Revenues are down in BASD budget

  Ultimate impact on tax rate yet to be determined By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Burlington Area School District’s Finance Committee began combing through its preliminary budget for 2017-18 May 1 by examining revenues and fees. The budget currently predicts an increase in enrollment as well as 2.27 percent […]


Preparing for the worst

Burlington officials will get disaster training Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty often wonders what would happen if a train derailed in the heart of Burlington, spilling hazardous materials and forcing the evacuation of the downtown area. For that reason, the mayor and five other city officials are joining in a Racine […]


Sale clears way for building on vacant downtown lot

Sale clears way for building on vacant downtown lot

Project to on prominent corner to feature retail, offices By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Common Council authorized the sale of two properties on East Chestnut Street to Burlington Core Upgrades II at its meeting on Tuesday, contingent on several items, including a developer’s agreement. Burlington Core Upgrades, which […]


Making a splash

Making a splash

City approves bonds for new water park; work will begin in fall for 2018 opening By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The new Burlington Community Pool is coming into fruition, after the Common Council authorized the purchase of two bonds at its Tuesday meeting, where council members learned the city has […]


Meeting regarding Highway 120 redesign is tonight

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will host a public involvement meeting to discuss preliminary design concepts for the resurfacing of Highway 120, from Highway 36 to the Como Creek Bridge in the Town of Lyons. The meeting is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at Mt. […]


New School Board gets down to business

Recently elected members take oath of office By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief It was something old and something new for the Burlington Area School District Board of Education April 24 at the annual reorganizational meeting. Three board members took the oath of office, including Susan Kessler, who served two terms […]


City approves street, sidewalk repair projects

Kendall Street will be rebuilt this summer By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The City of Burlington will embark on $1.4 million in street and sidewalk repairs this construction season with the lion’s share of the cost going to the reconstruction of Kendall Street. The Common Council at its April […]


A Touch of Class

A Touch of Class

      Burlington High School students celebrated their annual junior prom Apirl 22 under the theme, A Touch of Class. The members of the court are (front row, from left) Mariana Beltran-Hernandez, Jack Brunner, King Andrew Zeman, Queen Leah Zinnen, Grant Tully and Hannah Ketterhagen; (second row) Derek Koenen, Jaina Westphal, […]


BHS team earns state’s top forensics honor

  By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Burlington High School forensics team earned the coveted Excellence in Speech award at the Wisconsin High School Forensics Association State Speech Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Friday. The award goes to the top 5 percent of schools – based on total […]


BASD accepts 12 percent health insurance increase

District’s cost had declined in each of six previous years By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief One year after asking employees to accept a significant hike in out-of-pocket medical insurance costs, the Burlington Area School District Board of Education on Monday decided it is the taxpayers’ turn to share in […]


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