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In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Are you frustrated with your municipal and school boards? If so, now is the time to put yourself out there and run for public office. Area residents looking to serve on local government bodies and area school boards could start launching their bids for candidacy on Thursday, which is […]

 
 

Finding her antique niche

Finding her antique niche

New storefront fulfills owner’s plans By Jason Arndt Staff Writer For five years, Luberry’s owner Lauryn Mattilla sold her antiques, vintage items and more at area markets in Kenosha, Waterford and Antioch, Illinois. Mattilla, however, always had interest in opening a storefront in Burlington, where she lives with her husband […]

 
 

UG High School District Earns award for communications

UG High School District Earns award for communications

  The Union Grove Union High School District was recently honored by the Wisconsin School Public Relations Association with a Spectrum Award of Merit for its work in school communications. WSPRA presented the Spectrum Awards at its annual conference held Nov. 16-18. The Union Grove Union High School District earned […]

 
 

One more time

One more time

High school to survey residents on planned April referendum   By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT Residents served by Waterford Union High School will be surveyed in the coming weeks as district officials contemplate an upcoming referendum question on the April ballot. The WUHS School Board on Nov. 21 gave Superintendent Luke […]

 
 

City tax rate falls

City tax rate falls

But property values are up By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The City of Burlington could adopt its 2023 budget showing a slight increase in the overall tax levy, but a drop in the tax rate, during a Common Council meeting scheduled in early December. City Finance Director Steve DeQuaker called […]

 
 

Roesing Furniture to close after 120 years

Roesing Furniture to close after 120 years

Liquidation sale begins Nov. 10 as owner retires Roesing Furniture will close its doors permanently after serving Waterford and southeastern Wisconsin since 1902. The closing comes as fourth-generation owner Bob Roesing has announced his retirement. “The communities all around and our loyal customers can grab a piece of history by […]

 
 

Complete election results

Complete election results

Follow the links below for the complete unofficial results from the Racine County Clerk’s office:   • Election Summary Report   • Supplemental Report for Assembly District 63

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Tuesday’s election put an end to nearly a year of contentious campaigning and bickering among voters on opposites sides of the political spectrum. While we all are rejoicing that the relentless attack ads have disappeared, we can also pat ourselves on our backs for participating in the process that […]

 
 

Voters support keeping the dam

Voters support keeping the dam

  City of Burlington voters on Tuesday supported an advisory referendum that recommends keeping the White River Dam and Echo Lake. Voters were able to choose from two options – No. 1: Remove the dam and restore the natural river stream; or No. 2: Replace the dam and dredge the […]

 
 

Lions Club to take lead role in Balloonfest

Lions Club to take lead role in Balloonfest

WUHS superintendent says district needs to step away By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Future iterations of Balloonfest could still take place on Waterford Union High School’s grounds, though the district itself likely will have a more passive role. WUHS Superintendent Luke Francois discussed the high school’s relationship, going forward, with Balloonfest […]