Town tax rate rises for the first time in 9 years

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor For the first time since 2006, the Town of Burlington is being forced to raise its property tax rate. Taking the small percentage allowed to them by the state, the Town of Burlington Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a tax levy of $1.67 million […]


City budget set to be discussed on Tuesday

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor While the City of Burlington budget went without comment at the Nov. 17 Common Council meeting, the city is still working to put all the pieces into place. City Administrator Carina Walters said Tuesday that the city is looking at a mill rate of $9.12 per […]


Woman keeps up crusade for anti-seizure drug

Woman keeps up crusade for anti-seizure drug

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Burlington resident Sally Schaeffer has logged a lot of miles over the last week and a half. Continuing to fight for the legalization of cannabadiol – or CBD Oil – as a treatment for seizure patients, Schaeffer has traveled to Washington, come back home, had knee […]


District gets jump on health insurance for 2016-17

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After struggling with a tight deadline for a decision on health insurance in recent years, Burlington Area School District Superintendent Peter Smet decided something needed to change. As a result, Jeffrey Ireland – the district’s representative with M3 Insurance – came to brief the School Board […]


Apartment renovation project earns awards

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After a much-needed renovation was completed earlier this year, Riverview Manor apartment complex in Burlington has pulled in a handful of awards as a result. The Wisconsin Council for Affordable and Rural Housing recently announced that Riverview won its annual Property of the Year, Site Manager […]


District mulls grade configuration changes

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With a facilities study looming in the near future, the answer the Burlington Area School District School Board got on its grade configuration study wasn’t what School Board President Jim Bousman wanted Monday night. “I have to say, I’m a little disappointed,” Bousman said. “I was […]


Attorney Lloyd was a community leader, philanthropist

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Known for both his job as a lawyer and his community service, Patrick “Pat” Lloyd left a lasting mark on Burlington. Lloyd, 85, died in Madison Nov. 14, leaving behind a law firm with his name and a legacy of lending help when needed. “I don’t […]


Imprisoned addicts offer cautionary stories for students

Imprisoned addicts offer cautionary stories for students

  By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor If a visitor looked at Julia Bell, Natalie Coenen, Chelsea Kosier and Stephanie Deyot sitting side by side on the stage at the Burlington High School Nov. 12, little would have seemed amiss. Aside from all four wearing what looked like green medical scrubs and […]


Holiday window painting contest set

Lynch GM Superstore is holding a holiday window-painting contest for ages 4-10. Paintings should reflect “The Peanuts Movie” celebrating the holidays. All materials will be supplied by Lynch. Registration forms must be filled out and returned to Lynch no later than Wednesday, Nov. 25. Space is limited and participants will […]


Woman accused of identity theft

A 26-year-old Burlington woman was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Nov. 10 after allegedly opening credit cards in someone else’s name. Kelly Lund is facing a pair of felony personal identity theft charges – both Class H felonies – after allegedly opening 15 different credit accounts in addition to […]


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