Town changing up pier construction costs

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After several months of review and scrutiny, Town of Waterford officials have set in motion a plan to revise an ordinance pertaining to pier construction. After a thorough vetting from members of the Plan Commission, the Town Board on Jan. 11 minted the ordinance, which calls […]


New program proposed at Washington-Caldwell

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A nationally known program focused on science, technology, engineering and math could soon be integrated into the Washington-Caldwell School District’s curriculum. At a School Board meeting Jan. 18, Kelli Vogt, the district’s library media and technology specialist, discussed a proposal to link up with Project Lead […]


Village in uproar over property values

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Waterford Village President Tom Roanhouse referred to it as one of the most challenging weeks during his time in elected office. The week after tax bills were mailed to residents in December, Roanhouse said he received a steady stream of calls from residents. The calls continued […]


Town official convicted of drunken driving

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A Waterford Town Board member who will be running for re-election this spring was recently convicted of drunken driving. According to a report filed by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department, Timothy Szeklinski, 45, was arrested for his first offense of operating while intoxicated on Oct. 2. […]


Manhunts, deaths mar 2015 in the area

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Each year, the world around us seems to change – sometimes in a heartbeat. In 2015, news came from all over the area. It came in various forms – both good and bad, happy and sad. And as 2015 winds to a close, Southern Lakes Newspapers […]


Family displaced after Christmas fire

Family displaced after Christmas fire

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When Jesse Koller and Jessie Ray went to bed on Christmas Day, it was with the satisfaction of a good holiday. “We were just kind of relaxing around the house,” said Koller. “We hung out as a family.” A few hours later, their lives drastically changed. […]


Policing change ready to go in Waterford

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With one week before the monumental switchover, officials in the Village and Town of Waterford are gearing up for a new era in law enforcement services. The Waterford Village Board in early June decided to unwind a decades-long arrangement that called on a Racine County Sheriff’s […]


Girl’s viral plea for cards reaches Washington-Caldwell

By Maureen Vandersanden Correspondent Students at Washington-Caldwell School joined thousands of others from across the country in making one young girl’s Christmas wish come true. Eight-year old Safyre Terry, Schenectady, N.Y., who lost her entire family to arson on May 2, 2013 and was left severely burned herself, made a […]


Appraisals in village still not finished

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Slightly more than half of the Village of Waterford’s housing stock was comprehensively inspected during the much-maligned re-evaluation process this year, municipal officials announced this week. Associated Appraisal, the firm contracted to inspect the exterior and interior of homes, reviewed all exterior properties, but company staffers […]


Latest League in Waterford is all about Legos

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor What do Lego robots and go-green shopping bags have in common? For students in Waterford Graded School District, it’s the Project Clearwater first Lego League competition entry this year – one that’s carried the 10-person team through the first round of competition. Working through the Waterford […]


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