From BBC to BBQ

From BBC to BBQ

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer While liquor license troubles and failed business ventures make up the recent history at 217 North Pine Street, Twin Lakes resident Wayne Schultz is taking a different approach. It’s the same approach he’s taken as a successful boys volleyball coach – and one he hopes […]


Burlington loses a hometown hero

Burlington loses a hometown hero

Wanasek poured himself and his business into community service By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief                   As Burlington’s leading excavating contractor, Jim Wanasek dug a lot out of the community he called home his entire life. But, according to those who knew him best, he put much more back into […]


It’s our preview and you’re invited

Milwaukee television show host John McGivern clowns around with the cast of the Haylofters production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” last summer. The Malt House Theater is one of several local attractions McGivern visited for the taping of his show “Around the Corner.”

Burlington is focus of MPTV program; local showing is Sunday Local residents will have a chance to preview the Milwaukee Public Television show highlighting the Burlington area on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Veterans Terrace. The event is free and open to the public. Milwaukee actor John McGivern, the host […]


A house divided (in a good way)

A house divided (in a good way)

Fitzpatrick family leads the way as BHS seeks two state titles this weekend By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For as long as anyone can remember in the Fitzpatrick household, the children have been involved in a myriad of activities. Jordan, the oldest and now a freshman at Belmont University, danced. […]


Moyer to leave

Burlington Area School District Superintendent David Moyer listen to speakers at a public meeting on the district budget last October. Moyer was hired Monday by the Moline-Coal Valley (Ill.) School District. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Superintendent accepts new job with pay raise in Illinois By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For the last 18 months, Burlington Area School District Superintendent David Moyer has stressed his “Roadmap for Academic Excellence” as the way to improve Burlington schools. That roadmap may still be the future, but it won’t […]


Lyons seeks replacement for Talmer Bank

Talmer Bank and Trust plans to close its Lyons branch office in May. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Officials in the Town of Lyons are hoping to convince Talmer Bank and Trust to reconsider its decision to close the branch office at 1479 Creekside Drive, in the heart of Lyons. And if that doesn’t work, town officials are inviting other banks to […]


Attacker gets 7-year term

Man was convicted of jumping BHS student who was jogging The man convicted of attacking a Burlington High School student while she was jogging off campus nearly a year ago, was sentenced to seven years in prison last week in Racine County Circuit Court. Judge Allan Torhorst sentenced Bradley J. […]


Way to Save launches contest for local schools

Burlington Area School District Business Manager Peter Smet (right), a member of the Way to Save Burlington! Task Force, and Energy Ambassador Kevin Duffy display the Apple iPad2 that will be won by a local student in an energy saving contest. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Energy-conscious students can win an iPad, cash for their school Way to Save, Burlington! the one-of-a-kind local energy-saving initiative is launching a competition among local schools to help get students and their families involved in the effort. The winning school will get $500 and one lucky student will win an […]


No dumb jocks here

BHS students involved in extra-curricular activities excel in classroom By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Wondering just how much participating in extra-curricular activities benefits students, Burlington High School Athletic Director and Assistant Principal Eric Plitzuweit decided to run the numbers recently. What he found is stunning. While non-participants have an average […]


Traffic signal solutions presented

Study aims to help city officials improve traffic flow By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Ever been frustrated by the traffic lights in the City of Burlington? You’re not alone. After commissioning a traffic signal study from Kapur and Associates late last year, the City of Burlington Common Council got its […]


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