Rochester ‘Day In the Country’ approaching

Rochester’s annual “Day in the Country” is set for Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day starts with a 5K run at 8:30 a.m. that begins at Case Eagle Park. Registration is $25, and can be done online at http://www.silvercirclesportsevents.com/Rochester-5k. Enjoy arts/crafts, live band, car show, […]


Draw down plan remains under scrutiny

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As a concrete decision waits in the wings from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, local officials continue to weigh in and scrutinize plans concerning the anticipated drawdown of the Fox River. The Norway-Dover Drainage District is spearheading the campaign to drawdown portions of the river. […]


Whitford Park pole coming down, but could be replaced

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A dilapidated flagpole is coming down at Whitford Park, but several Village of Waterford officials have said the days of offering a patriotic monument are not over. In recent months, several village panels, including the Public Works Committee, have discussed the state of the flagpole, and […]


Schneider steps up to fill board hole

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Waterford Village Board is once again up to full capacity with a resident agreeing to fill a spot on the seven-member elected body as a sitting member left in protest. James Schneider was officially sworn in as a trustee of the board Aug. 10. Late […]


Crash claims life of Wind Lake man

A 43-year-old Wind Lake man died Saturday after the motorcycle he was riding was hit by another vehicle in Franklin. Anthony Pacocha died at the scene of the accident. He is survived by his wife, Nicole, and two children. According to a press release from the Franklin police, the man […]


Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run crash

The Racine County Sheriff’s department is looking for a suspect in a hit-and-run collision that injured a Waterford bicyclist early Tuesday morning. Shortly after midnight, sheriff’s deputies responded to a collision on Highway 36 between a car and a bicycle about a half-mile north of West Loomis Road. The victim, […]


Police contract called into question again

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent For the second time in less than two months, a Village of Waterford resident and former elected official took to the podium and attempted to poke holes in the argument switching police agencies in January is a sound decision. After months of review, the boards overseeing […]


Rochester briefs: Dance, fitness studio proposed for vacant building

The Rochester Plan Commission on Aug. 3 backed an applicant’s plan to operate a dance and fitness studio at an unoccupied commercial space at 203 W. Main St. The applicant, Holly Eales, plans to operate her business under the name Live Out Loud Health and Fitness. Classes and one-on-one training […]


Sheriff releases video of robbery suspect

Sheriff releases video of robbery suspect

This is video of the man suspected in an armed robbery at the Rochester Public Library Thursday morning and an attempted robbery at the Waterford Public Library a few minutes later. The video, captured by a surveillance camera at the Waterford library, was released by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office […]


Questions raised on Rochester gazebo plan

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The proposed addition of a gazebo in one of Rochester’s municipal parks sparked a robust discussion when panelists put the plans under the microscope Monday night. The village Plan Commission reviewed a proposal to construct a 15-foot hexagonal gazebo structure at Pioneer Park, the green space […]


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