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Easy money or more debt?

Council debates merits of accelerating projects while financing is a bargain   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With interest rates at an all-time low, the City of Burlington is considering accelerating its road repair program and other capital improvements over the next two years. However, with the city needing to […]


Village of Rochester election features five in board trustee race

Five candidates are seeking three Village of Rochester trustee positions in the April 3 election. Incumbents Christopher Bennett and Christian Johnson face challengers Steve Fladwood, Charlie Pietrowski and Russ Kumbier. The two-year positions pay $3,500 annually, plus $25 per meeting. Information provided by each candidate follows. Steven Fladwood Age: 68 […]


Concerns raised that Union Grove at-risk counselor position is at risk

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Guidance counseling services could be restructured in the near future at Union Grove High School. But, after recently fielding concerns that citizens raised about programs for at-risk students, district officials emphasize that no firm decisions have been made. District Administrator Al Mollerskov said a review of […]


City plans to double your Independence Day fun

City plans to double your Independence Day fun

But even at $10,000 fireworks display is meager by comparison   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Two weeks after discussing at length the cost for City of Burlington-sponsored fireworks on the Fourth of July, the City Council on Tuesday voted to double the amount it spends on the annual display […]


It’s never about the clothes

It’s never about the clothes

TLC’s Clinton Kelly says helping people look better on the outside makes them feel better on the inside By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer If there’s one thing Clinton Kelly, co-host of TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” has learned in the last nine years is that the people he and co-host […]


Top of the class: BHS’s Gerber leads All-Area hoops team

Members of the 2012 All-Area boys basketball first team are: (front from left) Brett Van Vreede, Union Grove; Chris Benavides, Waterford; (back row) Carson Biedrzycki, Burlington; Dustin Schindler, Waterford; and Eric Gerber, Burlington High School. Gerber is the 2012 All-Area Player of the Year. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor When the Burlington High School boys basketball team made it to the WIAA Division 1 sectional tournament in 2010, Eric Gerber was a wide-eyed sophomore, moved up to varsity midway through the season. When the Demons made it back this season, Gerber was a steely-eyed […]


Common sense, hard work, fiscal savvy favored in village election

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Four candidates will vie for three Village of Waterford trustee positions in the April 3 election. Incumbent Ron Kluth faces challengers Steve Denman, Don Houston and Tamara Pollnow. Incumbent trustees Don Hewitt and Randy Harrington are not seeking re-election. The two-year positions p[ay $5,400 annually, […]


Raymond School Board election offers four candidate choices

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Incumbent Steve Wallner faces challengers Charles “Russell” Eichner, Jennifer Hribar and Dawn Peterson in the April 3 election for two seats open on the Raymond School District 14 Board of Education. Incumbent Jeff James is not seeking re-election. The three-year positions pay $2,200 for board […]


All part of the plan

All part of the plan

BASD officials say insurance decision was based on long-term goals   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In the aftermath of last fall’s first annual meeting for the Burlington Area School District – with accusations against the school district of raising taxes without good reason – one simple question was raised. […]


A chance to catch up with Mother Nature

Burlington High School graduate and WTMJ-TV Channel 4 traffic reporter Caitlin Morall competes in the Celebrity Cupcake Wars at the 2011 Home Expo.

Home Expo offers seminars, fun for homeowners   By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief While Mother Nature – by virtue of her record-breaking March warm spell – has gotten the jump on all of us, Burlington area residents can still find the tips and tools to catch up with her […]


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