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Weather forces cancellation of festival’s Saturday outdoor events

Weather forces cancellation of festival’s Saturday outdoor events

But many Hot Chocolate Fest events are still a go this weekend Due to the weather forecast of snow for Friday night into Saturday, some of the Hot Chocolate Fest activities have been canceled, according to the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. All of the outdoor activities based at Wehmhoff Square […]

 
 

Major roadwork ahead

Major roadwork ahead

City targets portion of Milwaukee Avenue for reconstruction in 2019 By Jason Arndt Editor Road improvement projects are on the horizon in the City of Burlington, but to move forward, the Common Council on Feb. 5 will consider a task order with Kapur and Associates, Inc. to conduct construction management. […]

 
 

Town incorporation study will go to referendum

It remains to be seen if it’s even possible for township to become a village By Jason Arndt Editor When Town of Burlington voters receive their ballots on April 2 they will be asked one simple question: Should the Town of Burlington continue to explore becoming a village? The question, […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Town of Burlington voters in April will get a chance to weigh in on whether they believe it’s worthwhile for the township to continue studying the feasibility of incorporating into a village. The advisory referendum was approved on a 3-2 vote but not all agree on whether the ballot […]

 
 

City to consider Liars’ Club easement

City to consider Liars’ Club easement

Common Council to decide matter on Jan. 15 By Jason Arndt Editor The Burlington Common Council could consider whether to grant the Burlington Liars’ Club, 492 N. Pine St., an easement to allow the tavern to construct a balcony above city property at a meeting Tuesday, Jan. 15. The easement, […]

 
 

Mild weather forces Hot ChocolateFest to move

Mild weather forces Hot ChocolateFest to move

Upcoming winter festival will be held downtown; Echo Lake events modified for lack of ice By Jason Arndt Editor Burlington Hot ChocolateFest organizers decided to move the annual event from Echo Park to Wehmhoff Square Park because of unseasonably mild weather. The weather, according to Hot ChocolateFest committee member Stephen […]

 
 

Smet will retire as superintendent in June

Smet will retire as superintendent in June

School Board will consider his pending resignation on Monday By Jason Arndt Editor After more than three decades with the Burlington Area School District, Superintendent Peter Smet has decided to retire, effective June 30. “The time is right for my family and the time is right for the district,” Smet […]

 
 

Wood appointed to fill School Board vacancy

Wood appointed to fill School Board vacancy

Long-time resident brings educational background By Alex Johnson Correspondent The Burlington Area School District Board of Education, in search of a board member, appointed Diane Wood as its newest member at Monday’s meeting. Wood was selected from among four applicants and fills the seat left by Philip Ketterhagen, who resigned […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

The Burlington area School District Board of Education on Monday plugged the hole created by last month’s resignation of longtime board member Phil Ketterhagen. After two rounds of voting the board selected Diane Wood, who previously served on the board from 1992 to 1998, to serve the remainder of Ketterhagen’s […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 1: School referendum passes

TOP STORIES OF 2018 – No. 1: School referendum passes

District wins with proposal built on surveyed ‘tax tolerance’ A year and a half after voters rejected three separate referendum questions for the Burlington Area School District, district residents came back to the polls last November to pass what was deemed a tax tolerable capitol improvement plan. The November referendum […]

 
 
 
 
 

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