A key change

Husband and wife band teachers Ron and Sue Pedersen will be changing positions within Burlington Area School District next fall. Ron will direct the high school band and Sue will assume the seventh grade band that her husband directed in the past. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Pedersens make a move in BASD music department By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Burlington Area School District band teacher Ron Pedersen knows he will be fighting the clock this summer. So as soon as he returns from a brief vacation June 18, he’s planning on spending about 12 hours a […]


Going green on a grand scale

Going green on a grand scale

Local Nestle plant saves money, finds satisfaction in conservation efforts By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Nestlé’s Burlington factory is widely known for turning out all kinds of confectionary treats that come in one delicious color – chocolate brown. However, in recent years officials at the factory have been working […]


City to start over with bids for treatment plant upgrade

Problem with original procedure posed a liability By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A joint meeting between the City of Burlington Common Council and the Board of Public Works cleared the way Wednesday night for the city to rebid its wastewater treatment plant upgrade project. Due to an error in the […]


Explosion, fire damage home in Spring Prairie

Firefighters responded to the report of an explosion and house fire on Clayton Road in the Town of Spring Prairie Monday. Firefighters from several area departments extinguished the blaze. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Residents and pets appeared to escape harm Area firefighters responded to a report of explosions Monday afternoon and found a home on fire on Clayton Court in the Paradise Valley neighborhood in Spring Prairie. Initial reports on scene were that members the family residing in the home and their pets […]


Owner of group home charged with theft

She’s accused of stealing from disabled residents in her care The owner of a Burlington group home for disabled adults has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from three men in her care. Becky Ann Borucki, 55, is facing nine felony charges, including three counts each of: theft of […]


County Board will have final say on asphalt plant

City residents leave town meetings frustrated By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Depending upon whom you listen to, a decision to allow a Union Grove-based company to set up an asphalt plant on the former J.W. Peters property in Burlington may be a good move to create jobs in the area […]


Joey’s lasting gift

Joey’s lasting gift

Fundraiser in O’Brien’s honor continues to impact community By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After seven years, Kevin O’Brien can say he’s OK. “That’s it,” said O’Brien, who lost his son, Joey, after a brief, but intense, battle with leukemia in the summer of 2005. Left behind was Kevin, his wife, […]


Janesville woman wins pageant on first try

Janesville woman wins pageant on first try

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Beginner’s luck? Maybe. But more likely than not, Claire Olsen’s passionate voice and strong personality made more of an impact Saturday at the 28th annual Miss Burlington Area ChocolateFest pageant. Olsen was named Miss BAC 2013 Saturday, besting a field of six other young women […]


Man faces fifth drunken driving charge

A Burlington man is facing a felony charge after being cited for his fifth drunken driving offense. Jeffrey M. Staudinger, 44, is facing a Class H felony charge of operating while intoxicated, fifth or sixth offense. He could face fines of more than $10,000, more than six years in jail […]


Bohners Lake beach closed due to bacteria

Local health officials closed the public beach on Bohners Lake in the Town of Burlington Wednesday due to unsafe levels of bacteria in the water. Officials with the Western Racine County Health Department said the closing serves notice that the water is not safe for swimming and other activities. The […]


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