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WUHS set for students to return full time

WUHS set for students to return full time

School shifting away from hybrid instruction on March 2 By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After hashing through a range of considerations, including the latest COVID-19 positive statistics and health guidance, Waterford Union High School officials have opted to revert back to full in-person instruction. At the cusp of the holiday season, […]

 
 

Hoffman found guilty of Wind Lake murder

Hoffman found guilty of Wind Lake murder

New Berlin man changed plea to no contest at hearing this month Troy Hoffman was found guilty of killing Chad Bickler in Wind Lake in late 2019 after changing his plea to no contest in the murder charge against him. Racine County Circuit Court Judge Robert Repischak handed down the […]

 
 

Local teachers ready to get vaccine

Local teachers ready to get vaccine

High percentage of district staff indicate they’ll get the shot By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Despite a limited supply during the initial rollout, most of the teachers interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccine within the Waterford Graded School District have reportedly been able to receive it or will receive in in […]

 
 

Village inks contract with sheriff

Village inks contract with sheriff

Sheriff’s office will supplement coverage provided by town police By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Waterford officials have finalized a contract with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department as the village uses the resources of two local agencies for public safety in 2021. The Village Board on Jan. 11 approved an agreement in […]

 
 

Sheriff: Incident was result of double-murder, suicide

Sheriff: Incident was result of double-murder, suicide

    UPDATE:  A welfare check of people living inside a home on a quiet street in the Village of Rochester Jan. 22 turned into triple tragedy when Racine County authorities discovered three members of a family dead in what appears to be a double murder and suicide. The Racine […]

 
 

Rochester to review cell tower rules

Rochester to review cell tower rules

Village considering zoning code changes for towers By Dave Fidlin Correspondent On the heels of a controversial application last fall, Rochester officials are kicking off the new year with a review of the village’s regulations for telecommunications towers. Village Administrator-Treasurer Betty Novy discussed with the Village Board a proposed review […]

 
 

Mother and daughter on ice

Mother and daughter on ice

Jessica Niermeyer and her daughter Quinn visited Ten Club Park in Waterford for some evening Ice skating Tuesday. The rink is open each day, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Lions Club of Waterford skate shack will be renting skates and selling snacks on Friday, Saturday, and […]

 
 

Fire destroys ‘landmark’ barn at Ela Orchard

Fire destroys ‘landmark’ barn at Ela Orchard

Rochester family regroups as blaze destroys heart of processing operation By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent As late as 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, public works officials and Village of Rochester fire personnel blocked off a stretch of Highway D from downtown Rochester to Heritage Road. What happened throughout most of the day […]

 
 

Farewell, humble barber

Farewell, humble barber

Collins remembered as a fixture on Main Street By Maureen Vander Sanden Correspondent The COVID-19 pandemic has done more than cripple Main Street America businesses in a quest to flatten the curve. In Waterford, it claimed the life of Main Street’s “True Barber,” someone, who for six decades provided a […]

 
 

Welcome Christmas!

Welcome Christmas!

Area residents celebrated the arrival of the Christmas season Dec. 5 in downtown Waterford as the village hosted a parade and tree lighting ceremony. The highlight of the evening, of course, was the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus atop of fire engine. The evening culminated with a fireworks display […]

 
 
 
 
 

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