Area man dies in farm accident

A Burlington area man is dead and another in critical condition Friday night after a piece of farming equipment tipped over on an area farm Friday afternoon. According to Catholic Central High School officials, Clayton Weis – who drove school buses for athletic events for the school – died Friday […]


Conflict is in the eye of the beholder

School Board members weigh in on spouses serving as citizen representatives   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer What exactly constitutes a conflict of interest? Depending upon whom you talk to now in the Burlington Area School District, it might be who has applied to be citizen representatives on the BASD […]


Cottonpicker will close

The Cottonpicker, a family-run restaurant that has operating in Burlington for close to 40 years, will close Oct. 14, according to owner Bill Foster. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Facing repairs, sewer hook up, owner says ‘it’s time’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer Since March of 1976, a small building on the corner of highways 36 and W in Burlington has housed a family restaurant – one full of memories, style and attitude. The doors on those memories will […]


Library program will highlight historic gardens

Library program will highlight historic gardens

Marcia Carmichael, historical gardener at Old World Wisconsin and author of “Putting Down Roots: Gardening Insights from Wisconsin’s Early Settlers” will give a presentation on Saturday at the Burlington Public Library. The program, which is free and open to the public, begins at 1 p.m. at the library, 166 E. […]


Common Council tables motion on new pavement

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer After coming up with a variety of solutions other than the one presented to be voted on Tuesday night, the City of Burlington Common Council finally tabled a proposal to place T-turnarounds in the Spring Brook Landing development. At the Sept. 4 Committee of the […]


Low scores prompt change in exam procedures

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer The Burlington Area School District is ready to close the chapter on its 2011 Wisconsin Knowledge and Concept Exam scores. That doesn’t mean, however, that the district didn’t learn a few lessons from lower-than-expected test scores. Last year, the WKCE exams were given in November. […]


Council worries about leaf pickup changes

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer With changes coming to the City of Burlington leaf collection policy, City Council aldermen worried Tuesday night how to enforce the changes. This year, leaf collection is set to go through Nov. 15. The Department of Public Works is asking residents to keep all garden […]


Haylofters announce cast of fall show

The Great American Trailer Park Musical cast includes Amber Fox (back, from left), Julie Patten, Robbyn Wilks, Melissa Rodriguez, Jeremiah Micolichek; Don Fresen (front), and Deb Davis.

The Burlington Haylofters will close the season with a musical comedy featuring the ridiculous; a hilarious romp through a Florida trailer park, whose residents include an agoraphobic housewife, Jeannie, and her toll collector husband, Norbert, who’s been spending time with a stripper, Pippi, on the run from Duke, her magic […]


Conflict of interest? Spouses of School Board members apply for committee seats

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer Normally, citizen representatives for the Burlington Area School Board don’t draw a lot of attention. But with the wives of two BASD School Board members applying for a spot – plus a former School Board member – this year’s crop could require some extra deliberation. […]


Senior center seeks care packages

Staff and those who use the Chestnut Club recently accepted a care package of items needed at the senior citizen day care. (Jennifer Eisenbart photo)

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer Like many organizations these days, the Chestnut Club in Burlington, a non-profit senior citizen daycare facility, works on the generosity of others. So when the group issued a request for care packages – items desperately needed for every day use in the facility – RN […]


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