Alleged belligerent woman shocked to compliance

A Burlington woman with an alleged penchant for swearing at law enforcement officers remained in Racine County Jail Monday after allegedly fleeing the Racine County Sheriff’s Department for more than four miles Saturday. Aline Sczerzen, 47, was being held on $650 bail for two felony offenses – attempting to flee […]


Hope Walk will make leap to autumn

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It’s been a long year for Judy Bratz, the treasurer of Burlington’s Hope Walk board. The annual event, which was started to raise money to help people through life-limiting illnesses, is being moved to September to better fit the calendar. That move couldn’t come at a […]


Sheriff investigates bus driver

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Accusations of a speeding bus driver went viral last week in Racine County. The video, taken by a concerned parent whose child rides the bus, caught the bus going 60 to 65 miles an hour in a 45 zone, and was picked up by various news […]




      Marvin A. Rosenwinkel, 89, Union Grove, died April 20, 2016, at Wisconsin Veterans Home. He was born in Elmhurst, Ill., on May 31, 1926, to the late August H. and Helen (Matthews) Rosenwinkel. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married the former Jean Price. […]


Rochester officials anxious for bridge completion

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor For Village of Rochester Clerk-Treasurer Betty Novy, the closure of the bridge over the Fox River in Rochester hasn’t produced too many headaches. But like everyone else in the community, she can’t wait for the project to be done. “Everyone is just looking forward to the […]


BASD wrestles with insurance options

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When Burlington Area School District was first dealing with the provisions of Act 10 in the spring of 2011, administrators chose to go with a less expensive health insurance option – and not ask employees to pay toward their premiums. The reasoning was that district employees […]


Breakfast honoring law enforcement set for Sunday at Cooper School

By Jennifer Eisenbart A breakfast honoring law enforcement will be held Sunday starting at 9 a.m. at Cooper Elementary School, 249 Conkey St., in Burlington. The event is sponsored by Grace Church, which in the past has honored teachers, local government leaders, medical professionals, firefighters and local EMTs. Sunday’s […]


Gift opens eyes to color spectrum

Gift opens eyes to color spectrum

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Growing up, Tristian Castleman didn’t know what he wasn’t seeing. It took until the Virginia native got to Shepherds College in Union Grove to begin dealing with the fact he was color blind. A first-year student at the post-secondary school for people with intellectual disabilities, Castleman […]


Family of man killed in Florida sees justice

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor According to news outlets in St. Petersburg, the drunken driver who hit and killed a Burlington native last spring has been sentenced to 30 years in jail. Aaron Davis, a 31-year-old Burlington High School graduate, was killed April 11, 2015, while walking from his job as […]


Winkler embraces its Buddy Bench

Winkler embraces its Buddy Bench

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It didn’t take long for the Winkler Elementary School Buddy Bench to beckon a student. Principal Jackie Syens recalls finding a kindergartener sitting on the bench recently, one who’d gone to the library to return a book. “I’m sitting on the Buddy Bench, waiting for a […]


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