Union Grove’s year in review

A state softball title highlighted banner 2011 By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer The state of Wisconsin made national news on more than one occasion in 2011 – the good, the bad and the ugly. The home to reigning Super Bowl champs the Green Bay Packers was thrust into the national […]


Bon fire party leads to charge of sexual assault of a child

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Chance Stelmack, 17, of North Sixth Street, Waterford, is charged with felony second-degree sexual assault of a child under age 16 for alleged sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old Burlington girl. According to the criminal complaint filed Jan. 4 in Racine County Circuit Court: City of […]


A real snow job

Winning lie spurred by  visions of 2011 blizzard By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After a snowstorm of epic proportions left people stranded on Feb. 2, 2011, it seems only fitting that the winning lie of the 2011 Burlington Liars Club contest turned out to be as epic – at least […]


He flew through life

Dick and Bobbie Wagner in a recent family photo. Dick Wagner died Sunday at his home in Lyons fol-lowing a heart attack.

Wagner leaves long legacy in aviation, philanthropy By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief If there was one thing Dick Wagner didn’t want, it was for people to make a fuss over him. To orphans in the Philippines, lepers in Bolivia and prisoners in Belize he was an angel and a […]


Primary set in race for School Board

Interest in seats is high after budget battle By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As expected, there will be challengers for the two spots up for election on the Burlington Area School District Board of Education this spring. According to information provided by the school district, six people filed candidacy papers […]


Pushing a ‘bright’ idea in 2012

Reineman’s True Value hardware store owner Jeff Koenen with a display of compact fluorescent light bulbs in his Burlington store. The CFLs are one of the options for homeowners who will be dealing with the phase-out of incandescent light bulbs. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Phase out of incandescent remains a political hot potato By Christopher Bennett Correspondent Sometime in 2012 the light in your world will likely change – permanently. This isn’t a reference to an epiphany that might occur as a result of keeping a resolution – as if that will happen. Rather, […]


Madison, La Crosse, Eau Claire remain most selective state campuses

Madison, La Crosse, and Eau Claire are the most selective campuses in the University of Wisconsin System, according to “Comparing UW Campuses: A Guide for Applicants, Parents.” The new report from the nonpartisan Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) compares the state’s 13 four-year public universities on selectivity, size, and retention. WISTAX […]


Analysts paint grim picture for state gasoline prices

The average price of gasoline in the United States Tuesday, $3.26 per gallon, has declined significantly in recent months but still remains 21.3 cents per gallon higher than the U.S. average price recorded last year at this time. “As 2011 has come to a close, that’s cause for concern,” says […]


Philanthropist Wagner left a legacy locally and around the globe

Philanthropist Wagner left a legacy locally and around the globe

Richard (Dick) Wagner, a local pilot, businessman and philanthropist whose humanitarian efforts left a lasting impact on the Burlington area and touched far corners of the globe, died Sunday of a heart attack at his home in Lyons. Wagner, 74, and his wife Roberta (Bobbie) are perhaps best known locally […]


Gasoline price forecast ‘ugly,’ according to analyst

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.25, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


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