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The Great Guinea Caper brings local youth a ‘Pullet Surprise’ win

The Great Guinea Caper brings local youth a ‘Pullet Surprise’ win

By Patricia Bogumil Staff writer Ben Hildebrant, 15, was fine just limiting his personal acquaintance with backyard fowl to chickens. But Ben’s appreciation for guinea fowl quickly took flight when a pair of characters named Dot and Dip snuck into his family’s life. Ben’s humorous account of Dot and Dip’s […]

 
 

Abbondonza!

Abbondonza!

Vendor Elizabeth Rebeja of Waterford displays the homegrown, pesticide-free vegetables she grows in her home garden at the Waterford River Market. The last chance of the season to browse the bounty of fresh produce on sale in Village Hall Park is Wednesday, October 26. Enjoy fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, and […]

 
 

Burlington bans weapons in city buildings

It passes with no further discussion from aldermen By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Just two weeks after a lengthy discussion on what should be included in a local weapons’ ordinance, the City of Burlington Common Council on Tuesday unanimously approved banning weapons in city buildings. There was no discussion at […]

 
 

Winner named in home energy makeover contest

Winner named in home energy makeover contest

Kevin Duffy (left), Burlington’s Energy Ambassador with Way to Save Burlington, congratulates winners Sarah Sullivan (holding son Cormac) and husband Patrick. The couple won a $5,000 home energy makeover as a result of having the best home video in the home makeover contest sponsored by Way to Save, which is […]

 
 

Lake Geneva bank robbed Monday

Lake Geneva bank robbed Monday

PNC Bank, 401 Broad St., Lake Geneva, was robbed Monday afternoon by a man who claimed to have a bomb. Lake Geneva Police responded to the reported robbery at approximately 3:50 p.m. The suspect was described as a white male, 35-55 years of age. He had a mustache, stocky build, […]

 
 

Police have suspect in rash of car, garage break-ins

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A rash of garage and car break-ins on Stonewall Court, Indian Bend Road and Travelers Run were reported to city police Oct. 11. According to records, no less than seven reports came in that day regarding burglaries of cars or garages on those streets. Among […]

 
 

A real… SCREAM!

Zombies, ghouls, vampires and other creepy characters roam Bear Den Haunted Woods at night looking to frighten and freak out its guests. (Photo courtesy of Hendren Productions.

Haunted woods offers hair-raising outing     By Vanessa Lenz Staff writer                   During the day, the grounds at Bear Den Zoo and Petting Farm paint an idyllic fall picture most could only dream about.                   Set in 22 acres of farmland, the lot is an oasis of fall colors […]

 
 

Man dies in crash with semi on Highway 11

A Wausau man was killed and a Kenosha woman was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when the car they were in collided with a semi-trailer truck on Highway 11 west of Burlington. Matthew Bowden Kehl, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Walworth County coroner on Highway 11 near […]

 
 

Laptop computer program boots up at Fox River

Seventh-grade textbooks are history at Waterford Middle School By Julie Rossman Correspondent In what is likely a sign of things to come in education, Fox River Middle School has taken a step toward becoming more “green” while it also prepares students to compete in a global, digital society. Each seventh-grader […]

 
 

Resident challenges schedule switch at BHS

He contends district would need more teachers rather than less By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A proposed schedule change at Burlington High School is drawing opposition. While Burlington Area School District officials have recommended moving away from an eight-period “block” schedule to a more traditional seven-period day, a local man […]

 
 
 
 
 

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