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There is an old gem of a saying that describes the Starry Stonewort situation at Trinke Estates. “For want of a nail, the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe, the horse was lost. For want of a horse, the rider was lost. For want of a rider, the battle was lost. For want of a battle, the kingdom was lost. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.”

Right now, there is no dredging company available to come in and dredge the Trinke inlet. There is equipment available, but no experts to operate it. What can be done? One company in Illinois, that had earlier bid twenty-some-odd-thousand, upped its bid to over eighty thousand when it was discovered that no other firm was available. Should a firm this unprincipled be retained? Should it ever be retained for anything? What’s wrong with banning it and its executives from ever crossing the state line again? So, the search is on for some company that will help out. In a land of so many lakes, how can the American Midwest have so few dredging companies that one cannot be found, even for such a critical job?

Riviera Fountain Lights

Geneva Lake Women’s Association inducted a new Board of Directors
They were inducted on April 1, 2019, at an induction ceremony at Café Calamari, in Williams Bay. Missy Sell assumes the President’s position after serving as Parliamentarian for the past year. Missy replaces Kathy Papcke who will now serve as Parliamentarian. Also elected to the Board were Marie Williams, Vice President; Janelle Mroz, Secretary; Georgia Ichen, Treasurer; Aimee Rasmussen, Internal Director; and Sindy Leibbrand, Membership Director. The Board will lead the non-profit organization as it enters its 55th year of service to Walworth County. GLWA is a 501(c)3 organization that raises money for and supports numerous charities in Walworth County. GLWA, in partnership with the Lake Geneva Jaycees, is responsible for the annual Safety Town event that teaches children about safety. GLWA also hosts the annual Children’s Art Show at the Geneva Lake Museum. GLWA holds various fundraising events during the year to award two annual scholarships and provide much-needed funds to a list of charitable organizations providing other services to the community. Members of GLWA also offer their time and talents to support many charities and their events.


Resignation or barn-burning rush to get out of the damned fire?
Chuck Gray the Harbor Master of Lake Geneva turned in his resignation at last week’s Piers, Harbor, and Lakefront Meeting. Chuck has been the Harbor Master for many years. This position also oversees the use of the Riviera Ballroom along with payments and rent for the Riviera. The city will be accepting applications regarding this part-time position beginning April 26, 2019. Beginning pay is $18.27 an hour for twenty-five hours a week. With all the issues regarding piers being public or private, the legitimacy of slip renters, and the consistent, passionate, opinions of many locals coming from both sides of the issues, it’s hard to believe this is a part-time position. The residency of boat owners currently renting slips is also about to go “nuclear” when the slip owners who’ve played games start pointing fingers.

The Person of The Week

Steams Coffee Shop Lake Geneva

Annie is a motivated entrepreneur whom just opened a coffee shop called Steams along with her husband while running several others businesses. Her go get ’em attitude is contagious!


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