Village budget keeps tax levy and tax rate steady

By Patricia Bogumil Editor The Village of Waterford tax levy will stay the same amount it has been since 2009 under a 2015 budget proposal to be presented Monday. Under the 2015 budget proposal, the village levy stays at $2,693,142 in taxes – the same amount levied seven years in […]


Woof! Meow! Oink! for photos with Santa

  By Anita Blatnik Correspondent Fox Valley Veterinary Service invites everyone to bring their pet to meet Santa on Saturday, Dec. 6, between noon and 2 p.m., at their facility located at 231 S. Millgate Drive, Rochester, right off Highway 36. The veterinary service will provide a digital photo of […]


Waterford Graded board appoints a teacher as its latest member

By Patricia Bogumil Editor Following a 3-1 final vote, Grant Strobel was appointed to the Waterford Graded School Board Nov. 20, filling a vacancy created in September when Bob Kastengren resigned due to health issues. Strobel is one of four candidates who sought to replace Kastengren. The board position runs […]


Four step up to fill one vacant position on the WGSD board

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Four Waterford Graded School District residents have thrown their hats into the ring as they seek appointment to fill a vacant position on the School Board for the next few months. The School Board had set a Nov. 10 deadline for receipt of applications. At a […]


Waterford Graded 4K registration this week

IF YOU GO … WHAT: Four-year-old Waterford Graded kindergarten registration for 2014-15 school year, with informational presentations WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 19; 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., both dates WHERE: Trailside Elementary School library, 615 N. Milwaukee St. INFORMATION: Visit WGSD’s website, www.waterford.k12.wi.us, or contact early learning […]


Child sex assaults charged

  James Barnak, 74, Waterford, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Nov. 11 with repeated sexual assault of a 14-year-old East Troy girl. The Class C felony charge is for at least three alleged violations of first- or second-degree sexual assault. Later that week, Walworth County filed additional charges […]


Transition planned as public health contract ends

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the big switch imminent, local leaders are bracing for a new public health department agency when 2014 gives way to 2015. Early this year, officials with the Burlington-based Western Racine County Health Department announced the agency was disbanding Dec. 31. Member municipalities — including […]


Waterford Graded sets 4K registration

        Registration for the optional 2015-16 four-year-old kindergarten program for Waterford Graded School District is Tuesday-Wednesday, Nov. 18-19, 1-7 p.m., in the Trailside Elementary School library, 615 N. Milwaukee Ave. Bring copies of child’s immunization records and birth certificate. Parents will also schedule a screening for their child, being […]


Ten Club Park options examined

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As planning for the future of Ten Club Park in the downtown continues to gain momentum, Village of Waterford officials have turned their attention toward the cornerstone of the site — the Fox River. The village has been working with civil engineering firm Baxter and Woodman […]


Rochester takes a dim view of lighting like Waterford

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent In a move that runs counter to a decision made by their northerly neighbors, Village of Rochester officials this month nixed a proposal to install decorative light fixtures during the upcoming reconstruction of Highways 83 and 20. In 2018, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will undertake […]


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