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 […]


‘Instant tax refund’ loans can come with high price

If a W-2 is waiting in your mailbox, you probably want to get your hands on your tax refund as quickly as possible. If you are thinking about taking advantage of an advertised service that offers “instant tax refunds” or “quick money,” you may want to reconsider. “A quick tax […]


Funeral services Saturday for Waterford grad killed in crash

Leah Jaskie, 19, died in crash early Sunday morning By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer Funeral services for Leah Jaskie, 19, of Genoa City, formerly of Waterford, will be held Saturday at Mealy Funeral Home in Waterford. Jaskie, a 2011 Waterford Union High School graduate, was killed Jan. 22 car crash […]


Early retirement requests debated at School Board meeting

In the aftermath of Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 legislation, school districts – including Waterford Graded – wrangle with post-employment benefits. Locally, elected officials continued their discussion of the issue at a recent School Board Personnel and Finance Committee meeting and could have acted a retirement request at a regular […]


Manger mystery

St. John’s Lutheran Church pastor, the Rev. Kirk Lahmann, poses Tuesday with some of the figures from the church’s Nativity scene. The manger is empty because the Baby Jesus figure was stolen earlier this month. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Theft of Baby Jesus figure has touch of irony for local church By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief During his Christmas Day service at St. John’s Lutheran Church last month, the Rev. Kirk Lahmann spoke of another church that had the Baby Jesus stolen from its Nativity scene. He preached […]


Residents on County Road L receive notification they are using the wrong address

By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer Town of Waterford residents living on County Road L received letters in the mail today from the United States Postal Service saying they have been using the wrong address and will have to change to addresses that use “Janesville Drive” as their street. Waterford Town […]


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