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Obregon gets life sentence

Obregon gets life sentence

Crime spree in fall of 2015 had area on edge for weeks By Jason Arndt Staff writer The last page in the Andrew Obregon saga finally turned inside the Kenosha County Courthouse Tuesday morning. Obregon, 34, of Bristol received a life sentence without an opportunity to return to the streets, including […]

 
 

BASD goes back to the drawing board following defeat of referendums

BASD goes back to the drawing board following defeat of referendums

Middle School remains top priority as district examines options By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Residents of the Burlington Area School District made it clear Tuesday night that they wanted a different plan to be offered by the district for its aging facilities. All three referendum questions – one for a $68.3 […]

 
 

Two vie for City Council spot

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor There is one contested race among the City and Town of Burlington this spring. Incumbent Todd Bauman is being challenged for the District 4 Alderman position on the City of Burlington Common Council by newcomer Art Gardner. Running unopposed for council are Bob Grandi (District 2) […]

 
 

Original pep band comes to end of its days

Original pep band comes to end of its days

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When Orange Crush first stepped out at a basketball game seven years ago, the Burlington High School take on a “pep band” was, in the words of co-director Ron Pedersen, “pretty dorky.” Seven years later, after numerous gigs within the school and outside of it – […]

 
 

Final thoughts: Voters go to polls to decide fate of referendum

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As the election ticks closer, final thoughts regarding the Burlington Area School District referendum questions are being voiced. The school district is presenting three questions to district residents. These question, as they appear on the ballot, are: Question No. 1: Shall the Burlington Area School District, […]

 
 

School Board member presents his ‘flip side’

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Since the Burlington Area School District has decided on the three referendum questions on the April 4 ballot, School Board Member Phil Ketterhagen has maintained the majority of his issues come with Question No. 1 – Karcher Middle School. On Tuesday night, Ketterhagen, along with his […]

 
 

Middle school referendum question hinges on replace or repair debate

Middle school referendum question hinges on replace or repair debate

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Since the Burlington Area School District began its review of its facilities, the single largest question mark has always been Karcher Middle School. At the heart of the building is the original 1924 construction – what was originally Burlington High School. Over the years, four different […]

 
 

Rochester might sell unused liquor license to Burlington

By Dave Fidlin CORRESPONDENT The City of Burlington continues to reach out to neighboring municipalities, in pursuit of additional alcoholic beverage licenses it can distribute to interested bars and restaurants. Mayor Jeannie Hefty on Monday paid the Rochester Village Board a visit to discuss Burlington’s current situation. Under state statutes, […]

 
 

City Hall will close half hour earlier

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A change is coming to the City of Burlington. Hours for City Hall will change Monday, April 3, with official hours now from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Hours currently are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Director of Administrative Services Megan Watkins […]

 
 

Wild winds cause damage

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With sustained winds peaking at about 40 mph and gusts above 60 mph, it was difficult to keep your hat on March 8. A wind warning was issued for last week due to the high wind, and area municipalities felt that wind’s force. Branches were stripped […]

 
 
 
 
 

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