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Voters will fill seats on circuit court bench

Voters will fill seats on circuit court bench

  In addition to a slate of local races, Western Racine County voters next Tuesday will have a choice of candidates in two contests for open seats on the Racine County Circuit Court. Burlington attorney Tim Boyle and Racine attorney/municipal judge Mark Nielsen are seeking the Branch 10 seat that […]


School Board race likely to drive local turnout

Robust interest seen in Tuesday’s election By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief If recent history is any indication, upwards of 40 percent of local voters will likely turnout for Tuesday’s spring election. Enticed by a hotly contested local School Board election and the Republican Presidential Preference Primary, Burlington voters have […]


A fine finish

A fine finish

Members of the Karcher Middle School Dynamics Show Choir finish their performance with a flourish March 20 during the school-districtwide Sing-a-bration at Burlington High School. In the front row are (from left) Olivia Schultz, Jenae Pena, Abby Korb and David Kastor. The second row is Ana Villagran, Sabrina Radloff, Chloe […]


Going all out

Going all out

Plaza Theater employees Toni Garcia (from left), Ashley Wagner and Marie Frederick pose in costumes of their favorite characters last week at the midnight premiere of the movie “The Hunger Games” at the theater and Burlington. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)



Opal M. Ahler, 77, Lyons, died March 21, 2012, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. Services are Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m., at Steinke Funeral Home, 515 Center St., Lake Geneva. Visitation begins at 11 a.m.  


Hoping for a Festivus miracle? Town, WSD grievances aired

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Routine business at the Waterford Town Hall has taken on the feel of a Festivus festival, an event made popular in the long-running Seinfeld TV show – replete with a traditional “Airing of Grievances.” The topic of work place confrontations was discussed March 7 at […]


Saturday’s Easter egg hunt features food drive

Participants in the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Burlington High School March 31 will not only have a chance to find sweet prizes inside brightly colored eggs, but their families will also have an opportunity to contribute to a local food pantry. The fifth annual egg hunt, organized and hosted […]



Patricia Ann “Patti” Whitman, 70, Burlington, died March 26, 2012, at her home. She was born on Aug. 17, 1941, in Mount Clemens, Mich., to the late Worth Hoke and Jennie Mae (Carr) Humphrey. She spent her early life in Port Huron, Mich., where she attended Patchen Grade School and […]


City officer who faces charges resigns

Brierly charged with disorderly conduct following domestic dispute   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After being suspended pending an internal investigation following a domestic incident in December, City of Burlington Police Officer Andrew Brierly has officially tendered his resignation. City Police Chief Peter Nimmer confirmed the resignation Tuesday. “Officer Brierly […]


Library carpeting project means limited hours, longer checkouts

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor After 11 years of getting tramped on by more than 80,000 pairs of feet, the carpeting at the Waterford Library is being replaced. As a result, the library will have limited hours from Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30. During that time, open hours […]


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