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News from throughout Western Racine County.

Burlington

Voters support tax levy increase

After school district electors voted down keeping a flat tax levy Monday night — and a challenge by opponents to try and stop another vote on the tax levy increase  — the voters overwhelming approved the proposed tax levy of $20.37 million as originally proposed by the Burlington Area School […]

Burlington

School Board members struggle with decision

Public meeting on tax levy is Monday night at BHS By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The last two months have provided an interesting insight into the inner workings of the Burlington Area School District budget process – and into the impact grassroots political organizations can have. But when it comes […]

Waterford

Bones, jewelry and more at library

Dennis McCann presents: “Badger Boneyards,” on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. The bodies are buried, but the stories are not. From the ornate tombs of Milwaukee beer barons to displaced Chippewa graves and miniscule family plots, Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story unearths the stories of Wisconsin. Join […]

Burlington

City readies budget for public scrutiny

Lahner says 2012 proposal will be ‘fairly austere’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Thanks to a new addition to the City of Burlington budget process, City Administrator Kevin Lahner believes the city is significantly ahead of where it has been in the past in terms of planning. That said, Lahner […]

Burlington

District cranks up PR machine

Officials attempt to put budget actions in perspective By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If there is one thing that has frustrated Burlington Area School District Superintendent David Moyer throughout the last two months, it’s been what he feels is misinformation being circulated in the community. “I think that there’s been […]

Union Grove

Teen charged with burglary, theft, forgery

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor An 18-year-old Union Grove woman is charged with one count of felony burglary to a dwelling as a repeat offender; two felony counts of forgery as a repeat offender; and two misdemeanor theft charges of property valued under $2,500 as a repeat offender for allegedly breaking […]

Waterford

WHS students earn AP Scholar Awards

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million […]

Burlington

Magic added to Spooky City lineup

A magic show has been added to the list of events included in this year’s 22nd annual Spooky City Saturday in downtown Burlington. Members of the Milwaukee Society of Magicians will provide close-up and stage magic shows at the Plaza Theater beginning at noon. Following the show, the Western Racine […]