Author Archive: Jason Arndt

BASD unveils three finalists for superintendent post

BASD unveils three finalists for superintendent post

By Jason Arndt Editor The Burlington Area School District unveiled the list of three finalists in its search for a new superintendent on Thursday.   The Board of Education met in a Tuesday closed session to interviewed the candidates and notified them before the district released their names. The three […]

 
 

Area students prepare for National FFA Week

Members of the Burlington FFA attend a recent conference. (front row, left) Tyler Van Patten, Ethan Safar, Samantha Hammiller, Courtney Uhlenhake, Dalton Damon, Caitlyn Jacobsen, Lauren Kelly 
Back: Chloe Uhlenhake, Katie Koch, Austin Jensen, Elizabeth Weidner

Organization growing leaders By Jason Arndt Editor When some people hear about FFA, they often only envision farming. But area high school students said there is more to the national organization than just this portion of agriculture. The students – who attend Waterford, Union Grove and Burlington – look to […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

After three residents filed candidacy papers for the Common Council’s fourth district, there will be a primary election, which is set for Tuesday. The candidates, including one incumbent, explained why they are seeking the seat along with their vision for the future. The primary election, meanwhile, will reduce the field […]

 
 

Racine County Executive issues emergency declaration due to extreme weather conditions

Racine County Executive issues emergency declaration due to extreme weather conditions

All area schools closed on Monday Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave has issued a declaration of emergency due to extreme weather conditions projected this week for Racine County, including a Winter Storm Warning beginning Sunday evening. The National Weather Service on Sunday morning indicated the storm could bring 6- to […]

 
 

Burlington-area man presumed drowned in Mississippi River

Burlington-area man presumed drowned in Mississippi River

Authorities from multiple agencies are continuing their search efforts Thursday for a Burlington-area man who went missing while boating on the Mississippi River near Cassville, Wis. on Saturday. According to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa, authorities believe the man is John Roe, 56, but deferred further questions to […]

 
 

Police sergeant under investigation for misconduct

Police sergeant under investigation for misconduct

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A City of Burlington police sergeant who resides in Kenosha County is under investigation for misconduct, according to Police Chief Mark Anderson, who said the officer has been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 1. Matthew Baumhardt, of Salem Lakes, faces allegations of sexual harassment, […]

 
 

It’s all in the family

It’s all in the family

Fair tradition runs deep for Union Grove family By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Although raising animals for the Racine County Fair is considered a personal endeavor, oftentimes the projects take teamwork, which is true for a multi-generational family from Union Grove. The Wilks family, which currently has a 7,000-acre farm […]

 
 

Firefighters still battling blaze in the Town of Norway

Firefighters still battling blaze in the Town of Norway

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Since about 1 p.m. Sunday, firefighters from more than 40 agencies have battled a blaze at John’s Disposal, 7311 Omega Circle, in the Town of Norway. The four-alarm blaze, which caused Highway 45 to shut down for about five hours Sunday, has entered its 19th […]

 
 

Picking up the pieces

Picking up the pieces

Herda Farms afflicted by fire Tuesday By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The sooner a local family can clean up after Tuesday’s devastating fire, the easier they can put the painful experience behind them, and start the healing process. Herda Farms, owned by the same family since 1908, was afflicted with […]

 
 

Union Grove sophomore dies behind town of Dover home

Union Grove sophomore dies behind town of Dover home

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Tragedy struck a town of Dover family Wednesday, when a 15-year-old boy died 200 yards behind their home in the 22700 block of Deer Meadow Drive, where his father found him submerged in a small pond. The 15-year-old was identified as Union Grove High School […]

 
 
 
 
 

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