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Extent of tax hike surprises officials

Unanticipated value correction creates higher than expected city taxes By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief As City of Burlington officials wrapped up their budget process in late 2011, they were confident the average property owner would pay no more than an additional $10 for the city portion of their 2012 […]


Union Grove’s year in review

A state softball title highlighted banner 2011 By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer The state of Wisconsin made national news on more than one occasion in 2011 – the good, the bad and the ugly. The home to reigning Super Bowl champs the Green Bay Packers was thrust into the national […]


Bon fire party leads to charge of sexual assault of a child

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Chance Stelmack, 17, of North Sixth Street, Waterford, is charged with felony second-degree sexual assault of a child under age 16 for alleged sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old Burlington girl. According to the criminal complaint filed Jan. 4 in Racine County Circuit Court: City of […]


Friday Night Sports, Jan. 6, 2012

With the Waterford defense holding Badger standout Lana Wieseman to eight points less than her season average, the Wolverines’ girls’ basketball team handed Lake Geneva Badger its first Southern Lakes Conference loss of the season Friday night, 49-39. Wieseman scored just 12 points – and none in the fourth quarter. […]


A real snow job

Winning lie spurred by  visions of 2011 blizzard By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After a snowstorm of epic proportions left people stranded on Feb. 2, 2011, it seems only fitting that the winning lie of the 2011 Burlington Liars Club contest turned out to be as epic – at least […]


Lady ’Toppers drop pair at Badger

By Bud Milroy Sports correspondent The Catholic Central High School girls’ basketball team may have been happy to close the door on 2011 after a pair of losses at the Badger Holiday Classic last week. In the semifinals of the four-team tournament, CCHS lost to host Badger 61-48 Dec. 29. […]


’Toppers fall on road to Waterford

By Bud Milroy Sports correspondent The Catholic Central High School boys’ basketball team stumbled out of the 2012 gate Tuesday, dropping a 55-38 contest at Waterford to the Wolverines. Despite hitting four 3-pointers in the first quarter, the Hilltoppers trailed 22-14 after the first period. “Waterford is a physically more […]


BHS boys struggle in loss

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor Burlington High School boys’ basketball coach Steve Berezowitz didn’t mince words after a 53-45 loss to Mukwonago at home Tuesday night. “I didn’t think we had the effort that we needed to compete in every area,” the coach explained. “What’s frustrating is I thought we […]


Demon wrestlers win Mid-States Classic

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT Even with the No. 4-ranked Division 1 team in the tournament, and the No. 3-ranked Division 3 team also present, Burlington showed it must be considered a team to be reckoned with by winning the annual Mid-States Wrestling Classic held Dec. 28 and 29 at […]


Demon girls losing streak reaches eight

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT When two teams who are both winless in their conference face each other, one of them is going to get their first conference win. Unfortunately, for the Burlington High School girls’ basketball team, it was the Delavan-Darien Comets who got their first Southern Lakes Conference […]


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