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Press Release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office:

Pirate charged with disorderly conduct
Deputies responding to a “shots fired” call on the old Seven Mile Bridge Monday night arrested a man in a full pirate costume, complete with operational black powder pistols in holsters on each hip, a sword and two knives.

Dispatchers received a call at 8:20 p.m. The caller wanted to report a pirate firing a gun on the bridge. When Deputy Garrett Bragg arrived, he found 58 year old Jamie Spering, who said he is an entertainer. He said he was on the bridge with friends for sunset. He admitted shooting both of his black powder pistols. He said there was no projectile loaded in the pistols, just the powder. He said he shot the guns safely, toward the water. Witnesses contradicted his story, saying he fired one shot toward the water and one toward cars traveling on the bridge.
Spering was taken into custody, charged with disorderly conduct and booked into jail.

Dorothy “Toots” Kolnik

I received word today that Dorothy “Toots” Kolnik passed away on Wednesday, May 13th. Her family would like for people from the Hawk’s Nest to know.

Dorothy and her husband, Ray were original owners at the Hawks Nest, and their children and some of their grandchildren are continuing the tradition. Ray and Toots were good friends of my parents, and also of ours. It has been owners such as Toots and Ray that have made the Hawks Nest the wonderful home-away-from-home that it is.

The services are as follows:

Visitation at Toynton Funeral Home in Walworth Wisconsin, Monday, May 18 from 4 to 8.

Funeral at Immanuel United Church of Christ on Fremont Street, Walworth, Tuesday, May 19 at 11.