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BHS boys struggle at Badger

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor The Burlington High School boys’ basketball team picked a bad day to have an off night. Burlington traveled to Lake Geneva Badger Dec. 22 for its last game before the holiday, and struggled in all aspects of the game, losing 53-46. BHS is now 4-3 […]


Burlington wrestlers improve to 4-0 in SLC

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT Halfway through the Southern Lakes Conference season, everything is looking up for the Burlington High School wrestling squad. The team is 4-0 in SLC duals and has defeated the three teams head coach Jade Gribble said were the front-runners in the conference – Delavan-Darien, Lake […]


Demon girls no match for Muskego

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT When a team plays a tough non-conference schedule, they hope it will produce a better team over time. That is certainly the hopes of Burlington High School head girls basketball coach Gordon Nikolic. The latest very strong non-conference foe for the Demon girls was Muskego, […]


Standouts for the Week of Dec. 30, 2011

Male Athlete of the Week Brandt Gavin, Burlington High School wrestling: Tasked with starting off Dec. 22’s dual meet at Elkhorn, and the senior did it the right way. Gavin earned a pin at 160 pounds in the opening match of the evening, and the Demons went on to down […]


A look back at 2011

Members of the Burlington High School girls volleyball team celebrate their WIAA Division 1 state championship in early November. Catholic Central High School’s team captured the Division 4 title to make Burlington the only city to simultaneously hold two state volleyball titles.

Burlington’s top 20 news stories ranked by newspaper staff Time magazine selected the protester as its person of the year for 2011. And while the protester as depicted by Time may be too strong a term for the type of political activists that stepped to the forefront of Burlington area’s […]


Lack of interest could prompt city to consider shrinking council

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer While Mayor Bob Miller doesn’t think the decision by two city aldermen not to seek office again will significantly affect the City Council, change may soon be coming anyhow. Aldermen Jeff Fischer and Jim Prailes formally declared last week that they would not seek re-election, […]


Unto them, a child was born

Unto them, a child was born

Members of the Plymouth Congregational Church live nativity scene on Christmas Eve are (from left) shepherds Andrew Picazo, Tristan Post, Chad VanSwol, Joseph – portrayed by Aidan King –wisewoman Jaeda Mendez, wiseman Jack Dukes and Mary, portrayed by Sawyer Wightman. (Submitted photo)


Spreading Christmas cheer

Spreading Christmas cheer

Burlington Lions Club member Rich Richveis is joined his daughters Alyssa (left) and Renee (right) as they spread holiday cheer to residents of Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation (formerly Mount Carmel) in Burlington. The service organization visited all the residents to deliver gifts. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)


Food and fun featured at Raymond senior breakfasts

Serving seniors at a recent monthly Senior Citizen Breakfast held at Raymond School are seventh- and eighth-grade students (above pic, from right) Alex Goodrich, Casie Ertl, Charlene Gelhaus, and Shianne Dombrowski.

It’s the second Wednesday of December and seventh- and eighth-grade students at Raymond School are waiting in the entryway to greet and guide senior citizens to breakfast. Besides a delicious breakfast, that day the seniors enjoy entertainment or presentations by students of all ages. Students also serve the meal and […]



Eugene F. Hoppe, 84, Burlington, died Dec. 27, 2011, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington. He was born on Jan. 12, 1927, in Burlington, to the late Louis and Florence (Brooks) Hoppe. He spent his early life in Waterford and Union Grove and was a graduate of Union Grove High […]


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