Burlington

Teacher retirements eliminate need for layoff notices

BASD will reduce staff for 2014-15 through attrition By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When the Burlington Area School District approaches the state-mandated deadline for initial notices of non-renewal this month, it won’t need to send any. Superintendent...

 

Family loses everything in house fire

Family loses everything in house fire

The home of Renee and Jim Michals was damaged in a fire April 7 in the Town of Lyons. Renee Michals said the couple and their two foster children were awaiting word on if and when they’d be able to return to the home. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart) Three...

 

4K enrollment meets expectations

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor     With the Burlington Area School District set to look at contracts with area providers Monday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m., the news on current 4-year-old kindergarten enrollment was met with high enthusiasm Monday...

 

Board defeats request to audit bus company’s finances

BASD extends contract for Thomas Bus as a preferred provider By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Just what should the Burlington Area School District expect out of Thomas Bus Company when it comes to finances? According to a vocal minority on the BASD...

 

Cause of furniture store fire expected soon

Cause of furniture store fire expected soon

Workers finish bringing out destroyed furniture from Schuette-Daniels Furniture Store last week. Inventory has been cleared from two of the three floors following a five-alarm fire. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart) By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor City...

 

Priest shortage brings change to local churches

Priest shortage brings change to local churches

Fr. James Volkert, currently pastor at St. Mary Immaculate Conception Parish in Burlington, will become pastor in June of a local three-parish cluster that includes St. Mary, St. Charles of Burlington and St. Joseph’s of Lyons. (Photo by Ed...

 

CBD oil bill signed into law

CBD oil bill signed into law

Members of the Schaeffer family of Burlington join Gov. Scott Walker (seated) and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (center, right) at the signing of a bill that legalizes the limited use of marijuana-derived CDB oil for the treatment of seizures....

 

City still looking at downtown retail options

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor     It’s been several years since Burlington began its downtown redevelopment.     First came the new parking garage, and with it, the Hampton Inn.     What was supposed to follow was a retail development...

 

City culling trees to curb spread of EAB

City culling trees to curb spread of EAB

Burlington DPW employee Mike Vant trims branches off an ash tree recently as city crews culled trees on Jefferson Street to stem the spread of the emerald ash borer. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart) By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor     People living...

 

Missing girls found after two-hour search

Pair were reported missing in Cedar Park neighborhood Residents of Burlington’s Cedar Park neighborhood were on edge for two hours Thursday night as family members, firefighters and law enforcement officials searched for two girls who had...

 
 
 
 

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