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Murder charges filed against suspects

Murder charges filed against suspects

They allegedly targeted victim for cash, marijuana By Jason Arndt Editor Kenosha County prosecutors filed formal charges against four Racine men accused in the Nov. 15 shooting that killed a Town of Wheatland resident and injured a Twin Lakes woman. The four who are charged with the first-degree intentional homicide […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Friends describe the late Joseph Riley as a “kind, sweet,” man. He was also viewed as a “soft” target by the men charged with shooting and killing him during a home invasion earlier this month.       Riley, who briefly attended Catholic Central High School in Burlington, is remembered fondly […]

 
 

Railroad overpass connection work is in final stretch

Railroad overpass connection work is in final stretch

Railroad officials say project 90 percent finished By Jason Arndt Editor With exception to the ramp connecting little-used Calumet Street to the Bridge Street overpass, all other work associated with a large-scale railroad siding project has been completed, a Canadian National Railway spokesperson said on Monday. Jonathan Abecassis, of Canadian […]

 
 

Plot to Kill, 20 Years Later: We have the power to change toxic culture

Plot to Kill, 20 Years Later: We have the power to change toxic culture

  Life sure seemed a lot simpler back in 1998. At Burlington High School you could actually go outside, breathe, take a walk and then return to class – without a teacher questioning it. Yes, it was a banner era of open campus, lunch walks to Sentry and Hardee’s, and […]

 
 

Former city sergeant enters not guilty plea

Former city sergeant enters not guilty plea

Baumhardt resigned after he was accused of sex assault By Jason Arndt Editor A former City of Burlington police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct while on duty pleaded not guilty to assault charges at a Nov. 15 arraignment in Racine County Circuit Court. Matthew Baumhardt, 30, who resigned from the […]

 
 

City fire department seeks new turnout gear

City fire department seeks new turnout gear

Nearly half does not meet specifications By Jason Arndt Editor While the City of Burlington Fire Department has 50 sets of turnout gear for its firefighters, department officials found 20 of them do not meet National Fire Protection Association standards. Turnout gear includes boots, jackets, pants and helmets, among other […]

 
 

City tax rate declines

City tax rate declines

Budget includes rate drop of more than $1 By Jason Arndt Editor When City of Burlington property owners open their next tax bill, they will see a drop in their municipal tax rate as part of the 2019 adopted budget, which passed unanimously at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting. Compared to […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      In most recent years, property tax time – which coincides with the holiday season – usually meant a lump of coal for property owners. The soon-to-be-sent tax bills for the coming year, however, have a bit of good news for many residents. Both the City of Burlington and the […]

 
 

A tribute to service

A tribute to service

Speakers hail the sacrifices of military service By Jason Arndt Editor State Sen. Van Wanggaard’s father, a veteran of multiple conflicts, would be 101 years old today. Wanggaard, whose father, Herluf, died in 1997, reflected on his service as the keynote speaker of Monday’s Veterans Day service hosted by the […]

 
 

Murder plot shook community to its core

Murder plot shook community to its core

Officials look back on incident that put Burlington in headlines around the world By Jason Arndt Editor Before sunrise 20 years ago, Mayor Jeannie Hefty remembered waking up to a phone call, which put the City of Burlington on the map for an unfortunate reason. Hefty, in her first tour […]

 
 
 
 
 

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