Burlington

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 […]

 
 

Man arrested after taking drugs from local store

A man looking for drugs has been arrested in a theft at Pharmacy Station in Burlington Friday morning.

Charges expected in theft from Pharmacy Station By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer City of Burlington police made a quick arrest Friday after Pharmacy Station on South Pine Street was robbed. The man, whose name is not being released pending formal filing of criminal charges, apparently walked into Pharmacy Station shortly […]

 
 

A life poured out in service

A life poured out in service

Grossman was devoted to his family, profession and community   By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Tom Grossman got a lot out of his community, but certainly not as much as he put into it. However, you wouldn’t have known that by talking to him, according to the family members […]

 
 

City retains Lahner

City retains Lahner

But some criticize hefty raise administrator got to keep him from leaving   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The City of Burlington almost lost its grip on its City Administrator last week. After letting the city know he would be interviewing for the position of city administrator in Elk River, […]

 
 
 
 
 

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