Business owners challenge hike in Waterford Sanitary District user rates

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After hearing an earful from concerned commercial property owners, leaders of the Town of Waterford Sanitary District No. 1 agreed to consider a proposal to implement a rate revamp proposal through a series of phases. WSD commissioners met Oct. 8 and discussed moving forward with a […]


Calling all retired cops and firefighters: You’re wanted for a “Guns and Hoses” event

By Patricia Bogumil Editor Don’t be surprised to feel a heightened sense of security around Waterford next weekend. Dozens (maybe hundreds) of active and retired Waterford and Milwaukee-area police, firefighters and emergency personnel are expected to get together to renew old on-the-job friendships, share stories and make new acquaintances. Village […]


Canine officers help collar criminals — but they need help, too

  By Patricia Bogumil Editor Four well-groomed Hungarians with wet noses and pointy ears visited Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford Saturday, showing off skills they’ve learned in this country, while also raising funds to help with their upkeep. All four work as canine officers with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. […]


Candidates sought for Waterford Graded board position

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The incumbent members of the Waterford Graded School Board agreed Oct. 6 that having five members is better than four while discussing how best to handle a vacancy on the elected panel. Last month, veteran board member Bob Kastengren formally stepped down from the WGSD board. […]


Enjoy book and a movie at the library

Meet local author and historian Robert J. Laplander at a special event marking the U.S. release of his book, “The True Story of the Wooden Horse,” on Thursday, Oct. 16, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Waterford Public Library, 101 N. River St. A screening of the 1950 movie based […]


Stroll and browse the River’s Edge Art Walk Friday evening

Nearly 30 local artists will showcase and sell their works in downtown Waterford on Friday, Oct. 10, during Absolutely Waterford’s third annual River’s Edge Art Walk. Art walkers can expect to view a wide range of fine art, including ceramics, woodcraft, water and oil paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, fabric and […]


Washington-Caldwell mulls taxing options in budget squeeze

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Feeling the pinch of declining enrollment and sluggish property values, Washington-Caldwell officials this week sounded a somewhat urgent message about the school district’s short-term budget. Several dozen residents filled the Washington School gymnasium during a special School Board meeting Sept. 29. Superintendent Mark Pienkos explained why […]


Two in, two out as new police committee starts

  By Patricia Bogumil Editor The Town of Waterford Board met in special session Sept. 30 to undo a vote taken five days earlier. At a Sept. 25 special meeting, supervisors Lisa Jeschke and Jan Alvey were appointed to a new two-person committee tasked with creating job descriptions for Police […]


WSD acts on options for rise in insurance costs

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As with many governing agencies, leaders of Town of Waterford Sanitary District No. 1 (WSD) are bracing for higher health insurance premiums in the upcoming year. At the most recent WSD commissioners’ meeting, held Sept. 10, Board Chairman Dan Dickinson noted that premiums under the state’s […]


Irate residents speak out on WGSD issues

By Patricia Bogumil Editor No one had any reason to step up to the microphone and find fault with the high scores Waterford Graded students achieved on the state’s recent Report Card of public school performance. But for nearly an hour, more than a dozen speakers at the Sept. 22 […]


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