Schuette-Daniels owner still not certain about store’s future

Schuette-Daniels owner still not certain about store’s future

Furniture store was shut down by fire in April By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It’s been more than four months since fire shut down the Schuette-Daniels Furniture Store in Burlington. It may still be a few more weeks before its owners know its future. Matt Daniels, the owner of the furniture […]


All quiet on the school front: BASD budget passes easily

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It said something about the Burlington Area School District – and the current public quiet – that Monday night’s annual meeting had just one commentator. That was Thomas Boyle, who stood up to talk about instilling the “dignity of labor” in today’s youth. “Our farmers can’t […]


Plaza Theater to host Robin Williams night

The Plaza Theater in Burlington will hold a Robin Williams Night Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. The theater will have Dr. Mervin Langley  from Clinical Psychology Associates, Burlington, speak for about five minutes and then answer questions about the warning signs and symptoms of depression and positive strategies to […]


Stylists embrace ice bucket challenge

From left: Hair stylists Linda Reiherzer, Sue Nelson, Red Smetana, Linda Vos, Linda Weidner and Tina Czuta participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday evening at Nelson’s Mane Concern in Burlington. Pouring the ice water were: (back from left) John Reiherzer, Ken Nelson, Erin Nelson, Justin Mushel, Tater Weidner and Jarmen Czuta. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor If you’ve been anywhere near social media in the last two weeks, inevitably, you have seen someone dumping a bucket of ice water on his or her head. For hair stylists at Nelson’s Mane Concern in Burlington Tuesday evening, the challenge was taken to a whole […]


Dalton will be guest of honor at Friday’s stadium naming

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Friday will be a night of untested ground for Burlington High School and football. As the school welcomes in new head coach Steve Tenhagen for his first game – against Racine Case at home at 7 p.m. – the school will also be presented the newly […]


Husband, community mourn death of young teacher

Husband, community mourn death of young teacher

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor In the minds of the people who knew her, there was no doubt that Jennifer Libbey was meant to be a kindergarten teacher. “She loved life. She loved teaching. She loved kids,” said her husband, Nathan Libbey, said on Monday. “She loved me. “I don’t know […]


Exchange student placement OK’ed

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor By a 6-1 vote Monday night, the Burlington Area School District School Board approved the placement of a foreign exchange student at Burlington High School. The approval of the student – who is from Croatia – needed special approval because she is working through the International […]


Forecast calls for music: Organizers set for Tall Tales

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Patrick Sullivan isn’t going to worry about the Tall Tales Music Festival right now. The reason? What he can control is going well, and what he can’t control, well, isn’t in his purview. “Awesome,” said Sullivan, the festival’s promoter about preparations. “We’re kind of at the […]


Local students learn at Badger State

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor For a handful of Burlington High School students, a week this summer opened their eyes to the world of government. Four Burlington girls and four boys attended the Badger State events held earlier this summer. The events, sponsored by the American Legion and auxiliary, give high-school […]


Friendly competition ramps up for Chocolate Walk

By Jennifer Eisenbart EDITOR For Karen Tolle of Music Matters, it tickles her funny bone to see the competition between various businesses for the upcoming Chocolate Walk. In its fifth year now, the annual fundraiser for the non-profit organization features several different downtown stops for chocolate treats – some more […]


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