Heritage District boundaries could be redrawn – again

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT After hearing from several concerned property owners, Village of Waterford officials have placed a proposed amendment on the boundaries of its historic commercial district on the backburner. The Village Board was slated to adopt new boundaries for its Heritage District at a meeting Dec. 12, but […]


Man allegedly did drugs while kids were in car

A Kansasville man is accused of nearly overdosing on narcotics while he left his children in the car Sunday. Joshua Koerber, 38, was charged with resisting an officer and two counts of child neglect – all Class A misdemeanors – Monday in Racine County Circuit Court. He was also charged […]


City leaps into the pool Council OKs initial construction documents

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington Common Council on Tuesday unanimously moved approved the first steps in construction of a new community pool. The council approved the pool management plan and also voted to allow Ayres Associates to move forward with the first stages of construction documents. There […]


Village to form tourism commission, raise room tax

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT In an effort to sync up with revised state law, Village of Waterford officials have adopted an ordinance that lays out a number of changes for collecting room taxes. It represents a tiny sliver of its annual revenue, but a portion of Baymont Inn’s revenues is […]


Judge rejects Obregon’s request to change attorneys

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Andrew Obregon and his public defenders cannot get along. But, despite the reported conflict, a Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge on Friday morning rejected Obregon’s request to change attorneys. Obregon, 33, stands accused of 28 felonies, including first-degree intentional homicide of 37-year-old Tywon Anderson in […]


Ice festival shines through storm

Ice festival shines through storm

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor In spite of concerns about the winter storm that rolled through the area Friday and Saturday, the first-ever City of Burlington Ice Festival came off with few issues. The winning sculptor was Joshua Jakubowski, who designed a new-age Christmas tree of varying textures. Dan Ingibrigtson finished […]


VIDEO: Merry Christmas from the BHS A Cappella Choir

VIDEO: Merry Christmas from the BHS A Cappella Choir

Watch below as the Burlington High School A Cappella Choir, under the direction of teacher Penny Yanke, celebrates the Christmas season with its rendition of “Mary, Did You Know?” This raw video was captured following the annual Holiday Concert presented by the school’s vocal music department Monday evening in the […]


BASD facilities survey hits local mailboxes

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A survey regarding the Burlington Area School District facilities study has been delivered to area residents. Superintendent Peter Smet said last week the company conducting the survey – School Perceptions – had contacted the Burlington Post Office and that surveys were out. “We are surveying three […]


Village sets final design plans for River East project

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT   After months of discussion and several overtures to solicit public feedback, Village of Waterford officials are moving forward on plans linked to the oft-discussed River East shoreline project along the Fox River embankment.   At two recent meetings — Nov. 28 and Dec. 12 — […]


Speaker to talk about NCAA recruiting road

The road to college for athletes is no longer lined with traditional mile markers. It used to be that batting averages, points per game or yards per carry paved the way for sports stars. Nowadays, one more percentage is carrying more and more weight. It’s called the grade point average. […]


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