Lake Geneva Police Officer Glenn Nettesheim. This man is new to the force but what a man. He is another of our local unsung heroes. A car rushed by the entrance of Target along the newly constructed Edwards Boulevard. The driver lost control just as his car flew by and his right wheel went up over the curb. The driver over-corrected and flipped. He hung suspended upside down, held in by a seat belt that he could not release himself. Officer Nettesheim was the first responder to the scene. Sensing a fire hazard from a leaking gas tank, he called the fire department, ran to the driver's door, pried it open (Officer Nettesheim is big, strong and tough) and then cradled the driver as he worked to free the man's belt. The driver was saved. By the time the fired department arrived he was sitting on the curb waiting their arrival. The damage? One totaled car, some scrapes on the new access road and minor cuts and bruises to the driver. Along with the damages came a revelation of bravery. Lake Geneva Police Chief Michael Rasmussen. Once again, we cannot escape the simple fact that since this man has become chief he has built and refined a police department that was fair to good when he found it. The selection of personnel and their obviously effective training keeps coming right at us, day after day, incident after incident. We applaud what the chief has built and the most excellent police department he continues to build upon. George Hennerly, the president of the Chamber of Commerce resigned. We went over to that little building located at the northern end of Flat Iron Park to make certain of our information. It is true. The big, gregarious, controversial and conservative man with the agreeable (but wry) smile has called it a day. The board of the Chamber has met, and remnants of it are still meeting as we go to press, with respect to who George’s successor will be. Our writing about the Chamber, of which we are a due-paying member, has been mixed over the past two years. We never understood, and still don’t, what the chamber really does and for whom. We never understood, and still don’t, where its money comes from and exactly where it goes, much less exactly why. That the chamber board asked for and received George's resignation immediately and without reason or comment last week does not respect the man's thirty three years behind the tiller of that organization. We hope our comments, a bit snarky and critical of the Chamber over the past few months, were not part of the board's decision. We certainly hope that the 'elephant in the chamber's living room' (The Grand Geneva, soon to be of Lyon) was not somehow involved behind the scenes. We will be looking into all of that as the Chamber proceeds to open up a national search for a new chamber president. Our reporting is not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination. We don’t accept that the Chamber’s unknown information is necessarily a function of the Chamber’s ability or inability. We believe we are partially at fault in ‘not knowing’ because we have not been diligent enough (or applied enough in the way of our limited resources) in finding out. We are big followers of some movie lines that seem to sometimes exactly pin down situations of the human condition so well. “What we have here is a failure to communicate.” That line is from the movie Cool Hand Luke and was spoken by the prison warden after he became totally frustrated with an incorrigible inmate (played by Paul Newman). So many times, since we’ve become an actual newspaper (tabloid, leaflet, brochure), we experience that perceived ‘failure to communicate so well illustrated in that film. We don’t know enough about the Chamber of Commerce or many other socially determinant groups dedicated to helping us all (or supposedly so!). We intend to find out more and report about what we find.