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City to limit food trucks

Vendors will be allowed at events, in industrial areas By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Mobile food vendors will be allowed to operate in the City of Burlington under specific conditions approved by the Common Council at Tuesday’s meeting. Those conditions include paying an annual permit fee of $250 and restrictions […]

 
 

Board set to finalize referendum wording Monday evening

Board set to finalize referendum wording Monday evening

New middle school would cost about half of amount that was included on 2017 ballot By Alex Johnson Correspondent After a failed referendum in 2017, the Burlington Area School District is gearing up for another attempt this November, asking district residents to vote on a $43.6 million package pending the […]

 
 

Police sergeant under investigation for misconduct

Police sergeant under investigation for misconduct

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A City of Burlington police sergeant who resides in Kenosha County is under investigation for misconduct, according to Police Chief Mark Anderson, who said the officer has been on paid administrative leave since Aug. 1. Matthew Baumhardt, of Salem Lakes, faces allegations of sexual harassment, […]

 
 

Festival comes of age

Festival comes of age

Expanded Tall Tales Music Festival returns Saturday and Sunday By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Tall Tales Music Festival organizers have seen a growing interest in the downtown Burlington event and this year’s sixth annual festival will be the biggest ever with more walking space and new family-friendly features. Since its […]

 
 

John’s Disposal vows to rebuild

John’s Disposal vows to rebuild

Millions in damages estimated at Norway recycling facility By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A month after a stubborn blaze destroyed its sorting facility in the Town of Norway in Racine County, officials with John’s Disposal have plans to rebuild, but are still awaiting final damage estimates. According to John’s Disposal […]

 
 

‘I just jumped in’

‘I just jumped in’

Woman recounts rescue of girl floundering in river By Chad Hensiak Correspondent When Bohners Lake resident Tracy Carpenter heard screaming on Aug. 2 about a girl who had fallen into the Fox River, she flew into action. At approximately 4:30 p.m. that day, Carpenter was at the Burlington Dog Park […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      So what would you do if you heard a 10-year-old girl calling for help while struggling to stay afloat in the water of a fast-moving river. Would you jump in? That’s exactly the situation Burlington resident Tracy Carpenter encountered recently. And that’s exactly what Carpenter did – she jumped […]

 
 

It’s all in the family

It’s all in the family

Fair tradition runs deep for Union Grove family By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Although raising animals for the Racine County Fair is considered a personal endeavor, oftentimes the projects take teamwork, which is true for a multi-generational family from Union Grove. The Wilks family, which currently has a 7,000-acre farm […]

 
 

Man accused of drilling holes in neighbor’s boat

Man accused of drilling holes in neighbor’s boat

He denies damage, but admits hating neighbors   A Town of Burlington man who told deputies he hates his neighbors is accused of drilling holes in their boat. James R. Spaight, 57, was charged this week in Racine County Circuit Court with felony criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct […]

 
 

Sunflower field reopens

Sunflower field reopens

  Owner, sheriff’s official say miscommunication led to closing By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A Burlington sunflower field popular with photographers was set to reopen as of 5 p.m. Friday after Racine County authorities and the owners of Oak Rest Farms clarified issues related to Thursday’s closure. The field, which […]

 
 
 
 
 

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