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City police officer cited after domestic dispute

City police officer cited after domestic dispute

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A City of Burlington police officer is facing a criminal citation after what appears to have been a domestic incident shortly after Christmas. Andrew Brierly was charged with disorderly conduct – a Class B misdemeanor – in Walworth County Circuit court Tuesday. Brierly has been […]



Ruth L. Vorpagel, 86, died unexpectedly Jan. 9, 2012, in her Springfield home She  was born Dec. 4, 1925, to the late Julius and Anna Vorpagel, on the family homestead in Lyons Township and resided in Springfield all her life. She was educated in Springfield grades 1-8 and attended and […]



Edward W. Olson Jr., 67, Burlington, died Jan. 11, 2012, surrounded by his family, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, following a long illness. He was born Sept. 26, 1944, in Chicago, to the late Edward W. and Betty (Nelson) Olson. He spent his early life in Chicago, before moving […]


Gas prices up 6 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.39 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


Area schools open enrollment applications available

Public school open enrollment, which allows parents to apply for their children to attend school in a district other than the one in which they reside, is February 6-24. Interested parents must submit an application to the non-resident school district, and may not submit more than three different applications per […]


KC free throw set

The annual Knights of Columbus Council 8172 youth free throw contest is Saturday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m., at the St. Thomas Aquinas Uhen Center gym, 302 S. Second St., Waterford. All Waterford area boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are encouraged to compete. Shooters will compete in their […]


A ministry built on real-life experience

A ministry built on real-life experience

Retiring Williams offered personal insight for those facing life’s challenges By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For 38 years, Larry Williams has heard the call of God. “It might even go back a little bit further than that,” Larry explained, taking the occasion of his retirement as chaplain at Aurora Memorial […]


Get ready to enjoy the Lions pancake breakfast

The Union Grove Lions Club will hold its 25th annual pancake breakfast at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 3329 S. Colony Ave. (Highway 45), Union Grove, on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This year’s breakfast, as in the past, will be more than just a good meal. […]


Waterford Supervisor Bakke faces a challenge for County Board seat

It’s just one of two races for revamped board By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief There will be just two races for the 21 newly apportioned seats on the Racine County Board this spring and one of those involves a west-end district. Longtime Waterford area Supervisor Gilbert Bakke is challenged […]


Lucky Star closes for renovations

Restaurant to add full bar, new booths and televisions By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Almost five months after winning a battle for the City of Burlington’s available liquor license, a local restaurant will close this weekend to remodel. Lucky Star will close Sunday at 3 p.m. Co-owner Jesse Aguirre expects […]


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