Burlington

No dumb jocks here

BHS students involved in extra-curricular activities excel in classroom By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Wondering just how much participating in extra-curricular activities benefits students, Burlington High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Eric Plitzuweit decided to run the numbers recently. What he found is stunning. While non-participants have an average […]

 
 

Traffic signal solutions presented

Study aims to help city officials improve traffic flow By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Ever been frustrated by the traffic lights in the City of Burlington? You’re not alone. After commissioning a traffic signal study from Kapur and Associates late last year, the City of Burlington Common Council got its […]

 
 

Pinning down excellence

Brandt Gavin, shown here in a recent meet, is one of seven Burlington High School wrestlers who qualified to compete in the WIAA Division 1 state individual meet that begins today. Gavin is one of a core group of seniors that helped propel the Demons to new heights this year. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Demon wrestlers are winning on the mat and in the classroom By David Paulsen correspondent This has been quite a year so far for Burlington High School sports teams. First, the Demon girls volleyball team won the school’s first-ever state team title. This winter, the gymnastics team has set and […]

 
 

Light turnout makes for smooth voter ID rollout

Light turnout makes for smooth voter ID rollout

City polling place reports few glitches By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Not everyone is happy with the state’s voter ID law, but those feelings didn’t hamper a relatively smooth rollout of the new regulations at one of Burlington’s polling places during Tuesday primary election. Poll workers at Burlington United […]

 
 

BASD plans for major tech upgrade

Student-accessible networks, new hardware is part of the plan By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer You don’t need to tell Scott Christensen that the future of the world is tied to the Internet – and the ability to be online. As a result, the Burlington Area School District will be looking […]

 
 

Two Challengers lead BASD School Board primary

Two Challengers lead BASD School Board primary

Burlington Area School District School Board challengers Philip Ketterhagen and Roger Koldeway claimed the top two spots and incumbents Susan Kessler and John Anderson also advanced in Tuesday’s primary election. Falling out of contention were Scott Elbein and Megan Shuemate. With all precincts reported the unofficial standings are: Philip Ketterhagen […]

 
 

Where to vote in the BASD election

Here is a list of local polling places that will accommodate voters in their respective communities for the Feb. 21 Burlington Area School District School Board election: • City of Burlington residents living in Aldermanic Districts 1 and 2 cast ballots at Cross Lutheran Church, 126 Chapel Terrace, and those […]

 
 

City planners clear way for LDV expansion

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After a brief discussion regarding, of all things, lines on a map, the City of Burlington Plan Commission unanimously approved a site plan for LDV, Inc. to expand in the Burlington Industrial Park. The Plan Commission also approved a certified survey map that designated the […]

 
 

Battle lines are drawn

Battle lines are drawn

Incumbents, challengers take opposite sides in School Board race   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Late last August, the Burlington Area School District became a battleground between the current School Board and a group citizens upset with the board’s tax levy hike. Now, with the primary election for two available […]

 
 

CCHS poised to leap digital divide

Kourtney Mulhollon works on an Apple iPad tablet computer at Catholic Central High School in Burlington last school year. The school began providing the tablet computers to all students this year.

  Catholic Central will provide iPads for all students next year By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief While most schools are keeping their options open as they test the digital waters, Catholic Central High School in Burlington is prepared to take a quantum leap into the technology pool next school […]

 
 
 
 
 

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