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Hieron B. Bauman, 96, Burlington, died Feb. 16, 2012, at Pine Brook Pointe. He was born Oct. 20, 1915 in Burlington, to the late Bruno and Emma (Reesman) Bauman. He was a lifetime resident of Burlington and a graduate of Burlington High School. On Oct. 27, 1937, at St. Charles […]


Flying high

Burlington/Badger/Wilmot gymnast Kerry Leonard performs a leap on the balance beam during a recent practice. Leonard is one of three seniors on the team, which is favored to win a WIAA state title in March. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

High school gymnastics team could be the best in state history   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer                   It’s a well-known fact that perfection is unobtainable.                   Yet, for a small group of young women from three area high schools, hours upon hours are spent each week in search of […]


Voter ID: You must say it, show it, sign it

Now that Wisconsin voters are required to bring photo identification to the polls, the state Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections, is asking people to be prepared or risk getting turned away. The agency also reminds people to bring their patience in addition to their IDs, because next Tuesday’s primary […]


BASD School Board candidate profiles coming soon

Look for profiles of the six candidates competing to advance to the April 3 School Board election in the Burlington Area School District to be posted on this site early Sunday morning. The candidates – incumbents John Anderson and Susan Kessler, and challengers Scott Elbein, Philip Ketterhagen, Roger Koldeway and […]



Frank Clayton “Clay” Zinn, III, 61, Burlington, formerly of Kenosha, died Feb. 4, 2012, at his residence. He was born July 21, 1950, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Frank and Bonita (Freeman) Zinn II. Survivors include his daughter, Amber (Jeff) Justice and their children Ayden and Maddox Justice; his […]


The great insurance debate

BASD costs are the lowest in area, even without staff member contributions By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief A comparison of nine area school districts shows taxpayers in the Burlington Area School District pay the least for health insurance for teachers and other staff, even though the district does not […]


Cat’s Pajamas to perform at BHS Friday

Cat’s Pajamas to perform at BHS Friday

The Cat’s Pajamas Vocal Band, a five-member a cappella group, will perform Friday at the Burlington High School Auditorium. The group launched a successful tour after appearing on the television show, “The Sing-Off.” The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for children, students and seniors […]


Cultivating special interests

Cultivating special interests

St. Charles School student Abigail Weiler balances a cookie on her forehead as she competes in the “Minute to Win It” game during the school’s Special Interest Day recently. The object of the game is to move the cookie from the forehead to the mouth without using your hands. Community […]


LETTER: It takes the right candidate to build the school district’s ‘brand’

                  After attending the candidate forum for the open seats on the Burlington Area School District Board of Education, I had a few thoughts.                    It seems that a lot of people want government, and public schools to operate like a business. OK, let’s go there.  What is the buzzword […]


LETTER: Current School Board members are part of the problem

                   Bill Gates of Microsoft recently concluded that America’s K-12 school system is failing if not broken. This is after donating millions of dollars to groups/schools with no appreciable improvement in student achievement.                   The most recent standardized international tests show shocking evidence that the average U.S. high school senior […]


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