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Jacqueline “Jackie” Niemyjski died March 17, 2012, at home. Services are 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, at Union Grove Baptist Church, 417 15th Ave., Union Grove. The Rev. George Schlagel will officiate. Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of services. Integrity Funeral Services, Waterford, is assisting the […]


Back from the brink

Back from the brink

Emergency plan helps clinic staff save life of local man   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In a world full of cold, hard facts, there is one that Julee Scherrer learned recently while working at Aurora Burlington Clinic. “I understood from ER personnel that only 16 percent of people survive […]



Kermit Samuel Crist, 92, Springfield, Tenn., died Jan. 10, 2012, at Arbor View Assisted Living for Dementia in Burlington, after a health decline caused by four surgeries in two years. He was born in Marquette, Kan., on May 16, 1919, to the late Alice Andrews Crist and Nathan Crist. His […]


‘Grease’ is the word

Sandy Dumbrowski (played by Madison Gruman, second from left) tells Frenchie (Lexie Baker) about her summer love as Patty Simcox (Laura Christoph) and Rizzo (Kasey Lane Cragg) look on. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Musical revives and fun and frailties of the 50s By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The classic Broadway musical of a good girl falling for the school’s bad boy – and the trials of teenage life in the 1950s – come to the Burlington High School stage starting tonight in the […]


Local theater to host midnight ‘Hunger Games’ premier

Effie Trinket (played by Elizabeth Banks, left) and Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in "The Hunger Games." Burlington's Plaza Theater will host a midnight showing of the film based on the popular book Thursday night..

Fill up with exciting opening weekend “Hunger Games” activities, being held at the Plaza Theater in Burlington thanks to the special events savvy of Marie Frederick, who operated the Wildlife Refuge Tavern in Kansasville for 15 years. She is now coordinating special movie events at the Plaza and will be […]


UPDATE: SWAT incident ends in tragedy

Man dies of self-inflicted injuries following  standoff By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief A 53-year-old Kansasville man is dead from what authorities describe as self-inflicted injuries following a March 15 domestic incident that evolved into a full-blown standoff and had SWAT team members descending on a Town of Burlington neighborhood. […]


WSD landlord not happy with the town as a renter

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Maybe the 99-year, $1/year lease on the Waterford Town Hall can be broken. Maybe it can’t. But either way, maybe it won’t ever really matter. On March 7, commissioners with the Waterford Sanitary District (WSD) asked their attorney, John Macy, to check through all documentation […]


BASD puts limits on open enrollment

But nearly twice as many still leave district as enter under state program By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For the first time in at least 10 years, the Burlington Area School District has to do something it really doesn’t want to – limit open enrollment opportunities. With new state law […]



Evelyn R. Mueller, 91, Burlington, died March 20, 2012, at the Waterford Care Center. She was born on April 16, 1920, in Milwaukee, to the late Ervin and Ann (Schoense) Ern. She spent her early life and received her education in Milwaukee, graduating in 1937. She married Ronald S. Mueller […]



Lucile Trittin, 86, New Glarus, died March 17, 2012, after a long courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease and dementia, at her residence of three years, The New Glarus Home. She was born Jan, 21, 1926, to the late Fredrick “Fritz” and Wilamena “Minnie” (Marking) Hilgendorf. The first of seven children, […]


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