Falling for apples

Falling for apples

It’s the right time of year for that sweet-tart Wisconsin treat By Karen M. Bullock Correspondent                   An apple a day isn’t far away for area residents.                   With more than a dozen apple orchards in the area there are plenty award-winning varieties apples to go around.                   One such […]


Serving those who have served for us

U.S. Army Sergeant Robert Johnson poses with Rain (left) and Cash (right) – two service dogs. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Locals push to provide service dogs for vets By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Sgt. Robert Johnson knew he was bound for military service before he even finished high school. “I just felt it was something I should do,” said Johnson, now 24 and a veteran with tours in Iraq and […]


New Haylofters show mines love, laughter

Julie Patten and Tom Deischel play two middle-aged daters fantasizing about what they could be like if they were brave on a date in the Haylofters’ production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” The production opens Oct. 6. For showtimes, visit (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart).

The humors and sorrows – not to mention the complications – of love, relationships and marriage are tackled with biting (and hilarious) accuracy in Joe DiPietro’s “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” – the fall production by The Haylofters of Burlington. The show will run Oct. 6-8, Oct. 14-16 […]


City eyes $7.6 million sewer plant upgrade

Equipment at end of its useful life, consultant says By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer Twenty years ago, the City of Burlington borrowed money and went forth with a new wastewater treatment facility. The new facility has paid off in terms of profits for the utility from processing waste from outside […]


Bomb squad gets a bang out of hand grenade

Adult son found it while cleaning father’s basement By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer The City of Burlington police got an unusual report Tuesday morning. The son of a Burlington resident, cleaning out his father’s home Tuesday, found a World War II-era hand grenade in his father’s basement. The city police […]


Man arrested after taking drugs from local store

A man looking for drugs has been arrested in a theft at Pharmacy Station in Burlington Friday morning.

Charges expected in theft from Pharmacy Station By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer City of Burlington police made a quick arrest Friday after Pharmacy Station on South Pine Street was robbed. The man, whose name is not being released pending formal filing of criminal charges, apparently walked into Pharmacy Station shortly […]


Village won’t restrict concealed weapons in public buildings

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer As far as Village of Waterford board member Roy Gawlitta is concerned, there is just one simple statement to make on the state’s new concealed carry law. “I am dead-set against any restrictions,” Gawlitta said. “I don’t see how in a couple of discussions and […]


Library announces upcoming happenings

Graham Public Library, 1215 Main St., Union Grove, will have a family book discussion Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. “Niagara Falls or Does it?” by Henry Winkler and Lon Oliver is perfect for children in grades 3-5 and can be placed on hold by calling 878-2910. • Wisconsin author […]


Property tax rates rose throughout west end

Property tax rates rose throughout west end

Declining property values remain a major culprit By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Property tax rates in Western Racine County increased 5.9 percent on average from 2009 to 2010, a trend that is likely to continue in 2011 due to a third straight year of declining property values. A new […]


You want time with those fries?

You want time with those fries?

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor A 22-year old Wind Lake woman who allegedly used a relative’s credit card without permission to buy fast food and other items has been charged with nine felony counts of personal ID theft with financial gain. If convicted of all charges, she faces a maximum […]


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