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All in the family

All in the family

Riley Runkel follows brother’s trail to state’s top steer By Jason Arndt Editor Riley Runkel’s rigorous regimen of raising her steer she calls “Trippie” paid off in a big way at the Wisconsin State Fair in West Allis on Aug. 7. Runkel, 14, of Wheatland, who just came off winning […]

 
 

Dialysis center eyed in Burlington

Dialysis center eyed in Burlington

Plan Commission approves site plan By Jason Arndt Editor The City of Burlington Plan Commission approved a site plan application for a proposed new dialysis facility at Tuesday’s meeting. Midwest Nephrology Associates, Inc., of Oak Creek, plans to construct a 9,096-square-foot Fresenius Medical Care office on a 1 1/2-acre site […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

A decision related to a proposed gravel pit in the Town of Spring Prairie remains in limbo, as the applicant is still working on updating paperwork for final submission to the Planning and Zoning Commission, which has postponed the matter three times. Asphalt Contractors, Inc., which looks to extract minerals […]

 
 

Authorities report no injuries from fire in City of Burlington

Authorities report no injuries from fire in City of Burlington

Cause of Monday fire under investigation Officials are still determining what caused a Monday house fire in the 100 block of East Jefferson Street, the City of Burlington Fire Department wrote in a news release on Tuesday. According to the release, which indicated all residents evacuated the home safely, firefighters […]

 
 

Fisherman injured when tubers collide with his boat

Fisherman injured when tubers collide with his boat

A fisherman who plunged into Browns Lake after an inner tube being towed by a personal watercraft struck his boat Monday was transported from the scene by medical helicopter, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. The other person in the victim’s boat and the four people that were tubing […]

 
 

New superintendent quickly embraces community

New superintendent quickly embraces community

Plank replaces long-time BASD superintendent Smet By Jason Arndt Editor Stephen Plank’s eagerness to begin his tenure as superintendent at Burlington Area School District showed well before he officially started on July 1. Plank, named to the leadership post on April 18, spent time learning more about the district, its […]

 
 

Francois at home in Waterford

Francois at home in Waterford

New high school administrator aims for high standards By Chris Bennett Correspondent It is said by some that one cannot go home again. Luke Francois will likely prove those doubters wrong. Francois is the new District Administrator at Waterford Union High School, and is returning to the area after a […]

 
 

Downtown ‘eyesore’ to undergo transformation

Downtown ‘eyesore’ to undergo transformation

New owner plans to create The Loop Commons at former Coaches bar By Jason Arndt Editor A long vacant property in the heart of downtown Burlington could be transformed from a former sports bar into a multi-purpose studio after the Common Council on Tuesday approved alterations to the building at […]

 
 

Aquatic Center to remain open through Labor Day

Aquatic Center to remain open through Labor Day

Director was able to secure staffing through holiday weekend The Burlington Community Aquatic Center will extend its season through the Labor Day weekend, according to center Director Jeanne Otter. The center, in its second year of operation, was originally scheduled to close for the season on Aug. 25. Otter said […]

 
 

Tall Tales Festival to offer wide array of music

Tall Tales Festival to offer wide array of music

Event runs Friday and Saturday in downtown Burlington By Jason Arndt Editor The seventh annual Tall Tales Music Festival set for downtown Burlington this weekend will deliver a diverse array of musical genres featuring seven performers on the main stage in a family-friendly atmosphere. Organizer Patrick Sullivan touts the easy-going […]

 
 
 
 
 

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