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A beast of a tale

A beast of a tale

Recent sighting adds to lore of Bray Road beast By Todd Mishler Copy Editor Danny Morgan, a resident of Menomonee Falls, was driving north in the area of Townline Road in Spring Prairie at around 10 p.m. Jan. 27, returning home after visiting a friend in Lake Geneva. Morgan, 32, […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Do you believe in werewolves? A Menomonee Falls man didn’t – until he drove through western Walworth County and saw something that looked like a big dog walking on its hind legs. Could it be the Beast of Bray Road, a creature of local lore? Whatever it was, you […]

 
 

Casey’s applies full-court press in area

Casey’s applies full-court press in area

Gas station-convenience store eyes sites in multiple communities; council to consider Burlington proposal Tuesday By Ryan Spoehr Staff Writer An aggressive expansion by Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s General Store is being seen throughout the Southern Lakes area, with building proposals and pending sales to the company. Two Southern Lakes area communities […]

 
 

Authorities find missing hiker, 79

Authorities find missing hiker, 79

Hiker was hungry and thirsty, but in otherwise good condition, authorities said Authorities using three K-9 units found a hiker who was reported missing in a Rochester nature preserve for a few hours Saturday. The man, 79, of Milwaukee, went for a hike around noon in what the Racine County […]

 
 

Waterford Graded officials mint district’s 2018-19 calendar

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent School officials in the Waterford Graded district have minted a 2018-19 calendar that closely mimics plans assembled at Waterford Union High School and other area K-8 feeder districts. The WGSD School Board on Jan. 29 approved the calendar after months of review and collaboration with nearby […]

 
 

Senior Center could open next week

Senior Center could open next week

President says programming will return once new facility is ready By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Burlington Senior Center is in the midst of its transition to the former Knights of Columbus building on East State Street and is eyeing a possible return to regular programming next week, according […]

 
 

Cold cuts

Cold cuts

A trio of City of Burlington Department of Public Works employees rake up branches while trimming trees in Echo Park this week. Crews often handle trimming duties in winter when trees are less susceptible to disease and other outdoor maintenance task are on hold for warmer weather. (Photo by Ed […]

 
 

School survey to ask how much voters are willing to pay

District will attempt to match referendum desires with cost tolerance By Alex Johnson Correspondent A general outline and format for a community survey regarding a proposed facilities referendum was accepted by the Burlington Area School District Board of Education following a session Monday with a consultant. The board met with […]

 
 

Yorkville brings referendum question back for April election

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent When it failed by a narrow 21-vote margin last spring, officials in the Yorkville School District indicated a referendum question asking voters for permission to exceed the state’s revenue caps would likely re-emerge in a future election. This week, district officials followed through on the sentiment, […]

 
 

Man stabbed at local tavern; suspect arrested

Man stabbed at local tavern; suspect arrested

A 54-year-old man was stabbed at a tavern in the Town of Burlington Friday night after what authorities described as an argument over a game of pool. Racine County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the Countryside Pub, 8225 McHenry St., about 9:25 p.m. Friday for a report of a stabbing. […]

 
 
 
 
 

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