Balloonfest soars in Waterford

Balloonfest soars in Waterford

Eighth annual festival runs through the weekend By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer Waterford’s eighth annual Balloonfest lifts off July 19 and flies until July 22 on the Evergreen Elementary School grounds at 817 W. Main St. The Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce festival is presented by Triple Crown Products, Waterford, […]


Red, white, blue (and green)

Red, white, blue (and green)

Classic John Deere tractors drive along Waterford’s Independence Day parade route showing off the colors of the country’s flag and the distinctive green of the signature farm equipment. (Photo by Chad Hensiak)


Waterford ready for July 4 blast

The Waterford Lions Club will kick off the July 4 celebration in Waterford with the Kids Parade at 10:30 a.m. at Milwaukee Street and Main Street. Registration forms are available at Uncle Harry’s or can be done on site beginning at 9:30 a.m. Winners will receive ice cream from Uncle […]


Village hires engineering firm as Highway 36 industrial park plans progress

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As talk of developing a second industrial park on the Village of Waterford’s easterly end picks up steam, plans are in motion to bring into the fold the expertise of a local engineering firm. The Village Board on June 11 issued a contract, capped at $38,700, […]


Two charged with beating man at Waterford bar

Two people from Waterford are charged with felonies for allegedly beating a man until he was left motionless on the floor at a Waterford bar last month. Michael Lee Heinowski, 44, was charged May 29 in Racine County Circuit Court with substantial battery and disorderly conduct, both as a repeater. […]


Technology, school safety top WUHS goals

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Laptops, employee health insurance and school safety are among some of the disparate items high on Waterford Union High School leaders’ minds for the next school year. Superintendent Keith Brandstetter presented the WUHS School Board with an eight-point list of goals he and other administrators will […]


Waterford woman dies in crash with dump truck

Waterford woman dies in crash with dump truck

It was the second local truck-involved fatality in a week A 28-year-old woman from the Waterford area died Wednesday afternoon when her car crashed into a dump truck in an intersection on Highway 11 in the Town of Burlington. The crash was reported at 1:40 p.m. and occurred at the […]


WUHS budget could include layoffs

District enrollment is trending downward By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The current school year might be winding to a close, but Waterford Union High School officials are close to assembling a draft financial operating plan for the next school year – and the plan could include laying off three teachers. District […]


Road construction project moves forward

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Mother Nature might have thrown a wrench with unseasonably cold winter conditions this past month, but work on the Village of Waterford’s reconstruction project on Main and First streets is moving full steam ahead. Municipal officials discussed several facets related to the first month of the […]


Shock value

Shock value

Well-preserved hearse earns local man a spot on Discovery TV show By Dan Truttschel Correspondent What grew from a simple interest has turned into somewhat of an obsession for Waterford’s Rocky Fluegge. And he admits it’s a bit on the odd side. Maybe even morbid. Fluegge is a full-time car […]


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