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Man dies in Monday morning crash

A 35-year-old Kenosha man died and traffic was impacted for several hours Monday following a crash involving a car and a semitrailer truck on Highway 20 at Highway C in the Town of Yorkville, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. Neil H. Volling was pronounced dead at the scene, according […]

 
 

Gas prices continue to fall in state

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25 yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.32, according to gasoline price website WisconsinGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices […]

 
 

Teens step up for TLC

Alyssa Rossmiller (left) and Emily Silbilski work on their cardboard box shelters for their night of “homelessness” Nov. 5 in the St. Charles Church parking lot.

Lesson in homelessness generates needed funding for agency By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief While homelessness is still largely viewed here as a problem exclusive to urban areas, there is a group of local teens who’ve gone out of their way to not only understand the problem that exists in […]

 
 

Waterford/Norway utility idea seems dead in the water

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor An idea to create a new storm water drainage district was proposed by the Village of Waterford in 2009. The new utility would basically service the same areas as in Waterford Farm Drainage District 1, which covers parts of the Village and Town of Waterford […]

 
 

Rochester OKs new storm water utility and assessments

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor When about 50 people show up for a midweek municipal meeting, that’s considered a crowd even by big city standards. On Nov. 16, about 50 Rochester residents turned out for a special Village Board meeting at which the Board approved a new ordinance to create […]

 
 

Open House to honor long-time children’s librarian

Pat Freitag will retire at the end of the year from Graham Public Library, where she has been Children’s Librarian for the last 19 years.  The library will host an open house in her honor on Friday, December 2, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Photo by Julie Rossman)

By Julie Rossman Correspondent Pat Freitag has been a familiar face at Union Grove’s Graham Public library for the last 19 years, however, she has decided to retire at the end of the year. An open house will be held in her honor on Friday, Dec. 2, from 3 p.m. […]

 
 

City seeks ways to stimulate economy

Development has slowed here, drawing concern from mayor By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While the City of Burlington has been blessed with a number of successful new developments in the last two years – the new downtown hotel and the Veterans Terrace just to name two – Mayor Bob Miller […]

 
 

Recall effort has a visible presence in conservative Burlington area

Recall effort has a visible presence in conservative Burlington area

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If there has been a constant in the Wisconsin political climate over the past year, it has been the anger. Anger over Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to end virtually all public union bargaining (which later became law), and anger at state senators who left the […]

 
 

Walker supporters stage rally to counter recall efforts

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While many are standing up in an attempt to recall Gov. Scott Walker, there is another group working hard to thwart that process. Local conservative Jordan Debbink, who volunteers for the local “We Vote Burlington” group and was heavily involved in an attempt to stop […]

 
 

Hay, this is fun

Hay, this is fun

Yorkville School first graders (top) learn about life on the farm thanks to a visit by Al Wilks, who brought a Case tractor and square baler to school.  Students tried to lift the big bales of straw by working together.

 
 
 
 
 

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