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B-Town Sounds returns June 14

B-Town Sounds returns June 14

Outdoor concert series features seven shows in 2018 The B-Town Sounds concert series is slated to return June 14 for another season of pairing live music and craft beer with summer nights in Burlington’s Echo Park. This year’s seven-show lineup features a full spectrum of music from bluegrass to country […]

 
 

Hot enough to melt (but it didn’t)

Hot enough to melt (but it didn’t)

ChocolateFest is able to endure record heat to finish in the black By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief With temperatures more suited for melting rather than savoring chocolate, Burlington’s ChocolateFest withstood a string of 90-degree days last weekend to finish in the black for 2018. Festival President Bil Scherrer on […]

 
 

Local man dies in crash with dump truck

Local man dies in crash with dump truck

A Burlington man died Thursday afternoon when the SUV he was driving collided head-on with a dump truck on Highway P in the Town of Burlington. William D. Rachel, 50, of the City of Burlington, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred on a section of […]

 
 

Ready for splashdown

Ready for splashdown

New Burlington Community Aquatic center opens Friday By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief On Friday, a year and a half after they overwhelmingly approved spending more than $5 million to replace their 51-year-old pool, City of Burlington residents will get a chance to take the plunge into the cooling waters […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

A week that started with a scorcher of a ChocolateFest will end with splash as the new Burlington Community Aquatic Center is slated to open Friday evening. The $5 million facility with water park-like amenities is viewed as a boon to the image and quality of life in Burlington, according […]

 
 

Crash snaps utility pole, transformer explodes

Crash snaps utility pole, transformer explodes

A 60-year-old Town of Burlington man escaped with non-life threatening injuries after he crashed his truck into a utility pole and was trapped inside by live electrical wires early Tuesday morning. The crash was reported about 3:53 a.m. in the 30300 block of Cedar Drive. The aftermath included sparking wires, a […]

 
 

At a crossroads

At a crossroads

Organizers fall just short of having new memorial finished for Monday’s ceremony By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Work began Wednesday morning on etching the names of deceased local service men and women into the four granite blocks of Burlington’s new veterans memorial in Echo Lake Park. However, the goal […]

 
 

Proposed pipeline would cut through area

Proposed pipeline would cut through area

It’s planned to meet growing demand for natural gas By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief We Energies has filed an application with the state Public Service Commission for permission to construct a 49-mile natural gas pipeline spanning Walworth and Western Racine Counties. The application, filed May 18, seeks permission to […]

 
 

It’s all about the chocolate

It’s all about the chocolate

Burlington’s ChocolateFest invites you to ‘Unwrap Your Chocolate Power’ Burlington’s celebration of all things chocolate returns to the ChocolateFest grounds Memorial Day weekend. The annual festival, themed “Unwrap Your Chocolate Power” for 2018, is in its 32nd year. According to the website, the event began in 1985 when Bill Branen, […]

 
 

Rolling thunder: 500 trucks per day to roll through area

Rolling thunder: 500 trucks per day to roll through area

Truck traffic is attributed to the Foxconn construction project By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Residents of Western Racine County will experience firsthand the disruption caused by the massive Foxconn construction project next week when as many as 500 dump truck trips per day begin rolling along Highway 11. The […]

 
 
 
 
 

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