LAKE GENEVA — Jeni Diehl of Lake Geneva felt helpless watching the devastation in Joplin, Mo. after a tornado ripped through the city May 22, 2011, killing 139 people and leveling neighborhoods as far as the eye could see.
Her despair only lasted until the weekend, and in eight hours, Diehl and her husband Derek, owners of Lake Geneva’s semi-pro football team the Generals, along with three team members, pulled together a trip to Joplin to help out. STORY and PHOTOS
GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Wis., — An Illinois man was depressed and had lost his job, which led to the shooting by authorities Tuesday that left him man dead, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.
Roman O. Petriw, 47, had been residing at N3095 Dandelion Road for the past several weeks on a temporary basis, according to a news release.
He had been out of work for several months.
Petriw was a childhood friend of the owner of the residence, Lucian J. Lange, who lives in East Dundee, Ill.
New York developer claims city officials ‘acted maliciously’
LAKE GENEVA — Reporter Kayla Bunge reports today that a New York-based developer that has filed a $29 million federal lawsuit against the city has added a claim that city officials “acted maliciously.”
Mirbeau of Geneva Lake, which along with Illinois developer Robert Hummel in 2007 proposed a plan for a hotel, winery and homes on a 718-acre property on the city’s south side, is accusing some city officials and members of opposition groups of interfering with a contract.
The addition comes on top of plenty of recent action in the two lawsuits pending in federal court filed last year by Mirbeau and Hummel as well as another claim filed in January by Hummel.
The two developers are seeking a total of almost $400 million in damages from the city.
DELAVAN TOWNSHIP — After weeks of passionate public speeches, letters to the editor and phone calls to elected officials, it’s all over. The Canada geese living around Delavan Lake have been captured and hauled away for processing.
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Service on Wednesday herded the geese into orange and yellow crates, according to residents who talked to the Gazette.
Police from the town of Delavan and the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office prevented members of the public from approaching the geese and the federal workers, said Delavan Township resident Diane Morrison.