Waterford Graded board appoints a teacher as its latest member

By Patricia Bogumil Editor Following a 3-1 final vote, Grant Strobel was appointed to the Waterford Graded School Board Nov. 20, filling a vacancy created in September when Bob Kastengren resigned due to health issues. Strobel is one of four candidates who sought to replace Kastengren. The board position runs […]


Expenses, taxes, indebtedness drop in Village budget

  By Patricia Bogumil Editor The Village of Union Grove will present its proposed 2015 budget during a 6 p.m. public hearing Monday, Nov. 24, at the Municipal Building, 925 15th Ave. The proposed $3,559,465 budget is down 4.34 percent ($161,583) from last year’s $3,721,048 budget. The tax levy for […]


School Board votes to oppose shelter site

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It’s not so much about “not in my back yard,” Burlington residents have said about a proposed Women’s Resource Center of Racine shelter and program center in the city. It’s more, “not across the street from where my children go to school.” Opposition showed up both […]


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 […]


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