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Love steps in when economy lays off

Barbara Binet (left) accepts a turkey from volunteer Patty McManus at Love Inc. Monday. Binet’s family is among the nearly 700 that are getting their Thanksgiving meal courtesy of the agency this year. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Family among growing number to use local agency By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For Barbara Benit, this Thanksgiving looked to be an austere holiday. Thanks to Love Inc., Benit and the large family in her home was able to celebrate the holiday with a traditional dinner. “This is, right now, […]


Radium filter systems are nearly ready

Radium filter systems are nearly ready

Water utility anticipates them up and running next month By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After years of worrying and planning, the City of Burlington’s radium removal facilities are about to be pushed into service. Connie Wilson, director of the City of Burlington Department of Public Works, said after a construction […]


Town proposes flat tax rate

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As has been the norm lately for the Town of Burlington, there will be no tax levy increases for the 2012 budget. But how the town got there – and the cuts it had to make this year – is the real story. After a […]



Kenneth F. Schiller, 76. died Nov. 16, 2011. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany. He was the cofounder of the SS Open. Retired as regional VP from Associated Bank. Previously regional VP of First Financial, and president of Burlington Savings and Loan, charter member of […]



Harrison ‘Nick’ Wood Nichols, Lt Col. USAF, Retired, 83, Burlington, formerly Union Grove, died Nov. 18, 2011, at Lakeland Health Care Center, Elkhorn. He was born Dec. 8, 1927, to the late Morton and Avada (Wood) Nichols in Owen. He spent his early life in Oshkosh and graduated from University […]



Mildred E. Schlei,  96, lifetime resident of Burlington, died Nov. 20, 2011, surrounded by her loving family at Arbor View Communities. She was born Nov. 27, 1914, in Burlington, to the late Joseph and Rose (Tabis) Kiekenbush. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, class of 1933, which was the […]



  Elizabeth Mae (Betty), Erickson, 92. When one of a pair of lovebirds dies, what the one left most wants in all the world is to fly away to join her mate. On November 16th, after “only” fourteen months, Betty flew away to join the love of her life. Born […]



Bernard L. “Barney” Terry, 89, died Nov. 16, 2011, at Seasons Hospice, Waukesha. Survivors include his wife, Vi; children, Fred (Sharon) Terry, Carmen “Camie” (Jerry) Camp and Tim Terry; grandchildren, Nathan (Tiffany) Terry, Alexis Terry, Anthony (Jill) Camp, Kris Camp, January “Jet” (Dan) Multhrup and Andrew Terry; great-grandchildren, Bella Terry, […]


School Board debates reach of gun ban

District considers banning weapons on all district properties By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s not the idea of guns in schools that the Burlington Area School District is wrestling with right now – federal law prohibits that. What BASD is trying to figure out now is whether it will increase […]


Taking stock, giving thanks

Taking stock, giving thanks

Just in time to help purchase much-needed supplies for the holidays, Arlene Odeja of the Union Grove Area Food Bank (left) is thankful to receive a $2,000 donation from Laurie Ehleiter, president of the Union Grove Kiwanis Club. The Kiwanis Club this year is also donating Christmas gifts for 25 […]


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