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Darlene G. “Dar” Holtdorf (Squires), 61, Union Grove, died Sept. 25, 2011, surrounded by her family at All Saints Medical Center. She was born Jan. 31, 1950, to the late Robert and Evelyn (Miller) Squires. She lived her entire life in Union Grove. She married her best friend, Ronald L. […]



Melbert B. Schneider, 88, Rochester, died Sept. 23, 2011, at his home. He was born April 26, 1923, to the late Paul and Sophie (Barske) Schneider in Merrill, on his parent’s mink and fox ranch. He resided in the Burlington area the past 33 years and was a member of […]



Alice Ann Grosshuesch, 83, formerly of Waterford, died Sept. 18, 2011, at her son’s home in Rockwall, Texas. She was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Burlington, to the late Glenn and Edith (Hibbard) Aspinall. She grew up on the family farm in Rochester, graduating from the Ag School in 1947. […]



Julie (Julia) Ruth Rossi, 79, Cornville, Ariz., died Sept. 9, 2011. She was born on June 8, 1932, to the late Robert and Helen Bayer of Burlington. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1950 as the class valedictorian. She attended Lawrence University in Appleton. She will be much missed […]



Victor E. Muller, 89, Burlington, died Sept. 16, 2011. He was born Jan. 4, 1922, in Phillips, to the late Michael and Maria (Heitkamper) Muller. As a young child he moved from Phillips to Burlington and was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School. On July 25, 1942 at St. […]



Thomas A. Grossman, 63, Burlington died Sept. 16, 2011, surrounded by his family. He was born in Burlington on June 20, 1948, to Robert and Elizabeth (Babe) Grossman. He was raised in Burlington and graduated from UW–La Crosse. He received advanced education from Bryn Mawr University. On Jan.16, 1971, he […]



Lucille M. Elfering, 89, Kenosha, died Sept. 12, 2011, at her home. She was born Oct. 30, 1921, in Antioch, Ill., to the late Leo and Emily (Riley) Carney. She had been a member of St. Joseph Church, Lyons, and was recently a member of St. Mary Church, Kenosha. She […]


Historical re-enactment set for Oct. 8-9

Re-enactors will gather for a timeline event at the Racine County Fairgrounds the weekend of Oct. 8-9. Visitors to the Half Point Historical Re-enactment will see many eras portrayed in period costume. Visit with a ‘courier du Bois’ from 1750. Homemaking skills from the 18th and 19th centuries will feature […]


Heartfelt help

Heartfelt help

Young boy volunteers time to help veterans By Julie Rossman Correspondent Keith Biermann is a young man with a big heart, who at just 9 years old, knows he’s got a future in the military. The boy attended Rochester’s Day in the Country festival on Saturday and bought an old […]


Village set to cut costs across the board

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Village of Waterford board is expecting, in large part, to be making cuts across the board in the 2012 budget. Lori Peternell, the village treasurer, outlined a plan at a special meeting of the Committee of the Whole and the Finance Committee Monday at […]