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’Toppers boys look to rebuild

By Bud Milroy Sports correspondent The 2011-12 Catholic Central boys’ basketball team will be something of a work in progress. After all, the Hilltoppers lost their entire starting lineup from last year’s sectional runner-up squad. “This will be a learning year, as the kids buy into the system,” said CCHS […]


Demon grapplers hope to repeat as SLC champs

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT With 14 returning letterwinners and two state qualifiers on this year’s Burlington High School wrestling squad, the team hopes to repeat as champions in the Southern Lakes Conference this season. “With that many returning, we will have some returning letterwinners that will not be full-time […]


Rockin’ around the Christmas season

Live reindeer and their holiday-themed handlers will again be in the lineup on Friday when the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Christmas parade through the city’s downtown. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m.

Burlington’s annual parade is Friday night By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s time to be making your lists and checking them twice, because Santa Claus will arrive in town Friday evening. The annual City of Burlington Christmas parade will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The parade steps off from the […]


‘Winter Cabaret’ runs through the weekend

Haylofters present original production for the holidays By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Haylofters’ biennial “Winter Cabaret” hit the stage Saturday at the Malt House Theater. The hour-and-a-half original production is by T.C. DeWitt, a veteran of the Haylofters stage who now lives in California. Christina Heinzelmann coordinated the music […]


Tackling teacher evaluation

Goal at BASD is to retain the best educators By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With Gov. Scott Walker’s budget-repair act, school districts across Wisconsin are facing a new challenge – how to fairly evaluate teachers and their place in their respective districts. Since collective bargaining is now limited to wages-only, […]


Tensions run high at recall site

The Southern Lakes United Educators building at 616 Droster Ave., Burlington, openly advertises its stance as a “Recall Walker” site. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As efforts move forward to collect signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker, staff at a local teachers union office claim they saw signs of partisan frustration with the campaign. According to Sue Cameron with the Southern Lakes United Educators, a blank petition form was apparently […]


So easy, he can do it with his eyes closed

So easy, he can do it with his eyes closed

Derek Morrow, a seventh-grade student at Karcher Middle School in Burlington, performs during a school concert Tuesday with a blindfold. Band members were encouraged by director Ron Pedersen to cover their eyes or turn their music stands around to demonstrate their mastery of the music. Tuesday’s concert featured performances by […]


Area church to stage Christmas musical

Steve Dixon (from left), Duane Thur, Steve Thorngate, and Spencer Dickman rehearse the opening scene of "Come Worship the King," to be presented Dec. 3, 9, and 10 at Mt. Zion Christian Church, Lake Geneva.

Mt. Zion Christian Church will present a musical drama, “Come Worship the King,” on Saturday, Dec. 3, Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec.10. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. at the church, 2330 Highway 120, Lake Geneva. There is no charge for admission, and nursery care will be provided. The […]


Program highlights WWI ‘miracle’

Program highlights WWI ‘miracle’

The miracle of the spontaneous World War I Christmas truce is the topic of the Burlington Historical Society’s 2011 Christmas program set for Sunday in the Stars and Stripes Room of Veterans Terrace in Burlington. The program, which begins at 1:30 p.m., will feature a presentation by Wisconsin author Rochelle […]


St. John’s Lutheran School honor roll

St. John’s Lutheran School 198 Westridge Avenue, Burlington, WI, 53105 2011/2012 School Year 1st Quarter Honor Roll & Honorable Mention THIRD GRADE Honorable Mention Andrew Bergman Lorreli Fischer Anna Jossart Dylan Morby Wyatt Uttech Amber Wenman Marissa Wiegel SIXTH GRADE Honorable Mention Sawyer Hankwitz Anastasiya Kelnhofer Nick Slechta Honor Roll […]


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