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Tackling teacher evaluation

Goal at BASD is to retain the best educators By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair act, school districts across Wisconsin are facing a new challenge – how to fairly evaluate teachers and their place in their respective districts. Since collective bargaining is now limited to wages-only, […]

 
 

Tensions run high at recall site

The Southern Lakes United Educators building at 616 Droster Ave., Burlington, openly advertises its stance as a “Recall Walker” site. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As efforts move forward to collect signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker, staff at a local teachers union office claim they saw signs of partisan frustration with the campaign. According to Sue Cameron with the Southern Lakes United Educators, a blank petition form was apparently […]

 
 

Area church to stage Christmas musical

Steve Dixon (from left), Duane Thur, Steve Thorngate, and Spencer Dickman rehearse the opening scene of "Come Worship the King," to be presented Dec. 3, 9, and 10 at Mt. Zion Christian Church, Lake Geneva.

Mt. Zion Christian Church will present a musical drama, “Come Worship the King,” on Saturday, Dec. 3, Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec.10. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. at the church, 2330 Highway 120, Lake Geneva. There is no charge for admission, and nursery care will be provided. The […]

 
 

Program highlights WWI ‘miracle’

Program highlights WWI ‘miracle’

The miracle of the spontaneous World War I Christmas truce is the topic of the Burlington Historical Society’s 2011 Christmas program set for Sunday in the Stars and Stripes Room of Veterans Terrace in Burlington. The program, which begins at 1:30 p.m., will feature a presentation by Wisconsin author Rochelle […]

 
 

Man dies in Monday morning crash

A 35-year-old Kenosha man died and traffic was impacted for several hours Monday following a crash involving a car and a semitrailer truck on Highway 20 at Highway C in the Town of Yorkville, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. Neil H. Volling was pronounced dead at the scene, according […]

 
 

Gas prices continue to fall in state

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25 yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.32, according to gasoline price website WisconsinGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices […]

 
 

Teens step up for TLC

Alyssa Rossmiller (left) and Emily Silbilski work on their cardboard box shelters for their night of “homelessness” Nov. 5 in the St. Charles Church parking lot.

Lesson in homelessness generates needed funding for agency By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief While homelessness is still largely viewed here as a problem exclusive to urban areas, there is a group of local teens who’ve gone out of their way to not only understand the problem that exists in […]

 
 

Waterford/Norway utility idea seems dead in the water

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor An idea to create a new storm water drainage district was proposed by the Village of Waterford in 2009. The new utility would basically service the same areas as in Waterford Farm Drainage District 1, which covers parts of the Village and Town of Waterford […]

 
 

Rochester OKs new storm water utility and assessments

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor When about 50 people show up for a midweek municipal meeting, that’s considered a crowd even by big city standards. On Nov. 16, about 50 Rochester residents turned out for a special Village Board meeting at which the Board approved a new ordinance to create […]

 
 

Open House to honor long-time children’s librarian

Pat Freitag will retire at the end of the year from Graham Public Library, where she has been Children’s Librarian for the last 19 years.  The library will host an open house in her honor on Friday, December 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo by Julie Rossman)

By Julie Rossman Correspondent Pat Freitag has been a familiar face at Union Grove’s Graham Public library for the last 19 years, however, she has decided to retire at the end of the year. An open house will be held in her honor on Friday, Dec. 2, from 3 p.m. […]

 
 
 
 
 

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