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Here’s the lowdown on Monday’s school district meeting

Here’s a brief explanation of Monday’s meeting of the electors in the Burlington Area School District.                   What: The Burlington Area School District will host it’s second meeting of school district electors this year for the purpose of establishing a tax levy for the 2011-12 school year.                   When/Where: Monday, […]



Allen Kenneth Mehring, “Ken,” 60, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Oct. 25, 2011. He was born in Burlington, Dec. 21, 1950, to the late Allen and Joyce (Berger) Mehring. A graduate of Waterford Union High School, he went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree at St. […]


District officials make their case for tax levy

Here is a copy of the “Quick Facts” document  that is being distributed by officials in the Burlington Area School District in advance of Monday’s meeting of school district residents. In the document, officials attempt to explain the forces at work on the current budget and, to some degree, the […]


Water levels will again drop during drawdown

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recently approved a temporary permit request from the Racine County Board of Drainage Commissioners for a drawdown on local waterways expected to begin Friday, Oct. 21. “We will be lowering the water level again this year to inspect for […]


Even with new structure, city parking issues linger

Complaints lodged over long-term lot use of downtown lot By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Think Burlington’s downtown parking issues were solved with the opening of a parking structure earlier this year? Think again. The City of Burlington Common Council found itself looking at another set of parking problems Tuesday night, […]



Gladys Regula Cramer, 87, Burlington died Oct. 22, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Oct. 15, 1924, to the late Peter and Sophia (Mikula) Hefty in Burlington. She grew up and attended schools in Burlington. On July 13, 1946 she married Joseph James Cramer […]



  Lorraine M. (Hegg) Bruss, 96, Burlington, died Oct. 22, 2011, at Arbor View Communities. She was born March 18, 1915, in Faribault, Minn., and was a graduate of Bay View High School. On June 26, 1937, in Milwaukee, she married Harvey H. Bruss. Following marriage they made their home […]


Muskego woman accused of child sexual assault, exploitation

By Tracy Ouellette Staff writer A 37-year-old Muskego woman is accused of sexual assault and exploitation of a child after allegedly sending explicit pictures and video of her sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child to an individual via email. Annmarie C. Schulte is charged in Waukesha County Court with two counts […]


School district officials defend BHS schedule switch

Proposal is driven by desire to improve achievement, the say By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Answering criticism from a local couple, Burlington Area School District officials have reaffirmed their support to switch to a seven-period day next year at Burlington High School. “Yes, absolutely,” said BASD Superintendent David Moyer. “There’s […]


Man charged after drunken girl, 13, is left at roadside

A 19-year-old Burlington man is facing reckless endangerment charges for allegedly leaving a drunken and unconscious 13-year-old girl by the side of the road after apparently attempting to take the girl and her friend from a drinking party to their homes. Brandon J. Collins was charged Monday in Racine County […]


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