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City readies budget for public scrutiny

Lahner says 2012 proposal will be ‘fairly austere’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Thanks to a new addition to the City of Burlington budget process, City Administrator Kevin Lahner believes the city is significantly ahead of where it has been in the past in terms of planning. That said, Lahner […]

 
 

District cranks up PR machine

Officials attempt to put budget actions in perspective By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If there is one thing that has frustrated Burlington Area School District Superintendent David Moyer throughout the last two months, it’s been what he feels is misinformation being circulated in the community. “I think that there’s been […]

 
 

Teen charged with burglary, theft, forgery

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor An 18-year-old Union Grove woman is charged with one count of felony burglary to a dwelling as a repeat offender; two felony counts of forgery as a repeat offender; and two misdemeanor theft charges of property valued under $2,500 as a repeat offender for allegedly breaking […]

 
 

WHS students earn AP Scholar Awards

The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 18 percent of the more than 1.8 million […]

 
 

Magic added to Spooky City lineup

Magic added to Spooky City lineup

A magic show has been added to the list of events included in this year’s 22nd annual Spooky City Saturday in downtown Burlington. Members of the Milwaukee Society of Magicians will provide close-up and stage magic shows at the Plaza Theater beginning at noon. Following the show, the Western Racine […]

 
 

Local businesses prepare for new gun law

They’ll have to decide whether to prohibit weapons on premises By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Like it or hate it, life in the State of Wisconsin is set to change Nov. 1. The state’s new concealed carry law will go into effect next Tuesday, and while the City of Burlington […]

 
 

Tax levy becomes a line in the sand

Residents can make their feelings known Monday By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Area School District’s contentious tax levy approval process will reach a crescendo Monday when residents throughout the district will have a chance to be heard at an annual meeting redo. With the state deadline for approval […]

 
 

Welcome to the Great Pumpkinfest!

Event set for Saturday at UGUHS Children and adults are invited to come in costume to Union Grove’s Great Pumpkinfest, being held Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the gymnasium at Union Grove Union High School, 3433 S. Colony Ave. Vie for prizes by bringing in […]

 
 

Trash talking on Facebook leads to WHS cafeteria fight

Trash talking on Facebook leads to WHS cafeteria fight

Citations, suspensions issued By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor A hair-pulling food fight broke out in the cafeteria of Waterford High School Oct. 27, resulting in about a dozen student suspensions. Municipal citations for disorderly conduct are being issued to eight girls – all believed to be freshmen – who were […]

 
 

Grandparents with class

Grandparents with class

Catholic Central High School student Maggie Smith (right) visits with her grandmother Barbara Ruetz during the school’s Grandparents Day Oct. 13. In addition to visiting classes, 102 grandparents participated in Mass, enjoyed a band and choir concert and shared lunch with the students.

 
 
 
 
 

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