Board struggles to draft referendum

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor On one hand Wednesday night, the information provided by a district-wide survey on a potential facilities referendum for the Burlington Area School District was disappointing. On the other hand, it wasn’t a referendum being voted down, and as a visitor from School Perceptions, Inc., was quick […]


Incumbents dominate area races

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With the exception of Village of Rochester Trustee Mike Weinkauf making the decision to step down, few elections this spring will have challengers. From 2003-2009, Weinkauf, who lives in the former township area, served on the now-defunct Rochester Town Board. When the unincorporated land was merged […]


New Year’s baby shows up two days late

Lorelai Kusek was born Jan. 2 at 6:29 p.m. to Stephanie and Mitchell Kusek of Burlington – the first baby of the new year at Lakeland Medical Center. (Submitted photo)

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When Stephanie Kusek arrived at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn Monday morning, little did she suspect she was about to make a little bit of history. Induced shortly after 10 a.m., Kusek gave birth to her second child – daughter Lorelai – at 6:29 p.m. […]


Three running for two open BASD seats

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Area School District will have at least two new School Board members come April. Incumbents Todd Terry and William Campbell did not file papers to run by Tuesday’s deadline, leaving just one incumbent – Rosanne Hahn – seeking re-election. Terry had served just one […]


Winning lie doesn’t stray far from home

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor This year, the winning lies for the Burlington Liars Club had a decidedly Wisconsin feel. The winner and all three runners-up are from Wisconsin, with three of the four from the immediate area. The winning lie? A whopper about fancy hotels and big beds. “Grandpa went […]


Anniversary year comes to an end for Nestlé

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As 2016 draws to close, one celebration in particular lingers as a sweet memory. This year has marked the 50th year that Nestlé has operated in Burlington. In April the company celebrated the anniversary and also honored long-time employee Marilyn Elverman, one of the longest-tenured employees […]


2016: The Year in Review

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It’s been a year of new beginnings, controversy and tragic circumstance in the Waterford and Union Grove areas, with plenty of important headlines. Here are some of the top news stories coming out of the Waterford and Union Grove areas in 2016.   Waterford Waterway Management […]


Hot ChocolateFest added to festival lineup

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor ChocolateFest is a springtime mainstay in the City of Burlington. This year, the city has a variation on the theme – three months early. Hot ChocolateFest is set for Feb. 10 to 12, and will feature everything from pond hockey to a 5K run/walk to all […]


Woman accused of shooting husband during argument

A woman who the Racine County Sheriff’s Department initially said Tuesday would be charged with attempted murder is instead facing lesser charges after allegedly shooting her husband during a domestic dispute at their residence in Union Grove. Phyllis Vernice Madeja, 41, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with […]


2016: A year to remember in the Burlington area

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It’s been a year of new beginnings, controversy and tragic circumstance in the Burlington area. The following are the top local news stories of 2016, as determined by the staff of the Burlington Standard Press.   House explosion ruled murder-suicide An explosion that demolished a home […]


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