Stuck in neutral

BASD waits for guidance from state on teacher evaluation process By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With state law unclear and the Burlington Area School District still awaiting direction from the state on a teacher evaluation process, it could be a while before there is any clear indication on how Burlington […]


‘Instant tax refund’ loans can come with high price

If a W-2 is waiting in your mailbox, you probably want to get your hands on your tax refund as quickly as possible. If you are thinking about taking advantage of an advertised service that offers “instant tax refunds” or “quick money,” you may want to reconsider. “A quick tax […]


Funeral services Saturday for Waterford grad killed in crash

Leah Jaskie, 19, died in crash early Sunday morning By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer Funeral services for Leah Jaskie, 19, of Genoa City, formerly of Waterford, will be held Saturday at Mealy Funeral Home in Waterford. Jaskie, a 2011 Waterford Union High School graduate, was killed Jan. 22 car crash […]


Early retirement requests debated at School Board meeting

In the aftermath of Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 legislation, school districts – including Waterford Graded – wrangle with post-employment benefits. Locally, elected officials continued their discussion of the issue at a recent School Board Personnel and Finance Committee meeting and could have acted a retirement request at a regular […]


Manger mystery

St. John’s Lutheran Church pastor, the Rev. Kirk Lahmann, poses Tuesday with some of the figures from the church’s Nativity scene. The manger is empty because the Baby Jesus figure was stolen earlier this month. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Theft of Baby Jesus figure has touch of irony for local church By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief During his Christmas Day service at St. John’s Lutheran Church last month, the Rev. Kirk Lahmann spoke of another church that had the Baby Jesus stolen from its Nativity scene. He preached […]


Residents on County Road L receive notification they are using the wrong address

By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer Town of Waterford residents living on County Road L received letters in the mail today from the United States Postal Service saying they have been using the wrong address and will have to change to addresses that use “Janesville Drive” as their street. Waterford Town […]


Residents escape apartment building fire

Residents of a 12-unit apartment building were safely evacuated early Wednesday when a fire broke out on a deck of one of the apartments. The Racine County Communications Center received a 911 cell phone call reporting the fire at 2:29 a.m. from a resident of 520 Mill Avenue in the […]


Graded School Board looks at outsourcing janitorial services

Nine outside firms have expressed interest in providing janitorial services in the Waterford Graded School District, officials announced Monday. At a School Board Personnel and Finance Committee meeting, Superintendent Chris Joch provided an update on the issue, which has been previously discussed as a cost-savings measure. The interest came from […]


Rescue squad answers record number of calls

Rescue squad answers record number of calls

Volunteer crew responded 1,079 times in 2011 By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Burlington Rescue Squad answered 1,079 calls in 2011, establishing a record for the all-volunteer service, according to Capt. Jeff Koenen. Koenen presented the squad’s annual report Jan. 16 at a meeting hosted by the Burlington Rotary […]


Callouts, convenience and commitment

Peggy and Steve Denman, who retires this spring as fire chief in Waterford, share a life strengthened with community commitments.

Village fire/rescue chief reflects on a lifetime of service By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Steve Denman moved to Waterford from Milwaukee in 1976 – not because he wanted to, but because he had to. “I was 18 years old and fresh out of school and had no choice but to […]


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