City again in a bind with liquor licenses

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Once again, the City of Burlington is struggling with a lack of liquor licenses. Now out of Class B licenses – which allow for the sale of wine, beer and spirits – the Common Council was asked for its opinion informally Tuesday night about pursuing the […]


Woman charged for allegedly running over husband

A Village of Waterford woman accused of running her husband over with her SUV following an argument early Sunday morning was released on bond early last week. Terria Rudzinski, 32, was charged Feb. 20 with intoxicated use of a vehicle, causing great bodily harm, hit and run causing great bodily […]


Mayor proposes permanent vets memorial

Mayor proposes permanent vets memorial

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington is taking aim at a new beautification project and honoring area veterans at the same time. Mayor Jeannie Hefty told the Common Council she was taking off her mayor’s hat Tuesday night, and then pitched her plan to expand a yearly Memorial […]


Waterford voters oppose field house – again

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor You can’t always get what you want. The old adage proved true Tuesday night as, in spite of strong support from some sectors, a referendum for a new Waterford Union High School field house was defeated for the second time, and a Kansasville School referendum was […]


Training fire offered valuable lessons

Training fire offered valuable lessons

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As temperatures soared into the 60s this past weekend, a planned burn of an abandoned home became a spectator event. The City and Town of Burlington, as well as Lyons, Rochester and Burlington Area Rescue Squad, got in several rounds of training – as well as […]


Waterford field house denied again

Waterford field house denied again

A pair of referendums were defeated Tuesday night in the 2017 primary elections. A referendum for a new Waterford Union High School field house was defeated for the second time, and a Kansasville School referendum was also defeated. The vote was closer than in last spring’s vote for the field […]


Local man charged with felony pot possession

Gabriel S. Mackenzie, 42, of Burlington, was charged Feb. 2 in Walworth County Circuit Court with possession of marijuana, second and subsequent offense; possession of a controlled substance; and disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in court on March 3, according to online court records.


Authorities still searching for suspect in gun theft

A warrant was issued Nov. 9, 2015, for the arrest of an Oak Creek man charged with stealing guns and power tools from a Town of Lyons home 1-½ years ago. Andrew J. Maki, 31, has yet to appear in court on a charge of burglary while arming oneself with […]


Plans for River East project progressing

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT As 2017 gets underway, Village of Waterford officials are assembling some of the pieces of the puzzle related to the oft-discussed River East shoreline project along the Fox River. The village has been working with engineering consultants Baxter and Woodman as a prelude to planning for […]


Suspect in attempted burglary charged

A Burlington man was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday for an attempted burglary at a Burlington restaurant last September. Michael Heft, 22, is charged with attempted burglary as well as criminal damage to property. The first is a Class F felony, while the second is a Class A […]


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