Archive for: June, 2014

Union Grove’s Fourth of July parade gets a jump start

  Eyes to the sky! The start of the Union Grove Fourth of July Parade will be signified by skydivers from Skydive Midwest parachuting down with patriotic colors and trailing smoke. They are scheduled to land in Schoolyard Park at the corner of 14th Avenue and State Street (one block […]


Police identify second victim in suitcase murders

Police identify second victim in suitcase murders

By Vicky Wedig Editor Jenny Gamez, 19, of Cottage Grove, Ore., has been identified through dental records as the second victim of a suspected murderer who dumped her body and another alongside a Town of Geneva road in suitcases earlier this month. Walworth County and Town of Geneva police announced […]




      Bruce “Turk” Stone, 56, Port Allegany, died June 27, 2014, in Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, Pa. He was born July 27, 1957, in Burlington, to the late Harold Olin and Marjorie Ann (Testdorf) Stone. He was married to Deborah L. Rohner. He was a 1976 graduate of Burlington High […]


Ryan speaks to Rotary

Ryan speaks to Rotary

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan speaks to members of the Burlington Rotary Club Monday afternoon at Veterans Terrace. The Republican from Janesville warned that the country is headed toward a debt crisis, but expressed optimism that it could be avoided if Washington can reform the tax code and health care, among […]




      Margaret R. Haus, 87, Burlington, died June 27, 2014, at Burlington Rehab and Care Center. She was born Jan. 13, 1927, on a farm, on Crossway Road in Burlington, to the late Emil and Annie (Volbrecht) Rubach. She graduated from Burlington High School and Union Grove Teacher’s College. She […]


July 4 gas prices will be highest in six years, analyst predicts

North American oil prices have advanced by just a few pennies since Iraqi violence put a question mark around the future stability of supply, but U.S. consumers will still see the most expensive July 4 gasoline prices in six years, GasBuddy has predicted. “Fear about what could happen if Iraqi […]


Local students show gains during school year

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As the state of Wisconsin transitions away from the Wisconsin Knowledge Concepts Exam and into a new state assessment test, the Burlington Area School District officials are ready to make the jump. At Monday night’s Curriculum Committee meeting of the School Board, school improvement plans for […]


Vacant storefronts attract buyers in window cling program

      Under contract with the Village of Union Grove, the Racine County Economic Development Corporation has developed a window cling program to advertise the availability of properties, both for sale and for rent, in downtown Union Grove. Over the next few weeks, window clings will be installed in the front […]


March proud ‘For the love of America’

  By Patricia Bogumil Editor The theme for the 2014 Waterford Lions Fourth of July Parade is “For the love of America.” The Waterford Lions Club will again be handing out cash awards for parade entries that best follow the year’s theme. • Independence Day activities start early Friday, July […]


Village mulls how best to lay the foundation for a new Waterford industrial park

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A new industrial park could soon land within the Village of Waterford, but a number of issues – including where such a development would be placed – still hang in the balance. Members of the village’s Community Development Authority met June 2 and discussed the proposal […]


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