Author Archive: Ed Nadolski

Rochester to act on rezoning linked to Casey’s proposal Monday

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A Rochester panel last week backed a technical document that serves as a first step in the potential arrival of Casey’s General Store to a high-profile spot within the village. The Plan Commission on Jan. 3 recommended adopting a resolution that would incorporate changes into the […]

 
 

City’s growth plan takes shape

City’s growth plan takes shape

Residential parcels may be first in line for development By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief City of Burlington planners have staked the community’s future growth on a new plan that mixes industrial, commercial and residential development along the Highway 83 corridor on the city’s south side. City Administrator Carina Walters […]

 
 

Tornado ripped through area 10 years ago

Tornado ripped through area 10 years ago

Rare, but powerful, winter storm packed winds up to 160 mph By Jason Arndt Staff Writer While residents braved blustery subzero temperatures entering 2018, Western Kenosha County experienced an entirely different scenario 10 years ago, when an EF-3 tornado ripped through the Town of Wheatland and surrounding areas. The tornado, […]

 
 

A winning combination

A winning combination

Exaggeration, hunting earn title as top lie of 2017 By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Combining two of Wisconsin’s time-honored traditions – hunting and exaggeration – proved to be a winning recipe for a Fond du Lac man. Dennis Mueller, of the central Wisconsin city at the foot of Lake […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 1: Flood inundates area, causes millions in damage

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 1: Flood inundates area, causes millions in damage

The flood of July 2017 set records for the water that rose and the damage that befell the residents of the Burlington area. It will also long be remembered for the way it disrupted normal lives and livelihoods during an era when most people believe themselves to be insulated from […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

On Jan. 7 it will be 10 years ago that a rare and powerful winter tornado ripped through the Town of Wheatland, just south of Burlington, destroying 26 homes and damaging 100 others. Revisit the storm in a story and photo in this week’s Burlington Standard Press. You’ll also hear […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 2: School referendums defeated

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 2: School referendums defeated

Voters overwhelmingly reject Burlington Area School District proposals Hoping to address aging infrastructure and community desires in one fell swoop, the Burlington Area School District floated a three-pronged referendum in the April election. What School Board members and administrators got was a striking rebuke from voters who rejected all three […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 3: Aquatic Center construction begins

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 3: Aquatic Center construction begins

Project is on track to open for 2018 swimming season The 51st and final season of the Burlington Community Pool ended Aug. 25 and about a week later heavy equipment rolled in to demolish the outdated facility and create what is now know as the Burlington Community Aquatic Center. As […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 4: Three students die in Memorial Day weekend crash

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 4: Three students die in Memorial Day weekend crash

The news that three popular Burlington area students had died in a fiery crash May 28 plunged the community into mourning. Burlington High School juniors Jason Davis and Hunter Morby, both 17, and 2015 BHS graduate Landen Brown, 20, were killed when the car they were in collided with a […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 5: City lays off dispatchers, joins county system

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 5: City lays off dispatchers, joins county system

  Among the lingering impacts of July’s flood was the City Council’s decision in October to join the Racine County Communications Center and lay off five city-employed dispatchers. The city’s emergency dispatching equipment was destroyed when water infiltrated the basement of the police station during the flood. That prompted city […]

 
 
 
 
 

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