Two Burlington men injured in single-vehicle crash

Speed appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that injured two men from Burlington early Wednesday morning, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were dispatched to the Town of Burlington shortly before 3 a.m. for the report of the crash. The exact location is not immediately […]


Fund transfer will help close TIF district

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington Plan Commission unanimously approved moving forward with transferring money from one tax incremental finance district to another Tuesday night, paving the way to close both in 2018. The city will transfer about $4.25 million from TIF District No. 3 to the environmental […]


Mother charged for allegedly whipping girl, 13, with belt

A Burlington woman was charged Monday with multiple counts of child abuse for allegedly beating her 13-year-old daughter with a belt on two separate days last week. Victoria L. Smoger, 34, appeared in Racine County Circuit Court Monday on two felony counts each of physical abuse of a child and […]


Business owners challenge hike in Waterford Sanitary District user rates

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After hearing an earful from concerned commercial property owners, leaders of the Town of Waterford Sanitary District No. 1 agreed to consider a proposal to implement a rate revamp proposal through a series of phases. WSD commissioners met Oct. 8 and discussed moving forward with a […]


Teacher turns in surprise run in Chicago

  By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington area had quite the presence Saturday in Chicago. Eight different Burlington runners participated in the Chicago Marathon Sunday, with the top finish coming from Burlington High School teacher Matt Nie. Nie, whose previous personal best had been roughly 3 hours, 23 minutes, bested […]


Missionary to speak at Raymond UCC church

Mark Behle, a missionary from the African Kingdom of Lesotho, will present a slide show about his mission work on Wednesday Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m., at Raymond Community Church, United Church of Christ. Behle is a partner with Global Ministries, and has served in Lesotho for more than 15 years, […]


CCHS students see the dangers of texting and driving

CCHS students see the dangers of texting and driving

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Wisconsin State Trooper Steve Lindemann has lived the nightmare portion of his job. He’s had to knock on doors and tell people – a parent, a spouse, a significant other – that someone they love is dead in a traffic accident. “Usually, I’m accompanied by a […]


Delavan student detained for school shooting threat in East Troy area

A Delavan-Darien High School student was taken into custody Friday morning in connection with a social media threat to “shoot up” a school made in the East Troy area Thursday night. Read the full story by clicking here  


Calling all retired cops and firefighters: You’re wanted for a “Guns and Hoses” event

By Patricia Bogumil Editor Don’t be surprised to feel a heightened sense of security around Waterford next weekend. Dozens (maybe hundreds) of active and retired Waterford and Milwaukee-area police, firefighters and emergency personnel are expected to get together to renew old on-the-job friendships, share stories and make new acquaintances. Village […]


County gives $1 million shove to City Hall project

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Since 2010, Burlington Mayor Bob Miller has been eyeing the possibility of sharing a government building with Racine County – and sharing the cost of construction of that new building. “My goal, and I’ve made no bones about it, is to have a government center in […]


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