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Demon girls fall to Wolverines

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT The struggles of the Burlington High School girls’ basketball team continued Friday in a 64-44 loss to Waterford at home. Head coach Gordon Nikolic said his team keeps making the same mistakes. “We have to start correcting those things,” Nikolic noted if the team is […]


Demon swimmers finish sixth in conference meet

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT The Burlington boys’ co-op swim team, made up of swimmers from Burlington, Waterford, and East Troy, did something at the Southern Lakes Conference Meet Saturday at Jefferson High School. It defeated another SLC squad. The Demons finished sixth out of seven teams, tallying 153 points. […]


Town sewer district plans draw public challenges

Town sewer district plans draw public challenges

Concerns rise over possible town hall sale and hiked rates By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Definitely, the Town of Waterford Sanitary District (WSD) wants to raise cash. Maybe, the Town of Waterford municipal building is up for sale. And, absolutely, sanitary district rates are going up. All of which has […]


City Council rejects earlier alcohol sales

Partners2 group lobbied against earlier sales time By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Lacking a compelling argument in favor of allowing retail stores to sell alcoholic beverages two hours earlier – and hearing a plea not to do so – the Burlington City Council voted down the measure Tuesday night. […]


Local church offers Valentine events

Yorkville United Methodist Church, 17645 Old Yorkville Road, has announced its upcoming Valentine’s events.   Singing Valentines On Monday, Feb. 13, choir members will send a singing Valentine to a special person of your choice. The cost is $10 with a Valentine song and message being delivered via telephone call […]


Jaycees cancel fishing derby, but the fun is still on

Unsafe ice conditions force changes in fundraising event By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Jaycees “Off the Hook” ice fishing derby is now off the schedule. Due to unsafe ice conditions, the Jaycees announced Monday that the planned ice-fishing part of the event was canceled. However, the party and […]



Neal L. Solberg, 56, Burlington, died Feb. 8, 2012, at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. He was born July 12, 1955, in Burlington, to Lawrence and Miola (Wortman) Solberg. He was a lifetime resident of Burlington and a graduate of Burlington High School. He went on to attend UW–Stevens Point, […]


Forum draws mixed reactions from observers

Current board president says the ‘devil is in the details’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer After all was said and done Tuesday night at the School Board candidates’ forum sponsored by WeVoteBurlington, it might be fair to say reactions were mixed. Reaction from the five-member panel of questioners varied from […]



James E. “Jim” Thomas, 94, Waterford, died Feb. 6, 2012, at Lakeland Hospital, Elkhorn. He was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Calhoun, now known as Waukesha, to the late Walter and Agnes (Loursen) Thomas. He spent his early life in East Troy and later proudly served his country in World […]


A look at the challengers

A look at the challengers

Incumbents absent as School Board hopefuls share their visions By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer One candidate spoke from the perspective of a single mom, another from the experience of having three children attend schools in the Burlington Area School District. Another wanted to see fiscal responsibility, and a fourth stressed […]


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