Mother sees light at the end of the legislative tunnel

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor An effort to de-criminalize a non-psychoactive version of marijuana took its first steps Tuesday at the state capitol. Local advocate Sally Schaeffer, whose daughter, Lydia, died while waiting for access to cannabidiol, spent Tuesday afternoon testifying in front of the state Senate Committee on Judiciary and […]


Legion set to host Super Party

The Ross Wilcox American Legion Post 79 of Burlington will hold its annual Super Party fundraiser Sunday, Feb. 5, at Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. The post uses the funds from the event to support high school scholarships, the Boy Scouts, American Legion baseball and other programs. It is […]


BHS to perform at centennial event

BHS to perform at centennial event

Members of the Burlington High School orchestra will have the chance to perform in front of a state-wise crowd Tuesday. The BHS orchestra will perform at the state capitol Tuesday at 10 a.m. as part of the State Centennial Kick-off Celebration. It is the 100th anniversary of the creation of […]


District calculates referendum costs

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Area School District got finalized numbers Jan. 24 for the potential property tax impact of a trio of referendum questions that are slated go to voters April 4. District financial advisor Robert W. Baird and Co. calculated the mill rate numbers. The new set […]


Divas to hit the stage for scholarship money

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Ten young women will take the stage at Veterans Terrace in Burlington Saturday, Jan. 28, in hopes of winning a $1,000 scholarship. The 11th DivaQuest competition, presented by Riverport Chorus, will be at 6 p.m. at Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. This year’s competitors are […]


With BASD out, city and county move ahead on joint facility

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor While the Burlington Area School District Board of Education chose last week not to take part in a shared government facility, the other entities are moving forward. M.T. Boyle, Chief of Staff for Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, said the county is pleased with how the […]


Pot allegation leads to felony charge

A Burlington man was charged with felony bail jumping Jan. 12 after being caught with marijuana. Isaiah Brenner, 19, was charged in Racine County Court with felony bail jumping as well as misdemeanor bail jumping and possession of marijuana. According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit Court, […]


Burlington Fire expects radio upgrade

By Jason Arndt STAFF WRITER In collaboration with the Racine County Fire Chief’s Association, the Burlington Common Council authorized the Burlington Fire Department to replace an aging supply of portable and mobile radios. The collaboration received approval on a 7-0 vote, with Mayor Jeanie Heafty and Alderman Thomas Preusker absent […]


County launches GED initiative

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor In the coming year, Racine County hopes to give 100 people in the county the education they need to help fill open jobs. Racine County kicked off its high-school equivalency degree initiative Jan. 11 with an hour-long GED Summit at Burlington’s Veterans Terrace. The program was […]


WITH VIDEO: Honoring a son’s legacy

The O’Brien Family, Cara (from left), Cyndi, Kevin and Lacee gather for a photo during the 2016 Joey O’Brien Memorial Golf Outing at Browns Lake Golf Course. The family was honored Monday with the Burlington Rotary Club Humanitarian Award for efforts to raise funds for childhood cancer research and local scholarships. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

O’Brien family recognized for kindness in the face of pain By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief It was just days – mere hours, really – that transported Kevin and Cyndi O’Brien from their charmed life as parents of a loveable 16-year-old lug of a boy to shell-shocked, tear-streaked mourners at […]


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