Burlington

Stuck in neutral

BASD waits for guidance from state on teacher evaluation process By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With state law unclear and the Burlington Area School District still awaiting direction from the state on a teacher evaluation process, it could be a while before there is any clear indication on how Burlington […]

 
 

Manger mystery

St. John’s Lutheran Church pastor, the Rev. Kirk Lahmann, poses Tuesday with some of the figures from the church’s Nativity scene. The manger is empty because the Baby Jesus figure was stolen earlier this month. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Theft of Baby Jesus figure has touch of irony for local church By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief During his Christmas Day service at St. John’s Lutheran Church last month, the Rev. Kirk Lahmann spoke of another church that had the Baby Jesus stolen from its Nativity scene. He preached […]

 
 

Rescue squad answers record number of calls

Rescue squad answers record number of calls

Volunteer crew responded 1,079 times in 2011 By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Burlington Rescue Squad answered 1,079 calls in 2011, establishing a record for the all-volunteer service, according to Capt. Jeff Koenen. Koenen presented the squad’s annual report Jan. 16 at a meeting hosted by the Burlington Rotary […]

 
 

Jaycees warm up fundraising efforts with fishing derby

Event will replace former boat races By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After the Burlington Boat and Brat Day races were formally cancelled last year, the major fundraiser for the Burlington Jaycees came to a halt. The longtime racing event, held on Echo Lake over the Memorial Day weekend, stopped because […]

 
 

City OKs final piece for police radio upgrade

Former City of Burlington Police Dispatcher and Clerk Angela Hansen sits at the dispatch desk in this file photo.

Switch puts city ahead of tech curve By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With a switch to a fully digital radio system nearing completion at the City of Burlington Police station, the department received approval Tuesday night for the final piece of equipment. The City Council approved the purchase of a […]

 
 

Residents question fairness of alley repaving project

They ask city to reconsider assessments that have some paying double By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Life’s not fair, at least not when it comes to alley resurfacing in the City of Burlington. Facing a much-needed – at least according to residents – repaving of the alley in the Elmhurst […]

 
 

Former youth pastor faces new sex assault charges

A former Burlington youth pastor who served a prison sentence for having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl, is now facing similar charges for having sexual contact with two infant girls 10 years ago. Scott A. Hoppe, 37, was charged last week in Racine County Circuit Court with two […]

 
 

On a mission in Ecuador

Local optometrist and business owner Robert Fait is honored with the Burlington Rotary Club’s Humanitarian Award Monday at Veterans Terrace. The award includes a $1,000 donation to the Franciscan Missions. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Humanitarian Award winner improves lives in South America By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief All it took was a single visit to the poverty-stricken areas of rural Ecuador for Robert Fait to find a calling in the pleading eyes of the children and the eager smiles of their parents. Now, […]

 
 

Officials not sold on brine’s benefits for city roads

Recent snow put city’s new de-icing program to the test By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Mother Nature finally decided to return from her (relatively) tropical vacation last week. After weeks of above-normal temperatures and no significant snow accumulation, winter returned with a vengeance, dumping four inches of snow in Burlington […]

 
 

Developing a crush

Orange Crush lead singer Micah Gebel (left) and bass player Kasey Cragg perform as part of the rock band’s act at a recent Burlington High School basketball game. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

New pep band creates a fusion of staff, students By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer This ain’t your grandfather’s pep band. There are no traditional stadium anthems, no bleacher-packed rows of students and no standby favorites like Rocky Top. What is there? Rock and roll music – all the way from […]

 
 
 
 
 

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