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A plan to repurpose

A plan to repurpose

Burned out building to see new life as ‘Urb Garden’ By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Less than a month after clearing a final hurdle, Wendy Lynch and Stephanie Heft are ready to revitalize a downtown parcel of land, where a former furniture store once stood. Lynch, the operator of Mercantile […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Now that City of Burlington police Sgt. Matthew Baumhardt has resigned amid criminal sexual assault charges, what will become of the city’s K9 patrol unit? City reporter Jason Arndt answers that question in a front-page story in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press. The K9 unit was […]

 
 

Former officer accused of sex assault

Former officer accused of sex assault

He allegedly had sex with drunken woman while on duty By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Former City of Burlington police Sgt. Matthew Baumhardt is accused of having sex while on duty with an intoxicated woman he was supposed to be helping, according to charges filed this week in Racine County […]

 
 

Touched by a Paw

Touched by a Paw

Girl, 10, pays it forward thanks to canine companion By Mike Ramczyk Staff Writer Deb Dahl isn’t exactly sure how many bones her daughter has broken during her short life. “We kind of stopped counting,” the Burlington resident said. Deb’s daughter, Eve, 10, has suffered more than 75 fractures due […]

 
 

Aquatic Center exceeds expectations, director says

Aquatic Center exceeds expectations, director says

New facility’s attendance was seven times more than former pool By Jason Arndt Staff Writer In its inaugural year, the Burlington Community Aquatic Center prospered and far exceeded expectations, with a reported attendance of more than 38,000. Not surprisingly, more pool memberships were issued than anticipated, according to Director Jeanne […]

 
 

City police sergeant resigns

City police sergeant resigns

Decision on misconduct charges due later this week, D.A. says By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A City of Burlington police sergeant under investigation for misconduct resigned from the department, which leaves it without a K9 handler for the second time in about a year. Police Chief Mark Anderson said the […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      In its inaugural year, the Burlington Community Aquatic Center prospered and far exceeded expectations, with a reported attendance of more than 38,000. That figure is all the more impressive when compared to the final year of the former pool, which produced fewer than 5,000 visits. Aquatic Center Director Jeanne […]

 
 

Local woman raises funds for women’s crisis center in Africa

Local woman raises funds for women’s crisis center in Africa

Organization seeks to support young mothers, end roadside abandonment of infants Kathy Kohl, owner of KK Photography on Main Street in Waterford, has a Kenya store inside her studio that carries products handmade in Africa to raise money for Infinitely More Life, a charity that is saving lives of pregnant […]

 
 

Community State Bank donates toward new Humane Society campus

Community State Bank donates toward new Humane Society campus

Community State Bank presented a $750 donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society Racine Campus for its Unleash the Potential campaign. The campaign is an effort to help raise funds to build a new Wisconsin Humane Society Racine facility. The proposed facility will feature additional workspace and housing for animals, as […]

 
 

Options limited for blighted property

Options limited for blighted property

City to start discussions in the fall By Jason Arndt Staff Writer As the City of Burlington regains control of a blighted property on Pine Street from Racine County, the next step for the Common Council is to decide what its best use will be, according to City Administrator Carina […]

 
 
 
 
 

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