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Struggling over what to do with strays?

  Lack of humane shelter puts city and town in a quandary By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer City of Burlington Mayor Bob Miller has heard the horror stories, he says, of out-of-control animal control – places where stray animals are kept for seven days with little effort to place the […]


Boyle loses votes, but still wins recount

Boyle loses votes, but still wins recount

Burlington lawyer will take seat on Circuit Court bench Aug. 1   By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Burlington attorney Tim Boyle was sustained as winner of the Branch 10 Circuit Court judge election at the conclusion of a recount Tuesday afternoon. Boyle lost several votes in the process, but […]


An Arabian flair at the pageant

An Arabian flair at the pageant

Burlington’s Brittny Henderson performs a Middle Eastern scarf routine as she competes in the talent portion of the Miss Southern Lakes pageant held April 21 at Burlington High School. Henderson finished as the first runner-up. Maggie Hill  of Oskhosh won the pageant. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)  


‘Blithe Spirit’ summoned to produce laughs

Ruth (left, played by Vicky Ippolito) begs for help from medium Madame Arcati (played by Joan Carr) in “Blithe Spirit.” The Haylofters show opens Thursday at the Malt House Theater in Burlington. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Haylofters’ latest play opens tonight Just how much havoc can the “other side” wreak? That’s the question Noel Coward proposed in his 1940s play, “Blithe Spirit.” The show takes the stage at the Malt House Theater in Burlington, produced by the Haylofters, starting today. The show will run April 26-28, […]


Choir makes some noise in California

BHS group earns ‘gold’ rating at worldwide festival   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Members of the Burlington High School A Capella Choir were busy in California over spring break, but it wasn’t your standard trip to Disneyland. The choir joined more than 2,400 students from all over the country […]



Darlene Marie Martin, 73, Burlington died April 22, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville. She was born June 8, 1938 to the late George and Marguerite (Wagner) Schroeder in Chicago. She spent her early life in Chicago were she graduated from St. Gabriel’s High School in 1955. She then moved […]


Plans advance for new downtown improvements committee

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Efforts continue to spruce up Waterford’s downtown district in the aftermath of a Main Street Program grant awarded to the village last fall. Members of the village Plan Commission met last month with organizers of Absolutely Waterford, a non-profit group spearheading the effort to redevelop the […]


A face of hope

Burlington resident Judy Bratz shows photos of family members she has lost to various life-threatening conditions, including her daughter to complications from birth defects and her brother- and sister-in-law to cancer. Bratz, who helps run the Hope Walk, is sharing her own personal reasons for becoming involved. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Judy Bratz has walked a difficult path in becoming a Hope Walk leader   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer                   Judy Bratz’s journey with the Burlington Hope Walk began before the event was even a thought in someone’s head.                   It was January of 1983 when Bratz and her daughter, […]



Elmer W. Paap, 91, Franksville, died April 19, 2012, at Oak Ridge Care Center. He was born Feb. 15, 1921, to the late William and Marie Paap in Racine. He lived his entire life in Racine County and graduated from Union Grove High School. He married the love of his […]



Frank J., Peternell, Jr., 67, died April 20, 2012, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee with family by his side. He was born in Milwaukee Nov. 29, 1944, to the late Frank and Gertrude (Zoren) Peternell Sr. He married Sandra L. Buss on Oct. 1, 1966, in Milwaukee.  They […]


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