Beach advisory lifted

A water quality advisory at the public beach on Bohners Lake in the Town of Burlington was lifted Wednesday, one day after it was imposed. Samples of water collected at the beach Wednesday tested safe for swimming, according to officials with the Western Racine County Health Department. The advisory – […]


Pageant entrant wins Miss Wisconsin prelim

Miss Burlington Area ChocolateFest Stephanie Kok showed off her talent Wednesday evening at Miss Wisconsin – and made a major splash. Kok won her section’s talent preliminary, defeating 11 other entries in the preliminaries at the pageant. The preliminary competition is broken down into two groups, with 12 young women […]


Smiles scarce as budget passes

BASD budget compromise leaves both sides wanting By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Area School District’s Board of Education managed to pass its 2012-13 budget Monday night. Whether it will stand up to the kind of brutal scrutiny that was exhibited at last August’s annual meeting remains to be […]


Motorcyclist critically injured in Sunday crash near Burlington

A Franksville man remained in critical condition Wednesday following a motorcycle crash Sunday evening just west of Burlington in the Town of Spring Prairie. Kyle Castellion, 22, was taken to a Milwaukee area hospital by medical helicopter following the crash, which occurred on Highway DD near Gardner Road, according to […]


High achievers with big hearts

Graduates (from left) Anne Kocha, Zack Martin, Bridget Vos, Shayna Herr and Emily Creek share a moment before the commencement procession begins Friday at Burlington High School.  (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Each year the graduation program at Burlington High School includes a list of class accomplishments. Woven throughout the long list of achievements of the Class of 2012 is a common thread – service. As a whole, the class logged nearly 20,000 community service hours, with 14 of the 300 graduates […]


Water quality advisory posted at Bohners Lake beach

Local public health officials posted a water quality advisory Tuesday at the public beach on Bohners Lake in the Town of Burlington. According to a release from the Western Racine County Health Department, the water at the beach was posted “poor” because at its current bacterial level the water could […]


Putting the university on the (Google) map

Putting the university on the (Google) map

Local geography student helps UW-W excel in contest   By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Virtual visitors of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus will have more robust visuals to enjoy, thanks to the efforts of a recent group of college graduates, including a Burlington woman. The student participants enhanced the university’s presence […]


Concert series opens this week

  The B-Town Sounds summer concert series launches its inaugural season Thursday, June 14, with a show featuring Janet Planet and the Herd of Cats. The free concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Echo Park. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, beverages and food, although food and drink […]


Emission tests will be more convenient come July

Accelerated Auto Service, 667 W. State St., Burlington, is one of seven Western Racine County auto repair facilities that will provide state vehicle emission testing services beginning in July. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

New program will use local repair shops instead of current facilities   By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief State-required vehicle emission tests for Western Racine County residents – and their neighbors throughout this area of the state – will become considerably more convenient as of July 2. The state Department […]


Carrying a torch for the Special Olympics

Members of the City of Burlington Police Department, including (upper photo, from left) Sgt. Brian Zmudzinski, Lt. Mark Anderson, and Chief Peter Nim-mer participate in the Torch Run for Special Olympics Tuesday.  (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

  Police officers run to raise funds to support county program By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer On a breezy Tuesday evening, Western Racine County Special Olympics Agency Manager Donna McKusker had tears in her eyes. Ten City of Burlington cops, several Racine County Sheriff’s deputies and a host of children […]


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