Registrations up for Turkey Trot 5K

Town Bank’s Turkey Trot, held each year on Thanksgiving Day in Burlington, continues to grow in popularity, as evidenced by this year’s registration rate – up 20 percent over 2013’s race, according to race organizers. This fourth annual 5K could have a record-breaking 800-plus participants on its scenic course around […]


Lahner to leave for Waukesha

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor City of Burlington Administrator Kevin Lahner says he wasn’t looking for a new job. One just happened to find him. Lahner was announced Friday as the new city administrator for the City of Waukesha. Lahner’s contract has yet to be approved by the Waukesha City Council, […]


Local man finds Aaron Rodgers’ wallet

Burlington resident James Plitzuweit recently found Aaron Rodgers’ “wallet” in a contest and charity effort sponsored by Associated Bank. Plitzuweit found the wallet at the Associated Bank branch on Milwaukee Avenue. The lost wallet is part of a fan engagement promotion by the state’s largest bank. Plitzuweit found the wallet […]


Four step up to fill one vacant position on the WGSD board

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Four Waterford Graded School District residents have thrown their hats into the ring as they seek appointment to fill a vacant position on the School Board for the next few months. The School Board had set a Nov. 10 deadline for receipt of applications. At a […]


High school fruit sale through today

ORDER NOW: The annual Florida’s Best Fruit and Nut fundraiser by the Union Grove Union High School Band is in progress. Fresh fruit and nuts shipped directly from Florida will arrive at the high school between Monday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 12. Visit for this year’s sales catalog, […]


UG Congregational UCC offers free community meal

A free community meal is Tuesday, Nov. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Union Grove Congregational UCC, 1106 11th Ave. Carryouts are available after 6 p.m. All are welcome. Details: 878-1690 or    


Waterford Graded 4K registration this week

IF YOU GO … WHAT: Four-year-old Waterford Graded kindergarten registration for 2014-15 school year, with informational presentations WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 19; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., both dates WHERE: Trailside Elementary School library, 615 N. Milwaukee St. INFORMATION: Visit WGSD’s website,, or contact early learning […]


Neighbors speak out against Aurora facility

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Residents of Spring Valley Road had a clear message for the City of Burlington Plan Commission Tuesday night. They moved to the rural setting for a reason – and having a new Aurora Health Care facility in their backyards isn’t it. About 20 to 30 people […]


Child sex assaults charged

  James Barnak, 74, Waterford, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Nov. 11 with repeated sexual assault of a 14-year-old East Troy girl. The Class C felony charge is for at least three alleged violations of first- or second-degree sexual assault. Later that week, Walworth County filed additional charges […]


BHS one-act play to make 12th straight state appearance

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington High School one-act play production team might be on the most successful run of any activity in school history. The one-act play – this year, it’s the musical “Lucky Stiff” – performed at a sectional competition Saturday in Waukesha and advanced to the Wisconsin […]


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