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City OKs final piece for police radio upgrade

Former City of Burlington Police Dispatcher and Clerk Angela Hansen sits at the dispatch desk in this file photo.

Switch puts city ahead of tech curve By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With a switch to a fully digital radio system nearing completion at the City of Burlington Police station, the department received approval Tuesday night for the final piece of equipment. The City Council approved the purchase of a […]

 
 

Burlington teen charged after Waterford girl is allegedly dragged by car

Burlington teen charged after Waterford girl is allegedly dragged by car

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Timothy Fields, 19, Burlington, faces felony charges of first-degree reckless injury and physical abuse of a child for allegedly dragging his ex-girlfriend about 50 feet while driving down Buena Park Road in Waterford. According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit Court: The […]

 
 

Residents question fairness of alley repaving project

They ask city to reconsider assessments that have some paying double By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Life’s not fair, at least not when it comes to alley resurfacing in the City of Burlington. Facing a much-needed – at least according to residents – repaving of the alley in the Elmhurst […]

 
 

Chamber Choice Awards banquet set

The 2012 Chamber Choice Awards and Installation banquet of the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is Saturday, Feb. 25. All are welcome to help honor Country Rose Bakery & Café (business award) and Frank Lamping (individual award) for their contributions to our community. The theme is World of […]

 
 

Charges not expected in fatal Rochester crash

By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, charges are not expected to be filed in Saturday’s fatal crash on Highway 36 in Rochester. Donald H. Henderickson, 68, of Mauston, died after it appears he failed to yield at the stop sign at the Highway 36 […]

 
 

Former youth pastor faces new sex assault charges

A former Burlington youth pastor who served a prison sentence for having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl, is now facing similar charges for having sexual contact with two infant girls 10 years ago. Scott A. Hoppe, 37, was charged last week in Racine County Circuit Court with two […]

 
 

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. (Hwy 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 […]

 
 

Motorists advised to take it slow on southeast Wisconsin roads

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is advising motorists to monitor changing weather conditions and take it slow on area roadways.  State safety officials offer the following tips for winter warriors: Protect yourself and your passengers and allow extra time to reach your destination: Pavement temperatures will be low, reducing the […]

 
 

On a mission in Ecuador

Local optometrist and business owner Robert Fait is honored with the Burlington Rotary Club’s Humanitarian Award Monday at Veterans Terrace. The award includes a $1,000 donation to the Franciscan Missions. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Humanitarian Award winner improves lives in South America By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief All it took was a single visit to the poverty-stricken areas of rural Ecuador for Robert Fait to find a calling in the pleading eyes of the children and the eager smiles of their parents. Now, […]

 
 

GPS technology is latest weapon in battling winter storms

Automatic Vehicle Locator systems serve as valuable tools for county highway crews Global positioning technology is finding its way into snowplows across Wisconsin, providing county and state transportation officials a valuable new weapon in battling winter storms. Utilizing federal funds administered through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), about two-thirds […]

 
 
 
 

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