The school budget challenge

Massive cuts, higher taxes or a combination of both is in store for BASD By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief As he launched a month-long community budget information tour Monday, Burlington Area School District Superintendent David Moyer set out to correct what he considers misinformation regarding district operations, lay out […]


Hooked on the farm life

Brian and Renee Schaal, on their Burlington dairy farm with their children Mike and Ashley, were recently named Outstanding Young Farmers of America. They were among four couples in the nation to earn the honor. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Schaals find satisfaction in hard work By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer                   Brian and Renee Schaal grew up on farms.                   So, it was no surprise that when both chose to attend the University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Renee a 1998 Sun Prairie High School graduate, Brian the same year from […]


City to offer some county services

Shift from Western Racine County Service Center to City Hall set for March 14 By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief City of Burlington officials on Tuesday approved an agreement to provide some Racine County services at City Hall. The action by the City Council staves off elimination of those services […]


TLC campaign raises the roof

Celebrating the successful conclusion of their “Live Outside the Box” fundraising campaign are Transitional Living Center (from left) caseworkers Jennifer Loiacano and Katie Street (seated), Director Cristen Chaffee and Fox River State Bank Marketing Director Erin Anderson. The bank partnered with TLC on the campaign and marked the progress of the drive by constructing a miniature home near the bank’s entrance. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Fundraiser exceeds its goal By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief It didn’t take long for the generous people of Burlington to meet and exceed the fundraising goal set by the Transitional Living Center’s “Live Outside the Box” campaign. The month-long effort amassed $13,000 for the operation of the local non-profit […]


Police lock on to seat belt initiative

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Over the past several months, the City of Burlington Police Department has stepped up its efforts in seat belt enforcement. That extra attention – thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety – is paying off, Police Chief […]


Standing up for kids

Standing up for kids

Heiligenthal honored aiding youth sports By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For long-time Burlington resident Stan Heiligenthal, being involved in youth baseball and helping out youngsters around the community was never a matter of duty. It was just what he did. Heiligenthal’s commitment to youth sports – including his longtime involvement […]


Girolamo bows out of election

Citing health concerns, City of Burlington Aldermanic candidate Peter Girolamo dropped out the race for the 2nd District seat in the April 3 election last week. Girolamo said Friday he’s throwing his support behind Ruth Dawidziak, whom he would have faced in the spring election for the seat currently held […]


Snow total is down, but street spending is about average

Freezing rain has kept salters busy By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While the City of Burlington – and to a larger extent, Wisconsin as a whole – has yet to be slammed by a major snowfall this year, that doesn’t mean that city street department employees have had nothing to […]


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 […]


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