Allegations investigated; no charges filed in Tichigan Fire Co. money issue

By Patricia Bogumil Editor The Racine County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations that Tichigan Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Todd Bluhm improperly used fire department funds. Bluhm has resigned from his position as Fire Chief and is fully cooperating with Racine County’s investigators, Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said Tuesday.  Schmaling said his […]


Waterford-area positions up for 2015 spring election on local school, municipal boards

Waterford-area positions up for 2015 spring election on local school, municipal boards By Patricia Bogumil Editor The next regularly scheduled statewide election in Wisconsin is the Spring 2015 election, being held Tuesday, April 7, 2015. A Spring primary, if needed, will be held Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.       •The first […]


New software creates some confusion for union district taxpayers

 County official stresses that property tax bills are correct By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When some people living in union school districts opened their tax bills this week, they may have been confused about what appeared to be large percentage changes in the local school tax. The tax bills are correct, […]


Barnak says ‘not guilty,’ remains in jail as case advances

  By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer James Barnak, the 75-year-old Waterford man charged in Walworth and Racine counties for the repeated sexual assault, false imprisonment and strangulation and suffocation of a 14-year-old East Troy girl, pled not guilty in Walworth County Circuit Court Nov. 26. As of press time Wednesday, […]


Pay town tax bill at CSB

Town of Waterford residents now have the option to pay their property taxes at Community State Bank’s Waterford location, 810 Fox Lane, and the Rochester branch, 201 W. Main St. To pay property taxes at the Bank, town residents must: • bring their property tax bill with them; and • […]


WSD approves budget for 2015 – less income from user fees expected

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After several months of reviews and refinement, officials in Town of Waterford’s Sanitary District No.1 have adopted their 2015 budget. It represents a slight decrease from the 2014 operations plan. Commissioners overseeing WSD adopted the budget Nov. 12. It totals $972,824 — a 1.43 percent […]


Legislators roll up their sleeves at Waterford Senior Living

Clearing tables, washing dishes and setting up for a lunch crowd are not generally part of a legislator’s job description. But Mike Firorita, Brandon Ernst and Danyelle Smith with Waterford Senior Living recently had the opportunity to put two legislators to work doing just that. It was all part of […]


Dickens of a holiday this weekend

The Village of Rochester holds its official tree lighting in Pioneer Park at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 5. At 7 p.m., the Waterford High School Madrigal Singers will visit First Congregational Church in costume. All weekend-long, stroll the Village streets, enjoy the era of an old-fashioned Christmas and look for […]


Good tidings of great joy

The Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin shares the good news of the Christmas story through timeless readings and beloved carols in a concert performance Monday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m., at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 305 S. First St., Waterford. The public is invited to listen, sing along and then […]


Food drive for Helping Hands Pantry Dec. 1-31

Riverside Chiropractic Wellness Center, Waterford, asks its patients, family, friends and community members to participate in a food drive for the Helping Hands Food Bank at Norway Lutheran Church in Wind Lake. The food drive begins Monday, Dec. 1. Donations will be accepted through Wednesday, Dec. 31. All items can […]


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