Three running for two open BASD seats

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Area School District will have at least two new School Board members come April. Incumbents Todd Terry and William Campbell did not file papers to run by Tuesday’s deadline, leaving just one incumbent – Rosanne Hahn – seeking re-election. Terry had served just one […]


Winning lie doesn’t stray far from home

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor This year, the winning lies for the Burlington Liars Club had a decidedly Wisconsin feel. The winner and all three runners-up are from Wisconsin, with three of the four from the immediate area. The winning lie? A whopper about fancy hotels and big beds. “Grandpa went […]


Anniversary year comes to an end for Nestlé

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As 2016 draws to close, one celebration in particular lingers as a sweet memory. This year has marked the 50th year that Nestlé has operated in Burlington. In April the company celebrated the anniversary and also honored long-time employee Marilyn Elverman, one of the longest-tenured employees […]


Hot ChocolateFest added to festival lineup

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor ChocolateFest is a springtime mainstay in the City of Burlington. This year, the city has a variation on the theme – three months early. Hot ChocolateFest is set for Feb. 10 to 12, and will feature everything from pond hockey to a 5K run/walk to all […]


2016: A year to remember in the Burlington area

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It’s been a year of new beginnings, controversy and tragic circumstance in the Burlington area. The following are the top local news stories of 2016, as determined by the staff of the Burlington Standard Press.   House explosion ruled murder-suicide An explosion that demolished a home […]


Away in a manger

Away in a manger

Ashley and Brian Bzdawska (from left) are Mary and Joseph in the first service of Christmas in the Barn Dec. 24 on the Squire Farm. Ashley is holding her son, Dax, the fourth generation of participants in the barn service. There were three fourth-generation babies during the event, which drew […]


Snowstorm cleanup cost city $60,000

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The cost of cleaning up after the last two weekend snowstorms has added up for the City of Burlington. According to Director of Public Works Jim Bergles, the cost of the two cleanup efforts was more than $22,000 the first weekend and $38,000 this past weekend […]


Schools can no longer ignore threats

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It has been a difficult year when it comes to threats made at schools in the western Racine County area. Perhaps that’s most prevalent in the Burlington Area School District, which – while still dealing with a student threat of killing classmates – had its second threat […]


Man allegedly did drugs while kids were in car

A Kansasville man is accused of nearly overdosing on narcotics while he left his children in the car Sunday. Joshua Koerber, 38, was charged with resisting an officer and two counts of child neglect – all Class A misdemeanors – Monday in Racine County Circuit Court. He was also charged […]


City leaps into the pool Council OKs initial construction documents

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington Common Council on Tuesday unanimously moved approved the first steps in construction of a new community pool. The council approved the pool management plan and also voted to allow Ayres Associates to move forward with the first stages of construction documents. There […]


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