Nimmer a finalist for Whitefish Bay job

Nimmer a finalist for Whitefish Bay job

Offer would be family-friendly for Burlington police chief By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer When the City of Burlington pursued Peter Nimmer as its next police chief back in the winter of 2010, City of Burlington Mayor Bob Miller knew it would be a challenge holding onto the talented officer. As […]


‘Haggis’ comes to Lucky Star

But it’s not on the menu – it’ll be rocking the stage at local restaurant Thursday By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer As far as band names go, Enter The Haggis is probably one of the more unusual ones you will see. Member Trevor Lewington said the name sprang from trying […]


Summer learning

Kindergarten students in the Waller Elementary School summer school program work with the Compass Learning computer program. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart

Goal of local program is to make lessons stick   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer This isn’t your grandfather’s summer school. There are no long faces, no boring textbooks and most importantly, no rote memorization. Instead, students are outside with dry-erase boards on a summer day, or working with the […]


Senate primary on the ballot today

Senate primary on the ballot today

Neumann, Fitzgerald find common ground while frontrunners are absent at Senate forum By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief U.S. Senate candidate Jeff Fitzgerald waited until the end of Monday’s forum at Veterans Terrace to state the obvious: “If the other two guys would have showed up, this debate would have […]


City examines sweeping changes

Street cleaning program could use some tweaks, aldermen suggest By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Depending upon whom you ask, the City of Burlington’s street sweeping program has been a cost-saving success or still-emerging process in need of adjustment. That was a gist of a discussion Tuesday by the City […]


Trading her law books for a little romance

Local author Morganne Leigh MacDonald has cut back her law practice to spend more time writing steamy romance novels. Writing, she said, helps feed her soul and is a great stress reliever.

Local author cuts back legal practice to crank out steamy novels By Christopher Bennett Correspondent Morganne Leigh MacDonald’s journey from lawyer to romance novelist started many years ago on a trip through the mountains. The then, self-admitted, “avid and snobby” reader preferred thrillers and historical fiction, but needed to decompress […]


City begins search for DPW head

Burlington Department of Public Works Director Connie Wilson will retire next month after 30 with the city. She was photographed in front of the bio-towers and sludge processing tanks at the city’s Water Pollution Control Facility. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Wilson plans to retire sooner than originally anticipated By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The City of Burlington began its search for a new public works director in earnest this week after learning Connie Wilson will retire from the position four months earlier than anticipated. Wilson, 61, who originally planned […]


Apples to oranges

Teacher pay proposals take different paths By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief In order for the local School Board and teachers union to get down to serious negotiations on wages, they’ll first have to make sure they’re speaking the same language. On Monday, the Burlington Area School District Board of […]


‘Mulan’ aims to honor Malt House stage

Caitlin Fallon (center) as Mulan gets a makeover from the women in her village as she prepares to meet the matchmaker during a dress rehearsal for the Young Haylofters’ production of “Mulan Jr.” The play opens an eight-show run Thursday. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

“Mulan Jr.” – the story of the young Chinese woman who is a disappointment to her family until helping save her country from invading Huns – comes to the stage at the Malt House Theater Thursday night. The play – the annual production of the Young Haylofters – is set […]


Pedal patrol

City of Burlington Police Department Sgt. Brian Zmudzinski (left) and Bill Rice show off their bike patrol equipment at the police station. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

City officers again hop on bicycles in community policing effort By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer Like many people in Burlington, Bill Rice and Brian Zmudzinski enjoy riding their bikes. Unlike many people in Burlington, Officer Rice and Sergeant Zmudzinski are paid to do it – as part of the City […]


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