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Former city sergeant enters not guilty plea

Former city sergeant enters not guilty plea

Baumhardt resigned after he was accused of sex assault By Jason Arndt Editor A former City of Burlington police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct while on duty pleaded not guilty to assault charges at a Nov. 15 arraignment in Racine County Circuit Court. Matthew Baumhardt, 30, who resigned from the […]

 
 

Board nixes resident’s request for backyard chickens permit

Board nixes resident’s request for backyard chickens permit

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After a robust discussion, Village of Waterford officials have denied a resident’s request to keep chickens in her backyard — for now, at least. Brittany Reindl, who lives in the 300 block of East Division Street, went before the Village Board on Nov. 12 and asked […]

 
 

Grove officials have final review of budget before adoption

Village scheduled to vote on spending plan Monday By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Union Grove Village Board and department heads had one last preliminary review of the $2.56 million draft budget at a meeting recently. Village Administrator Mark Janiuk said “no major changes” were incorporated into the draft document reviewed […]

 
 

City fire department seeks new turnout gear

City fire department seeks new turnout gear

Nearly half does not meet specifications By Jason Arndt Editor While the City of Burlington Fire Department has 50 sets of turnout gear for its firefighters, department officials found 20 of them do not meet National Fire Protection Association standards. Turnout gear includes boots, jackets, pants and helmets, among other […]

 
 

City tax rate declines

City tax rate declines

Budget includes rate drop of more than $1 By Jason Arndt Editor When City of Burlington property owners open their next tax bill, they will see a drop in their municipal tax rate as part of the 2019 adopted budget, which passed unanimously at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting. Compared to […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      In most recent years, property tax time – which coincides with the holiday season – usually meant a lump of coal for property owners. The soon-to-be-sent tax bills for the coming year, however, have a bit of good news for many residents. Both the City of Burlington and the […]

 
 

Shooting in Wheatland leaves one dead, another injured

Shooting in Wheatland leaves one dead, another injured

Suspects, both of Racine, arrested at nearby restaurant By Jason Arndt Editor A home invasion in the Town of Wheatland turned deadly Thursday, when two suspects broke through a front door, and opened fire at the four residents inside. One of the four residents returned fire, which left the two […]

 
 

A tribute to service

A tribute to service

Speakers hail the sacrifices of military service By Jason Arndt Editor State Sen. Van Wanggaard’s father, a veteran of multiple conflicts, would be 101 years old today. Wanggaard, whose father, Herluf, died in 1997, reflected on his service as the keynote speaker of Monday’s Veterans Day service hosted by the […]

 
 

Murder plot shook community to its core

Murder plot shook community to its core

Officials look back on incident that put Burlington in headlines around the world By Jason Arndt Editor Before sunrise 20 years ago, Mayor Jeannie Hefty remembered waking up to a phone call, which put the City of Burlington on the map for an unfortunate reason. Hefty, in her first tour […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      It was 20 years ago Friday when a plot to kill staff and students and Burlington High School was discovered, sending shockwaves through the community and putting Burlington in headlines around the world. In the two decades since then, school shootings have become a tragically regular occurrence and have […]

 
 
 
 
 

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