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Charges not expected in fatal Rochester crash

By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, charges are not expected to be filed in Saturday’s fatal crash on Highway 36 in Rochester. Donald H. Henderickson, 68, of Mauston, died after it appears he failed to yield at the stop sign at the Highway 36 […]

 
 

Former youth pastor faces new sex assault charges

A former Burlington youth pastor who served a prison sentence for having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl, is now facing similar charges for having sexual contact with two infant girls 10 years ago. Scott A. Hoppe, 37, was charged last week in Racine County Circuit Court with two […]

 
 

Lions annual pancake breakfast set

The Union Grove Lions Club will hold its 25th annual pancake breakfast at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 3329 S. Colony Ave. (Hwy 45, Union Grove, Saturday, Feb. 4, from 7 to 11:30 a.m. This year’s breakfast, as in the past, will be more than just a good meal. It will […]

 
 

Motorists advised to take it slow on southeast Wisconsin roads

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is advising motorists to monitor changing weather conditions and take it slow on area roadways.  State safety officials offer the following tips for winter warriors: Protect yourself and your passengers and allow extra time to reach your destination: Pavement temperatures will be low, reducing the […]

 
 

On a mission in Ecuador

Local optometrist and business owner Robert Fait is honored with the Burlington Rotary Club’s Humanitarian Award Monday at Veterans Terrace. The award includes a $1,000 donation to the Franciscan Missions. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Humanitarian Award winner improves lives in South America By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief All it took was a single visit to the poverty-stricken areas of rural Ecuador for Robert Fait to find a calling in the pleading eyes of the children and the eager smiles of their parents. Now, […]

 
 

GPS technology is latest weapon in battling winter storms

Automatic Vehicle Locator systems serve as valuable tools for county highway crews Global positioning technology is finding its way into snowplows across Wisconsin, providing county and state transportation officials a valuable new weapon in battling winter storms. Utilizing federal funds administered through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), about two-thirds […]

 
 

BBB lists 12 common scams for 2012

The Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin investigates fraud reports throughout the year and reveals twelve of the newest and/or most common scams that consumers should avoid in 2012.   BBB Phishing Frustrations: Businesses and organizations around the country are receiving fraudulent complaint emails from scammers who are abusing BBB’s name and reputation. Mortgage […]

 
 

Officials not sold on brine’s benefits for city roads

Recent snow put city’s new de-icing program to the test By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Mother Nature finally decided to return from her (relatively) tropical vacation last week. After weeks of above-normal temperatures and no significant snow accumulation, winter returned with a vengeance, dumping four inches of snow in Burlington […]

 
 

Take that!

Take that!

Yorkville Elementary School student Megan Billmyer pastes District Superintendent David Alexander with a pie in the face as fellow teachers Brenda Rivest, Mike Biex, Erin Savage and John Johnsen await their turn. Students and staff raised $2,607 for the Honor Flight Program. This money will send five World War II […]

 
 

Developing a crush

Orange Crush lead singer Micah Gebel (left) and bass player Kasey Cragg perform as part of the rock band’s act at a recent Burlington High School basketball game. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

New pep band creates a fusion of staff, students By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer This ain’t your grandfather’s pep band. There are no traditional stadium anthems, no bleacher-packed rows of students and no standby favorites like Rocky Top. What is there? Rock and roll music – all the way from […]

 
 
 
 
 

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