Mayor plans to seek re-election

Candidates may now file for local seats Burlington Mayor Bob Miller will seek a third two-year term this spring when seats on both the City Council and Town Board are up for election. Today is the first day for potential candidates for local office to circulate nomination papers. Miller confirmed […]


Robust turnout lifts holiday run

The leaders in the two-mile race run through the ChocolateFest grounds during the Talmer Turkey Trot held on Thanksgiving day. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Nearly 500 participants help fill food pantry By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When Chris Ponteri first visualized the idea of starting Burlington’s own “Turkey Trot” last fall, he hoped for a few hundred participants and a chance to give people something unusual to do on Thanksgiving morning. The event grew […]


Town budget gets standing ovation

Conservative group praises no-tax-increase plan By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With very little fanfare – and even a small standing ovation from members of a local political group that advocates conservative government – the Town of Burlington passed its budget Tuesday night. The meeting lasted all of 15 minutes, most […]


Rockin’ around the Christmas season

Live reindeer and their holiday-themed handlers will again be in the lineup on Friday when the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Christmas parade through the city’s downtown. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m.

Burlington’s annual parade is Friday night By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s time to be making your lists and checking them twice, because Santa Claus will arrive in town Friday evening. The annual City of Burlington Christmas parade will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The parade steps off from the […]


Tackling teacher evaluation

Goal at BASD is to retain the best educators By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair act, school districts across Wisconsin are facing a new challenge – how to fairly evaluate teachers and their place in their respective districts. Since collective bargaining is now limited to wages-only, […]


Tensions run high at recall site

The Southern Lakes United Educators building at 616 Droster Ave., Burlington, openly advertises its stance as a “Recall Walker” site. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As efforts move forward to collect signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker, staff at a local teachers union office claim they saw signs of partisan frustration with the campaign. According to Sue Cameron with the Southern Lakes United Educators, a blank petition form was apparently […]


Program highlights WWI ‘miracle’

Program highlights WWI ‘miracle’

The miracle of the spontaneous World War I Christmas truce is the topic of the Burlington Historical Society’s 2011 Christmas program set for Sunday in the Stars and Stripes Room of Veterans Terrace in Burlington. The program, which begins at 1:30 p.m., will feature a presentation by Wisconsin author Rochelle […]


Teens step up for TLC

Alyssa Rossmiller (left) and Emily Silbilski work on their cardboard box shelters for their night of “homelessness” Nov. 5 in the St. Charles Church parking lot.

Lesson in homelessness generates needed funding for agency By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief While homelessness is still largely viewed here as a problem exclusive to urban areas, there is a group of local teens who’ve gone out of their way to not only understand the problem that exists in […]


City seeks ways to stimulate economy

Development has slowed here, drawing concern from mayor By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While the City of Burlington has been blessed with a number of successful new developments in the last two years – the new downtown hotel and the Veterans Terrace just to name two – Mayor Bob Miller […]


Recall effort has a visible presence in conservative Burlington area

Recall effort has a visible presence in conservative Burlington area

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If there has been a constant in the Wisconsin political climate over the past year, it has been the anger. Anger over Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to end virtually all public union bargaining (which later became law), and anger at state senators who left the […]


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