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Resignation letter grinds out insults, charges of czar-ism

Gerard quits Plan Commission to focus on Sanitary District By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer After 21 years in office, Waterford Town Board Chairman Robert Langmesser has been called a lot of things, both good and bad. But Czar of Waterford is a new one. Last week, Langmesser received a letter […]

 
 

Burlington loses a hometown hero

Burlington loses a hometown hero

Wanasek poured himself and his business into community service By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief                   As Burlington’s leading excavating contractor, Jim Wanasek dug a lot out of the community he called home his entire life. But, according to those who knew him best, he put much more back into […]

 
 

It’s our preview and you’re invited

Milwaukee television show host John McGivern clowns around with the cast of the Haylofters production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” last summer. The Malt House Theater is one of several local attractions McGivern visited for the taping of his show “Around the Corner.”

Burlington is focus of MPTV program; local showing is Sunday Local residents will have a chance to preview the Milwaukee Public Television show highlighting the Burlington area on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Veterans Terrace. The event is free and open to the public. Milwaukee actor John McGivern, the host […]

 
 

A house divided (in a good way)

A house divided (in a good way)

Fitzpatrick family leads the way as BHS seeks two state titles this weekend By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For as long as anyone can remember in the Fitzpatrick household, the children have been involved in a myriad of activities. Jordan, the oldest and now a freshman at Belmont University, danced. […]

 
 

Moyer to leave

Burlington Area School District Superintendent David Moyer listen to speakers at a public meeting on the district budget last October. Moyer was hired Monday by the Moline-Coal Valley (Ill.) School District. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Superintendent accepts new job with pay raise in Illinois By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For the last 18 months, Burlington Area School District Superintendent David Moyer has stressed his “Roadmap for Academic Excellence” as the way to improve Burlington schools. That roadmap may still be the future, but it won’t […]

 
 

Lyons seeks replacement for Talmer Bank

Talmer Bank and Trust plans to close its Lyons branch office in May. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Officials in the Town of Lyons are hoping to convince Talmer Bank and Trust to reconsider its decision to close the branch office at 1479 Creekside Drive, in the heart of Lyons. And if that doesn’t work, town officials are inviting other banks to […]

 
 

Students of the month

Students of the month

January’s students of the month at Union Grove High School are left side, front to back:  Rose Daniels, Ashley Buckner, Rachael Peterson, and Alexander Clark; right side: Austin Willkomm, Rebecca Brandies, Kylea Geiss, Andrew Kiedrowski.  Missing from photo:  Bethany Rennock and Kody Kortendick.” The Bronco Students of the Month program recognizes students from each […]

 
 

A long-delayed invoice arrives for past-due rent

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer This time, you can’t blame it on the post office. A $22 bill for annual rent due from 1988 to 2010 arrived at the Waterford Town Hall this month. It is being paid, but under protest and with conditions. The invoice was prepared Feb. 9 […]

 
 

Attacker gets 7-year term

Man was convicted of jumping BHS student who was jogging The man convicted of attacking a Burlington High School student while she was jogging off campus nearly a year ago, was sentenced to seven years in prison last week in Racine County Circuit Court. Judge Allan Torhorst sentenced Bradley J. […]

 
 

Drug dealing tip leads to multiple charges

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Racine County Metro Drug Unit agents raided a Vine Street apartment in Union Grove Feb. 14 after receiving a tip that marijuana was being sold out of the apartment and a vehicle. Charged with multiple felonies after execution of their search warrant is Koy Brixius, […]

 
 
 
 
 

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