Callouts, convenience and commitment

Peggy and Steve Denman, who retires this spring as fire chief in Waterford, share a life strengthened with community commitments.

Village fire/rescue chief reflects on a lifetime of service By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Steve Denman moved to Waterford from Milwaukee in 1976 – not because he wanted to, but because he had to. “I was 18 years old and fresh out of school and had no choice but to […]


One person dies in two-vehicle crash in Town of Waterford

One person is dead and another is injured following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of highways 83 and O in the Town of Waterford early Sunday. Town of Waterford Police and deputies from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the scene about 12:30 a.m., according to a […]


Whooping cough case confirmed at Washington School

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Lab work for a student who attends Washington School in Tichigan tested positive for pertussis (whooping cough) earlier this month, causing letters and a fact sheet to be sent home to parents by the Western Racine County Health Department. The child has since returned to […]


Burlington teen charged after Waterford girl is allegedly dragged by car

Burlington teen charged after Waterford girl is allegedly dragged by car

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Timothy Fields, 19, Burlington, faces felony charges of first-degree reckless injury and physical abuse of a child for allegedly dragging his ex-girlfriend about 50 feet while driving down Buena Park Road in Waterford. According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit Court: The […]


Charges not expected in fatal Rochester crash

By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, charges are not expected to be filed in Saturday’s fatal crash on Highway 36 in Rochester. Donald H. Henderickson, 68, of Mauston, died after it appears he failed to yield at the stop sign at the Highway 36 […]


KC free throw set

The annual Knights of Columbus Council 8172 youth free throw contest is Saturday, Jan. 14, at 9 a.m., at the St. Thomas Aquinas Uhen Center gym, 302 S. Second St., Waterford. All Waterford area boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are encouraged to compete. Shooters will compete in their […]


Waterford Supervisor Bakke faces a challenge for County Board seat

It’s just one of two races for revamped board By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief There will be just two races for the 21 newly apportioned seats on the Racine County Board this spring and one of those involves a west-end district. Longtime Waterford area Supervisor Gilbert Bakke is challenged […]


Denman plans to retire as Chief

Denman plans to retire as Chief

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor It’s been awhile since Steve Denman entertained any youthful plans of going out and setting the world on fire. Instead, for 33 years, the long-time Waterford Village firefighter has stayed close to home, volunteering his time and talents to protect the village – and nearby […]


Songs for peace

Songs for peace

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Waterford, was the setting for “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by Karl Jenkins, performed this week by the Waterford High School choirs, conducted by music director Derek Machan. Selections included works sung in French, Arabic, Latin and English. Above, soloists Mitchell Nelson (from left), […]


Primary needed to thin School Board candidates

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer Candidate filings for 2012 local elections feature one school board primary contest and plenty of other races with little or no challenge to the status quo. A primary will be held Tuesday, Feb. 21, to determine which four of the five candidates seeking election to […]


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