Union Grove’s Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest returns

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT As the seasonal baton of summer is passed on to autumn, thoughts of fall festivities are emerging in communities across the region. This shift is especially notable in Union Grove, where organizers are starting to plan for this year’s Great Pumpkin Chuckin Fest, which is earmarked […]


Proposed pool costs down to $4.99 million

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As of Tuesday night, refined numbers for the City of Burlington to pursue a new community swimming pool have come in lower than expected. With representatives from Ayres and Associates on hand for the evening’s City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, the updated pricing for […]


BASD eyes 16 objectives to move facilities plan forward

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Distilling objectives down to 16 main points, the Burlington Area School District is set to move forward with its facilities planning in about two weeks. A meeting scheduled for Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. at the district office, however, has been cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. […]


Hope Walk 5K is set for Saturday

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As the years have gone by, the vision of Burlington’s Hope Walk has changed. First the format has evolved, and now a change in date. The annual event – which is a 5K run/walk this Saturday at Burlington High School – will begin with registration at […]


School Board compiles list of objectives for facility planning

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After struggling two weeks ago to get a handle on the priorities for its facility improvement plan, the Burlington Area School District took a step back Sept. 12. In the second meeting with Nick Kent of Plunkett Raysich Architects, the School Board was asked simply to […]


Miller Motors expansion plans advance

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Plans to expand the Miller Motors auto dealership moved unanimously through the City of Burlington Plan Commission Tuesday night. Miller Motors and owner Chris Miller are in the process of finalizing the purchase of property located between the current dealership and Fox River Plaza. When that […]


School district seeks bridge loan

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Area School District School Board approved $4.1 million in short-term borrowing Monday night to cover expenses through the first half of the school year. The loan is through RW Baird Company in Milwaukee, with a .9255 percent interest rate and $37,209 due in interest. […]


Woman accused of driving drunk with kids in car

A Town of Burlington woman is charged with drunken driving after an incident Aug. 3 in which she allegedly drove impaired with a child in her car. Dorothy Hallett, 56, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday with six counts – three for drunken driving and three for having […]


City discussing potential agreement for vacant lot

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A sale of the downtown land originally slated for a retail center in the 2008 redevelopment plan could be finalized Tuesday. Burlington Core Group II, LLC and the City of Burlington are working out the details regarding compensation for environmental remediation in a contract that will […]


With capital projects looming, local officials must make value judgments

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As an attempt to pass a $5.4 million referendum to create a new City of Burlington pool moves forward, there are other capital needs within the city that will garner the attention of city officials in the coming months and years. A number of different entities […]


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