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Another ‘Party at the Pool’ coming up

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With progress being made on plans for a new Burlington Community Pool, a “Party at the Pool” fundraiser is moving forward. An anonymous donor has stepped forward to award a matching grant for up to $25,000. All money raised will go to helping fund expenses for […]

 
 

Awards already in hand for some at the fair

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Abbie Hammer doesn’t remember much about being at the Racine County Fair as a six-month old. Of course, that doesn’t keep relatives from telling the story. “I heard stories of me being in the petting zoo,” said Hammer on Tuesday, on the fairgrounds for a round […]

 
 

Supporters continue push for Montessori facilities

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The third of four community input sessions Monday for the Burlington Area School District had a familiar theme – focus on Montessori educational facilities. With parents and students in the Karcher Middle School library Monday night – with a handful of teachers that happened to have […]

 
 

DOT to change signals on bypass

DOT to change signals on bypass

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be changing the traffic control signals on a pair of intersections on the Burlington bypass highway, including the one at and South Pine. The intersection at Pine Street has been altered once before, following a fatal crash last fall. After […]

 
 

Fire strikes Franciscan Missions office

Fire strikes Franciscan Missions office

Six residents were safely evacuated Tuesday morning when a fire broke out at the Franciscan Missions office and residence at 940 Browns Lake Dr., (Highway W) in Rochester, according to a news release issued by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. The county communications center received a call at 5:50 a.m. […]

 
 

Local voters have primary choices

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With much of the focus of politics this week on the Republican National Convention, it’s easy to forget Wisconsin is just three weeks away from fall primary elections. The United State Senator position held by Ron Johnson and the U.S. Representative position held by Speaker of […]

 
 

Town Board looks at purchase of truck

By Luke Howard Correspondent The Burlington Town Board is looking into the purchase of a bucket truck to aid the highway department. No price on the truck was mentioned, but the Board stated that the Highway Department was not to exceed $30,000 at its meeting July 14. The town is […]

 
 

Breaking news: DOT agrees to change bypass intersection

Breaking news: DOT agrees to change bypass intersection

According to information received by City of Burlington staff, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be making another change to the intersection of Highway 83 and South Pine Street. The intersection, which has had two fatal accidents in less than a year, will gain full green arrows at the intersection, […]

 
 

Teenager with rare disease drinks in the colors of BalloonFest

Teenager with rare disease drinks in the colors of BalloonFest

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Like many high school seniors to be, Hannah Manche is starting to look at where she wants to attend college. Her motivations are probably different, though. Manche wants to become a burn-unit nurse, using the experiences of her teenage years to help others. The 17-year-old River […]

 
 

Book sale kicks off two weekends of city activities

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Two weeks of City of Burlington events started this week with the annual Burlington Public Library book sale, which lasts until noon on Saturday. Normally the book sale runs the same week as the City of Burlington’s sidewalk sales, but the Friends of the Library moved […]

 
 
 
 
 

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