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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 […]


City budget sails to approval

Officials predict little or no tax increase By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With very little discussion, albeit one no vote, the City of Burlington Common Council approved its 2012 budget Tuesday night. The vote passed 6-1, with Alderman Katie Simenson casting the lone no vote. The tax levy mill rate […]


’Tis the time of year to fill ’er up for the Food Bank

’Tis the time of year to fill ’er up for the Food Bank

By Julie Rossman Correspondent This is again the time of year to fill up a Ram “pick-up” for the Union Grove Area Food Bank. Martin’s Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-GEM automobile dealership in Union Grove is continuing its yearly tradition of collecting food that donors place in the back of a pick up truck, […]


Heroin overdose averted, friend gets drug charges

Heroin overdose averted, friend gets drug charges

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor A Waterford youth who reportedly tried to counteract a friend’s heroin overdose by injecting the friend with a drug used for that purpose faces charges in Racine County Circuit Court. According to the criminal complaint: Racine County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a rescue call […]


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