Burlington

Residents question fairness of alley repaving project

They ask city to reconsider assessments that have some paying double By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Life’s not fair, at least not when it comes to alley resurfacing in the City of Burlington. Facing a much-needed – at least according to residents – repaving of the alley in the Elmhurst […]

 
 

Former youth pastor faces new sex assault charges

A former Burlington youth pastor who served a prison sentence for having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl, is now facing similar charges for having sexual contact with two infant girls 10 years ago. Scott A. Hoppe, 37, was charged last week in Racine County Circuit Court with two […]

 
 

On a mission in Ecuador

Local optometrist and business owner Robert Fait is honored with the Burlington Rotary Club’s Humanitarian Award Monday at Veterans Terrace. The award includes a $1,000 donation to the Franciscan Missions. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Humanitarian Award winner improves lives in South America By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief All it took was a single visit to the poverty-stricken areas of rural Ecuador for Robert Fait to find a calling in the pleading eyes of the children and the eager smiles of their parents. Now, […]

 
 

Officials not sold on brine’s benefits for city roads

Recent snow put city’s new de-icing program to the test By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Mother Nature finally decided to return from her (relatively) tropical vacation last week. After weeks of above-normal temperatures and no significant snow accumulation, winter returned with a vengeance, dumping four inches of snow in Burlington […]

 
 

Developing a crush

Orange Crush lead singer Micah Gebel (left) and bass player Kasey Cragg perform as part of the rock band’s act at a recent Burlington High School basketball game. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

New pep band creates a fusion of staff, students By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer This ain’t your grandfather’s pep band. There are no traditional stadium anthems, no bleacher-packed rows of students and no standby favorites like Rocky Top. What is there? Rock and roll music – all the way from […]

 
 

Commission OKs map for auto parts store site

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer What used to be the City of Burlington Department of Public Works building is gone, torn down in the waning days of 2011. An auto parts store is slated for the now-vacant land, and steps toward making that happen took place Tuesday night at the […]

 
 

City police officer cited after domestic dispute

City police officer cited after domestic dispute

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A City of Burlington police officer is facing a criminal citation after what appears to have been a domestic incident shortly after Christmas. Andrew Brierly was charged with disorderly conduct – a Class B misdemeanor – in Walworth County Circuit court Tuesday. Brierly has been […]

 
 

A ministry built on real-life experience

A ministry built on real-life experience

Retiring Williams offered personal insight for those facing life’s challenges By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For 38 years, Larry Williams has heard the call of God. “It might even go back a little bit further than that,” Larry explained, taking the occasion of his retirement as chaplain at Aurora Memorial […]

 
 

Lucky Star closes for renovations

Restaurant to add full bar, new booths and televisions By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Almost five months after winning a battle for the City of Burlington’s available liquor license, a local restaurant will close this weekend to remodel. Lucky Star will close Sunday at 3 p.m. Co-owner Jesse Aguirre expects […]

 
 

Get ready to B*Jazzled

Burlington High School B*Jazzled members Peyton Hepner (from left), Sammi Robers, Allie Daniels and Madison Gruman perform during practice Monday evening. The show choir is preparing to host its second Chocolate City Showcase on Jan. 21. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

BHS gears up for its second show choir showcase By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A year ago, the Burlington High School B*Jazzled show choir – and an innumerable amount of support staff – hit the ground running for the first annual Chocolate City Showcase. And throughout the day-long show choir […]

 
 
 
 
 

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