Waterford grad dies in crash in Dover – Slippery road seen as a contributing factor

  By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief A 21-year-old Waterford woman died Jan. 27 after the car she was driving slid into the path on an oncoming pickup truck on Highway 75 near Eagle Lake. Cassandra Pokorny, a 2012 graduate of Waterford Union High School, was taken to Aurora Memorial […]


Diva Quest competition is Saturday

The Riverport Chorus will host its ninth annual Diva Quest competition Saturday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m. at Waterford Union High School. The annual scholarship event has 10 finalists, who will perform a solo and with the chorus. The first-place scholarship is $1,000, while second is $500 and third $250. […]


S.T.E.M. Information Night Monday at Waterford High School

Waterford High School presents a  S.T.E.M. Information Night in the high school commons on Monday, Feb. 2. Hear from area business members as they discuss the practical and life applications of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. The event runs from 6:30-8 p.m., and also features a demonstration by by the […]


Group launches local lecture series

Group launches local lecture series

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor One of the catchphrases of being an adult? “You can never stop learning.” Building a Better Burlington, a local civic group, decided that it was time to put that adage to work, and has scheduled a free adult learning lecture series for February. Build a Better […]


Future of pool will hinge on consultant

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor City of Burlington Mayor Bob Miller knows the complexity of the issues surrounding possible improvements to the community pool. It’s why he’s given members of the City Council a full month to mull over the situation before taking a vote on which company the city will […]


Woman dies in crash near Eagle Lake

Woman dies in crash near Eagle Lake

Speed and slippery road conditions appear to be factors in a head-on crash near Eagle Lake Tuesday morning that killed an area woman, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s office. The woman, whose name was not immediately released pending notification of relatives, was driving south on Highway 75 near McNamara […]


Group begins work on school facilities plan

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After a year of working through various proposals, the Burlington Area School District took the first step toward a long-range facilities plan Jan. 14. Led by Louis Birchbauer of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, members of the BASD staff, School Board and community members sat […]


Lois honored with Realtor award

Burlington’s Brad Lois, a realtor with Bear Realty, was recently honored as the Lakes Area Realtors Association Realtor of the Year during a ceremony at Grand Geneva. A press release announcing the award cited Lois’ focused vision and execution, as well commitment to his community. “Brad has stepped up as […]


A man for all reasons

Burlington Rotary Club Humanitarian Award winner Jack Berry (seated, left) gathers with his wife, Ruth, and members of his family following a ceremony at Veterans Terrace Monday. On hand for the celebration are (from left) Gretchen Hoffman, Rich Cable, Kathy Cable, Kyle Hoffman, Leslie Fry, Jackie Spradley, Scott Hoffman, Marilee Hoffman, Jason Hoffman. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Humanitarian winner Berry embraced leadership roles Jack Berry, whose friends said his long record of community service is exceeded only by the size of his heart, was honored Monday by the Burlington Rotary Club with its 2015 Humanitarian Award. Berry, 87, who served stints on the Burlington City Council and […]


Council to decide between two pool planners

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After listening to two different companies make their pitch to plan the future of the Burlington Community Pool, the City of Burlington Common Council came back to the heart of the matter Tuesday night in the Committee of the Whole. Alderman Tom Vos, working on the […]


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