Small city, big provider find mutual ground

By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief When word leaked out in November 2012 that Aurora Health Care planned to close the obstetrics department at Memorial Hospital of Burlington, few people saw it as anything more than a public relations nightmare for the state’s largest health care provider. Fourteen months later, […]


PERSPECTIVE: Ice encrusted devastation at fire scene must give way to hope

A rainbow appears over Echo Lake Foods Thursday morning as firefighters continue to spray water on the food processing plan destroyed by a blaze that began Wednesday evening (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Rainbow brings a bright harbinger to otherwise dismal aftermath By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Left in the wake of a more than 15-hour battle against an eight-alarm fire at Echo Lake Foods Thursday was an eerie scene of devastation – blackened metal support beams heavily hung with icicles. These […]


EDITORIAL: Monday’s meeting is about education in Burlington, not politics in Wisconsin

                  Stripped of all its attendant finger pointing, conspiracy theories and rhetoric, the Burlington Area School District’s levy debate boils down to one thing:                   The value school district residents place on education in light of current economic conditions.                   The challenge is to find the point at which the […]


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