Town tax rate rises for the first time in 9 years

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor For the first time since 2006, the Town of Burlington is being forced to raise its property tax rate. Taking the small percentage allowed to them by the state, the Town of Burlington Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a tax levy of $1.67 million […]


Flood warning issued along Fox River

Flood warning issued along Fox River

After nearly two inches rain fell on western Kenosha County Thursday, the National Weather Service on Friday in Sullivan issued a flood warning for areas along the Fox River near New Munster. The Fox River, which was reportedly at 9-1/2 feet Friday morning, expects to a jump to 11 feet […]


City budget set to be discussed on Tuesday

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor While the City of Burlington budget went without comment at the Nov. 17 Common Council meeting, the city is still working to put all the pieces into place. City Administrator Carina Walters said Tuesday that the city is looking at a mill rate of $9.12 per […]


Woman keeps up crusade for anti-seizure drug

Woman keeps up crusade for anti-seizure drug

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Burlington resident Sally Schaeffer has logged a lot of miles over the last week and a half. Continuing to fight for the legalization of cannabadiol – or CBD Oil – as a treatment for seizure patients, Schaeffer has traveled to Washington, come back home, had knee […]


District gets jump on health insurance for 2016-17

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After struggling with a tight deadline for a decision on health insurance in recent years, Burlington Area School District Superintendent Peter Smet decided something needed to change. As a result, Jeffrey Ireland – the district’s representative with M3 Insurance – came to brief the School Board […]


Apartment renovation project earns awards

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After a much-needed renovation was completed earlier this year, Riverview Manor apartment complex in Burlington has pulled in a handful of awards as a result. The Wisconsin Council for Affordable and Rural Housing recently announced that Riverview won its annual Property of the Year, Site Manager […]


Graded district working with partner for planning

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the hopes of plotting out the district’s long-term future, Waterford Graded school officials are about to embark on an intensive strategic planning process. The full scope of the effort will be fleshed out in greater detail in the months ahead, but the WGSD board laid […]


Appraisal process still not finished

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent With the deadline of the oft-discussed and much anticipated village-wide appraisal having passed a month ago, Waterford officials are again looking to meet with the head of the company enlisted to perform the service. In mid-September, Mark Brown, executive director of project management of the contracted […]


District mulls grade configuration changes

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With a facilities study looming in the near future, the answer the Burlington Area School District School Board got on its grade configuration study wasn’t what School Board President Jim Bousman wanted Monday night. “I have to say, I’m a little disappointed,” Bousman said. “I was […]


Giving trees ripe for the picking

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor While the holiday season turns into a time of gift-gifting for many, there are many who don’t have the money to partake in the tradition. As a result, the Union Grove Area Foodbank is stepping up with its Giving Trees program. Mulberry’s Pancakes and Café and […]


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