Rochester Board approves Village Hall plans

Zoning changes needed to build separate structure By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer The Rochester Village Board Oct. 27 approved plans to construct a new village hall near the Rochester Library. The plan, commissioned by Anderson-Ashton Inc., was one of six presented to the board for review and approval. All the […]


Board makes tax levy official

It includes a surplus to offset future aid decreases By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It was all but a formality Tuesday evening – the real drama having occurred a night earlier in the Burlington High School gymnasium. The Burlington Area School District Board of Education for the second time approved […]


Armed with grant, city police crack down on seatbelt violators

Local officers issue 58 tickets in 12-hour period By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In the City of Burlington police log Tuesday, there seemed to be an abnormally large number of seatbelt violations being recorded – in fact, several whole pages were dedicated to them. The reason? Thanks to a grant […]


Raymond man’s thriving business goes to pot

Raymond man’s thriving business goes to pot

Deputies find nearly a ton of marijuana, sophisticated operations By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer After what officials are calling the biggest drug bust in the area’s history and possibly the state, a 44-year-old Raymond Township man remained in Racine County Jail as of Wednesday morning on a $1 million cash […]


Burger haven to get more seating, a new kitchen

Burger haven to get more seating,  a new kitchen

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If you’ve been anywhere near downtown Burlington lately – and more importantly, had a craving for a burger – you will have noticed a little change. Fred’s Parkview – a local restaurant that has boasted that it has “the world’s best burgers” now for 31 […]


Voters support tax levy increase

Volunteer Katie Simenson (from left) counts ballots Monday night at Burlington High School along with School Board Secretary Susan Kessler and Business Manager Peter Smet. District residents attending the meeting voted down a motion to freeze the tax levy at last year's level and approved a motion to increase the levy by 3.69 percent. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

After school district electors voted down keeping a flat tax levy Monday night — and a challenge by opponents to try and stop another vote on the tax levy increase  — the voters overwhelming approved the proposed tax levy of $20.37 million as originally proposed by the Burlington Area School […]


Santa breakfast tickets available Nov. 5

The 26th annual Breakfast With Santa and Elves, sponsored by the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce is Saturday, Dec. 3.  The first serving is at 9 a.m., and the second serving is at 11 a.m., at the Masonic Temple, 1021 – 11th Ave., Union Grove. Tickets go on […]


School Board members struggle with decision

Public meeting on tax levy is Monday night at BHS By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The last two months have provided an interesting insight into the inner workings of the Burlington Area School District budget process – and into the impact grassroots political organizations can have. But when it comes […]


Bones, jewelry and more at library

Dennis McCann presents: “Badger Boneyards,” on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 p.m. The bodies are buried, but the stories are not. From the ornate tombs of Milwaukee beer barons to displaced Chippewa graves and miniscule family plots, Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story unearths the stories of Wisconsin. Join […]


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 […]


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