Drug dealing tip leads to multiple charges

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Racine County Metro Drug Unit agents raided a Vine Street apartment in Union Grove Feb. 14 after receiving a tip that marijuana was being sold out of the apartment and a vehicle. Charged with multiple felonies after execution of their search warrant is Koy Brixius, […]


Winter break at a clip joint

Coupon snipping pays off for military families By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Robyn Schowengerdt, 19, of Waterford, knows her mom, Debra, is not a big fan of clipping coupons for the family’s use. So, Robyn knew something was up when she came across Debra sitting at their kitchen counter, busily […]


Way to Save launches contest for local schools

Burlington Area School District Business Manager Peter Smet (right), a member of the Way to Save Burlington! Task Force, and Energy Ambassador Kevin Duffy display the Apple iPad2 that will be won by a local student in an energy saving contest. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Energy-conscious students can win an iPad, cash for their school Way to Save, Burlington! the one-of-a-kind local energy-saving initiative is launching a competition among local schools to help get students and their families involved in the effort. The winning school will get $500 and one lucky student will win an […]


Inspired by Ryan Arts Fair seeks community support

Inspired by Ryan Arts Fair seeks community support

By Julie Rossman Correspondent Ryan Luxem was a young boy who loved art. After a difficult 4-1/2 year battle with cancer, Ryan died in late 2010 before he could finish what he had started. Now others are inspired to help continue the charitable causes that Ryan championed while alive. Ryan’s […]


Village project seeks the ‘wow!’ factor

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The road to seeking a final determination on construction details near the intersection of Highways 83 and 20 along Main Street in Waterford is moving forward. In a joint meeting held last week, members of the Waterford Village Board and Plan Commission discussed a tentative timeline […]


No dumb jocks here

BHS students involved in extra-curricular activities excel in classroom By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Wondering just how much participating in extra-curricular activities benefits students, Burlington High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Eric Plitzuweit decided to run the numbers recently. What he found is stunning. While non-participants have an average […]


High school referendum in the works for vote in May

Land grab may become an issue By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As Union Grove Union High School officials continue to discuss a referendum, a nearby property owner is expressing his own concerns about the school district’s overtures in acquiring his land. The UGUHS Board met last week and discussed the prospect […]


New sanitary district rules prod some to pay their fair share

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Supporters and critics of a new fee for 302 grinder pump users in the Town of Waterford Sanitary District (WSD) all say they just want what’s fair. But neither side can agree on what that is. A legal notice announcing new WSD rates was published […]


Traffic signal solutions presented

Study aims to help city officials improve traffic flow By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Ever been frustrated by the traffic lights in the City of Burlington? You’re not alone. After commissioning a traffic signal study from Kapur and Associates late last year, the City of Burlington Common Council got its […]


Four advance in high school board race

Two incumbents will face two challengers as a result of primary voting held Feb. 21 for five candidates seeking election to the Waterford Union High School Board of Education Unofficial results at press time show incumbents Kevin Malchine (661 votes) and Don Engler (414) will advance to the Tuesday, April […]


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