Sports & Other News


Getting out of the gas business

Longtime station will focus on service, towing after shutting off pumps By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Tuesday will officially be remembered as the day the gas pumps ran dry at Merten’s service station in Burlington. The station, at 389 Milwaukee Ave., has been pumping gasoline since 1959. “That’s when […]

Union Grove

Pumpkin pie in the face

Jessica Schnick works on her pie with no hands during the pie-eating contest at the Pumpkin Chuckin’ Festival at the Racine County Fairgrounds on Sunday. The event was part of the Great Pumpkin Chuckin’ Fest, sponsored by the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Toni Schneider)

Union Grove

Union Grove man charged in bar brawl

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 2 for a Union Grove man charged with beating two people in a “mob-mentality” fight outside a Racine bar in September. Marshawn J. Thurman, 27, was charged Oct. 23 in Racine County Circuit Court with two counts of substantial battery as a party […]


Local trick or treat hours listed

Local communities have scheduled the following Trick or Treat hours for the upcoming week: Saturday, Oct. 28 Lyons 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 Rochester 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 Town of Burlington 6 to 8 p.m. City of Burlington 6 to 8 p.m. Village of Waterford […]


Chocolate City will become Spooky City

     Burlington’s 28th annual Spooky City is Saturday in downtown Burlington. The day’s events include: 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. – Pumpkin decorating, coloring and face painting at Fox River State Bank 10:30 a.m. – Costume Parade beginning at Wehmhoff Park 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Free hayrides beginning at […]