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Fire and rescue restructuring eyed

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The structuring of the Village of Waterford’s fire and rescue department could soon be overhauled, based on a proposal presented earlier this month. The Village Board, in a 6-1 vote, decided to move forward and enlist the services of a consultant to look into a number […]


Digital radio system rising above glitches

City of Burlington Police Department dispatcher Sara Spencer works at the new digital console during her shift last week. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

City’s upgrade had a bumpy start By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer When the City of Burlington decided to make the switch to a digital police radio network, the original plan was to have everything operating by this spring. That hasn’t exactly happened as scheduled, but the digital radios are in […]



Robert G. Jay, 82, Burlington, died July 28, 2012, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. He was born Nov. 19, 1929, in Chicago, to the late George W. and Corinne G. (Weber) Jay. He spent his early life and attended school in Chicago. On April 14, 1956 in Burlington, he […]


No lawsuits planned over Town Hall lease

But other actions could be taken By Patricia Bogumil Editor No litigation is being contemplated over the $1/year, 99-year lease at the Waterford Town Hall, according to Donna Block, treasurer for the Town of Waterford Sanitary District (WSD), which owns the municipal building. But WSD commissioners are exploring other strategies […]


Continued climb in gas prices predicted

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 5.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.56 Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.50, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices […]


Coffee and community

The Coffee House at Chestnut and Pine offers outdoor seating for pleasant weather and an indoor gathering area featuring couches and other casual seating. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

New downtown shop aims to make a potent connection By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer The building at the corner of North Pine and East Chestnut streets has seen many different uses. In the past 30 years, it has been a shoe store, a gift shop, a clothes resale shop, a […]


Spruce-up grant available for village businesses

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Commercial property owners in the Village of Waterford could soon have an opportunity to receive grant money to spruce up exterior signs and facades. After several months of discussion, the Village Board last week voted in favor of allocating $60,000 toward the grant program. Costs will […]


Child abuse charged after toddler slapped

Child abuse charged after toddler slapped

A Kansasville woman is facing child abuse charges for allegedly slapping her boyfriend’s 2-year-old so hard it left a bruised imprint of her hand on the child’s face. Stephanie Voiles, 25, was charged Tuesday with physical abuse of a child, a Class F felony, in Racine County Circuit Court. According […]


On target yet again

On target yet again

BHS shooting team bags another national title By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer For five years, the Burlington High School trapshooting team tried to make a name for itself – as national champions – at the Scholastic Clay Target Program National Championships in Sparta, Ill. The last two years, the Demons […]



Jacqueline R. Kuchenbecker, 75, Burlington, died July 25, 2012, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. She was born Dec. 12, 1936, in Lancaster, to the late John and Rose (Graf) Rogers. She spent her early life in Montfort and Fennimore and was a graduate of Fennimore High School. She was […]


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