Inspired by Ryan Arts Fair seeks community support

Inspired by Ryan Arts Fair seeks community support

By Julie Rossman Correspondent Ryan Luxem was a young boy who loved art. After a difficult 4-1/2 year battle with cancer, Ryan died in late 2010 before he could finish what he had started. Now others are inspired to help continue the charitable causes that Ryan championed while alive. Ryan’s […]


Village project seeks the ‘wow!’ factor

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The road to seeking a final determination on construction details near the intersection of Highways 83 and 20 along Main Street in Waterford is moving forward. In a joint meeting held last week, members of the Waterford Village Board and Plan Commission discussed a tentative timeline […]


No dumb jocks here

BHS students involved in extra-curricular activities excel in classroom By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Wondering just how much participating in extra-curricular activities benefits students, Burlington High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Eric Plitzuweit decided to run the numbers recently. What he found is stunning. While non-participants have an average […]


High school referendum in the works for vote in May

Land grab may become an issue By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As Union Grove Union High School officials continue to discuss a referendum, a nearby property owner is expressing his own concerns about the school district’s overtures in acquiring his land. The UGUHS Board met last week and discussed the prospect […]


New sanitary district rules prod some to pay their fair share

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Supporters and critics of a new fee for 302 grinder pump users in the Town of Waterford Sanitary District (WSD) all say they just want what’s fair. But neither side can agree on what that is. A legal notice announcing new WSD rates was published […]


Traffic signal solutions presented

Study aims to help city officials improve traffic flow By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Ever been frustrated by the traffic lights in the City of Burlington? You’re not alone. After commissioning a traffic signal study from Kapur and Associates late last year, the City of Burlington Common Council got its […]


Four advance in high school board race

Two incumbents will face two challengers as a result of primary voting held Feb. 21 for five candidates seeking election to the Waterford Union High School Board of Education Unofficial results at press time show incumbents Kevin Malchine (661 votes) and Don Engler (414) will advance to the Tuesday, April […]


Pinning down excellence

Brandt Gavin, shown here in a recent meet, is one of seven Burlington High School wrestlers who qualified to compete in the WIAA Division 1 state individual meet that begins today. Gavin is one of a core group of seniors that helped propel the Demons to new heights this year. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Demon wrestlers are winning on the mat and in the classroom By David Paulsen correspondent This has been quite a year so far for Burlington High School sports teams. First, the Demon girls volleyball team won the school’s first-ever state team title. This winter, the gymnastics team has set and […]


Light turnout makes for smooth voter ID rollout

Light turnout makes for smooth voter ID rollout

City polling place reports few glitches By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Not everyone is happy with the state’s voter ID law, but those feelings didn’t hamper a relatively smooth rollout of the new regulations at one of Burlington’s polling places during Tuesday primary election. Poll workers at Burlington United […]


BASD plans for major tech upgrade

Student-accessible networks, new hardware is part of the plan By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer You don’t need to tell Scott Christensen that the future of the world is tied to the Internet – and the ability to be online. As a result, the Burlington Area School District will be looking […]


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