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Scout overwhelmed by success of park project

Scout overwhelmed by success of park project

It’s named Martin’s Square in his family’s honor By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Aspiring Eagle Scout Tommy Martin admits he’s a bit overwhelmed by the thought that his seemingly simple suggestion rallied a community and created a showcase park for the city. When he first approached Mayor Jeannie Hefty […]

 
 

Village backs plan to keep geese off parkland

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Village of Waterford officials are hoping a natural repellent will mitigate ongoing concerns of geese disrupting vegetation on village-owned parkland. The Village Board on Sept. 25 voted to use Flight Control Plus, a solution touted as environmentally friendly, yet effective, in managing geese and other feathered […]

 
 

Rolling thunder

Rolling thunder

Tractors make their way down Dover Line Road in Waterford on Sunday during the 22-mile Tractorcade. The event, organized by the Waterford Lion’s Club, culminated with a chicken barbecue at Whitford Park. (Photo by Toni Schneider)

 
 

A life in groceries

A life in groceries

Paul Spiegelhoff was most comfortable on the sales floor By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief In 91 years of life, Paul Spiegelhoff saw the grocery business come a full circle. “He was fascinated with this place,” his son, Dave, said of the store, Gooseberries Fresh Food Market, that Dave currently […]

 
 

They’ve got spirit

They’ve got spirit

Burlington High celebrates homecoming Students at Burlington High School are celebrating “Blacklight Nights” this week as part of the school’s annual homecoming. The week of school spirit-building activities began Saturday with the Demon Dash run and continued during the school week with a series of dress-up days and activities, according […]

 
 

District offers 1.26% teacher pay raise

Teachers union seeks an additional 1.76% By Alex Johnson Correspondent The Burlington Area School District School Board Personnel Committee and the Burlington Education Association met Sept. 25 to discuss and exchange proposals regarding base wages for the current school year. After exchanging proposals, the meeting moved into a closed session, […]

 
 

Mother of boy found dead charged for violating bond

Mother of boy found dead charged for violating bond

Woman with history of child, substance abuse was not to contact family By Vicky Wedig and Jason Arndt Staff Writers The mother of a Union Grove High School student was arrested after the 15-year-old boy died, possibly from drowning, on Sept. 20 near their Town of Dover home. Austin Wyatt […]

 
 

High school’s SPARK program ignites in second year

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As its acronym implies, the second year of a schoolwide kick-off effort has ignited enthusiasm across all grade levels within Waterford Union High School, officials said this week. Principal Dan Foster and other WUHS officials discussed the strong response associated with SPARK at a School Board […]

 
 

City to ‘explore’ contract with county for dispatching service

City to ‘explore’ contract with county for dispatching service

Move would produce savings, but also lead to loss of local dispatchers By Jason Arndt Staff Writer After nearly two hours of deliberating in a closed session Wednesday at the Public Works building, the City of Burlington Common Council decided to “explore” a contract for dispatching services with Racine County […]

 
 

Flood hangs over city’s budget process

Council must consider future of municipal buildings By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The lingering specter of July’s flood will have considerable influence on the City of Burlington’s municipal budget process this fall, according to City Administrator Carina Walters. Not only will officials be forced to deal with an estimated […]

 
 
 
 
 

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