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All things bright and beautiful

All things bright and beautiful

Racine County’s rural roads are ablaze with color, as maples, birches and oaks dazzle passersby with a display of foliage in bright golden, orange and red hues. Scientists say the brilliant colors occur when production of chlorophyll, the green pigment in plants crucial to photosynthesis, slows down as days get […]


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)


Kings of the Crop Walk

Kings of the Crop Walk

Eli (from left), Rob and Aidan King get ready to participate in the Crop Walk to end world hunger Sunday in Burlington. Participants registered at Cross Lutheran Church and then ventured out on a walking route in the city. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)


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 […]



Lorayne M. Conrad, 81, Burlington, died Oct. 7, 2011, at her residence in Arbor View Communities. She was born Dec. 28, 1929, to the late Lloyd and Helen (Schneider) Wilfert in Burlington, where she spent her early life. On Jan. 31, 1948, she married the late Lyndell ‘Lindy’ Conrad at […]



Lorraine C. Daniels, 90, Brighton, died Oct. 6, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Jan 30, 1921, to the late Theodore and Rose (Richter) in Burlington, where she spent her early life. On June 12, 1943, she married Robert Daniels at St. Mary’s Catholic […]



Andrew F. “Andy” Eisenbart, 91, Burlington, died Oct. 5, 2011, at his home. He was born Feb. 13, 1920, in Burlington, to the late Andrew P. and Adelaide (Middleton) Eisenbart. He lived all but a few years of  his life on Emerson Street in Burlington. On Sept. 9, 1944, at […]



Marion l. Frank, 92, Elkhorn, formerly Oconomowoc, died Oct. 10, 2011. She was born May 6, 1919, in Oconomowoc to the late Frank and Lillian Nelson. She married Otto Frank on June 28, 1938, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc. She was a member at both Our Savior’s Lutheran […]



Joan Petrie Gale, Browns Lake, died at Geneva Lake Manor on Oct. 7, 2011. She was born in Chicago to the late Charles S. Petrie and Helen Gessler Petrie in 1928. Survivors include her loving husband of 63 years and caregiver, Leo R. Gale, Browns Lake; daughters, Marsha (Norman) Jewell, […]



Dolores A. Pilarski, 79, Hot Springs Village, Ark., died Oct. 5, 2011, at her home. She was born Dec. 26, 1931, in Milwaukee, to the late Walter and Anastasia Woyak Kitkowski. She was a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic High School and soon began her career with Wisconsin Bell. She […]


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