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Feeder schools and high school talk collaboration

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent They may have their own set of governing bodies, budgets, policies and staff, but leaders of the five school districts throughout the Waterford area say they are as committed as ever to work together cooperatively. Collaboration was a buzzword when school officials from the four K-8 […]


Gassing up proves to be costly

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor A 21-year-old Milwaukee man faces multiple felony charges in connection with an alleged daring daytime caper at Metro Milwaukee Auto Auction in the Town of Raymond. According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit Court: An employee of the auction had parked a […]


‘Trees’ workshop offers a study in natural resources for Fox River students

‘Trees’ workshop offers a study in natural resources for Fox River students

Chaperoned by their teachers, eighth-grade students from Fox River Middle School recently traveled to Trees For Tomorrow Natural Resources Specialty School in Eagle River, attending a workshop and enjoying a rustic stay in Civilian Conservation Corps built dorms dating back to 1937. Their classroom and field studies centered on understanding […]


Number of veteran teachers drives BASD’s high wage rank

Number of veteran teachers drives BASD’s high wage rank

But administrators say new policy will change compensation approach in future By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Fact: The average salary for the Burlington Area School District staff member is more than $60,000 for the 2011-12 school year – higher than most school districts in the state. Also fact: The staff’s […]


Autumn’s egg-cellent adventure

Autumn’s egg-cellent adventure

Autumn Hart finds plenty to fill her basket with while taking part in the Easter Egg Hunt March 31 at Burlington High School. The annual event, featuring more than 10,000 colorful, treat-filled eggs,  is sponsored by the Driven leadership club at BHS. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)


Yo-yo magic

Yo-yo magic

Burlington resident Nehemia Peterson performs a trick while competing in the freestyle event at the annual Yo-Yo Convention hosted by the Spinning Top and Yo-Yo Museum March 25. Peterson captured first place in the competition. (Photo by Katrin Schulz-Berg)


District issues 17 preliminary layoff notices

Proposed staff cuts due to declining enrollment, officials say By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After spending more than an hour and a half in closed session Monday night, the Burlington Area School District School Board came out and approved preliminary layoff notices to be sent to 17 BASD teachers. The […]


Concert series to rock Echo Park this summer

Burlington’s B-Town Sounds concert series is patterned after the popular River Rhythms in Waterford, shown here.

Organizers plan seven free concerts By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Hoping to inject a bit a music and fun into downtown Burlington this summer, a group of local volunteers and business people have plans to launch B-Town Sounds, a free seven-concert music series slated for Echo Park. The Thursday […]


Election results for April 3

Eileen Daniels signs a poll book prior to voting at Cross Lutheran Church in the City of Burlington Tuesday. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Here are the unofficial results from Tuesday’s election: Burlington Area School District board Challengers Phil Ketterhagen and Roger Koldeway earned election to the Burlington Area School District Board, knocking off a pair of multi-term incumbents. Based on the unofficial totals from Racine and Walworth counties, Ketterhagen had 3,013 votes, while […]



Helen Sheldon, 95, Rockton, Ill., died March 27, 2012. She was born in Charleston, S.C. She married George Sheldon in September 1944 and they shared 66 years together. He preceded her in death in March 2010. She was a homemaker devoting her life to caring for her family. She was […]


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