Author Archive: Ed Nadolski

A passion for history

Graham Public Library volunteer Betty Backus pages through the history files at the library – a volunteer project she has been working on for about 15 years. Backus recently received the Wisconsin Library Association’s 2011 Citation of Merit Award for her volunteer work.  (Photo by Julie Rossman)

Betty Backus recognized for library volunteer work By Julie Rossman Correspondent Betty Backus has been connected to Union Grove’s Graham Public Library for a long time. First, as a part-time employee for more than 20 years, then as a volunteer for the past 19 years. After receiving a large stack […]

 
 

Honor Our Veterans ceremony is Wednesday

The first celebration to Honor our Veterans is Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m., (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) at The Cotton Exchange, lower banquet room 345 Hickory Hollow Drive, Waterford. Archie Monuments in Waterford is sponsoring this event to Honor Our Veterans, the goal is to honor […]

 
 

Look out leaves, the city’s new vacuum is here

Burlington Street Department employee Tom Koch watches the city’s new leaf vacuum in action recently. The system, which can be operated by a single driver, is expected to cut the labor costs required for the city’s annual leaf collection. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Officials hope to save time, money with new vacuum system By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief The City of Burlington has a new weapon in its annual battle with falling leaves – a retrofitted vacuum collection system that utilizes an existing truck and just might reduce the labor needed to […]

 
 

County budget sails toward approval

Proposal includes slight decrease in tax levy By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Racine County Board is expected to act next week on a 2012 budget that includes a modest decrease in the property tax levy. County Executive James Ladwig unveiled his proposed $142.5 million budget three weeks ago. It includes […]

 
 

Two hunters rescued from drainage canal

Racine County authorities rescued two hunters from the Wind Lake drainage canal near Waterford Friday morning after their boat started to take on water and one of them became stuck in the mud. Here is the text of a press release issued by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department regarding the […]

 
 

Demons boys volleyball team bows out

Burlington's Nick Bartlett blocks a spike attempt by a Westosha Central player during Thursday's sectional match at BHS. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Taken out of their offense by Westosha Central’s powerful jump-serving, the Burlington High School boys volleyball team fell one match short of qualifying for the state tournament Thursday evening. Central eliminated the Demons, 25-23, 15-25, 25-16, 25-19, in a WIAA sectional final game played at Burlington High School. Burlington coach […]

 
 

Two high school students arrested for making bomb threat

By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer Two 16-year-old students at Union Grove High School were arrested last week after writing bomb threats on the boys’ and girls’ bathroom walls in the school. According to UGHS Superintendent Alan Mollerskov, the threats, found Wednesday, Oct. 26, by other students said the school would […]

 
 

Village Board looks at charging Chamber rent

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Faced with ongoing budget constraints, Union Grove officials are contemplating a proposal to charge the local Chamber of Commerce organization a rental fee to use village facilities. The Village Board’s Administration/Finance Committee discussed the issue Tuesday, but took no action. The Greater Union Grove Area Chamber […]

 
 

Rochester Board approves Village Hall plans

Zoning changes needed to build separate structure By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer The Rochester Village Board Oct. 27 approved plans to construct a new village hall near the Rochester Library. The plan, commissioned by Anderson-Ashton Inc., was one of six presented to the board for review and approval. All the […]

 
 

Board makes tax levy official

It includes a surplus to offset future aid decreases By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It was all but a formality Tuesday evening – the real drama having occurred a night earlier in the Burlington High School gymnasium. The Burlington Area School District Board of Education for the second time approved […]

 
 
 
 
 

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