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Tales of the Great Pumpkin

Tales of the Great Pumpkin

Janice Bear, Mukwonago, also known as “Mama Bear,” tells spooky stories to children at Union Grove’s Great Pumpkinfest at the Union Grove High School on Saturday. In addition to storytelling, there were costume, baking and pumpkin carving contests, a pet photo contest, games and refreshments. The event was sponsored by […]


Raymond man’s thriving business goes to pot

Raymond man’s thriving business goes to pot

Deputies find nearly a ton of marijuana, sophisticated operations By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer After what officials are calling the biggest drug bust in the area’s history and possibly the state, a 44-year-old Raymond Township man remained in Racine County Jail as of Wednesday morning on a $1 million cash […]



Catherine “Kay” Euveta Knudsen, 84, Burlington, died Oct. 31, 2011, at Arbor View Communities. She was born Dec. 19, 1926, in Tomahawk, to the late William Charles and Ruby Victoria (Baker) Hughes. Kay spent her early life in Rhinelander and Honey Creek and graduated from AG School in Rochester, class […]


Burger haven to get more seating, a new kitchen

Burger haven to get more seating,  a new kitchen

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If you’ve been anywhere near downtown Burlington lately – and more importantly, had a craving for a burger – you will have noticed a little change. Fred’s Parkview – a local restaurant that has boasted that it has “the world’s best burgers” now for 31 […]



Philip A. Grueter, 90, died peacefully Oct. 21, 2011. He was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine Grueter. He was a longtime iron worker with Local #8. He will be fondly remembered by his Union brothers for his sense of humor. He loved nature and bird watching and will […]


Voters support tax levy increase

Volunteer Katie Simenson (from left) counts ballots Monday night at Burlington High School along with School Board Secretary Susan Kessler and Business Manager Peter Smet. District residents attending the meeting voted down a motion to freeze the tax levy at last year's level and approved a motion to increase the levy by 3.69 percent. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

After school district electors voted down keeping a flat tax levy Monday night — and a challenge by opponents to try and stop another vote on the tax levy increase  — the voters overwhelming approved the proposed tax levy of $20.37 million as originally proposed by the Burlington Area School […]


Santa breakfast tickets available Nov. 5

The 26th annual Breakfast With Santa and Elves, sponsored by the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is Saturday, Dec. 3.  The first serving is at 9 a.m., and the second serving is at 11 a.m., at the Masonic Temple, 1021 – 11th Ave., Union Grove. Tickets go on […]


School Board members struggle with decision

Public meeting on tax levy is Monday night at BHS By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The last two months have provided an interesting insight into the inner workings of the Burlington Area School District budget process – and into the impact grassroots political organizations can have. But when it comes […]


Bones, jewelry and more at library

Dennis McCann presents: “Badger Boneyards,” on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. The bodies are buried, but the stories are not. From the ornate tombs of Milwaukee beer barons to displaced Chippewa graves and miniscule family plots, Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story unearths the stories of Wisconsin. Join […]


City readies budget for public scrutiny

Lahner says 2012 proposal will be ‘fairly austere’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Thanks to a new addition to the City of Burlington budget process, City Administrator Kevin Lahner believes the city is significantly ahead of where it has been in the past in terms of planning. That said, Lahner […]


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