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City warns of phone scam

City warns of phone scam

According to a post on the City of Burlington Facebook earlier today, phone scammers are trying to intimidate people into paying a fake WE Energies bill with pre-paid debit cards. The post said that the police department had received two calls from downtown business owners who had received fraudulent calls. […]

 
 

Wake up! You’ve been nominated for a Grammy

Wake up! You’ve been nominated for a Grammy

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor When Chris Vos’ wife, Valerie, woke him up screaming last week Tuesday, the farthest thing from his mind was that something momentous had just happened. “I was sleeping soundly at 6 a.m.,” said Vos Monday, adding that’s normally what he is doing that time of day, […]

 
 

New weekend festival to feature ice sculptures

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The good news about the City of Burlington’s Ice Festival Saturday? Whatever pieces of art that are created aren’t likely to melt anytime soon. The other news – good or bad, depending on your point of view – is there will be plenty of snow to […]

 
 

Threat in BHS bathroom deemed ‘not credible’

Threat in BHS bathroom deemed ‘not credible’

Students and staff at Burlington High School were placed in a “lock and hold” situation Wednesday afternoon while administrators investigated a threat discovered in a boys’ bathroom, according to an email sent to parents and students of the school. Administrators determined the threat was not credible and the “lock and […]

 
 

Retiring library director witnessed transitioning media

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor As Gayle Falk reflects on her time at Burlington Public Library – first as children’s director and then as the library director – she is satisfied. “It’s the best place I could have possibly spent my career,” said Falk, whose retirement was celebrated by library staff […]

 
 

City budget approved by council

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The City of Burlington Common Council unanimously approved its 2017 budget Tuesday night, which results in a decrease in the city’s property tax rate. The mill rate dropped 17 cents from last year to $8.95 per $1,000 of property value, which City Treasurer Steve DeQuaker said […]

 
 

Man pleads not guilty to killing brother-in-law

A man charged with shooting and killing his brother-in-law in Whitewater pleaded not guilty last week to a first-degree intentional homicide charge. Alan M. Johnson, 31, entered a not-guilty plea Nov. 29 in Walworth County Circuit Court, waived a preliminary hearing and was bound over for trial. Johnson is charged […]

 
 

Pool planning begins

Pool planning begins

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With a proposed new swimming pool and waterpark getting resounding support from City of Burlington voters at the polls last month, the process of how to get that pool up and running began in earnest Tuesday night. At the City Council Committee of the Whole meeting, […]

 
 

Pair of Burlington teens charged with conspiracy to commit murder

Pair of Burlington teens charged with conspiracy to commit murder

A Karcher Middle School student and her apparent boyfriend were both charged as adults in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday after the girl allegedly gave a hit list to her boyfriend Tuesday. The girl, 15, and her 14-year-old boyfriend, were both charged with conspiracy to commit second degree intentional homicide […]

 
 

City plans to replace Jefferson St. Bridge

City plans to replace Jefferson St. Bridge

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor With safety a growing concern on the aging East Jefferson Street bridge, the City of Burlington is making preparations to replace the bridge, likely in 2018. Director of Public Works Jim Bergles said Tuesday that while the city is contracting out the bridge replacement, the project […]

 
 
 
 
 

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