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EUGENE G. ZAREK

Eugene G. “Gene” Zarek, 89, Naples, Fla., formerly of Burlington, died March 21, 2012, at Lakeside Pavilion Care and Rehabilitation Center in Naples. He was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Milwaukee, the youngest son of the late Joseph and Frances (Szwanka) Zarek. He grew up and graduated from Pulaski High […]

 
 

Plenty of unopposed candidates in April 3 elections

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor While several school board and local municipal contests have generated enough interest to produce candidates vying against each other for a seat on the board, many other races in the April 3 election are uncontested. A listing follows of area seats appearing on the April […]

 
 

A cake that is out of this world

A cake that is out of this world

Burlington High School student Lacey Scherrer poses with her winning R2D2 cake following the cake decorating contest March 24 at the Home Expo and Chocolate Extravaganza.  The annual event, held at Burlington High School, is sponsored by the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce and includes contests, seminars and vendor booths. […]

 
 

Stark contrasts

Stark contrasts

Whether harsh reality or ‘scare tactic,’ school budget offers tough choices   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Late last week, the Burlington Area School District sent out a press release, outlining four different budget scenarios – at one end, extensive cuts under a zero-percent tax increase levy; and at the […]

 
 

Bring your photo ID after all

Burlington resident Joe Norwood signs the poll book after showing his photo ID to a poll worker during the Feb. 21 primary election. Due to a court challenge to the voter ID law, elections officials aren't sure whether IDs will be required for Tuesday's election, but they are advising voters to have their IDs available just in case. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

  Recent court action puts use of new law for Tuesday’s election in question After spending the better part of the past month educating municipal clerks and voters that they will not have to use photo identification for next Tuesday’s election, the state Government Accountability Board is now advising voters […]

 
 

Voters will fill seats on circuit court bench

Voters will fill seats on circuit court bench

  In addition to a slate of local races, Western Racine County voters next Tuesday will have a choice of candidates in two contests for open seats on the Racine County Circuit Court. Burlington attorney Tim Boyle and Racine attorney/municipal judge Mark Nielsen are seeking the Branch 10 seat that […]

 
 

School Board race likely to drive local turnout

Robust interest seen in Tuesday’s election By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief If recent history is any indication, upwards of 40 percent of local voters will likely turnout for Tuesday’s spring election. Enticed by a hotly contested local School Board election and the Republican Presidential Preference Primary, Burlington voters have […]

 
 

A fine finish

A fine finish

Members of the Karcher Middle School Dynamics Show Choir finish their performance with a flourish March 20 during the school-districtwide Sing-a-bration at Burlington High School. In the front row are (from left) Olivia Schultz, Jenae Pena, Abby Korb and David Kastor. The second row is Ana Villagran, Sabrina Radloff, Chloe […]

 
 

Going all out

Going all out

Plaza Theater employees Toni Garcia (from left), Ashley Wagner and Marie Frederick pose in costumes of their favorite characters last week at the midnight premiere of the movie “The Hunger Games” at the theater and Burlington. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

 
 

OPAL M. AHLER

Opal M. Ahler, 77, Lyons, died March 21, 2012, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. Services are Saturday, March 31, at 1 p.m., at Steinke Funeral Home, 515 Center St., Lake Geneva. Visitation begins at 11 a.m.  

 
 
 
 

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