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Chamber Choice Awards banquet set

The 2012 Chamber Choice Awards and Installation banquet of the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is Saturday, Feb. 25. All are welcome to help honor Country Rose Bakery & Café (business award) and Frank Lamping (individual award) for their contributions to our community. The theme is World of […]


School District considers charging for facility use

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Waterford Graded School District officials are in the process of reviewing a facility usage policy pertaining to outside organizations using amenities at the four schools within the K-8 feeder district. At issue is whether organizations should be charged a rental fee. Recreation Director Susie Schuyler discussed […]



Martin “Marty” G. Darling, 58, Elkhorn, died Jan. 27, 2012. He was born on Aug. 13, 1953, to the late George V. Sr. and Marylou H. (Swanson) Darling. He spent his early life in Illinois and then proudly served in the U.S. Navy. On July 2, 1994, in Burlington, he […]



Walter T. Peper, 89, Burlington, died Jan. 28, 2012, at Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation, formerly Mt. Carmel Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1922, in Reedsburg, to the late August Sr. and Anna (Hasz) Peper. He spent his early life and received his education in Reedsburg. On Nov. 10, […]



Warren F. Ranker, 73, Burlington, died Jan. 27, 2012, at his home. He was born on Feb. 26, 1938, in Burlington, to the late Frank and Dorothy (Miller) Ranker. He had been a lifetime resident of Burlington and a graduate of Burlington High School. He had gone on to attend […]


Gas prices fell last week, but are likley to climb

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.39, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


BASD to require employees to report abuse

Policy will dovetail with state law By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer All Burlington Area School District employees will soon be required to report any suspected physical or sexual abuse of students. That requirement – which is now mandated by state law – is among several policy changes recommended by the […]


Lions annual pancake breakfast set

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, Saturday, Feb. 4, from 7 to 11:30 a.m. This year’s breakfast, as in the past, will be more than just a good meal. It will […]


Summer childcare program to continue for 2012

Future still uncertain as School Board examines cost to district By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A popular childcare program could be in limbo as part of a greater discussion in the Waterford Graded School District about facility usage, rental fees and scheduling. The Waterford Area School-Age Program, or WASP, has been […]


Alcohol sales: How early is too early?

Partners2 group opposes earlier sale hours at local stores By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When Wisconsin passed a law in late December giving communities the option of allowing stores to begin selling alcohol earlier in the day, there seemed to be little controversy. Class A retailers – which include grocery […]


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