Man in alleged bank fraud is back in custody

A Chicago man suspected of defrauding area banks out more than $75,000 last fall is back in custody to face charges after allegedly skipping out on his bond in two counties. Jarrien Christian Jones, 26, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court last October with two counts of fraud against […]


Council OKs parkway signs for city rummage sale event

Council OKs parkway signs for city rummage sale event

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Burlington’s Common Council will allow residents to place yard sale signs in city-owned parkways during the annual citywide rummage sale held July 29 and 30. In a report to the council during the July 21 meeting, Alderman Edward Johnson said he received correspondence from a […]


DNR downplays cougar report

No evidence to back up Wheatland sighting, official says By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Despite a reported sighting of a cougar in the Town of Wheatland Tuesday, there was no evidence to support the claim, according to a Department of Natural Resource official. Wildlife Biologist Marty Johnson, who oversees both […]


New fire chief answers the call

New fire chief answers the call

Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty welcomes Fire Chief Alan Babe to the city after his hiring was officially approved at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting. Babe replaces Perry Howard, who resigned at the end of last year. (Photo by Jason Arndt)


A second helping of breakfast

A second helping of breakfast

Schaal family steps up for second straight year   By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Last year went so well, the Schaal Family decided to step up and make “Breakfast on the Farm” happen again. For the second straight year after a 15-year break, Racine County will have a dairy breakfast, served […]


Neighbors concerned about proposed special ed house

But city backs request to rezone property for district program By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A plan to rezone a residential property to institutional use ­– for the sole purpose of housing an educational program for young adults with developmental disabilities – drew concerns from Burlington residents in Tuesday’s Common […]


Planners back zoning for special ed. facility

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Area School District on Tuesday got approved for the next step in moving its Project Active Citizen program to a new home. The City of Burlington Plan Commission recommended approval of a request to rezone the property at 340 Church St. from single family […]


Residents ask town to restrict chickens near homes

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor For most people, the concept of raising chickens in a residential area likely involves single-digit numbers. One woman on Bohners Lake, however, has launched that number into the double digits – and her neighbors are none too happy. Several Bohners Lake residents came to the Town […]


Police say home where sex offender lived has been quiet

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor While last week’s arrest of an unregistered sex offender near Cooper School has some residents worried, the apartment complex where he was housed hasn’t generated a large number of calls made to the police. City of Burlington Police Lt. Brian Zmudzinski said Monday the property at […]


Zelich case slated for trial

By Kellen Olshefski staff writer The case of a 54-year-old former West Allis police officer charged with dumping the bodies of two women in the Town of Geneva in 2014 is scheduled for a 12-person jury trial in October. However, according to court records, it appears the case may be […]


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