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 […]


Energy-saving program makes impact here

Figures show Way to Save is working By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Way to Save Burlington initiative is producing measurable energy-saving results for electric utility customers in the city, according to recent data compiled by a third party evaluator. “Our total energy savings was much more than expected,” […]


Missing Lake Geneva girl found in Elkhorn

Missing Lake Geneva girl found in Elkhorn

A 13-year-old Lake Geneva girl for whom an Amber Alert had been issued Monday  was found safe Monday night. An updated press release from the Lake Geneva Police Department said that Courtney Joy Harshman was found in a hotel room in Elkhorn with a 21-year-old Nebraska man Monday night. Jacob […]


Town officials pleased with police switch

Supervisor says it has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Almost three months have passed since the Town of Burlington switched its police services from in-house to a contract with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. And according to the sheriff’s deputy who showed up at last week’s Town […]


Gas price continue to fall; but they’re still at record highs for Christmas season

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.19 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.23, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


If you build it, they will come

City takes ‘Field of Dreams’ approach to attracting manufacturing By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Luring in new business or unwisely spending city dollars in a speculative venture? It all depends on how you look at the proposal last week to the City of Burlington Common Council to approve a city […]




The passing of the Wassail bowl and a “Waes-Hael” pledge of good health followed the procession of Lords and Ladies to the Great Halle at Waterford High School Dec. 10 to start the 27th annual Madrigal Dinner. Performers included Madrigal Singers (from left) Lauren Wolfson, Reid Jensen, Jenna Lindell. (Photo […]


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