Waterford

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

A lesson in fire safety

A lesson in fire safety
 
 

Chicken BBQ and Tractorcade returns Sunday

Chicken BBQ and Tractorcade returns Sunday

  Engines and grills will be firing up in the village on Sunday, Oct. 2, for the Lions Club of Waterford’s annual Chicken BBQ and Tractorcade. The fall-time favorite event kicks off with dozens of tractors departing at 9 a.m. from Waterford’s Whitford Park, 625 S. First St., and making […]

 
 

Rochester considers sheriff’s contract

Rochester considers sheriff’s contract

Village explores options as sheriff’s contract is up for renewal By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Rising labor and fuel prices has prompted a big-picture review of Rochester’s longstanding public safety contract with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. As the agency customarily does around this time each year, sheriff’s officials sent the […]

 
 

New projects take shape at Mercury site

New projects take shape at Mercury site

Car wash, business condos eyed at the site By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Two new proposals within Waterford’s Mercury Business Park off Highway 36 have come into sharper focus after a recent vote from officials. At a special morning meeting Aug. 23, the Village Board cast several votes related to the […]

 
 

High school officials mull timing of next referendum

The School Board at Waterford Union High School has voted to place a referendum on the April ballot seeking permission to make $19.75 million in improvements to the school. (File photo)

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With large-scale factors outside the district’s control in play, Waterford Union High School officials might wait until next year to revisit this spring’s failed referendum. At the most recent School Board meeting, WUHS officials took a deep dive into the possible reasons the April ballot […]

 
 

Lions Fun Fest runs through the weekend

Lions Fun Fest runs through the weekend

The Waterford Lions Club is hosting its annual Fun Fest through Sunday at 10 Club Park. The festival includes a wide variety of activities from the Alpine Amusements Carnival to live music in the beer tent. The carnival hours are: Thursday and Friday 5 to 10 p.m.; Saturday noon to […]

 
 

Shedding new light

Shedding new light

WUHS reviews resident responses to diagnose why April referendum failed By Dave Fidlin Correspondent On the whole, taxpayers within Waterford Union High School’s geographic area are satisfied with the district’s performance in a number of key metrics. But they are hesitant to back another referendum unless there is a strong […]