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High school referendum set for May 15 vote

Nearly $2 million asked for athletic field updates By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After several months of debate and discussion, it’s official. Residents living within Union Grove High School’s boundaries will be asked to vote “yes” or “no” in a special referendum about authorizing the district to borrow up to $1.895 […]


Resignation letter grinds out insults, charges of czar-ism

Gerard quits Plan Commission to focus on Sanitary District By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer After 21 years in office, Waterford Town Board Chairman Robert Langmesser has been called a lot of things, both good and bad. But Czar of Waterford is a new one. Last week, Langmesser received a letter […]


Burlington loses a hometown hero

Burlington loses a hometown hero

Wanasek poured himself and his business into community service By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief                   As Burlington’s leading excavating contractor, Jim Wanasek dug a lot out of the community he called home his entire life. But, according to those who knew him best, he put much more back into […]


It’s our preview and you’re invited

Milwaukee television show host John McGivern clowns around with the cast of the Haylofters production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” last summer. The Malt House Theater is one of several local attractions McGivern visited for the taping of his show “Around the Corner.”

Burlington is focus of MPTV program; local showing is Sunday Local residents will have a chance to preview the Milwaukee Public Television show highlighting the Burlington area on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Veterans Terrace. The event is free and open to the public. Milwaukee actor John McGivern, the host […]


A house divided (in a good way)

A house divided (in a good way)

Fitzpatrick family leads the way as BHS seeks two state titles this weekend By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For as long as anyone can remember in the Fitzpatrick household, the children have been involved in a myriad of activities. Jordan, the oldest and now a freshman at Belmont University, danced. […]


Moyer to leave

Burlington Area School District Superintendent David Moyer listen to speakers at a public meeting on the district budget last October. Moyer was hired Monday by the Moline-Coal Valley (Ill.) School District. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Superintendent accepts new job with pay raise in Illinois By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For the last 18 months, Burlington Area School District Superintendent David Moyer has stressed his “Roadmap for Academic Excellence” as the way to improve Burlington schools. That roadmap may still be the future, but it won’t […]


A short visit from Mr. Snowman

A short visit from Mr. Snowman

The Swihart girls, (from left) Rebecca, Josie and Veronica, get acquainted with the snowman they built with the help their father, Wayne, Feb. 24 in front of their home at 289 W. State St., Burlington. Their mother, Kristi, chipped in by making an oversized hat out of a sweater. Warm […]


Lyons seeks replacement for Talmer Bank

Talmer Bank and Trust plans to close its Lyons branch office in May. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Officials in the Town of Lyons are hoping to convince Talmer Bank and Trust to reconsider its decision to close the branch office at 1479 Creekside Drive, in the heart of Lyons. And if that doesn’t work, town officials are inviting other banks to […]



Robert A. Kuhn, 49, of Burlington, died  Feb. 26, 2012, in Wisconsin Dells. He was born Nov. 24, 1962, to Rupert and Jeanette (Wilfert) Kuhn. After Rupert’s death, Bob was lovingly raised by his mother and stepfather, Jim Brandes. Bob was a lifetime resident of Burlington and a part-time resident […]



Geraldine “Geri” Harris, 75, Burlington, died at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born Nov. 2, 1936, to that late Gerald and Camilla (Barker) Metzen in Racine where she spent her early life. She graduated from St. Catherine’s High School. On Oct. 2, 1954, she […]


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