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Edmund Ewald Kietzer Jr., 89, Lily Lake, died July 25, 2012, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. He was born May 5, 1923, in Chicago, to the late Minnie (Mueller) and Dr. Edmund Kietzer. He was baptized on July 15, by A.D. Wangerin, pastor of Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church in […]



Adeline M. Thiessen, 89, Union Grove died July 19, 2012, at Oak Ridge Care Center, Union Grove. She was born Dec. 8, 1922, in Milwaukee to the late George and Odell Olson. She grew up and gradated high school in Milwaukee. During World War II she worked in a factory […]


Meat seller charged in slashing

Meat seller charged in slashing

By Patricia Bogumil Editor A possible dispute over illegal drugs not taken for awhile, as well as the issue of who should sit in the Lazy Boy chair, allegedly lead to an attempted first-degree homicide charge filed against one of three Michigan men selling meat to Milwaukee bars from the […]


Median drive brings charges

Median drive brings charges

By Patricia Bogumil Editor A 39-year-old Waukesha man faces a fifth charge of Operating While Intoxicated after passersby reported a driver was slumped over in a car that had stopped in the median along Highway 36 by the intersection with Big Bend Road. According to the criminal complaint filed July […]


City clears islands to reveal sparkling dam

Two girls walk along the rocks at the base of the Echo Lake dam Tuesday. City crews cleared the cluttered and overgrown islands near the dam last week, improving views of the lake and the adjacent park, officials said. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Effort spruces up area, officials say By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If you’ve been over the Milwaukee Avenue bridge near Veterans Terrace or in Echo Park at all since Friday, you’ll have noticed a few changes. Namely, about a dozen or so overgrown trees are gone from the islands at […]



Viva C. “Penny” Dieringer, 75, Palm Desert, Calif., died on July 23, 2012, at Odyssey House in Rancho Mirage, Calif. She was born Dec. 26, 1936, in Skykomish, Wash., to the late Joseph and Marvel (Pickett) Joyce. She spent her early life in Washington. She attended Seattle University, where she […]


A bargain hunter’s bonanza

Rummage sales now part of sidewalk shopping event Burlington becomes a bargain hunter’s dream this weekend as the local Chamber of Commerce hosts its first Communitywide Sidewalk and Rummage Sales. The event is set for Friday and Saturday throughout the city. The sales generally run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., but […]


Town OKs police contract for village

Village expected to consider police switch at Monday meeting The Waterford Town Board made history July 26, unanimously voting to approve a contract to provide joint policing services in 2013 for the Village of Waterford. The signed document was then hand-carried over to the Village Hall by village Trustee Roy […]


Local teacher honored with Presidential Award

Local teacher honored with Presidential Award

  By Chris Bennett Correspondent One of the best math teachers in the nation grew up in Waterford and now plies his trade at Whitewater High School. It’s not bragging or boasting to say this about Michael Tamblyn, who in late June was honored by the White House as one […]


‘A powerless feeling’

Gov. Scott Walker (left) walks with farmer Jeff Erhhart toward his crops during a visit last week to tour drought-stricken farms. Department of Natural Re-sources Secretary Cathy Stepp is on the left. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Walker, others commiserate with local farmers By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Looks can be deceiving. Most local farmers can tell you that about their corn crops. Although there are a lot of fields with high stalks, few seem to be making an important connection – the pollination from the tassels […]


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