Gas prices continue steady climb

With analysts predicting that peak prices are still months away, average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 7.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.82 per gallon on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.8 cents per gallon in the last week to […]


City may put more pop in July 4 fireworks

Mayor asks council to improve or eliminate annual sky show By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The thought of a Fourth of July celebration without fireworks was too much for several aldermen who on Tuesday encouraged their counterparts to double the amount of money the city spends on its Independence […]


The school budget challenge

Massive cuts, higher taxes or a combination of both is in store for BASD By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief As he launched a month-long community budget information tour Monday, Burlington Area School District Superintendent David Moyer set out to correct what he considers misinformation regarding district operations, lay out […]


Governor signs bill to benefit local vets home

Gov. Scott Walker signs new legislation at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Union Grove to convert the now-vacant Gates Hall into a 38-bed skilled nursing facility. (Photo by Julie Rossman)

Union Grove facility will be upgraded By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer   Just a few days after proclaiming 2012 as the Year of the Veteran, Gov. Scott Walker visited the Wisconsin Veterans Home In Union Grove March 2, signing legislation to move forward a renovation that converts Gates Hall into a […]


Last call for any ’80s contracts giving ‘forever’ guarantees

New WSD rates will soon kick in By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor As an accomplished saxophonist, practicing attorney, and elected commissioner for the Waterford Sanitary District, Jeff Santaga has no need to toot his own horn. But Santaga is quick to tout the merits of recent WSD initiatives – while […]


Hooked on the farm life

Brian and Renee Schaal, on their Burlington dairy farm with their children Mike and Ashley, were recently named Outstanding Young Farmers of America. They were among four couples in the nation to earn the honor. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Schaals find satisfaction in hard work By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer                   Brian and Renee Schaal grew up on farms.                   So, it was no surprise that when both chose to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Renee a 1998 Sun Prairie High School graduate, Brian the same year from […]


City to offer some county services

Shift from Western Racine County Service Center to City Hall set for March 14 By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief City of Burlington officials on Tuesday approved an agreement to provide some Racine County services at City Hall. The action by the City Council staves off elimination of those services […]


TLC campaign raises the roof

Celebrating the successful conclusion of their “Live Outside the Box” fundraising campaign are Transitional Living Center (from left) caseworkers Jennifer Loiacano and Katie Street (seated), Director Cristen Chaffee and Fox River State Bank Marketing Director Erin Anderson. The bank partnered with TLC on the campaign and marked the progress of the drive by constructing a miniature home near the bank’s entrance. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Fundraiser exceeds its goal By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief It didn’t take long for the generous people of Burlington to meet and exceed the fundraising goal set by the Transitional Living Center’s “Live Outside the Box” campaign. The month-long effort amassed $13,000 for the operation of the local non-profit […]


Police lock on to seat belt initiative

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Over the past several months, the City of Burlington Police Department has stepped up its efforts in seat belt enforcement. That extra attention – thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety – is paying off, Police Chief […]


Standing up for kids

Standing up for kids

Heiligenthal honored aiding youth sports By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For long-time Burlington resident Stan Heiligenthal, being involved in youth baseball and helping out youngsters around the community was never a matter of duty. It was just what he did. Heiligenthal’s commitment to youth sports – including his longtime involvement […]


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