Health department switch advances despite concerns

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR While the City of Burlington Common Council took its first steps toward approving a new public health department Tuesday night, it was not without some pretty serious reservations. The council discussed the new provider – Central Racine County Board of Health – for about 45 minutes […]


New owners look to revive B.J. Wentkers

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR A local dining fixture is getting a renewed lease on life. Three local couples have combined resources to purchase B.J. Wentkers in the historic triangle tavern building at 230 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. The new owners will host a grand re-opening Saturday from 5-10 p.m. The bar […]


Body of missing fisherman recovered

Body of missing fisherman recovered

Illinois man had been missing since Tuesday on Silver Lake The body of a fisherman who had been missing since Tuesday was recovered by search crews just before 8:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. The body of John Spoor, 66, of McHenry, Ill., was found floating […]


Board balks on policies

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR Exactly what the Burlington Area School District Policy Committee expected back from the ad hoc committee on naming, sponsorship and advertising rights was unclear Monday night. What the committee got, however, was a trio of detailed policies that outlined everything from the kinds of signs that […]


Local schools meet or exceed expectations

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor There were few surprises in the area when the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released its third annual school report cards Tuesday. As expected, Waterford – both its elementary schools and the high school – was at the top, with every school exceeding expectations and Waterford […]


Raymond staff given more authority to enforce dress code

With a new school year underway, administrators and staff at Raymond School will be working under a revised set of dress code guidelines. The School Board of the Town of Raymond-based, K-8 district on Aug. 18 voted to amend an existing dress code. New language has been added to give […]


Eyes on the prize

Eyes on the prize

  Michael Deutsch lines up his shot in the bowling game during Saturday’s Community Block Party in Burlington. The third annual event drew a crowd in spite of cool temperatures. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)


Area schools make state recognition list

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor For schools that deal with economically disadvantaged children, there’s a challenge before the student even steps into the school. Poor nutrition, an unstable home life, in some cases, even homelessness are all battled in schools that receive a significant amount of Title I federal aid. The […]


Kansasville School faces budget deficit

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent In a scenario reminiscent of a year ago, leaders within the Kansasville Grade School district are facing a budgetary shortfall as the 2014-15 school year gets underway. At a School Board meeting Aug. 18, District Administrator Matt Stratton revealed Kansasville’s budget is between $25,000 and $40,000 […]


Village renews contract with RCEDC

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With an eye toward growing the local economy, Village of Waterford officials this week voted to renew the community’s relationship with experts working at the county level. For several years, the village has enlisted the services of an expert within the Racine County Economic Development Corporation. […]


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