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City council notes from March 7

Other topics of discussion at the March 7 City of Burlington Common Council meeting: In the Committee of the Whole meeting, the council discussed deleting an ordinance covering public dances and dance halls. The ordinances, which was written in the 1940s, was last used to issue a permit in 1996 […]

 
 

Stoughton stops Waterford at wrestling team state

Stoughton stops Waterford at wrestling team state

  By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent Stoughton closed with victories in the final five matches and beat Waterford 40-22 March 3 in the quarterfinals of the WIAA Division 1 State Team Tournament at the UW Field House in Madison. Stoughton lost 35-27 to Kaukauna in the championship match, and Kaukauna […]

 
 

Waterford’s Ruffalo takes fifth at state bowling

By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent Tatum Ruffalo capped a stellar career on the Waterford Union High School girls bowling team with a fifth-place finish March 5 in the Wisconsin High School Girls Bowling Club State Championships at AMF Bowlero Lanes in Wauwatosa. The Waterford girls finished fifth in the state […]

 
 

GERALD A. SCHWARTEN

GERALD A. SCHWARTEN

      Gerald A. Schwarten, 84, Burlington, died March 12, 2017, in Waupaca. He was born Feb. 28, 1933, in Milwaukee, to the late Frank and Laura (Fehlo) Schwarten. He spent his early life in Milwaukee where he graduated from high school before going on to earn his apprenticeship in carpentry. […]

 
 

Mayor spearheads drive to assist tornado victims

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor City of Burlington Alderman Ruth Dawidziak admittedly couldn’t figure out why Mayor Jeannie Hefty called her out at last week’s Common Council meeting. Until, of course, Hefty explained that she had been working with officials in Ottawa, Ill., to help victims of a tornado that went […]

 
 

Cardinal rule

Cardinal rule

There is no written rule that unseasonably warm temperatures in February will lead to a punitive dumping of snow in March, but it’s difficult to argue against that axiom in 2017. The snow on top of this bird feeder in the backyard of Scottie Peterson’s Burlington home attests to the […]

 
 

AILIE A. MCLAIN

AILIE A. MCLAIN

      Ailie A. McLain, 88, Burlington, died March 10, 2017, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington with her loving family by her side. She was born Ailie Annia Saari in Minnesota on March 1, 1929, to the late Aron and Maria (Hiitakangas) Saari. She spent her early life in Minnesota […]

 
 

JOSEPH J. BILGRIEN

JOSEPH J. BILGRIEN

      Joseph J. Bilgrien, 80, died March 9, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Nov. 22, 1936, to the late Earl and Marie (Seubert) Bilgrien, in Marshfield. He grew up in Marshfield and attended St. John’s Catholic School. He attended Holy Cross Seminary. He received his master’s […]

 
 

DENNIS LUNSMANN

DENNIS LUNSMANN

      Dennis Lunsmann, 70, Burlington, died March 9, 2017, at home. He was born March 11, 1946, in Racine to the late Walter and Ethyl (Cox) Lunsmann. He grew up in Honey Creek. Dennis and Denise moved with their family to Arizona in 1976 and moved back to Wisconsin in […]

 
 

Call it an extravaganza

Home and garden show is Saturday at Burlington High School   By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor The Burlington Home and Garden Show and the Chocolate Extravaganza is Saturday at Burlington High School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $2, but free admission coupons are available through the city, including […]

 
 
 
 

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