Mayor proposes permanent vets memorial

Mayor proposes permanent vets memorial

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington is taking aim at a new beautification project and honoring area veterans at the same time. Mayor Jeannie Hefty told the Common Council she was taking off her mayor’s hat Tuesday night, and then pitched her plan to expand a yearly Memorial […]


Waterford voters oppose field house – again

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor You can’t always get what you want. The old adage proved true Tuesday night as, in spite of strong support from some sectors, a referendum for a new Waterford Union High School field house was defeated for the second time, and a Kansasville School referendum was […]


Training fire offered valuable lessons

Training fire offered valuable lessons

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As temperatures soared into the 60s this past weekend, a planned burn of an abandoned home became a spectator event. The City and Town of Burlington, as well as Lyons, Rochester and Burlington Area Rescue Squad, got in several rounds of training – as well as […]


Local man charged with felony pot possession

Gabriel S. Mackenzie, 42, of Burlington, was charged Feb. 2 in Walworth County Circuit Court with possession of marijuana, second and subsequent offense; possession of a controlled substance; and disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in court on March 3, according to online court records.


Authorities still searching for suspect in gun theft

A warrant was issued Nov. 9, 2015, for the arrest of an Oak Creek man charged with stealing guns and power tools from a Town of Lyons home 1-½ years ago. Andrew J. Maki, 31, has yet to appear in court on a charge of burglary while arming oneself with […]


Suspect in attempted burglary charged

A Burlington man was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday for an attempted burglary at a Burlington restaurant last September. Michael Heft, 22, is charged with attempted burglary as well as criminal damage to property. The first is a Class F felony, while the second is a Class A […]


Day care, laundry eye former M&I building

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor An empty building on the Burlington’s south side will be filled by the fall, if things go according to plan. The City of Burlington Plan Commission approved plans for two businesses to occupy the former M&I Bank building at 200 S. Pine St. The building is […]


Appointment fulfills student’s dream

Appointment fulfills student’s dream

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Mikayla Crone grew up knowing the United States armed forces. She spent most of her life in Illinois and California at various naval bases while her father, Darrell, served in the U.S. Navy, and came away following his retirement wanting to attend one of the country’s […]


City agrees to get bumped on loan repayment contract

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor If something goes wrong with the second phase of Fox River Crossing apartments, the City of Burlington won’t be first in line to recover money loaned to the project. After approving a $25,000 incentive loan for Bear Developments last year to help the project secure Wisconsin […]


City to consider at-large aldermen

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Challenged by a lack of candidates in the last three elections, the City of Burlington is considering changing the makeup of the Common Council. After a lengthy discussion Tuesday night, the council agreed to and let city staff draft a charter ordinance that would change the […]


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