Mayor seeks donations for July 4 blast

He asks for community’s help to enhance city display With the time for ordering fireworks rapidly approaching, Burlington Mayor Bob Miller is reaching out to the community to help ensure residents have a bang-up time during the city’s July 4 observance. “I would like next year’s  (fireworks) display to be […]


Farm drainage project OKd, initial cost estimates rise

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After extensive review and discussion, the Waterford Farm Drainage District project – lauded by officials as an opportunity to correct ongoing flooding problems – will begin soon. The Waterford Village Board and members of the independent board overseeing the drainage district agreed Dec. 12 to several […]


City moves ahead with plant upgrades

Trimmed budget focuses on improvements not expansion By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The City of Burlington Common Council approved five different resolutions Tuesday, the most expensive of which involved the funding of final design and construction management of improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. That item, estimated at $828,427, involved […]


Raymond School honors its top students

First Quarter Grade 5 – A honor roll: Beck, Owen; Betthauser, Paige; Campbell, Noah; Cerda, Julianna; Dixon, Destri; Dybedahl, Rebecca; Eschmann, Samuel; Fruth, Katie; Gerschwiler, Molly; Hansel, Luke; Hansen, Ethan; Hansen, Madeyln; Hoffman, Hailey; Hribar, Katelyn; Koelsch, Luke; Koelsch, Wyatt; Koerber, Kelly; Moore, Michaela; Passehl, Elly; Peterson, Anna; Radovich, Jeremy; […]


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 […]


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