WUHS hoping for change in start date law

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT Waterford Union High School is joining the chorus of districts across the state urging lawmakers to reverse a decade-and-a-half-old law that restricts when the school year can begin. Superintendent Keith Brandstetter on Jan. 23 asked that the high school’s board go on record in support of […]


Hot ChocolateFest starts Friday

Hot ChocolateFest starts Friday

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With winter weather coming in this week and the ice at Echo Park all ready to go, so is the first-ever Hot ChocolateFest. Running this Friday through Sunday, the event will feature pond hockey, hot chocolate and chili contests, broomball, campfire s’mores and even a pancake […]


CBD oil bill clears state senate

CBD oil bill clears state senate

A change that would make it legal to possess cannabidiol, or CBD oil, passed through the Wisconsin State Senate Wednesday afternoon. According to a press release from Sen. Van Wanggaard’s office, the vote was 31-1 in favor of Senate Bill 10, which allows a person to legally possess the oil […]


Catholic Central receives three separate grants

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Catholic Central High School recently received three separate grants to fund textbooks, school security upgrades and a 3D printer. The school received a $8,900 grant from the Catholic Community Foundation to purchase new textbooks, a $5,000 grant (with a promised $10,000 when factoring in matching funds) […]


Lake Geneva native pulls in Diva Quest crown

Lake Geneva native pulls in Diva Quest crown

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It wasn’t the first time Genevieve Heyward had tried for the Riverport Chorus Diva Quest crown, but it will be the last. Heyward, a senior at Lake Geneva Badger High School, used her final year of eligibility – and a jazzy approach to Taylor Swift’s “Blank […]


Mother sees light at the end of the legislative tunnel

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor An effort to de-criminalize a non-psychoactive version of marijuana took its first steps Tuesday at the state capitol. Local advocate Sally Schaeffer, whose daughter, Lydia, died while waiting for access to cannabidiol, spent Tuesday afternoon testifying in front of the state Senate Committee on Judiciary and […]


Legion set to host Super Party

The Ross Wilcox American Legion Post 79 of Burlington will hold its annual Super Party fundraiser Sunday, Feb. 5, at Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. The post uses the funds from the event to support high school scholarships, the Boy Scouts, American Legion baseball and other programs. It is […]


BHS to perform at centennial event

BHS to perform at centennial event

Members of the Burlington High School orchestra will have the chance to perform in front of a state-wise crowd Tuesday. The BHS orchestra will perform at the state capitol Tuesday at 10 a.m. as part of the State Centennial Kick-off Celebration. It is the 100th anniversary of the creation of […]


District calculates referendum costs

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Area School District got finalized numbers Jan. 24 for the potential property tax impact of a trio of referendum questions that are slated go to voters April 4. District financial advisor Robert W. Baird and Co. calculated the mill rate numbers. The new set […]


Divas to hit the stage for scholarship money

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Ten young women will take the stage at Veterans Terrace in Burlington Saturday, Jan. 28, in hopes of winning a $1,000 scholarship. The 11th DivaQuest competition, presented by Riverport Chorus, will be at 6 p.m. at Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. This year’s competitors are […]


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