County to assist local food banks

Racine County will accept applications from non-profit agencies for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs through Aug. 25. Applications for funds will be available from the office of United Way of Racine County, 2000 Domanik Dr, Racine, and the Western Racine County Service Center, 209 N Main St, […]


City sets trick or treat hours

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington plans to offer trick or treating hours on Halloween evening. Hours for trick or treating were tentatively approved by the Committee of the Whole of the Common Council Tuesday night. Halloween falls on a Monday night this year. Alderman Ed Johnson raised […]


BASD cleaning up medication policies

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Area School District’s Policy Committee on Monday approved several changes to its policies. The most changes were made with the district’s health care services policy, where updates were made to streamline a few processes. The first change involves the reporting process now being made […]


Washington-Caldwell begins rollout of new curriculum

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT With weeks to go before the school bell resumes ringing, officials within Washington-Caldwell, as with all school districts across the state, are putting the final touches on details for the 2016-17 school year. But Washington-Caldwell has a notable addition to this year’s curriculum, which has resulted […]


District looking to hire communications specialist

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor In the minds of Burlington Area School District School Members, it is time to take a leap. On Monday night, the BASD School Board Personnel Committee voted to send a job description for a communications coordinator to the full board for a vote in September – […]


Waterford to host special dog event

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Absolutely Waterford will hold its “Pooch Parade” Saturday starting at 8 a.m. Check-in for the event is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the municipal park adjacent to the fire and rescue station on Second St., one block north of Main St. Initially, there was a […]


Pool is set for referendum

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Deciding that Burlington residents value the quality of life benefits of a new community pool, the City Council on Tuesday voted to send the matter to a Nov. 8 referendum after learning estimates for the cost of the project have increased. On Tuesday morning, estimates for […]


Head on approach: Schools take proactive stance on football concussions

Head on approach: Schools take proactive stance on football concussions

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR The 2016 edition of “Friday Night Lights” – the prep football season – kicks off this week, bringing with it the spectacular plays and hard hits associated with the sport. With some of those hits come concussions – an injury that has gained more emphasis as […]


Aquaducks finish third in state competition

Aquaducks finish third in state competition

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It was a satisfying finish for the 40th incarnation of the Browns Lakes Aquaducks. Taking to the water in Wisconsin Rapids less than 48 hours after a severe storm ripped up the area, the Aquaducks finished its competitive season by taking third in the state in […]


Teachers’ union, district exchange pay proposals

Negotiations begin on contract for 2016-17 By Christopher Bennett Correspondent The Burlington Area School District and Burlington Education Association met Monday evening and started the process to agree on a new contract for bargained district personnel. The BEA is the union that represents those who opt to be members. Union […]


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