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Most local schools again exceed expectations

BASD exceeds state averages in nearly all measured areas By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Five of seven schools in the Burlington Area School District exceed or significantly exceed expectations in the latest round of report cards issued by the state Department of Public Instruction on Monday. The other two […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

In nearly 28 years on the job as a City of Burlington police officer, Sgt. John Fisher often dealt with the ugly side of the community he called home. But he didn’t let it get him down. Read about how the newly retired Fisher found balance and purpose in his […]

 
 

A veteran and a grandpa

A veteran and a grandpa

Matthew Von Bergen shares a moment with his grandpa, veteran Glen Von Bergen, during Yorkville School’s Veterans Day event on Nov. 10. The program gave students a chance to interview and honor local veterans and family members who served. 

 
 

Casey’s eyes land in Rochester for convenience store

Casey’s eyes land in Rochester for convenience store

Store and gas station eyed for site at highways 83 and 36 By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A gas station and convenience store could occupy a site in one of Rochester’s most high profile sites, but the property will have to be rezoned for plans to move forward. Clerk-treasurer Betty Novy […]

 
 

Search for missing woman resumes

Search for missing woman resumes

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office resumed a search Nov. 6 for a Town of Dover woman who went missing in June. The office is continuing to investigate the disappearance of Lynn Rickard, 59, and has continued to investigate information received from the public. Rickard was reported missing from her Town […]

 
 

School Board still not set on survey options

Questions are key to setting 2018 referendum By Alex Johnson Correspondent Before it decides what building options will go to a referendum next year, the Burlington Area School District Board of Education must decide what options will make the cut when it comes to a survey of district residents. That […]

 
 

Vandals shoot out car windows

Investigators from two departments are attempting to find the person or persons who shot out windows on nearly 50 vehicles Saturday night. The Racine County Sheriff’s Department reports that 32 vehicles were struck in the Village of Union Grove between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. In the City of Burlington another […]

 
 

With honor and thanks

With honor and thanks

Members of the Burlington veterans rifle drill team stand at attention as drill team leader Bob Boulden plays Taps on an automated bugle Saturday during Burlington’s Veterans Day Ceremony at Veterans Terrace. The ceremony featured tributes to military service, an update on development of a permanent veterans memorial in Echo […]

 
 

Worker allegedly stole watch from 97-year-old at assisted living facility

A pretrial conference is scheduled for Jan. 19 for a Burlington woman charged with stealing from a resident at a Burlington assisted living facility. Elizabeth J. Reda, 20, was charged Oct. 16 in Racine County Circuit Court with felony theft against an elderly or disabled person. According to the criminal […]

 
 

Welcome home, Ryan

Welcome home, Ryan

Helicopter pilot from Burlington receives warm greeting upon return from Afghanistan By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Ever since he was a young boy, Ryan Calkins said, he knew he wanted to be a helicopter pilot and serve his country in the military. And while military service is fraught with […]

 
 
 
 
 

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