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‘I just murdered my wife’

‘I just murdered my wife’

Delavan man called police and waited to be arrested for stabbing wife A Delavan man accused of stabbing his wife to death Sunday told a police dispatcher, “I just murdered my wife,” and “I’ll be waiting in the driveway. I won’t be any problem. I’ll be unarmed.” according to a […]

 
 

Wood appointed to fill School Board vacancy

Wood appointed to fill School Board vacancy

Long-time resident brings educational background By Alex Johnson Correspondent The Burlington Area School District Board of Education, in search of a board member, appointed Diane Wood as its newest member at Monday’s meeting. Wood was selected from among four applicants and fills the seat left by Philip Ketterhagen, who resigned […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

The Burlington area School District Board of Education on Monday plugged the hole created by last month’s resignation of longtime board member Phil Ketterhagen. After two rounds of voting the board selected Diane Wood, who previously served on the board from 1992 to 1998, to serve the remainder of Ketterhagen’s […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 1: School referendum passes

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 1: School referendum passes

District wins with proposal built on surveyed ‘tax tolerance’ A year and a half after voters rejected three separate referendum questions for the Burlington Area School District, district residents came back to the polls last November to pass what was deemed a tax tolerable capitol improvement plan. The November referendum […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 2: Aquatic Center opens

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 2: Aquatic Center opens

New facility draws 38,000 people in its inaugural year In its inaugural season, the Burlington Community Aquatic Center made a big splash, according to Director Jeanne Otter. Otter, in an interview last August, said the newly minted pool saw more than 38,000 people come through the doors and a significant […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 3: Police sergeant charged with sex assault

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 3: Police sergeant charged with sex assault

Baumhardt resigns and faces trial in neighboring county A former City of Burlington police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct while on duty last July brought more changes to a department already undergoing reorganization. Matthew Baumhardt, 30, who allegedly assaulted an intoxicated woman he was supposed to be helping July 28-29, […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 4: Senior Center lease saga

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 4: Senior Center lease saga

City grants center rent-free status in 2018-19 The Burlington Senior Center underwent a turbulent, and triumphant, initial year at the former Knights of Columbus building in 2018. On May 1, the Common Council rejected a lease agreement on a 4-2 decision that would have allowed the Senior Center to remain […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 5: Volleyball Titletown

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 5: Volleyball Titletown

Double state tournament victory makes Burlington area proud For the first time since 2012, the City of Burlington welcomed two state girls volleyball champions, Division 1 Burlington and Division 4 Catholic Central. At a joint celebration held in the Burlington High School gym on Nov. 5, Hefty referred to the […]

 
 

Primary set for City Council seat

Primary set for City Council seat

There will also be a three-way race for two seats on School Board By Jason Arndt Editor While three aldermanic incumbents are running uncontested, one faces opposition from two challengers to force a Feb. 19 primary election, the city clerk’s office reported on Wednesday. Collectively, the six candidates had until […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The Burlington Area School District, which saw a previous referendum fail, went back to the drawing board and presented taxpayers with a different choice in 2018. The change won over voters during a November referendum that will allow the district to replace an aging Karcher Middle School and complete […]

 
 
 
 
 

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