Rochester budget includes rise in tax rate

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Through a series of nips and tucks, Village of Rochester officials recently minted a 2017 budget, which reflects an increase in the tax rate and a series of maneuvers designed to keep the levy in check. Clerk-Treasurer Betty Novy recently presented the Village Board with a […]


Washington-Caldwell’s 2016-17 budget, levy decreasing

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT   With all pieces of the puzzle in place, Washington-Caldwell officials recently minted the K-8 feeder school district’s 2016-17 operating budget and property tax levy, both of which are decreasing in year-over-year comparisons.   The district’s budget for the current school year was finalized after all […]


Town holding the line on taxes as budget approved

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Town of Waterford is holding its 2017 tax levy about even, with most taxpayers not expected to see a tax increase. The Town Board approved the 2017 budget and tax levy at Tuesday night’s meeting. The general property tax levy approved Tuesday night was $2.02 […]


Waterford students safe after ‘not credible’ threat

Waterford students safe after ‘not credible’ threat

Waterford Union High School Superintendent Keith Brandstetter said a Snapchat threat made Wednesday has been dealt with appropriately. Brandstetter said he was made aware of a student statement on Snapchat late Wednesday, and involved the Racine County Sheriff’s Department to investigate. He said Friday that the sheriff’s department called them […]


Village sets fees for refuse, recycling

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT Village of Waterford officials have a number of changes in the pipeline for garbage and recycling service in the new year, following a plan that was minted this week. The Village Board on Nov. 14 adopted a resolution that sets the stage for a new way […]


Grade school teacher resigns to take full-time post

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Although the 2016-17 school year is well underway, the Waterford Graded School Board has approved a teacher’s request to resign immediately and assume a new position in another district. Bryan Thul, a physical education teacher at Woodfield Elementary School, closed out his career with WGSD on […]


WGSD board digging into district policies

Revisions expected to bring district up to date By Dave Fidlin Correspondent From teaching to technology, officials within the Waterford Graded School District are in the midst of a wholesale overhaul of the School Board’s policies, which touch on a range of issues impacting students, staffers and the entire community. […]


A fitting salute to vets for Veterans Day

A fitting salute to vets for Veterans Day

Korean War Veteran Ron Borowski salutes flag during the National Anthem at the Veterans Day program in Waterford at Fox River Middle School Nov. 4. Borowski spoke about the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight at the event. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart) Middle school students honor military service By Tracy Ouellette […]


Waterford begins emergency repairs on malfunctioning well

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT After declining precipitously in the past month, Village of Waterford officials are ramping up efforts to remediate a malfunctioning well that is operating below capacity. The Village Board on Oct. 10 gave Jeff Dolezal, public works director, the green light to spend up to $25,000 to […]


Village could pay more for animal shelter services in 2017

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT After receiving notice of a contractual increase in 2017, Village of Waterford officials are mulling the municipality’s future relationship with the Wisconsin Humane Society for animal shelter services. Village Administrator Rebecca Ewald on Sept. 26 presented the Village Board with notification WHS intends to increase its […]


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