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Local businesses prepare for new gun law

They’ll have to decide whether to prohibit weapons on premises By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Like it or hate it, life in the State of Wisconsin is set to change Nov. 1. The state’s new concealed carry law will go into effect next Tuesday, and while the City of Burlington […]


EDITORIAL: Monday’s meeting is about education in Burlington, not politics in Wisconsin

                  Stripped of all its attendant finger pointing, conspiracy theories and rhetoric, the Burlington Area School District’s levy debate boils down to one thing:                   The value school district residents place on education in light of current economic conditions.                   The challenge is to find the point at which the […]


Co-op swim wins Racine Invite

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor The Burlington co-op swim team dominated its final regular-season invite of the season Saturday, winning the Racine Invite at Case High School. The squad scored 601 points, easily outdistancing the rest of the field in spite of diving being included at the meet. Kenosha Tremper […]


OPINION: District’s actions show disregard for taxpayers

By Roger Koldeway Contributor                   I encourage all taxpayers in the Burlington Area School District to attend the special meeting of the School Board at the Burlington High School Gym on Monday, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m.                   A vote will take place to request that the school tax remain […]


Catholic Central squad makes trip to sectionals

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor Just how good the Catholic Central volleyball team is – and whether it can translate into a trip to the WIAA Division 4 state tournament or more – remains to be seen. But the Lady ’Toppers left no doubt that they were the No. 1 […]


Hilltoppers make way into second round of playoffs

By Bud Milroy Sports correspondent After a rough regular season, the Catholic Central football team was in an unfamiliar position last week when the WIAA Division 7 playoff bracket came out. The Hilltoppers – who have made the trip to the WIAA state finals the past three years, producing two […]


Demons rout Fort Atkinson

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor Just how ready was the Burlington High School girls volleyball team Saturday night in its WIAA Division 1 regional final against Fort Atkinson? So ready that the Demons didn’t allow the Blackhawks a single point in racing out to a 13-0 lead on junior Morganne […]


Standouts for the Week of Oct. 28, 2011

Standouts for the Week of Oct. 28, 2011

Male Athlete of the Week Rayce Wadsworth, Catholic Central High School football: A senior, Wadsworth had one of his best games in a Hilltopper uniform Saturday in Catholic Central’s 45-12 win over Randolph in a Level One WIAA Division 7 playoff game. Wadsworth rushed for 122 yards on nine carries, […]


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 […]


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