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City Council set to vote on dispatching contract tonight

City Council set to vote on dispatching contract tonight

Move would result in the loss of 5.5 local dispatching jobs The City of Burlington Common Council on Tuesday evening will consider approving a contract to join the Racine County Communications Center for dispatching of local police, fire and rescue services. The matter is on the agendas of both the […]

 
 

Plans to survey district residents on referendum options is still in limbo

By Alex Johnson Correspondent Whether the Burlington Area School District will proceed with a survey of district residents regarding options for a planned spring referendum remains in flux. School Board President Jim Bousman on Monday said the School Board had a clear “agreement” on the message going into the discussion […]

 
 

Burlington schools offer free breakfast

Burlington schools offer free breakfast

Grab-and-go program is popular at BHS By Alex Johnson Correspondent This school year, the Burlington Area School District has begun serving free breakfast to all students in every grade level. Specifically, at Burlington High School, students have the option of receiving breakfast in the food line before school, or at […]

 
 

City leaders honored for efforts during flood

County executive announces award with 2018 budget The City of Burlington’s top officials were honored Tuesday during Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave’s budget address for their leadership during the record flood that swamped the area in July. Delagrave presented his inaugural Community Impact Award to the city’s brain trust of […]

 
 

Autumn Fest postponed by rainy forecast

Autumn Fest postponed by rainy forecast

Burlington’s new festival now slated for Oct. 21 The City of Burlington’s first Autumn Festival has been postponed a week by the threat of rainy weather on Saturday. The festival will now be held on Oct. 21. The event, which runs from noon to 5:30 p.m. at Wehmhoff Square in […]

 
 

Round and round they’ll go

New intersection opens near school campus By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Traffic entering and leaving the Burlington High School-Gateway Technical College campus changed in a major way Thursday as a newly created roundabout intersection on Highway 142 at McCanna Parkway opened. The $4 million project, which began in mid […]

 
 

Big R store opens

Big R store opens

Retailer helps revive moribund shopping center By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Big R opened its Burlington store – the first in Wisconsin – Wednesday morning and effectively injected new life into what had been a languishing shopping center. Big R Stores owner Joda Crabtree said Tuesday he believes area […]

 
 

Homecoming hijinks

Homecoming hijinks

Burlington High School student Haley Walesa chases Riley Nelson with a demon trident during Friday’s pep assembly in the school gym. The assembly capped a week of spirit-building activities and featured the crowing of this year’s homecoming king and queen, Shandon Walton and MaKenzie Swantz. See Thursday’s Burlington Standard Press for […]

 
 

BHS considers dumping class rank

New system would weigh several factors of performance By Alex Johnson Correspondent Principal Eric Burling and teacher Jim Dennert of Burlington High School gave a presentation to the Burlington Area School District Curriculum Committee Monday about the possibility of switching from a class rank system to a laude-point system. Currently, […]

 
 

Scouts to play game of Clue in downtown

  By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Hundreds of Boy Scouts, friends and family members will descend upon downtown Burlington Saturday for an event labeled: Clue, Scouting Edition. The scouts and others will visit 30 local businesses and agencies, collecting clues along the way as they attempt to solve the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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