Annual Great Pumpkin Fest set

Children and adults are invited to come in costume to The Great Pumpkin Fest on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1-4 p.m., in the Union Grove Union High School gym. Entertainment inside the gym will be provided by Mama Baer, the Storyteller in a performance at 2 p.m., sponsored by the […]


Grove seniors dig homecoming

Grove seniors dig homecoming

Members of the senior class have a good time riding on their float during halftime Friday as Union Grove High School students celebrate homecoming. Unfortunately, the seniors’ prediction to “Bury the Badgers” wasn’t realized as Lake Geneva rolled to a lopsided victory over the Broncos. (Photo by Julie Rossman)


New school tax levy vote sought

Petitioners want school levy set at last year’s level By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Think that the issue of the Burlington Area School District tax levy was decided a month ago? Think again. At least a handful of the people who showed up to vote against the proposed levy increase […]


Four dogs can stay, three dogs must go

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Two Rochester residents who have harbored as many as seven dogs on their property have until the end of October to pare down that number to four. Janet and Tony Helland, 1521 Heritage Road, were denied a kennel license last month after complaints were raised […]


Text of county executive’s budget address

Text of county executive’s budget address

Here is the text of Racine County Executive Jame Ladwig’s address to the County Board regarding his proposed 2012 budget:   County Executive James A. Ladwig October 11, 2011   Mr. Chairman and members of the County Board: It is traditional to end these speeches by thanking the County Board—and […]


County UW-Extension office moves to Burlington

The University of Wisconsin-Extension office for Racine County has been moved to Burlington. The office, which provides a variety of agricultural, consumer and social services, is now in the Western Racine County Service Center at 209 N. Main Street. The telephone number is (262) 767-2929. The office had previously been […]


Area trick or treat times listed

Here is a list of trick or treat times for communities in Western Racine County and the surrounding area. • October 29: Town of Lyons, 3-5 p.m. A bonfire is at 6:30 p.m. in Riverview Park on Mill Street, sponsored by the Town Fire Dept. A Halloween party is at […]


Two area teachers killed in motorcycle crash

Two area teachers killed in motorcycle crash

By Annette Newcomb Staff writer Two area high schools are reeling from the tragic deaths of teachers David and Kristin Novaez, who were killed Sunday afternoon when their motorcycle struck a sport utility vehicle that reportedly pulled out in front of them. David Novaez, 48, had been the German teacher […]


As temperature drops, local need rises

Love Inc.’s Dena Corey looks through the meager supply of children’s coats available through the organization’s “Winter Wraps” program so far. The agency anticipates distributing more than 600 coats this fall. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Love Inc. again anticipates growing demand for assistance By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Upon learning a reporter was in the building Tuesday, a volunteer for Love Inc., a local independent social service agency, had a message she wanted to pass on: “Tell them we need coats!” she said. The volunteer […]


Visionaries needed to strategize the future

A group of 40-plus volunteer community activists has come together to chart a course for an even better Waterford, as the community moves forward into its next hundred years. Called “Absolutely Waterford,” the group hopes to attract an even greater number of interested residents and volunteers as Waterford moves forward […]