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All’s well that ends well

All’s well that ends well

  By Patricia Bogumil Editor The Village of Waterford’s deep well went back online Monday, ending more than a week of major water restrictions in one of the worst dry spells in history. But that doesn’t mean water use restrictions for village residents is now water under the bridge, so […]

 
 

Budget blessing

State aid more than budgeted; BASD taxes may fall By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Budget battle-weary Burlington Area School District taxpayers got some welcome news from the state late last week. After budgeting for a huge drop in state aid, the district learned that the actual cut would be far […]

 
 

Balloon Fest volunteers sought

The Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking volunteers for Balloon Fest, which runs July 20-22 on the Evergreen and Fox River school grounds. Anyone interested to contribute some time can visit www.waterford-wi.org or call 534-5911. Areas volunteers are needed include helping to staff the office leading up to the […]

 
 

Risk of pavement buckling is high today and tomorrow

With most of the state under an excessive heat warning until Friday night, the risk of pavement buckling will be high today and tomorrow, according to Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials. During hot weather, pavement tends to expand. Where there are expansion joints, the slabs of pavement push against each […]

 
 

Honoring Old Glory on Independence Day

Honoring Old Glory on Independence Day

Raising the flag at Town of Burlington Hall on the July 4 are Girl Scouts of the Burlington Chapter of GSWISE, Boy Scouts of Troop 334 and Cub Scouts of Pack 334 along with city, town and county officials, and representatives of area veterans groups.  The annual event is organized […]

 
 

Mayor mulls alternatives for fireworks

Mayor mulls alternatives for fireworks

He’s looking for an appropriate event to reschedule pyrotechnics   By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Shortly after making the decision Monday to cancel the City of Burlington’s Independence Day fireworks display due to potential fire hazard posed by the dry conditions, Mayor Bob Miller was brainstorming alternatives dates for […]

 
 

Getting the word out: Sanitary District aims to shut down the rumor mill

By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer How to get out correct information to the public was discussed at the June 13 Waterford Sanitary District monthly meeting. At issue are concerns about unspecified “rumors and misinformation” that Board President Bill Gerard said are being spread around town. Commissioners talked about the best […]

 
 

Man dies in head-on crash Tuesday

A man died as the result of injuries suffered in a head-on crash on Highway 11 at the Highway 83 bypass on Burlington’s east side Tuesday night, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were dispatched to the two-vehicle crash at 9:18 p.m. The driver of one of the […]

 
 

Love finds a way to fight summer hunger

Love finds a way to fight summer hunger

Goal is to help feed kids on summer break By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For students who receive free and reduced-cost meals through the school system, summertime can be more than just playtime and vacation – it can be a real strain on the family finances. Love Inc. program coordinator […]

 
 

Health officials issue heat advisory

State health officials have issued a public health advisory due to forecasts calling for temperatures this week in the mid to upper 90s, with heat indices ranging from 95 to 105 degrees. “We are asking everyone to take precautions to avoid heat exhaustion, and to check on their family, friends […]

 
 
 
 
 

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