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Robust turnout lifts holiday run

The leaders in the two-mile race run through the ChocolateFest grounds during the Talmer Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving day. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Nearly 500 participants help fill food pantry By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When Chris Ponteri first visualized the idea of starting Burlington’s own “Turkey Trot” last fall, he hoped for a few hundred participants and a chance to give people something unusual to do on Thanksgiving morning. The event grew […]

 
 

Highway 20/83 project ideas expand and move along

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor The need to fix problems with state Highway 20/83 as it travels through the village is something that Waterford Village Board members, plan commissioners and state engineers all agree on. “We know we need to move forward with something because the road is in such […]

 
 

Town budget gets standing ovation

Conservative group praises no-tax-increase plan By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With very little fanfare – and even a small standing ovation from members of a local political group that advocates conservative government – the Town of Burlington passed its budget Tuesday night. The meeting lasted all of 15 minutes, most […]

 
 

As local needs grow, food bank outgrows its home

Director Arlene Odeja unpacks food last year after the Union Grove Area Food Bank moved to its current location. The food bank continues to grow and is looking for a larger facility.

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent An organization working to meet the needs of the greater Union Grove community again needs to be on the move. A year ago, the Union Grove Area Food Bank moved to its current place in the southeast corner of the former Piggly Wiggly building on Vine […]

 
 

Flip open the 2012 Guinness record book and get a kick

Flip open the 2012 Guinness record book and get a kick

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Waterford has now earned a mention in the new 2012 Guinness World Records 2012 edition, thanks to the kickflipping expertise of town resident Zach Kral. Zach, a junior at Waterford High School, turned age 17 on Nov. 30 – which marks the 3-year anniversary of […]

 
 

Rockin’ around the Christmas season

Live reindeer and their holiday-themed handlers will again be in the lineup on Friday when the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Christmas parade through the city’s downtown. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m.

Burlington’s annual parade is Friday night By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s time to be making your lists and checking them twice, because Santa Claus will arrive in town Friday evening. The annual City of Burlington Christmas parade will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The parade steps off from the […]

 
 

‘Winter Cabaret’ runs through the weekend

Haylofters present original production for the holidays By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Haylofters’ biennial “Winter Cabaret” hit the stage Saturday at the Malt House Theater. The hour-and-a-half original production is by T.C. DeWitt, a veteran of the Haylofters stage who now lives in California. Christina Heinzelmann coordinated the music […]

 
 

Tackling teacher evaluation

Goal at BASD is to retain the best educators By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair act, school districts across Wisconsin are facing a new challenge – how to fairly evaluate teachers and their place in their respective districts. Since collective bargaining is now limited to wages-only, […]

 
 

Tensions run high at recall site

The Southern Lakes United Educators building at 616 Droster Ave., Burlington, openly advertises its stance as a “Recall Walker” site. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As efforts move forward to collect signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker, staff at a local teachers union office claim they saw signs of partisan frustration with the campaign. According to Sue Cameron with the Southern Lakes United Educators, a blank petition form was apparently […]

 
 

Area church to stage Christmas musical

Steve Dixon (from left), Duane Thur, Steve Thorngate, and Spencer Dickman rehearse the opening scene of "Come Worship the King," to be presented Dec. 3, 9, and 10 at Mt. Zion Christian Church, Lake Geneva.

Mt. Zion Christian Church will present a musical drama, “Come Worship the King,” on Saturday, Dec. 3, Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec.10. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. at the church, 2330 Highway 120, Lake Geneva. There is no charge for admission, and nursery care will be provided. The […]

 
 
 
 
 

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