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Trash talking on Facebook leads to WHS cafeteria fight

Trash talking on Facebook leads to WHS cafeteria fight

Citations, suspensions issued By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor A hair-pulling food fight broke out in the cafeteria of Waterford High School Oct. 27, resulting in about a dozen student suspensions. Municipal citations for disorderly conduct are being issued to eight girls – all believed to be freshmen – who were […]


Grandparents with class

Grandparents with class

Catholic Central High School student Maggie Smith (right) visits with her grandmother Barbara Ruetz during the school’s Grandparents Day Oct. 13. In addition to visiting classes, 102 grandparents participated in Mass, enjoyed a band and choir concert and shared lunch with the students.


A flock of Eagles

Burlington High School senior Matt DeFaut stands along the fence of the newly constructed small-dog area of the Burlington Dog Park. He coordinated construction of the area for his Eagle Scout project. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Local troop has five Eagle Scout hopefuls By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer To become an Eagle Scout is a long and involved process. It requires a minimum number of merit badges, including Citizen in the Community, Nation and World, plus personal fitness. It asks you be active in your troop, […]


Here’s the lowdown on Monday’s school district meeting

Here’s a brief explanation of Monday’s meeting of the electors in the Burlington Area School District.                   What: The Burlington Area School District will host it’s second meeting of school district electors this year for the purpose of establishing a tax levy for the 2011-12 school year.                   When/Where: Monday, […]



Allen Kenneth Mehring, “Ken,” 60, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Oct. 25, 2011. He was born in Burlington, Dec. 21, 1950, to the late Allen and Joyce (Berger) Mehring. A graduate of Waterford Union High School, he went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree at St. […]


District officials make their case for tax levy

Here is a copy of the “Quick Facts” document  that is being distributed by officials in the Burlington Area School District in advance of Monday’s meeting of school district residents. In the document, officials attempt to explain the forces at work on the current budget and, to some degree, the […]


Water levels will again drop during drawdown

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently approved a temporary permit request from the Racine County Board of Drainage Commissioners for a drawdown on local waterways expected to begin Friday, Oct. 21. “We will be lowering the water level again this year to inspect for […]


Even with new structure, city parking issues linger

Complaints lodged over long-term lot use of downtown lot By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Think Burlington’s downtown parking issues were solved with the opening of a parking structure earlier this year? Think again. The City of Burlington Common Council found itself looking at another set of parking problems Tuesday night, […]



Gladys Regula Cramer, 87, Burlington died Oct. 22, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 15, 1924, to the late Peter and Sophia (Mikula) Hefty in Burlington. She grew up and attended schools in Burlington. On July 13, 1946 she married Joseph James Cramer […]



  Lorraine M. (Hegg) Bruss, 96, Burlington, died Oct. 22, 2011, at Arbor View Communities. She was born March 18, 1915, in Faribault, Minn., and was a graduate of Bay View High School. On June 26, 1937, in Milwaukee, she married Harvey H. Bruss. Following marriage they made their home […]


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