Burlington

School Board seeks consensus on superintendent evaluation

By Alex Johnson Correspondent Members of the Burlington Area School District Board of Education are working to come up with a productive method for evaluating the job performance of Superintendent Peter Smet. School Board President Jim Bousman on Monday made a motion to the Personnel Committee, to evaluate Smet using […]

 
 

BASD is still wrestling with facility survey

Maintenance-only option remains point of contention By Alex Johnson Correspondent What type of information does the Burlington Area School District School Board want to gather from the facility planning survey that will shape a referendum later this year? That is the question that the board discussed at Monday’s meeting. Among […]

 
 

Burlington High to host show choir competition Saturday

Burlington High to host show choir competition Saturday

BHS choir to present exclusive-rights performance Burlington High School will host its eighth annual Chocolate City Showcase show choir competition on Saturday. Preliminary performances begin at 7:35 a.m. and continue throughout the day, according to Penny Yanke, choral director at BHS. The finals are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. […]

 
 

New store hits the mark for Love Inc.

New store hits the mark for Love Inc.

Director says facility better serves agency’s mission By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Although Love Inc.’s new household goods store and donation center has been open a little more than a week, Executive Director Barbara Howard said she believes it will be a boon to the independent social service agency’s […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

Last month, City of Burlington planners told representatives of Casey’s General Store to go back to the drawing board and return with an upgraded design for their convenience store and gas station that better matched other buildings in the area. Casey’s officials did just that and were rewarded with a […]

 
 

VIDEO: Project superintendent provides update on aquatic center construction

VIDEO: Project superintendent provides update on aquatic center construction

In this video shot Dec. 20, Project Superintendent Skip Hegeman of Scherrer Construction gives a tour of the construction site and offers on update on the progress of the project.

 
 

City’s growth plan takes shape

City’s growth plan takes shape

Residential parcels may be first in line for development By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief City of Burlington planners have staked the community’s future growth on a new plan that mixes industrial, commercial and residential development along the Highway 83 corridor on the city’s south side. City Administrator Carina Walters […]

 
 

Tornado ripped through area 10 years ago

Tornado ripped through area 10 years ago

Rare, but powerful, winter storm packed winds up to 160 mph By Jason Arndt Staff Writer While residents braved blustery subzero temperatures entering 2018, Western Kenosha County experienced an entirely different scenario 10 years ago, when an EF-3 tornado ripped through the Town of Wheatland and surrounding areas. The tornado, […]

 
 

A winning combination

A winning combination

Exaggeration, hunting earn title as top lie of 2017 By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Combining two of Wisconsin’s time-honored traditions – hunting and exaggeration – proved to be a winning recipe for a Fond du Lac man. Dennis Mueller, of the central Wisconsin city at the foot of Lake […]

 
 

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 1: Flood inundates area, causes millions in damage

TOP STORIES OF 2017 – No. 1: Flood inundates area, causes millions in damage

The flood of July 2017 set records for the water that rose and the damage that befell the residents of the Burlington area. It will also long be remembered for the way it disrupted normal lives and livelihoods during an era when most people believe themselves to be insulated from […]

 
 
 
 
 

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