Fundraiser lined up for Wheatland crash victim

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Kayla Brown may finally be back home, but the fight ahead of her is just beginning. Brown, 12, was the passenger in the car crash that took the life of Samantha Russell on New Year’s Eve. Brown suffered severe injuries and spent about a month in […]


Students honor teacher who died by raising funds for heart association

Students honor teacher who died by raising funds for heart association

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor During her time with the Burlington Area School District, kindergarten teacher Jennifer Libbey touched many people with her enthusiasm and love for her job. When she died late last summer after suffering cardiac arrest while at a teaching conference in Wisconsin Rapids, district staff knew she […]


UW-Whitewater student dances her way to first crown

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer For 20-year-old University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student Alyssa Bohm, dancing has always been a part of her life. “I’ve been tapping since I was five,” said Bohm. “And I’ve done many other variations of dance. But tap was always my favorite.” On Saturday evening, Bohm used […]


Dinner-auction and musical events planned to benefit Love Inc.

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It will be a busy weekend for a local social service agency March 6-8. Not only will Love Inc. hold its annual Friday Night Lights fundraiser March 6 starting at 5 p.m., but on the Sunday following, a benefit concert will be held starting at 2 […]


CDB oil remains inaccessible

CDB oil remains inaccessible

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor These days, Sally Schaeffer is dealing with loss. It’s not just the fact she lost her daughter, Lydia, last Mother’s Day. It’s the time she lost before that, fighting to get Lydia access to cannabidiol – a form of medical marijuana that could have stopped the […]


City names two finalists for administrator

City names two finalists for administrator

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After narrowing a field of 55 down to seven, the City of Burlington Common Council had hoped to name three finalists for the vacant city administrator position Tuesday night. As it turns out, the council only needed to name two. With Village of Mukwonago Administrator John […]


Suitcase murder suspect set for April trial

By Vicky Wedig Staff Writer A West Allis man who is believed to have killed two women, put their bodies in suitcases and dumped them in a ditch in the Town of Geneva is due back in court in Walworth County in May. Steven M. Zelich, 53, a former West […]


BASD tries to get ahead of possible measles cases

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As the first suspected cases of measles were publicized last week, the Burlington Area School District took a proactive step in dealing with any possible outbreak. Rose Dolatowski, the director of health services for BASD, sent out a letter to all parents Friday. It advised parents […]


County OKs permit for women’s shelter

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The latest step in creating a west-end Racine County women’s domestic violence shelter took a major step forward Monday night. The Racine County Economic Development and Land Use Planning Committee on Monday approved a conditional use permit for Women’s Resource Center to develop a shelter and […]


Local salon plans fundraiser for heart transplant candidate

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It’s been a rough few months for Michelle and Jim Smith – and a local business wants to help out. For the second time in as many years, Trendsetters in Burlington, at 388 North Pine Street, will host a cut-a-thon to help out a struggling family. […]


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