Pot allegation leads to felony charge

A Burlington man was charged with felony bail jumping Jan. 12 after being caught with marijuana. Isaiah Brenner, 19, was charged in Racine County Court with felony bail jumping as well as misdemeanor bail jumping and possession of marijuana. According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit Court, […]


Burlington Fire expects radio upgrade

By Jason Arndt STAFF WRITER In collaboration with the Racine County Fire Chief’s Association, the Burlington Common Council authorized the Burlington Fire Department to replace an aging supply of portable and mobile radios. The collaboration received approval on a 7-0 vote, with Mayor Jeanie Heafty and Alderman Thomas Preusker absent […]


County launches GED initiative

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor In the coming year, Racine County hopes to give 100 people in the county the education they need to help fill open jobs. Racine County kicked off its high-school equivalency degree initiative Jan. 11 with an hour-long GED Summit at Burlington’s Veterans Terrace. The program was […]


WITH VIDEO: Honoring a son’s legacy

The O’Brien Family, Cara (from left), Cyndi, Kevin and Lacee gather for a photo during the 2016 Joey O’Brien Memorial Golf Outing at Browns Lake Golf Course. The family was honored Monday with the Burlington Rotary Club Humanitarian Award for efforts to raise funds for childhood cancer research and local scholarships. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

O’Brien family recognized for kindness in the face of pain By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief It was just days – mere hours, really – that transported Kevin and Cyndi O’Brien from their charmed life as parents of a loveable 16-year-old lug of a boy to shell-shocked, tear-streaked mourners at […]


New middle school, athletic facilities, auditorium questions will be on ballot

New middle school, athletic facilities, auditorium questions will be on ballot

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Area School District School Board got down to the details Tuesday night, finalizing the resolutions that will go to referendum on the April ballot. The board passed three different resolutions for three different projects and amounts – a new Karcher Middle School, additional athletic […]


Local bottle maker celebrates contract with New Glarus

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor A long-time Burlington business is getting a boost in its production. Ardagh Group – formerly Foster Forbes – announced officially Monday that it would be taking over production of all bottles for New Glarus Brewing Company, which is famous for its Spotted Cow ale and other […]


From Out in Right Field: Saying goodbye by leaving a legacy

From Out in Right Field: Saying goodbye by leaving a legacy

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Even when you know the end is near, it is never easy to bid someone farewell. As human beings, we dig in our heels against death, fighting it with every last ounce of our strength, clawing for every last minute we have on this earth. That’s […]


School referendum questions will go to a vote today

Editor’s note: Monday’s meeting was postponed due to weather. The meeting is set for Tuesday night, and a web update will be available. By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The monthly coffee with Burlington Area School District Superintendent Peter Smet is usually a low-key affair with a few people trickling in to […]


Show choirs will rock the rafters at BHS

Members of the Burlington High School show choir B*Jazzled practice in full costume in preparation for this weekend’s opening event of the season – the Chocolate City Show Choir Showcase at BHS. (Submitted photo)

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor It’s that time of the year again – and no, that doesn’t refer to the Green Bay Packers advancing to the second week of the playoffs. Burlington High School will play host to the seventh annual Chocolate City Show Choir Showcase Saturday, starting at 8 a.m. […]


Change likely to make CDB oil accessible

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor After two years of a stalemate in the state government, a bill legalizing the use of cannabidiol as seizure treatment may finally become useful. When State Act 267 – now Lydia’s Law – was passed in April 2014, supporters hailed it as a potential alternative to […]


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