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Signatures submitted to recall Waterford Sanitary District president

Signatures submitted to recall Waterford Sanitary District president

By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer Dan Dickenson, a former Town of Waterford Sanitary District (WSD) commissioner, submitted more than 700 petition signatures June 15 in an effort to recall District president Bill Gerard from the WSD Board. Waterford Town Clerk Tina Mayer now officially has 31 days to certify the […]


Shepherds College now eligible for financial aid

Shepherds College now eligible for financial aid

First school of its kind to gain FSA approval Shepherds College, a three-year post-secondary school for young adults with intellectual disabilities, located in Union Grove, recently announced it has been approved for Federal Student Aid (FSA). The college’s programming attracts students from around Wisconsin as well as the nation. The […]


Fire fails to consume residents’ spirit

Fire fails to consume residents’ spirit

Mementos from charred rubble help them move on   By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Sharon Klein, who lost her husband to cancer a year-and-a-half ago, said through tears Tuesday that she felt she lost him all over again after a fire ravaged the duplex that she, her two sons […]


Top teams dominate SLC softball selection for 2012

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports Editor Throughout the entire Southern Lakes Conference season, three schools spent most of the time trying to make a case for their claim of being the best – Wilmot, Westosha Central and Union Grove. In the end, all three schools ended up tied on top of […]


BHS on top of SLC baseball picks

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports Editor In a year where Wilmot narrowly edged out Burlington and Westosha Central for the Southern Lakes Conference baseball crown, the Demons could still claim they had the best of the best players in the conference. Burlington (9-4 in the SLC) finished with three players on […]


Another bombshell for BASD

Another bombshell for BASD

Timing of Ketterhagen’s merit pay plan touches off firestorm     By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The final words spoken by out-going Burlington Area School District Superintendent David Moyer at Monday night’s curriculum meeting were direct, to the point – and might have summed up just where tensions on the […]


From Out in Right Field: Sometimes, it’s all about the way you move

In movement, there is beauty.       In sports, it can be present just about everywhere. Certainly, sports that involve dance and music – gymnastics, figure skating, competitive dance – invite you to admire the human form. But when a sport is done properly, every sport is a dance.       Late […]


The Echo of BTown sounds

Concertgoers fill Burlington's Echo Park for a performance in the B-Town Sounds concert series. The series resumes for the 2017 season on Thursday (File photo)

Hundreds of area residents turned out for the first BTown Sounds concert of the summer last week at Echo Park with music provided by Janet Planet and the Herd of Cats. It was the first of seven concerts planned for the summer with the sponsorship of area businesses. (Photo by […]


Chocolate Walk features an instrument drive

Recent Burlington High School graduate Kasey Cragg looks over paperwork at the Music Matters table at the Burlington Farmers Market last week. Music Matters will hold its annual “Chocolate Walk” fundraiser Saturday, as well as a used instrument drive. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

  By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As the third annual Music Matters Chocolate Walk approaches, there is a new twist to this year’s activity. In addition to the approximate one-mile walk that includes chocolate treats at various stops, a milk stop at Wehmhoff Square and music provided by Burlington students, […]



John Edward Walsh died June 19, 2012. He was born in Omaha, Neb. in 1931. He was a lifelong Nebraska football fan. After serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1950-1954, he then attended and graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha with a degree in chemistry. He worked for Wilson […]


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