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Firefighter availability, equipment are issues for township

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Besides volunteer firefighter availability, ongoing equipment issues at the local level need attention, noted Waterford Town Chairman Bob Langmesser. Because hydrants are not set up at Hidden Harbor, firefighters last week had to haul the water over to the Tichigan scene in tankers, he noted. […]

 
 

Incumbent opts out of School Board forum

Kessler decries partisan nature of sponsor By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer A planned candidate forum featuring the six people running for two available Burlington Area School Board positions will be short at least two people – the incumbents – next week. The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in […]

 
 

Rollin’ in the dough

Rollin’ in the dough

Two members of Norway Lutheran Evangelical Church, Wind Lake, volunteer to roll out the lefse for the annual Lutefisk dinner set for Saturday, Feb. 11. Tickets are $17.50 adults, $16 seniors, $7.50 ages 10 and younger. Children in highchairs eat free. For serving times or more information, call Joanne at […]

 
 

BHS to add three more to Wall of Fame

BHS to add three more to Wall of Fame

Cates, Price, Uhlenhake noted for athletic contributions The Burlington High School Athletic Department will induct two former student athletes and one coach to the Wall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 11. The Class of 2011 inductees are longtime coach Dennis “Tony” Price, multisport athlete Kerry Steffens, and basketball standout Ed […]

 
 

Here she is: Racine County Fairest is Wisconsin’s pick

Here she is: Racine County Fairest is Wisconsin’s pick

The 2012 Wisconsin Fairest of the Fairs was recently selected during the 89th annual Wisconsin Association of Fairs Convention held in Wisconsin Dells. Richelle Kastenson, 21, representing Racine County Fair, was crowned 2012 Fairest of the Fairs. She is the daughter of Rick and Julie Kastenson of Union Grove. Kastenson […]

 
 

The house may be gone, but what’s most important is safe and sound

A fire of undetermined origin swept through the Shawn and Kim Thomas family home at 28430 Joanie Lane, Tichigan, on Jan. 27. A dozen fire companies fought the blaze for about 1-1/2 hours before bringing it under control.

By Patricia Bogumil   Staff Writer The family displaced by a multi-alarm fire that ravaged their Tichigan home last week is doing well, given the circumstances. “We’re doing well and we appreciate what everyone’s done. People have been great,” said Shawn Thomas, who lived at 28430 Joanie Lane with his […]

 
 

Tough decisions ahead

Tough decisions ahead

School officials will have to balance programs vs. taxes By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As expected, the Burlington Area School District is facing a cut in state aid as it begins its budget process. While the cut isn’t a surprise, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to how […]

 
 

Haylofters to get Biblical

Potiphar (played by Bob Hartwick) sings about his many treasures during “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Theater troupe presents ‘Joseph’ at local church The story of a young man, an amazing dream coat and his family will hit the stage at the Haylofters winter home this next week. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is the winter production for the theater troupe, with shows slated for […]

 
 

Aiming to convert boxes into ‘homes’

TLC Director Cristen Chaffee (left) and Erin Anderson, marketing director for Fox River State Bank pause Monday while putting together a base of cardboard boxes that will be used as part of a fundraising campaign for the transitional housing agency. As do-nations are made, a roof, doors, windows and other features will be added to convert the boxes into a miniature house. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Bank partners with TLC for unique fundraiser By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Erin Anderson realizes Burlington’s Transitional Living Center doesn’t build homes in a traditional brick and mortar manner. But in a figurative sense, she said, the local non-profit agency helps build the home environments that sustain families. “They […]

 
 

Trading his practice for a mission

Trading his practice for a mission

Local doctor retires from clinic, heads to Rwanda By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For some people, their career is a calling. Such is the case for long-time area physician Richard Ellingstad. Only in his case, Ellingstad’s calling turned into his career – and now as he retires, will he actually […]

 
 
 
 
 

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