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Where to vote in the BASD election

Here is a list of local polling places that will accommodate voters in their respective communities for the Feb. 21 Burlington Area School District School Board election: • City of Burlington residents living in Aldermanic Districts 1 and 2 cast ballots at Cross Lutheran Church, 126 Chapel Terrace, and those […]



Chester Platner, 93, Burlington, died Feb. 10, 2012, at Arbor View Communities. He was born on July 27, 1918, in Mukwonago to the late Chestley and Gertrude (Beilfuss) Platner. He spent his early life and received his education in Mukwonago. He was a lifelong dedicated farmer and enjoyed spending time […]



David Dean Fraley Jr., 23, of Juneau, died Feb. 18, 2012, at his home. He was born Oct. 18, 1988, in Kenosha, to David D. Sr. and Tammy (Cobb) Fraley. He spent his early life in Lily Lake and attended Muskego High School. He had resided in Juneau for the […]



Norman K. Kingstad, 86, died Feb. 14, 2012, joining his beloved wife, Carla, on what would have been their 64th wedding anniversary. He was born in West Allis, on Jan. 20, 1926. He was raised in West Allis, graduating from Nathan Hale High School in January 1944. He immediately enlisted […]



Audrey J. Schinke, 85, of Lyons, died Feb. 16, 2012, at her home with loving family by her side. She was born in Elkhorn on June 10, 1926. She had spent her early life in the Lake Como area. On Jan. 23, 1945, she married Howard Schinke who preceded her […]


Gas prices fell last week

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.36 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 4.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51, according to gasoline price website Including the change in […]


City planners clear way for LDV expansion

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After a brief discussion regarding, of all things, lines on a map, the City of Burlington Plan Commission unanimously approved a site plan for LDV, Inc. to expand in the Burlington Industrial Park. The Plan Commission also approved a certified survey map that designated the […]


S’il vous plait, parley-vous … jobs market?

Marc Schroeder, a former WUHS graduate, has made a career of using his expertise in French for business purposes.

By Karen Morgan Contributor While some people still associate the French language with cuisine, art and fashion, students studying French at Waterford Union High School recently explored the important uses of French in today’s job market. Marc Schroeder, a graduate of UW-Whitewater in French (and former WUHS graduate) recently spent […]


Mealtime dispute leads to stitches, criminal charges

A family dispute that led to violence at a Town of Yorkville home last October has resulted in a felony battery charge against a Burlington man. Jason Michael Schwartz, 29, was charged recently in Racine County Circuit Court with substantial battery, a Class I felony, and disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor, […]


Battle lines are drawn

Battle lines are drawn

Incumbents, challengers take opposite sides in School Board race   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Late last August, the Burlington Area School District became a battleground between the current School Board and a group citizens upset with the board’s tax levy hike. Now, with the primary election for two available […]


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