City clears up wording in winter parking policy

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Common Council discussed a change in the city’s winter snow emergency policy Tuesday night, making it dovetail with reality. “It changes nothing,” said Police Chief Peter Nimmer of the practical changes on residents in the proposed ordinance. The change simply allows either Mayor Bob […]


Spooky City set for Saturday

The annual traditions of Halloween will get an early kickoff Saturday, as Spooky City will take place in downtown City of Burlington. The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with mad scientists in the laboratory (lobby) of Fox River State Bank. The theme is “mad science” and children can […]


Students rise up against Yik Yak bullying

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It was a fire that flared fiercely last week, but quickly burned out. Faced with a growing bullying problem on the relatively new social media platform Yik Yak, Burlington High School staff moved quickly last week to block the application on the campus. The issues with […]


What’s in a number? Plenty for football player who wins bet with teammate’s father

What’s in a number? Plenty for football player who wins bet with teammate’s father

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Sometimes the smallest things can spark a turnaround. After the Burlington High School football team had lost its first two games of the season – and three of their first four – something needed to change for the team under the direction of first-year head coach […]


City has ‘productive’ session with Rescue Squad members

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After close to a two-hour closed session negotiation between the City of Burlington and the Burlington Area Rescue Squad Tuesday night, the sides agreed to continue negotiating. City Administrator Kevin Lahner said following the meeting, “We had a very good, productive conversation with the Rescue Squad […]


Two Burlington men injured in single-vehicle crash

Speed appears to be a factor in a single-vehicle crash that injured two men from Burlington early Wednesday morning, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies were dispatched to the Town of Burlington shortly before 3 a.m. for the report of the crash. The exact location is not immediately […]


Fund transfer will help close TIF district

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington Plan Commission unanimously approved moving forward with transferring money from one tax incremental finance district to another Tuesday night, paving the way to close both in 2018. The city will transfer about $4.25 million from TIF District No. 3 to the environmental […]


Mother charged for allegedly whipping girl, 13, with belt

A Burlington woman was charged Monday with multiple counts of child abuse for allegedly beating her 13-year-old daughter with a belt on two separate days last week. Victoria L. Smoger, 34, appeared in Racine County Circuit Court Monday on two felony counts each of physical abuse of a child and […]


Teacher turns in surprise run in Chicago

  By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington area had quite the presence Saturday in Chicago. Eight different Burlington runners participated in the Chicago Marathon Sunday, with the top finish coming from Burlington High School teacher Matt Nie. Nie, whose previous personal best had been roughly 3 hours, 23 minutes, bested […]


CCHS students see the dangers of texting and driving

CCHS students see the dangers of texting and driving

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Wisconsin State Trooper Steve Lindemann has lived the nightmare portion of his job. He’s had to knock on doors and tell people – a parent, a spouse, a significant other – that someone they love is dead in a traffic accident. “Usually, I’m accompanied by a […]


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