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Little League state champs to get parade Friday

Little League state champs to get parade Friday

Local all stars win state for second straight year The City of Burlington will honor the Burlington 9-11 All Stars, who went unbeaten in the state Little League Tournament, with a parade on Friday evening. Team members will ride through town on fire and rescue vehicles. The parade will begin […]

 
 

School Board tweaks wording for proposed referendum

By Alex Johnson Correspondent Members of the School Board on Monday fine-tuned the wording of a proposed referendum seeking voter permission to borrow $43.7 million to build a new middle school and make security and maintenance upgrades at other buildings in the Burlington Area School District. The proposed referendum was […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      So, what’s it like to play in a local cover band? Well, the hours are terrible, the time away from family is tough and the early morning meetings at your regular job the next day are brutal. But…it’s still a chance to make music with some friends in front […]

 
 

Fields of gold

Fields of gold

Bella Guardiola, 13, piggybacks onto her friend Mckenzie Zelechowski, 16, for a photo taken by Mckenzie’s sister, Charli, in a field of sunflowers on the Oak Rest Farm along Highway 83 in the Town of Burlington. The picturesque field has created a buzz on social media that continues to attract […]

 
 

Preserved for posterity

Preserved for posterity

Spitzer’s collection now on file with state Historical Society By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Forty-five boxes containing correspondence with presidents, plans to solve world hunger and life-affirming words of the world’s foremost optimists have found their way from a home high atop a hill in Burlington to a revered […]

 
 

Drunken driver to spend 13 years behind bars

Drunken driver to spend 13 years behind bars

Thayer, of Paris, was drunk at time of crash that killed grandmother By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Kenosha County prosecutors wanted to set an example at the July 18 sentencing hearing of Christopher Thayer, convicted of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and injury by intoxicated use of alcohol, […]

 
 

Group set to launch fundraising for athletic facility

Group set to launch fundraising for athletic facility

Meeting was intended to raise public awareness of project By Alex Johnson Correspondent The Burlington High School Athletic Association plans to launch a campaign seeking donations for the proposed 47,000-square-foot Burlington Athletic Training facility that would be connected to Burlington High School’s south side. Mike Deans, a member of the […]

 
 

Property values surge in City of Burlington

Effect on individual taxes won’t be known until late fall By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A hot real estate market is behind a recent jump in property value assessments that saw some home values increase by 40 percent, according to City of Burlington officials. The city said the reassessment resulted […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

     A hot real estate market is behind a recent jump in property value assessments that saw some home values increase by 40 percent, according to City of Burlington officials. The city said the reassessment resulted in an overall property assessment increase of about 8 percent for residential properties. How […]

 
 

Council OKs liquor license for B.J. Wentker’s

Council OKs liquor license for B.J. Wentker’s

Owner wants to eventually revive restaurant in historic building By Jason Arndt Staff Writer B.J. Wentker’s, a former downtown restaurant, could reopen its doors after the Burlington Common Council issued a Class B liquor license to building owner Brian Torgerson on July 17. The decision comes a month after the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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