Mother charged for allegedly whipping girl, 13, with belt

A Burlington woman was charged Monday with multiple counts of child abuse for allegedly beating her 13-year-old daughter with a belt on two separate days last week. Victoria L. Smoger, 34, appeared in Racine County Circuit Court Monday on two felony counts each of physical abuse of a child and […]


Teacher turns in surprise run in Chicago

  By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington area had quite the presence Saturday in Chicago. Eight different Burlington runners participated in the Chicago Marathon Sunday, with the top finish coming from Burlington High School teacher Matt Nie. Nie, whose previous personal best had been roughly 3 hours, 23 minutes, bested […]


CCHS students see the dangers of texting and driving

CCHS students see the dangers of texting and driving

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Wisconsin State Trooper Steve Lindemann has lived the nightmare portion of his job. He’s had to knock on doors and tell people – a parent, a spouse, a significant other – that someone they love is dead in a traffic accident. “Usually, I’m accompanied by a […]


County gives $1 million shove to City Hall project

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Since 2010, Burlington Mayor Bob Miller has been eyeing the possibility of sharing a government building with Racine County – and sharing the cost of construction of that new building. “My goal, and I’ve made no bones about it, is to have a government center in […]


Yik Yak gets big yuck from school officials

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A new social media mobile app is has drawn fire on a national level – and now is getting the boot in Burlington as well. The app, called Yik Yak, has made headlines since earlier this year, but only this week has Burlington High School gotten […]


Shutout in office search, candidate goes mobile

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Challenging 63rd Assembly District representative and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos in an election was bound to be challenging for Democrat Andy Mitchell. It got a little harder for Mitchell – a resident of Rochester – when he tried to find a Burlington campaign office in the […]


Local church to hold appraisal event

Burlington United Methodist Church, 857 W. State St., is hosting an antique and collectible appraisal fair on Saturday Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Certified appraiser Barbara Eash will give verbal appraisals for $5 per item with a maximum of three items. Welcome items include lamps, jewelry, tribal […]


Haitian visitor weaves Mozayik of hope

Haitian visitor weaves Mozayik of hope

Augustin raises funds to purchase land for earthquake refugees By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor These days, what Mona Augustin calls home is a political mess. In his home in Haiti when the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit in January 2010, people of his village thought he was dead until he emerged from […]


Casting a Godspell

Casting a Godspell

  Actor/director Hoffman has been involved in nine productions of show By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor For local actress, singer and director Jenny Hoffman, the musical “Godspell” has always been about creating a magical environment. “Every time I’ve done ‘Godspell,’ there’s been magic from day one,” said Hoffman, who is in […]


City, county eye joint government service center

New facility could replace aging City Hall By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Racine County Executive James Ladwig has earmarked $1.1 million in his proposed 2015 budget for a western Racine County service center to be built in conjunction with the City of Burlington. “The Service Center will be a […]


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