Good medicine or a bitter pill?

Some communities pleased with public health services, but others see it as a pain in the budget By Patricia Bogumil Staff writer Long before it became a national past time, Waterford Town Chairman Robert Langmesser has bashed the high costs of health care – especially the state-mandated kind that gets […]


A taste of Christmas spirit

A taste of Christmas spirit

WHS bakes up goodies to sweeten up the food pantry By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Waterford High School student bakers have measured, stirred, blended, shaped and baked batch after batch of homemade cookies this holiday season. All (except for one cookie permitted per baker) were sent to Community United Methodist […]


Turbulent chapter is buried in rubble

One of the final walls of the former City of Burlington Department of Public Works facility tumbles to the ground Tuesday as a demolition crew takes down the building at 824 Milwaukee Avenue. The city has an accepted offer to sell the site to a developer of an O’Reilly Auto Parts store. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

City confident in its moves to revitalize DPW site, festival grounds By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief As the city’s former Department of Public Works facility on Milwaukee Avenue disappeared piece-by-piece at the hands of a demolition crew the past two weeks, it closed a turbulent year during which the […]


Ringing out a Red Kettle message for the season

Ringing out a Red Kettle message for the season

This year, people aren’t the only ones to ring the bells By Julie Rossman Correspondent Every December in Union Grove, faithful volunteers from local service organizations camp outside of Mullberry’s Restaurant and at the Piggly Wiggly, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. Organizations that provide volunteers each year include:  […]


Two incumbent aldermen won’t seek re-election

City seeks candidates for Common Council seats Incumbent City of Burlington Aldermen Jim Prailes and Jeff Fischer will not seek additional terms in the spring election, according to City Administrator Kevin Lahner. Prailes, who represents the 2nd District, and Fischer, 4th District, filed their required statements of non-candidacy recently. That […]


Council hopes flashing lights solve crosswalk woes

Officials move to eliminate hazard on West State Street By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After more than a month’s worth of discussion and at least three different plans, the City of Burlington Common Council Tuesday was almost silent in its approval of the latest option for a troublesome crosswalk on […]


Let it snow!

Let it snow!

Students in grades K-6 at Washington Caldwell School in the Town of Waterford sang, danced, read and played their way through a Dec. 13 winter concert performance of the children’s novel “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats.


Sweet treats for the food pantry

Sweet treats for the food pantry

Displaying plates of freshly baked peanut butter blossom cookies prepared for the local food pantry are Waterford High School Foods I classmates Brooke Lessard (left) and Brenna Roesler. Photo by Patricia Bogumil


‘Look for him in a manger’

Members of English Settlement United Methodist church pose for photos on Christmas Eve 2009 after participating in the Christmas in the Barn service in the John Squire barn. Linda Schumacher (left) and her husband Andrew portrayed Mary and Joseph, and the couple’s 6-month-old daughter, Rosalyn played baby Jesus. Church members will again host Christmas in the Barn on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.

Church to again host live Nativity The annual Christmas in the Barn has become a multigenerational tradition for the members of English Settlement United Methodist Church, who have hosted the Burlington-area Christmas Eve observance for more than 40 years. In that time some of the infants who’ve portrayed baby Jesus […]


All is peaceful on the recall front

Jordan Debbink (from left), Thomas Beach and Casey Elmer show their support for Gov. Scott Walker in a counter protest to the Recall Walker effort Saturday in the Echo Park parking lot. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Advocates, opponents manage to coexist in same parking lot By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer On Saturday, with a fresh dusting of snow on the ground and two diametrically opposed political groups occupying the same space in Burlington, it was nearly impossible not to expect some sort of confrontation. Perhaps it […]


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