Burlington

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 […]

 
 

Fame and fortune

Gabby’s Palace owner Dave Corbett (center) celebrates for the camera with his friends, family and patrons Wednesday morning. Corbett was presented a check for more than $13,000 from the state’s unclaimed property program. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Good Morning America captures local couple’s unclaimed property windfall By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief While Burlington got a few minutes in the national television spotlight Wednesday, it was a local couple who ended up with the big payday. Dave and Sandy Corbett, owners of Gabby’s Palace tavern and restaurant […]

 
 

Ball diamond to get sprinklers, library to get carpeting

By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Burlington Little League will be allowed to install a sprinkler system at Branen Field on the city’s west side. The City Council approved the project Tuesday. Mayor Bob Miller said the Little League organization will pay for the equipment and installation necessary for the […]

 
 

BHS wins McCreery concert

BHS wins McCreery concert

American Idol winner Scotty McCreery will perform a concert at Burlington High School on Monday, Nov. 14, to reward students there for collecting the most toys in a concert sponsored by Milwaukee radio station FM 106. On Tuesday, school officials were still working to iron out the details of the […]

 
 

This running event isn’t for turkeys

Thanksgiving Day trot will benefit Love Inc. By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief For many, the only exercise we get on Thanksgiving is moving from the couch to the dinner table and then back again. Chris Ponteri would like to see people establish a much healthier tradition that is in […]

 
 

Look out leaves, the city’s new vacuum is here

Burlington Street Department employee Tom Koch watches the city’s new leaf vacuum in action recently. The system, which can be operated by a single driver, is expected to cut the labor costs required for the city’s annual leaf collection. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Officials hope to save time, money with new vacuum system By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief The City of Burlington has a new weapon in its annual battle with falling leaves – a retrofitted vacuum collection system that utilizes an existing truck and just might reduce the labor needed to […]

 
 

Board makes tax levy official

It includes a surplus to offset future aid decreases By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It was all but a formality Tuesday evening – the real drama having occurred a night earlier in the Burlington High School gymnasium. The Burlington Area School District Board of Education for the second time approved […]

 
 

Armed with grant, city police crack down on seatbelt violators

Local officers issue 58 tickets in 12-hour period By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In the City of Burlington police log Tuesday, there seemed to be an abnormally large number of seatbelt violations being recorded – in fact, several whole pages were dedicated to them. The reason? Thanks to a grant […]

 
 
 
 
 

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