Planning progresses on possible Fox River Middle School overhaul

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent While there are more questions than answers at this point, changes could be afoot at Fox River Middle School. And the changes could result in a range of improvements that could cost anywhere from $19.95 million to $41.3 million. Regardless of the option, a referendum would […]


Dispatch decision is not on council agenda

The City of Burlington Common Council is not scheduled to discuss or decide the future of its emergency dispatching center at Tuesday evening’s meeting, according to City Administrator Carina Walters. However, she said, residents who wish to address the council concerning the issue may do so under “non-agenda items” at […]


Tale Tales: A celebration of music and community

Tale Tales: A celebration of music and community

Annual festival features rich variety of music, activities, workshops This weekend’s Tall Tales Music Festival features a mix of exciting newcomers and returning fan favorites, according to festival organizer Patrick Sullivan. The fifth annual music festival will be held Friday and Saturday on the 200 block of E. Chestnut Street […]


Aquaducks win national title

Aquaducks win national title

      The Browns Lake Aquaducks open their national championship performance last weekend in Tomahawk with a multi-tiered pyramid. The team captured first place in Division II National Water Ski Championship competition among a field of seven teams. See The Aug. 10 edition of the Burlington Standard Press for additional photos […]


Fate of city dispatching service rests with council

Aldermen will decide whether to restore current service or join county system By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Burlington Common Council faces what Mayor Jeannie Hefty calls an uncomfortable decision regarding the fate of the city’s police and emergency dispatch center. The council must decide whether to purchase the […]


Panel OKs street closure for pair of business-related events

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A Union Grove panel recently approved a request to close portions of 7th Avenue on Friday to accommodate a pair of business-related events. The village’s Water, Wastewater, Storm Water, Streets and Parks Committee authorized the request, which affects Seventh Avenue, east of Main Street. The […]


River East project cost swells amid change orders

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent As the Village of Waterford’s River East shoreline project stretches into the dog days of summer, the total cost associated with the effort is increasing. The village has approved four so-called change orders associated with the effort in recent months, indicating new items are being added […]


Soaring to new heights

Soaring to new heights

Local partnership keeps medical plane flying in Belize   By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Burlington area has stamped a new humanitarian entry into a flight log that spans more than 25 years and connects local residents to their counterparts in a small Central American country. On Friday pilots […]


BASD attempts to determine scope of next referendum

School Board may decide to focus efforts on replacement of Karcher School By Alex Johnson Correspondent Deciding whether to hold a lone referendum to address renovation or replacement of Karcher Middle School is the challenge now facing members of the Burlington Area School District Board of Education. Board members on […]


Flood grant application event is Saturday

  Burlington area residents who suffered damage to their homes or lost personal property in the July flood are invited to apply for grants from the Burlington Community Fund of up to $10,000 per household. The community fund will host a grant-processing event at Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington, […]


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