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Sometimes getting thanks is better than giving thanks

In true “he’s not heavy, he’s my brother” fashion, Yoshi Okabe hangs out with his “main man, JJ,” during a church mission to Jamaica last year.

  WHS grad spreads peace on earth at ground level By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Yoshi Okabe wasn’t at home with his family in Waterford to celebrate Thanksgiving this week – which has made some orphans in the South American city of Georgetown, Guyana, very thankful. Yoshi, 20, is a […]


A Volt for the future

Lynch GM Superstore of Burlington offers this demonstrator model of the 2012 Chevy Volt for customers interested in the hybrid electric vehicle. The store has already sold two of the new generation car. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Chevy’s hybrid offers a glimpse at the new age of autos By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief While it only goes about 30 miles on pure electric power, the Chevy Volt has more than enough staying power to transport its drivers far into the future at speeds up to 100 […]


Love steps in when economy lays off

Barbara Binet (left) accepts a turkey from volunteer Patty McManus at Love Inc. Monday. Binet’s family is among the nearly 700 that are getting their Thanksgiving meal courtesy of the agency this year. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Family among growing number to use local agency By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For Barbara Benit, this Thanksgiving looked to be an austere holiday. Thanks to Love Inc., Benit and the large family in her home was able to celebrate the holiday with a traditional dinner. “This is, right now, […]


Radium filter systems are nearly ready

Radium filter systems are nearly ready

Water utility anticipates them up and running next month By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After years of worrying and planning, the City of Burlington’s radium removal facilities are about to be pushed into service. Connie Wilson, director of the City of Burlington Department of Public Works, said after a construction […]


Town proposes flat tax rate

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As has been the norm lately for the Town of Burlington, there will be no tax levy increases for the 2012 budget. But how the town got there – and the cuts it had to make this year – is the real story. After a […]



Kenneth F. Schiller, 76. died Nov. 16, 2011. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany. He was the cofounder of the SS Open. Retired as regional VP from Associated Bank. Previously regional VP of First Financial, and president of Burlington Savings and Loan, charter member of […]



Harrison ‘Nick’ Wood Nichols, Lt Col. USAF, Retired, 83, Burlington, formerly Union Grove, died Nov. 18, 2011, at Lakeland Health Care Center, Elkhorn. He was born Dec. 8, 1927, to the late Morton and Avada (Wood) Nichols in Owen. He spent his early life in Oshkosh and graduated from University […]



Mildred E. Schlei,  96, lifetime resident of Burlington, died Nov. 20, 2011, surrounded by her loving family at Arbor View Communities. She was born Nov. 27, 1914, in Burlington, to the late Joseph and Rose (Tabis) Kiekenbush. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, class of 1933, which was the […]



  Elizabeth Mae (Betty), Erickson, 92. When one of a pair of lovebirds dies, what the one left most wants in all the world is to fly away to join her mate. On November 16th, after “only” fourteen months, Betty flew away to join the love of her life. Born […]



Bernard L. “Barney” Terry, 89, died Nov. 16, 2011, at Seasons Hospice, Waukesha. Survivors include his wife, Vi; children, Fred (Sharon) Terry, Carmen “Camie” (Jerry) Camp and Tim Terry; grandchildren, Nathan (Tiffany) Terry, Alexis Terry, Anthony (Jill) Camp, Kris Camp, January “Jet” (Dan) Multhrup and Andrew Terry; great-grandchildren, Bella Terry, […]


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