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SPECIAL REPORT: The volunteer challenge

SPECIAL REPORT: The volunteer challenge

Burlington Rescue Squad faces uncertain future By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief It’s a simple math problem that keeps Brian Zwiebel up at night. The chief of the Burlington Rescue Squad has seen the number of rescue calls increase without a proportional increase in the number of volunteers to answer […]

 
 

City Council reverses course on Senior Center lease

City Council reverses course on Senior Center lease

Aldermen will now allow rent-free operation for 2018 By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A City of Burlington Common Council decision to reject a lease agreement with the Burlington Senior Center two weeks ago left some stunned and others disappointed, but during Tuesday’s closed session, the council changed its stance. At […]

 
 

Event to focus on human trafficking

An event to raise awareness of human trafficking will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Burlington High School auditorium. The U.S. Victims of Trafficking and Violence Act of 2000 defines human trafficking as the act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person for forced […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Since 1946 the volunteer members of the Burlington Rescue Squad have answered the bell when people are in medical crisis. Last year the non-profit service responded to 1,540 calls. That volume has placed a strain on the volunteers and has forced the organization to start preparing for the day […]

 
 

A burning desire to learn

A burning desire to learn

Live training exercise proves valuable for firefighters By Dan Truttschel Correspondent There’s a never-ending cycle of training that goes into being a firefighter. But the chance to hone their skills in as close to a real life situation as possible rarely presents itself. Until last week, that is, when dozens […]

 
 

Ready for a reveal

Ready for a reveal

Saturday event offers sneak peek of new aquatic center After eight months of construction – much of it under the cover of snow – the new Burlington Community Aquatic Center is ready for it’s initial reveal. The Burlington Community Pool Board on Saturday is offering area residents a chance to […]

 
 

A ‘Golden’ opportunity

A ‘Golden’ opportunity

  Perfect role, supportive friends get actress back on stage By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief It took a nudge from her coworkers in the form of a pledge to pick up her on-call duties at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington to get Sarah Jacobson back on a stage. That, […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      After a year of planning and nearly nine months of construction, the new Burlington Community Aquatic Center is ready for the big reveal. Area residents will have a chance to get their first glimpse inside the new facility during a Sneak Peek fundraising event at the aquatic center Saturday […]

 
 

On the case: Seils becomes city’s first female investigator

On the case: Seils becomes city’s first female investigator

By Dan Truttschel Correspondent When Rachael Seils began with the City of Burlington Police Department eight years ago, she knew where she wanted her next step to be. She had an eye on becoming an investigator – and when that opportunity opened up, she jumped at the chance. And a […]

 
 

Sentencing delayed in sex assault case

Sentencing delayed in sex assault case

Local man is already convicted of same charge in Kenosha County By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Although Douglas Richmond did not enter a formal plea as originally scheduled on April 30, the 42-year-old former teacher convicted of having sex with a student in Kenosha County could face a similar fate […]

 
 
 
 
 

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