Past, present … and future?

Past, present … and future?

Haylee Bande (right) was crowned Miss Burlington Area ChocolateFest Saturday at the annual festival by the outgoing titleholder, Haley Lynam (center). At the right is 2017 Future BAC, Kennedy Stevens, who won the Burlington Rotary raffle prize last summer for the right to spend Friday and Saturday with the pageant […]


Dignitaries will mark festival’s anniversary

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor While all the people coming to Burlington may be excited about chocolate, the people who organize ChocolateFest are equally excited about Friday’s 30th anniversary opening. Among the special guests in attendance will be State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Rep. Samantha Kerkman and State Sen. Van Wanggaard, […]


Gov. Walker coming to ChocolateFest

Gov. Walker coming to ChocolateFest

  What was known by a select few became official late Thursday afternoon: Gov. Scott Walker is coming to ChocolateFest. Walker, along with several area politicians and some of the ChocolateFest organizers and long-time supporters, will host a ribbon cutting to officially open the festival Friday at 4 p.m. in […]


City picks front-runner for fire chief

Editor’s Note: The print version of the Standard Press went to press before the City of Burlington responded to an open records request for the six names. They are included in this online version. By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor City of Burlington Administrator Carina Walters confirmed Tuesday the city has narrowed […]


Carp roundup set

Wisconsin’s Free Fishing Day is Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5. No license or registration is required. Fish on the Fox River and Tichigan Lake and get $1 bounty for each carp Saturday and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. (6 inch minimum length) Catch carp by any legal means. Bring carp […]


ChocolateFest emerges as a favorite in election year

ChocolateFest emerges as a favorite in election year

Burlington is ready to celebrate its 30th ChocolateFest As Burlington’s ChocolateFest enters its 30th year, organizers can look back with nostalgia at how the annual event, held Memorial Day weekend, has evolved. There was a time when festival patrons had one question on their minds – “Where’s the chocolate?” Now, […]


District narrows building options

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Facing a long list of options, Burlington Area School District officials on Monday waded through and narrowed the focus of what it will do with the district’s facilities study. With 11 options – plus variations – on the table at Monday night’s BASD School Board meeting, […]


City hires consultant to address well contamination

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Looking at putting a large-scale water softener into place to remove radium and strontium, from the municipal water supply, the City of Burlington Common Council approved a consulting agreement with Doug Snyder of Baxter and Woodman Tuesday night. The contract with the city is for the […]


Council shuts down idea of chicken coops

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor If a small number of City of Burlington residents want to raise backyard chickens, they are going to need to be heard by the Common Council. By an unofficial count Tuesday night, the council decided not to move forward with efforts to put together an ordinance […]


BHS drama ready to go ‘All Out’

BHS drama ready to go ‘All Out’

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Just what people are willing to do for free money is at the heart of Burlington High School’s final dramatic production of the season, “All Out.” With contestants vying for a $100,000 grand prize, the show’s “national broadcast” will be Friday and Saturday in the BHS […]


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