BASD to require employees to report abuse

Policy will dovetail with state law By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer All Burlington Area School District employees will soon be required to report any suspected physical or sexual abuse of students. That requirement – which is now mandated by state law – is among several policy changes recommended by the […]


Lions annual pancake breakfast set

The Union Grove Lions Club will hold its 25th annual pancake breakfast at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 3329 S. Colony Ave. (Highway 45, Union Grove, Saturday, Feb. 4, from 7 to 11:30 a.m. This year’s breakfast, as in the past, will be more than just a good meal. It will […]


Summer childcare program to continue for 2012

Future still uncertain as School Board examines cost to district By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A popular childcare program could be in limbo as part of a greater discussion in the Waterford Graded School District about facility usage, rental fees and scheduling. The Waterford Area School-Age Program, or WASP, has been […]


Alcohol sales: How early is too early?

Partners2 group opposes earlier sale hours at local stores By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When Wisconsin passed a law in late December giving communities the option of allowing stores to begin selling alcohol earlier in the day, there seemed to be little controversy. Class A retailers – which include grocery […]


Battle of the divas

Area students face off Saturday night in singing competition at WUHS By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer Call it a miniature version of American Idol, if you will. The Riverport Chorus will present Diva Quest 2012 Saturday at Waterford Union High School at 6 p.m. Ten area high school students will […]


For local pastry chef, life in Wisconsin is a piece of cake

Sam Warren, the new pastry chef at Gooseberries, got into the business after growing up in a farming community in New York state. Deciding to follow her sister’s advice, Warren found a new career and life.

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer                   Coming from a small town of about 1,000 people in upstate New York, Samantha (Sam) Warren isn’t exactly someone you would immediately consider as coming from a hotbed of a first-class chefs.                   “Where I grew up, it was a very poor farming town,” […]


Man remains in intensive care after being run over by pickup truck

Man remains in intensive care after being run over by pickup truck

Driver charged with injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle, second OWI By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer A 47-year-old Union Grove man was still in intensive care at Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa after being run over by a truck driven by a suspected drunken driver early Monday morning in Union […]


District seeks input on athletic field improvements

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Exterior facilities have become a hot topic in the Union Grove Union High School District as officials once again grapple with the thought of going out to referendum and planning for the future. District Administrator Al Mollerskov and other school officials will be soliciting community feedback […]


Middle school teacher charged with sexual assault of former student

Middle school teacher charged with sexual assault of former student

By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer A 31-year-old Waterford man was charged with two counts of sexual intercourse with a child in Racine County Court Jan. 18. Craig S. Perino, a teacher at Hales Corners Lutheran School, stands accused of sexually assaulting a former student, now 16 years old, in his […]


Stuck in neutral

BASD waits for guidance from state on teacher evaluation process By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With state law unclear and the Burlington Area School District still awaiting direction from the state on a teacher evaluation process, it could be a while before there is any clear indication on how Burlington […]


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