DRIVEN…to care

DRIVEN…to care

Students make special connection at senior living center By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor There are certain staples to Christmas in the Burlington area. Santa’s Chalet, the annual parade – and the Burlington High School DRIVEN program out ringing bells to raise money for Love Inc. On Friday, about 100 students in […]


City moves to obtain easement for Aurora

Strip of land near precast plant eyed for water lines, bike path By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Burlington City Council on Tuesday cleared the way to begin negotiations with a local company for an easement that would accommodate a municipal water line and bicycle path to serve the […]


Two School Board seats will be on spring ballot

Two School Board seats will be on spring ballot

Incumbents have not declared intent The Burlington Area School District Board of Education seats currently held by Philip Ketterhagen and Roger Koldeway are up for election on the April 7 ballot. School district residents have until Jan. 6 to file the required paperwork to seek election to one of the […]


Two firms compete to advise BASD on benefits

Board is looking to get better deal on health insurance By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After two failed motions and a fair amount of discussion Monday night, the Burlington Area School District School Board voted to have two different benefits consultants pitch their proposals to the board. The current employee benefits […]


Cyber safety starts with personal vigilance

Consumers must be their own line of defense, banker says By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Dealing with cyber safety and battling hackers are nothing new to the banking industry. As Burlington Fox River State Bank’s Jeff Schmid explained recently, banks have numerous safety procedures and programs in place to protect customer […]


Duplessis was driving force behind St. Vincent de Paul

Duplessis was driving force behind St. Vincent de Paul

She’s remembered as a champion for the downtrodden By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor For many years, Sidonia “Toni” Duplessis gave a bright smile – and hope – to whomever walked through her door. Duplessis, the long-time driving force behind Burlington’s St. Vincent de Paul agency before it closed, died Dec. 6 […]


Mayor says compromise was best for city

Negotiating contract exit with Lahner saves money in long run, he says By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Depending on how you look at the situation, last week’s reduction of the buyout clause in City of Burlington Administrator Kevin Lahner’s contract is either costing the city $26,000 – or potentially saving the […]


‘Scrooge’ hits the stage at Malt House

‘Scrooge’ hits the stage at Malt House

The Haylofters will open a one-weekend-only run of “Scrooge The Musical” tonight at the Malt House Theater in Burlington. The show, a musical version of Charles Dickens’ favorite “A Christmas Carol,” runs Thursday through Sunday, though all tickets for Sunday are currently sold out. Tickets are $12 apiece, and can […]


Man charged for shoplifting big-screen TVs

A Milwaukee man who is currently serving an 18-month sentence for theft was charged recently with stealing big-screen televisions and other electronic equipment from the Burlington Walmart store. Ricardo A. Ocanas, 23, appeared in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday on felony retail theft charges for allegedly stealing nearly $2,000 in […]


Stepfather now charged in child abuse case

A stepfather who allegedly held down a 13-year-old Burlington girl while her mother whipped her with a belt has been charged with child abuse in Racine County Circuit Court. Bob A. Williams, 41, of Burlington, is charged with one count of physical abuse of a child – intentionally causing bodily […]


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