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Bomb squad gets a bang out of hand grenade

Adult son found it while cleaning father’s basement By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer The City of Burlington police got an unusual report Tuesday morning. The son of a Burlington resident, cleaning out his father’s home Tuesday, found a World War II-era hand grenade in his father’s basement. The city police […]


Man arrested after taking drugs from local store

A man looking for drugs has been arrested in a theft at Pharmacy Station in Burlington Friday morning.

Charges expected in theft from Pharmacy Station By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer City of Burlington police made a quick arrest Friday after Pharmacy Station on South Pine Street was robbed. The man, whose name is not being released pending formal filing of criminal charges, apparently walked into Pharmacy Station shortly […]


Village won’t restrict concealed weapons in public buildings

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer As far as Village of Waterford board member Roy Gawlitta is concerned, there is just one simple statement to make on the state’s new concealed carry law. “I am dead-set against any restrictions,” Gawlitta said. “I don’t see how in a couple of discussions and […]


Library announces upcoming happenings

Graham Public Library, 1215 Main St., Union Grove, will have a family book discussion Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 6:30 p.m. “Niagara Falls or Does it?” by Henry Winkler and Lon Oliver is perfect for children in grades 3-5 and can be placed on hold by calling 878-2910. • Wisconsin author […]


Property tax rates rose throughout west end

Property tax rates rose throughout west end

Declining property values remain a major culprit By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Property tax rates in Western Racine County increased 5.9 percent on average from 2009 to 2010, a trend that is likely to continue in 2011 due to a third straight year of declining property values. A new […]


You want time with those fries?

You want time with those fries?

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor A 22-year old Wind Lake woman who allegedly used a relative’s credit card without permission to buy fast food and other items has been charged with nine felony counts of personal ID theft with financial gain. If convicted of all charges, she faces a maximum […]



Darlene G. “Dar” Holtdorf (Squires), 61, Union Grove, died Sept. 25, 2011, surrounded by her family at All Saints Medical Center. She was born Jan. 31, 1950, to the late Robert and Evelyn (Miller) Squires. She lived her entire life in Union Grove. She married her best friend, Ronald L. […]



Melbert B. Schneider, 88, Rochester, died Sept. 23, 2011, at his home. He was born April 26, 1923, to the late Paul and Sophie (Barske) Schneider in Merrill, on his parent’s mink and fox ranch. He resided in the Burlington area the past 33 years and was a member of […]



Alice Ann Grosshuesch, 83, formerly of Waterford, died Sept. 18, 2011, at her son’s home in Rockwall, Texas. She was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Burlington, to the late Glenn and Edith (Hibbard) Aspinall. She grew up on the family farm in Rochester, graduating from the Ag School in 1947. […]



Julie (Julia) Ruth Rossi, 79, Cornville, Ariz., died Sept. 9, 2011. She was born on June 8, 1932, to the late Robert and Helen Bayer of Burlington. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1950 as the class valedictorian. She attended Lawrence University in Appleton. She will be much missed […]


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