Graded district working with partner for planning

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the hopes of plotting out the district’s long-term future, Waterford Graded school officials are about to embark on an intensive strategic planning process. The full scope of the effort will be fleshed out in greater detail in the months ahead, but the WGSD board laid […]


Appraisal process still not finished

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the deadline of the oft-discussed and much anticipated village-wide appraisal having passed a month ago, Waterford officials are again looking to meet with the head of the company enlisted to perform the service. In mid-September, Mark Brown, executive director of project management of the contracted […]


Village looks to bring down vacant home

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A long-deteriorated home will likely have a date with demolition equipment as Village of Waterford officials go through a multi-tiered series of legal maneuvers. After hearing impassioned pleas from nearby residents and soliciting legal advice from Village Attorney Marcy Hasenstab, the Village Board on Nov. 9 […]


Waterford Graded freezes property tax levy

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent On the heels of a recommendation from residents last month, officials in the Waterford Graded School District have backed a plan to freeze the property tax levy for the 2015-16 school year, even as the second largest source of income – state aid – took a […]


District directed to narrow down fieldhouse options

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Waterford Union High School officials inched one step closer toward firming up details for a proposed revamp of the district’s athletic facilities. The WUHS School Board on Oct. 26 directed Superintendent Keith Brandstetter to narrow in on two of four proposals for a new field house […]


Washington-Caldwell budget falls into place

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent In stark contrast to the distress signal sounded last year by Washington-Caldwell school officials, this year’s district budget is more status quo. Full details of this year’s operating budget and property tax levy will be shared with the public at the district’s annual meeting this coming […]


Bus driver finds corn field instead of road

A Waterford school bus driver accused of driving into a cornfield with four students on the bus was charged Thursday with four counts of first-degree reckless endangerment. Jason S. Stalbaum, 38, of Waterford, appeared in Racine County Circuit Court Oct. 8 to face the four Class F felony charges. The […]


High school looking for new fieldhouse

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Residents living within Waterford Union High School’s district boundaries could soon be asked to allocate additional dollars toward new athletic facilities and infrastructure by way of a binding referendum. The WUHS School Board held a special meeting Oct. 12 to discuss the proposed revamp of the […]


Delagrave presents no-tax increase budget

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor New Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave presented his first county budget Tuesday night, with a zero percent tax increase. It is the sixth year in a row the countywide tax levy has been held flat, something Delagrave said he is “extremely proud of.” Delagrave’s budget focuses […]


‘Waddle’ leads to arrest in library robbery

A Burlington man’s distinctive walk turned out to be among the key pieces of evidence investigators needed to identify him as the suspect in a robbery and attempted robbery in the area in early August. Simon Rubio, 31, of North Pine Street, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court […]


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