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Strong support in city carried school referendum

Strong support in city carried school referendum

Tax tolerance strategy earns 55% of overall vote By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Burlington Area School District’s referendum, which was designed from a “tax tolerance” standpoint, resonated best with voters in the City of Burlington, an analysis of the numbers from Tuesday’s election shows. The referendum – seeking […]

 
 

State champions edition on sale

State champions edition on sale

The Burlington Standard Press’ commemorative state championship edition – honoring the Burlington and Catholic Central volleyball teams – will be available at retail outlets throughout the area on Thursday. The edition features in-depth coverage of the teams’ state tournament victories, pages of photos, and other features on the players and […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      After a three-tiered referendum plan took decisive drubbing in the spring of 2017, officials with the Burlington Area School District examined priorities and began building a new plan to address the district’s facility needs. Only this time, officials decided to first ask how much residents are willing to pay […]

 
 

School referendums earn voter approval

School referendums earn voter approval

Vote totals from today’s midterm election are being tabulated in area county clerk offices and the results of the local races will be posted here as they are received. Remember to refresh your browser often once results start rolling in. For full coverage, see this week’s editions of the Burlington […]

 
 

It’s election day

It’s election day

School referenda on ballot with federal, state, county posts Western Racine County voters face a variety of choices for federal, state and county office in today’s election. Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close at 8 p.m. Voters can find polling places and other specifics regarding the election by […]

 
 

Drug charges issued in wake of fatal road incident

A Burlington man is charged with two drug offenses after a passenger in a car he was driving in April tumbled out of the vehicle and later died. Anthony E. Schmidt, 37, was charged Sept. 12 in Racine County Circuit Court with possession of marijuana, second and subsequent offense; and […]

 
 

Federal authorities investigating plane crash

Federal authorities investigating plane crash

Pilot from Illinois escaped unharmed By Jason Arndt Editor The Federal Aviation Administration has started its investigation into the crash of a seaplane, which ended up in Camp Lake on Monday, before the pilot swam ashore and got a ride home to Illinois. Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said the […]

 
 

Spook-tacular day

Spook-tacular day

      Brenda Smage, of Jolly Giants in Madison, towers over the crowd at Wehmhoff Square Park in downtown Burlington Oct. 27 during the annual Spooky City. The event attracted visitors from throughout the area for a costume parade, hayrides and trick or treating at downtown businesses. (Photo by Jason Arndt)

 
 

School tax rate to fall even if referendum passes

School tax rate to fall even if referendum passes

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The equalized property tax rate for the Burlington Area School District is projected to decrease for next year even if residents approve a $43.7 million referendum in Tuesday’s election. “It was a double whammy of good news,” Superintendent Peter Smet said following Monday’s meeting […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The Burlington Area School District will ask voters on Tuesday to support a $43.7 million facilities referendum that includes funding for a new middle school. Most voters likely assume that if the referendum passes school property taxes will go up. However, that doesn’t appear to be the case in […]

 
 
 
 
 

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