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New crosswalks create new set of problems

City seeks solution for West State Street pedestrian safety hazard By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After commissioning a traffic study last year and installing crosswalks at the intersections of West State Street and Elmwood and Maple avenues, City of Burlington officials thought they had a solution for the safety of […]

 
 

Shepherds College recommended for accreditation

Shepherds College recommended for accreditation

By Julie Rossman Correspondent After just three years in existence, Shepherds College, Union Grove, is now one step closer to being fully accredited as a post-secondary school for young adults with intellectual disabilities. The college hosted a review team from the North Central Association – Commission on Accreditation and School […]

 
 

Veterans feted and treated at breakfast buffet

Daniel Fuerstenberg, Burlington (at left), a former Air Force paramedic who served in the Vietnam War, is among the area veterans treated on Veterans Day to a tribute breakfast organized by (front, from left) Kathy Romanak, Mary and Gonzalo Perez, Al Romanak (back) and Jeff “Doc” Dentice. (Photo by Patricia Bogumil)

By Patricia Bogumil Waterford Post interim editor Some area veterans were honored on Veterans Day with more than just a mouthful of praise. Allen and Kathy Romanak, owners of Waterford Wash ’N Dry Coin Laundry, teamed up with Gonzalo and Mary Perez, owners of Marty’s Diamond Restaurant, to treat 117 area […]

 
 

Town proposes pay freeze, less patrols, worker pay-ins

By Patricia Bogumil Waterford Post interim editor Town and Village of Waterford officials hope that local taxpayers will realize they totally get it – times are tough and paying taxes is rough. And while the first thing taxpayers would like to see is a big drop in taxes (usually the […]

 
 

Scotty McCreery is really just like us

Abby Schmalfeldt (center) lets her emotions flow while Morganne Longoria (right) snaps photos as American Idol winner Scotty McCreery takes the stage for a brief concert at Burlington High School Monday. The show was a reward for the school’s efforts in winning a toy drive sponsored by Milwaukee radio station FM 106.1. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Students make a connection when teen ‘Idol’ comes to town By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief                   After winning American Idol with the support of millions of people across the country, Scotty McCreery had to know he’d become a pop culture fixture – however fleeting it may be.                   But […]

 
 

There’s no sub-stitute for his daily sandwich

Rochester resident John Ackley (left) meets Cousins Chief Operating Officer Christine Specht-Palmert at a surprise lunch in his honor last week. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Cousins honors local man for his culinary devotion   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In a small town like Burlington, the old line from “Cheers” – “Where everybody knows your name” – seems to ring true most days. But for John Ackley, what started as a health-conscious habit change has […]

 
 

Changing of the guard

Changing of the guard

With Kmart closed, Dunham’s moves closer to opening By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While the Burlington Kmart store closed for good Sunday, the next generation of anchor store for the Fox River Plaza in Burlington was making strides forward. Kmart was for the most part empty last week during the […]

 
 

Back to the drawing board for district

Muskego-Norway voters reject another referendum By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer It’s back to the drawing board for the Muskego-Norway School District as voters in last week’s special referendum election voted no on the $29.9 million building/consolidation plan. With 29 percent of the registered voters showing up to decide the issue, […]

 
 

A roundabout question

DOT to hold informational meeting on possible roundabout at highways 20 and 75 By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southeast Region in Waukesha will hold a public information meeting to discuss reconstructing the intersection at highways 20 and 75 (County S) in Racine County. The meeting […]

 
 

Man now faces sex assault charges

He was arrested last month for abandoning girl on roadside A 19-year-old Burlington man already facing charges for allegedly leaving a drunk and unconscious 13-year-old girl by the roadside is now facing sexual assault charges in a separate matter. Brandon J. Collins, of Christine Court, was charged Nov. 7 in […]

 
 
 
 
 

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