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Be my sweet phone line Valentine

Members of the Yorkville Methodist Church choir got together on Monday to send singing valentines over the telephone.  This first-time venture raised $600 for the church’s new roof fund. (Photo by Julie Rossman)

Local church sends singing Valentines Day messages via cell phone   By Julie Rossman Correspondent The Yorkville United Methodist Church choir decided to do something fun and different for Valentines Day this year. They got word out several weeks ago that they would send singing Valentines to folk across town […]


Extra effort pays off

Extra effort pays off

Waterford Union High School wrestler Francisco Mata wrestles in the semifinals of the recent Southern Lakes Conference championships. Mata won his weight class at last week’s regional to advance to the sectional meet. (Phot0 by Jennifer Eisenbart)


Primary will whittle list of high school board candidates

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Electors living in the Waterford Union High School district go to the polls Tuesday to decide which four of five candidates seeking election to the WUHS Board of Education will advance to the Tuesday, April 3, spring election. The five candidates include incumbents Kevin Malchine […]



Hieron B. Bauman, 96, Burlington, died Feb. 16, 2012, at Pine Brook Pointe. He was born Oct. 20, 1915 in Burlington, to the late Bruno and Emma (Reesman) Bauman. He was a lifetime resident of Burlington and a graduate of Burlington High School. On Oct. 27, 1937, at St. Charles […]


Flying high

Burlington/Badger/Wilmot gymnast Kerry Leonard performs a leap on the balance beam during a recent practice. Leonard is one of three seniors on the team, which is favored to win a WIAA state title in March. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

High school gymnastics team could be the best in state history   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer                   It’s a well-known fact that perfection is unobtainable.                   Yet, for a small group of young women from three area high schools, hours upon hours are spent each week in search of […]


Voter ID: You must say it, show it, sign it

Now that Wisconsin voters are required to bring photo identification to the polls, the state Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections, is asking people to be prepared or risk getting turned away. The agency also reminds people to bring their patience in addition to their IDs, because next Tuesday’s primary […]


BASD School Board candidate profiles coming soon

Look for profiles of the six candidates competing to advance to the April 3 School Board election in the Burlington Area School District to be posted on this site early Sunday morning. The candidates – incumbents John Anderson and Susan Kessler, and challengers Scott Elbein, Philip Ketterhagen, Roger Koldeway and […]



Frank Clayton “Clay” Zinn, III, 61, Burlington, formerly of Kenosha, died Feb. 4, 2012, at his residence. He was born July 21, 1950, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Frank and Bonita (Freeman) Zinn II. Survivors include his daughter, Amber (Jeff) Justice and their children Ayden and Maddox Justice; his […]


The great insurance debate

BASD costs are the lowest in area, even without staff member contributions By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief A comparison of nine area school districts shows taxpayers in the Burlington Area School District pay the least for health insurance for teachers and other staff, even though the district does not […]


Cat’s Pajamas to perform at BHS Friday

Cat’s Pajamas to perform at BHS Friday

The Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Band, a five-member a cappella group, will perform Friday at the Burlington High School Auditorium. The group launched a successful tour after appearing on the television show, “The Sing-Off.” The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children, students and seniors […]


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