Kenosha County Fair hits average attendance in 2016

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief For someone who had just 12 weeks to plan this year’s Kenosha County Fair, Denise Zirbel was more than happy with the results of the 2015 event. Zirbel, the fair’s full-time manager, said the five-day affair that concluded at the fairgrounds in Wilmot Sunday […]


Rochester ‘Day In the Country’ approaching

Rochester’s annual “Day in the Country” is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day starts with a 5K run at 8:30 a.m. that begins at Case Eagle Park. Registration is $25, and can be done online at Enjoy arts/crafts, live band, car show, […]


Citizen budget partners get city’s process rolling

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor How does one explain the difficulties of preparing a budget for 10,000 people instead of one? The City of Burlington calls it the “Citizen Budget Partners,” and the third of an expected four or five meetings will take place tonight. “By the end of the exercise, […]


Draw down plan remains under scrutiny

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As a concrete decision waits in the wings from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, local officials continue to weigh in and scrutinize plans concerning the anticipated drawdown of the Fox River. The Norway-Dover Drainage District is spearheading the campaign to drawdown portions of the river. […]


BHS to host ACT prep course

Burlington High School and the Burlington Community Education Department will offer an ACT prep course through Wisconsin Test Prep this fall and spring. The a 16-hour is course spread over seven sessions, focusing on English, math, reading and writing and science – the content areas of the exam. Practice tests […]


Trustee steps down in Union Grove

By Maureen Vander Sanden Correspondent Trustee Teresa Holm was given a warm recognition and send off by the Union Grove Village Board of Trustees at the conclusion of Monday’s board meeting. “Teresa has always brought passion and commitment to her role,” said Village President Michael Aimone, before presenting her with […]


Annual meeting attracts just one speaker

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After five consecutive annual meetings with numerous speakers – and most against raising taxes – there was just one speaker at Monday night’s Burlington Area School District annual meeting. And Normandie Byrne, after explaining she had reached an age where she could speak her mind candidly, […]


Golf outing benefits family whose son battles heart defects

Golf outing benefits family whose son battles heart defects

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Ryan and Sarah Boylen know perfectly well their situation isn’t unique – or in relation to others, as bad as it could be. While their adopted 3-year-old son, Gabe, was born with numerous heart defects – as Sarah explains, it’s “very complex” – they both know […]


More signage to be added to high-speed area

By Rumasa Noor Correspondent After a discussion with the water, wastewater, stormwater, streets and parks commission in Union Grove, Martha Sheahan was able to convince the authorities to place traffic signs between Cardinal Lane and Pheasant Run at the meeting of August 17. Sheahan brought forward the issue to the […]


Property trade with local business approved

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor While not originally on the agenda for Tuesday night, the City of Burlington Common Council voted to suspend its rules and vote on an agreement between the city and James B. Ratchek. Ratchek has a buyer for the property at 400 South Pine Street – Jim’s […]


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