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Owens, Geraldine, ‘Geri,’ 88, of the Waterford/Rochester area, died Oct. 10, 2011. She was born in St. Paul, Minn., to the late Daniel and Victoria (Berniche) Pellitier. She was a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in home economics. She married Mark J. Owens on Nov. 18, 1950. He preceded […]


Martin H. King

Martin Henry King, 80, of Grand Marsh, died Oct. 8, 2011, at the Mile Bluff Medical Center in Mauston. He was born May 30, 1931 in Burlington, to the late William and Anna (Hoeffner) King. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the Army. He worked for […]


Man dies in crash with semi on Highway 11

A Wausau man was killed and a Kenosha woman was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when the car they were in collided with a semi-trailer truck on Highway 11 west of Burlington. Matthew Bowden Kehl, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Walworth County coroner on Highway 11 near […]


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 […]


Waterford upends Badger in double overtime

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor On the final night of the prep football regular season, Waterford had a shot at the Southern Lakes Conference title. It took double overtime for the Wolverines to take advantage of it. Scoreless through regulation and the first overtime, Waterford finally scored on a one-yard […]


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



Elizabeth Mary “Betty Mae” Kaiser died Sept. 28, 2011, at her home in Orange City, Fla.  She was born May 11, 1928, the eldest of five children, to the late Victor Markofski and Helen (Brehm) Markofski. She was the valedictorian of the St. Mary’s High School class of 1946. Certain […]


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 […]


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