Author Archive: Ed Nadolski

On a mission in Ecuador

Local optometrist and business owner Robert Fait is honored with the Burlington Rotary Club’s Humanitarian Award Monday at Veterans Terrace. The award includes a $1,000 donation to the Franciscan Missions. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Humanitarian Award winner improves lives in South America By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief All it took was a single visit to the poverty-stricken areas of rural Ecuador for Robert Fait to find a calling in the pleading eyes of the children and the eager smiles of their parents. Now, […]


GPS technology is latest weapon in battling winter storms

Automatic Vehicle Locator systems serve as valuable tools for county highway crews Global positioning technology is finding its way into snowplows across Wisconsin, providing county and state transportation officials a valuable new weapon in battling winter storms. Utilizing federal funds administered through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), about two-thirds […]


BBB lists 12 common scams for 2012

The Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin investigates fraud reports throughout the year and reveals twelve of the newest and/or most common scams that consumers should avoid in 2012.   BBB Phishing Frustrations: Businesses and organizations around the country are receiving fraudulent complaint emails from scammers who are abusing BBB’s name and reputation. Mortgage […]


Officials not sold on brine’s benefits for city roads

Recent snow put city’s new de-icing program to the test By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Mother Nature finally decided to return from her (relatively) tropical vacation last week. After weeks of above-normal temperatures and no significant snow accumulation, winter returned with a vengeance, dumping four inches of snow in Burlington […]


Take that!

Take that!

Yorkville Elementary School student Megan Billmyer pastes District Superintendent David Alexander with a pie in the face as fellow teachers Brenda Rivest, Mike Biex, Erin Savage and John Johnsen await their turn. Students and staff raised $2,607 for the Honor Flight Program. This money will send five World War II […]


Developing a crush

Orange Crush lead singer Micah Gebel (left) and bass player Kasey Cragg perform as part of the rock band’s act at a recent Burlington High School basketball game. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

New pep band creates a fusion of staff, students By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer This ain’t your grandfather’s pep band. There are no traditional stadium anthems, no bleacher-packed rows of students and no standby favorites like Rocky Top. What is there? Rock and roll music – all the way from […]


Round two

Round two

After going all of December without measurable snow, the western Racine County got its second dose of the white stuff in five days Tuesday morning, touching off traffic accidents and clean up crews – like this one in Burlington – throughout the area. The snow was expected to usher in […]


Few changes on tax forms this year

Wisconsin taxpayers will not face many surprises when they prepare 2011 state and federal income tax returns, according to the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX). The federal extension of early 2000s tax cuts, combined with relatively minor income tax adjustments included in last summer’s state budget, means there are few major […]


Commission OKs map for auto parts store site

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer What used to be the City of Burlington Department of Public Works building is gone, torn down in the waning days of 2011. An auto parts store is slated for the now-vacant land, and steps toward making that happen took place Tuesday night at the […]


City police officer cited after domestic dispute

City police officer cited after domestic dispute

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A City of Burlington police officer is facing a criminal citation after what appears to have been a domestic incident shortly after Christmas. Andrew Brierly was charged with disorderly conduct – a Class B misdemeanor – in Walworth County Circuit court Tuesday. Brierly has been […]


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