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COLUMN: Christmas is best through the eyes of children

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer To truly experience the holidays, watch through the eyes of a child. As an adult, it can be far too easy to get caught up in the craziness that is the holiday season – whether it be Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanza, you can get […]

 
 

Two incumbent aldermen won’t seek re-election

City seeks candidates for Common Council seats Incumbent City of Burlington Aldermen Jim Prailes and Jeff Fischer will not seek additional terms in the spring election, according to City Administrator Kevin Lahner. Prailes, who represents the 2nd District, and Fischer, 4th District, filed their required statements of non-candidacy recently. That […]

 
 

Council hopes flashing lights solve crosswalk woes

Officials move to eliminate hazard on West State Street By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After more than a month’s worth of discussion and at least three different plans, the City of Burlington Common Council Tuesday was almost silent in its approval of the latest option for a troublesome crosswalk on […]

 
 

Let it snow!

Let it snow!

Students in grades K-6 at Washington Caldwell School in the Town of Waterford sang, danced, read and played their way through a Dec. 13 winter concert performance of the children’s novel “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats.

 
 

Sweet treats for the food pantry

Sweet treats for the food pantry

Displaying plates of freshly baked peanut butter blossom cookies prepared for the local food pantry are Waterford High School Foods I classmates Brooke Lessard (left) and Brenna Roesler. Photo by Patricia Bogumil

 
 

‘Look for him in a manger’

Members of English Settlement United Methodist church pose for photos on Christmas Eve 2009 after participating in the Christmas in the Barn service in the John Squire barn. Linda Schumacher (left) and her husband Andrew portrayed Mary and Joseph, and the couple’s 6-month-old daughter, Rosalyn played baby Jesus. Church members will again host Christmas in the Barn on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m.

Church to again host live Nativity The annual Christmas in the Barn has become a multigenerational tradition for the members of English Settlement United Methodist Church, who have hosted the Burlington-area Christmas Eve observance for more than 40 years. In that time some of the infants who’ve portrayed baby Jesus […]

 
 

All is peaceful on the recall front

Jordan Debbink (from left), Thomas Beach and Casey Elmer show their support for Gov. Scott Walker in a counter protest to the Recall Walker effort Saturday in the Echo Park parking lot. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Advocates, opponents manage to coexist in same parking lot By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer On Saturday, with a fresh dusting of snow on the ground and two diametrically opposed political groups occupying the same space in Burlington, it was nearly impossible not to expect some sort of confrontation. Perhaps it […]

 
 

Energy-saving program makes impact here

Figures show Way to Save is working By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Way to Save Burlington initiative is producing measurable energy-saving results for electric utility customers in the city, according to recent data compiled by a third party evaluator. “Our total energy savings was much more than expected,” […]

 
 

Missing Lake Geneva girl found in Elkhorn

Missing Lake Geneva girl found in Elkhorn

A 13-year-old Lake Geneva girl for whom an Amber Alert had been issued Monday  was found safe Monday night. An updated press release from the Lake Geneva Police Department said that Courtney Joy Harshman was found in a hotel room in Elkhorn with a 21-year-old Nebraska man Monday night. Jacob […]

 
 

Town officials pleased with police switch

Supervisor says it has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Almost three months have passed since the Town of Burlington switched its police services from in-house to a contract with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. And according to the sheriff’s deputy who showed up at last week’s Town […]

 
 
 
 

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