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Gas prices still falling

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin fell 9 cents per gallon last week, averaging $3.82 per gallon on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.81, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices […]


District makes environmental policy official

  By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Thanks to a new state law, the Burlington Area School District is making an official version of its indoor environmental policies. At Monday night’s buildings and grounds committee meeting, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor Gary Olsen presented an IEQ – Indoor Environmental Quality – management […]



Dale E. Walesa, 72, Burlington, died April 21, 2012, with her children by her side in Clermont, Fla. She was born May 9, 1939, in Chicago, to the late Milton and Vera (Matthews) Waldie. She grew up in Chicago and attended St. Viator’s Grade School and Good Counsel High School. […]


BASD begins to peel back budget layers

BASD begins to peel back budget layers

Dwindling revenue streams are discussed at first of three budget presentations to School Board   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With two new board members who ran on platforms of change to the status quo sworn in Monday night, the Burlington Area School District Board of Education launched right into […]


Hospital’s long-term future in Burlington remains a mystery

Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington remains a key piece in the health care provider's plans for the area. Aurora announced Friday that it will continue to upgrade the hospital in addition to building a new surgery center and clinic on the outskirts of Burlington. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Plans for new regional medical center remain on the shelf, administrator says By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief With news that Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington ranks among the best in the country for quality of care, many local residents might reply, “That’s nice, but how long will it be […]


Local hospital ranks among best in nation

Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington cardiac catheterization laboratory staff members (from left) technician Tina Johs, nurse Teresa McDaniel and nurse Lisa Wagner demonstrate an ultrasound scan on blood vessels in the neck of nurse LeeAnn Priest Tuesday. Hospital President Vicki Lewis calls the recently renovated $2.15 million lab “The envy of other hospitals in the (Aurora) system.” The hospital was recently named a top performer for providing quality care in two separate national studies. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

  Two separate studies give high marks to Aurora Memorial   By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington is among the top performing hospitals nationwide for quality care as determined recently by two separate studies. The hospital was recognized in 2011 as a Top Performer of […]



Thelma F. Brehm, 74, Burlington, died April 24, 2012, at Kindred Nursing & Rehab. She was born Oct. 4, 1937, to the late Walter and Lucille (Neumeg) Albrecht. She spent her early life in Antigo and was a graduate of Antigo High School. On June 6, 1959, at St. Charles […]



Elaine ‘Frenchy’ LaFond, 87, died April 12, 2012, in the love and care of her family. She was preceded in death by parents, Edward and Irene (Rutzen); her role model and well-loved sister, Myra (Cliff) Campbell; her favorite person and much beloved brother, Dan (Ruth), and her dear friend and […]


Struggling over what to do with strays?

  Lack of humane shelter puts city and town in a quandary By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer City of Burlington Mayor Bob Miller has heard the horror stories, he says, of out-of-control animal control – places where stray animals are kept for seven days with little effort to place the […]


Boyle loses votes, but still wins recount

Boyle loses votes, but still wins recount

Burlington lawyer will take seat on Circuit Court bench Aug. 1   By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Burlington attorney Tim Boyle was sustained as winner of the Branch 10 Circuit Court judge election at the conclusion of a recount Tuesday afternoon. Boyle lost several votes in the process, but […]


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