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Saturday sports update: BBW wins sectional, Azarian top area wrestler at state

The Burlington/Badger/Wilmot gymnastics team did it again Friday night. Competing against its primary competition for the WIAA Division 1 state title, the BBW squad broke its own unofficial state title, scoring 150.475 to win the Burlington sectional at Burlington High School. The squad had at least two state individual qualifiers […]


Inspired by Ryan Arts Fair seeks community support

Inspired by Ryan Arts Fair seeks community support

By Julie Rossman Correspondent Ryan Luxem was a young boy who loved art. After a difficult 4-1/2 year battle with cancer, Ryan died in late 2010 before he could finish what he had started. Now others are inspired to help continue the charitable causes that Ryan championed while alive. Ryan’s […]


Village project seeks the ‘wow!’ factor

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The road to seeking a final determination on construction details near the intersection of Highways 83 and 20 along Main Street in Waterford is moving forward. In a joint meeting held last week, members of the Waterford Village Board and Plan Commission discussed a tentative timeline […]


No dumb jocks here

BHS students involved in extra-curricular activities excel in classroom By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Wondering just how much participating in extra-curricular activities benefits students, Burlington High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Eric Plitzuweit decided to run the numbers recently. What he found is stunning. While non-participants have an average […]


Live from the Burlington gymnastics sectional!

Hi, everyone – this is Jennifer Eisenbart, and we will be bringing you updates today from the WIAA Division 1 Burlington gymnastics sectional. Because of the meet format, we will update at the end of each rotation, with a rough sketch of how the host team Burlington/Badger/Wilmot has fared – […]


Snow day!

Snow day!

Jonathan Schenning, 6, of Burlington, comes up smiling after getting a face full of snow while sledding at Devor Park Friday. Students were off school — it was a previously scheduled day off — which made for the perfect mix of winter fun when about six inches of wet, heavy […]


High school referendum in the works for vote in May

Land grab may become an issue By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As Union Grove Union High School officials continue to discuss a referendum, a nearby property owner is expressing his own concerns about the school district’s overtures in acquiring his land. The UGUHS Board met last week and discussed the prospect […]


New sanitary district rules prod some to pay their fair share

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Supporters and critics of a new fee for 302 grinder pump users in the Town of Waterford Sanitary District (WSD) all say they just want what’s fair. But neither side can agree on what that is. A legal notice announcing new WSD rates was published […]


Traffic signal solutions presented

Study aims to help city officials improve traffic flow By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Ever been frustrated by the traffic lights in the City of Burlington? You’re not alone. After commissioning a traffic signal study from Kapur and Associates late last year, the City of Burlington Common Council got its […]


Day One, state wrestling: Azarian, Gill into semifinalss

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor It was a mostly successful afternoon Thursday for area wrestlers at the WIAA Division 1 state individual tournament. Among the winners were 120-pound wrestlers Derek Gill of Burlington and Kody Azarian of Waterford – two wrestlers who wrestled essentially to a standstill in both regionals […]


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