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All is peaceful on the recall front

Jordan Debbink (from left), Thomas Beach and Casey Elmer show their support for Gov. Scott Walker in a counter protest to the Recall Walker effort Saturday in the Echo Park parking lot. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Advocates, opponents manage to coexist in same parking lot By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer On Saturday, with a fresh dusting of snow on the ground and two diametrically opposed political groups occupying the same space in Burlington, it was nearly impossible not to expect some sort of confrontation. Perhaps it […]


Energy-saving program makes impact here

Figures show Way to Save is working By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Way to Save Burlington initiative is producing measurable energy-saving results for electric utility customers in the city, according to recent data compiled by a third party evaluator. “Our total energy savings was much more than expected,” […]


Missing Lake Geneva girl found in Elkhorn

Missing Lake Geneva girl found in Elkhorn

A 13-year-old Lake Geneva girl for whom an Amber Alert had been issued Monday  was found safe Monday night. An updated press release from the Lake Geneva Police Department said that Courtney Joy Harshman was found in a hotel room in Elkhorn with a 21-year-old Nebraska man Monday night. Jacob […]


Town officials pleased with police switch

Supervisor says it has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Almost three months have passed since the Town of Burlington switched its police services from in-house to a contract with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. And according to the sheriff’s deputy who showed up at last week’s Town […]


Gas price continue to fall; but they’re still at record highs for Christmas season

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.19 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.23, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


If you build it, they will come

City takes ‘Field of Dreams’ approach to attracting manufacturing By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Luring in new business or unwisely spending city dollars in a speculative venture? It all depends on how you look at the proposal last week to the City of Burlington Common Council to approve a city […]




The passing of the Wassail bowl and a “Waes-Hael” pledge of good health followed the procession of Lords and Ladies to the Great Halle at Waterford High School Dec. 10 to start the 27th annual Madrigal Dinner. Performers included Madrigal Singers (from left) Lauren Wolfson, Reid Jensen, Jenna Lindell. (Photo […]


Man killed when hit by train

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A man was killed after being hit by a train in the early morning hours Saturday in the City of Burlington. According to a press release from the city police, police and the Burlington Rescue Squad responded at about 4 a.m. Saturday morning to the […]


Driven by youthful enthusiasm

Burlington High School students Jake Reetz (from left), Garrett Schilling, Jen Stevens and Hannah Peterson enjoy the time they spent last week helping the school’s Driven program assemble Christmas gift packages for needy families. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Teens help make a difference for Christmas giving program By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It doesn’t take much to excite teenagers – really, it doesn’t. Especially if you are a member of the Burlington High School Driven program and are outside in chilly weather on a sunny Friday afternoon soliciting […]


Village seeks to partner with its neighbors for roadwork

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With an eye toward saving money, officials in the Village of Waterford have announced a plan to look into partnering with neighboring municipalities and bid jointly for roadwork. The initiative could begin as soon as 2012. Village Administrator Rebecca Ewald and Director of Public Works Jeff […]


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