Author Archive: Ed Nadolski



      Dora J. Ehlert, 93, Burlington, formerly Wilmot, died July 14, 2014, at Burlington Rehab and Care Center. Private family services will be held.  Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Home and Crematory, Twin Lakes, is serving the family. Well-wishers can visit  


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 […]




      Michael F. Figarelli, 89, Elkhorn, died July 14, 2014, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn. He was born in Chicago on April 28, 1925, to the late Nicholas and Rose (Spino) Figarelli. He spent his early years in Chicago where he graduated from high school. Following high school […]




      Karen M. Kirkeeng, 66, died July 9, 2014, in the loving presence of her husband at their home. She was born Jan. 24, 1948, to the late Marion and Ruth Mitchell in Chicago. She graduated from Hampshire High School in 1966. She married Gerald Kirkeeng on Aug. 26, 1967, […]


Up, up and away! Waterford’s annual Hot Air Balloon Festival is July 18-20

By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer Tens of thousands of people will descend on Waterford the third week in July for the Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce’s Hot Air Balloon Festival, turning the village into a buzzing hub of activity. “We’re a small town, but we’re mighty in this,” Kathy Gellendin, […]


Town tackles the job of spending surplus budget

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Once their 2013 books were officially closed, Town of Waterford officials learned they ended the year with a $115,000 surplus. The Town Board on June 9 discussed, and decided, how that money – earmarked in last year’s budget toward expenses – could be applied toward a […]


Fresh stuff at the July 15 farmers market

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy Music With Libby (Wilcox), performing from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at the Union Grove Farmers Market, now open Tuesdays, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Village Square, Main Street at 10th Avenue. Browse for garden produce, salad greens, […]


Rochester gets its zoning act together

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The longstanding marriage between the Village and Town of Rochester was officially dissolved more than five years ago. But efforts to bring the two formerly separate municipalities into one harmonious union have been ongoing and reached finality, recently. The Village Board on June 9 voted […]


Be safe and try some flapjacks

The Kansasville Fire and Rescue’s annual pancake and safety day is Sunday, July 13, 7 a.m. to noon, at 23730 Durand Ave., Kansasville. Enjoy kids activities, raffles, fire and EMS demos, fire trucks, Flight for Life and more. Adult tickets, $6; ages 4-12, $3, under age 4, free. Details: 878-3811.




      Robert M. Phillips, 82, Burlington, died July 8, 2014, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington surrounded by his loving family. He was born Jan. 20, 1932, in Traverse City, Mich., to the late Richard and Helen (Haskel) Phillips. He moved to Burlington in 1951 where he graduated from Burlington […]


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