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Going all out

Plaza Theater employees Toni Garcia (from left), Ashley Wagner and Marie Frederick pose in costumes of their favorite characters last week at the midnight premiere of the movie “The Hunger Games” at the theater and Burlington. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)



Opal M. Ahler, 77, Lyons, died March 21, 2012, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. Services are Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m., at Steinke Funeral Home, 515 Center St., Lake Geneva. Visitation begins at 11 a.m.  


Hoping for a Festivus miracle? Town, WSD grievances aired

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Routine business at the Waterford Town Hall has taken on the feel of a Festivus festival, an event made popular in the long-running Seinfeld TV show – replete with a traditional “Airing of Grievances.” The topic of work place confrontations was discussed March 7 at […]


Saturday’s Easter egg hunt features food drive

Participants in the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Burlington High School March 31 will not only have a chance to find sweet prizes inside brightly colored eggs, but their families will also have an opportunity to contribute to a local food pantry. The fifth annual egg hunt, organized and hosted […]



Patricia Ann “Patti” Whitman, 70, Burlington, died March 26, 2012, at her home. She was born on Aug. 17, 1941, in Mount Clemens, Mich., to the late Worth Hoke and Jennie Mae (Carr) Humphrey. She spent her early life in Port Huron, Mich., where she attended Patchen Grade School and […]


City officer who faces charges resigns

Brierly charged with disorderly conduct following domestic dispute   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After being suspended pending an internal investigation following a domestic incident in December, City of Burlington Police Officer Andrew Brierly has officially tendered his resignation. City Police Chief Peter Nimmer confirmed the resignation Tuesday. “Officer Brierly […]


Library carpeting project means limited hours, longer checkouts

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor After 11 years of getting tramped on by more than 80,000 pairs of feet, the carpeting at the Waterford Library is being replaced. As a result, the library will have limited hours from Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30. During that time, open hours […]



Irene (Bennett) Everett, 85, of Union Grove, died peacefully at home March 21, 2012, surrounded by her family. She was born Oct. 13, 1926 to the late William and Ellen (Wilkes) Bennett in Bristol. She was very proud of her Welsh heritage. She was well known as one of the […]



Louis Rendleman Karraker, 84, Waterford, died March 20, 2012, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 2, 1927, in Jonesboro, Ill., to the late Ira Oliver and Elsie Karraker. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War aboard the USS Lake Champlain. Later, he started his career […]


Average pump price here eclipsed $4 last week

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.86, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


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