Burlington

School Board cuts cost of referendum options

Change comes in response to survey showing lower tax tolerance By Alex Johnson Correspondent The Burlington Area School District Board of Education narrowed the options for a potential November referendum to three Monday. A final vote is expected later this month. The three options are: Option 1, estimated at $48.1 […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      It’s been 12 months to the date when what initially seemed like an ordinary summer rainstorm turned into a deluge of epic proportions The flood of July 2017 had a multi-million-dollar impact on the Burlington area and changed the way things get done by city government. In this week’s […]

 
 

Best little musical in town

Best little musical in town

Haylofters to sing about brothel’s downfall By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The title and the topic may be risqué, but the show itself is full of fun and music, Director Pamela Schroeder says of the Haylofters upcoming production of “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.” The show, which peaked […]

 
 

Grant provides swimming lessons for kids from low-income families

Grant provides swimming lessons for kids from low-income families

New Aquatic Center partners Health Department, Love Inc. on initiative By Jason Arndt Staff Writer When the Central Racine County Health Department issued a grant for free swimming lessons at the new Burlington Community Aquatic Center, it opened a new opportunity for children from low-income families to afford the lessons, […]

 
 

Revitalized by rookies

Revitalized by rookies

Influx of new officers changes look of city’s police force By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Within the last few months, the City of Burlington Police Department has been revitalized, according to Chief Mark Anderson, due to five new hires. The department, which has already seen an influx of new hires […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      With five new officers in the past seven months – and several more over the course of the past two years – the City of Burlington Police Department has a new look these days. And what the department has lost in experience as the result of retirements, has been […]

 
 

Venetian Fest features food, music, fireworks

Venetian Fest features food, music, fireworks

Event is Saturday at Fischer Park on Browns Lake Saturday, July 7, marks the annual Browns Lake Venetian Festival in Burlington. The festival boasts live music, a ski show, fireworks and more. Attendees can also look forward to more spectacular fireworks, as the fireworks budget was increased this year. The […]

 
 

Firefighters to host July 4 dance in Echo Park

Firefighters to host July 4 dance in Echo Park

City’s fireworks display will begin at dusk The City of Burlington Fire Department will hold its annual dance on July 4. Festivities start at 2 p.m. at Echo Park. Tickets are $2 including entry into a cash raffle. A baggo tournament begins at 3 p.m. Lunchmoney Bullies will perform from […]

 
 

Consultant says downtown is key to community’s success

Secret shopper advises communities to look inward By Alex Johnson Correspondent Over the course of nearly a week, Roger and Jane Brooks of Roger Brooks International, secretly shopped the business districts in Burlington and Waterford posing as visitors in an effort to measure the allure of both communities. The couple […]

 
 

Browns Lake group seeks to retain ski spotters

Browns Lake group seeks to retain ski spotters

Advisory board is worried about safety on busy local lake By Jason Arndt Staff Writer For decades, a state law required spotters on motorboats pulling water skiers on area lakes, but the safety provision changed in March when Gov. Scott Walker authorized an amendment passed by the Wisconsin legislature. The […]

 
 
 
 
 

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