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Swimmers put up strong times at invite

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor At a different invite against some of the best teams in the state, the Burlington co-op swim team still managed to hold its own Saturday. The squad, with 11 top-10 finishes, took fifth at the meet. Host Waukesha South/Mukwonago won in a rout with 442.5 […]


Standouts for the Week of Oct. 21, 2011

Standouts for the Week of Oct. 21, 2011

Male Athlete of the Week   Greg Steffens, Waterford Union High School football: Steffens may have only scored once Friday night, but that one touchdown counts for more when it’s the only score of the game. Steffens scored from one yard out in the second overtime, as Waterford edged out […]



Rosemary Large, 62, Lyons, died Oct. 18, 2011, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. She was born July 7, 1949, in North Arlington, N.J., to the late Charles and Marjorie (Siess) Wilcox. She spent her early life in Newark, N.J., before moving to Burlington, where she had been a resident […]


The Great Guinea Caper brings local youth a ‘Pullet Surprise’ win

The Great Guinea Caper brings local youth a ‘Pullet Surprise’ win

By Patricia Bogumil Staff writer Ben Hildebrant, 15, was fine just limiting his personal acquaintance with backyard fowl to chickens. But Ben’s appreciation for guinea fowl quickly took flight when a pair of characters named Dot and Dip snuck into his family’s life. Ben’s humorous account of Dot and Dip’s […]




Vendor Elizabeth Rebeja of Waterford displays the homegrown, pesticide-free vegetables she grows in her home garden at the Waterford River Market. The last chance of the season to browse the bounty of fresh produce on sale in Village Hall Park is Wednesday, October 26. Enjoy fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, and […]


Waterford gears for playoff showdown with Greenfield

Waterford players and coaches celebrate Friday after defeating Lake Geneva Badger in overtime to grab a share of the Southern Lakes Conference title.

Waterford is headed to the WIAA football playoffs and, oh, what a trip it’s been. It seemed only fitting that the final game of the regular season  – and the Southern Lakes Conference football title – came down to a double overtime last Friday. Waterford, in spite of gaining just […]


Burlington bans weapons in city buildings

It passes with no further discussion from aldermen By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Just two weeks after a lengthy discussion on what should be included in a local weapons’ ordinance, the City of Burlington Common Council on Tuesday unanimously approved banning weapons in city buildings. There was no discussion at […]


Winner named in home energy makeover contest

Winner named in home energy makeover contest

Kevin Duffy (left), Burlington’s Energy Ambassador with Way to Save Burlington, congratulates winners Sarah Sullivan (holding son Cormac) and husband Patrick. The couple won a $5,000 home energy makeover as a result of having the best home video in the home makeover contest sponsored by Way to Save, which is […]


Letter: Local students are certainly worth a nickel more per day

                  Gov. Scott Walker cut school funding in Wisconsin by $900 million.  He also submitted a proposal that required school districts to reduce their property tax authority by $550 per pupil.                   This put an extraordinary burden on school districts.  The Burlington Area School District made large cuts in their […]


Letter: BASD leaves potential insurance cost savings on the table

                  Prior to July 1, 2011, the Burlington Area School District offered employees health insurance through Wisconsin Education Association Trust.                   This was one of many plans offered by the state’s group insurance board. BASD selected a new health care plan effective July 1 through the Business Health Care Group […]


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