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VIDEO: Ice sculptor discusses his project for Burlington’s Ice Festival

VIDEO: Ice sculptor discusses his project for Burlington’s Ice Festival

Ice sculptor Gary Richter talks about his Dickens-themed sculpture as deadline approaches for the contest held at Burlington’s Wehmhoff Square Saturday. Area residents may view the sculptures at the downtown park as long as weather allows. The sculptures will be illuminated at night. For more photos and coverage of the […]

 
 

Tree cutting leaves bike trail bare

Tree cutting leaves bike trail bare

Alderman concerned transmission company went too far in trimming vegetation By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Recent work to remove trees and brush under electrical transmission lines along the Seven Waters Bike Trail in Burlington have transformed the look of the trail – and not for the better, a city […]

 
 

Union Grove poised to grow by more than 80 acres

Village approves request to annex parcel from Yorkville By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT The Village of Union Grove is about to increase the size of its municipal limits at the expense of the Town of Yorkville. On the heels of a favorable recommendation last week, the Village Board on Dec. 11 […]

 
 

Casey’s rezoning request in Rochester advances to Village Board

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A convenience store and gas station planned for a high-profile intersection passed the initial smell test during a Rochester panel’s recent review. Casey’s General Store, which is making a push into Racine County with several proposed locations, is seeking village approval to construct a 4,700-square-foot store […]

 
 

Ice is the forecast for Saturday’s festival

Ice is the forecast for Saturday’s festival

Second annual event features frozen sculptures By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief As snowflakes fell on Monday, Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty could hardly contain her excitement about the weather prospects for Saturday’s second annual Burlington Ice Festival. “I’m so excited – especially with the snow,” she said. The event – […]

 
 

City planners want Casey’s to upgrade proposal

City planners want Casey’s to upgrade proposal

Company wants to build gas station-convenience store in downtown Burlington By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Although a city consultant recommended approval, a proposed Casey’s General Store on Dodge Street was not eye appealing enough for members of the Burlington Plan Commission, which opted to postpone all items related to the […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Members of the City of Burlington Plan Commission on Tuesday sent representatives from Casey’s General Store back to the drawing board with a request to come up with a better design for their gas station-convenience store proposed for the corner of Dodge and Adams streets. Planners said they’d like […]

 
 

Connection eyed for shopping centers

Connection eyed for shopping centers

Driveway would open divide between parking lots By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The lament of “Why can’t I get there from here?” at two shopping centers on Burlington’s north side may soon be solved. Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty said last week the owner of the Fox River Plaza shopping […]

 
 

It’s your chance to serve

Local offices to appear on April ballot By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Now is the time for residents who want to become involved in local government at a variety to levels to step forward and seek office. As of Friday, residents interested in serving at the township, city, school […]

 
 

Parade-goers embrace the spirit of Christmas

Parade-goers embrace the spirit of Christmas

By Toni Schneider Correspondent There were many green, hairy Grinches in the “Whoville Christmas in Burlington Parade” on Friday night, sponsored by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. Their hands looked cold and clammy but the large crowd that lined both sides of the streets of the parade route appeared to […]

 
 
 
 
 

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