Village considers fee waivers, checklist for developers

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Initial consultation costs for applications and other incidental fees could be waived for developers in Waterford as part of a proposal described by several village officials as “pro-business.” Village President Tom Roanhouse requested the board discuss waiving select fees for business owners interested in developing in […]


City clears up wording in winter parking policy

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Common Council discussed a change in the city’s winter snow emergency policy Tuesday night, making it dovetail with reality. “It changes nothing,” said Police Chief Peter Nimmer of the practical changes on residents in the proposed ordinance. The change simply allows either Mayor Bob […]


Marching Broncos playing their show at home Monday

  By Tom Ganser Correspondent The Union Grove Union High School Marching Broncos performed Oct. 18 at Perkins Stadium on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus in the 2014 Wisconsin State Music Association (WSMA) State Marching Band Championships.  The Marching Broncos are one of 33 marching bands from across the state […]


WUHS scores among the state’s best – Feeder schools also doing their job

]By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Waterford Union High School has been named one of nine public school districts across the state to receive a top ranking in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) most recent report card data. WUHS Superintendent Keith Brandstetter learned of the recognition last month, a day […]


Spooky City set for Saturday

The annual traditions of Halloween will get an early kickoff Saturday, as Spooky City will take place in downtown City of Burlington. The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with mad scientists in the laboratory (lobby) of Fox River State Bank. The theme is “mad science” and children can […]


Washington-Caldwell budget ready for Oct. 27 annual meeting

IF YOU GO … WHO: Washington-Caldwell School District electors WHAT: Annual meeting; resident input on final 2014-15 budget and tax levy WHEN: 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27 WHERE: Washington School gym, 8937 Big Bend Road, Tichigan By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Although declining enrollment and sluggish property values have cast a […]


Students rise up against Yik Yak bullying

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It was a fire that flared fiercely last week, but quickly burned out. Faced with a growing bullying problem on the relatively new social media platform Yik Yak, Burlington High School staff moved quickly last week to block the application on the campus. The issues with […]


What’s in a number? Plenty for football player who wins bet with teammate’s father

What’s in a number? Plenty for football player who wins bet with teammate’s father

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Sometimes the smallest things can spark a turnaround. After the Burlington High School football team had lost its first two games of the season – and three of their first four – something needed to change for the team under the direction of first-year head coach […]


City has ‘productive’ session with Rescue Squad members

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After close to a two-hour closed session negotiation between the City of Burlington and the Burlington Area Rescue Squad Tuesday night, the sides agreed to continue negotiating. City Administrator Kevin Lahner said following the meeting, “We had a very good, productive conversation with the Rescue Squad […]


Two Burlington men injured in single-vehicle crash

Speed appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that injured two men from Burlington early Wednesday morning, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were dispatched to the Town of Burlington shortly before 3 a.m. for the report of the crash. The exact location is not immediately […]


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