Wilmot teen wins Diva Quest

Wilmot teen wins Diva Quest

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The look on Marissa Lake’s face said it all Saturday night. As Waterford Union High School senior Ashlin Meyer was named the second-place finisher at Riverport Chorus’s 10th annual “Diva Quest,” Lake broke down into tears, unable to comprehend going from an also-ran last year to […]


Footbridges open at White River County Park

Footbridges open at White River County Park

Local foundations fund project that gives hikers access to both sides of river By Kellen Olshefski Staff Writer The recent completion of two new bridges at Walworth County’s White River County Park has opened up a whole new section of the park to visitors. The park, found just outside of […]


City will sell downtown development site

Retail parcel has been vacant for years   By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington Community Development Authority on Tuesday tentatively agreed to draft a proposal to sell property for an as-yet-undetermined downtown retail development to the Burlington Core Upgrades II, LLC. While an option will remain open for […]


City gets behind study, School Board questions its role in shared facility

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to move forward with a study for a shared government services building. While not everyone is fully on board with being a part of the project – at least one council member said putting everything in […]


Man accused of third assault of same victim

A Burlington man out on bail after an argument turned physical in December is back in Racine County Jail – after allegedly assaulting the same person a second time in the city. Colten Ketchum, 23, remained in Racine County Jail Tuesday evening on a $5,000 bond. He is charged with […]


Zelich pleads guilty in ‘suitcase’ murder

By Jason Arndt STAFF WRITER When a Kenosha County judge granted a motion made by prosecutors last month, it prompted Steven Zelich’s defense to accept a plea in Kenosha County Circuit Court Monday. Zelich, a former West Allis police officer, faced two charges of homicide – including one in Minnesota, […]


City, county, BASD will consider study of shared facility

City, county, BASD will consider study of shared facility

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Recognizing a rare opportunity for collaboration that could lead to cost savings, officials from the City of Burlington, Burlington Area School District and Racine County on Monday agreed in principal to pursue a study of a shared government services building to be built in […]


Accused officer blew twice legal limit

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A City of Burlington police officer disciplined for his first drunken driving offense in December could be facing additional penalties. The Walworth County Sheriff’s Department released the report of the Dec. 16 incident involving Officer Eric Mitchell, who hit a mailbox and road sign while driving […]


Elkhorn business takes first steps to move to city

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After spending more than a year trying to iron out the details, the City of Burlington on Tuesday took the first official steps needed to bring a new business to town. Applied Material Solutions, which is currently headquartered in Elkhorn, is looking to build a production […]


County wants Burlington service center demolished in 2017

Statement accelerates talk of shared government services building By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After years of discussions on the future of the building, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave made it clear at the Jan. 19 Committee of the Whole meeting that the Western Racine County Service Center has a limited lifespan […]


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