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Town board approves asphalt plant

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Town of Burlington Board of Supervisors unanimously approved both a zoning changing and a conditional use application as approved by its planning and zoning committee to allow an asphalt plant on the former J.W. Peters property. Property owner Cretex Materials Inc. of Elk River, […]


Asphalt plant plan raises a stink with city residents

Asphalt plant plan raises a stink with city residents

But mayor says most of his concerns have been satisfied by owner   By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief A proposal for a new asphalt mixing plant on a portion of the former J.W. Peters property is shaping up as a classic NIMBY (not in my backyard) issue – except […]


Area tennis players headed to state

A number of area tennis players competed at the WIAA Division 1 Badger tennis sectional Wednesday, with Union Grove and Burlington qualifying athletes to next week’s state tournament. Union Grove No. 1 singles player Turner Albrecht finished fourth in the top singles flight, while Corey Caldwell and Andrew Schmidt were […]


Got Chocolate?

Got Chocolate?

Burlington sure does as it hosts annual festival If you crave chocolate and want a sweet, brief excursion from everyday life, Burlington ChocolateFest is just the ticket. This year’s theme is “Got Chocolate?” and the festival’s volunteer organizers are ready to answer with a resounding, “Yes, and a whole lot […]


Monday track regional roundup

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT The Burlington High School track and field squads advanced 10 individuals in 12 events out of the WIAA Division 1 regional at Badger High School in Lake Geneva Monday. Each squad had two regional champions, with Meagan Hegeman and Kaysie Shebeneck winning for the Demon […]


Badger edges Demon girls 2-1 in SLC tourney

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT In the opening game of the Southern Lakes Conference tournament, the Burlington High School girls’ soccer team faced a tough Lake Geneva Badger squad and came out on the short end of a 2-1 score. Going into the tournament, head coach Joel Molitor felt his […]


Standouts for the Week of May 25, 2012

Male Athlete of the Week Bryce Rudebeck, Waterford Union High School track and field: Rudebeck and Union Grove’s Cassy Goodrich achieved a difficult trio at the Southern Lakes Conference championships last week: sweeping the sprint events. Rudebeck won the 100-meter dash in 11.49, the 200-meter dash in 22.76 and the […]


Spring Green

Spring Green

Katie Coello (left) looks over plants with the help of Burlington Area Garden Club member Jean Squire during BAGC’s plant sale at Echo Park Saturday. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)


Ready to roll

Ready to roll

North American Midway employee Herman Van Staden helps set up the Ferris wheel at ChocolateFest Tuesday. The carnival will be open Wednesday and Thursday evenings and the festival kicks off Friday at 4 p.m. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)


Tichigan Lions park pavilion project under way

By Maureen Vander Sanden Staff Writer Waterford Town Park goers will soon see another amenity added to Tichigan’s largest public recreational area. The Tichigan Lake Lions last week broke ground for a $35,000 park pavilion that members of the civic group say will enhance the green space located on Jensen […]


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