Woof walk

Woof walk

Bark for Life event is set for Sunday at WUHS The American Cancer Society will have its Bark for Life fundraiser from noon to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Waterford Union High School. The event will honor the lifelong contributions of pets and the comfort and companionship they give cancer survivors. The event […]


Police pact earns praise

Success could lead to more collaboration between town, village By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the second year well underway, officials in the village and town of Waterford have gone on record touting the town’s policing of the village since early 2016. After years of stalled efforts, the Village Board in spring […]


Little bite for this bark

Rochester resident gets kennel license, despite noise concerns By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A Village of Rochester resident has been awarded a new kennel license, though nearby residents’ noise concerns have prompted additional overtures aimed at containing and shielding the chorus of barking and yipping. Deedria Schaal, who owns a home […]


Indoor sports facility proposed in Waterford

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent On the heels of Waterford Union High School’s second defeated referendum, an interested developer is looking to create an indoor sports plex within the village’s limits. Bill Unke recently delivered a brief pitch to the Waterford Village Board on March 27 for what he envisions […]


Woman arrested after stabbing in Waterford

Woman arrested after stabbing in Waterford

      A Lake Mills woman was arrested after an early-morning incident in the Village of Waterford Tuesday. The Waterford police arrested Rhiannon L. Schmitz, 36, and she was taken to Racine County jail. Police recommended to the Racine County District Attorney’s office that she be charged with substantial battery and […]


Roanhouse faces challenger for Village president

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When Village of Waterford residents vote next week, two familiar names will be on the ballot for Village President. Tom Roanhouse, the incumbent, will be challenged by current Trustee Jim Schneider. If Schneider loses, he would still hold his position on the Village Board. Roanhouse is […]


Three vie for two town supervisor seats

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT Three candidates — two incumbents and a challenger — are vying for two supervisor positions up for grabs this spring on the Waterford Town Board. Incumbents Nick Draskovich and Dale Gauerke are each seeking re-election to their posts, which carry a two-year term. Candidate Bill Unke […]


Rochester might sell unused liquor license to Burlington

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT The City of Burlington continues to reach out to neighboring municipalities, in pursuit of additional alcoholic beverage licenses it can distribute to interested bars and restaurants. Mayor Jeannie Hefty on Monday paid the Rochester Village Board a visit to discuss Burlington’s current situation. Under state statutes, […]


Heritage District boundaries could be amended pending review

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT   After weighing several property owners’ comments, the boundaries of the Village of Waterford’s Heritage District could be redrawn — again.   The Village Board was slated to act on the redrawn boundaries at its meeting Feb. 27. But officials instead decided to lay the issue […]


Woman charged for allegedly running over husband

A Village of Waterford woman accused of running her husband over with her SUV following an argument early Sunday morning was released on bond early last week. Terria Rudzinski, 32, was charged Feb. 20 with intoxicated use of a vehicle, causing great bodily harm, hit and run causing great bodily […]


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