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Grove students, staff mourn death of beloved teacher

Grove students, staff mourn death of beloved teacher

By Annette Newcomb Staff writer Two area high schools were joined in common grief Monday morning as staff and students learned that each had lost a beloved teacher as the result of a tragic motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon. For Westosha Central High School, it was the death of German teacher […]

 
 

Living history

Living history

      A re-enactment of a Confederate Soldier Civil War Camp springs to life during the Half Point Living History Encampment held Saturday at the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove.  The free annual event is sponsored by the Union Grove Lions and Kiwanis clubs. Photo by Julie Rossman

 
 

Just like the big-city clinics

Dr. Stephen Welka (left) and nurse Lori Weber discuss the clinical research trials offered at their clinic. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Local cardiology practice among regional leaders in clinic trial participation By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief                   Ask people to name the top Midwestern health centers for participation in clinical research trials and you’ll likely get answers ranging from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago to the Mayo Clinic in […]

 
 

Sheriff sees smooth transition

Deputies patrol township as local officers learn the ropes By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A new era of policing for the Town of Burlington officially began Oct. 3. Seven members of the former Town of Burlington police department – Steve Miller, Jon Bechman, Kelly Goetzke, Randy Nelson, Mike Peterson, Steve […]

 
 

‘SOS’ grant secured to boost high school security

‘SOS’ grant secured to boost high school security

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor Staff at Waterford Union High School will start keeping a sharper eye on campus safety thanks to a $41,185 grant to help fund more than $82,000 worth of surveillance cameras, two-way radios, portable breathalyzers and metal detectors. The grant award was announced by Racine County […]

 
 

Annual Great Pumpkin Fest set

Children and adults are invited to come in costume to The Great Pumpkin Fest on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1-4 p.m., in the Union Grove Union High School gym. Entertainment inside the gym will be provided by Mama Baer, the Storyteller in a performance at 2 p.m., sponsored by the […]

 
 

Grove seniors dig homecoming

Grove seniors dig homecoming

Members of the senior class have a good time riding on their float during halftime Friday as Union Grove High School students celebrate homecoming. Unfortunately, the seniors’ prediction to “Bury the Badgers” wasn’t realized as Lake Geneva rolled to a lopsided victory over the Broncos. (Photo by Julie Rossman)

 
 

New school tax levy vote sought

Petitioners want school levy set at last year’s level By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Think that the issue of the Burlington Area School District tax levy was decided a month ago? Think again. At least a handful of the people who showed up to vote against the proposed levy increase […]

 
 

Four dogs can stay, three dogs must go

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Two Rochester residents who have harbored as many as seven dogs on their property have until the end of October to pare down that number to four. Janet and Tony Helland, 1521 Heritage Road, were denied a kennel license last month after complaints were raised […]

 
 

Text of county executive’s budget address

Text of county executive’s budget address

Here is the text of Racine County Executive Jame Ladwig’s address to the County Board regarding his proposed 2012 budget:   County Executive James A. Ladwig October 11, 2011   Mr. Chairman and members of the County Board: It is traditional to end these speeches by thanking the County Board—and […]

 
 
 
 
 

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