Police have suspect in rash of car, garage break-ins

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A rash of garage and car break-ins on Stonewall Court, Indian Bend Road and Travelers Run were reported to city police Oct. 11. According to records, no less than seven reports came in that day regarding burglaries of cars or garages on those streets. Among […]


Resident challenges schedule switch at BHS

He contends district would need more teachers rather than less By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A proposed schedule change at Burlington High School is drawing opposition. While Burlington Area School District officials have recommended moving away from an eight-period “block” schedule to a more traditional seven-period day, a local man […]


Sheriff sees smooth transition

Deputies patrol township as local officers learn the ropes By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A new era of policing for the Town of Burlington officially began Oct. 3. Seven members of the former Town of Burlington police department – Steve Miller, Jon Bechman, Kelly Goetzke, Randy Nelson, Mike Peterson, Steve […]


New school tax levy vote sought

Petitioners want school levy set at last year’s level By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Think that the issue of the Burlington Area School District tax levy was decided a month ago? Think again. At least a handful of the people who showed up to vote against the proposed levy increase […]


Grassroots gathering

Local conservatives hope lobby night gives them a voice in Madison By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After standing up for conservative politics during the recent Burlington Area School District budget approval process, a local group will hold its first lobbying event Saturday at the Burlington High School auditorium. The group […]


City mulls impact of concealed carry law

Banning guns in public buildings among options By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Wisconsin Act 35 – which regulates, or rather, allows the carrying of concealed weapons – is set to take effect Nov. 1. The City of Burlington Common Council on Tuesday discussed the implications of the act and what […]


Local teachers don’t have to pay for health insurance

District was able to save more than $800,000 by switching providers By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When the Burlington Area School District balanced its budget for the 2011-12 school year, it nearly had its plans upended by residents complaining about the 3.69 percent tax levy increase. Now, some people are […]


Serving those who have served for us

U.S. Army Sergeant Robert Johnson poses with Rain (left) and Cash (right) – two service dogs. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Locals push to provide service dogs for vets By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Sgt. Robert Johnson knew he was bound for military service before he even finished high school. “I just felt it was something I should do,” said Johnson, now 24 and a veteran with tours in Iraq and […]


City eyes $7.6 million sewer plant upgrade

Equipment at end of its useful life, consultant says By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer Twenty years ago, the City of Burlington borrowed money and went forth with a new wastewater treatment facility. The new facility has paid off in terms of profits for the utility from processing waste from outside […]


Bomb squad gets a bang out of hand grenade

Adult son found it while cleaning father’s basement By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer The City of Burlington police got an unusual report Tuesday morning. The son of a Burlington resident, cleaning out his father’s home Tuesday, found a World War II-era hand grenade in his father’s basement. The city police […]


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