Welcome winter!

Despite the lack of natural snow, skiers and snowboarders have been able to enjoy man-made winter weather at Alpine Valley Resort this season.

With snow in forecast, area ski resort rejoices By Vanessa Lenz Staff Writer With a few inches of snow in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, officials at Alpine Valley Resort near East Troy remain hopeful Mother Nature’s mantle of white with have skiers itching to hit the slopes. As […]


Songs for peace

Songs for peace

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Waterford, was the setting for “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by Karl Jenkins, performed this week by the Waterford High School choirs, conducted by music director Derek Machan. Selections included works sung in French, Arabic, Latin and English. Above, soloists Mitchell Nelson (from left), […]


Hallmark store closes abruptly

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Employees at Barbara’s Hallmark in Burlington got a Happy New Year’s greeting Jan. 2 that was anything but happy. The owner of the store, Barbara Kaster, announced to her employees that the store was closed, effectively immediately. One of those employees, who declined to be […]


Alleged heroin deals draw felony charges

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer A 26-year-old Waterford man is charged with selling heroin out of his home and at a Yorkville fast food restaurant. According to the criminal complaint filed Dec. 29 in Racine County Circuit Court: On three occasions, Andrew Hauck, 5406 Clearview Lane, Waterford, delivered a quantity […]


Primary needed to thin School Board candidates

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Candidate filings for 2012 local elections feature one school board primary contest and plenty of other races with little or no challenge to the status quo. A primary will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, to determine which four of the five candidates seeking election to […]


Love Inc. to expand as adjacent stores move

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Independent social service agency Love Inc. is planning to expand its facility on South Pine Street as two existing businesses move out of an adjacent building. Bob’s Pedal Pusher and Stan’s Glass will vacate the building soon. Love Inc. Executive Director Bill Schoessling said the […]


Gasoline prices continue to climb in state

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 10.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.37 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 7.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


Most local candidates are unopposed

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Candidate filings for 2012 local elections feature plenty of races with little or no challenge to the status quo. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3. A listing of local seats up for election follows.   • VILLAGE OF UNION GROVE trustee (three seats) […]


‘Parents Speak Up’ meetings set this month

Western Racine County Health Department is offering a free program for parents to gain information on how to discuss healthy relationships with their teens. Parents will receive tips on how to start conversations about abstinence, safe sex, and good decision-making. All participants will receive a guide titled, “Parents Speak Up.” […]


Candidates step up in city races; town incumbents unchallenged

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While most election filings for both the City and Town of Burlington were routine this week, two seats on the City of Burlington Common Council will be contested. Aldermen Jim Prailes and Jeff Fischer announced last week that they would not seek re-election, and there […]


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