Most Recent

Town officials pleased with police switch

Supervisor says it has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Almost three months have passed since the Town of Burlington switched its police services from in-house to a contract with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. And according to the sheriff’s deputy who showed up at last week’s Town […]


Gas price continue to fall; but they’re still at record highs for Christmas season

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.19 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.23, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


If you build it, they will come

City takes ‘Field of Dreams’ approach to attracting manufacturing By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Luring in new business or unwisely spending city dollars in a speculative venture? It all depends on how you look at the proposal last week to the City of Burlington Common Council to approve a city […]




The passing of the Wassail bowl and a “Waes-Hael” pledge of good health followed the procession of Lords and Ladies to the Great Halle at Waterford High School Dec. 10 to start the 27th annual Madrigal Dinner. Performers included Madrigal Singers (from left) Lauren Wolfson, Reid Jensen, Jenna Lindell. (Photo […]


Man killed when hit by train

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A man was killed after being hit by a train in the early morning hours Saturday in the City of Burlington. According to a press release from the city police, police and the Burlington Rescue Squad responded at about 4 a.m. Saturday morning to the […]


Driven by youthful enthusiasm

Burlington High School students Jake Reetz (from left), Garrett Schilling, Jen Stevens and Hannah Peterson enjoy the time they spent last week helping the school’s Driven program assemble Christmas gift packages for needy families. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Teens help make a difference for Christmas giving program By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It doesn’t take much to excite teenagers – really, it doesn’t. Especially if you are a member of the Burlington High School Driven program and are outside in chilly weather on a sunny Friday afternoon soliciting […]


Village seeks to partner with its neighbors for roadwork

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With an eye toward saving money, officials in the Village of Waterford have announced a plan to look into partnering with neighboring municipalities and bid jointly for roadwork. The initiative could begin as soon as 2012. Village Administrator Rebecca Ewald and Director of Public Works Jeff […]


Friday night sports – Broncos beat Wolverines

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor   Trailing by six points at the half, the Union Grove boys’ basketball team scored 37 second-half points in picking up a 64-58 win over visiting Waterford Friday night. Union Grove improved to 3-1 in the Southern Lakes Conference with the win, a game back […]


Lady ’Toppers come up short against Eagles

By Bud Milroy Sports correspondent The Catholic Central High School girls’ basketball team traveled to Kenosha Christian Life Friday, dropping a 68-59 contest to the hot-shooting Eagles. “We knew they could score,” said CCHS coach Jeff Behrens. “But they were lights out.” KCL took the opening tipoff and posted a […]


Hilltoppers split pair of weekend games

By Bud Milroy Sports correspondent The Catholic Central High School boys’ basketball played a pair of games in two days last week, beating Kenosha Reuther Friday 63-52 before losing in double overtime to Kenosha Christian Life Saturday. Both were home games for the Hilltoppers, with CCHS picking up a non-conference […]


Local news on Twitter

Local sports on Twitter