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Season of song

Season of song

            Karcher Middle School seventh-grade chorus members (from left) Dagne Olson, Neeka Hoffmann, Sharon Shumpert, Katie Daujotas, Caley Vogt and Shannon Murphy sing “Snow” as part of the school’s winter concert Dec. 6. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)


Partners2 prepares for funding shift

Director hopes community steps up to fill the gap By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s no secret that federal and state funding for education – and educational programs – is becoming scarce. That is the reason Christina Weigler, who heads the Partners2 program at Burlington High School, is starting to […]



Lynn L. Koklas, 46, Burlington, died Dec. 11, 2011. She was born April 1, 1965, to Richard and Nancy (Englehardt) Turenne. She had been a resident of Burlington since 1995 and enjoyed fishing, crafting, cooking, rockhounding, animals and gardening. Survivors include her father, Richard Turenne; long time boyfriend, Dennis  Jacobson; […]



Doris M. Siewert, 83, Union Grove, Dec. 11, 2011, at Oak Ridge Care Center. She was born Aug. 30, 1928, to the late Benjamin and Thecla (Schlitz) Arentz in Kenosha, where she spent her early life. She graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School. On July 3, 1948, at St. […]


Bagging a big one

Bagging a big one

Trap shooting team wins $10,000 endowment By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s been an impressive year for the Burlington High School Trapshooting team. And the team is starting to get recognized – both locally and nationally. After winning the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) High School national title in July, […]



Lucille A. Lois, 87, Burlington, died Dec. 10, 2011, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. She was born April 3, 1924, in Burlington, to the late John and Clara (Richter) Tenhagen. She was a lifetime resident of Burlington and a graduate of St. Mary’s High School. On Sept. 8, 1945, […]



Wayne A. Fell, 77, Naples, Fla., formerly Burlington, died Nov. 19, 2011, from complications of heart disease. A U.S. Army veteran, he served in Korea and was honorably discharged in 1962. He worked in the lumber business for more than 50 years where he enjoyed working with contractors, homeowners and […]


Gas prices inch upward

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 0.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.28/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices […]


I’d like an iPad and a…

I’d like an iPad and a…

Hailey Laroy, 5, Union Grove, visits with Santa Claus during the Dec. 3 Holiday Gift and Craft Fair and in Union Grove. (Photo by Julie Rossman)


Pump problem delays use of radium filters

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The city’s use of its new radium removal equipment will be delayed until after the start of the new year. According to Department of Public Works Director Connie Wilson, a pump failed at City Well No. 10, and repairs need to be completed before the […]


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