Living Here

The Uber analysis.
“If you stare into the abyss long enough then the abyss begins to stare back at you.” That expression Nietzsche, the great philosopher, coined so many years ago, applies here. Uber is now keeping track, and going public with, its evaluations and comments. In years gone by the company and drivers pretty much kept much information to themselves. It seems that drivers were first ‘outed’ by online sites which put Uber’s evaluations of customers on the Internet. That didn’t go over very well. Now it is the turn of the passengers. Drivers can rate passengers from one to five (one being the worst), and his or her number is added to the customer’s data base. Now, if nobody comes to pick you up after you call in, you’ll know why. The most comment ‘ding’ most drivers hit passengers with is poor manners, or for being disrespectful. Amazingly, their evaluations seem to have little to do with the size of the tips.   Next time you ride in an Uber driven and owned car remember that. Be nice and then you don’t have to tip. That’ll fit right in with stereotypical Southern Wisconsin attitudes.


Bombing in Lake Geneva! On Tuesday evening November 21, 2017 Bloomfield Police Department responded to a call about a disorderly male on the Schiller property located on Highway H. The suspect was reported to be on the property operating a vehicle recklessly. Onlookers say he was doing donuts in the gravel parking lot, that he had a gun, and had thrown suspicious devices around the property. Due to the possible danger involved with the potential of explosives, Bloomfield was assisted by the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Geneva Police Department, and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad. When the police arrived the suspect tried to leave the scene but was unsuccessful. The area around the scene was secured and traffic was detoured until late into the night. The residents of Pioneer Estates across the street from the Schiller Property were very affected and a bit shaken by the whole scene. The suspect, Robert Leathers, was taken into custody without any further incident and remains confined in a cell at the Walworth County Jail. Leathers appeared before a judge on November 22, 2017 at 1:15p.m. A one-hundred-thousand-dollar cash bond was set. Rumors are flying around about the explosives Leathers allegedly threw. Some say Leathers has a beef with the owner of Schillers, some say Leathers has had other issues and run ins with the police, and some are saying Leathers has mental health problems. Whatever the case, this is a scary situation that just doesn’t happen in small towns. Leathers has been charged with five counts of 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, six counts of possession of explosives for unlawful use, one count of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, one count of disorderly conduct while armed, and one count of trespassing. The next court appearance for Robert Leathers will be on November 28, 2017.


Community get together.
The Lake Geneva Museum is having the Friend’s of Hillmoor and all of their friend’s come to the museum on December 10th from 2 to 4pm. Everyone in the Lake Geneva community is invited. Bring your ideas, photo’s and memories. Why not share your best vision for Hillmoor. Treats and refreshments will be provided.

More Museum Fun

Victorian Christmas lake Geneva Museum



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