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High school play opens Thursday

UGHS to present ‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’ UGHS’s theatre department is currently working on its newest production, ‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’ written by John Patrick and produced with permission by Dramatists Theatre Inc. The play follows the famous Hollywood actress, Myra Marlowe, who heads out into the country […]


This running event isn’t for turkeys

Thanksgiving Day trot will benefit Love Inc. By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief For many, the only exercise we get on Thanksgiving is moving from the couch to the dinner table and then back again. Chris Ponteri would like to see people establish a much healthier tradition that is in […]


A passion for history

Graham Public Library volunteer Betty Backus pages through the history files at the library – a volunteer project she has been working on for about 15 years. Backus recently received the Wisconsin Library Association’s 2011 Citation of Merit Award for her volunteer work.  (Photo by Julie Rossman)

Betty Backus recognized for library volunteer work By Julie Rossman Correspondent Betty Backus has been connected to Union Grove’s Graham Public Library for a long time. First, as a part-time employee for more than 20 years, then as a volunteer for the past 19 years. After receiving a large stack […]


Honor Our Veterans ceremony is Wednesday

The first celebration to Honor our Veterans is Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m., (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) at The Cotton Exchange, lower banquet room 345 Hickory Hollow Drive, Waterford. Archie Monuments in Waterford is sponsoring this event to Honor Our Veterans, the goal is to honor […]


Championship Saturday: BHS wins state title

Members of the Burlington High School girls' volleyball team celebrate after winning the WIAA Division 1 state title Saturday night. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Either way it went Saturday night, there was going to be a first-time champion in the WIAA Division 1 state girls’ volleyball tournament. As it turned out, it swung Burlington’s way. The Demons survived a scrappy challenge by Fond du Lac in the first two games, and then blew the […]


Championship Saturday from the Resch Center – CCHS wins state title

Championship Saturday from the Resch Center – CCHS wins state title

Battling against an unconventional Owen-Withee court set-up, the Catholic Central High School girls’ volleyball team won its fourth state title in six years Saturday morning in straight sets against the Blackhawks, 25-19, 25-21, 25-23. For the Catholic Central senior class, it was their second gold ball, as they were part […]


Look out leaves, the city’s new vacuum is here

Burlington Street Department employee Tom Koch watches the city’s new leaf vacuum in action recently. The system, which can be operated by a single driver, is expected to cut the labor costs required for the city’s annual leaf collection. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Officials hope to save time, money with new vacuum system By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief The City of Burlington has a new weapon in its annual battle with falling leaves – a retrofitted vacuum collection system that utilizes an existing truck and just might reduce the labor needed to […]


County budget sails toward approval

Proposal includes slight decrease in tax levy By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Racine County Board is expected to act next week on a 2012 budget that includes a modest decrease in the property tax levy. County Executive James Ladwig unveiled his proposed $142.5 million budget three weeks ago. It includes […]


WIAA football playoffs – Waterford, Catholic Central advance

Waterford shut out Whitefish Bay at the Bay, 17-0, and Burlington Catholic Central outlasted Lake Country Lutheran, 63-55, in WIAA football playoffs Friday night. The Wolverines held Bay to just 76 yards rushing to score their second straight playoff shutout in Division 2 play. Zach Fisher led Waterford, completing 9 […]


Night Two at the Resch Center: BHS into state finals

In a battle of two teams with powerhouse hitters, the Burlington High School girls’ volleyball team earned its first trip to the WIAA Division 1 state championship game, beating Watertown 25-15, 27-25, 23-25, 25-16 in a state semifinal. Fond du Lac downed Divine Savior Holy Angels in five sets to […]


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