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School Board set to approve budget Monday

By Alex Johnson Correspondent The Burlington Area School District Board of Education will consider approval of a budget for the 2017-18 school year at Monday night’s meeting. The meeting is slated to begin at 7 p.m. at Lincoln School, 100 N. Kane St. Last week the board’s Finance Committee recommended […]

 
 

City police officer dies

City police officer dies

Kitelinger, 27, was department’s new canine handler City of Burlington Police Officer Tanner Kitelinger, 27, died at his home Friday, likely as the result of medical issues stemming from diabetes, according to Police Chief Mark Anderson. Anderson said Kitelinger, who had been with the department since March 2015, had successfully […]

 
 

Award-winning photo

Award-winning photo

      This photo, “Farming Through the Generations,” taken by Kelsey Henderson, of Yorkville, a Racine County 4-H member, was chosen as a Top 12 photo in the 2017 Wisconsin 4-H and Youth State Photo Display. Henderson is a member of the Yorkville 4-H Club and has been participating in the […]

 
 

Rochester renews longtime assessor’s contract

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Rochester will continue its longstanding relationship with its municipal property assessor, following a recent decision by village officials. The village re-upped with Kathy Romanak for a one-year term that began June 1 and runs through May 31, 2018. The Village Board approved the contract May […]

 
 

Proposal for at-large City Council seats fails

  By Jason Arndt Staff Writer After two failed votes, the structure of Burlington Common Council will stay the stay the same, at least in foreseeable future. The Charter Ordinance proposal, which needs six votes to pass, called for a mixed council of one representative for each aldermanic district and […]

 
 

No bones about it

No bones about it

Street project delay will benefit pool project By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief What could have been a costly delay in the reconstruction of Kendall Street will likely end up saving Burlington taxpayers money on the construction of a new aquatic center, a city official said Tuesday. The $1.1 million street […]

 
 

Fire displaces two families; no injuries reported

Fire displaces two families; no injuries reported

Second-floor of home devastated by afternoon blaze By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Fire crews and equipment from 22 agencies descended upon Burlington Tuesday afternoon as a three-alarm fire displaced two families and all but destroyed a residential duplex at 773-775 N. Pine St. No injuries were reported, according to City […]

 
 

Concert series begins Thursday

Concert series begins Thursday

Milwaukee blues band to kickoff B-Town Sounds’ 2017 slate The popular B-Town Sounds outdoor concert series will open its 2017 season Thursday with an encore performance by Milwaukee blues band Altered Five Blues Band. The concert series is held twice a month on Thursdays in the bandstand at Echo Park in […]

 
 

UGHS fine-tunes focus on possible referendum

  By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Although more questions than answers remain in a possible facilities-related referendum at Union Grove High School, one component of the planning activities is coming into sharper focus. District Administrator Al Mollerskov said the district has narrowed the list of contractors associated with the exploratory process. […]

 
 

ChocolateFest shines after slow start

ChocolateFest shines after slow start

Attendance, sales finish ahead of 2016 numbers By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Although rain clouds hung over ChocolateFest’s opening night, the annual festival rebounded the rest of Memorial Day weekend to finish in the black and put a chocolate-smeared smile on the face of the volunteer organizers, according to Operations Committee […]

 
 
 
 
 

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