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News from throughout Western Racine County.

Burlington

Man now faces sex assault charges

He was arrested last month for abandoning girl on roadside A 19-year-old Burlington man already facing charges for allegedly leaving a drunk and unconscious 13-year-old girl by the roadside is now facing sexual assault charges in a separate matter. Brandon J. Collins, of Christine Court, was charged Nov. 7 in […]

Burlington

McCreery is the idol of their school

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief American Idol winner Scotty McCreery left teen girls shrieking and the bleachers rocking at Burlington High School Monday as he played a set of three songs from his recently released album. McCreery was on hand to reward the local students for leading the way […]

Burlington

Clean it up, or else

City threatens owner of car lot with permit revocation By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In no uncertain terms Tuesday night, the City of Burlington plan commission made it clear that Jeff Way – and his business at 1157 Milwaukee Ave. – was down to its last chance. “My feeling is […]

Waterford

Rochester re-zoning issue moves out of committee

Plan Commission sends recommendation to board By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer The Village of Rochester Plan Commission voted unanimously Monday night to recommend the re-zoning needed to accommodate construction of a new Village Hall. The P-1 and P-2 zoning changes are necessary if the village wants to build the Village […]

Union Grove

Ton of dope can’t pay a $1 million bond

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor Despite charges that he was running a multi-million dollar marijuana operation, a 44-year-old Raymond township man remained in custody Wednesday on a $1 million bond. John Gay is charged with multiple felonies after agents with the Metro Drug Unit, federal High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program […]

Burlington

Toy drive nets a reigning ‘Idol’

McCreery will perform at BHS Monday By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Scotty McCreery, the deep-voiced teen sensation of American Idol fame, will be at Burlington High School Monday to perform, visit with students and thank them for their contributions to the Toys for Tots campaign. School officials learned late […]

Burlington

CCHS to host Vets Day ceremony

Catholic Central High School will host a Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning featuring a keynote address from Randy Miller, a U.S. Marine with 22 years service. The ceremony begins at 9:50 a.m. in Topper Hall on the school’s State Street campus. Miller, who served in war zones in the Middle […]

Burlington

Fame and fortune

Good Morning America captures local couple’s unclaimed property windfall By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief While Burlington got a few minutes in the national television spotlight Wednesday, it was a local couple who ended up with the big payday. Dave and Sandy Corbett, owners of Gabby’s Palace tavern and restaurant […]

Union Grove

Living the ‘green’ life

Village considers participating in recycling competition By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Recycling could be a buzzword in Union Grove in the next few years if village officials move forward with a proposal to participate in an advocacy organization’s initiative to promote the virtues of green living. Recyclebank and Johnson Wax have […]