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Few changes on tax forms this year

Wisconsin taxpayers will not face many surprises when they prepare 2011 state and federal income tax returns, according to the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX). The federal extension of early 2000s tax cuts, combined with relatively minor income tax adjustments included in last summer’s state budget, means there are few major […]



Roger M. Sturdevant, 77, Burlington, died Jan. 15, 2012, at Kindred Nursing and Rehab in Burlington. He was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Baraboo, to the late Clyde and Myrtle (Ingebretson) Sturdevant. He was a graduate of Wisconsin Dells High School and had proudly served in the U.S. Army from […]


Commission OKs map for auto parts store site

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer What used to be the City of Burlington Department of Public Works building is gone, torn down in the waning days of 2011. An auto parts store is slated for the now-vacant land, and steps toward making that happen took place Tuesday night at the […]



  Grace Sanderson Weisel, 82, Corvallis, Ore., died Jan. 7, 2012, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. She was born in Milwaukee, Aug. 17, 1929, to parents of Norwegian and German descent, the late Howard and Norma Sanderson, and was the fourth of five children. She lived her […]


City police officer cited after domestic dispute

City police officer cited after domestic dispute

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A City of Burlington police officer is facing a criminal citation after what appears to have been a domestic incident shortly after Christmas. Andrew Brierly was charged with disorderly conduct – a Class B misdemeanor – in Walworth County Circuit court Tuesday. Brierly has been […]



Ruth L. Vorpagel, 86, died unexpectedly Jan. 9, 2012, in her Springfield home She  was born Dec. 4, 1925, to the late Julius and Anna Vorpagel, on the family homestead in Lyons Township and resided in Springfield all her life. She was educated in Springfield grades 1-8 and attended and […]



Edward W. Olson Jr., 67, Burlington, died Jan. 11, 2012, surrounded by his family, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, following a long illness. He was born Sept. 26, 1944, in Chicago, to the late Edward W. and Betty (Nelson) Olson. He spent his early life in Chicago, before moving […]


Gas prices up 6 cents in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.39 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.34, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


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 […]


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