Burlington

Bottom line holds steady in city

Officials anticipate little change in city’s portion of property tax bills By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As the City of Burlington nears the end of its budget process for 2012, it looks like city taxpayers will avoid a tax increase for next year. That isn’t exactly a surprise, given that […]

 
 

New crosswalks create new set of problems

City seeks solution for West State Street pedestrian safety hazard By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After commissioning a traffic study last year and installing crosswalks at the intersections of West State Street and Elmwood and Maple avenues, City of Burlington officials thought they had a solution for the safety of […]

 
 

Scotty McCreery is really just like us

Abby Schmalfeldt (center) lets her emotions flow while Morganne Longoria (right) snaps photos as American Idol winner Scotty McCreery takes the stage for a brief concert at Burlington High School Monday. The show was a reward for the school’s efforts in winning a toy drive sponsored by Milwaukee radio station FM 106.1. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Students make a connection when teen ‘Idol’ comes to town By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief                   After winning American Idol with the support of millions of people across the country, Scotty McCreery had to know he’d become a pop culture fixture – however fleeting it may be.                   But […]

 
 

There’s no sub-stitute for his daily sandwich

Rochester resident John Ackley (left) meets Cousins Chief Operating Officer Christine Specht-Palmert at a surprise lunch in his honor last week. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Cousins honors local man for his culinary devotion   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In a small town like Burlington, the old line from “Cheers” – “Where everybody knows your name” – seems to ring true most days. But for John Ackley, what started as a health-conscious habit change has […]

 
 

Changing of the guard

Changing of the guard

With Kmart closed, Dunham’s moves closer to opening By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While the Burlington Kmart store closed for good Sunday, the next generation of anchor store for the Fox River Plaza in Burlington was making strides forward. Kmart was for the most part empty last week during the […]

 
 

Man now faces sex assault charges

He was arrested last month for abandoning girl on roadside A 19-year-old Burlington man already facing charges for allegedly leaving a drunk and unconscious 13-year-old girl by the roadside is now facing sexual assault charges in a separate matter. Brandon J. Collins, of Christine Court, was charged Nov. 7 in […]

 
 

McCreery is the idol of their school

McCreery is the idol of their school

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief American Idol winner Scotty McCreery left teen girls shrieking and the bleachers rocking at Burlington High School Monday as he played a set of three songs from his recently released album. McCreery was on hand to reward the local students for leading the way […]

 
 

Clean it up, or else

City threatens owner of car lot with permit revocation By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In no uncertain terms Tuesday night, the City of Burlington plan commission made it clear that Jeff Way – and his business at 1157 Milwaukee Ave. – was down to its last chance. “My feeling is […]

 
 

Toy drive nets a reigning ‘Idol’

Burlington High School sophomores Bianca Clayton (left) and Madison Epping gather with some of the 2,707 toys students, staff and community members donated to the Toys for Tots campaign. The school’s donation won a concert from American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

McCreery will perform at BHS Monday By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Scotty McCreery, the deep-voiced teen sensation of American Idol fame, will be at Burlington High School Monday to perform, visit with students and thank them for their contributions to the Toys for Tots campaign. School officials learned late […]

 
 

CCHS to host Vets Day ceremony

Catholic Central High School will host a Veterans Day ceremony Friday morning featuring a keynote address from Randy Miller, a U.S. Marine with 22 years service. The ceremony begins at 9:50 a.m. in Topper Hall on the school’s State Street campus. Miller, who served in war zones in the Middle […]

 
 
 
 
 

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