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Area schools open enrollment applications available

Public school open enrollment, which allows parents to apply for their children to attend school in a district other than the one in which they reside, is February 6-24. Interested parents must submit an application to the non-resident school district, and may not submit more than three different applications per […]


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 […]


A ministry built on real-life experience

A ministry built on real-life experience

Retiring Williams offered personal insight for those facing life’s challenges By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For 38 years, Larry Williams has heard the call of God. “It might even go back a little bit further than that,” Larry explained, taking the occasion of his retirement as chaplain at Aurora Memorial […]


Get ready to enjoy the Lions pancake breakfast

The Union Grove Lions Club will hold its 25th annual pancake breakfast at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 3329 S. Colony Ave. (Highway 45), Union Grove, on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This year’s breakfast, as in the past, will be more than just a good meal. […]


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 […]


Lucky Star closes for renovations

Restaurant to add full bar, new booths and televisions By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Almost five months after winning a battle for the City of Burlington’s available liquor license, a local restaurant will close this weekend to remodel. Lucky Star will close Sunday at 3 p.m. Co-owner Jesse Aguirre expects […]


Get ready to B*Jazzled

Burlington High School B*Jazzled members Peyton Hepner (from left), Sammi Robers, Allie Daniels and Madison Gruman perform during practice Monday evening. The show choir is preparing to host its second Chocolate City Showcase on Jan. 21. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

BHS gears up for its second show choir showcase By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A year ago, the Burlington High School B*Jazzled show choir – and an innumerable amount of support staff – hit the ground running for the first annual Chocolate City Showcase. And throughout the day-long show choir […]


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 […]


Jamboree still on but Big Chill delayed a week

The fourth annual North Cape Lutheran Youth ice fishing jamboree and meat raffles event will go on as planned this Saturday, Jan. 14, ice or no ice. But Racine’s Big Chill snow-sculpting contest has been postponed one week in hopes of colder weather. • The Jamboree runs from 10 a.m. […]


Wrestlers defeat ranked teams in home invite

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT After what the Burlington High School wrestling squad accomplished last week, it would be surprising if the team does not find itself ranked in the next state team wrestling ranking. In its own six-team invitational on Saturday, the Demon boys defeated the No. 5-ranked Division […]


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