Burlington

Program highlights WWI ‘miracle’

Program highlights WWI ‘miracle’

The miracle of the spontaneous World War I Christmas truce is the topic of the Burlington Historical Society’s 2011 Christmas program set for Sunday in the Stars and Stripes Room of Veterans Terrace in Burlington. The program, which begins at 1:30 p.m., will feature a presentation by Wisconsin author Rochelle […]

 
 

Teens step up for TLC

Alyssa Rossmiller (left) and Emily Silbilski work on their cardboard box shelters for their night of “homelessness” Nov. 5 in the St. Charles Church parking lot.

Lesson in homelessness generates needed funding for agency By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief While homelessness is still largely viewed here as a problem exclusive to urban areas, there is a group of local teens who’ve gone out of their way to not only understand the problem that exists in […]

 
 

City seeks ways to stimulate economy

Development has slowed here, drawing concern from mayor By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While the City of Burlington has been blessed with a number of successful new developments in the last two years – the new downtown hotel and the Veterans Terrace just to name two – Mayor Bob Miller […]

 
 

Recall effort has a visible presence in conservative Burlington area

Recall effort has a visible presence in conservative Burlington area

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If there has been a constant in the Wisconsin political climate over the past year, it has been the anger. Anger over Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to end virtually all public union bargaining (which later became law), and anger at state senators who left the […]

 
 

Walker supporters stage rally to counter recall efforts

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While many are standing up in an attempt to recall Gov. Scott Walker, there is another group working hard to thwart that process. Local conservative Jordan Debbink, who volunteers for the local “We Vote Burlington” group and was heavily involved in an attempt to stop […]

 
 

Love steps in when economy lays off

Barbara Binet (left) accepts a turkey from volunteer Patty McManus at Love Inc. Monday. Binet’s family is among the nearly 700 that are getting their Thanksgiving meal courtesy of the agency this year. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Family among growing number to use local agency By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For Barbara Benit, this Thanksgiving looked to be an austere holiday. Thanks to Love Inc., Benit and the large family in her home was able to celebrate the holiday with a traditional dinner. “This is, right now, […]

 
 

Radium filter systems are nearly ready

Radium filter systems are nearly ready

Water utility anticipates them up and running next month By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After years of worrying and planning, the City of Burlington’s radium removal facilities are about to be pushed into service. Connie Wilson, director of the City of Burlington Department of Public Works, said after a construction […]

 
 

Town proposes flat tax rate

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As has been the norm lately for the Town of Burlington, there will be no tax levy increases for the 2012 budget. But how the town got there – and the cuts it had to make this year – is the real story. After a […]

 
 

School Board debates reach of gun ban

District considers banning weapons on all district properties By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s not the idea of guns in schools that the Burlington Area School District is wrestling with right now – federal law prohibits that. What BASD is trying to figure out now is whether it will increase […]

 
 

Bottom line holds steady in city

Officials anticipate little change in city’s portion of property tax bills By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As the City of Burlington nears the end of its budget process for 2012, it looks like city taxpayers will avoid a tax increase for next year. That isn’t exactly a surprise, given that […]

 
 
 
 
 

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