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Railroad overpass connection work is in final stretch

Railroad overpass connection work is in final stretch

Railroad officials say project 90 percent finished By Jason Arndt Editor With exception to the ramp connecting little-used Calumet Street to the Bridge Street overpass, all other work associated with a large-scale railroad siding project has been completed, a Canadian National Railway spokesperson said on Monday. Jonathan Abecassis, of Canadian […]

 
 

Plot to Kill, 20 Years Later: We have the power to change toxic culture

Plot to Kill, 20 Years Later: We have the power to change toxic culture

  Life sure seemed a lot simpler back in 1998. At Burlington High School you could actually go outside, breathe, take a walk and then return to class – without a teacher questioning it. Yes, it was a banner era of open campus, lunch walks to Sentry and Hardee’s, and […]

 
 

Former city sergeant enters not guilty plea

Former city sergeant enters not guilty plea

Baumhardt resigned after he was accused of sex assault By Jason Arndt Editor A former City of Burlington police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct while on duty pleaded not guilty to assault charges at a Nov. 15 arraignment in Racine County Circuit Court. Matthew Baumhardt, 30, who resigned from the […]

 
 

Go big or go home

Go big or go home

Demons look to bounce back after challenging season By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor In high school basketball, guard play is the name of the game. Westosha Central features one of the state’s best in Jaeden Zackery, and Elkhorn has a pair of quick, dynamic two-way ball hawks in Vince and […]

 
 

Board nixes resident’s request for backyard chickens permit

Board nixes resident’s request for backyard chickens permit

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After a robust discussion, Village of Waterford officials have denied a resident’s request to keep chickens in her backyard — for now, at least. Brittany Reindl, who lives in the 300 block of East Division Street, went before the Village Board on Nov. 12 and asked […]

 
 

Building on a fast start

Building on a fast start

Coach says CCHS girls are ‘headed in the right direction’ By Andrew Horschak Correspondent The Catholic Central girls basketball team is off and running. Under second-year coach Joe Spierenburg, the Hilltoppers tipped off the 2018-19 season with convincing back-to-back non-conference victories. They toppled University School of Milwaukee, 55-28, on Friday, […]

 
 

Grove officials have final review of budget before adoption

Village scheduled to vote on spending plan Monday By Dave Fidlin Correspondent The Union Grove Village Board and department heads had one last preliminary review of the $2.56 million draft budget at a meeting recently. Village Administrator Mark Janiuk said “no major changes” were incorporated into the draft document reviewed […]

 
 

City fire department seeks new turnout gear

City fire department seeks new turnout gear

Nearly half does not meet specifications By Jason Arndt Editor While the City of Burlington Fire Department has 50 sets of turnout gear for its firefighters, department officials found 20 of them do not meet National Fire Protection Association standards. Turnout gear includes boots, jackets, pants and helmets, among other […]

 
 

City tax rate declines

City tax rate declines

Budget includes rate drop of more than $1 By Jason Arndt Editor When City of Burlington property owners open their next tax bill, they will see a drop in their municipal tax rate as part of the 2019 adopted budget, which passed unanimously at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting. Compared to […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      In most recent years, property tax time – which coincides with the holiday season – usually meant a lump of coal for property owners. The soon-to-be-sent tax bills for the coming year, however, have a bit of good news for many residents. Both the City of Burlington and the […]

 
 
 
 

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