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Philanthropist Wagner left a legacy locally and around the globe

Philanthropist Wagner left a legacy locally and around the globe

Richard (Dick) Wagner, a local pilot, businessman and philanthropist whose humanitarian efforts left a lasting impact on the Burlington area and touched far corners of the globe, died Sunday of a heart attack at his home in Lyons. Wagner, 74, and his wife Roberta (Bobbie) are perhaps best known locally […]

 
 

Gasoline price forecast ‘ugly,’ according to analyst

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.25, according to gasoline price website WisconsinGasPrices.com. Including the change in […]

 
 

Fire station theft baffles officials

Rescue squad equipment stolen By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A thief broke into the City of Burlington fire station last weekend and stole a defibrillator, among other things, leaving at least one rescue squad member baffled. Jeff Koenen, captain of the Burlington Area Rescue Squad, said the investigation is ongoing […]

 
 

DNR advises on steps to take while living among area’s urban coyotes

Because of a recent coyote attack on a small dog in Racine County, the Department of Natural Resources is advising Wisconsin residents to learn about strategies for living with urban coyotes. Coyotes are one of the most adaptable predators in Wisconsin. They are found throughout the state from the forests […]

 
 

Town incumbents still without declared opposition

Filing deadline is Jan. 3 By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With the deadline approaching for filing papers to run for Burlington Town Board positions, it appeared as of Wednesday that only the incumbents – Joan Boehm and Jeff Lang – were going to run. Boehm was the only person to […]

 
 

City puts streets on low-sodium diet

City puts streets on low-sodium diet

DPW tests brine as alternative rock salt on roads By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If you’ve been around the City of Burlington any time in the last month, you’ve probably been wondering why a tanker truck has been spraying what appears to be water on the streets when it’s likely […]

 
 

Car dealership thefts bring multiple charges

Car dealership thefts bring multiple charges

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer A Burlington man is charged with multiple felonies for allegedly stealing catalytic converters and accessory parts off vehicles in Union Grove and Burlington dealership lots, then selling the converters and parts for cash. According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit Court: Burlington […]

 
 

New voter ID rules could bring hassles and delays at the polls

New voter ID rules could bring hassles and delays at the polls

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor In light of new state voter ID requirements, local clerks say it’s not too early to get familiar with the new rules to avoid surprises and delays at the polls this year. The statewide 2012 spring election is Tuesday, April 3. Any primaries needed will […]

 
 

A look back at 2011

Members of the Burlington High School girls volleyball team celebrate their WIAA Division 1 state championship in early November. Catholic Central High School’s team captured the Division 4 title to make Burlington the only city to simultaneously hold two state volleyball titles.

Burlington’s top 20 news stories ranked by newspaper staff Time magazine selected the protester as its person of the year for 2011. And while the protester as depicted by Time may be too strong a term for the type of political activists that stepped to the forefront of Burlington area’s […]

 
 

Lack of interest could prompt city to consider shrinking council

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer While Mayor Bob Miller doesn’t think the decision by two city aldermen not to seek office again will significantly affect the City Council, change may soon be coming anyhow. Aldermen Jeff Fischer and Jim Prailes formally declared last week that they would not seek re-election, […]

 
 
 
 
 

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