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No conference crown for Wolverine girls

No conference crown for Wolverine girls

By David Paulsen Sports Correspondent A 73-62 loss to Elkhorn March 1 prevented the Waterford High School girls basketball team from gaining a share of the Southern Lakes Conference crown. Waterford went into the game, which was the final contest of the regular season, needing just a win to clinch […]


Slow start dooms Demons in sectional opener

A furious second-half rally wasn’t enough to lift the Burlington High School boys basketball team out of a huge rut Thursday against Mukwonago in the opening round of the WIAA Division 1 sectional play at Kenosha Tremper. The Demons found themselves trailing 40-14 early in the second half before mounting […]


Governor signs bill to benefit local vets home

Gov. Scott Walker signs new legislation at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Union Grove to convert the now-vacant Gates Hall into a 38-bed skilled nursing facility. (Photo by Julie Rossman)

Union Grove facility will be upgraded By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer   Just a few days after proclaiming 2012 as the Year of the Veteran, Gov. Scott Walker visited the Wisconsin Veterans Home In Union Grove March 2, signing legislation to move forward a renovation that converts Gates Hall into a […]


Last call for any ’80s contracts giving ‘forever’ guarantees

New WSD rates will soon kick in By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor As an accomplished saxophonist, practicing attorney, and elected commissioner for the Waterford Sanitary District, Jeff Santaga has no need to toot his own horn. But Santaga is quick to tout the merits of recent WSD initiatives – while […]


Hooked on the farm life

Brian and Renee Schaal, on their Burlington dairy farm with their children Mike and Ashley, were recently named Outstanding Young Farmers of America. They were among four couples in the nation to earn the honor. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Schaals find satisfaction in hard work By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer                   Brian and Renee Schaal grew up on farms.                   So, it was no surprise that when both chose to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Renee a 1998 Sun Prairie High School graduate, Brian the same year from […]



NICOLAS A. VERONICO Nicolas A. Veronico, 94, Burlington, died March 7, 2012, at Walnut Grove, Lake Geneva. He was born June 22, 1917, in Carbonara di Bari, Italy to the late Anthony and Maria (Lollino) Veronico. At age 12, he immigrated to the United States on a 10-day voyage aboard […]


That championship feeling

That championship feeling

Members of the Burlington High School boys basketball team gather Saturday after claiming the championship of their own regional tournament with a victory over Franklin. The Demons advanced to the Kenosha Tremper sectional where they were scheduled to face Mukwonago Thursday. (Dwight Beuthling photo)


Stuck in the 80s

Stuck in the 80s

Dressed as if they just stepped out of the 1980s, members of the Burlington High School band clown around March 5 following their concert featuring a medley of hits from that decade. The group includes (front row, from left) Olivia Solfest, Sarah Eulgen, Shelby Trongeau, Kasey Cragg; (back row) Sammi […]


City to offer some county services

Shift from Western Racine County Service Center to City Hall set for March 14 By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief City of Burlington officials on Tuesday approved an agreement to provide some Racine County services at City Hall. The action by the City Council staves off elimination of those services […]


A sterling season

A sterling season

Members of the Burlington/Badger/Wilmot gymnastics team, which finished second at the WIAA Division 1 state team meet Saturday, are: (from left) assistant coach Lindsay Grant, Molly Benavides, Bailey Fitzpatrick, Lauren Otter, Michelle Dankle, Alice Gordon, Kerry Leonard, Marlee Brunow, Jenna Fitzpatrick, Robynanne Scheuerman and coach Diane Biedrzycki. (Photo by Jennifer […]


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