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Jaycees cancel fishing derby, but the fun is still on

Unsafe ice conditions force changes in fundraising event By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Jaycees “Off the Hook” ice fishing derby is now off the schedule. Due to unsafe ice conditions, the Jaycees announced Monday that the planned ice-fishing part of the event was canceled. However, the party and […]



Neal L. Solberg, 56, Burlington, died Feb. 8, 2012, at Elmbrook Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. He was born July 12, 1955, in Burlington, to Lawrence and Miola (Wortman) Solberg. He was a lifetime resident of Burlington and a graduate of Burlington High School. He went on to attend UW–Stevens Point, […]


Forum draws mixed reactions from observers

Current board president says the ‘devil is in the details’ By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer After all was said and done Tuesday night at the School Board candidates’ forum sponsored by WeVoteBurlington, it might be fair to say reactions were mixed. Reaction from the five-member panel of questioners varied from […]



James E. “Jim” Thomas, 94, Waterford, died Feb. 6, 2012, at Lakeland Hospital, Elkhorn. He was born Jan. 1, 1918, in Calhoun, now known as Waukesha, to the late Walter and Agnes (Loursen) Thomas. He spent his early life in East Troy and later proudly served his country in World […]


A look at the challengers

A look at the challengers

Incumbents absent as School Board hopefuls share their visions By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer One candidate spoke from the perspective of a single mom, another from the experience of having three children attend schools in the Burlington Area School District. Another wanted to see fiscal responsibility, and a fourth stressed […]


They’re not in Kansas anymore

The Lion (Zach Mehring), the Scarecrow (Andrew Sember) and Dorothy (Elizabeth Zampino) try to avoid the clutches of the evil monkeys during a recent rehearsal for Catholic Central High School's production of "The Wizard of Oz." (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

CCHS thespians ready to take the yellow brick road to Oz By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Dorothy’s amazing journey “Over the Rainbow” and into the land of Oz will be told on the Catholic Central High School stage starting Friday with the CCHS Just Off Broadway production of “The Wizard […]


Oh deer!

Oh deer!

City of Burlington police stand by after a deer ran into the side of a vehicle Tuesday morning on West State Street near the city’s western limit. The deer broke two windows on the vehicle, spraying glass on a toddler who was seated inside. The Burlington Rescue Squad responded to […]


BASD to sue to get funds from WEA

District denied money when it opted out of WEA insurance By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Area School District Committee of the Whole recommended Monday night joining a lawsuit to try and regain money from the Wisconsin Education Association Trust. BASD is one of about 40 districts that opted […]


Broncos’ defense clamps down

Broncos’ defense clamps down

Union Grove’s Sara Petrovic (left) and Megan Lee (right) try to tie up Wilmot’s Kari Clements during a recent game at Wilmot. (Photo by Earlene Frederick)


Hope Walk to take a whole new step in 2012

This year’s event will feature 5K run, flea market, turkey dinner By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer In meeting with various teams and volunteers and sponsors at the end of last year’s Hope Walk, board member Judy Bratz got the feeling change was needed. Now, as the Hope Walk enters its […]


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