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Carol V. Modrak, 74, Burlington, formerly Tichigan Lake area, died Nov. 26, 2011, with family by her side at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 27, 1936, in Chicago, to the late Henry and Irene (Keller) Garber. She spent her early life in Chicago, moving to Burlington at 13. […]



Marty C. Christopherson, 72, Lyons. died at his home Nov. 24, 2011.  He was born June 13, 1939, to the late Martin and Violet (Wick) Christopherson in Superior, where he spent his early life, graduating from Superior Central High School. On Sept. 29, 1957, he joined the U.S. Navy serving […]


Man dies in Monday morning crash

A 35-year-old Kenosha man died and traffic was impacted for several hours Monday following a crash involving a car and a semitrailer truck on Highway 20 at Highway C in the Town of Yorkville, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. Neil H. Volling was pronounced dead at the scene, according […]


Gas prices continue to fall in state

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.25 yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.32, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices […]


Teens step up for TLC

Alyssa Rossmiller (left) and Emily Silbilski work on their cardboard box shelters for their night of “homelessness” Nov. 5 in the St. Charles Church parking lot.

Lesson in homelessness generates needed funding for agency By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief While homelessness is still largely viewed here as a problem exclusive to urban areas, there is a group of local teens who’ve gone out of their way to not only understand the problem that exists in […]


Waterford/Norway utility idea seems dead in the water

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor An idea to create a new storm water drainage district was proposed by the Village of Waterford in 2009. The new utility would basically service the same areas as in Waterford Farm Drainage District 1, which covers parts of the Village and Town of Waterford […]


Wolverines come up short in state title game

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor The turf at Camp Randall Stadium can be both welcoming – and unforgiving. The Waterford Union High School football team learned the latter lesson Nov. 18, running into a stingy Waunakee defense – and a brick wall in search of the school’s first state football […]


Co-op gym team takes aim at the top

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor Last year, the Burlington/Badger/Wilmot gymnastics team fell just short of rival Franklin/Muskego/Oak Creek/Whitnall at the WIAA Division 1 state meet. “I think for the upperclassmen, the seniors especially, (they were motivated),” said coach Diane Biedrzycki, whose team fell just .384 (less than one fall) short […]


2011 All-Area Girls Volleyball: Wilks is leader of the pack

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor Even though Sara Busalacchi was new to Union Grove Union High School and its volleyball team this year, you can’t say she didn’t do her homework. “The week after I got hired, I called the athletic director (David Pettit) and asked  who the captain was […]


Rochester OKs new storm water utility and assessments

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor When about 50 people show up for a midweek municipal meeting, that’s considered a crowd even by big city standards. On Nov. 16, about 50 Rochester residents turned out for a special Village Board meeting at which the Board approved a new ordinance to create […]


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