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Rebecca Ewald closing out 11 years as Waterford’s village administrator By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After 11 years at the helm of operations within village hall, Rebecca Ewald is leaving Waterford for a similar position in a community adjacent to another body of water. Ewald tendered her resignation, informing the Village […]


Village considers system to notify public of sex offenders

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Village of Waterford officials could soon have a system in place of notifying residents when a new registered sex offender is coming into the community. Trustee Andrew Ewert had asked for a discussion of the notification process at the Village Board’s most recent regular meeting Aug. […]


Planning progresses on possible Fox River Middle School overhaul

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent While there are more questions than answers at this point, changes could be afoot at Fox River Middle School. And the changes could result in a range of improvements that could cost anywhere from $19.95 million to $41.3 million. Regardless of the option, a referendum would […]


River East project cost swells amid change orders

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As the Village of Waterford’s River East shoreline project stretches into the dog days of summer, the total cost associated with the effort is increasing. The village has approved four so-called change orders associated with the effort in recent months, indicating new items are being added […]


Recreation fund is back in the black

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After struggling for several years, a fund earmarked for recreation programs within the Waterford Graded School District’s operating budget is back in the black. WGSD’s School Board on July 31 approved the financial statement for Fund 80 – the section of the budget cordoned off for […]


All the way from Albuquerque

All the way from Albuquerque

Civil Air Patrol pilots share their knowledge at Balloonfest By Alex Johnson Correspondent Lt. Col. William Fitzpatrick and his team from the Civil Air Patrol came all the way from Albuquerque to operate their hot air balloon at the seventh annual Waterford Balloonfest July 21 through 23. “Flying balloons is […]


Waterford tweaks sex offender ordinance

Village attorney looks to prevent legal challenges   By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Hoping to mitigate the chances of a lawsuit in the road ahead, Village of Waterford officials have decided to change the municipality’s year-old ordinance for registered sex offenders. Village Attorney Marcy Hasenstab provided robust input during a month-long […]


Food for the soul: Local church steps up for flood victims

Food for the soul: Local church steps up for flood victims

  By Mike Ramczyk sports@southernlakesnewspapers.com If you say “Olive Garden,” they will come. What started as a charitable idea from a town official in Waterford turned into a four-day dinner event at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 449 Conkey St. Town of Waterford Supervisor Teri Jendusa-Niccolai called St. Charles Principal Mary […]


Balloonfest set to soar

Balloonfest set to soar

Waterford’s annual festival runs through the weekend Waterford’s seventh annual Balloonfest will take flight Friday through Sunday, behind Evergreen Elementary School, 817 W. Main St. The free, family friendly festival hosts more than 20 hot air balloons that participate in competitions and launches in the morning and early evening, along […]


Benefit concert planned for flood victims

The Burlington Kiwanis Civic Band will have a Benefit for Burlington concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 28, at Community United Methodist Church, 455 S. Jefferson St., Waterford. The concert is free. Free-will donations of cash will be accepted for the BMO Harris fund to benefit the flood victims […]


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