It’s an affair of the heart

Burlington native Andrew Wingreen speaks to fans at halftime of Burlington High School’s “Go Red” game to bring awareness to heart disease Feb. 3. Wingreen underwent open-heart surgery as a freshman in high school. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Local grad offers roadmap for beating cardiovascular disease By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If Andrew Wingreen has a slightly different perspective on life, well, you’ll have to forgive the 23-year-old college graduate. Life has thrown him more than a few curve balls – or in the proper sports vernacular, bad […]


City plans to replace sections of sidewalks

Homeowners would have to pay half the cost of project By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Homeowners living along sections of eight City of Burlington streets will likely be asked to pay half the cost of replacing sidewalks running through their properties in 2012. The City Council, meeting as a […]


Here comes the sludge

City turns to private contractor for its dirtiest job By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The City of Burlington is getting out of that dirty business known as sludge spreading. But how much that change represents in money savings or staff efficiency remains to be seen. Turning over the handling […]


City Council rejects earlier alcohol sales

Partners2 group lobbied against earlier sales time By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Lacking a compelling argument in favor of allowing retail stores to sell alcoholic beverages two hours earlier – and hearing a plea not to do so – the Burlington City Council voted down the measure Tuesday night. […]


Jaycees cancel fishing derby, but the fun is still on

Unsafe ice conditions force changes in fundraising event By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Jaycees “Off the Hook” ice fishing derby is now off the schedule. Due to unsafe ice conditions, the Jaycees announced Monday that the planned ice-fishing part of the event was canceled. However, the party and […]


Forum draws mixed reactions from observers

Current board president says the ‘devil is in the details’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer After all was said and done Tuesday night at the School Board candidates’ forum sponsored by WeVoteBurlington, it might be fair to say reactions were mixed. Reaction from the five-member panel of questioners varied from […]


A look at the challengers

A look at the challengers

Incumbents absent as School Board hopefuls share their visions By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer One candidate spoke from the perspective of a single mom, another from the experience of having three children attend schools in the Burlington Area School District. Another wanted to see fiscal responsibility, and a fourth stressed […]


They’re not in Kansas anymore

The Lion (Zach Mehring), the Scarecrow (Andrew Sember) and Dorothy (Elizabeth Zampino) try to avoid the clutches of the evil monkeys during a recent rehearsal for Catholic Central High School's production of "The Wizard of Oz." (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

CCHS thespians ready to take the yellow brick road to Oz By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Dorothy’s amazing journey “Over the Rainbow” and into the land of Oz will be told on the Catholic Central High School stage starting Friday with the CCHS Just Off Broadway production of “The Wizard […]


BASD to sue to get funds from WEA

District denied money when it opted out of WEA insurance By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Area School District Committee of the Whole recommended Monday night joining a lawsuit to try and regain money from the Wisconsin Education Association Trust. BASD is one of about 40 districts that opted […]


Hope Walk to take a whole new step in 2012

This year’s event will feature 5K run, flea market, turkey dinner By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In meeting with various teams and volunteers and sponsors at the end of last year’s Hope Walk, board member Judy Bratz got the feeling change was needed. Now, as the Hope Walk enters its […]


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