Jaycees warm up fundraising efforts with fishing derby

Event will replace former boat races By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After the Burlington Boat and Brat Day races were formally cancelled last year, the major fundraiser for the Burlington Jaycees came to a halt. The longtime racing event, held on Echo Lake over the Memorial Day weekend, stopped because […]


Gas prices fell last week, but are still higher than last year

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.34 per gallon on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34, according to gasoline price website Including the change […]


One person dies in two-vehicle crash in Town of Waterford

One person is dead and another is injured following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of highways 83 and O in the Town of Waterford early Sunday. Town of Waterford Police and deputies from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the scene about 12:30 a.m., according to a […]


Man is run over by truck in parking lot

A man was seriously injured when run over by a truck driven by a suspected drunken driver early Monday morning in Union Grove. The incident occurred just after 2:30 a.m. in a parking lot off 11th Avenue in the village, according to a press release issued by the Racine County […]


Local ACT Prep Plus class to begin in February

The ACT Prep Course to be offered at Union Grove High School is Mondays, Feb. 13 through March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. The ACT Prep Plus Course consists of seven sessions focusing on English, math, reading/writing and science. The sessions focus on each of the content areas and […]


Whooping cough case confirmed at Washington School

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Lab work for a student who attends Washington School in Tichigan tested positive for pertussis (whooping cough) earlier this month, causing letters and a fact sheet to be sent home to parents by the Western Racine County Health Department. The child has since returned to […]


City OKs final piece for police radio upgrade

Former City of Burlington Police Dispatcher and Clerk Angela Hansen sits at the dispatch desk in this file photo.

Switch puts city ahead of tech curve By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With a switch to a fully digital radio system nearing completion at the City of Burlington Police station, the department received approval Tuesday night for the final piece of equipment. The City Council approved the purchase of a […]


Burlington teen charged after Waterford girl is allegedly dragged by car

Burlington teen charged after Waterford girl is allegedly dragged by car

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Timothy Fields, 19, Burlington, faces felony charges of first-degree reckless injury and physical abuse of a child for allegedly dragging his ex-girlfriend about 50 feet while driving down Buena Park Road in Waterford. According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit Court: The […]


Residents question fairness of alley repaving project

They ask city to reconsider assessments that have some paying double By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Life’s not fair, at least not when it comes to alley resurfacing in the City of Burlington. Facing a much-needed – at least according to residents – repaving of the alley in the Elmhurst […]


Chamber Choice Awards banquet set

The 2012 Chamber Choice Awards and Installation banquet of the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is Saturday, Feb. 25. All are welcome to help honor Country Rose Bakery & Café (business award) and Frank Lamping (individual award) for their contributions to our community. The theme is World of […]


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