News from throughout Western Racine County.


Winner named in home energy makeover contest

Kevin Duffy (left), Burlington’s Energy Ambassador with Way to Save Burlington, congratulates winners Sarah Sullivan (holding son Cormac) and husband Patrick. The couple won a $5,000 home energy makeover as a result of having the best home video in the home makeover contest sponsored by Way to Save, which is […]


Lake Geneva bank robbed Monday

PNC Bank, 401 Broad St., Lake Geneva, was robbed Monday afternoon by a man who claimed to have a bomb. Lake Geneva Police responded to the reported robbery at approximately 3:50 p.m. The suspect was described as a white male, 35-55 years of age. He had a mustache, stocky build, […]


A real… SCREAM!

Haunted woods offers hair-raising outing     By Vanessa Lenz Staff writer                   During the day, the grounds at Bear Den Zoo and Petting Farm paint an idyllic fall picture most could only dream about.                   Set in 22 acres of farmland, the lot is an oasis of fall colors […]


Man dies in crash with semi on Highway 11

A Wausau man was killed and a Kenosha woman was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when the car they were in collided with a semi-trailer truck on Highway 11 west of Burlington. Matthew Bowden Kehl, 25, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Walworth County coroner on Highway 11 near […]


Laptop computer program boots up at Fox River

Seventh-grade textbooks are history at Waterford Middle School By Julie Rossman Correspondent In what is likely a sign of things to come in education, Fox River Middle School has taken a step toward becoming more “green” while it also prepares students to compete in a global, digital society. Each seventh-grader […]


Resident challenges schedule switch at BHS

He contends district would need more teachers rather than less By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A proposed schedule change at Burlington High School is drawing opposition. While Burlington Area School District officials have recommended moving away from an eight-period “block” schedule to a more traditional seven-period day, a local man […]

Union Grove

Living history

      A re-enactment of a Confederate Soldier Civil War Camp springs to life during the Half Point Living History Encampment held Saturday at the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove.  The free annual event is sponsored by the Union Grove Lions and Kiwanis clubs. Photo by Julie Rossman


Just like the big-city clinics

Local cardiology practice among regional leaders in clinic trial participation By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief                   Ask people to name the top Midwestern health centers for participation in clinical research trials and you’ll likely get answers ranging from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago to the Mayo Clinic in […]