Aurora plans move forward ¬– this time with little comment

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When the public hearing for the proposed Aurora facility on Spring Valley Road in Burlington opened Tuesday night, the City of Burlington Common Council was, to say the least, surprised. Residents of Spring Valley Road, a number of whom were also at last week’s Plan Commission […]


School Board votes to oppose shelter site

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It’s not so much about “not in my back yard,” Burlington residents have said about a proposed Women’s Resource Center of Racine shelter and program center in the city. It’s more, “not across the street from where my children go to school.” Opposition showed up both […]


Registrations up for Turkey Trot 5K

Town Bank’s Turkey Trot, held each year on Thanksgiving Day in Burlington, continues to grow in popularity, as evidenced by this year’s registration rate – up 20 percent over 2013’s race, according to race organizers. This fourth annual 5K could have a record-breaking 800-plus participants on its scenic course around […]


Lahner to leave for Waukesha

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor City of Burlington Administrator Kevin Lahner says he wasn’t looking for a new job. One just happened to find him. Lahner was announced Friday as the new city administrator for the City of Waukesha. Lahner’s contract has yet to be approved by the Waukesha City Council, […]


Local man finds Aaron Rodgers’ wallet

Burlington resident James Plitzuweit recently found Aaron Rodgers’ “wallet” in a contest and charity effort sponsored by Associated Bank. Plitzuweit found the wallet at the Associated Bank branch on Milwaukee Avenue. The lost wallet is part of a fan engagement promotion by the state’s largest bank. Plitzuweit found the wallet […]


Neighbors speak out against Aurora facility

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Residents of Spring Valley Road had a clear message for the City of Burlington Plan Commission Tuesday night. They moved to the rural setting for a reason – and having a new Aurora Health Care facility in their backyards isn’t it. About 20 to 30 people […]


BHS one-act play to make 12th straight state appearance

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington High School one-act play production team might be on the most successful run of any activity in school history. The one-act play – this year, it’s the musical “Lucky Stiff” – performed at a sectional competition Saturday in Waukesha and advanced to the Wisconsin […]


Lahner to leave Burlington for Waukesha

Lahner to leave Burlington for Waukesha

He has been city administrator for seven years By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington is in the market for a new city administrator. Kevin Lahner announced via Twitter late Friday afternoon that he would be taking a similar position in the City of Waukesha. “Mixed emotions today,” Lahner […]


Furniture store finds a buyer

Furniture store finds a buyer

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor An iconic downtown Burlington building will likely have a new owner next week. The Schuette-Daniels Furniture building, which has sat empty since April when a fire devastated the business, is expected to be sold to Shad and Kristine Branen. The scheduled sale closing is Monday. The […]


Residents rail against shelter location

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Burlington residents aren’t convinced the Women’s Resource Center of Racine needs to place a domestic violence shelter in the city. What’s more? Those same residents can’t fathom why the WRC would choose a building across the street from a school. Just two weeks after word of […]


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