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School Board candidates present clear choices

  Differing viewpoints evident at School Board forum   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It was an evening of high intensity – and a few laughs, some intentional, others sarcastic – when three of the four School Board candidates got together Monday night. In a forum sponsored by the Burlington […]


Three vie for two seats on Raymond Town Board

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Electors in the Town of Raymond will vote April 3 to fill two supervisory positions on the Raymond Town Board. The two-year town board supervisor positions pay $3,800 annually. • Incumbent Supervisor No. 3 Paul Ryan, who is running unopposed, shared candidate information, as shown […]


Winski seeks change, Blair touts experience for North Cape School

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Incumbent Roger Blair faces challenger JoAnn Winski in the April 3 election for one seat open on the North Cape School District Board of Education. The three-year position pays $850 annually. Blair said he believes it is especially important to keep experience on the school […]


Residents rail against ‘eyesore’

Issues with this property at 246 Teut Road may finally be coming to a head in the township, as the owner has been given a May 1 deadline to clean up the property. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Town gives owner May 1 deadline to clean up property   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The property at 246 Teut Road has become something of a local lore in Burlington – and not for a good reason. “People say, ‘You live next to that mess?’” explained Noel Showers, who […]


Rank, Hocking top All-Area girls

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports Editor For two area seniors, the 2011-12 girls basketball season was remarkably similar. Both players led their teams – both in play and in demeanor. Both approached or broke scoring marks. And the two also happened to tie for 2012 All-Area Player of the Year honors. […]



Eugene G. “Gene” Zarek, 89, Naples, Fla., formerly of Burlington, died March 21, 2012, at Lakeside Pavilion Care and Rehabilitation Center in Naples. He was born Oct. 8, 1922, in Milwaukee, the youngest son of the late Joseph and Frances (Szwanka) Zarek. He grew up and graduated from Pulaski High […]


Plenty of unopposed candidates in April 3 elections

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor While several school board and local municipal contests have generated enough interest to produce candidates vying against each other for a seat on the board, many other races in the April 3 election are uncontested. A listing follows of area seats appearing on the April […]


A cake that is out of this world

A cake that is out of this world

Burlington High School student Lacey Scherrer poses with her winning R2D2 cake following the cake decorating contest March 24 at the Home Expo and Chocolate Extravaganza.  The annual event, held at Burlington High School, is sponsored by the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce and includes contests, seminars and vendor booths. […]


Stark contrasts

Stark contrasts

Whether harsh reality or ‘scare tactic,’ school budget offers tough choices   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Late last week, the Burlington Area School District sent out a press release, outlining four different budget scenarios – at one end, extensive cuts under a zero-percent tax increase levy; and at the […]


Bring your photo ID after all

Burlington resident Joe Norwood signs the poll book after showing his photo ID to a poll worker during the Feb. 21 primary election. Due to a court challenge to the voter ID law, elections officials aren't sure whether IDs will be required for Tuesday's election, but they are advising voters to have their IDs available just in case. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

  Recent court action puts use of new law for Tuesday’s election in question After spending the better part of the past month educating municipal clerks and voters that they will not have to use photo identification for next Tuesday’s election, the state Government Accountability Board is now advising voters […]


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