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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 […]



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 […]


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