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 […]


Karcher students rally to help stock pantry

Love Inc. Executive Director Bill Schoessling (from left) takes boxes from Karcher students Tyler Krupp, Christian Boarini and Jesse Procto while loading a truck of food items bound for the service agency Friday. The students assembled more than 500 boxes of food for Love’s pantry. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

They stepped up to prepare 550 food boxes By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When people come through the food pantry at Love Inc., they generally receive enough food for five days. Five days – and they are allowed to come once a month. That disproportionate number is something Love Inc. […]


Incumbent opts out of School Board forum

Kessler decries partisan nature of sponsor By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer A planned candidate forum featuring the six people running for two available Burlington Area School Board positions will be short at least two people – the incumbents – next week. The forum is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday in […]


BHS to add three more to Wall of Fame

BHS to add three more to Wall of Fame

Cates, Price, Uhlenhake noted for athletic contributions The Burlington High School Athletic Department will induct two former student athletes and one coach to the Wall of Fame on Saturday, Feb. 11. The Class of 2011 inductees are longtime coach Dennis “Tony” Price, multisport athlete Kerry Steffens, and basketball standout Ed […]


Tough decisions ahead

Tough decisions ahead

School officials will have to balance programs vs. taxes By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As expected, the Burlington Area School District is facing a cut in state aid as it begins its budget process. While the cut isn’t a surprise, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to how […]


Aiming to convert boxes into ‘homes’

TLC Director Cristen Chaffee (left) and Erin Anderson, marketing director for Fox River State Bank pause Monday while putting together a base of cardboard boxes that will be used as part of a fundraising campaign for the transitional housing agency. As do-nations are made, a roof, doors, windows and other features will be added to convert the boxes into a miniature house. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Bank partners with TLC for unique fundraiser By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Erin Anderson realizes Burlington’s Transitional Living Center doesn’t build homes in a traditional brick and mortar manner. But in a figurative sense, she said, the local non-profit agency helps build the home environments that sustain families. “They […]


Trading his practice for a mission

Trading his practice for a mission

Local doctor retires from clinic, heads to Rwanda By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For some people, their career is a calling. Such is the case for long-time area physician Richard Ellingstad. Only in his case, Ellingstad’s calling turned into his career – and now as he retires, will he actually […]


Photos bring a breath of fresh air to hospital hallway

Burlington artist/photographer Cheryl Coleman with one of her 12 photos that hang in hallways at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. Many of the scenes are familiar to local residents. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Volunteers donate 12 pictures by local photographer Visitors walking from the main lobby at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington toward the cafeteria just may get the feeling they are in a Southeastern Wisconsin photo gallery thanks to a recent donation by the hospital’s volunteer organization. Twelve photographs of area lakes, […]


BASD to require employees to report abuse

Policy will dovetail with state law By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer All Burlington Area School District employees will soon be required to report any suspected physical or sexual abuse of students. That requirement – which is now mandated by state law – is among several policy changes recommended by the […]


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