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Recall effort has a visible presence in conservative Burlington area

Recall effort has a visible presence in conservative Burlington area

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer If there has been a constant in the Wisconsin political climate over the past year, it has been the anger. Anger over Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to end virtually all public union bargaining (which later became law), and anger at state senators who left the […]


Walker supporters stage rally to counter recall efforts

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While many are standing up in an attempt to recall Gov. Scott Walker, there is another group working hard to thwart that process. Local conservative Jordan Debbink, who volunteers for the local “We Vote Burlington” group and was heavily involved in an attempt to stop […]


Hay, this is fun

Hay, this is fun

Yorkville School first graders (top) learn about life on the farm thanks to a visit by Al Wilks, who brought a Case tractor and square baler to school.  Students tried to lift the big bales of straw by working together.


Sometimes getting thanks is better than giving thanks

In true “he’s not heavy, he’s my brother” fashion, Yoshi Okabe hangs out with his “main man, JJ,” during a church mission to Jamaica last year.

  WHS grad spreads peace on earth at ground level By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Yoshi Okabe wasn’t at home with his family in Waterford to celebrate Thanksgiving this week – which has made some orphans in the South American city of Georgetown, Guyana, very thankful. Yoshi, 20, is a […]


A Volt for the future

Lynch GM Superstore of Burlington offers this demonstrator model of the 2012 Chevy Volt for customers interested in the hybrid electric vehicle. The store has already sold two of the new generation car. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Chevy’s hybrid offers a glimpse at the new age of autos By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief While it only goes about 30 miles on pure electric power, the Chevy Volt has more than enough staying power to transport its drivers far into the future at speeds up to 100 […]


Love steps in when economy lays off

Barbara Binet (left) accepts a turkey from volunteer Patty McManus at Love Inc. Monday. Binet’s family is among the nearly 700 that are getting their Thanksgiving meal courtesy of the agency this year. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Family among growing number to use local agency By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For Barbara Benit, this Thanksgiving looked to be an austere holiday. Thanks to Love Inc., Benit and the large family in her home was able to celebrate the holiday with a traditional dinner. “This is, right now, […]


Radium filter systems are nearly ready

Radium filter systems are nearly ready

Water utility anticipates them up and running next month By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After years of worrying and planning, the City of Burlington’s radium removal facilities are about to be pushed into service. Connie Wilson, director of the City of Burlington Department of Public Works, said after a construction […]


Town proposes flat tax rate

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As has been the norm lately for the Town of Burlington, there will be no tax levy increases for the 2012 budget. But how the town got there – and the cuts it had to make this year – is the real story. After a […]



Kenneth F. Schiller, 76. died Nov. 16, 2011. He was a proud U.S. Army veteran having served in Germany. He was the cofounder of the SS Open. Retired as regional VP from Associated Bank. Previously regional VP of First Financial, and president of Burlington Savings and Loan, charter member of […]



Harrison ‘Nick’ Wood Nichols, Lt Col. USAF, Retired, 83, Burlington, formerly Union Grove, died Nov. 18, 2011, at Lakeland Health Care Center, Elkhorn. He was born Dec. 8, 1927, to the late Morton and Avada (Wood) Nichols in Owen. He spent his early life in Oshkosh and graduated from University […]


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