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Graded School Board looks at outsourcing janitorial services

Nine outside firms have expressed interest in providing janitorial services in the Waterford Graded School District, officials announced Monday. At a School Board Personnel and Finance Committee meeting, Superintendent Chris Joch provided an update on the issue, which has been previously discussed as a cost-savings measure. The interest came from […]


Rescue squad answers record number of calls

Rescue squad answers record number of calls

Volunteer crew responded 1,079 times in 2011 By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Burlington Rescue Squad answered 1,079 calls in 2011, establishing a record for the all-volunteer service, according to Capt. Jeff Koenen. Koenen presented the squad’s annual report Jan. 16 at a meeting hosted by the Burlington Rotary […]



Norman O. Johnson, 91, Town of Norway, died Jan. 21, 2012, at St. Luke’s Medical Center with family at his side. He was born Aug. 4, 1920, in the Town of Norway on the farm to the late Ole and Josephine (Rolfson) Johnson. He spent his entire life on the […]



Kim M. Beck, 46, Waterford, died Jan. 22, 2012, at the Kindred Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Sept. 19, 1965, to Gary and Kathy (Schumacher) Schroeder in Milwaukee.  She was a lifelong resident of Waterford and had worked as a realtor for Bear Realty. Survivors include her mother, […]


Callouts, convenience and commitment

Peggy and Steve Denman, who retires this spring as fire chief in Waterford, share a life strengthened with community commitments.

Village fire/rescue chief reflects on a lifetime of service By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Steve Denman moved to Waterford from Milwaukee in 1976 – not because he wanted to, but because he had to. “I was 18 years old and fresh out of school and had no choice but to […]


Jaycees warm up fundraising efforts with fishing derby

Event will replace former boat races By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After the Burlington Boat and Brat Day races were formally cancelled last year, the major fundraiser for the Burlington Jaycees came to a halt. The longtime racing event, held on Echo Lake over the Memorial Day weekend, stopped because […]


Gas prices fell last week, but are still higher than last year

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.34 per gallon on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34, according to gasoline price website Including the change […]


One person dies in two-vehicle crash in Town of Waterford

One person is dead and another is injured following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of highways 83 and O in the Town of Waterford early Sunday. Town of Waterford Police and deputies from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the scene about 12:30 a.m., according to a […]


Man is run over by truck in parking lot

A man was seriously injured when run over by a truck driven by a suspected drunken driver early Monday morning in Union Grove. The incident occurred just after 2:30 a.m. in a parking lot off 11th Avenue in the village, according to a press release issued by the Racine County […]


Local ACT Prep Plus class to begin in February

The ACT Prep Course to be offered at Union Grove High School is Mondays, Feb. 13 through March 26, from 7 to 9 p.m. The ACT Prep Plus Course consists of seven sessions focusing on English, math, reading/writing and science. The sessions focus on each of the content areas and […]


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