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Martin “Marty” G. Darling, 58, Elkhorn, died Jan. 27, 2012. He was born on Aug. 13, 1953, to the late George V. Sr. and Marylou H. (Swanson) Darling. He spent his early life in Illinois and then proudly served in the U.S. Navy. On July 2, 1994, in Burlington, he […]



Walter T. Peper, 89, Burlington, died Jan. 28, 2012, at Kindred Nursing & Rehabilitation, formerly Mt. Carmel Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1922, in Reedsburg, to the late August Sr. and Anna (Hasz) Peper. He spent his early life and received his education in Reedsburg. On Nov. 10, […]



Warren F. Ranker, 73, Burlington, died Jan. 27, 2012, at his home. He was born on Feb. 26, 1938, in Burlington, to the late Frank and Dorothy (Miller) Ranker. He had been a lifetime resident of Burlington and a graduate of Burlington High School. He had gone on to attend […]


Gas prices fell last week, but are likley to climb

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.39, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


BASD to require employees to report abuse

Policy will dovetail with state law By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer All Burlington Area School District employees will soon be required to report any suspected physical or sexual abuse of students. That requirement – which is now mandated by state law – is among several policy changes recommended by the […]


Lions annual pancake breakfast set

The Union Grove Lions Club will hold its 25th annual pancake breakfast at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 3329 S. Colony Ave. (Highway 45, Union Grove, Saturday, Feb. 4, from 7 to 11:30 a.m. This year’s breakfast, as in the past, will be more than just a good meal. It will […]


Summer childcare program to continue for 2012

Future still uncertain as School Board examines cost to district By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A popular childcare program could be in limbo as part of a greater discussion in the Waterford Graded School District about facility usage, rental fees and scheduling. The Waterford Area School-Age Program, or WASP, has been […]


Alcohol sales: How early is too early?

Partners2 group opposes earlier sale hours at local stores By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When Wisconsin passed a law in late December giving communities the option of allowing stores to begin selling alcohol earlier in the day, there seemed to be little controversy. Class A retailers – which include grocery […]


Battle of the divas

Area students face off Saturday night in singing competition at WUHS By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer Call it a miniature version of American Idol, if you will. The Riverport Chorus will present Diva Quest 2012 Saturday at Waterford Union High School at 6 p.m. Ten area high school students will […]


Friday night basketball: Demons do it again

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor   Whoever coined the phrase “lightning never strikes the same place twice” hasn’t watched the Burlington and Waterford boys basketball teams play this year. For the second time in as many games, the Demons used an impressive defensive effort in the second quarter to limit […]


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