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Davies takes over as Burlington library director

Davies takes over as Burlington library director

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Joe Davies has had just a little bit more than a week to settle into his new job. “I’m pretty brand-new,” said Davies, who started as the Burlington Public Library’s new director last week, replacing long-time director Gayle Falk, who retired last fall. Davies is a […]

 
 

Referendum series: Wrestling with space needs

Referendum series: Wrestling with space needs

Space need is real, but is it enough to convince voters? By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Just to practice, the members of the Burlington High School wrestling team have to worry about more than space. Each day during the five-month wrestling season, the BHS wrestlers set up and tear down their […]

 
 

High winds cause power outages

High winds cause power outages

Residents, business and institutions throughout the Burlington area have experienced power outages Wednesday, likely the result of high winds. At about 1:30 Wednesday, the Burlington Area School District sent an automated message to parents saying that Karcher Middle School and Waller Elementary School had been affected by intermittent outages. However, […]

 
 

Mayor spearheads drive to assist tornado victims

Mayor spearheads drive to assist tornado victims

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor City of Burlington Alderman Ruth Dawidziak admittedly couldn’t figure out why Mayor Jeannie Hefty called her out at Tuesday night’s Common Council meeting. Until, of course, Hefty explained that she had been working with officials in Ottawa, Ill., to help victims of a tornado that went […]

 
 

It’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

It’s Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Lessons about life, love and learning come to the stage at Burlington High School … as gently as Mary Poppins alighting on the stage via her umbrella. The school will produce the show over the next two weekends – Thursday, March 9, to Sunday, March 12, […]

 
 

Union Grove man charged with drug possession

David Hemer, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana, second offense, Monday, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping. According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit court, the Racine County Sheriff’s Department was called to a home on Durand Avenue Friday for a […]

 
 

Heritage District boundaries could be amended pending review

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT   After weighing several property owners’ comments, the boundaries of the Village of Waterford’s Heritage District could be redrawn — again.   The Village Board was slated to act on the redrawn boundaries at its meeting Feb. 27. But officials instead decided to lay the issue […]

 
 

Burlington man picks up fourth drunken driving charge

A 53-year-old Burlington man was charged with his fourth offense of drunken driving Monday after a one-vehicle crash Sunday. Juan M. Ordaz Ibarra was charged in Racine County Circuit Court with drunken driving, with a general alcohol concentration enhancer – a Class H Felony. According to the criminal complaint, the […]

 
 

CBD bill appears headed for passage

CBD bill appears headed for passage

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A long saga to legalize CBD oil for medical treatment is expected to come to an end next week. A vote on state Assembly Bill 49 – which would make it legal to possess cannabidiol, or CBD oil, with a doctor’s permission or statement of need […]

 
 

City again in a bind with liquor licenses

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Once again, the City of Burlington is struggling with a lack of liquor licenses. Now out of Class B licenses – which allow for the sale of wine, beer and spirits – the Common Council was asked for its opinion informally Tuesday night about pursuing the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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