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Look out leaves, the city’s new vacuum is here

Burlington Street Department employee Tom Koch watches the city’s new leaf vacuum in action recently. The system, which can be operated by a single driver, is expected to cut the labor costs required for the city’s annual leaf collection. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Officials hope to save time, money with new vacuum system By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief The City of Burlington has a new weapon in its annual battle with falling leaves – a retrofitted vacuum collection system that utilizes an existing truck and just might reduce the labor needed to […]


County budget sails toward approval

Proposal includes slight decrease in tax levy By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Racine County Board is expected to act next week on a 2012 budget that includes a modest decrease in the property tax levy. County Executive James Ladwig unveiled his proposed $142.5 million budget three weeks ago. It includes […]


WIAA football playoffs – Waterford, Catholic Central advance

Waterford shut out Whitefish Bay at the Bay, 17-0, and Burlington Catholic Central outlasted Lake Country Lutheran, 63-55, in WIAA football playoffs Friday night. The Wolverines held Bay to just 76 yards rushing to score their second straight playoff shutout in Division 2 play. Zach Fisher led Waterford, completing 9 […]


Night Two at the Resch Center: BHS into state finals

In a battle of two teams with powerhouse hitters, the Burlington High School girls’ volleyball team earned its first trip to the WIAA Division 1 state championship game, beating Watertown 25-15, 27-25, 23-25, 25-16 in a state semifinal. Fond du Lac downed Divine Savior Holy Angels in five sets to […]


Two hunters rescued from drainage canal

Racine County authorities rescued two hunters from the Wind Lake drainage canal near Waterford Friday morning after their boat started to take on water and one of them became stuck in the mud. Here is the text of a press release issued by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department regarding the […]


Demons boys volleyball team bows out

Burlington's Nick Bartlett blocks a spike attempt by a Westosha Central player during Thursday's sectional match at BHS. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Taken out of their offense by Westosha Central’s powerful jump-serving, the Burlington High School boys volleyball team fell one match short of qualifying for the state tournament Thursday evening. Central eliminated the Demons, 25-23, 15-25, 25-16, 25-19, in a WIAA sectional final game played at Burlington High School. Burlington coach […]


Two high school students arrested for making bomb threat

By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer Two 16-year-old students at Union Grove High School were arrested last week after writing bomb threats on the boys’ and girls’ bathroom walls in the school. According to UGHS Superintendent Alan Mollerskov, the threats, found Wednesday, Oct. 26, by other students said the school would […]


Day two from the Resch Center: Catholic Central routs Hillsboro

Day two from the Resch Center: Catholic Central routs Hillsboro

A state semifinal between the No. 1 and No. 3 ranked teams in the state should never be a rout. But that’s exactly what the Catholic Central girls’ volleyball team turned Friday morning into at the Resch Center, beating Hillsboro 25-10, 25-11, 25-11. Hillsboro never led in the match, as […]


Village Board looks at charging Chamber rent

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Faced with ongoing budget constraints, Union Grove officials are contemplating a proposal to charge the local Chamber of Commerce organization a rental fee to use village facilities. The Village Board’s Administration/Finance Committee discussed the issue Tuesday, but took no action. The Greater Union Grove Area Chamber […]


Rochester Board approves Village Hall plans

Zoning changes needed to build separate structure By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer The Rochester Village Board Oct. 27 approved plans to construct a new village hall near the Rochester Library. The plan, commissioned by Anderson-Ashton Inc., was one of six presented to the board for review and approval. All the […]


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