Paddling after pedaling

Paddling after pedaling

A lone kayaker paddles downstream on the Fox River toward Rochester Saturday while participating in the Pedal, Paddle and Play event hosted by Bike Burlington. The event offered opportunities to cycle along the Seven Waters Bike Trail, paddle along the river and listen to music at three stops along the […]


Filut steps down from Village Board, creating another vacancy

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent And then there were five. Trustee Jerry Filut announced recently he was stepping down from the Waterford Village Board, resulting in another empty seat on the seven-member elected body. Filut was re-elected to the board in April. The most recent announcement comes on the heels of […]


Parking dos and don’ts tweaked in areas of Village of Waterford

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After reviewing recommendations and combing through logistics, Village of Waterford officials have approved a series of parking-related changes in various corners of the community. The Village Board on June 12 adopted a resolution that amends the municipality’s overall street and parking regulation schedule. The extensive document, […]


Village agrees to changes, additional costs in River East project

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As spring slips into summer, work on the Village of Waterford’s River East shoreline project along the Fox River is heating up. Alongside the progress in work has come a series of changes and cost updates related to the work. The Village Board on Monday approved […]


Sheriff: Man left overdosing friend on side of road to die

Sheriff: Man left overdosing friend on side of road to die

A Franksville man is charged with a felony offense after allegedly dragging his overdosing friend to the side of the road and leaving him for dead in Burlington on Saturday. Brett M. Baumann, 22, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with first-degree recklessly endangering safety. He is scheduled […]


Rochester renews longtime assessor’s contract

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Rochester will continue its longstanding relationship with its municipal property assessor, following a recent decision by village officials. The village re-upped with Kathy Romanak for a one-year term that began June 1 and runs through May 31, 2018. The Village Board approved the contract May […]


Renovate or start from scratch?

  Waterford Graded officials presented with future options for middle school By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Faced with a range of issues — including cramped quarters and a perceived obsolete learning environment — Fox River Middle School could be in for an extreme makeover. But how exactly the Waterford Graded School […]


Village could soon decide on new Heritage District boundaries

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A final decision on the boundaries of the Village of Waterford’s historic Heritage District could come down the pike in the near future. The Village Board on May 8 discussed the district’s boundaries, which have been the subject of scrutiny this year, in part because […]


Local pastor, former teacher allegedly had sex with students

Local pastor, former teacher allegedly had sex with students

By Vicky Wedig Editor A former Kenosha teacher and Waterford pastor who was scheduled to appear in Racine County Circuit Court last week was instead transported to Kenosha County where he is also charged with having sex with a student. Douglas A. Richmond, 41, of Burlington, was scheduled for a […]


River East work begins; it’s expected to wrap up in October

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Work on the Village of Waterford’s River East shoreline project along the Fox River has begun, and municipal officials say they have taken a series of steps to ensure residents, business owners and visitors are kept abreast of progress. Work on the extensive project began […]


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