Waterford fire, EMS agency improves response times

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Ninety percent of the time, trained personnel within the Village of Waterford’s Fire and Rescue Department respond to calls within two minutes. Fire Chief Rick Mueller revealed this statistic, which builds on prior numbers, at a Village Board meeting Jan. 22. Mueller was giving elected officials […]


Village working with Bielinski reps on Park Meadow site

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Efforts to bring new development near the intersection of highways 83 and 20 are continuing as Village of Waterford officials initiate a new round of discussions with residential developer Bielinski Homes. Last fall, concerns arose as Bielinski representatives indicated plans for a 32-acre site known as […]


Chillin’ out

Chillin’ out

Second-grade students Claire Novak and Payton Ward read read during Washington-Caldwell Elementary School’s Chill Out event on Jan. 5. During Chill Out, students read books alone or with buddies for 2,018 seconds, or about 33 minutes, and then enjoy hot chocolate. The annual event has been a tradition for more […]


Rochester officials rezone high-profile parcel

Decision means Casey’s will likely occupy Beck Drive property By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After several months of review and a series of public hearings, Rochester officials this week voted to rezone a 2.3-acre site near highways 36 and 20 from a residential to commercial classification. The Village Board on Jan. […]


Frozen tushes – rising assets

Frozen tushes – rising assets

Shelley Massman (right) prepares to jump into icy Tichigan Lake on Jan. 1 for the Tush Dip, which raises money for the Tichigan Lake Fireworks for the Fourth of July. The event, organized by What About Linda’s, raised $6,774. Massman is credited with raising $5,000 of that total.


Rochester to act on rezoning linked to Casey’s proposal Monday

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A Rochester panel last week backed a technical document that serves as a first step in the potential arrival of Casey’s General Store to a high-profile spot within the village. The Plan Commission on Jan. 3 recommended adopting a resolution that would incorporate changes into the […]


Washington-Caldwell, area districts won’t pursue joint health insurance plan

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Washington-Caldwell and other nearby school districts will not pursue a joint health insurance cooperative — at least not any time soon, based on information shared at a meeting this week. District Administrator and Principal Jill Saltzmann has been providing the School Board with monthly updates on […]


Library director to step down in February

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Pamela Belden, director of the Waterford Public Library, is closing a chapter in her professional life. The Village Board discussed and reviewed Belden’s planned retirement, set for Feb. 16, at a recent meeting. Her letter was included in the board packet. “Please know this has been […]


Casey’s rezoning request in Rochester advances to Village Board

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A convenience store and gas station planned for a high-profile intersection passed the initial smell test during a Rochester panel’s recent review. Casey’s General Store, which is making a push into Racine County with several proposed locations, is seeking village approval to construct a 4,700-square-foot store […]


WWMD might pursue drawdown in 2018-19

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The murkiness concerning a possible future drawdown of Tichigan Lake reached a boiling point on a few occasions during a discussion of the topic at a Waterford Village Board meeting this week. Village officials considered following in the footsteps of their town counterparts by adopting a […]


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