Alyssa Schauer

09/26/2014 - 3:34pm
  By Alyssa Schauer Staff Writer “Home” is truly a state of mind for Barb and Jerry Quast, who sold their house and became full-time RVers after they both retired in June 2013. Jerry, the former Municipal Liquor Store (MLS) manager in Silver Lake, said life on the road has been an adventure he always wanted to pursue, “but Barb wasn’t really receptive to the...
09/24/2014 - 8:14am
There’s nothing better on an autumn Sunday afternoon than the sound of whistles blowing, face-painted fans cheering, grumpy-looking coaches arguing and NFL broadcasters analyzing blitzes and quarterback sacks. Yes, football is here! Never in a million years did I think I would be excited for NFL Sundays (and Thursdays and Mondays), but...
09/17/2014 - 3:14pm
  During the Silver Lake City Council meeting Monday night, Greg Gillett was sworn in as councilor, replacing Carol Roquette, who resigned in July due to work conflicts. At the August regular meeting, Gillett expressed interest in joining the Silver Lake City Council to get more involved in the community. He and his wife, Kerri, moved...
09/17/2014 - 3:13pm
  The Silver Lake City Council set the 2015 preliminary general fund tax levy at $372,888, down from the $375,917 approved for 2014. City Clerk Kerry Venier highlighted changes in the budget and noted there is a 3.5 percent increase in both the revenues and expenditures funds. Initially, the preliminary budget showed a decrease of 3.7...
09/17/2014 - 3:11pm
  The Silver Lake planning commission is set to deliver door-to-door surveys to residents beginning Sept. 20 through Oct. 6.  The citywide survey is designed to help the planning commission determine if the city of Silver Lake is achieving goals outlined in the comprehensive plan and to help the city council prepare the 2015 budget...
09/17/2014 - 8:11am
It’s no secret I enjoy food. I’ve professed my love for all things edible many times in this column, but my eating habits have gotten out of hand lately, and to avoid gaining back the 35 pounds I lost, I’ve been working on structuring my diet. Again. They say weight loss is more successful on a “buddy system,” so...
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