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Cemetery walk commemorates Civil War anniversary

Mary Summers, whose ancestors are buried at Springfield Union Cemetery, came from Lake Bluff, Ill., Saturday to tell the story of her great-grandfather. (Photo by Brenda Peryea)

  By Bob Peryea Correspondent Springfield Union Cemetery was the scene of living history on Saturday as the Walworth County Genealogical Society and the Springfield Cemetery Association teamed up to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Deb Ketchum, president of the society, said the group does a cemetery […]


WSD starts the clock ticking on employee benefit reviews

Public welcome at special open meeting yet to be set By Patricia Bogumil Editor An Aug. 1 deadline will be met to avoid an automatic renewal of employee contract benefits, commissioners with the Town of Waterford Sanitary District (WSD) decided at their July 11 monthly meeting. As a result, a […]


School lunch cost is set to rise

Mike Steinhauser of Carpetland in Kenosha installs new tile in the kitchen at Dyer Intermediate School last week. The kitchen renovations are paid for with excess funds generated by the school meal program. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

District looks to balance costs vs. reimbursement By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The cost of school lunches in the Burlington Area School District will go up 10 cents for the coming school year – more than officials anticipated. The district’s Finance Committee recommended approval of the increase Monday. The increase […]



Jerry L. Himebauch, 66, Burlington, died tragically on July 23, 2012. He was born Sept. 1, 1945, to the late William “Ken” and Ella (Lightfield) Himebauch. He married Terri Carroll on April 10, 2004. He worked as a patrolman for the Walworth County Highway Department for 19 years. He was […]



Olive Schumann, 98, died July 17, 2012, at the Pepper Family Hospice in Barrington, Ill. She was born March 16, 1914, in Chicago to the late David and Coral (Peterson) Nelson. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, William R. Schumann, Jr., in 1988. She resided […]



SGT. Christopher A. “Chris” Kuhl, 24, Burlington, died at his home on July 21, 2012. He was born on Jan. 27, 1988, in Burlington, to Ronald Kuhl and Christie (Hayes) Huber. He had been a lifetime resident of Burlington and a graduate of Burlington High School. He went on to […]


Weed cutting option may unclog the waterways

Weed cutting option may unclog the waterways

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent While plants growing in area gardens are struggling to survive this summer’s drought and high temperatures, plants in area waterways ­are thriving. A proposal to use weed cutting to augment chemical treatments for Tichigan Lake and the Fox River is being explored by officials with […]


City won’t touch housing covenants

Subdivision rule enforcement will be up to homeowners’ associations   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While Burlington has to enforce its own municipal code, the members of the City Council really don’t want to take on anyone else’s problems. The City Council on Tuesday shied away from any involvement with […]


Wilks “sets” herself up for the future

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports Editor Kassidy Jo Wilks – AKA Jo Wilks, superstar volleyball player, Division 1 college recruit and a not-too-shabby student – will turn 18 on Aug. 1. She leaves for her full-ride college scholarship four days later and her reporting date at Furman is Aug. 7. She […]


Miller’s future includes more than football

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports Editor Burlington High School’s Neal Miller has been just about everything his coaches could have wanted in high school. Just ask BHS football coach Hans Block. “Neal Miller is one of the finest young people that I have ever had the privilege to work with,” said […]


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