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Lorraine C. Daniels, 90, Brighton, died Oct. 6, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan 30, 1921, to the late Theodore and Rose (Richter) in Burlington, where she spent her early life. On June 12, 1943, she married Robert Daniels at St. Mary’s Catholic […]



Andrew F. “Andy” Eisenbart, 91, Burlington, died Oct. 5, 2011, at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Burlington, to the late Andrew P. and Adelaide (Middleton) Eisenbart. He lived all but a few years of  his life on Emerson Street in Burlington. On Sept. 9, 1944, at […]



Marion l. Frank, 92, Elkhorn, formerly Oconomowoc, died Oct. 10, 2011. She was born May 6, 1919, in Oconomowoc to the late Frank and Lillian Nelson. She married Otto Frank on June 28, 1938, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. She was a member at both Our Savior’s Lutheran […]



Joan Petrie Gale, Browns Lake, died at Geneva Lake Manor on Oct. 7, 2011. She was born in Chicago to the late Charles S. Petrie and Helen Gessler Petrie in 1928. Survivors include her loving husband of 63 years and caregiver, Leo R. Gale, Browns Lake; daughters, Marsha (Norman) Jewell, […]



Dolores A. Pilarski, 79, Hot Springs Village, Ark., died Oct. 5, 2011, at her home. She was born Dec. 26, 1931, in Milwaukee, to the late Walter and Anastasia Woyak Kitkowski. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic High School and soon began her career with Wisconsin Bell. She […]


Four dogs can stay, three dogs must go

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Two Rochester residents who have harbored as many as seven dogs on their property have until the end of October to pare down that number to four. Janet and Tony Helland, 1521 Heritage Road, were denied a kennel license last month after complaints were raised […]


Text of county executive’s budget address

Text of county executive’s budget address

Here is the text of Racine County Executive Jame Ladwig’s address to the County Board regarding his proposed 2012 budget:   County Executive James A. Ladwig October 11, 2011   Mr. Chairman and members of the County Board: It is traditional to end these speeches by thanking the County Board—and […]


County UW-Extension office moves to Burlington

The University of Wisconsin-Extension office for Racine County has been moved to Burlington. The office, which provides a variety of agricultural, consumer and social services, is now in the Western Racine County Service Center at 209 N. Main Street. The telephone number is (262) 767-2929. The office had previously been […]


Area trick or treat times listed

Here is a list of trick or treat times for communities in Western Racine County and the surrounding area. • October 29: Town of Lyons, 3-5 p.m. A bonfire is at 6:30 p.m. in Riverview Park on Mill Street, sponsored by the Town Fire Dept. A Halloween party is at […]


Firefighters corral barn blaze

Firefighters corral barn blaze

Firefighters from Rochester and Waterford survey the remains of an old barn destroyed Monday afternoon in a fire at 736 N. Browns Lake Drive, Rochester. Rochester Fire Chief Jack Biermann said the blaze started after sparks from a pile of debris burning about 20 to 25 feet away were carried […]


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