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Hailey Laroy, 5, Union Grove, visits with Santa Claus during the Dec. 3 Holiday Gift and Craft Fair and in Union Grove. (Photo by Julie Rossman)

 
 

Pump problem delays use of radium filters

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The city’s use of its new radium removal equipment will be delayed until after the start of the new year. According to Department of Public Works Director Connie Wilson, a pump failed at City Well No. 10, and repairs need to be completed before the […]

 
 

City budget sails to approval

Officials predict little or no tax increase By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With very little discussion, albeit one no vote, the City of Burlington Common Council approved its 2012 budget Tuesday night. The vote passed 6-1, with Alderman Katie Simenson casting the lone no vote. The tax levy mill rate […]

 
 

’Tis the time of year to fill ’er up for the Food Bank

’Tis the time of year to fill ’er up for the Food Bank

By Julie Rossman Correspondent This is again the time of year to fill up a Ram “pick-up” for the Union Grove Area Food Bank. Martin’s Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-GEM automobile dealership in Union Grove is continuing its yearly tradition of collecting food that donors place in the back of a pick up truck, […]

 
 

Heroin overdose averted, friend gets drug charges

Heroin overdose averted, friend gets drug charges

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor A Waterford youth who reportedly tried to counteract a friend’s heroin overdose by injecting the friend with a drug used for that purpose faces charges in Racine County Circuit Court. According to the criminal complaint: Racine County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a rescue call […]

 
 

The trouble with crosswalks

West State Street problems launch another spirited discussion as solutions are sought By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s back to the drawing board for the City of Burlington Common Council as it tries to deal with a potentially dangerous situation involving crosswalks on West State Street. This time, after about […]

 
 

Village taxes up even though operating cost are down

Street projects, DPW building factor into village’s increase By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Although the Village of Union Grove operating budget will decrease in 2012, the property tax levy will rise as ongoing efforts to fund past work in the community continues. The Village Board last week approved a budget that […]

 
 

Time is ticking for school districts to comply with state teacher layoff rules

But lawmakers have not yet figured out what the rules are By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Waterford Graded School District officials find themselves in a bit of a pickle, and they’re not alone. Like WGSD, about half the school districts in Wisconsin have teachers whose collective bargaining agreement expired last […]

 
 

It’s on! Village tree all lit up for Christmas

It’s on! Village tree all lit up for Christmas

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor With a cold nip in the air but no snow to frost the tips of tiny noses, Waterford’s Winterland Parade stepped off smartly Dec. 2 with holiday-themed floats and marching bands. The parade’s grand finale was again held at Waterford Public Library, where families and […]

 
 

New districts to greet county voters

New districts to greet county voters

Reapportionment will be in play for spring County Board election By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Local voters will have a chance to elect a slimmed-down Racine County Board this spring, but before you’ll be able to do that you’ll have to figure out what district you now live in. […]

 
 
 
 
 

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