Rochester Burger King catches fire

Rochester Burger King catches fire

  The Burger King restaurant, at 2723 Beck Drive, Rochester, is closed following a grease fire Friday afternoon. According to a news release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department, the Racine County Communications Center received a phone call at about 1:05 p.m. today, reporting the fire and saying employees were […]


High school budget process picking up steam

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT While the current school year is beginning to wind down, leaders of the Waterford Union High School district are beginning to turn their attention toward 2016-17, particularly from a monetary standpoint. Superintendent Keith Brandstetter said he is cautiously optimistic about the high school’s budget for the […]


Affiliated chosen to replace Associated Appraisal

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT A local assessor with more than two decades of experience under his belt is being handed a five-year contract in the Village of Waterford. After receiving a favorable recommendation from the village Finance Committee, elected officials on May 9 voted unanimously in favor of appointing Dan […]


Policing arrangement reviewed

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT With more than a quarter of the year underway, Town of Waterford officials recently paused and reviewed the shared services arrangement for public safety with the Village of Waterford. At the Town Board’s most recent meeting, Town Chairman Tom Hincz and Police Chief Tom Ditscheit said […]


Gender identity issues won’t be added to curriculum

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Waterford Graded School District officials said this week the district will not be adding sections on transgender people and gender identity to the human growth and development curriculum at the middle school level. That statement came in response to at least one district resident who initiated […]


Rochester’s Coral Reef site gets new life – for one night

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT A well-known Rochester landmark once known for fine dining along the Fox River is being repurposed as an outdoor wedding site – at least on a one-time basis. Waterford resident Greg Meinerz is owner of the former Coral Reef Restaurant property, 705 S. Front St. He […]


Alleged belligerent woman shocked to compliance

A Burlington woman with an alleged penchant for swearing at law enforcement officers remained in Racine County Jail Monday after allegedly fleeing the Racine County Sheriff’s Department for more than four miles Saturday. Aline Sczerzen, 47, was being held on $650 bail for two felony offenses – attempting to flee […]




      Marvin A. Rosenwinkel, 89, Union Grove, died April 20, 2016, at Wisconsin Veterans Home. He was born in Elmhurst, Ill., on May 31, 1926, to the late August H. and Helen (Matthews) Rosenwinkel. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He married the former Jean Price. […]


Archery program joins ‘Cops and Kids’ events

Archery program joins ‘Cops and Kids’ events

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor For Town of Waterford Police Chief Tom Ditscheit, taking the time to bowl and fish and shoot arrows with youngsters is a way into the minds of those he works with. “We’re trying to get the kids to understand that the police are their friends,” Ditscheit […]


Area schools earn statewide recognition

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Two area grade schools – one in Burlington, one in Waterford – were recently honored as Title I Schools of Recognition. Burlington’s Cooper Elementary School and Waterford’s Trailside Elementary were each honored in March. In order to be eligible for the award, schools must meet the […]


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