Council hopes flashing lights solve crosswalk woes

Officials move to eliminate hazard on West State Street By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After more than a month’s worth of discussion and at least three different plans, the City of Burlington Common Council Tuesday was almost silent in its approval of the latest option for a troublesome crosswalk on […]


All is peaceful on the recall front

Jordan Debbink (from left), Thomas Beach and Casey Elmer show their support for Gov. Scott Walker in a counter protest to the Recall Walker effort Saturday in the Echo Park parking lot. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Advocates, opponents manage to coexist in same parking lot By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer On Saturday, with a fresh dusting of snow on the ground and two diametrically opposed political groups occupying the same space in Burlington, it was nearly impossible not to expect some sort of confrontation. Perhaps it […]


Energy-saving program makes impact here

Figures show Way to Save is working By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The Way to Save Burlington initiative is producing measurable energy-saving results for electric utility customers in the city, according to recent data compiled by a third party evaluator. “Our total energy savings was much more than expected,” […]


Town officials pleased with police switch

Supervisor says it has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Almost three months have passed since the Town of Burlington switched its police services from in-house to a contract with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. And according to the sheriff’s deputy who showed up at last week’s Town […]


If you build it, they will come

City takes ‘Field of Dreams’ approach to attracting manufacturing By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Luring in new business or unwisely spending city dollars in a speculative venture? It all depends on how you look at the proposal last week to the City of Burlington Common Council to approve a city […]


Man killed when hit by train

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A man was killed after being hit by a train in the early morning hours Saturday in the City of Burlington. According to a press release from the city police, police and the Burlington Rescue Squad responded at about 4 a.m. Saturday morning to the […]


Driven by youthful enthusiasm

Burlington High School students Jake Reetz (from left), Garrett Schilling, Jen Stevens and Hannah Peterson enjoy the time they spent last week helping the school’s Driven program assemble Christmas gift packages for needy families. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Teens help make a difference for Christmas giving program By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It doesn’t take much to excite teenagers – really, it doesn’t. Especially if you are a member of the Burlington High School Driven program and are outside in chilly weather on a sunny Friday afternoon soliciting […]


Officials confirm case of whooping cough

Disease poses greatest threat to infants By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Public health officials in western Racine County said Tuesday that there have been one confirmed, one suspected and three probable cases of whooping cough locally in recent weeks. The bacterial infection that starts out with mild cold-like symptoms […]


War of words continues over district policies

Superintendent responds to assertions regarding salaries, benefits made by district critics By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It has been no secret over the last four months that a group of fiscal conservatives is unhappy with the way the Burlington Area School District is being run. On Monday night, one of […]


Church’s cantata helps herald Christmas’s arrival

Plymouth Congregational Church choir director Diane Olson leads the Christmas Cantata during a past production of the event. The church will offer up its 2011 version Sunday at 10 a.m.

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Cantata – a composition for one or more voices usually comprising solos, duets, recitatives, and choruses and sung to an instrumental accompaniment. A Christmas Cantata – a service of lessons and carols set to music provided by an orchestra, this Sunday at 10 a.m. at […]


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