School nurse honored for leadership

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When Rosemary Dolatowski started as a nurse in the 1970s, she worked in cardiac rehabilitation. She realized something when an unexpected job opening came about in 1986 – in the Burlington Area School District. While talking with a friend, she realized it would “be nice to […]


Burlington man charged after drunken tirade with gun

A Town of Burlington man is charged with four different misdemeanor offenses after allegedly threatening a family member with a gun July 16. Roger D. Morris, 69, is charged in Racine County Circuit Court with two counts of pointing a firearm at another person, one count of possession of a […]


District, teachers exchange contract proposals

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Area School District and the teachers union Burlington Education Association exchanged initial proposals Monday night in contract negotiations. Both groups are seeking a 1.62 percent increase in wages, but BASD Superintendent Peter Smet said there are “some nuances being discussed.” “According to the Wisconsin […]


The Echo of the blues

The Echo of the blues

Milwaukee’s Blues Disciples, including (from left) guitarist Paul Stilin, vocalist and harmonica player Jimmy Schwantz, bassists Rick Holmes and guest guitarist Billy Flynn perform Thursday at the B-Town Sounds concert series in Echo Park, Burlington. The bi-weekly free series continues Aug. 6 with a performance by country music artist Geoff […]


City’s financial future grim due to levy limits, officials say

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As the City of Burlington heads into its annual budget process, the annual audit – and review of the tax incremental finance districts within the city – a depressing financial picture develops. According to accountant Patrick Romenesko, the city’s $1.7 million fund balance is actually a […]


Apartment expansion OK’d, but criticized

Apartment expansion OK’d, but criticized

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The second phase of the Fox Crossing apartments of Burlington was approved Tuesday night, but not without concerns voiced by two aldermen. The amendment to expand the planned used development – from 24 to 32 units, which means adding a third floor – passed through the […]


Final installment of 2014 property taxes due

Racine County Treasurer, Jane Nikolai, is reminding Racine County property owners that the second, and final, installment of 2014 property taxes is due July 31. Per Wisconsin Statute, the Treasurer’s Office relies on US Postmark to determine if a payment is timely. Nikolai encourages property owners to avoid missing the […]


Commission OKs expansion of apartment complex

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington Plan Commission on Tuesday unanimously approved Bear Development’s plans to move forward with a second phase of the Fox Crossing Apartments at 200 Bridge Street. S.R. Mills, the developer and general contractor for the project, was on hand to describe the plans. […]


BHS assistant Raether headed to Berlin

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Area School District approved a number of resignations Monday evening – including that of Burlington High School Assistant Principal Mike Raether. Raether was offered the principal position at the soon-to-be completed Berlin Middle School. Berlin is located about 25 miles southwest of Oshkosh. BHS […]


Local rescue squads honored

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor In a medical emergency, time is of the essence. Medical advances have shown that the quicker a heart attack victim is treated, the better the outcome. As a result, the American Heart Association has begun a special recognition program – and two area volunteer squads earned […]


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