Author Archive: Ed Nadolski

City to limit food trucks

Vendors will be allowed at events, in industrial areas By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Mobile food vendors will be allowed to operate in the City of Burlington under specific conditions approved by the Common Council at Tuesday’s meeting. Those conditions include paying an annual permit fee of $250 and restrictions […]

 
 

Demons gear up for opener

Demons gear up for opener

Members of the Burlington High School football team run wind sprints during a recent practice as they prepare for their season opener Friday at South Milwaukee. The game begins at 7 p.m. The Demons begin the season with hopes of capturing the Southern Lakes Conference championship and earning a berth […]

 
 

Board set to finalize referendum wording Monday evening

Board set to finalize referendum wording Monday evening

New middle school would cost about half of amount that was included on 2017 ballot By Alex Johnson Correspondent After a failed referendum in 2017, the Burlington Area School District is gearing up for another attempt this November, asking district residents to vote on a $43.6 million package pending the […]

 
 

Festival comes of age

Festival comes of age

Expanded Tall Tales Music Festival returns Saturday and Sunday By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Tall Tales Music Festival organizers have seen a growing interest in the downtown Burlington event and this year’s sixth annual festival will be the biggest ever with more walking space and new family-friendly features. Since its […]

 
 

John’s Disposal vows to rebuild

John’s Disposal vows to rebuild

Millions in damages estimated at Norway recycling facility By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A month after a stubborn blaze destroyed its sorting facility in the Town of Norway in Racine County, officials with John’s Disposal have plans to rebuild, but are still awaiting final damage estimates. According to John’s Disposal […]

 
 

‘I just jumped in’

‘I just jumped in’

Woman recounts rescue of girl floundering in river By Chad Hensiak Correspondent When Bohners Lake resident Tracy Carpenter heard screaming on Aug. 2 about a girl who had fallen into the Fox River, she flew into action. At approximately 4:30 p.m. that day, Carpenter was at the Burlington Dog Park […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      So what would you do if you heard a 10-year-old girl calling for help while struggling to stay afloat in the water of a fast-moving river. Would you jump in? That’s exactly the situation Burlington resident Tracy Carpenter encountered recently. And that’s exactly what Carpenter did – she jumped […]

 
 

Man accused of drilling holes in neighbor’s boat

Man accused of drilling holes in neighbor’s boat

He denies damage, but admits hating neighbors   A Town of Burlington man who told deputies he hates his neighbors is accused of drilling holes in their boat. James R. Spaight, 57, was charged this week in Racine County Circuit Court with felony criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct […]

 
 

Sunflower field reopens

Sunflower field reopens

  Owner, sheriff’s official say miscommunication led to closing By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A Burlington sunflower field popular with photographers was set to reopen as of 5 p.m. Friday after Racine County authorities and the owners of Oak Rest Farms clarified issues related to Thursday’s closure. The field, which […]

 
 

Sunflower bummer

Sunflower bummer

Roadside attraction shut down as a safety hazard Following a reported safety concern, Racine County authorities on Thursday asked the owners of a sunflower field on Highway 83, just south of the bypass in the Town of Burlington, the property owners reported on its social media page. The closure comes […]

 
 
 
 
 

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