Battle lines are drawn

Battle lines are drawn

Incumbents, challengers take opposite sides in School Board race   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Late last August, the Burlington Area School District became a battleground between the current School Board and a group citizens upset with the board’s tax levy hike. Now, with the primary election for two available […]


CCHS poised to leap digital divide

Kourtney Mulhollon works on an Apple iPad tablet computer at Catholic Central High School in Burlington last school year. The school began providing the tablet computers to all students this year.

  Catholic Central will provide iPads for all students next year By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief While most schools are keeping their options open as they test the digital waters, Catholic Central High School in Burlington is prepared to take a quantum leap into the technology pool next school […]


Flying high

Burlington/Badger/Wilmot gymnast Kerry Leonard performs a leap on the balance beam during a recent practice. Leonard is one of three seniors on the team, which is favored to win a WIAA state title in March. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

High school gymnastics team could be the best in state history   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer                   It’s a well-known fact that perfection is unobtainable.                   Yet, for a small group of young women from three area high schools, hours upon hours are spent each week in search of […]


BASD School Board candidate profiles coming soon

Look for profiles of the six candidates competing to advance to the April 3 School Board election in the Burlington Area School District to be posted on this site early Sunday morning. The candidates – incumbents John Anderson and Susan Kessler, and challengers Scott Elbein, Philip Ketterhagen, Roger Koldeway and […]


The great insurance debate

BASD costs are the lowest in area, even without staff member contributions By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief A comparison of nine area school districts shows taxpayers in the Burlington Area School District pay the least for health insurance for teachers and other staff, even though the district does not […]


Cat’s Pajamas to perform at BHS Friday

Cat’s Pajamas to perform at BHS Friday

The Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Band, a five-member a cappella group, will perform Friday at the Burlington High School Auditorium. The group launched a successful tour after appearing on the television show, “The Sing-Off.” The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children, students and seniors […]


BASD plans to refinance debt

Adviser touts historically low interest rates By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With interest rates at an all-time low, Burlington Area School District officials listened to a pitch to refinance a portion of its debt Monday night – and made the decision to recommend that move to the full board. Lisa […]


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 […]


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