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Spreading Christmas cheer

Spreading Christmas cheer

Burlington Lions Club member Rich Richveis is joined his daughters Alyssa (left) and Renee (right) as they spread holiday cheer to residents of Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation (formerly Mount Carmel) in Burlington. The service organization visited all the residents to deliver gifts. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)


Food and fun featured at Raymond senior breakfasts

Serving seniors at a recent monthly Senior Citizen Breakfast held at Raymond School are seventh- and eighth-grade students (above pic, from right) Alex Goodrich, Casie Ertl, Charlene Gelhaus, and Shianne Dombrowski.

It’s the second Wednesday of December and seventh- and eighth-grade students at Raymond School are waiting in the entryway to greet and guide senior citizens to breakfast. Besides a delicious breakfast, that day the seniors enjoy entertainment or presentations by students of all ages. Students also serve the meal and […]



Eugene F. Hoppe, 84, Burlington, died Dec. 27, 2011, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. He was born on Jan. 12, 1927, in Burlington, to the late Louis and Florence (Brooks) Hoppe. He spent his early life in Waterford and Union Grove and was a graduate of Union Grove High […]


D.A. tabbed for county judge seat

Nieskes will also run for Branch 5 seat in spring election Gov. Scott Walker on Dec. 13 appointed Racine County District Attorney Michael Nieskes to fill the vacant judge’s seat on the county circuit court. The appointment, which is only good until the spring election, gives Nieskes a leg up […]



Faye Bright Rucks, 72, died Dec 18, 2011, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville, Ky., of natural causes. A native of Marinette, she was born April 20, 1939, to the late Harvey D. and Henrietta Beach Bright. She was a homemaker. Her husband Donald died in 1996. Survivors include […]



Warren Chas. Holloway, 81, Paris Township, died Dec. 21, 2011, at his home in the presence of his loving family. He was born Sept. 10, 1930, to the late Charles and Dorothy (Gunter) Holloway in Paris Township. He was a 1948 graduate of Union Grove Union High School and he […]



Mark A. Beyer, 44, Burlington, died peacefully at his home Dec. 20, 2011. He was born Nov. 7, 1967 in Burlington to Michael and Marlene (Arnold) Beyer. He spent his early life in Wheatland and was a graduate of Central High School. He was a plumber and worked for the […]


Lessons for the classroom of life

Burlington High School special education teachers Jared Boyd (left) and Amy Anhold are part of a program that helps teach students job skills. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

BHS program helps prepare special education students for world of work By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If you come down the main hallway at Burlington High School between the hours of 7:10 and 11 a.m. any morning of the week, you can find the B-Town Cafe. If you like coffee, […]


Mayor seeks donations for July 4 blast

He asks for community’s help to enhance city display With the time for ordering fireworks rapidly approaching, Burlington Mayor Bob Miller is reaching out to the community to help ensure residents have a bang-up time during the city’s July 4 observance. “I would like next year’s  (fireworks) display to be […]


Farm drainage project OKd, initial cost estimates rise

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After extensive review and discussion, the Waterford Farm Drainage District project – lauded by officials as an opportunity to correct ongoing flooding problems – will begin soon. The Waterford Village Board and members of the independent board overseeing the drainage district agreed Dec. 12 to several […]


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