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BHS artist wins congressional district contest

BHS artist wins congressional district contest

Artwork created by Burlington High School senior Anne Kocha is headed to the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Kocha’s colored pencil and ink piece, titled “Heart,” was selected winner of this year’s First District Congressional Art Competition among submissions from young artists throughout the district. Kocha and her art teacher, Carrie […]

 
 

City to rezone DPW site for auto parts store

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It appears the saga of the former Department of Public Works building for the City of Burlington – or rather, the property it used to sit on – is finally winding down. The City of Burlington Plan Commission gave its nod of approval May 8 […]

 
 

Mailboxes on the move

A man drops a letter into a mailbox located on Dodge Street in Burlington last week. A U.S. Postal Service official said the three mailboxes will be moved into the parking lot of the local Post Office at 100 S. Pine Street to make it easier for drive up service. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

City finds solution for drive-up mail drop off By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief After several years of having to park and get out of their cars to mail letters, Burlington residents will soon have drive-up mailboxes once again. Jill Ehlen, delivery supervisor at the Burlington Post Office, said Tuesday […]

 
 

Veronico’s to vanish

Veronico’s to vanish

Owners of local restaurant plan to end 9-year run on May 24 By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Veronico’s co-owner Maria Veronico confirmed Tuesday afternoon that the final day of operation for the downtown Burlington restaurant will be Thursday, May 24. She said the three owners – her, Dr. Thomas Niccolai […]

 
 

Governor touts job growth during visit to Burlington

Governor touts job growth during visit to Burlington

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker chats with LDV employee Eric Thomas Friday Morning during a visit to the Burlington specialty vehicle outfitter. Walker was in the city to announce that LDV is eligible for up to $107,500 in tax credits through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. to help the company add […]

 
 

Layoff notices reduced by half

Retirements, resignations cut BASD total to eight   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Area School District School Board will consider next Monday a list of layoffs that is much shorter than originally proposed. According to BASD Superintendent David Moyer, the layoffs of eight teachers covering 5.8 full-time equivalent […]

 
 

For this crew, the Hope Walk is all about family

For this crew, the Hope Walk is all about family

McCarthy’s take event to a higher level   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For the McCarthy family, the annual Hope Walk has always been about their father – and about family. John McCarthy, who owned McCarthy-Koenig Furniture and a funeral home of the same name, died 21 years ago of […]

 
 

Burlington to host RCEDC anniversary event

Burlington to host RCEDC anniversary event

  National speaker slated to attend   Veterans Terrace in Burlington will again this year host the Racine County Economic Development Corporation’s anniversary celebration featuring a keynote address from the president of the National Manufacturing Institute. The event, which includes awards for Burlington Mayor Bob Miller and the Absolutely Waterford […]

 
 

County treasurer offers west-end office hours

  Racine County Treasurer Jane Nikolai announced recently she will provide services in Burlington once each month beginning in May. Remote office hours will be offered at the Western Service Center, 209 North Main Street, starting Tuesday, May 15. Nikolai will be available by appointments only in Burlington the third […]

 
 

BHS forensics team earns top state award

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Excellence is something that has come to be expected of the Burlington High School forensics team. The Demons proved it once again April 20. BHS earned the prestigious “Excellence in Speech” award at the annual Wisconsin State Speech Festival at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The […]

 
 
 
 
 

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