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In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      For those wondering when Western Racine County would feel the effects of the massive Foxconn development in Mount Pleasant, wonder no more. Beginning next week Highway 11 will be the main route for as many as 500 dump truck trips per day as haulers carry aggregate from quarries in […]

 
 

School district to bring special education in-house

What school it will be in becomes point of contention By Alex Johnson Correspondent The Burlington Area School District Board of Education has decided to move forward with a local special education program in lieu of sending the group of students to other schools in the Milwaukee area. The nine […]

 
 

Rail siding would close crossing

Rail siding would close crossing

Railroad offers to connect Calumet Street to Bridge Street By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Looking to improve operations of its railway, Canadian National Railway Co. on Tuesday presented a proposal to expand an existing siding at the Burlington Committee of the Whole meeting. The proposal, however, will require the railway […]

 
 

SPECIAL REPORT: The volunteer challenge

SPECIAL REPORT: The volunteer challenge

Burlington Rescue Squad faces uncertain future By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief It’s a simple math problem that keeps Brian Zwiebel up at night. The chief of the Burlington Rescue Squad has seen the number of rescue calls increase without a proportional increase in the number of volunteers to answer […]

 
 

City Council reverses course on Senior Center lease

City Council reverses course on Senior Center lease

Aldermen will now allow rent-free operation for 2018 By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A City of Burlington Common Council decision to reject a lease agreement with the Burlington Senior Center two weeks ago left some stunned and others disappointed, but during Tuesday’s closed session, the council changed its stance. At […]

 
 

Event to focus on human trafficking

An event to raise awareness of human trafficking will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Burlington High School auditorium. The U.S. Victims of Trafficking and Violence Act of 2000 defines human trafficking as the act of recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person for forced […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Since 1946 the volunteer members of the Burlington Rescue Squad have answered the bell when people are in medical crisis. Last year the non-profit service responded to 1,540 calls. That volume has placed a strain on the volunteers and has forced the organization to start preparing for the day […]

 
 

A burning desire to learn

A burning desire to learn

Live training exercise proves valuable for firefighters By Dan Truttschel Correspondent There’s a never-ending cycle of training that goes into being a firefighter. But the chance to hone their skills in as close to a real life situation as possible rarely presents itself. Until last week, that is, when dozens […]

 
 

Ready for a reveal

Ready for a reveal

Saturday event offers sneak peek of new aquatic center After eight months of construction – much of it under the cover of snow – the new Burlington Community Aquatic Center is ready for it’s initial reveal. The Burlington Community Pool Board on Saturday is offering area residents a chance to […]

 
 

A ‘Golden’ opportunity

A ‘Golden’ opportunity

  Perfect role, supportive friends get actress back on stage By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief It took a nudge from her coworkers in the form of a pledge to pick up her on-call duties at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington to get Sarah Jacobson back on a stage. That, […]

 
 
 
 
 

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