Burlington

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 […]

 
 

New crosswalks create new set of problems

City seeks solution for West State Street pedestrian safety hazard By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After commissioning a traffic study last year and installing crosswalks at the intersections of West State Street and Elmwood and Maple avenues, City of Burlington officials thought they had a solution for the safety of […]

 
 

Scotty McCreery is really just like us

Abby Schmalfeldt (center) lets her emotions flow while Morganne Longoria (right) snaps photos as American Idol winner Scotty McCreery takes the stage for a brief concert at Burlington High School Monday. The show was a reward for the school’s efforts in winning a toy drive sponsored by Milwaukee radio station FM 106.1. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Students make a connection when teen ‘Idol’ comes to town By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief                   After winning American Idol with the support of millions of people across the country, Scotty McCreery had to know he’d become a pop culture fixture – however fleeting it may be.                   But […]

 
 

There’s no sub-stitute for his daily sandwich

Rochester resident John Ackley (left) meets Cousins Chief Operating Officer Christine Specht-Palmert at a surprise lunch in his honor last week. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Cousins honors local man for his culinary devotion   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In a small town like Burlington, the old line from “Cheers” – “Where everybody knows your name” – seems to ring true most days. But for John Ackley, what started as a health-conscious habit change has […]

 
 

Changing of the guard

Changing of the guard

With Kmart closed, Dunham’s moves closer to opening By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While the Burlington Kmart store closed for good Sunday, the next generation of anchor store for the Fox River Plaza in Burlington was making strides forward. Kmart was for the most part empty last week during the […]

 
 

Man now faces sex assault charges

He was arrested last month for abandoning girl on roadside A 19-year-old Burlington man already facing charges for allegedly leaving a drunk and unconscious 13-year-old girl by the roadside is now facing sexual assault charges in a separate matter. Brandon J. Collins, of Christine Court, was charged Nov. 7 in […]

 
 
 
 
 

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