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Man suffers serious injuries when utility vehicle collides with pickup truck

Man suffers serious injuries when utility vehicle collides with pickup truck

A 69-year-old Racine County man was injured Sunday when the utility vehicle he was operating drove into the path of a pickup truck and the vehicles collided. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the report of the crash at 4:29 p.m. Sunday on Beaumont Avenue (Highway S) south of Overson Road in […]

 
 

Sweating out the vetoes

Officials worry about impact on local roads, prosecutor’s office By Jason Arndt Editor While the new state budget bolstered road funding, some area lawmakers had concerns about how the new revenue will be allocated, after Gov. Tony Evers vetoed some provisions approved by the state legislature. Evers, who issued 78 […]

 
 

Village hikes water, sewer rates

Rising costs, maintenance is behind the increase, officials say By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Water and sewer utility rates within the Village of Waterford are set to increase. The Village Board on June 24 voted to increase water rates 34 percent and increase sewer rates 15 percent. The moves come after […]

 
 

The heat is on

The heat is on

Competitors play a bag-toss tournament amid intense heat, including high humidity, and occasional rain showers during the annual Burlington Firefighter’s dance at Echo Park on July 4. Featured band Lunchmoney Bullies kept the crowd entertained. Other event highlights included a bag-toss tournament, raffles, beverages and food prepared and served by […]

 
 

Overturned semi spills fuel, closes Burlington bypass

Overturned semi spills fuel, closes Burlington bypass

An overturned semi-tractor and trailer leaking as much as 50 gallons of fuel caused a nearly four-hour closure of the Burlington bypass on Friday morning.  Authorities have cited the Illinois woman responsible for the crash. Investigators from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office said the 36-year-old Waukegan woman, who reportedly suffered […]

 
 

Singin’ the blues in Echo Park

Singin’ the blues in Echo Park

Blues Disciples to play B-Town Sounds concert series Thursday The Milwaukee-based Blues Disciples are scheduled to play the third installment of the B-Town Sounds summer concert series at Echo Park in downtown Burlington Thursday, July 11. The free show is slated begin at 6:30 p.m. and run to 8:30 p.m. […]

 
 

Color him patriotic

Color him patriotic

A patriotically dressed boy waves to the crowd as he rides upon a tractor in Waterford’s Independence Day parade on July 4. (Photo by Chad Hensiak)

 
 

Strawberry farms aim to stay open into weekend

Strawberry farms aim to stay open into weekend

Cold spring delayed start of picking season By Jason Arndt Editor The strawberry picking season could come to a close as late as this weekend, according to area strawberry producers, who indicated a cold start led to delayed season. That season, which normally runs from mid-June through July 4, began […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Whenever a state budget is finalized, legislators on both sides of the aisle crank out press releases taking credit for the good and placing blame for the bad based on their political view. With last week’s signing of the biennial state budget by Gov. Tony Evers, we take a […]

 
 

Waterford’s Ranke rises above to help others

Waterford’s Ranke rises above to help others

Outstanding Senior looks to teach English By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Kirsten Ranke’s commitment to helping others, even as she overcame challenges herself, started as a youngster working on her family farm. “It really turned into a passion for animals and for kids,” said Ranke, a 2019 Waterford Union High […]

 
 
 
 
 

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