/2014 model year boat (Princecraft Sport, Lund Crossover XS, or equivalent), motor (115 hp), and trailer. Bid specs are available from Town Clerk, N3496 Como Road, Lake Geneva, WI 53147. Contact Lt. Mulhollon at 262-2489926 with questions. The Town of Geneva reserves the right to reject any and all bids, waive any informalities in bidding, and to accept the bid which is in the best interest of the Town of Geneva. Bids will be accepted until March 7, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Debra L. Kirch, Clerk/Treasurer Town of Geneva Feb. 27, Mar. 6, 2014


TOWN OF GENEVA PUBLIC NOTICE APPLICATION FOR ALCOHOL BEVERAGE LICENSE March 11, 2014 – June 30, 2014 Town of Geneva Walworth County, Wisconsin NOTICE that the following retailer has applied for an alcohol beverage license within the Town of Geneva. The Town of Geneva will consider the application at the Town Board Meeting scheduled for Monday, March 10, 2014 beginning at 7:00 pm or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard. JMAR, LLC, Garlique, formerly held by: Marimark Properties, LLC; Nuvo, located at W4190 West End Rd, Lake Geneva, ORIGINAL “CLASS B” COMBINATION license. Agent: Jocelyn Kay Hayes Debra L. Kirch, Town of Geneva Clerk/Treasurer Feb. 27, 2014



The cumulative violations are so excessive that the undersigned building official finds that said building is old, dilapidated and out of repair and consequently dangerous, unsafe, unsanitary or otherwise unfit for human habitation and unreasonable to repair. Pursuant to Wis. Stats. Sec. 66.0413, you are hereby ordered to raze said building.

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION VILLAGE OF WILLIAMS BAY WALWORTH COUNTY, WISCONSIN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that there will be a Public Hearing before the Village of Williams Bay and the Town of Geneva Extraterritorial Joint Committees on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 4:00pm at the Village Hall in Williams Bay, 250 Williams Street. To Wit:

NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a continuation of a Public Hearing will be held before the City Plan Commission on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on a Conditional Use Application filed by Alex Paredes & Yolanda Frontany, 4843 W. Dakin Street, Chicago, IL 60641, to operate a Commercial Indoor Lodging facility in a Planed Development (PD) Zoning District at the following location: TAX KEY No. ZOP 00149 – 328 Center Street All interested in the above matter are invited to attend. The City Plan Commission will be in session on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to consider any objections that may have been filed and to hear all persons desiring to be heard. Dated this 21st day of February 2014. Mayor James R. Connors City Plan Commission City of Lake Geneva, WI A QUORUM OF ALDERMEN MAY BE IN ATTENDANCE Feb. 27 & Mar. 13, 2014


NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the City Plan Commission on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on a Conditional Use Application filed by Roger Fisher, 946 Ceylon Court, Lake Geneva, WI 53147, to install an accessory structure (Pier) closer to the lake shore than the principal structure, within Lakeshore Overlay Zoning District in accordance with Sec. 98-409(2) Lake Shore lots, at the following location: TAX KEY NO. ZA1240 00002 946 CEYLON COURT

The undersigned building official has determined that the cost of necessary repairs would exceed fifty percent (50%) of the assessed value of such building divided by the ratio of the assessed value to the recommended value as last published by the Department of Revenue for the Town of Bloomfield.

THE PETITION OF Calvary Community Church

The legal description of this property is: Lots 52 and 53 in Block 4 of Lake Ivanhoe Subdivision, Town of Bloomfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin.

The petitioner seeks a Conditional Use Permit to build an addition to the existing building and to make alterations to the existing building. All persons, their agents or attorneys will be given an opportunity to be heard in relation thereto.

STREET ADDRESS: N2620 Harris Road, Williams Bay, Wisconsin

Jacqueline Hopkins Village Clerk Feb. 27, Mar. 6. 2014

All interested in the above matter are invited to attend. The City Plan Commission will be in session on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to consider any objections that may have been filed and to hear all persons desiring to be heard. Dated this 21st day of February 2014. Mayor James R. Connors City Plan Commission City of Lake Geneva, WI

TAX KEY NUMBER: JG 3100006B – P & I Zoning


All interested in the above matter are invited to attend. The City Plan Commission will be in session on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to consider any objections that may have been filed and to hear all persons desiring to be heard. Dated this 21st day of February 2014. Mayor James R. Connors City Plan Commission City of Lake Geneva, WI A QUORUM OF ALDERMEN MAY BE IN ATTENDANCE Feb. 27 & Mar. 13, 2014


Dated this 27th day of February, 2014. Bill Antti, Chairperson, Village Planning Commission Feb. 27, 2014


1. Broken doors and windows have left the interior of the structure exposed to the elements; 2. Interior damage from water and vermin; 3. A broken toilet and sink; 4. The building’s exterior is damaged and decayed. 5. Animals have been observed entering the structure.

Records in this office and in the Office of the Register of Deeds for Walworth County disclose that you are the owners of said property. You are therefore ordered to raze and remove the above stated building and restore the site to a dust-free and erosionfree condition as required by Wisconsin

40558 110th Street; 62-4-119-303-0105 Zoning: B-2; HGHWAY BUSINESS DISTRICT JORTAT LLC, owner




NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the City Plan Commission on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on a Conditional Use Application filed by Kwik Trip Inc., 1626 Oak Street, La Crosse, WI 54602, to install an electronic message center on a proposed monument sign, at the following location: TAX KEY NO. ZA1776 00001630 and 700 Williams St ZA1776 00002 ZA1776 00004 And ZRA 00037A – 612 Williams St. All interested in the above matter are invited to attend. The City Plan Commission will be in session on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to consider any objections that may have been filed and to hear all persons desiring to be heard. Dated this 21st day of February 2014. Mayor James R. Connors City Plan Commission City of Lake Geneva, WI A QUORUM OF ALDERMEN MAY BE IN ATTENDANCE Feb. 27 & Mar. 13, 2014

The Board of Trustees of the Village of Fontana-on-Geneva Lake do ordain as follows: SECTION I: Sections 18-229.1 through 18-229.13, Construction Site Erosion Control Regulations, are hereby created as follows: Section 18-229.1: Purpose Pursuant to § 61.354, Wis. Stats., it is the purpose of these regulations to preserve the natural resources; to protect the quality of the waters of the state and the village, and to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the people, to the extent practicable, by minimizing the amount of sediment and other pollutants carried by runoff, or discharged from construction sites, to Geneva Lake and other waters and wetlands of the village and state. The intent of these regulations is to require control practices that will reduce the amount of sediment and other pollutants leaving construction sites during land-development or land disturbance activities. These regulations apply to all land-disturbing construction activities in the Village of Fontana-onGeneva Lake and within its extraterritorial review powers. These regulations set forth different procedures for different activities depending upon the size, type and location of the activities. Section 18-229.2: Applicability (a) Any land-disturbing or land developing activity shall be subject to the erosion and sediment control provisions of this section if: (1) A subdivision plat requiring review and approval by the village would result, if construction of buildings on platted lots results. (2) A certified survey map, requiring review and approval by the village would result, if construction of buildings on certified survey map lots results. (3) An area of 4,000 square feet or greater will be disturbed by excavation, grading, filling, or other earth-moving activities, resulting in a loss or removal of protective ground cover, or vegetation. (4) Excavation, fill, or any combination thereof, will exceed 400 cubic yards. Excavation and filling of less than 400 cubic yards, at the discretion of the building inspector, may require control of erosion and pollutants if judged necessary. (5) Any watercourse is to be changed, altered, enlarged, or materials are removed from a stream or lake bed.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Public Hearing will be held before the City Plan Commission on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, on a Conditional Use Application filed by John & Barbara Salyer, 456W. Sunset Road, Barrington, IL 60010, to install an accessory structure (Pier) closer to the lake shore than the principal structure, within Lakeshore Overlay Zoning District in accordance with Sec. 98-409(2) Lake Shore lots, at the following location:





TAX KEY NO. ZBG 00006 845 BAYVIEW DRIVE All interested in the above matter are invited to attend. The City Plan Commission will be in session on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. at the City Hall, Council Chambers, 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to consider any objections that may have been filed and to hear all persons desiring to be heard. Dated this 21st day of Feb. 2014. Mayor James R. Conners City Plan Commission City of Lake Geneva, WI A QUORUM OF ALDERMEN MAY BE IN ATTENDANCE Feb. 27 & Mar. 6, 2014


For more information or to place a listing contact Sue p: 262-248-4444 f: 262-248-4476 e:


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downslope drainage length of less than 25 feet to a drainage channel, stream, or lake. Whenever possible, dirt storage piles shall not be located within the drip line of any tree with a five-inch diameter at four feet high. Regardless of location or size, any dirt storage piles remaining for more than seven days shall be stabilized by mulching, vegetative cover, tarps or other means. Erosion from piles which will be in existence less than seven days shall be controlled by placing straw bales or filter fence barriers around the pile. Soil or dirt-storage piles resulting from in-street utility repair or construction located closer than 25 feet to a roadway, drainage channel, stream, or lake must be covered with tarps or suitable alternative control if exposed for more than seven calendar days, and storm drain inlets must be protected with straw bales or other appropriate filtering barriers. Bales and fences must be replaced at least once every six months.

tion, the building inspector shall again determine if the plan or statement meets the requirements of these regulations. If the plan or statement is disapproved, the building inspector shall inform the applicant in writing of the reasons for the disapproval.

that there is an error in any order, decision, or determination made by the building inspector in administering this section. Upon appeal, the board of appeals may issue variances from the provisions of this section which are consistent with the findings required for variances in .this Ordinance. The board of appeals shall use the rules, procedures, duties, and powers authorized by law in hearing and deciding appeals and authorizing variances. Any applicant, permittee, landowner, or land user may appeal any order, decision, or determination made by the building inspector in administering this section.



Continued from page 7 (6) Any utility work in which underground conduits, piping, wiring, water lines, sanitary sewers, storm sewers, or similar structures will be laid, repaired, replaced, or enlarged, if such work involves more than 300 linear feet of earth disturbance. (7) Disturbance in areas where the slope is equal to or greater than 12 percent would result. (8) In those cases where land-disturbing construction activities lasting for more than seven days are located between the ordinary high water mark of Geneva Lake and North Shore Drive or South Shore Drive, or in all such other places which are located within the 500 feet of the ordinary high water mark of Geneva Lake, or within 200 feet of the ordinary high water mark of any navigable stream. (b) All state-funded or -conducted construction is exempt from these regulations. Section 18-229.3: Standards and criteria All control measures shall meet the design criteria, standards, and specifications as identified by the building inspector and in accordance with, but not limited to, the Wisconsin Construction Site Best Management Practice Handbook. (a) Maintenance of control measures. All sedimentation basins and other control measures necessary to meet the requirements of this Ordinance shall meet the maintenance provisions for control measures contained in the Wisconsin Construction Site Best Management Practice Handbook and shall be maintained by the applicant or subsequent landowner during the period of land disturbance and land development of the site in a satisfactory manner to ensure adequate performance and to prevent nuisance conditions. (b) Site dewatering. Water pumped from the site shall be treated by temporary sedimentation basins designed for the highest dewatering pumping rate according to the criteria and requirements set forth in chapter 3, section F.1 of the Wisconsin Construction Site Best Management Practice Handbook. Water may not be discharged in a manner that causes erosion of the site or receiving channels. (c) Waste and material disposal. All waste and unused building materials including garbage, debris, cleaning wastes, waste water, toxic materials, or hazardous materials shall be properly disposed of and not allowed to be carried by runoff into a receiving lake, stream channel, or storm sewer system. (d) Tracking. Each site shall have graveled roads, access drives, and parking areas of sufficient width and length to prevent sediment from being tracked onto public or private roadways. Any sediment reaching a public or private road shall be removed by street cleaning (not flushing) before the end of each workday. (e) Drain inlet protection. All storm drain inlets shall be protected with a straw bale, filter fabric, or equivalent barrier meeting accepted design criteria, standards, and specifications as set forth in chapter 3.E of the Wisconsin Construction Site Best Management Practice Handbook. (f) Vegetation removal 1. In a strip paralleling the shoreline and extending 50 feet inland from all points along the ordinary high water mark of Geneva Lake, no more than 30 percent of the length of this strip shall be clear cut to the depth of the strip. 2. All other vegetation removal will be kept to a minimum as needed to allow for the construction of buildings, patios and decks, or the installation of utilities throughout the parcel as determined by the building inspector. (g) Site erosion control. The following criteria shall apply only to land-development and land-disturbing activities that result in runoff leaving the site: 1. Channelized runoff from adjacent areas passing through the construction site shall be diverted around disturbed areas, if practical. Otherwise, the channel shall be protected as described in this section. Sheetflow runoff from adjacent areas greater than 10,000 square feet in area shall also be diverted around disturbed areas unless shown to have resultant runoff velocities of less than 0.5 feet per second across the disturbed area for a two-year, 24hour storm. Diverted runoff shall be conveyed in a manner that will not erode the conveyance and receiving channels. Guidelines of the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service for allowable velocities indifferent types of channels should be followed. 2. All activities on the site shall be conducted in a logical sequence to minimize the area of bare soil exposed at any one time. This shall include the planting of vegetative cover as soon as practical. 3. Runoff from the entire disturbed area on the site shall be controlled by meeting the following subsections a. and b., or a., b., and c.: a. All disturbed ground left inactive for seven or more calendar days shall be stabilized by seeding or sodding or by mulching or covering, or other equivalent control measure. Seeding or sodding should be done prior to September 15to be effective. b. Filter fences, straw bales, or equivalent control measures shall be placed along all sideslope and downslope areas of the site. If a channel or area of concentrated runoff passes through the site, filter fences shall be placed along the channel edges to reduce sediment reaching the channel. c. For sites with ten or more acres disturbed at one time, or if a channel originates in the disturbed area, one or more sedimentation basins shall be constructed designed to meet the criteria set forth in chapter 3.C.4 of the Wisconsin Construction Site Best Management Handbook. The basin discharge rate shall be sufficiently low as to not cause erosion along the discharge channel or the receiving water. 4. Any soil or dirt storage piles containing more than 10 cubic yards of material should not be located with a

Section 18-229.4: Erosion control plan and permit required No landowner or land user may commence a land disturbance or land development activity subject to these regulations without receiving prior approval of a control plan for the site and a land-disturbing permit from the building inspector. At least one landowner or land user controlling or using the site and desiring to undertake a land disturbing or land developing activity subject to these regulations shall submit an application for a permit and a control plan and pay an application fee to the building inspector. By submitting an application, the applicant is authorizing the building inspector to enter the site to obtain information required for the review of the control plan. All appropriate measures are to be installed prior to issuance of a building permit or commencement of construction. Section 18-229.5: Content of the erosion control plan (a) Contents of the control plan for land-disturbing activities covering one acre or more. The control plan shall contain any information which the building inspector may need to determine soil erosion, and sedimentation potential and control. The building inspector may require the following, as well as any other information which, in his judgment, is needed to evaluate the control plan: (1) Existing site map. A map of existing site conditions at a scale not smaller than one inch equals 100 feet showing the following: a. Site boundaries and adjacent lands which accurately identify site location; b. Location of lakes, streams, wetlands, channels, ditches, and other watercourses on and immediately adjacent to the site; c. The limits and elevations of the 100-year recurrence interval floodplain, and, where applicable, floodway and flood fringe boundaries; d. Location of predominant soil types; e. Vegetative cover; f. Location and dimensions of existing storm water drainage systems and natural drainage patterns on and immediately adjacent to the site; g. Location and dimensions of existing utilities, structures, roads, highways, and paving; h. Site topography with a maximum contour interval of two feet; and i. Certification (stamp or seal) by a registered professional engineer. (2) Plan of final site conditions. A plan of final site conditions at the same scale as the existing site map scale be prepared which shows the proposed changes in the site. The plan shall be certified by a registered professional engineer. (3) Site construction plan. A site construction plan of the site prepared at a scale not smaller than one inch equals 100 feet showing the following: a. Locations and dimensions of all proposed land-disturbing activities; b. Locations and dimensions of all temporary soil or dirt stockpiles; c. Location and dimensions of all construction site management control measures necessary to meet the requirements of this Ordinance; d. A schedule of anticipated starting and completion dates of each land-disturbing activity, including the dates of installation of construction site control measures necessary to meet the requirements of this Ordinance; e. Provisions for maintenance of the construction site control measures during construction; and f. Certification (stamp or seal) by a registered professional engineer. (b) Contents of the control plan statement for land-disturbing activities covering less than one acre. Landowners and land users performing minor land-disturbing activities (less than one acre) shall prepare an erosion control plan statement with a simple sketch drawn to a scale not smaller than one inch equals 100 feet which briefly describes the site erosion control measure that will be used to meet the requirements if this Ordinance. The erosion control plan statement shall also include a site development schedule. Section 18-229.6: Review of erosion control plan or statement Within 45 days of receipt of the application, control plan, or control plan statement and fee, the building inspector shall review the application and control plan or control statement to determine if the requirements of these regulations have been met. The building inspector may request comments from other departments, agencies, or the village engineer. If the requirements of these regulations have been met, the building inspector shall approve the plan, inform the applicant, and issue a permit. If the conditions have not been met, the building inspector shall either require resubmission of the plan with additional information or deny the permit. Within 30 days of receipt of the needed informa-


Section 18-229.7: Permit conditions All permits shall require the permittee to: (a) Notify the building inspector not less than two working days before commencing any land-disturbing or land developing activity. (b) Notify the building inspector within 14 calendar days after completing any land disturbing or land developing activity and/or the completion of installation of any onsite detention facility or other control measures. (c) Obtain permission in writing from the building inspector prior to modifying the approved control plan or control statement. (d) Install all control measures as identified in the approved control plan or control statement. (e) Maintain all road drainage systems, storm water drainage systems, control measures, and other facilities identified in the control plan or control statement (f) Repair any siltation or erosion damage to adjoining surfaces and drainageways resulting from land developing or landdisturbing activities. (g) Inspect the construction control measures after each rain of 0.5 inches or more and at least once each week and make needed repairs. (h) Allow the building inspector to enter the site for the purpose of inspecting for compliance with the control plan or control statement or for performing any work necessary to bring the site into compliance with the control plan or control statement. (i) Keep a copy of the approved control plan on the site at all times. Section 18-229.8: Permit duration Permits shall be valid for a period of 180 calendar days, or the length of the building permit or other construction authorizations, whichever is longer, from the date of issuance. The building inspector may extend the permit period up to an additional 180 days. The building inspector may require additional control measures as a condition of the extension if they are necessary to meet the requirements of these regulations. Section 18-229.9: Sureties As a condition of approval and issuance of the permit, the building inspector may require the applicant to deposit an irrevocable letter of credit or cash bond to guarantee a faithful execution of the approved control plan and permit conditions. The form of the letter or cash bond shall be such that it is readily available for village use without any restrictions and as approved by the village attorney. Section 18.229.10: Fees A fee shall be required for the review of erosion control statements and erosion control plans. The amount of such fees shall be in accordance with the Village of Fontana-on-Geneva Lake Fee Schedule adopted by the village board and amended from time to time. Section 18.229.11: Inspection The building inspector shall inspect construction sites at least once each month during the period starting March 1 and ending October 31 and a total of at least twice during the period beginning November 1 and ending February 28 to ensure compliance with the approved control plan. If landdisturbing or land-development activities are being carried out without a permit, the building inspector shall institute the appropriate enforcement action. Section 18-229.12: Enforcement (a) The building inspector may post a stop work order if: (1) Any land-disturbing or landdeveloping activity regulated under these regulations is being undertaken without a permit. (2) The control plan or control statement is not being implemented in good faith. (3) The conditions of the permit are not being met. (b) If the permittee does not cease the activity or comply with the control plan or permit conditions within ten calendar days after being notified, the village may revoke the permit. (c) Where no permit has been issued and the landowner or land user fails to cease within ten calendar days, the building inspector may request the village attorney to obtain a cease and desist order. (d) The building inspector may retract a stop work order or a permit revocation. (e) Ten calendar days after posting a stop-work order, the village may issue to the landowner, pennittee, or land user a notice of intent to perform work necessary to comply with the erosion control requirements of this ordinance. The village may enter onto the land and commence the required work after 14 calendar days from issuing the notice of intent. The costs of the work performed by the village, plus interest at the rate authorized by the village board, shall be billed to the landowner, pennittee, or land user. In the event a landowner, permittee, or land user fails to pay the amount due, the village clerk shall enter the amount due on the tax rolls and collect it as a special assessment against the property pursuant to § 66.60(16), Wis. Stats. (e) Any person violating any of the provisions of this regulation shall be subject to those penalties and enforcement remedies provided in article XII. (f) Compliance with the erosion control provisions of this Ordinance may also be enforced by injunction.

SECTION II: Section 18-13, Introduction to Definitions, is hereby repealed and recreated as follows: Section 18-13: Definitions The following words, terms and phrases, wherever they occur in this Chapter, shall have the meaning ascribed to them by this section; provided, however, that those definitions set forth in Section 18549, herein, shall exclusively control with regard to any conflicting definitions between 18-13 and 18-549: SECTION III: Section 18-199(a) is hereby repealed and recreated as follows: Section 18-199(a) Rules for all signs within the LR-0, RS-1, RS-2, RS-4, RS-5, AR-6, MR-8, and MR-12 Districts within the Village; and the A-5 ETZ, RCE ETZ, and the R-1 ETZ Districts within the ETZ Area. SECTION IV: Section 18-200(b) is hereby repealed and recreated as follows: Section 18-200(b) Rules for all signs within the AH-35, IN, NB, VC, CB, OP, RP and PD Districts within the Village; and the A-1 ETZ, A-2 ETZ, A-3 ETZ, A-4 ETZ, C-1 ETZ, C-2 ETZ, C-3 ETZ, P-1 ETZ, P-2 ETZ, B-1 ETZ, B-2 ETZ, B-3 ETZ, and M-3 ETZ Districts within the ETZ Area. SECTION V: This Ordinance shall take effect and be enforced from and after its passage and publication. Approved and Adopted this 11th day of November, 2013. BOARD OF TRUSTEES VILLAGE OF FONTANA-ON-GENEVA LAKE By: Arvid Petersen, President Attest: Dennis Martin, Village Clerk Feb. 27, 2014


VILLAGE OF FONTANA ON GENEVA LAKE WALWORTH COUNTY, WI TYPE E NOTICE VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote by absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where she or he wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING. Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the election. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk. You can also personally go to the clerk’s office or other specified location, complete a written application, and vote by absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot. Dennis L. Martin, Municipal Clerk Telephone: 262-275-6136 Facsimile: 262-275-8088 Fontana Village Hall 175 Valley View Drive, PO Box 200 Fontana, WI 53125 HOURS: Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL IS 5:00 P.M. ON THE FIFTH DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION, THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 2014. MILITARY ELECTORS SHOULD CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL CLERK REGARDING THE DEADLINES FOR REQUESTING OR SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT. THE FIRST DAY TO VOTE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS MONDAY, MARCH 17, 2014. THE DEADLINE FOR VOTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT IN THE CLERK’S OFFICE IS 5:00 P.M. ON THE FRIDAY BEFORE THE ELECTION, FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2014. THE MUNICIPAL CLERK WILL DELIVER VOTED BALLOTS RETURNED ON OR BEFORE ELECTION DAYTO TO THE PROPER POLLING PLACE OR COUNTING LOCATION BEFORE THE POLLS CLOSE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 1, 2014. ANY BALLOTS RECEIVED AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE WILL BE COUNTED BY THE BOARD OF CANVASSERS IF POSTMARKED BY ELECTION DAY AND RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 4:00 P.M. ON THE FRIDAY FOLLOWING THE ELECTION. Feb. 27, 2014


Section 18-229.13: Appeals The Board of Zoning Appeals shall hear and decide appeals where it is alleged



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The Village of Walworth Board of Trustees has received the following application for liquor and beer licenses for the 2013-2014 licensing period and will consider approval of the licenses at its March 10, 2014, meeting: Class “B” Beer Original Application La Mexicana Food Store Inc 103 Park Ave., Walworth WI 53184 Premises: 103 Park Ave. and 132 Beloit St., Village Square Shopping Center, Walworth WI 53184 Class “C” Wine Original Application La Mexicana Food Store Inc 103 Park Ave., Walworth WI 53184 Premises: 103 Park Ave. and 132 Beloit St., Village Square Shopping Center, Walworth WI 53184 Dated this 27th day of February, 2014 Donna Schut, Clerk Treasurer Feb. 27, 2014





VOTING BY ABSENTEE BALLOT Any qualified elector who is unable or unwilling to appear at the polling place on Election Day may request to vote an absentee ballot. A qualified elector is any U.S. citizen, who will be 18 years of age or older on Election Day, who has resided in the ward or municipality where he or she wishes to vote for at least 28 consecutive days before the election. The elector must also be registered in order to receive an absentee ballot. . TO OBTAIN AN ABSENTEE BALLOT YOU MUST MAKE A REQUEST IN WRITING. Contact your municipal clerk and request that an application for an absentee ballot be sent to you for the primary or election or both. You may also request an absentee ballot by letter. Your written request must list your voting address within the municipality where you wish to vote, the address where the absentee ballot should be sent, if different, and your signature. Special absentee voting application provisions apply to electors who are indefinitely confined to home or a care facility, in the military, hospitalized, or serving as a sequestered juror. If this applies to you, contact the municipal clerk. You can also personally go to the clerk’s office or other specified location, complete a written application, and vote an absentee ballot during the hours specified for casting an absentee ballot. Donna Schut (262) 275-2127 N. Main St., Walworth WI 53184 APPLYING FOR AND CASTING ABSENTEE BALLOTS) 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. THE DEADLINE FOR MAKING APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL IS 5:00 P.M. ON THE FIFTH DAY BEFORE THE ELECTION, MARCH 27, 2014. (MILITARY ELECTORS SHOULD CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL CLERK REGARDING THE DEADLINES FOR REQUESTING OR SUBMITTING AN ABSENTEE BALLOT. THE FIRST DAY TO VOTE AN ABSENTEE


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NOTICE OF REFERENDUM ELECTION Big Foot Union High School District April 1, 2014 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a referendum election shall be held in the Big Foot Union High School District, on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, for the purpose of approving or rejecting a “Resolution Authorizing the District Budget to Exceed State Revenue Limit By $990,000.00 Per Year For Five Years for Non-Recurring Purposes,” adopted by the School Board of said School District on January 20, 2014. Said Resolution reads as follows: BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board for the Big Foot Union High School District (the “District”) of Walworth County, Wisconsin, that the revenues included in the District budget be authorized to exceed the revenue limit set forth in Section 121.91, Wis. Stats., on a non-recurring basis by $990,000.00 per year for a five (5) year period starting in the 2014 – 2015 school year and ending in the 2018 – 2019 school year for non-recurring purposes consisting of enhancing educational programming, providing a safe educational environment and maintaining facilities. The following question will be submitted to District electors: REFERENDUM TO EXCEED REVENUE LIMIT ON A NON-RECURRING BASIS BIG FOOT UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT Shall the Big Foot Union High School District be authorized to exceed the revenue limit set forth in Section 121.91, Wis. Stats., on a non-recurring basis for a five (5) year period starting in the 2014 – 2015 school year and ending in the 2018 – 2019 school year by $990,000.00 for non-recurring purposes consisting of enhancing educational programming, providing a safe educational environment and maintaining facilities? YES


A copy of the resolution directing submission of the question set forth above to the electorate and information concerning district boundaries may be obtained at the District offices located at 401 Devils Lane, Walworth, Wisconsin 53184. Persons with questions regarding the referendum election should contact Dorothy Kaufmann, District Administrator. Gretchen McCarthy Big Foot Union High School District Clerk 401 Devils Lane Walworth, Wisconsin 53184 (262) 275-2116 Feb. 27, 2014


TOWN OF GENEVA CLERK/TREASURER POSITION The Town of Geneva is accepting applications for qualified individuals to fulfill the remaining term of Town Clerk/Treasurer which expires on the third Tuesday of April, 2015. Must be at least 18 years of age, Town resident (before taking office), able to pass a background check and drug test. Experience with Microsoft Office & accounting (QuickBooks preferred). Town of Geneva is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are available at the Geneva Town Hall, N3496 Como Road, during regular business hours or on the Town of Geneva website Interested persons should submit application with their resume.

Debra L. Kirch, Clerk/Treasurer Town of Geneva

PART-TIME BI-LINGUAL RECEPTIONIST/AIDE POSITION AVAILABLE Big Foot High School is seeking to employ a bi-lingual receptionist/aide from 7:00am-1:05pm Monday through Friday during the school year. Receptionist hours from 7:00am-11:15am and bi-lingual aide hours from 11:50am1:05pm. Ability to speak and write Spanish, current technology/software skills and above average written and communication skills are required. Wage: $12.80 per hour with eight pro-rated sick days and three holidays. Duties to include, but not limited to, phone operator duties, security door, customer service, clerical, administrative and classroom support. Application and job description are available online at under employment, Support Staff. Send application, cover letter, resume and two professional references to: Deb Way, Big Foot High School, PO Box 99, Walworth, WI 53184. Application deadline is Monday, March 10, at 3 p.m.

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CAREGIVERS—NorthPointe Resources is hiring caring adults age 21 or older to work with adults with developmental disabilities in a residential group home setting in Lake County. Candidates must have a high school diploma/GED and a valid driver’s license. Must also pass background check & drug screening. To apply, please go to our website and hit our career link or pick up application at 3441 N. Sheridan Road Zion, IL 60099.

The Kenosha News has an immediate opening for a full-time office clerk / credit specialist in the Business Office. This individual will maintain and oversee the credit function, record accounts receivable and manage the mail process. This is a great opportunity for a self motivated individual. Responsibilities include credit application processing and evaluation, determining credit status of accounts, collections, and working closely with various collection agencies. In addition, this individual will post accounts receivable checks, pick up and distribute mail within the building. The right candidate will work directly with multiple depar tments and customers while maintaining a high level of professionalism.


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DELIVERY DRIVER — Doing deliveries with a 16’ box truck. Approximately 20-25 hours/ week between 7am-5pm. Must be available 7 days a week. No DUI, No Felonies, Valid driver’s license. Background check will be done. Will be working in Antioch, IL & WI. Starting pay $12.50/hour. Send resume to: 28818 75th St. Apt B, Salem, WI 53168 Job Site ID#1039887 EDUCATION TEACHER AIDE Allendale Association a Child Welfare Agency, has full-time Teacher Aide positions available within our high end Special Education School on our Lake Villa, IL campus. Requires Associates Degree and Paraprofessional Certificate with one year related experience preferred. Candidate should have a valid driver’s license with good driving record. Per DCFS regulations must be at least 21 years of age. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit package as well as a generous tuition assistance plan. Please visit to download application and send with a copy of your resume to: ALLENDALE ASSOCIATION Attn: HR Dept. P.O. Box 1088 Lake Villa, IL 60046 FAX: (847) 356-0290 AA/EEO Job Site ID#1040017

JOURNALIST OPPORTUNITIES The Kenosha News is seeking a part-time journalist to work in its Sports Department. Duties include covering events on deadline, developing and writing feature stories, doing page design, shooting video, collecting results and turning them into stories on deadline and contributing to social media. The job may entail some photo work. This is primarily a night job with some work on holidays and weekends.



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Human Resources 5800 7th Avenue Kenosha, WI 53140 Applications/resumes are also accepted at our Customer Care counter. Equal Opportunity Employer Job Site ID#1038984 Lake Geneva Fresh Air Assctn seeks OWLS Facilitator & Male Team Leader in Williams Bay, WI. Mntr cabin counslr bhvr. Reqs: exp mgng stff; exp w /: sessn plang, cnflct resltn, chld sfty & bhvr mgmt, trng stff, CPR & Frst Aid; know Health & Sfty in wrkng envrnmnt; exp mgng tech equip & corrct procdre of sfty chckng equip. Mst be at lst 18 yrs old. Auth to wrk in US. Apply to Jessica Brenner, 361 N Lakeshore Dr, Williams Bay, WI 53191 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

CUSTOMER SUPPORT Kenosha transportation business seeking a mature individual to work with our customer support department. This is a full time, salaried position with benefits. Computer and telephone skills a must. Please send resume and salary requirements to: Human Resources P. O. Box 2161 Kenosha, WI 53141 Job Site ID#1039532

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Bulldogs advance in playoffs No. 4 Bay boys defeat No. 5 Monticello in round one and Monticello was unable to swing the momentum back in their direction. “I think our energy was good. I thought the guys that WILLIAMS BAY — The Bulldogs started the playcame in off the bench showed a lot of energy. I thought offs with speed. The Williams Bay High School gym was that overall, guys just kind of brought it,” Nottestad said. electrified in anticipation and Bay’s Adam Lechelt didn’t “There were lapses on defense, and I don’t know if it’s disappoint. energy lapses or maybe mental. But again, we didn’t talk Lechelt hit three 3-pointers in the first about much of that. We’re moving on.” quarter, two in the second, and three in “Adam hit some shots At halftime the score was 35-33 Williams the third. Lechelt ended the game with 24 early that made them Bay. Neither team led by more than 4 points points. change defenses and for the majority of the game. Monticello led No. 4 Williams Bay defeated No. 5 briefly at the end of the third quarter, but Bay they really kind of Monticello 69-65. was able to pull ahead with a quick layup and “Adam hit some shots early that made put some pressure on Lechelt 3-pointer. them change defenses and they really kind him,” Bay head coach Bay’s crisp passing and offensive control of put some pressure on him,” Bay head Troy Nottestad said. secured their lead in the fourth quarter, along coach Troy Nottestad said. “And then the with some aggressive offensive rebounding. rest of the guys kind of said, ‘Hey if you’re “I think on defense, our efforts there, we not going to guard us, we’ll do it.” just have to close out a little better some times,” Nottestad Monticello placed heavy pressure on Lechelt, which said. “And, you know what, Monticello can shoot the ball left the lane wide open. Brad Quinn and John Higgins took well. They put up some points also. Overall, you look at advantage and pounded the paint. it, and it was a good basketball game, and we were lucky Quinn scored 18 points and Higgins contributed 12. enough to come out on top.” “I thought Brad Quinn had some excellent energy hitBay’s next game will be played this Friday. Please check ting the offensive boards and kept us in the game in the the Regional News Sports Check Facebook page for inforfirst half,” Nottestad said. “And he also got out and ran, mation on the time and place of the game. and got some easy buckets on the break.” Nottestad anticipated that his No. 4 Bulldogs would Bay took a 15-11 lead at the end of the first quarter and play No. 1 Burlington Catholic Central in Burlington on pulled ahead in the beginning of the second. But after Friday. clawing back from a 7-point deficit just before the half, “(We’re playing) Friday night with the assumption it’s Monticello didn’t trail by more than 5 points until midway at Burlington Catholic Central,” Nottestad said. “Unless through the fourth quarter. there’s a monumental upset it will be at Burlington.” The Bulldogs led by 8 points with 3:21 left in the game, By Ben Stanley

Chiefs defeat Whitewater

Faith Falls to Albany

Big Foot boys advance By Ben Stanley

Eagles will not advance By Ben Stanley ALBANY — No. 6 Faith Christian lost 69-45 to No. 5 Albany on Tuesday night and will not advance in the WIAA playoffs. Faith started slow and trailed by 12 in the first quarter, but cut Albany’s lead to 7 by halftime. The Eagles were down by only 3 points in the middle of the third quarter, but Albany went on an 8-0 run leading into the fourth. “We just fell apart in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter,” Faith head coach Brian Pollard said. Joe Ingersoll scored 25 points, but Faith was unable to overcome Alba-

ny’s defense. “They were good defensively, they did a great job of pushing the ball and fast breaking, but we just didn’t execute,” Pollard said. “We just didn’t play very good as a team. Offensively it was probably our worst game.” Albany went on a 7point run in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter and Faith was unable to overcome the 15-point deficit. Five Faith starters will graduate this year and Pollard anticipates a “re-building year” next season. “We’ll be young and a little raw, but we’ve got a good group of guys coming back and I’m excited to get coaching again.”


WILLIAMS BAY’S JONAH VANVLEET fakes a layup and passes off the ball during Tuesday night’s victory over No. 5 Monticello.

W H I T E WAT E R — The Big Foot Chiefs defeated Whitewater 41-38 on Tuesday night and will advance in the WIAA playoffs. Nate Fretytag led the Chiefs with 14 points, Austin Hoey scored 11 and Nico Tovar scored 7. According to Chiefs head coach Mike Dowden, Whitewater took an early lead and went up 8-4 in the first quarter, but the Chiefs came back and tied the game in the second. Whitewater scored a buzzer-

beater to end the first half and led by 2 at the break. “We started the second half on a 6-0 run and never gave up the lead the rest of the way,” Dowden said. In the second half, Big Foot led by 7 points, but Whitewater cut the deficit to 2 points. “It was a dog fight after that,” Dowden said. “We missed quite a number of free throws down the stretch, but Nate Freytag hit two free throws with 10 seconds left to go.” Big Foot will play Marshall High School on Friday in round two.

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BIG FOOT’S WILL HUERTH celebrates after a win early this season.

* “(Freytag) played a great game. He over penetrated a few times and turned the ball over but I was really impressed with his game. I don’t have the stats in front of me as I type this but he had to have been productive in a lot of categories.”

Badger co-op swimmers go to state By Ben Stanley MADISON — Coaches and teammates encouraged the five Badger co-op swim team state qualifiers from their seats on Saturday. Tom Ritzman, Remy Glogovsky, Jimmy Corpus, RJ Szweda and Andrew Shane battled furiously against three shared opponents: a 1-pound burger, fries and a milkshake from Fuddruckers. Four of five finished. The fifth had to leave early, head coach Glenn Biller said. Ritzman said his burger time was about 20 minutes, and that’s including a water-break. The Badger swim team doesn’t have a pre-state ritual, head coach Glenn Biller said, “but we have a post-state ritual.” “Everybody who swims the state meet; we stop at Fuddruckers and they have to eat a (1-pound) burger with fries and a full milkshake,” Biller laughed. “I actually felt it this morning too,” Ritzman said. “I was like, ‘yeah, I’m still not completely hungry.’ That was an interesting experience to say the least.” It was pretty funny watching a group of high school

“Biller, who coaches both the Badger boys and girls varsity swim teams said that this was the first year in which both the boys and girls teams won conference.”


BADGER SWIMMERS AT STATE with supporters outside of the University of Wisconsin’s natatorium in Madison on Saturday. guys in pain after a meal like that, Biller said. They were celebrating the end of a very successful season for the Badger swimming program. Biller, who coaches both the Badger boys and girls var-

sity swim teams said that this was the first year in which both the boys and girls teams won conference. The Badger boys took first in the Southern Lakes on Feb. 8 and went on to place third in their state sectional on Feb. 15 before advancing five swimmers to the state individual meet on Saturday. Shane and Glogovsky each competed in two individual events in Madison. Shane took 17th in the 50- and 16th in the100-yard freestyle. Glogovsky placed 15th in the 100yard breast stroke and 24th 200-yard individual medley. Corpus, Glogovsky, Shane and Szweda placed 19th in the 200-yard freestyle relay. In the 400-yard freestyle relay, Shane and Glogovsky competed along side Shane and Szweda and took 22nd. “The guys did fantastic,” Biller said. “And a lot of the guys, for four out of the five it was a brand new experience. So it’s really good to get that experience and get a little hungry for next year.” PLEASE SEE SWIM PAGE 3C


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Badger 63, Wilmot 48


Back-to-back on track

BADGER’S KORTLYN FREEMAN dribbles past an Elkhorn defender during a fast break on Friday night.

Badger wins two, prepares for playoffs

Kickerhead Badger 60, Elkhorn 34

Senior night slaughter Badgers trounce Elkhorn, get No. 3 seed By Ben Stanley BEN STANLEY/REGIONAL NEWS

BADGER’S JAKE KOZLOWSKI jumps over a fallen Wilmot defender on Thursday night. By Ben Stanley With 20 seconds left on the clock Badger head coach Darin Lottig shouted from the sideline, “No shots! No shots!” The Badgers relaxed their shoulders and passed the ball around. Jake Berhorst dribbled in place while the clock wound down. Wilmot, 17-5 (11-3 SLC), was down by 15 points and gave up nearly half a minute before the buzzer sounded on Thursday night. Badger, 11-11 (6-8 SLC) won 63-48. It was a thorough victory on both ends of the court, and Badger’s second win in three days. Wilmot didn’t put up much of a fight at the end of the game.

“This late in the season (it) is concerning to be doing that,” Wilmot head coach Jake Erbentraut said of his team. “We have been building momentum to hopefully peak at season’s end.” But on Thursday night, Badger brought the momentum and left in peak form. On Feb. 18, Badger defeated Elkhorn 57-49 after dropping four straight to Burlington, Sussex Hamilton and Union Grove (played twice). With the playoffs approaching, the team brought renewed enthusiasm to Wilmot. The key to victory was, “a combination of our patience in breaking their pressure and our ability to turn them away after most of their missed shots,” Lottig said.

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Faith Christian ties for first in conference The Faith Christian boys basketball team finished their regular season tied for first place in the Indian Trails - Blue conference with Salaam School. Faith defeated University Lake School (ULS) 55-21 on Feb. 18 and Maranatha Baptist 79-35 on Friday. “Except for some injuries and a few bad plays we could have easily been 18-4 this year,” Faith head coach Brian Pollard said. “But 16-6, I’ll take. And being co-champions in our conference I think is a great accomplishment for the guys.” On Feb. 18 against ULS, Noah Knudtson led the Eagles in scoring with 12 points. Jared Mulder scored 10. Against Maranatha on Friday, Joe Ingersoll led with 27, Mulder scored 17 and Alex Cesarz scored 14. “Our defense right now is really good,” Pollard said. “I think our offense on Friday night just really gelled. We had senior night. We had Pack the Place, so there were a lot of people at the game, there was a good energy and we just really rolled that game. I think we scored anywhere from 18 to 27 points in every quarter.” Pollard said that at the beginning of the season, he wasn’t sure what to expect — his

team graduated two players who accounted for between 60 and 70 percent of the team’s scoring. “So I wasn’t sure if we were going to gel or not gel,” Pollard said. “But I was very pleased with the season.” Faith’s Feb.25 playoff game against No. 3 Albany is something that Pollard said his team was ready for. Faith is a No. 6 seed. “We’ve done pretty well on the road this year,” Pollard said. With 10 games to play in the regular season, Pollard said he and the team made a new season goal - to draw 20 charges. So far, Pollard said they’ve drawn 17. “So we’ve got to pick up three more (against Albany) in the state tournament,” Pollard said.

Faith Christian girls The Faith Christian girls basketball team recorded two wins last week, defeating Williams Bay 30-27 on Thursday and Maranatha Baptist 37-22 on Friday. The Faith girls are 10-7 overall and will play Salam on Thursday at 5 p.m. before taking on Juda on March 4 in the first round of the WIAA regional tournament.

It was senior night on Friday at Badger High School. Members of the Badger vocal ensemble opened the evening with a gorgeous rendition of the national anthem. The school band pounded fight songs that rumbled under foot. Seniors Kortlyn Freeman, Marisa Skipper, Bianca Brown, Jaclyn Tueting, and Maria Mieres-Rey ran into the bleachers to deliver flowers to their parents after their names were announced. There was an electricity in the gym, and the girls harnessed it in their play.

By halftime on Friday night, Elkhorn had only scored 9 points. The Badger girls had scored 31. “I feel like we are playing our best basketball right now, which is what you want,” Badger head coach David Jooss said. Badger forced 26 turnovers. Lily Quinn led the girls with 17 points, most of them coming from dump-off passes in the paint. Maria Mieres-Rey, who terrorized Elkhorn defensively, scored 13 points. Jennifer Freeman scored 11, including two 3-pointers. Badger won 60-34. “I was very pleased with the girls’ effort and play in this game,” Jooss said. “We really got after it defensively.”

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Bay finishes strong On Thursday night, the Bulldogs came out flat against Elkhorn, Williams Bay head coach Troy Nottestad said. The boys were down by 10 points at halftime and had already given up 16 turnovers. “Our energy level just wasn’t what it needed to be against a team like that,” Nottestad said. Williams Bay (16-6) lost to Elkhorn (814) 61-41. “That was our worst game of the season overall,” Nottestad said. “Effort seemed to be lacking a little and it just kind of snowballed on us. Elkhorn’s record is not great, but you know what, they’ve got some players.” The Bay’s potent offense was stifled by Elkhorn. John Higgins led the Bulldogs with 12 points, Brad Quinn scored 9 and Adam Lechelt was held to 8. “The turnovers were bad turnovers where we kind of threw it away on the press and they’d take it from us and turn it into layups,” Nottestad said. “Bottom line: they were too physical for us and really, I don’t think we were ready to play.”

But the Bulldogs bounced back on Friday night against a 4-18 Johnson Creek team during their final regular season game. Williams Bay won 84-41. “I think we’re a different team when our energy level is high,” Nottestad said. “This is the time of year where, if you don’t bring your energy every night, you might be done for the season.” Against Johnson Creek, Lechelt led with 18 points, Avery Lettenberger scored 12, Sergey Klyukuin and Jake Landgraf each scored 11 and both Higgins and Jonah Vanvleet had 8. “I think we had 74 points with three and a half minutes left in the third quarter,” Nottestad said. “Energy was up. We got out in open court and did some damage against them.” Nottestad said that it was good to cap off the regular season with a win. “I think they’re starting to understand that there’s a different level to play at and if you don’t bring it every night then things like what happened at Elkhorn can happen.”

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The girls basketball team played two games last week and lost both. On Feb. 20, the Bay hosted Faith Christian and lost 30-27. Karlie Mielke led the girls with 8 points. Taylor Scott scored 6. On Monday, the girls traveled to Deerfield High School and lost 50-24.

The Big Foot girls basketball team defeated Parkview 66-49 on Feb. 18 before losing to Clinton High School 8434 on Friday night. The Lady Chiefs will play Brodhead on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. at Brodhead High School.

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Chiefs finish season with loss to Whitewater By Ben Stanley WALWORTH — The Big Foot boys basketball team played their final two regular season games last week. They put one in the win column and lost the other. On Thursday night, the Chiefs fired their offensive pistons against Brodhead and won 67-51. Austin Hoey scored 16 points, Nate Freytag had 14, Daniel Pearce contributed 10 and Alex Landers and Nico Tovar each finished with 8. “It was definitely our best offensive game that we’ve played in a long time,” Chiefs head coach Mike Dowden said. “We were passing the ball, we were moving the ball and we were getting shots inside.” Dowden said that Brodhead isn’t at the same level competitively as some of the other teams Big Foot has played this season — the team struggled with injuries and inexperienced substitutes — but played hard. “But it was still good for us,” Dowden said. “The thing about it was that we moved


BIG FOOT’S WILL HUERTH drives to the basket against Evansville. the ball and got the shots that we wanted. We didn’t force bad shots.” Dowden said that he has been stressing to his team the simplicity of the game — playing well is not complicated. “I keep telling the guys and they make fun of me, but it’s a simple game,” Dowden

LG wrestlers fall short at sectionals No grapplers advance to state tournament By Ben Stanley The Badger wrestling team sent 11 grapplers to the state sectionals on Saturday, but was unable to advance any members to the state individual meet. Badger head coach Shane Koehl said that the boys came up short of their goals, but there were still positives to come out of a season plagued by injury and illness. “We’ll have the majority of the team coming back,” Koehl said. His team’s experience this year will help strengthen next year’s team, he said. Badger will graduate four wrestlers this year — Andrew Cychner, Bryan Nugent, Andrew Nugent and Andrew Allen. Of 14 starters 12 are expected to return next season. This season, because of injury and illness. Koehl was unable to put his best wrestlers on the mat at the same time for the majority of the season. Inexperienced wrestlers who wouldn’t have normally seen much action filled in for injured or sick veterans, and healthy veterans were sometimes forced to wrestle in unfamiliar weight classes to accommodate gaps in the lineup. “Anything that could go wrong did,” Koehl said of the season. “Just trying to get the kids on the mat was our biggest issue.”

Koehl said that the team was frustrated by its inability to advance to state on Saturday — the Badger grapplers noticed that some wrestlers whom they had defeated earlier in the year had advanced while they did not. Koehl said that he hopes that frustration will drive the younger wrestlers to work harder next season. The pressure of sectionals was too much for some of the wrestlers, Koehl said. “Some kids thrive on that intensity,” Koehl said. “And some kids don’t know how to handle it.” Koehl said that his team will learn from this season’s mistakes, and benefit from facing adversity. Next season, he hopes clear leaders will emerge. This year, Koehl said that lack of leadership on the team magnified injury problems. “Kids with success early in the year didn’t step up,” Koehl said. Badger finished the season 17-4 in dual meets and took second place in the Southern Lakes conference. Koehl said he has high hopes for next year’s team. “You never want to end on a negative note,” Koehl said. “It’s a learning process. Overcoming adversity is a valuable experience.”

said. “You get the shots you want and you make those shots.” On Friday night the Chiefs faced off against Whitewater, whom they were scheduled to play 72 hours later in the state tournament. Whitewater is the No. 3 seed in Big Foot’s bracket. Big Foot is No. 6.

Because the two teams would be playing against each other again on Tuesday, and with much more on the line, Dowden said that he chose to hide a few of his team’s strengths against Whitewater on Friday, which contributed to the loss. Big Foot lost to Whitewater 44-32 on Friday. “Anyone else, any other time of the year, I’m pressing, we’re playing the zone, (and) we’re running some sets,” Dowden said. “But I just didn’t feel comfortable … to do that 72 hours before the regional game. I think they did the same thing.” Dowden said he played man-to-man defense against Whitewater on Friday even though his team is built around a 2-3 zone. He said that earlier in the season when Big Foot played Beloit Turner twice in one week, Turner adapted to the zone very well in their second game. Big Foot won the first game 58-48, but lost the second 46-45. Of Friday’s game, Dowden said: “One of the coaches I was talking to basically said, ‘it was two bland teams playing a bland game and Whitewater made more shots than you did,’ and I think that’s the truth.”


Badger/Playoffs start Friday night Lottig estimated that Wilmot only scored 4 points off of offensive rebounds. “That coupled with the fact that we didn’t shoot the ball well, that hurt our cause,” Erbentraut said. Thursday was Badger’s final regular season game and their play on Thursday night matched the enthusiasm of their tweets that morning. “GAME DAY!!! Last career high school conference game at Wilmot tonight!” Badger senior Jake Kozlowski tweeted at 10:30 a.m. Erbentraut was impressed with Badger’s aggression. “They came ready and did a really nice job,” Erbentraut said. “They made shots inside and out, slowed us down on defense and played with heart. I know they wanted that game.” Lottig said the Badgers were firing on all cylinders. “In a lot of our games this season … one or two guys seem to get going at the same time,” Lottig said. “I felt like they all had it going for most of the game. I thought our kids were really cognizant of the fact that we had to rebound tenaciously for four quarters. To their credit, they did just that.” Badger guard Tony Ashley set the pace of the game, Lottig said. “Tony was unbelievable tonight at keeping the game at the tempo we wanted,” Lottig said. “He handled their pressure remarkably well and found guys at the right times. He finished with something like 11 assists. He’s one of the most unselfish kids I’ve ever coached. That unselfish play by a lot of guys, coupled with our rebound-

“Tony was unbelievable tonight at keeping the game at the tempo we wanted,” Badger Coach Darin Lottig said. ing — Lincoln (Wieseman) had 14 boards, I believe — made us a tough team to beat tonight.” Ashley finished the game with 6 points. Lincoln Wieseman led the Badgers with 18 points, Jake Kozlowski scored 11, Derrick Buntrock had 10 and Berhorst put up 9. Seeded No. 6 in the Division 1 playoff bracket, the Badgers will play Janesville Craig on Feb. 28. Craig is 12-10 overall (10-8 Big Eight conference). Badger is 11-11 (6-8 SLC). Lottig expects a tough game. “Craig will be more physical than any team we’ve seen all year,” Lottig said. “If we can match that and maintain our composure against their aggressive play, I like our chances. I am certainly pleased with the strides we’re making right now.” Janesville Craig allows 62.8 points per game and scores 64.8, with players Jerry Ngobi (15.4 ppg, 24-point season high) and Mike Murphy (13.4 points per game, 28point season high) leading the charge. Badger allows 58 and scores 57.9. Wieseman (13.7 ppg, 25-point season high) and Kozlowski (10.6 ppg, 26 point season high) are Badger’s top scorers. Badger will play Craig on Friday in Janesville at 7 p.m. “Everybody is a 0-0,” Erbentraut said of the upcoming playoffs.


Girls/Regular season not over yet, Badger currently third seed It was the girls’ final game before the WIAA playoff seeding meeting held on Saturday. Badger is seeded at No. 3. “I am happy with the three seed,” Jooss said. “Our team has earned a home game and I think the two teams ahead of us (No. 1 Janesville Craig and No. 2 Mukwonago) deserved the 1 and 2 seeds. Hopefully we can play well this week and get momentum going into the tournament.” Friday’s win was also a good way to bounce back from a close loss to Union Grove on Thursday night. Badger lost 34-32. It was the second of

back-to-back games against Union Grove. During the two teams’ first meeting on Feb. 14, Badger won 45-44 in an overtime thriller — Jennifer Freeman won the game with a last-second 3-pointer. “I think our teams are very evenly matched,” Jooss said. Thursday’s game was just as exciting as the Feb. 14 game, Joss said. “It was another really good high school basketball game,” Jooss said. “I thought both teams battled and played very hard.” By press time, Badger had two regular season games remaining — Wilmot (13-7) on Feb. 25 (7 p.m.) and Waterford (15-6) on

Feb. 27 (7 p.m.). Wilmot is 11-1 in the Southern Lakes conference and in first place, one game ahead of Badger (10-2 SLC). Waterford (10-3 SLC) is in third place. The outcome of both games could decide the conference championship. But regardless of Badger’s performance this week, the girls will host No. 6 Beloit Memorial on March 7 in the first round of the WIAA playoff tournament. Memorial is 4-17 overall and 1-16 in the Big Eight conference. Memorial scores 44.8 points per game and allows 56.3. Daijah Evans and Kea Whittington lead Memo-

rial, scoring 12.6 and 11.8 points per game respectively. Badger is 16-4 overall and scores 43.3 points per game while allowing only 32.6. Mieres-Rey (13.3 points per game) and Quinn (11.2 points per game) are Badger’s leading scorers. Right now, Jooss said his team isn’t looking that far ahead. Two tough conference opponents stand between Badger and the playoffs. “Our focus is completely on this week,” Jooss said. “I think playing good opponents before the tournament is a bonus in preparation.”


Swim/Coach: ‘Every race, the crowd would go wild... it would get so electric’ For Ritzman, a Badger senior, it was a great way to end his high school swimming career, he said. It was his first time going to state. “The atmosphere was… there wasn’t anything like it,” Ritzman said. “I had a great time just being there and watching every event and stuff. It was cool to see, and to be able to at least race once was a great experience.” Biller said that all five boys were very nervous going into the meet — competing while the voices of 1,500 spectators bounced off the University of Wisconsin’s crammed natatorium walls was a unique experience

for most of them, and a nerve-racking one. “You get in there and the crowd’s on top of you; 1,500 people screaming and you’ve got the best swimmers in the state next to you,” Biller said. “So it can be a little intimidating, but exciting.” Ritzman said it was the largest crowd he’s ever competed before at a meet. “Every race, the crowd would go wild and that was one of the best parts because it would get so electric there,” Ritzman said. Biller was proud of the way Ritzman competed all season, he said. Ritzman had done a great job lowering his times all season, but at state, Biller said he seemed unstoppable.

“He did great,” Biller said of Ritzman. “Of the five guys, he’s one who really dropped his time on his relay split in the (100-yard freestyle), and he was really excited to be there. It just seemed like nobody was going to stop him. He just had a great swim and who knows, maybe he’ll swim in college next year.” Ritzman said that he’s thought about swimming for a college team, but he’s not sure right now. He was just happy with his performance on Saturday. “My goal going into every meet was to shave off time,” Ritzman said. “I don’t remember a meet where I didn’t even take

of just a little bit of time. So my goal at state was to take more time off and try to contribute my best to the team and that’s what I did. I couldn’t be more happy with how I finished ... It was a good feeling to keep improving as the season when on.” Biller said that his team’s success and youth bodes well for next year. With a conference championship in his pocket and four young swimmers returning with state-competition experience, he said the program is gaining some traction. “It was a great year,” Biller said. “Overall, boys and girls, Badger swimming had a fantastic year.”


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Perfect storm: Why it’s time to build a parking structure Part 1 of a series



It’s like a childhood ARKIN crush. You fall fast, but she’s not the one you’re meant to take to the altar. The idea of tearing down homes on Wisconsin Street across from Central Denison School to make way for a parking structure seemed like a good idea at the time. It stemmed from a conversation between the local school district and the city, who would have teamed up on the project. But when the idea was raised about a month ago, public reaction was swift and strong against it. Tearing down four homes for a parking structure in a largely residential area just didn’t sit well — even with those who floated this trial balloon. Luckily, the city and school snapped out of it before this fatal attraction got any deeper. It’s the latest chapter in the city’s decades old saga of not enough parking but nowhere to go. This is the first of a three-part series on the subject.

This week we’ll focus on the status quo. Next week: Why a parking structure makes sense. Lastly, we’ll explain to our taxpayers what’s in it for them. The parking issue has been studied to death. Over coffee. On the floor of the city council. And in several studies that dealt with actual facts. The problem is no mystery: The city of Lake Geneva doesn’t have enough parking to hold the multitude of visitors who come here every summer. There are some who wish those visitors would just go away and leave our wonderful city for themselves. But, like it or not, the rest of the world has discovered Lake Geneva. That started about the time of the Chicago fire and if some citizens believe it’s going to stop any time soon, they’ve been smoking some of that Colorado weed. So, by now, they should at least consider

how we can make the best of it. For the rest of us, who recognize Lake Geneva’s economic life blood is tourism, there’s been too much hand-wringing for too many years. A study held last summer pretty much summed up what other studies, and common sense, have long determined: The city needs more downtown parking for at least the summer. Whether all this huff and puff is worthwhile for such a small portion of the year, is a subject for a later discussion. So where do we stand now? A critical mass has formed. People as diverse as downtown leader Kevin Fleming and former mayor Speedo Condos believe a parking structure is needed. We have a new head for the chamber of commerce who is bursting with new ideas and would love to see the parking issue resolved. Mayor Jim Connors and alderwoman Sarah Hill have dedicated themselves toward some sort of resolution. And, most important, the clock is ticking. There’s a pot of money, about $8 million, sitting in a TIF fund. That’s about the amount needed for a high-quality parking structure.

“It’s time to settle down with something that will survive the trials of a tough marriage between the business community and our citizens, be as attractive as it is practical, and stand the test of time.” But the TIF fund sunsets in 2017. A referendum must be held to approve any city expenditure of more than $1.1 million. Since the money is already available in TIF, and wouldn’t require any further increase in taxes, this seems like a time when the voters are most likely to swallow that pill. Even that is about a 50-50 proposition. The odds of it passing without money already in the bank seem almost nil. As a result, it’s pretty much do or die time for a parking structure. City officials have been looking at possible sites the last few weeks. That site across from Central Denison died under an avalanche of anger. Also eliminated was a site one block east on Wisconsin Street. PLEASE SEE HALVERSON PAGE 4D

Kedzie backs heroin bill Editor’s note: Stories this week and last week show that heroin is a problem in our area. This commentary by State Sen. Neal Kedzie seems especially timely.

My dear friend Harry Bublitz Editor’s note: Harry Bublitz was well known around Lake Geneva. He was the man who rode around in a wheelchair with two dogs tagging along. Harry died last Thursday. Our regular columnist, Sal Dimiceli, felt moved to write the following column. Harry’s obituary is on 3D. I often saw a man in an electric wheelchair, with a dog following behind, driving down the side of Highway 50 in Lake Geneva. This was around 1998. I asked people about him, but no one seemed to know anything. Since the beginning of The Time Is Now to Help my heart has been most moved by helping the handicapped, the elderly and children. This man, seemingly so alone in the world, moved me and touched my heart. I knew I had to meet this man and hear his story. Not long after, I met this man on a fateful day when my dog was sick at the Lake Geneva Animal Hospital. His dog had just been hit by a car and mine was critically ill. We shared a common grief that day that only someone who loves and loses a pet can feel. I worried about this man and the loss of his seemingly only friend on that day. The wonderful veterinarians, Dr. Scot and Dr. Mona Hodkiewicz, told me about his struggle and asked if there was anything The

Time Is Now to Help could do. I learned his name was Harry Bublitz and I knew he needed our friendship and caring and sharing. Harry was struggling month to month without enough funds to survive. Harry’s landlord had a gracious heart, doing his part to help Harry survive. All of us together made sure Harry had enough food every month, we kept his utilities on, we made sure his supportive wheel chair was in good repair. Harry and I began a friendship that would span many years. I often heard Harry speak about his daily trials and struggles. His inability to care for himself was an endless source of frustration. He confessed his family had wanted to institutionalize him, but he fought for his freedom, all while being a quadriplegic. I knew his stubbornness and extreme independence are what kept him going for so long. Harry spoke about the accident that forever changed his life. The drunken driver that never shared any remorse for the way she changed Harry’s life forever. Harry spoke with candor about waking up hanging in a tree, with his spine broke in two places, after being struck by the drunken driver and ejected from his vehicle. This would have been too much to hear for many people, but Harry and I spared no secrets. A year later this same drunken driver hit another innocent victim. Prior to the accident that changed Harry’s life forever, Harry worked in construction, on oil rigs out in the ocean and also at Disneyland. Harry longed for those days of movement and freedom. PLEASE SEE TIME IS NOW PAGE 4D

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Heroin is an extremely addictive drug, and any family with a loved one who has an addiction knows how difficult it can be to handle. According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, more than 75 percent of those who try heroin once will use it again, and unfortunately, the brain of a teenager is especially susceptible to addiction. Heroin is also a very deadly drug. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services notes that the number of drug-related heroin deaths in Wisconsin more than doubled between 2005 and 2010, and the problem is getting worse. A survey of Wisconsin county coroners found the number of heroin-related deaths nearly doubled in 2012. This growing heroin problem has become a priority for lawmakers seeking to stem the tide and save lives, and a number of bills are moving through the Legislature which may help. Currently, basic emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are not allowed to carry naloxone, which is a drug used to counter the effects of opiate overdose, including heroin overdose. Under Assembly Bill 446, “Currently, basic all levels of EMT and first emergency medical responders may be trained to technicians (EMTs) are administer the drug. The bill not allowed to carry also includes police and fire but uses permissive language, naloxone, which is a leaving the decision up to drug used to counter the individual community to the effects of opiate decide whether to allow other overdose, including public safety officers the abilheroin overdose.” ity to administer naloxone. Often, abusers of heroin use the drug in groups. Sadly though, if one of the users overdoses, others in the group will often leave the person to die rather than call for help out of fear of being arrested. In response, the Legislature passed Assembly Bill 447, which provides limited immunity from certain criminal prosecutions for a person who brings another person to an emergency room or other healthcare facility, or who calls 911 for a person having an adverse reaction or overdose from a controlled substance. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, prescription drug abuse is the nation’s fastest growing drug problem. Prescription drugs often serve as a stepping stone to heroin use and addiction, and can be stolen, misused, or abused when left unmonitored in household medicine cabinets. PLEASE SEE KEDZIE PAGE 4D

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MARCH 8 Yerkes Observatory, 373 W. Geneva Street, Williams Bay, hosts monthly star parties featuring both indoor and outdoor activities intended for schoolage children accompanied by a parent or teacher. The next event will be held Saturday, March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. The program will include a guide to winter constellations and, weather permitting, opportunities to observe, both with the unaided eye and through telescopes. Indoor activities include tours of the observatory, presentations in the library and other family activities.

Brides and grooms won’t want to miss the free bridal fair at Lake Lawn on Sunday, March 9. With over 30 area vendors featured, it will be a great opportunity for attendees to get ideas and tips for their next big occasion. The showcase will include local experts on wedding invitations, cakes, dresses, photography, flowers and more. There will be a fashion show to see the latest wedding styles in action, plus a Groom’s Cave for the guys to check out. Lake Lawn will also open their grounds and facilities for attendees to roam for inspiration.

St. Francis de Sales

The national AMSOIL Championship Snocross Series season ender will be held at Grand Geneva Resort, Lake Geneva. The Mountain Top Ski Hill will host Neilsen’s Grand Finale, where the biggest names in professional SnoCross racing and leading freestyle athletes will go bar to bar on a national stage.

Pro-con: Should ‘Common Core’ be replaced, rewritten? A plan that would have eliminated Wisconsin’s Common Core educational standards was abruptly pulled before a committee vote last week. However, the idea is expected to be brought back to the legislature. The plan would create a 15-member committee comprised of parents and educators appointed by the governor, state superintendent and legislative leaders to develop new standards for math, English, science and social studies.

For change: The Common Core Standards are mediocre and continue to put American students at a significant disadvantage to their international peers. States should have the right to set their own standards suited for their own state. Gov. Walker said, “ I want higher standards in Wisconsin than we have across the country … the standards we have in this state should be driven by people in the state of Wisconsin.” Lessons and textbooks

sold as being “aligned with Common Core” are rife with left-wing social and political messages. It is a top-down, federally controlled approach to education that is untested and unproven. The change would lead to more transparency in approving school standards. Proponents of the change dismiss suggestion that the bill could lead to changes such as the teaching of evolution being removed from public schools. As for claims that a change

Two fundraisers Badger FFA The Badger FFA Chapter will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a banquet at the high school on Sunday, April 13, at 1 p.m. Part of the celebration will recognize former members and friends of the organization with historical photos and/or videos and members are looking for the use of any of these items loaned to them.

now would lead to additional costs: Most of the money spent is on upgrading technology which remains viable.

Against a change: The standards have widespread support from thousands of teachers and principals, as well as the business community. State School Superintendent Tony Evers says if the bill is approved, education standards could be developed on the floor of the Legislature instead of by experts. “”There’s an effort to out-

Badger vocal ensemble

The chapter plans to create a DVD of the information provided to premier during the banquet. Tickets are $20 for those 10 and older, and $10 for those ages 5 to 9. Under 5 eat free. Reservations for the dinner are due by Saturday, March 15 and may be made by mail to Badger High School, 220 E. South St., Lake Geneva, WI, 53146.

Genoa City Lions Club 332 Fellows Road, hosts bingo the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Doors open at 5 p.m., with early bird games at 6. Regular bingo begins at 6:45 p.m. Visit

The Badger Vocal Ensemble is raising money for a trip to Carnegie Hall in New York City. Two years ago, Badger High School’s music department presented “Calling All Dawns,” by Christopher Tin. The concert was a huge success with the community and families in the Lake Geneva area. As a result of that concert and a connection with the composer, Badger’s choirs were invited to sing a world premiere of Tin’s sequel entitle “The Drop that

number me, which seems odd, and then it just throws it into a political arena and has people writing standards that don’t have a clue,” Evers said. Evers said changing the standards at this stage would create “chaos” in schools, which have spent millions of dollars to implement Common Core since Wisconsin adopted the standards in 2010 and to prepare for the new computerbased state test. “Are we going to be standing on the Assembly floor debating whether evolution verses science (be taught in schools) or is there climate change?” asked one opponent of the change. The standards were developed by governors and state superintendents.

Contained the Sea” at Carnegie Hall on April 13, as part of the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) series. March 5: Domino’s Pizza. March 8: Bowling at Lake Geneva Lanes from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 10: Choral and Orchestra Concert, 7:30 p.m. at Badger High School. More information go to fundly. com/badger-vocal-ensemble. Or mail check to Badger High School VE trip, 220 South St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147.


Moving PO to make Village board ripped parking lot bad idea over court issue To the Editor:

To the Editor:

A suggestion has been made to tear down the existing post office in Lake Geneva and erect a parking structure on that site. Move the post office to the outskirts of town that could inconvenience hundreds of people. I find it a disturbing idea. We have postal employees who walk their routes from the post office. Downtown businesses and residents walking to the post office everyday to pickup or drop off mail. How many people would walk on the highway to get to Geneva Square where it was suggested to put the post office? Some downtown employees would have to walk a few blocks to get their cars and drive out of town to the post office. The traffic at the intersection of Main and Center streets is congested enough without having people trying to get in and out of a parking facility. How far would that back up traffic? The post office looks much better as you enter Lake Geneva than a parking structure would. The parking structure would probably sit empty most of the year as do most of the parking stalls. Tourism is a good thing but let’s remember our own residents who are here all year.Some towns have parking facilities a little further out than their downtown districts and have shuttles or trolleys to take people to their destination.

Shame on the Walworth Village Board of Trustees for mismanaging the Municipal Court issue. Requesting the resignation of Municipal Court Judge Peterson as a way to solve the village budget woes makes the entire board look ridiculous. After all — if every dime was collected immediately from unpaid fines, where is the guarantee that two or three streets could be done? No board member reported that $1,035,929 was the actual revenue from fines for the years 2006 through 2013. Subtracting court costs for those years still leaves a generous surplus. The $1,400,000 transferred from the water/sewer revenues to the general fund budget during that same 2006-2012 time frame add up to more than $2,100,000 that could have been used for street work and where did it all go? For a village board to assume that municipal fines are a constant high-level source of income is a dangerous concept, to say the least. Can it not be assumed that if fines income is less each year that more people are obeying the law —therefore, no fines for the board to spend? Or that more people are avoiding Walworth? Speed trap villages are avoided if at all possible as destinations of choice. The village board members are not paragons of virtue regarding communication and trust. Not one property tax newsletter informed taxpayers of the U.S. Highway 14 project from 2007 to the present. No tax letter ever informed taxpayers of the municipal court from 2006 to the present. No village board minutes are published in the newspaper. What happened to government of the people, by the people, for the people? Thank you. Delores Pophal Walworth

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148 W. Main St., Lake Geneva, hosts bingo on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. More than $1,000 in cash prizes including progressive Jackpot and pull-tabs. Doors and concessions open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. For more information, call (262) 248-8524. Check out page 3 of this week’s Resorter for winter recreation options, from skiing to sledding.

What is Common Core? Wikipedia says: “The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an education initiative in the United States that details what K12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers and seeks to establish consistent education standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter two- or four-year college programs or enter the workforce.”

First robins We received this via email last week: YIKES — two robins were spotted on Sheridan Springs Road this a.m. (Thursday, Feb. 20). Apparently they did not get the message for that silly WOODCHUCK (groundhog)>>> Sorry Mehitabel moved off to Michigan — to report these things!!!! If you have more signs of spring, send them to


Time flies Feb. 24, 1994 Stephanie Kriho and Brody Railton placed first and second, respectively, in the Lake Geneva Area Elementary School District spelling bee. Area students named to the dean’s list at UW-Madison included Carrie Cokins, Kris Van Dyke, Dawn Jacobs and Heather O’Brien. Girl Scouts in the Lake Geneva area sold 17,964 boxes of cookies in the recently completed sale. Honor roll recognition was awarded to Brookwood School eighth-grade students including Leslie Cooper, Erin Thornburgh, Jessica Ortega and Erin Kloppstein.

Feb. 26, 2004 Badger High School students Tyler Rouse and Vasilia Argiropoulas will attend the Roots and Shoots North America Youth Summit 2004 in Cape Cod, Mass., with science teacher Bruce Peacock. They were selected because of the germination studies on seeds used in the prairie restoration project at Four Seasons Nature Preserve. Big Foot High School student Abby Psonak portrayed Little Red Riding Hood in the school’s production of “Into the Woods.” Williams Bay Boy Scout Troop 237 celebrated its 73rd anniversary, one of the oldest troops in the state. It has several Eagle Scouts, including Derek Gates, Nathan Pagel and Dieter Konz. Rob Wampner, Bloomfield Township, received a $500 scholarship from the Village Garden Club of Genoa City. He is in his final semester at Gateway Technical College, majoring in nursery and landscaping.

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COMMUNITY & COMMENTARY DEATH NOTICES Audrey L. Adamson, 91, Lake Geneva, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at her residence. Memorial services are at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 1, at the Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva, with the Rev. Bob Kamps, from Como Community Church, officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the funeral home. Harold Bublitz, 56, Lake Geneva, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. Memorial services are at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Scheurman officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the church. Steinke Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lake Geneva, assisted the family with arrangements. Floyd C. Gyger Jr., 85, Twin Lakes, formerly of Wilmot, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, at the Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. Memorial services are at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 1, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness, 12735 Richmond Rd. (County highway P), Twin Lakes. Memorials remembrances may be made to the Twin Lakes Rescue Squad, 236 E. Main St, Twin Lakes, WI, 53181. The Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Twin Lakes handled the arrangements. Victor L. Haman, 51, Delavan, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014, as a result of a snowmobile accident. Services are at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8 at Newcomer-Silverthorn Chapel on the Hill, Orfordville. Visitation are from 12 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Faith E. Heyl, 65, Pell Lake, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at the Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. Memorial services were at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23, at Chapel on the Hill in Lake Geneva. Interment was in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Elmhurst, Ill. Memorials may be made to Lakeland Animal Shelter, 3551 Hwy. 67, Delavan, WI, 53115, or Rettungs Haus Shepherds, P.O. 1048, Kenosha, WI, 53141. The Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Home of Genoa City handled arrangements. For online guestbook, go to Maurice P. Jensen, 83, Lake Geneva, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his residence. Mass of Christian burial is at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lake Geneva, with the Rev. Jim Scheurman officiating. Visitation from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church. Burial at Windridge Memorial Park and Nature Sanctuary Cemetery, Carey, Ill. Steinke Funeral Home and Cremation Services assisted the family with arrangements. www. Susan M. Kellman, 72, Walworth, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center, Geneva Township. Services are at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 2, at the Toynton Funeral Home in Walworth, with the Rev. Steve Wessing officiating. Visitation is from noon until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Walworth Cemetery in Walworth. Naomi C. Koehler, 101, Walworth, formerly of Williams Bay, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Golden Years of Walworth. Services were at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at Toynton Funeral Home in Walworth, with the Rev. Doug Anderson officiating. Visitation was an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Private interment in Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst, Ill. Memorials may be directed to Calvary Community Church, Time Is Now, Lakeland Animal Shelter or the charity of the donor’s choice. A memorial service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at Golden Years in Walworth, with the Rev. Steven Buchanan officiating. Dean T. Malin, 58, Walworth, died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, at his home near Walworth. A prayer service was Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., at Toynton Funeral Home in Walworth. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Carla A. Smyth, 61, Linn Township, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at her home. Memorial services are at a later date. Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lake Geneva, assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of other expressions, memorials are requested in Carla’s name to the Lakeland Animal Shelter. SCHOOL NOTES Blackhawk Technical College president’s honor list

LG alumni named to Whitewater track and field team

Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, announced the president’s honor list for the fall 2013 semester. Students need to earn a 3.5 grade point average while carrying nine or more credits to earn the designation. Walworth County students named to the list include Mitchell Case, Lake Geneva; Amber Folkers, Darien; and Joselyn Almburg, Andrew Benzon, Audrey Holmes, Jessica Muth, Lindsey Schauer, Raymond Unrine and Anne Williams, all of Delavan. Blackhawk is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System, with five campus locations offering more than 50 programs, including associate degrees and technical diplomas.

Two Lake Geneva students were named to the UW-Whitewater men’s track and field team for the 2014 season. They are Justin Bowers, a senior, and Michael Mann, a freshman. “A large amount of internal motivation is necessary for this sport,” Mike Johnson, the team’s head coach, said. “With a longer season, endurance is key among our competitors, and I believe they have strengthened that skill for this season.” The team also participates in Reading with the Warhawks, a program where athletes read to elementary school children.


Audrey L. Adamson

Susan M. Kellman

May 15, 1922 - Feb. 13, 2014

Jan. 30, 1942 - Feb. 22, 2014

Audrey L. Adamson, 91, Lake Geneva, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at her residence. She was born May 15, 1922, in Auckland, New Zealand, the daughter of Albert E. and Alice Durey Edwards. She married Richard H. Adamson on Aug. 2, 1945, in Auckland. He died Aug. 3, 1993. Richard and Audrey owned and operated Lake Geneva Electric Motor Services until 1991. Audrey is survived by her son, Gary Adamson, Lake Geneva; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and one brother. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 1, at the Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva, with the Rev. Bob Kamps, from Como Community Church, officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the funeral home. For online guest registry, go to

Susan M. Kellman, 72, Walworth, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center, Geneva Township. She was born Jan. 30, 1942, at Madison, to parents Darol and Catherine Hackett Dixon. She was employed for years as a driver for a shuttle bus service. Susan is survived by her son, Joe (Deann) Wornson, Poynette; daughter, Melissa Kellman, Sharon; sisters, Jeanie (Tom) Bohnsoeck, Pardeeville, and Beth Wall, Madison; seven grandchildren, Samantha Wornson and Emily Wornson, both of Texas, Josh Kellman and Savanah Kellman, both of Sharon, Finnley Wornson, Jakob Wornson and Sam Wornson, all of Poynette. Susan was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Deborah Ray; a son, Edward Allan Wornson; and a brother, Donald Dixon. Services will be at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 2, at the Toynton Funeral Home in Walworth, with the Rev. Steve Wessing officiating. Visitation will be from noon until service time at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Walworth Cemetery in Walworth.

Harold Bublitz July 3, 1957 - Feb. 20, 2014 Harold Bublitz, 56, Lake Geneva, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, at the Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. He was born July 3, 1957, in Milwaukee, the son of Harold and Helen Mulej Bublitz. He was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Harold is survived by his son, Jordan Temple, Des Moines, Iowa; two grandchildren, Deakon and Ainslee Temple; an aunt, Josie Midman, Lake Beulah; and a cousin, Tim Midman, Lake Beulah. He was preceded in death by his father. Memorial services will be at 6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, with the Rev. James Scheurman officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the services at the church. Steinke Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Lake Geneva, assisted the family with arrangements. For online guest registry, go to

Dean T. Malin Dec. 6, 1955 - Feb. 16, 2014 Dean T. Malin, 58, Walworth, died Sunday, Feb.16, 2014, at his home near Walworth. He was born Dec. 6, 1955, at Evanston, Ill., to parents Donald and Florence Malin. He married Jo Marie Gibson on March 31, 1990, in Harvard, Ill. Dean was employed for years with ConServ FS as a petroleum salesman and an energy management specialist. He was a member of the Badgerland F100 Truck Club and served his communities on the Harvard and Walworth Fire Departments. He was also an EMT for the Harvard Fire Department. In his free time, he enjoyed working on classic cars. He is survived by his wife, Jo Marie; his daughter, Deanna Malin; his son, Matt Malin; siblings, Donny (Arlene) Malin, Florida; Diane Heckenbach, Wisconsin; Darlene Bachta, Illinois; Dale (Rosemary) Malin, Wisconsin; Dotty (Dave) Sutfin, Wisconsin; and Debbie (George) Wurtz, Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his father, Donald. A prayer service was Friday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., at Toynton Funeral Home in Walworth. Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Carla A. Smyth Sept. 4, 1952 - Feb. 18, 2014 Carla Ann Smyth, 61, Linn Township, died Tuesday February, 18, 2014, at her home. She was born on Sept. 4, 1952, in Evanston, Ill., the daughter of Robert W. and Norine Claffey Smyth. She graduated from North Shore Country Day High School in Winnetka, Ill. Carla was an avid movie buff, her favorites were old movies. However her greatest love was for animals, especially dogs. Carla is survived by a daughter, Lisa Marie Moulton, Long Beach, Calif.; her mother, Norine Smyth, Lake Geneva; a brother, Robert (Dru) Smyth, Lake Forest, Ill.; two sisters, Norine Smyth, Chicago, and Ragen (Michael) Gillam, Woodridge, Ill. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert W. Smyth. Memorial services for Carla will be conducted at a later date. Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of other expressions, memorials are requested in Carla’s name to the Lakeland Animal Shelter. To sign the online guest registry, go to www.

SCHOOL NOTES Danna to attend national path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal. honors program Joseph Danna, a junior at Badger High School, was nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14 to 16. The congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students who want to follow the course to stay true to their dream, and after the event to provide a

During the 3-day event, Danna joined students from across the country to hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research, get advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what is to be expected in medical school, hear stories told by patients who are living medical miracles, be inspired by fellow teen medical prodigies, learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology.

Naomi C. Koehler Aug. 2, 1912 - Feb. 19, 2014 Naomi C. Koehler, 101, Walworth, formerly of Williams Bay, died Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at Golden Years of Walworth. She was born Aug. 2, 1912, at Virden, Ill., to parents Albert and Laura Beckner Gibson. She graduated from Givard High School in 1930. Naomi married Oliver Koehler on June 28, 1941, at Geneva, Ill. She was employed in industrial relations for the Naval Ordnance Plant in Forest Park, Ill., where they made torpedoes. The couple came to Williams Bay in 1970 and have since called this their home. She was a member of the Church of the Bretheren, West Suburban Bible Church and was currently a member of Calvary Community Church in Williams Bay. Naomi and Oliver enjoyed traveling the country on bus tours. Since her stay at Golden Years, she has enjoyed bingo, current events and many of the other activities there. Naomi was loved by the staff at Golden Years especially for her cheerfulness and pleasant personality. Naomi is survived by many nieces; nephews; caregivers, Candace and Michael Hamley and Vera Hamley; long time neighbors and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and siblings, Clarence Gibson, Ralph Gibson, Leta Hudnall, Ivah Perry and Mary Bachelor. Services were at 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 24, at Toynton Funeral Home in Walworth, with the Rev. Doug Anderson officiating. Visitation was an hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Private interment in Mt. Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst, Ill. Memorials may be directed to Calvary Community Church, Time Is Now, Lakeland Animal Shelter or the charity of the donor’s choice. A memorial service will be 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at Golden Years in Walworth, with the Rev. Steven Buchanan officiating.

SCHOOL NOTES Krolow named to dean’s list John Krolow, Williams Bay, has been named to the dean’s list at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., for the fall 2013 semester. The list recognizes full-time students who maintain grade point

averages of a minimum of 3.0 out of a possible 4.0 and have no grades below “C.” Krolow studies chemical engineering. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the nation’s oldest technological research university.

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February 27, 2014


The Time Is Now/My dear friend Harry Bublitz Harry’s endless trials to find a good caretaker, because his medical needs were many and very labor intensive, went on for years. He had little control of his body from his neck down. He could only lift one arm but had very limited grip. I would have to push his fork into his paralyzed clenched fist. His day would begin with being lifted, changed and sponge bathed. All food had to be cut up and placed before him. I personally think anyone that has decided to drink and drive should have to endure a day in the life of Harry Bublitz. Think how many lives would be spared this fate and worse? On my first visit to see how Harry lived, I found him lying on the ground after his wheelchair had fallen off some boards his caretaker had propped up to the side door of his rundown old van. Harry would drive his electric wheelchair up two 2’x10’s into his old van and tie the wheel chair down with ropes inside. I could not believe this was his only way to get to doctors appointments or grocery shopping in the winter. Harry ended up in the hospital with a concussion after that fall. I felt so bad that this handicapped fellow creation had his life complicated even more by poverty. I hid my tears from Harry and got to work. The Time Is Now to Help held a fundraiser to bring awareness to the plight of Harry and his need for safe transportation. You rose to the occasion and donated generously. Together we were able to provide Harry with his own handicap accessible van. This was his pride and joy for many years. The awareness brought new friends to Harry. There were over a hundred caring people who stepped up to help. Harry liked to feel needed and wanted. I needed him many times over the years to help with the many severely depressed people we encounter with The Time Is Now to Help. We would make a habit of taking these people to breakfast or lunch with Harry. Harry would often comment when we left the restaurant, “Wow, that person is really negative.”

Harry had that to say! We can all learn a lesson in that. A local pastor called me one day and told me he needed my help. An adult man had just lost his father and had lost his brother the year before. It took me two years of intervention to bring this person off the threshold of suicide. Harry was the hero who made this person realize, “If Harry can be strong, so can I.” Harry also liked to visit the senior citizens in nursing homes. He had a special friendship with many of them. Harry also enjoyed listening to students read to him at St. Francis de Sales school. The best part of this was the lesson these students learned about the man in the wheelchair. He was a real person you could talk to just like anyone else. They learned tolerance for things they did not understand and love by his example. Harry was nicknamed “Wheels” by the kids and he loved the friendship they shared. Harry told me people ignore handicapped people. Harry thought maybe out of embarrassment or not knowing what to say or how to act. Harry would go out for a ride, before being known around town, and he would return home to cry, alone. Why? Because not one human being said, “Hello.” Or would even speak to him. Harry would tell me how all of us need to speak up. Say “Hello.” Offer a greeting. He didn’t care if all you talked about was the weather, as long as you did not ignore him. Please do not ignore the lonely. Harry and I shared an incredible love for animals. My wife and I used to volunteer at Lakeland Animal Shelter for years and were so surprised to learn of the shy dog Harry adopted there after the devastating loss of his dog that led to our meeting. Harry told me he picked out his dog Sage because she was the saddest, most down and out, desperately lonely creation of God he found at the shelter. Harry said Sage reminded himself of him. Harry said, “That one, I want to save and

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fill her lost soul with my love.” I teared up when I heard Harry’s way of saving a fellow creation. Without the use of his arms, unable to walk and yet he turned this dog into a wonderful, social dog that went everywhere with him, without a leash. How many people, with full use of their limbs, can say that they accomplished that? This dog, Sage was his companion until the summer of 2013. Harry was never able to hug her or pet her the way we all love our dogs, but she slept next to his bed all those years as his companion and friend with unconditional love, until she died. His service dog Mac Friendly came to him at a time in his life when he was most needed. He was trained by Harry’s friend Cindy Skarda to help bring him items, turn on lights and more. Harry would shop for food by knocking items to the floor, since Harry could not grasp anything. Mac Friendly would gently pick up the items and put them in the basket attached to Harry’s wheelchair. Mac Friendly was loved by everyone who met him. He opened doors for Harry where people would have looked away, they now engaged in conversation, all due to his dogs. I cannot count how many people have asked me over the years about the man in the wheelchair with the two dogs in tow. Harry often wished he could rescue more dogs from the shelter. He went to Lakeland Animal Shelter fundraisers and spoke about saving one of our fellow creations from a life of loneliness and sadness. The unconditional love you will receive from a pet you save is a feeling you cannot find anywhere else. They will help you to live a happier, healthier life. They will comfort you when you are sick or down. Please visit Lakeland Animal Shelter, visit their website or give them a call 262-723-1000. When Walworth County was planning an OWI court Harry came to speak. I lis-

tened to Harry’s words as they touched many and helped to get the program started in our community. Who could argue with Harry about the necessity for an OWI court? Harry sitting paralyzed in his chair was living proof of the very need. One time Harry and I attended a police meeting for over 100 convicted drunken drivers. When Harry spoke, they all listened in shame. Over the years Harry attended many events with me. We went to Lakeland Animal Shelter fundraisers, where he had adopted his best friend Sage. We went to church events. We went to schools where I watched him interact with the children and teenagers. Harry spoke to the teens about the dangers of drinking and driving. Most people did not know about the dark times Harry suffered, the times of being alone and feeling useless. I invited my good friend Harry to dinners that a wonderful woman, Carolyn Gable, donated each year at a great restaurant. Carolyn would pay for all the food and Harry would attend with his caregiver, along with four generous supporters of The Time Is Now to Help. These supporters would donate, enabling Harry and I to do more life giving assistance. In addition Carolyn provided 20-30 more dinners to the forgotten poverty stricken living in motels and/or struggling with illness. I tried so hard to lift Harry out of his dark mood and include him in all we did at The Time Is Now to Help but his failing health made it more and more difficult. Several years ago we came across an angel in disguise, his own neighbor Jolene, who provided the loving, and meticulous care Harry needed. Jolene cooked for Harry, shared her family meals with Harry as a family member. Jolene bathed Harry, dressed Harry, and cleaned his house until it was spotless. Jolene always had nourishing food diced on a tray that sat between Harry and his computer/television screen. Jolene helped Harry with all aspects of his life… and most


LAKE GENEVA’S HARRY BUBLITZ died last Thursday. He was a dear friend of Time is Now founder Sal Dimiceli. of all she loved Harry. As Harry told me, “Sal, Jolene is God’s angel sent here to look after me.” Thank you, Jolene, and God bless you and your family. The day Harry’s beloved Mac Friendly died my family all stopped by to offer our condolences. We entered his house to find Harry in bed with plates of cut up fruit and salad surrounding him, along with his much loved candy. The house was spotless. Harry was well groomed. This was all we ever wanted for our friend, the best quality of life that he could live. This kind, generous woman, Jolene, gave him the care he needed as he went from this life to his next. Thank you, God, for the friendship I shared with Harry. I will never forget his sometimes off-color humor, his loving heart and his incredible determination to live. God bless you, my friend. Your spirit will live on in all we do. When I feel low, remembering your determination will lift me up. When I feel frustrated, I will remember your strength. Please attend the memorial service for Harry Bublitz. It will be Friday, Feb. 28 at St. Francis de Sales Church, 148 W. Main St., Lake Geneva. The vigil begins at 5 p.m. with service to begin at 6 p.m.

My dear readers and friends, we have many other handicapped fellow creations that need our help and compassion. Health and happiness, God bless everyone, W.C./Sal

Fox Charities grant Thanks to Fox Charities we are helping many get through this terrible winter. Fox Charities has once again graciously stepped up to match your donation dollar for dollar, doubling your help to those in need. Fox Charities recognizes the pain and suffering of our fellow creations that struggle for daily necessities, especially now in this very harsh, cold winter.

Please help 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 donation provided assistance for the poverty stricken.



Kedzie/Bill requires ID for some prescriptions

Halverson/Time to build a parking structure

Assembly Bill 445, which I have co-sponsored, requires an individual to show identification if they are picking up Schedule II or III controlled substance which is also a narcotic or opiate prescription medication. By doing so, pharmacies could help law enforcement resolve drug crimes by keeping a record of dispensed drugs and the name of the person who received them. Law enforcement would not have access to the list unless they pursued proper legal channels. All three bills have passed both Houses of the Legislature and are currently awaiting the Governor’s signature. Disposing of unused and unwanted prescription drugs can be a way to help prevent heroin addiction, and there is a safe, anonymous way to get rid of unused or unwanted prescription drugs. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 26 is a free and anonymous way to drop off expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs. There will be collection sites across Wisconsin

between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. that day. For a list of drop off locations, contact your local law enforcement agency or, beginning April 1, 2014, you may search by zip code on the U.S. Department of Justice’s Web site at _disposal/takeback. If you know someone who may have an addiction, please do not wait to get them the help they need. The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) has a number of resources on its website, including information on heroin, resources for addiction assistance, warning signs of addiction, and much more. This information can be found on the DOJ Web site at heroin-awareness/a-dangerous-epidemic, by calling DOJ at 608-266-1221, or from my office anytime. Senator Kedzie can be reached in Madison at P.O. Box 7882, Madison, WI 53707-7882 or by calling toll-free 1 (800) 578-1457. He may be reached in the district at (262) 742-2025 or online at

It would have required the purchase of several buildings and a larger area is needed. There was some discussion of putting the lot at the current location of the U.S. Bank. That has also been rejected. Just too much hassle and too many what ifs to navigate. Some people have mentioned relocating the post office and putting a parking structure there, but no one in a position of authority sees that as a viable solution. Apparently, the P.O. was approached several years ago and there were just too many hurdles. So we’re left with two possibilities: Behind the old theater or behind what was McCullough’s Drug Store. They both have the advantage of being all or mostly owned by the city. They also are the site of existing surface lots. The disadvantage of such sites is that the surface spaces wouldn’t be available for parking during construction of the parking structure.

That’s where we stand. The days of flirting with wanna-bes are over. It’s time to settle down with something that will survive the trials of a tough marriage between the business community and our citizens, be as attractive as it is practical, and stand the test of time. Next week: Why? Why? Why? For those wanting to delve into the minutia of parking and traffic, they can go to the city website. Just Google parking information — city of Lake Geneva. On that page there are a couple of references. On the far right there’s a summary of a book on why parking isn’t free. Near the bottom of the center portion is a link to Downtown Parking Study Needs final report. (Don’t let the title fool you. It is the final report.) Halverson is editor and general manager of the Regional News

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