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Vos says lawmakers are working to improve budget

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor While much of the reaction around the state to the proposed biennial budget has been in response to cuts in education funding, State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos found himself answering mostly questions about a possible new Milwaukee Bucks arena Tuesday night. Vos – whose father, Tom, […]

 
 

Lynam named new Miss BAC

Lynam named new Miss BAC

Haley Lynam, a Racine native attending Marquette University, was named Miss Burlington Area ChocolateFest 2016 Saturday afternoon. Lynam defeated a field of three other competitors, and earned a $500 scholarship for the victory. She also won the top interview and top talent awards for the pageant – a Miss Wisconsin […]

 
 

Driver killed in two-car crash

Driver killed in two-car crash

A two-vehicle car crash on Highway 75 Sunday resulted in the death of one of the drivers. According to a press release from the Racine County Sheriff’s department, the Racine County Communications Center received a 911 call for a crash on 75 just south of Highway A in the Town […]

 
 

City turns within for new police chief

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The search for a new City of Burlington police chief will – for now – remain local. According to various sources, the Burlington Police and Fire Commission made the recommendation that the job be posted internally first. According to Lt. Mark Anderson, the only job requirement […]

 
 

ChocolateFest ready to ‘chew chew’ into town

ChocolateFest ready to ‘chew chew’ into town

The annual celebration of music and chocolate chugs into Burlington this week, with this year’s theme “Chew Chew for ChocolateFest.” Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the carnival opens Thursday, and the festival will run Friday through Monday. Friday hours run from 4 p.m. to midnight, while the hours are 10 a.m. […]

 
 

District to lay off part of one position

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Area School District School Board issued just one final teacher non-renewal notification May 11 – and only a partial one at that. Superintendent Peter Smet said Tuesday the non-renewal is for an art teaching position at Karcher Middle School. There will be a reduction […]

 
 

Your complete guide to ChocolateFest 2015

A young ChocolateFest visitor digs for treasures buried in chunks of chocolate at the 2014 festival in Burlington. The 2015 event begins Friday and runs through the Memorial Day weekend. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

The 2015 ChocolateFest begins Friday and runs through the Memorial Day weekend at the festival grounds in downtown Burlington. In additional to live entertainment, chef demonstrations, fireworks and carnival rides, the festival showcases the creamy confection that made the city famous in the Chocolate Experience Tent, which features a variety […]

 
 

Chamber survey seeks input on local commerce

Chamber survey seeks input on local commerce

The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce has launched a survey seeking the public’s input on what goods and services area residents would like to see in the community. The link to the online survey, developed by Burlington High School teacher Josh Dow’s social studies classes in consultation with chamber officials […]

 
 

Tree planted in name of long-time local 4-H leader

Tree planted in name of long-time local 4-H leader

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor There is little doubt in anyone’s mind that Arlene Roanhaus loved 4-H. “4-H gave her the opportunity to help kids to learn life skills,” said her oldest daughter, Darlene. “Teaching these skills and passing them on to children was her greatest reward. On Saturday, members of […]

 
 

Board approves strategic goals

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With one change in place, strategic goals for the Burlington Area School District were approved by the School Board Monday night. The goals – broken into five sections and defined through the Stakeholder Driven Strategic Planning conducted over the last few months – were unanimously approved […]

 
 
 
 
 

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