Posted inBreaking, Local news, Police and fire

UPDATE: 2 Dead, Car versus motorcycle crash in Caledonia under investigation

CALEDONIA, WI — Two people have died as a result of an accident involving a car versus motorcycle crash. The accident took place at about 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2, at 6 Mile Road and Highway 32. Ed Willing, a witness at the Corner Connection bar, said two Flight for Life helicopters landed at Prince […]

Posted inElections

Ed Willing: Candidate Interview for Village Trustee No. 4

Name three long-term goals you have for the Village and why you chose them. Conservative governance – we’ve always been conservative, but the future is growth. And it’s important to keep that mentality when tempted with development and new revenue. School district – the most common issue that comes up from door to door. Necessary for […]

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Caledonia Chooses Not To Appoint Challenger Against Willing for Trustee

UPDATE: The Caledonia Village Board opted not to appoint Mike Pirk as a candidate to run against Caledonia village trustee Ed Willing after a motion to dismiss the action was made at the meeting Monday night. ORIGINAL STORY: Following the death of April Weatherston, the Caledonia Village Board plans to talk at its meeting Monday […]

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April Weatherston Continues Cancer Fight, Run For Election

Despite being hospitalized and in the intensive care unit at Froedtert Hospital, April Weatherston has no intention of dropping out of the race for the Caledonia Village Board, according to a story by the Journal Times. She announced in December that she was running against Caledonia Village Trustee Ed Willing for the spring election on […]

Posted inGovernment, Schools

Citizens For A Caledonia School District Kicks Off Fundraiser For Study

Days after the Caledonia village board voted 4 to 2 to kill funding for a feasibility study to form an independent school district, local supporters have started a fundraising campaign to come up with the $30,000 on their own, according to the Citizens for a Caledonia School District Facebook page. Caledonia residents voted 2,481 to 2,372 […]

Posted inSchools

Caledonia Independent School Study Voted Down 4-2

Some parents left the Caledonia village board meeting angry that a majority of the board members killed a resolution that would have paid for a feasibility study on forming an independent school district in Caledonia. Caledonia residents voted 2,481 to 2,372 in April to approve an advisory referendum to start pursuing an independent school district, but […]

Posted inCommunity, Government, Schools

Village Board To Consider Feasibility Study For Caledonia Schools

UPDATE July 5: The Caledonia Village Board will consider a resolution to study creating a separate school district and request that the state change the law to allow Caledonia to separate from the Racine Unified School district. The two separate resolutions are slated for discussion at the Caledonia Village board meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, […]

Posted inCommunity, Government, Letter to the Editor

Opinion: Racine Unified School Board Reconfiguration A Good Idea

Editor’s Note: This letter to the editor was submitted by Eddie Willing. On Tuesday night, May 19, the State Budget Committee in Madison approved an amendment to their current education package that will change the makeup of the Racine Unified School District Board of Education. Currently, all nine seats are at-large. The proposed changes, passed […]

Posted inElections, Government, Schools

Caledonia Approves Independent School District Advisory Referendum

Caledonia voted 2,481 to 2,372 to approve an advisory referendum to start pursuing an independent school district. The approval will also now allow the Caledonia village board the opportunity to move forward with paying for a feasibility study. But by no means is a potential divorce from Racine Unified a done deal. As it stands now, Racine Unified would need […]

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Letter To The Editor: Willing Supports Independent School Referendum

Editor’s note: Caledonia village trustee Ed Willing, who wrote this letter to the editor, is a member of the group wanting to form an independent Caledonia School District.   On April 7th, Caledonia (and Sturtevant) voters will each be asked a non-binding question: “Do you support the creation of an independent school district?” Residents will take the first […]

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