Fire strikes Franciscan Missions office

Fire strikes Franciscan Missions office

Six residents were safely evacuated Tuesday morning when a fire broke out at the Franciscan Missions office and residence at 940 Browns Lake Dr., (Highway W) in Rochester, according to a news release issued by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. The county communications center received a call at 5:50 a.m. […]


Local voters have primary choices

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With much of the focus of politics this week on the Republican National Convention, it’s easy to forget Wisconsin is just three weeks away from fall primary elections. The United State Senator position held by Ron Johnson and the U.S. Representative position held by Speaker of […]


Town Board looks at purchase of truck

By Luke Howard Correspondent The Burlington Town Board is looking into the purchase of a bucket truck to aid the highway department. No price on the truck was mentioned, but the Board stated that the Highway Department was not to exceed $30,000 at its meeting July 14. The town is […]


Breaking news: DOT agrees to change bypass intersection

Breaking news: DOT agrees to change bypass intersection

According to information received by City of Burlington staff, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will be making another change to the intersection of Highway 83 and South Pine Street. The intersection, which has had two fatal accidents in less than a year, will gain full green arrows at the intersection, […]


Book sale kicks off two weekends of city activities

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Two weeks of City of Burlington events started this week with the annual Burlington Public Library book sale, which lasts until noon on Saturday. Normally the book sale runs the same week as the City of Burlington’s sidewalk sales, but the Friends of the Library moved […]


Pool plans take another step

Pool plans take another step

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington Common Council is moving forward with phases 3 and 4 of planning for the community pool, but officials acknowledged Tuesday night that the timeline might be too tight for a November referendum. After an open discussion with members of the Pool Board, […]


Appeals court issues stay in placement of sex offender

By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A Wisconsin appellate court granted a stay in placement, pending appeal, of a violent sex offender into a Town of Wheatland residence, according to a Kenosha County Sheriff’s news release. The proposed Department of Health Services placement involves Michael McGee, convicted in 1987 of second-degree […]


Obregon trial to remain in Kenosha County

Andrew Obregon sits behind Kristyne Watson and Carl Johnson, both public defenders, in a motion hearing held in Kenosha County Circuit Court Friday. (Photo by Jason Arndt)

Defense motions rejected in Circuit Court Friday By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Contrary to defense arguments, Andrew Obregon did not endure improper interrogation techniques and was aware of his rights when questioned by authorities following his arrest Oct. 13 in Zion, Ill., according to a Kenosha County Circuit Court judge. […]


Burlington grad killed in Sussex crash

A 24-year-old Burlington man was killed just before the Fourth of July weekend in a car crash in Waukesha County. According to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, Cody Webb – a 2010 Burlington High School graduate – died when a car driven by 28-year-old Maria Moore of Menomonee Falls hit […]


Pair charged in Spring Prairie burglary

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 14 for a Darien man charged with breaking into a Town of Spring Prairie home last month. Jeremie L. Bidlack, 26, was charged June 29 in Walworth County Circuit Court with burglary of a building or dwelling as a party to a crime, […]


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