Inductees left lasting mark on schools, community

Wall of Inspiration inductee LeRoy Welke (left) accepts his award from Burlington High School principal Eric Burling Friday during induction ceremonies at the school. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

They’re among four added to BHS’s Wall of Inspiration Burlington High School inducted its third class into its Wall of Inspiration Friday afternoon. The theme of inspiration ran strong, as the class was inducted just hours before the Class of 2012 graduated from BHS. Senior Kelsi Cesarz made the keynote […]


Wind-whipped blaze destroys Burlington duplex

Fire engulfs the side of a duplex at 372 Joan St., Burlington, Monday afternoon. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

  By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief A north side Burlington duplex was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon as firefighters battled raging, wind-driven flames in an attempt to control the blaze at 372-374 Joan Street. There were no immediate reports of injuries as residents of that duplex and several adjacent […]


Market heats up as summer approaches

A trio of homes is listed for sale in a one-block sec-tion of Monica Avenue in the City of Burlington. De-spite this busy block, inventory of homes listed for sale is down in the area and the number of homes sold has been steadily increasing in recent months. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Number of home sales up, prices begin to thaw By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Home sales in the three-county area continued to improve at a double-digit rate last month and home prices showed some signs of upward movement after bottoming out earlier this year, according to figures compiled by […]


Flashing reds will fade away

City backs plan to optimize timing of traffic signals in downtown area By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Not a fan of the blinking red lights in the evening and early morning – and oh, yeah, the weekend, too, in Burlington? Coming soon to the city near you – a change […]


It’s a crosswalk crackdown

Crosswalks like this one in front of Veterans Terrace will be under special scrutiny this summer from city police as they work to increase pedestrian safety. Officers will first warn and then ticket drivers who fail to yield according to law. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Local police aim to make streets more pedestrian friendly By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Picture, if you will, the enduring image of a little old lady crossing the street. The City of Burlington wants to make sure you see her – and everyone else in crosswalks – this summer. And […]


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 […]


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