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Placing a value on local treasures

Placing a value on local treasures

  Certified appraiser Barbara Eash (left) gives Avis Luchsinger an appraisal on a glass syrup pitcher April 14 in an event at Burlington Public Library. Eash performed appraisals of a single item for free at the library, seeing everything from paintings to Barbie Dolls. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

 
 

New state laws offer a challenge to schools

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As with all school districts across the state, educators in this area must adhere to changes in state law as they crop up. Some of the more recent changes were discussed by school leaders at a meeting held in Waterford last month. Chris Joch, superintendent of […]

 
 

Council approves bond sale to fund road construction

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The City of Burlington is on track for a $3.19 million general obligation bonds sale that would fund road construction and repair in the city. Common Council members voted unanimously to take the first step in selling those bonds at the April 4 meeting, with […]

 
 

Performance-based pay introduced at School Board meeting

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Area School District Board got its first introduction to what district officials stressed was a “rough draft” of a new compensation system for its teachers Monday night at the monthly board meeting. The draft was handed out to board members before the meeting, […]

 
 

Bestselling author calls our part of Wisconsin home

Bestselling author calls our part of Wisconsin home

    Even a critically acclaimed individual who has achieved fame and success across the nation, can set roots deep into Wisconsin soil, and find comfort in keeping them firmly planted, right here in the Midwest. National bestselling and local author, Jane Hamilton, is slated to appear at Matheson Memorial […]

 
 

BRETT A. HELGESTAD

Brett Aaron Helgestad, 30, Waterford, died at his home on April 14, 2012. He was born Sept. 19, 1981, in Burlington, to Scott and Dorothy (Hoppman) Helgestad. He had been a lifelong resident of Burlington, a graduate of Burlington High School and attended MATC for massage therapy. He worked as […]

 
 

RICHARD W. TESCHLER

Richard W. Teschler, 64, Union Grove died April 13, 2012, at his residence. He was born Nov. 6, 1947, to the late Joseph and Catherine (Herron) Teschler in Ladysmith, where he spent his early life and graduated from Ladysmith High School. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed […]

 
 

Power company plans to clear cut trees, bushes to protect lines

Power company plans to clear cut trees, bushes to protect lines

Residents say it’s unnecessary and they’ll protect their property     It’s a change in policy that American Transmission Company readily admits to – and will not budge from. “We have updated our vegetation management in recent years,” said Ann Spalpholz, a media relations person from ATC regarding the company’s […]

 
 

NIMBY? – OK, says Stein

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Stein Gardens and Gifts has reacted with a swift “never mind” to a Not-In-My-Back-Yard (NIMBY) campaign to block its entry into the Waterford business community. As a result, Stein is taking its business five minutes up the road to Burlington, where officials have welcomed Stein’s proposal […]

 
 

Beaming! Waterford native Westrick headed to NCAA national meet

Beaming! Waterford native Westrick headed to NCAA national meet

    After sitting through four of Saturday’s six rotations at the NCAA Division 1 women’s gymnastics regional at the University of Illinois, it was time for Waterford’s Taylor Westrick to perform. It was Westrick’s only event of the day, as her team, Southeast Missouri State, had not qualified for […]

 
 
 
 

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