Man killed when hit by train

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A man was killed after being hit by a train in the early morning hours Saturday in the City of Burlington. According to a press release from the city police, police and the Burlington Rescue Squad responded at about 4 a.m. Saturday morning to the […]


Driven by youthful enthusiasm

Burlington High School students Jake Reetz (from left), Garrett Schilling, Jen Stevens and Hannah Peterson enjoy the time they spent last week helping the school’s Driven program assemble Christmas gift packages for needy families. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Teens help make a difference for Christmas giving program By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It doesn’t take much to excite teenagers – really, it doesn’t. Especially if you are a member of the Burlington High School Driven program and are outside in chilly weather on a sunny Friday afternoon soliciting […]


Village seeks to partner with its neighbors for roadwork

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With an eye toward saving money, officials in the Village of Waterford have announced a plan to look into partnering with neighboring municipalities and bid jointly for roadwork. The initiative could begin as soon as 2012. Village Administrator Rebecca Ewald and Director of Public Works Jeff […]


Shoplifting suspect hit with drug charges

Shoplifting suspect hit with drug charges

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor A shopping trip to Sentry Food in Mount Pleasant resulted in the arrest of a 23-year-old Union Grove woman for multiple charges. Michelle L. Blaser, 14808 Washington Avenue, Union Grove, is charged as a repeat offender with felony posession of cocaine, misdemeanor retail theft and […]


Bloody incident gives new meaning to ‘hazardous duty’

Bloody incident gives new meaning to ‘hazardous duty’

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor A 30-year-old West Allis man faces multiple charges after reportedly slitting his wrist, running a bloody hand up and down a Norway township officer’s face; stating that he had AIDS, the infectious disease; and asking the officer if he would like that. According to the […]


Officials confirm case of whooping cough

Disease poses greatest threat to infants By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Public health officials in western Racine County said Tuesday that there have been one confirmed, one suspected and three probable cases of whooping cough locally in recent weeks. The bacterial infection that starts out with mild cold-like symptoms […]


War of words continues over district policies

Superintendent responds to assertions regarding salaries, benefits made by district critics By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It has been no secret over the last four months that a group of fiscal conservatives is unhappy with the way the Burlington Area School District is being run. On Monday night, one of […]


Church’s cantata helps herald Christmas’s arrival

Plymouth Congregational Church choir director Diane Olson leads the Christmas Cantata during a past production of the event. The church will offer up its 2011 version Sunday at 10 a.m.

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Cantata – a composition for one or more voices usually comprising solos, duets, recitatives, and choruses and sung to an instrumental accompaniment. A Christmas Cantata – a service of lessons and carols set to music provided by an orchestra, this Sunday at 10 a.m. at […]


Down…and down…and down a lazy river

Paddling south on the Fox River past the Rochester bridge, Dan Belden bid adieu to family and friends Sept. 24 to set off on the adventure of a lifetime.

Local man paddles all the way to New Orleans By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Dan Belden no longer wonders where the Fox River goes. He found out for himself last weekend, fulfilling a childhood fantasy with the help of a trusty canoe, endurance and lots of faith. Belden, 23, grew up […]


Partners2 prepares for funding shift

Director hopes community steps up to fill the gap By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s no secret that federal and state funding for education – and educational programs – is becoming scarce. That is the reason Christina Weigler, who heads the Partners2 program at Burlington High School, is starting to […]


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