Author Archive: Ed Nadolski

District moves toward referendum

WGSD officials continue review of possible ballot questions By Dave Fidlin Correspondent In the lead-up to a possible vote in the near future, Waterford Graded district officials continue to discuss the possibility of holding a facilities-related referendum on an upcoming ballot. District Administrator Ed Brzinski this week continued discussing with […]

 
 

Grove moves to regulate e-cigs

Proposed ordinance outlaws sales of vaping products to minors By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Union Grove could soon follow in the footsteps of a smattering of other Southeastern Wisconsin municipalities and have on its books an ordinance regulating e-cigarette, or vaping, products. The Village Board on July 9 combed through a […]

 
 

Music, maestro!

Music, maestro!

Director Chris Peterson leads the Burlington Kiwanis Civic Band through a selection of Disney songs during concert earlier this month at Echo Park. The band’s final performance of the season is scheduled for Friday, July 27. The show begins at 7 p.m. Shuttle bus service is provided for those who […]

 
 

Property values surge in City of Burlington

Effect on individual taxes won’t be known until late fall By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A hot real estate market is behind a recent jump in property value assessments that saw some home values increase by 40 percent, according to City of Burlington officials. The city said the reassessment resulted […]

 
 

Find ‘Something to Crow About!’

Find ‘Something to Crow About!’

Racine County Fair runs through the weekend in Union Grove The 95th annual Racine County Fair promises to be “Something to Crow About” with big-name entertainment acts and all the fun that comes with the festival. The fair runs July 25 to 29 on the county fairgrounds at 19805 Durand […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

     A hot real estate market is behind a recent jump in property value assessments that saw some home values increase by 40 percent, according to City of Burlington officials. The city said the reassessment resulted in an overall property assessment increase of about 8 percent for residential properties. How […]

 
 

Council OKs liquor license for B.J. Wentker’s

Council OKs liquor license for B.J. Wentker’s

Owner wants to eventually revive restaurant in historic building By Jason Arndt Staff Writer B.J. Wentker’s, a former downtown restaurant, could reopen its doors after the Burlington Common Council issued a Class B liquor license to building owner Brian Torgerson on July 17. The decision comes a month after the […]

 
 

Local ‘Kids’ to perform at Waterford show

Local ‘Kids’ to perform at Waterford show

Kids from Wisconsin show is slated for Monday By Alex Johnson Correspondent Described as the “high energy, can’t miss musical performance of the year,” the Kids from Wisconsin are celebrating their 50th anniversary tour with 60 performances in 30 different locations. The troupe is scheduled to perform at the Waterford […]

 
 

County plans to move service center to shopping plaza

County plans to move service center to shopping plaza

Officials now look to sell rather than raze current building By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief County officials plan to move the Western Racine County Service Center to a newly renovated space between Big R and Dunham’s Sports in the Fox River Plaza shopping center, Burlington, this fall. Racine County […]

 
 

Woman struck by lightning at Country Thunder

Woman struck by lightning at Country Thunder

Woman, 22, suffers serious injuries, is hospitalized in Illinois UPDATE: The woman has been identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Brittney N. Prehn, 22, of Illinois. Kenosha County authorities are seeking information on the identity of a young woman who they believe was struck by lightning at the Country Thunder […]

 
 
 
 
 

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