Lake Geneva

9:28 am
Mon August 4, 2014

NPR Takes a Ride with Lake Geneva’s Mail Jumpers

Mail jumpers have to audition for the physically demanding job. On tryout day, Dan Sepe prepared for a mock delivery by standing on a narrow ledge outside the boat, as it approached a dock.
Cynthia Hoffman

NPR is spending time with folks who do odd or unusual summer jobs. Ann-Elise Henzl observed one in southern Wisconsin, requiring perfect timing.

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1:36 pm
Mon September 1, 2008

Coach Cherishes Waning Days of Summer

Joe Clifford in his Lake Geneva beach domain.

The summer season comes to an end today as we celebrate Labor Day. It also means Coach Clifford’s job at the beach in Lake Geneva is over until next Memorial Day. WUWM’s Susan Bence popped down to the sand to talk with the man who doesn’t have any qualms about being called a beach bum.

I walk past the old snack canteen above this picturesque lake. The water couldn’t be bluer and the sky couldn’t possibly be clearer. It’s one of those perfect late summer mornings. You walk down a set of concrete steps, freshly blown free of the sand from yesterday’s mass of wet little feet. That’s where Joe Clifford reigns. He manages Lake Geneva’s public beach.

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Arts & Culture
12:06 pm
Fri April 25, 2008

Competing Cooks

Badger High School Culinary Arts Team

Four students from Badger High School in Lake Geneva Wisconsin are slicing and dicing their way through a cooking competition going on in San Diego today. The quartet won at the state level and now are up against 36 other teams from around the country.

The winning team must concoct a three-course gourmet meal in one hour, and not a second longer.

WUWM's Susan Bence meet Badgers culinary program director Russ Tronsen and his Badger High School team as they practiced for the national ProStart Invitational.

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Arts & Culture
10:21 am
Mon June 18, 2007

A Victorian Treasure on Geneva Lake

Traveling to Black Point by tour boat.

At the turn of the last century prominent Chicago families gravitated to Lake Geneva.

In 1888 beer baron Conrad Seipps built his family retreat, an expansive Victorian on the lake's south shore. Now Seipps great-grandson, William O. Petersen, has passed the property on to the State of Wisconsin. Last weekend the doors of the family home, called Black Point, opened to the public for the first time. Lake Effect's Susan Bence visited.

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