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James F. Rothering, 87, Burlington, died Jan. 4, 2012, at his residence at Pine Brook Pointe. He was born April 20, 1924, to the late Francis and Effie (Wagner) Rothering in Burlington. He was a lifetime resident of Burlington graduating from St. Mary’s High School. He was employed  by the […]



Joel Alan Oakwood, 44, Burlington, died Jan. 6, 2012, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. He was born Aug. 10, 1967, to Donald and Gloria (Trick) Oakwood in Burlington. He was a lifetime resident of Burlington graduating from Burlington High School and Gateway Technical School. He loved sports and was […]



Kenneth P. Miller, 80, Waterford, died Jan. 3, 2012, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was born in Milwaukee, May 23, 1931, to the late Peter and Caroline (Mickelson) Miller. He was a graduate of Marquette High School and went on to study at Marquette University, also attending MSOE during his […]



JoAnn Collins, 76, Tomahawk, died January 3, 2012 at Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital in Tomahawk. She was born April 4, 1935, in Monico, to the late Christian and Iva (Singer) Carlson. She married George Collins on Sept. 11, 1963 in Illinois. He died Jan. 2, 1996. She was a Certified […]


Gasoline prices continue to climb in state

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 10.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.37 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 7.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


Most local candidates are unopposed

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Candidate filings for 2012 local elections feature plenty of races with little or no challenge to the status quo. The election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3. A listing of local seats up for election follows.   • VILLAGE OF UNION GROVE trustee (three seats) […]


‘Parents Speak Up’ meetings set this month

Western Racine County Health Department is offering a free program for parents to gain information on how to discuss healthy relationships with their teens. Parents will receive tips on how to start conversations about abstinence, safe sex, and good decision-making. All participants will receive a guide titled, “Parents Speak Up.” […]


Candidates step up in city races; town incumbents unchallenged

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While most election filings for both the City and Town of Burlington were routine this week, two seats on the City of Burlington Common Council will be contested. Aldermen Jim Prailes and Jeff Fischer announced last week that they would not seek re-election, and there […]


Waterford’s year in review

Community reached soaring heights and devastating lows in 2011 By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer The state of Wisconsin made national news on more than one occasion in 2011 – the good, the bad and the ugly. The home to reigning Super Bowl champs the Green Bay Packers was thrust into […]


Extent of tax hike surprises officials

Unanticipated value correction creates higher than expected city taxes By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief As City of Burlington officials wrapped up their budget process in late 2011, they were confident the average property owner would pay no more than an additional $10 for the city portion of their 2012 […]


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