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Tales of the Great Pumpkin

Tales of the Great Pumpkin

Janice Bear, Mukwonago, also known as “Mama Bear,” tells spooky stories to children at Union Grove’s Great Pumpkinfest at the Union Grove High School on Saturday. In addition to storytelling, there were costume, baking and pumpkin carving contests, a pet photo contest, games and refreshments. The event was sponsored by […]

 
 

She ain’t heavy, she’s our daughter

She ain’t heavy, she’s our daughter

The parents of Waterford senior cross country runner Rhea Fiorita support their exhausted daughter at the conclusion of last Saturday’s sectional race at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha. As she has all season,  Fiorita led the team, finishing eighth overall in a time of 16 minutes, 1 second, to […]

 
 

School district officials defend BHS schedule switch

Proposal is driven by desire to improve achievement, the say By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Answering criticism from a local couple, Burlington Area School District officials have reaffirmed their support to switch to a seven-period day next year at Burlington High School. “Yes, absolutely,” said BASD Superintendent David Moyer. “There’s […]

 
 

Co-op squad dominates in SLC victory

Co-op squad dominates in SLC victory

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor Just how good was the Burlington co-op swim team Tuesday night at Jefferson? Consider this: even with most swimmers doing off events, the squad swept the victories at the meet and finished 1-2 in all three relays and 1-2-3 in four of the 11 events. […]

 
 

Standouts for the week of Oct. 14, 2011

Standouts for the week of Oct. 14, 2011

Male Athlete of the Week Carson Biedrzycki, Burlington High School boys volleyball: The BHS junior proved to be a big factor for the Demons in a four-set win over Whitefish Bay last week. In the 20-25, 25-23, 27-25, 25-19 Burlington win, Biedrzycki had 22 kills and two block kills. Coach […]

 
 

Wolverine tennis team finishes best season ever

By David Paulsen Correspondent Playing in an extremely tough sectional featuring four of the top 10 teams in the state, the Waterford High School girls’ tennis squad saw its season come to an end at the WIAA Division 1 sectional at Brookfield Central Oct. 5. “We had the best season […]

 
 

All things bright and beautiful

All things bright and beautiful

Racine County’s rural roads are ablaze with color, as maples, birches and oaks dazzle passersby with a display of foliage in bright golden, orange and red hues. Scientists say the brilliant colors occur when production of chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants crucial to photosynthesis, slows down as days get […]

 
 

Kings of the Crop Walk

Kings of the Crop Walk

Eli (from left), Rob and Aidan King get ready to participate in the Crop Walk to end world hunger Sunday in Burlington. Participants registered at Cross Lutheran Church and then ventured out on a walking route in the city. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

 
 

Firefighters corral barn blaze

Firefighters corral barn blaze

Firefighters from Rochester and Waterford survey the remains of an old barn destroyed Monday afternoon in a fire at 736 N. Browns Lake Drive, Rochester. Rochester Fire Chief Jack Biermann said the blaze started after sparks from a pile of debris burning about 20 to 25 feet away were carried […]

 
 

Demons moved by the (school) spirit

Demons moved by the (school) spirit

Members of the Burlington High School senior class mug for the camera during the school’s homecoming pep assembly last week. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

 
 
 
 
 

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