Archery program joins ‘Cops and Kids’ events

Archery program joins ‘Cops and Kids’ events

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor For Town of Waterford Police Chief Tom Ditscheit, taking the time to bowl and fish and shoot arrows with youngsters is a way into the minds of those he works with. “We’re trying to get the kids to understand that the police are their friends,” Ditscheit […]


Area schools earn statewide recognition

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Two area grade schools – one in Burlington, one in Waterford – were recently honored as Title I Schools of Recognition. Burlington’s Cooper Elementary School and Waterford’s Trailside Elementary were each honored in March. In order to be eligible for the award, schools must meet the […]


Town of Waterford’s volunteer police program taking shape

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT On the heels of a favorable vote from elected officials, plans to pepper Town of Waterford’s police force with a small group of volunteers are taking hold. The Town Board in March backed Police Chief Tom Ditscheit’s request to bring volunteers into the fold for such […]


Public meeting set on highway reconstruction

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a public involvement meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Waterford Public Library, 101 N. River Street. The meeting will be an open house format and address the reconstruction of highways 20 and 83 from Buena Park Road to […]


Town of Waterford officials dig into possible pet waste ordinance

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After receiving complaints from a small handful of residents, Town of Waterford officials dug into a smelly issue this week: dog waste. In an effort to bring the issue out before his elected colleagues, Town Chairman Tom Hincz presented the board with a draft ordinance April […]


Traffic stop results in drug charges

A Waterford man who was clocked speeding in Wind Lake April 3 is now facing felony charges after police allegedly found heroin on him. Eric Sonnichsen, 31, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court April 4 with felony drug possession charge as well misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Sonnichsen has […]


Tax bills impacted by ‘incomplete’ process, residents upset

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT Village of Waterford President Tom Roanhouse minced no words Monday. “You’ve bungled this so bad that no body trusts us. You should be ashamed of yourself.” This strong statement from Roanhouse was a sampling of some of the sentiments the Waterford Village Board shared with outside […]


BHS senior headed to national 4-H conference

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When Burlington High School senior Abby Korb first applied to attend the 2016 National 4-H Conference, she thought she’d be lucky just to win her county nomination. “Honestly, when I applied, I thought I’d be honored just to get it at the county level,” she explained. […]


Uncontested races put many into office

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With so many area races without challengers Tuesday night, most school districts in the area and municipal races in Union Grove and Wind Point were without drama. The following people won seats in their respective races: Union Grove Village Board: Gordon Svendsen, Timothy Mallach, Michael Younglove. […]


Incumbents unseated in town, village races

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor While the incumbents ruled the day Tuesday in the Village of Rochester trustee race, an incumbent was unseated in both the Village and Town of Waterford. Rochester’s three incumbent trustees – Chris Bennett, Christian Johnson and Russ Kumbier – totaled 818, 707 and 674 votes, respectively, […]


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