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Vera Koehnke, 91, Milwaukee, died Jan. 11, 2012, at Milwaukee Estates. She was born Oct. 8, 1920, in Wisconsin, to the late Albert and Laura (Kaddatz) Rieck. She spent her early life in Elkhorn and was a graduate of Elkhorn High School. On June 28, 1939, at St. John’s Lutheran […]


Primary pecking order set

Ballot established for Feb. 21 BASD election By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After confirming six official candidates for two open spots on the Burlington Area School District Board of Education Monday night, the official order was set for a primary election on Feb. 21. According to BASD officials, state law […]


Welcome winter!

Despite the lack of natural snow, skiers and snowboarders have been able to enjoy man-made winter weather at Alpine Valley Resort this season.

With snow in forecast, area ski resort rejoices By Vanessa Lenz Staff Writer With a few inches of snow in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, officials at Alpine Valley Resort near East Troy remain hopeful Mother Nature’s mantle of white with have skiers itching to hit the slopes. As […]


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), […]


Moving day

Moving day

Employees and patrons of Bob’s Pedal Pusher bicycle store use old fashioned pedal power to move its inventory of bikes to the store’s new location about a mile up the road at 817 North Pine Street Sunday. Both Bob’s and Stan’s Glass are moving because their current building on South […]


Hallmark store closes abruptly

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Employees at Barbara’s Hallmark in Burlington got a Happy New Year’s greeting Jan. 2 that was anything but happy. The owner of the store, Barbara Kaster, announced to her employees that the store was closed, effectively immediately. One of those employees, who declined to be […]



Barbara A. (Piotrowski) Krizan, 71, died Jan. 5, 2012. She was the loving wife of the late Rudy Krizan; dear mother of Nancy (Dewayne) Edwards, Dale, and Roy (Anne) Krizan; dearest grandma of David and Danny Edwards; sister of Evelyn Piotrowski. She was further survived by many loving cousins and […]



Merle Edward Sheppard, 55, passed into eternal rest Jan. 4, 2012, in his home in Burlington. He was born Jan. 5, 1956, in Pueblo, Colo., to Donald Edward and Mary Louise Sheppard. He was a wise, kind-hearted and generous family man. Part philosopher, teacher, and comic, he had a flair […]


Full moon rising

Full moon rising

The January full moon rises over the Village at Monica condominiums in Burlington Monday. Temperatures hovered in the 40-degree range as the moon climbed in the sky, making it anything but an ordinary January. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)



Jack Beardsley, 91, a lifelong resident of Waterford, died Jan. 8, 2012. He was born on July 6, 1920, to the late Elam and Nettie (Plucker) Beardsley on a farm five miles south of Mukwonago, where he still lived. On April 25, 1942, he married Mary A. Lewis. She preceded […]


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