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Rochester budget includes rise in tax rate

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Through a series of nips and tucks, Village of Rochester officials recently minted a 2017 budget, which reflects an increase in the tax rate and a series of maneuvers designed to keep the levy in check. Clerk-Treasurer Betty Novy recently presented the Village Board with a […]

 
 

Pool planning begins

Pool planning begins

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With a proposed new swimming pool and waterpark getting resounding support from City of Burlington voters at the polls last month, the process of how to get that pool up and running began in earnest Tuesday night. At the City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, […]

 
 

Pair of Burlington teens charged with conspiracy to commit murder

Pair of Burlington teens charged with conspiracy to commit murder

A Karcher Middle School student and her apparent boyfriend were both charged as adults in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday after the girl allegedly gave a hit list to her boyfriend Tuesday. The girl, 15, and her 14-year-old boyfriend, were both charged with conspiracy to commit second degree intentional homicide […]

 
 

City plans to replace Jefferson St. Bridge

City plans to replace Jefferson St. Bridge

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With safety a growing concern on the aging East Jefferson Street bridge, the City of Burlington is making preparations to replace the bridge, likely in 2018. Director of Public Works Jim Bergles said Tuesday that while the city is contracting out the bridge replacement, the project […]

 
 

High-capacity well draws concern from town residents

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A high-capacity well approved in June by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has raised a question of what is appropriate in the Town of Burlington. The well, approved for Mike Daniels at Crane Grain Farms for irrigation purposes, has been drawing the interest of town […]

 
 

Town balances budget, city up next

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Town of Burlington town board got its 2017 tax levy and budget approved Tuesday night at the annual budget meeting. The town is looking at a minute decrease in the mill rate, with the amount per $1,000 of property taxes falling from $2.592 cents to […]

 
 

Union Grove man charged with battery

A Union Grove man is facing a pair of felony charges after allegedly attacking his father while drunk Nov. 25. Brian Hardy, 51, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with aggravated battery of an elderly person, repeater, with domestic abuse assessments and strangulation and suffocation, again with domestic […]

 
 

Weekend events welcome Christmas season to Burlington

Weekend events welcome Christmas season to Burlington

Parade, tree lighting among the events that celebrate the season By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Santa Claus is coming to town – or in this case, the City of Burlington. The holiday season kicks off Friday with the city’s annual Christmas parade, which runs through downtown Burlington – through The Loop […]

 
 

Washington-Caldwell’s 2016-17 budget, levy decreasing

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT   With all pieces of the puzzle in place, Washington-Caldwell officials recently minted the K-8 feeder school district’s 2016-17 operating budget and property tax levy, both of which are decreasing in year-over-year comparisons.   The district’s budget for the current school year was finalized after all […]

 
 

Burlington man charged with intent to deliver marijuana

An 18-year-old Town of Burlington man is facing a felony drug charge after allegedly being caught with two pounds of marijuana at his home Nov. 23. Thomas Petrick was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana as well as a misdemeanor charge […]

 
 
 
 
 

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