Planning progresses on possible Fox River Middle School overhaul

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent While there are more questions than answers at this point, changes could be afoot at Fox River Middle School. And the changes could result in a range of improvements that could cost anywhere from $19.95 million to $41.3 million. Regardless of the option, a referendum would […]


River East project cost swells amid change orders

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As the Village of Waterford’s River East shoreline project stretches into the dog days of summer, the total cost associated with the effort is increasing. The village has approved four so-called change orders associated with the effort in recent months, indicating new items are being added […]


Recreation fund is back in the black

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After struggling for several years, a fund earmarked for recreation programs within the Waterford Graded School District’s operating budget is back in the black. WGSD’s School Board on July 31 approved the financial statement for Fund 80 – the section of the budget cordoned off for […]


All the way from Albuquerque

All the way from Albuquerque

Civil Air Patrol pilots share their knowledge at Balloonfest By Alex Johnson Correspondent Lt. Col. William Fitzpatrick and his team from the Civil Air Patrol came all the way from Albuquerque to operate their hot air balloon at the seventh annual Waterford Balloonfest July 21 through 23. “Flying balloons is […]


Waterford tweaks sex offender ordinance

Village attorney looks to prevent legal challenges   By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Hoping to mitigate the chances of a lawsuit in the road ahead, Village of Waterford officials have decided to change the municipality’s year-old ordinance for registered sex offenders. Village Attorney Marcy Hasenstab provided robust input during a month-long […]


Food for the soul: Local church steps up for flood victims

Food for the soul: Local church steps up for flood victims

  By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com If you say “Olive Garden,” they will come. What started as a charitable idea from a town official in Waterford turned into a four-day dinner event at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 449 Conkey St. Town of Waterford Supervisor Teri Jendusa-Niccolai called St. Charles Principal Mary […]


Balloonfest set to soar

Balloonfest set to soar

Waterford’s annual festival runs through the weekend Waterford’s seventh annual Balloonfest will take flight Friday through Sunday, behind Evergreen Elementary School, 817 W. Main St. The free, family friendly festival hosts more than 20 hot air balloons that participate in competitions and launches in the morning and early evening, along […]


Benefit concert planned for flood victims

The Burlington Kiwanis Civic Band will have a Benefit for Burlington concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 28, at Community United Methodist Church, 455 S. Jefferson St., Waterford. The concert is free. Free-will donations of cash will be accepted for the BMO Harris fund to benefit the flood victims […]


Village’s sex offender ordinance could be tweaked later this month

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Village of Waterford’s nearly year-old registered sex offender ordinance is due for another overhaul. The changes, which were discussed at a Village Board meeting Monday, come at a time when a number of municipalities have faced lawsuits at the hands of attorneys representing registered offenders. […]


Waterford food pantry open to flood victims

The food pantry at Community United Methodist Church, 455 S. Jefferson St. in Waterford, will be open from 4 to 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19. The food pantry does not require income verification and will have food to help the residents of Burlington and surrounding areas restock their pantries after […]


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