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GEORGE A. FREY

George A. Frey, 86, died Dec. 20, 2011. He was born May 17, 1925, in Burlington, to the late George and Catherine Frey. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a 59-year member of Local 118. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Joyce Frey; […]

 
 

ROBERT W. WELTZIEN

Robert W. ‘Bob’ Weltzien, 78, Burlington, died at his home on Dec. 29, 2011. He was born May 16, 1933, in Big Bend, to the late Walter and Ella Kate (Neumann) Weltzien. He spent his early life in Tichigan where he attended Washington Caldwell Graded School and graduated from Rochester […]

 
 

Philanthropist Wagner left a legacy locally and around the globe

Philanthropist Wagner left a legacy locally and around the globe

Richard (Dick) Wagner, a local pilot, businessman and philanthropist whose humanitarian efforts left a lasting impact on the Burlington area and touched far corners of the globe, died Sunday of a heart attack at his home in Lyons. Wagner, 74, and his wife Roberta (Bobbie) are perhaps best known locally […]

 
 

Gasoline price forecast ‘ugly,’ according to analyst

Average retail gasoline prices in Wisconsin have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.26 per gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.25, according to gasoline price website WisconsinGasPrices.com. Including the change in […]

 
 

Fire station theft baffles officials

Rescue squad equipment stolen By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A thief broke into the City of Burlington fire station last weekend and stole a defibrillator, among other things, leaving at least one rescue squad member baffled. Jeff Koenen, captain of the Burlington Area Rescue Squad, said the investigation is ongoing […]

 
 

DNR advises on steps to take while living among area’s urban coyotes

Because of a recent coyote attack on a small dog in Racine County, the Department of Natural Resources is advising Wisconsin residents to learn about strategies for living with urban coyotes. Coyotes are one of the most adaptable predators in Wisconsin. They are found throughout the state from the forests […]

 
 

Town incumbents still without declared opposition

Filing deadline is Jan. 3 By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With the deadline approaching for filing papers to run for Burlington Town Board positions, it appeared as of Wednesday that only the incumbents – Joan Boehm and Jeff Lang – were going to run. Boehm was the only person to […]

 
 

City puts streets on low-sodium diet

City puts streets on low-sodium diet

DPW tests brine as alternative rock salt on roads By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If you’ve been around the City of Burlington any time in the last month, you’ve probably been wondering why a tanker truck has been spraying what appears to be water on the streets when it’s likely […]

 
 

Car dealership thefts bring multiple charges

Car dealership thefts bring multiple charges

By Patricia Bogumil Staff Writer A Burlington man is charged with multiple felonies for allegedly stealing catalytic converters and accessory parts off vehicles in Union Grove and Burlington dealership lots, then selling the converters and parts for cash. According to the criminal complaint filed in Racine County Circuit Court: Burlington […]

 
 

New voter ID rules could bring hassles and delays at the polls

New voter ID rules could bring hassles and delays at the polls

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor In light of new state voter ID requirements, local clerks say it’s not too early to get familiar with the new rules to avoid surprises and delays at the polls this year. The statewide 2012 spring election is Tuesday, April 3. Any primaries needed will […]

 
 
 
 

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