WUHS scores among the state’s best – Feeder schools also doing their job

]By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Waterford Union High School has been named one of nine public school districts across the state to receive a top ranking in the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction’s (DPI) most recent report card data. WUHS Superintendent Keith Brandstetter learned of the recognition last month, a day […]


Washington-Caldwell budget ready for Oct. 27 annual meeting

IF YOU GO … WHO: Washington-Caldwell School District electors WHAT: Annual meeting; resident input on final 2014-15 budget and tax levy WHEN: 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 27 WHERE: Washington School gym, 8937 Big Bend Road, Tichigan By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Although declining enrollment and sluggish property values have cast a […]


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 […]


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