Get ready to B*Jazzled

Burlington High School B*Jazzled members Peyton Hepner (from left), Sammi Robers, Allie Daniels and Madison Gruman perform during practice Monday evening. The show choir is preparing to host its second Chocolate City Showcase on Jan. 21. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

BHS gears up for its second show choir showcase By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A year ago, the Burlington High School B*Jazzled show choir – and an innumerable amount of support staff – hit the ground running for the first annual Chocolate City Showcase. And throughout the day-long show choir […]


Primary pecking order set

Ballot established for Feb. 21 BASD election By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After confirming six official candidates for two open spots on the Burlington Area School District Board of Education Monday night, the official order was set for a primary election on Feb. 21. According to BASD officials, state law […]


Hallmark store closes abruptly

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Employees at Barbara’s Hallmark in Burlington got a Happy New Year’s greeting Jan. 2 that was anything but happy. The owner of the store, Barbara Kaster, announced to her employees that the store was closed, effectively immediately. One of those employees, who declined to be […]


Love Inc. to expand as adjacent stores move

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Independent social service agency Love Inc. is planning to expand its facility on South Pine Street as two existing businesses move out of an adjacent building. Bob’s Pedal Pusher and Stan’s Glass will vacate the building soon. Love Inc. Executive Director Bill Schoessling said the […]


Candidates step up in city races; town incumbents unchallenged

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While most election filings for both the City and Town of Burlington were routine this week, two seats on the City of Burlington Common Council will be contested. Aldermen Jim Prailes and Jeff Fischer announced last week that they would not seek re-election, and there […]


Extent of tax hike surprises officials

Unanticipated value correction creates higher than expected city taxes By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief As City of Burlington officials wrapped up their budget process in late 2011, they were confident the average property owner would pay no more than an additional $10 for the city portion of their 2012 […]


He flew through life

Dick and Bobbie Wagner in a recent family photo. Dick Wagner died Sunday at his home in Lyons fol-lowing a heart attack.

Wagner leaves long legacy in aviation, philanthropy By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief If there was one thing Dick Wagner didn’t want, it was for people to make a fuss over him. To orphans in the Philippines, lepers in Bolivia and prisoners in Belize he was an angel and a […]


Primary set in race for School Board

Interest in seats is high after budget battle By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As expected, there will be challengers for the two spots up for election on the Burlington Area School District Board of Education this spring. According to information provided by the school district, six people filed candidacy papers […]


Philanthropist Wagner left a legacy locally and around the globe

Philanthropist Wagner left a legacy locally and around the globe

Richard (Dick) Wagner, a local pilot, businessman and philanthropist whose humanitarian efforts left a lasting impact on the Burlington area and touched far corners of the globe, died Sunday of a heart attack at his home in Lyons. Wagner, 74, and his wife Roberta (Bobbie) are perhaps best known locally […]


Fire station theft baffles officials

Rescue squad equipment stolen By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A thief broke into the City of Burlington fire station last weekend and stole a defibrillator, among other things, leaving at least one rescue squad member baffled. Jeff Koenen, captain of the Burlington Area Rescue Squad, said the investigation is ongoing […]


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