Jaycees cancel fishing derby, but the fun is still on

Unsafe ice conditions force changes in fundraising event By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Jaycees “Off the Hook” ice fishing derby is now off the schedule. Due to unsafe ice conditions, the Jaycees announced Monday that the planned ice-fishing part of the event was canceled. However, the party and […]


Forum draws mixed reactions from observers

Current board president says the ‘devil is in the details’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer After all was said and done Tuesday night at the School Board candidates’ forum sponsored by WeVoteBurlington, it might be fair to say reactions were mixed. Reaction from the five-member panel of questioners varied from […]


A look at the challengers

A look at the challengers

Incumbents absent as School Board hopefuls share their visions By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer One candidate spoke from the perspective of a single mom, another from the experience of having three children attend schools in the Burlington Area School District. Another wanted to see fiscal responsibility, and a fourth stressed […]


They’re not in Kansas anymore

The Lion (Zach Mehring), the Scarecrow (Andrew Sember) and Dorothy (Elizabeth Zampino) try to avoid the clutches of the evil monkeys during a recent rehearsal for Catholic Central High School's production of "The Wizard of Oz." (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

CCHS thespians ready to take the yellow brick road to Oz By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Dorothy’s amazing journey “Over the Rainbow” and into the land of Oz will be told on the Catholic Central High School stage starting Friday with the CCHS Just Off Broadway production of “The Wizard […]


BASD to sue to get funds from WEA

District denied money when it opted out of WEA insurance By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Area School District Committee of the Whole recommended Monday night joining a lawsuit to try and regain money from the Wisconsin Education Association Trust. BASD is one of about 40 districts that opted […]


Hope Walk to take a whole new step in 2012

This year’s event will feature 5K run, flea market, turkey dinner By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In meeting with various teams and volunteers and sponsors at the end of last year’s Hope Walk, board member Judy Bratz got the feeling change was needed. Now, as the Hope Walk enters its […]


Karcher students rally to help stock pantry

Love Inc. Executive Director Bill Schoessling (from left) takes boxes from Karcher students Tyler Krupp, Christian Boarini and Jesse Procto while loading a truck of food items bound for the service agency Friday. The students assembled more than 500 boxes of food for Love’s pantry. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

They stepped up to prepare 550 food boxes By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When people come through the food pantry at Love Inc., they generally receive enough food for five days. Five days – and they are allowed to come once a month. That disproportionate number is something Love Inc. […]


Incumbent opts out of School Board forum

Kessler decries partisan nature of sponsor By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer A planned candidate forum featuring the six people running for two available Burlington Area School Board positions will be short at least two people – the incumbents – next week. The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in […]


BHS to add three more to Wall of Fame

BHS to add three more to Wall of Fame

Cates, Price, Uhlenhake noted for athletic contributions The Burlington High School Athletic Department will induct two former student athletes and one coach to the Wall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 11. The Class of 2011 inductees are longtime coach Dennis “Tony” Price, multisport athlete Kerry Steffens, and basketball standout Ed […]


Tough decisions ahead

Tough decisions ahead

School officials will have to balance programs vs. taxes By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As expected, the Burlington Area School District is facing a cut in state aid as it begins its budget process. While the cut isn’t a surprise, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to how […]


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