Laptop computer program boots up at Fox River

Seventh-grade textbooks are history at Waterford Middle School By Julie Rossman Correspondent In what is likely a sign of things to come in education, Fox River Middle School has taken a step toward becoming more “green” while it also prepares students to compete in a global, digital society. Each seventh-grader […]


Resident challenges schedule switch at BHS

He contends district would need more teachers rather than less By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A proposed schedule change at Burlington High School is drawing opposition. While Burlington Area School District officials have recommended moving away from an eight-period “block” schedule to a more traditional seven-period day, a local man […]


Grove students, staff mourn death of beloved teacher

Grove students, staff mourn death of beloved teacher

By Annette Newcomb Staff writer Two area high schools were joined in common grief Monday morning as staff and students learned that each had lost a beloved teacher as the result of a tragic motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon. For Westosha Central High School, it was the death of German teacher […]


Living history

Living history

      A re-enactment of a Confederate Soldier Civil War Camp springs to life during the Half Point Living History Encampment held Saturday at the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove.  The free annual event is sponsored by the Union Grove Lions and Kiwanis clubs. Photo by Julie Rossman


Just like the big-city clinics

Dr. Stephen Welka (left) and nurse Lori Weber discuss the clinical research trials offered at their clinic. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Local cardiology practice among regional leaders in clinic trial participation By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief                   Ask people to name the top Midwestern health centers for participation in clinical research trials and you’ll likely get answers ranging from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago to the Mayo Clinic in […]


Sheriff sees smooth transition

Deputies patrol township as local officers learn the ropes By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A new era of policing for the Town of Burlington officially began Oct. 3. Seven members of the former Town of Burlington police department – Steve Miller, Jon Bechman, Kelly Goetzke, Randy Nelson, Mike Peterson, Steve […]


‘SOS’ grant secured to boost high school security

‘SOS’ grant secured to boost high school security

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor Staff at Waterford Union High School will start keeping a sharper eye on campus safety thanks to a $41,185 grant to help fund more than $82,000 worth of surveillance cameras, two-way radios, portable breathalyzers and metal detectors. The grant award was announced by Racine County […]


Annual Great Pumpkin Fest set

Children and adults are invited to come in costume to The Great Pumpkin Fest on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1-4 p.m., in the Union Grove Union High School gym. Entertainment inside the gym will be provided by Mama Baer, the Storyteller in a performance at 2 p.m., sponsored by the […]


Grove seniors dig homecoming

Grove seniors dig homecoming

Members of the senior class have a good time riding on their float during halftime Friday as Union Grove High School students celebrate homecoming. Unfortunately, the seniors’ prediction to “Bury the Badgers” wasn’t realized as Lake Geneva rolled to a lopsided victory over the Broncos. (Photo by Julie Rossman)


New school tax levy vote sought

Petitioners want school levy set at last year’s level By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Think that the issue of the Burlington Area School District tax levy was decided a month ago? Think again. At least a handful of the people who showed up to vote against the proposed levy increase […]


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