Author Archive: Ed Nadolski

High bacteria closes Leach Beach on Bohners Lake

Testing will continue until water quality improves Officials with the Western Racine County Health Department on Tuesday closed Leach Beach on Bohners Lake and issued an advisory for a second beach on the lake due to high bacteria levels in the water. The closure of Leach Beach on the lake’s […]


A night on the lake

A night on the lake

Jack Daams (left) rides in the lead of the rock and roll band-themed boat parade with sisters Sydney and Morgan McCourt during Venetian Night July 5 on Brown’s Lake. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)


Analyst predicts falling gas prices

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 2.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68 yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,112 gas outlets in Wisconsin. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.3 in the last week to $3.65, according to gasoline price […]


Zelich bound over for trial

Steven Zelich appears in Walworth County Circuit Court Thursday morning. A judge bound Zelich over for trial on allegations he hid the corpses of two women in the Town of Geneva. (Photo by Kellen Olshefski)

Detective says Zelich told him deaths were accidental By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer Steven Zelich, accused of hiding two bodies in the Town of Geneva, has been bound over for trial during a preliminary hearing Thursday morning in Walworth County Circuit Court. According to testimony from Walworth County Sheriff’s Detective […]


Police identify second victim in suitcase murders

Police identify second victim in suitcase murders

By Vicky Wedig Editor Jenny Gamez, 19, of Cottage Grove, Ore., has been identified through dental records as the second victim of a suspected murderer who dumped her body and another alongside a Town of Geneva road in suitcases earlier this month. Walworth County and Town of Geneva police announced […]


Ryan speaks to Rotary

Ryan speaks to Rotary

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan speaks to members of the Burlington Rotary Club Monday afternoon at Veterans Terrace. The Republican from Janesville warned that the country is headed toward a debt crisis, but expressed optimism that it could be avoided if Washington can reform the tax code and health care, among […]


July 4 gas prices will be highest in six years, analyst predicts

North American oil prices have advanced by just a few pennies since Iraqi violence put a question mark around the future stability of supply, but U.S. consumers will still see the most expensive July 4 gasoline prices in six years, GasBuddy has predicted. “Fear about what could happen if Iraqi […]


Judge sets bond at $1 million for suspected murderer

Steven Zelich, who is accused of hiding corpses in the Town of Geneva, appears via video over the shoulder of his court-appointed attorney Travis Schwantes Friday in Walworth County Court. (Photo by Kellen Olshefski)

He’s accused of hiding corpses of two women along rural road in Town of Geneva; murder charges pending elsewhere, D.A. says By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer Walworth County Circuit Court Judge David Reddy set a $1 million cash bond today for a 52-year-old West Allis man charged with hiding two […]


Man killed when car is split in two during crash with tree

A 30-year-old Town of Waterford man was killed late Friday morning when the vehicle he was driving left the road and struck a tree in the Town of Norway. The impact of the crash severed the car in two, according to a press release issued by the Racine County Sheriff’s […]


Suicidal man arrested after standoff in township

Racine County Sheriff’s deputies were able to arrest a Town of Burlington man who was threatening to harm himself or police without incident on Thursday morning. The man, 42, was taken to the Racine County Jail where he was to be evaluated by medical staff. Several charges are pending against […]


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