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Clean it up, or else

City threatens owner of car lot with permit revocation By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In no uncertain terms Tuesday night, the City of Burlington plan commission made it clear that Jeff Way – and his business at 1157 Milwaukee Ave. – was down to its last chance. “My feeling is […]

 
 

Rochester re-zoning issue moves out of committee

Plan Commission sends recommendation to board By Tracy Ouellette Staff Writer The Village of Rochester Plan Commission voted unanimously Monday night to recommend the re-zoning needed to accommodate construction of a new Village Hall. The P-1 and P-2 zoning changes are necessary if the village wants to build the Village […]

 
 

Ton of dope can’t pay a $1 million bond

By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor Despite charges that he was running a multi-million dollar marijuana operation, a 44-year-old Raymond township man remained in custody Wednesday on a $1 million bond. John Gay is charged with multiple felonies after agents with the Metro Drug Unit, federal High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas Program […]

 
 

Toy drive nets a reigning ‘Idol’

Burlington High School sophomores Bianca Clayton (left) and Madison Epping gather with some of the 2,707 toys students, staff and community members donated to the Toys for Tots campaign. The school’s donation won a concert from American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

McCreery will perform at BHS Monday By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Scotty McCreery, the deep-voiced teen sensation of American Idol fame, will be at Burlington High School Monday to perform, visit with students and thank them for their contributions to the Toys for Tots campaign. School officials learned late […]

 
 

CCHS to host Vets Day ceremony

Catholic Central High School will host a Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning featuring a keynote address from Randy Miller, a U.S. Marine with 22 years service. The ceremony begins at 9:50 a.m. in Topper Hall on the school’s State Street campus. Miller, who served in war zones in the Middle […]

 
 

Fame and fortune

Gabby’s Palace owner Dave Corbett (center) celebrates for the camera with his friends, family and patrons Wednesday morning. Corbett was presented a check for more than $13,000 from the state’s unclaimed property program. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Good Morning America captures local couple’s unclaimed property windfall By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief While Burlington got a few minutes in the national television spotlight Wednesday, it was a local couple who ended up with the big payday. Dave and Sandy Corbett, owners of Gabby’s Palace tavern and restaurant […]

 
 

Ball diamond to get sprinklers, library to get carpeting

By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Burlington Little League will be allowed to install a sprinkler system at Branen Field on the city’s west side. The City Council approved the project Tuesday. Mayor Bob Miller said the Little League organization will pay for the equipment and installation necessary for the […]

 
 

Living the ‘green’ life

Village considers participating in recycling competition By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Recycling could be a buzzword in Union Grove in the next few years if village officials move forward with a proposal to participate in an advocacy organization’s initiative to promote the virtues of green living. Recyclebank and Johnson Wax have […]

 
 

BHS wins McCreery concert

BHS wins McCreery concert

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will perform a concert at Burlington High School on Monday, Nov. 14, to reward students there for collecting the most toys in a concert sponsored by Milwaukee radio station FM 106. On Tuesday, school officials were still working to iron out the details of the […]

 
 

High school play opens Thursday

UGHS to present ‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’ UGHS’s theatre department is currently working on its newest production, ‘A Bad Year for Tomatoes’ written by John Patrick and produced with permission by Dramatists Theatre Inc. The play follows the famous Hollywood actress, Myra Marlowe, who heads out into the country […]

 
 
 
 
 

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