Burlington

Man charged after drunken girl, 13, is left at roadside

A 19-year-old Burlington man is facing reckless endangerment charges for allegedly leaving a drunken and unconscious 13-year-old girl by the side of the road after apparently attempting to take the girl and her friend from a drinking party to their homes. Brandon J. Collins was charged Monday in Racine County […]

 
 

Sale of DPW site ends bitter saga

Deal reached to sell site for use as new auto parts store By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The City of Burlington Common Council put a triumphant twist on the winding saga of its former Department of Public Works facility Tuesday by agreeing to sell the building and a one-acre parcel […]

 
 

Teachers are paying more for insurance, School Board member says

Higher deductibles, copays amount to 15 percent contribution By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After hearing criticism that teachers were not paying a percentage of their premiums as part of the 2011-2012 Burlington Area School District budget, School Board Member Larry Anderson made a point that many district residents may not […]

 
 

Burlington bans weapons in city buildings

It passes with no further discussion from aldermen By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Just two weeks after a lengthy discussion on what should be included in a local weapons’ ordinance, the City of Burlington Common Council on Tuesday unanimously approved banning weapons in city buildings. There was no discussion at […]

 
 

Winner named in home energy makeover contest

Winner named in home energy makeover contest

Kevin Duffy (left), Burlington’s Energy Ambassador with Way to Save Burlington, congratulates winners Sarah Sullivan (holding son Cormac) and husband Patrick. The couple won a $5,000 home energy makeover as a result of having the best home video in the home makeover contest sponsored by Way to Save, which is […]

 
 

Police have suspect in rash of car, garage break-ins

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A rash of garage and car break-ins on Stonewall Court, Indian Bend Road and Travelers Run were reported to city police Oct. 11. According to records, no less than seven reports came in that day regarding burglaries of cars or garages on those streets. Among […]

 
 

Resident challenges schedule switch at BHS

He contends district would need more teachers rather than less By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A proposed schedule change at Burlington High School is drawing opposition. While Burlington Area School District officials have recommended moving away from an eight-period “block” schedule to a more traditional seven-period day, a local man […]

 
 

Sheriff sees smooth transition

Deputies patrol township as local officers learn the ropes By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A new era of policing for the Town of Burlington officially began Oct. 3. Seven members of the former Town of Burlington police department – Steve Miller, Jon Bechman, Kelly Goetzke, Randy Nelson, Mike Peterson, Steve […]

 
 

New school tax levy vote sought

Petitioners want school levy set at last year’s level By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Think that the issue of the Burlington Area School District tax levy was decided a month ago? Think again. At least a handful of the people who showed up to vote against the proposed levy increase […]

 
 

Grassroots gathering

Local conservatives hope lobby night gives them a voice in Madison By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After standing up for conservative politics during the recent Burlington Area School District budget approval process, a local group will hold its first lobbying event Saturday at the Burlington High School auditorium. The group […]

 
 
 
 
 

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