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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, […]


Animal control policy tied to budget costs

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Union Grove could have an animal control enforcement policy on its books, but officials say implementation of that policy is still off into the future as logistical issues – including staff responsibilities and costs – are reviewed. Members of the Village Board’s Administration/Finance Committee discussed the […]


Gag order chokes off supply of information

‘Forever’ guarantee can’t get past WSD meeting rules By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer A former President of the Town of Waterford Sanitary District (WSD) found a gag order too hard to swallow at the commission’s March 7 monthly meeting. As a result, former commissioner Dan Dickinson and his wife, Jan, […]


No fish tale: Long John Silvers soon to be long gone

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If you need to have a fried fish fast food fix, you won’t be able to satisfy it in Burlington for much longer. The Long John Silvers portion of the LJS/Taco Bell restaurant located at 2056 Milwaukee Avenue will be taken out, leaving just the […]



George S. Street, 87, Lake Geneva, died March 18, 2012, at Aurora Burlington Memorial Hospital. He was born May15, 1924, to the late George and Mabel (Momeny) Street in Albee, S.D. His early life was spent in Mankato, Minn., where he graduated from high school. After high school he served […]



Roger A. Merten, 82, Burlington, died March 17, 2012, at his home. He was born April 2, 1929, to the late Edgar J. and Elizabeth (Luke) Merten on the family farm in Burlington. He was a lifelong resident of Burlington and attended St. Mary’s Grade School and graduated from St. […]


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