Area schools make state recognition list

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor For schools that deal with economically disadvantaged children, there’s a challenge before the student even steps into the school. Poor nutrition, an unstable home life, in some cases, even homelessness are all battled in schools that receive a significant amount of Title I federal aid. The […]


Village renews contract with RCEDC

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With an eye toward growing the local economy, Village of Waterford officials this week voted to renew the community’s relationship with experts working at the county level. For several years, the village has enlisted the services of an expert within the Racine County Economic Development Corporation. […]


St. Peter’s to celebrate 150 years

St. Peter’s to celebrate 150 years

Through many different buildings and locations, St. Peters Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterford has flourished, and will celebrate its 150th anniversary this weekend. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart) By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Throughout 2014, congregants at Waterford’s St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church have been celebrating as the venerable parish commemorates a […]


Town ponders banking switch

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With an eye toward getting the most bang for their buck, Town of Waterford officials are contemplating a proposal to shift all or a portion of the municipality’s funds to a new financial institution. Town Chairman Tom Hincz brought representatives of Union Grove-based Community State Bank […]


Rochester debates hiring DPW help

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After a harsh winter, it was put on the backburner. But a plea from several village staffers has prompted Rochester’s elected officials to reconsider adding at least one part-time person to the department of public works roster – perhaps before the close of the 2014 calendar […]


Village officials happy with bond rating

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Village of Waterford entered uncharted territory this week, and officials viewed the news as good. The municipality officially was given a bond rating of AA- by venerable credit rating service Standard & Poor’s. The rating means the agency deems the village a low credit risk […]


Burlington native Gilmer takes over in San Diego

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor From a young age, Burlington native Martha Gilmer loved music. “I lived in Burlington all of my young life,” said Gilmer, whose maiden name is Schmaling. “I was very active in what was the music scene. Musicals, music groups, youth groups, high school band and playing […]


WUHS annual meeting a quiet affair

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Residents living within Waterford Union High School could see a reduction in taxes when bills arrive late this year, based on actions taken Tuesday at the district’s annual meeting. More than a dozen residents attended the Aug. 26 meeting of electors and voted unanimously in favor […]


Missing sign is straw that broke the camel’s back

By Patricia Bogumil Editor Patricia and Gordon Hurley are on the lookout for a handcrafted sign proclaiming “Camelback Mountain” that’s been standing for 27 years at the entryway to homes in the Camelback Mountain Road area of Rochester. The Hurleys are not alone in their quest to locate the missing […]


Community help sought in possible child enticement incident

  In a media release issued Aug. 11, the Racine Sheriff’s Office announced it has learned of a possible child enticement occurring in the Village of Waterford. The incident  occurred about 5 p.m., Aug. 7, and involved two 14-year-olds who were approached by a white male who asked them if […]


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