Burlington

Homecoming hijinks

Homecoming hijinks

Burlington High School student Haley Walesa chases Riley Nelson with a demon trident during Friday’s pep assembly in the school gym. The assembly capped a week of spirit-building activities and featured the crowing of this year’s homecoming king and queen, Shandon Walton and MaKenzie Swantz. See Thursday’s Burlington Standard Press for […]

 
 

BHS considers dumping class rank

New system would weigh several factors of performance By Alex Johnson Correspondent Principal Eric Burling and teacher Jim Dennert of Burlington High School gave a presentation to the Burlington Area School District Curriculum Committee Monday about the possibility of switching from a class rank system to a laude-point system. Currently, […]

 
 

Scouts to play game of Clue in downtown

  By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Hundreds of Boy Scouts, friends and family members will descend upon downtown Burlington Saturday for an event labeled: Clue, Scouting Edition. The scouts and others will visit 30 local businesses and agencies, collecting clues along the way as they attempt to solve the […]

 
 

Scout overwhelmed by success of park project

Scout overwhelmed by success of park project

It’s named Martin’s Square in his family’s honor By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Aspiring Eagle Scout Tommy Martin admits he’s a bit overwhelmed by the thought that his seemingly simple suggestion rallied a community and created a showcase park for the city. When he first approached Mayor Jeannie Hefty […]

 
 

A life in groceries

A life in groceries

Paul Spiegelhoff was most comfortable on the sales floor By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief In 91 years of life, Paul Spiegelhoff saw the grocery business come a full circle. “He was fascinated with this place,” his son, Dave, said of the store, Gooseberries Fresh Food Market, that Dave currently […]

 
 

They’ve got spirit

They’ve got spirit

Burlington High celebrates homecoming Students at Burlington High School are celebrating “Blacklight Nights” this week as part of the school’s annual homecoming. The week of school spirit-building activities began Saturday with the Demon Dash run and continued during the school week with a series of dress-up days and activities, according […]

 
 

District offers 1.26% teacher pay raise

Teachers union seeks an additional 1.76% By Alex Johnson Correspondent The Burlington Area School District School Board Personnel Committee and the Burlington Education Association met Sept. 25 to discuss and exchange proposals regarding base wages for the current school year. After exchanging proposals, the meeting moved into a closed session, […]

 
 

City to ‘explore’ contract with county for dispatching service

City to ‘explore’ contract with county for dispatching service

Move would produce savings, but also lead to loss of local dispatchers By Jason Arndt Staff Writer After nearly two hours of deliberating in a closed session Wednesday at the Public Works building, the City of Burlington Common Council decided to “explore” a contract for dispatching services with Racine County […]

 
 

Flood hangs over city’s budget process

Council must consider future of municipal buildings By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The lingering specter of July’s flood will have considerable influence on the City of Burlington’s municipal budget process this fall, according to City Administrator Carina Walters. Not only will officials be forced to deal with an estimated […]

 
 

Not the same old song and dance

Not the same old song and dance

Haylofters to present musical murder mystery for nine shows By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Imagine wheeling the corpse of your uncle through the glitz of Monte Carlo pursued by ditzy, gun-toting criminal and a determined dog lover who are bent on stealing the $6 million inheritance you’ve been promised. […]

 
 
 
 
 

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