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OPINION: Step up to save district from harmful forces

By Sean Cranley Contributor                   Greetings residents and friends of the Burlington Area School District, we have a frightful emergency.                   Our public schools are under a coordinated attack from a Tea Party (TP) group in the form of WeVoteBurlington (WVB). The outcome of the first battle in this attack […]

 
 

Tax levy becomes a line in the sand

Residents can make their feelings known Monday By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Burlington Area School District’s contentious tax levy approval process will reach a crescendo Monday when residents throughout the district will have a chance to be heard at an annual meeting redo. With the state deadline for approval […]

 
 

She ain’t heavy, she’s our daughter

She ain’t heavy, she’s our daughter

The parents of Waterford senior cross country runner Rhea Fiorita support their exhausted daughter at the conclusion of last Saturday’s sectional race at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha. As she has all season,  Fiorita led the team, finishing eighth overall in a time of 16 minutes, 1 second, to […]

 
 

Welcome to the Great Pumpkinfest!

Event set for Saturday at UGUHS Children and adults are invited to come in costume to Union Grove’s Great Pumpkinfest, being held Saturday, Oct. 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., in the gymnasium at Union Grove Union High School, 3433 S. Colony Ave. Vie for prizes by bringing in […]

 
 

Trash talking on Facebook leads to WHS cafeteria fight

Trash talking on Facebook leads to WHS cafeteria fight

Citations, suspensions issued By Patricia Bogumil Interim Editor A hair-pulling food fight broke out in the cafeteria of Waterford High School Oct. 27, resulting in about a dozen student suspensions. Municipal citations for disorderly conduct are being issued to eight girls – all believed to be freshmen – who were […]

 
 

Grandparents with class

Grandparents with class

Catholic Central High School student Maggie Smith (right) visits with her grandmother Barbara Ruetz during the school’s Grandparents Day Oct. 13. In addition to visiting classes, 102 grandparents participated in Mass, enjoyed a band and choir concert and shared lunch with the students.

 
 

A flock of Eagles

Burlington High School senior Matt DeFaut stands along the fence of the newly constructed small-dog area of the Burlington Dog Park. He coordinated construction of the area for his Eagle Scout project. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Local troop has five Eagle Scout hopefuls By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer To become an Eagle Scout is a long and involved process. It requires a minimum number of merit badges, including Citizen in the Community, Nation and World, plus personal fitness. It asks you be active in your troop, […]

 
 

Here’s the lowdown on Monday’s school district meeting

Here’s a brief explanation of Monday’s meeting of the electors in the Burlington Area School District.                   What: The Burlington Area School District will host it’s second meeting of school district electors this year for the purpose of establishing a tax levy for the 2011-12 school year.                   When/Where: Monday, […]

 
 

ALLEN K. MEHRING

Allen Kenneth Mehring, “Ken,” 60, died peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Oct. 25, 2011. He was born in Burlington, Dec. 21, 1950, to the late Allen and Joyce (Berger) Mehring. A graduate of Waterford Union High School, he went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree at St. […]

 
 

District officials make their case for tax levy

Here is a copy of the “Quick Facts” document  that is being distributed by officials in the Burlington Area School District in advance of Monday’s meeting of school district residents. In the document, officials attempt to explain the forces at work on the current budget and, to some degree, the […]

 
 
 
 

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