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County fair shines under fair skies

County fair shines under fair skies

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Ideal weather made the Racine County Fair the place to be last weekend as nearly 90,000 people crossed through the gates during the event’s five-day run at the fairgrounds in Union Grove. “We had a great fair,” said fair board President Scott Gunderson. “How […]

 
 

Victory parade set for state Little League champs

Victory parade set for state Little League champs

Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty has announced a victory parade through the city Friday evening to honor the Burlington Little League 9-10 All Stars, who won the state Little League title Thursday in Madison. The parade will begin at Fox River Plaza on Milwaukee Avenue on the city’s north side and […]

 
 

Recreation fund is back in the black

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After struggling for several years, a fund earmarked for recreation programs within the Waterford Graded School District’s operating budget is back in the black. WGSD’s School Board on July 31 approved the financial statement for Fund 80 – the section of the budget cordoned off for […]

 
 

A trail of tears

A trail of tears

FEMA, state teams in area to assess damage from floods By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief City of Burlington Fire Chief Alan Babe called it a tear jerker. “I get emotional every time we do this,” he said Tuesday morning as he escorted a team of officials from the Federal […]

 
 

All the way from Albuquerque

All the way from Albuquerque

Civil Air Patrol pilots share their knowledge at Balloonfest By Alex Johnson Correspondent Lt. Col. William Fitzpatrick and his team from the Civil Air Patrol came all the way from Albuquerque to operate their hot air balloon at the seventh annual Waterford Balloonfest July 21 through 23. “Flying balloons is […]

 
 

Fair praise

Fair praise

Rachel Ipavec, 12, a Racine County 4-H Horse Project member, stops to praise a pony during an exercise session at the Racine County Fairgrounds on Sunday. The fair’s five-day run last week attracted nearly 90,000 people. See this week’s editions of the Burlington Standard Press, Waterford Post and Westine Report […]

 
 

Village poised to fill vacancies

Board could name new administrator, trustee soon   By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The six sitting members on the Union Grove Village Board could soon select a candidate for a village administrator position. It also could appoint a resident to fill a vacancy on the Village Board in the near future. […]

 
 

Waterford tweaks sex offender ordinance

Village attorney looks to prevent legal challenges   By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Hoping to mitigate the chances of a lawsuit in the road ahead, Village of Waterford officials have decided to change the municipality’s year-old ordinance for registered sex offenders. Village Attorney Marcy Hasenstab provided robust input during a month-long […]

 
 

Van ignites at Veterans Terrace

A van owned by a contractor working at Veterans Terrace in Burlington Monday evening caught fire and triggered the building’s sprinkler system in the carport area. No injuries were reported, however, witnesses said two dogs that were in the van were rescued. The fire broke out shortly before 7 p.m. […]

 
 

Burlington newspaper office re-opens

Burlington newspaper office re-opens

Southern Lakes Newspapers’ Burlington office at 209 Dodge St., reopened for normal business Monday morning after closing for more than two weeks for repair of flood damage. The office, which serves customers of the Burlington Standard Press, Waterford Post, Westine Report and Hi-Liter shopping guide, is open Monday from 8:30 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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