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Take that!

Take that!

Yorkville Elementary School student Megan Billmyer pastes District Superintendent David Alexander with a pie in the face as fellow teachers Brenda Rivest, Mike Biex, Erin Savage and John Johnsen await their turn. Students and staff raised $2,607 for the Honor Flight Program. This money will send five World War II […]


Developing a crush

Orange Crush lead singer Micah Gebel (left) and bass player Kasey Cragg perform as part of the rock band’s act at a recent Burlington High School basketball game. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

New pep band creates a fusion of staff, students By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer This ain’t your grandfather’s pep band. There are no traditional stadium anthems, no bleacher-packed rows of students and no standby favorites like Rocky Top. What is there? Rock and roll music – all the way from […]


Round two

Round two

After going all of December without measurable snow, the western Racine County got its second dose of the white stuff in five days Tuesday morning, touching off traffic accidents and clean up crews – like this one in Burlington – throughout the area. The snow was expected to usher in […]


Few changes on tax forms this year

Wisconsin taxpayers will not face many surprises when they prepare 2011 state and federal income tax returns, according to the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX). The federal extension of early 2000s tax cuts, combined with relatively minor income tax adjustments included in last summer’s state budget, means there are few major […]



Roger M. Sturdevant, 77, Burlington, died Jan. 15, 2012, at Kindred Nursing and Rehab in Burlington. He was born Feb. 19, 1934, in Baraboo, to the late Clyde and Myrtle (Ingebretson) Sturdevant. He was a graduate of Wisconsin Dells High School and had proudly served in the U.S. Army from […]


Commission OKs map for auto parts store site

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer What used to be the City of Burlington Department of Public Works building is gone, torn down in the waning days of 2011. An auto parts store is slated for the now-vacant land, and steps toward making that happen took place Tuesday night at the […]



  Grace Sanderson Weisel, 82, Corvallis, Ore., died Jan. 7, 2012, at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis. She was born in Milwaukee, Aug. 17, 1929, to parents of Norwegian and German descent, the late Howard and Norma Sanderson, and was the fourth of five children. She lived her […]


City police officer cited after domestic dispute

City police officer cited after domestic dispute

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A City of Burlington police officer is facing a criminal citation after what appears to have been a domestic incident shortly after Christmas. Andrew Brierly was charged with disorderly conduct – a Class B misdemeanor – in Walworth County Circuit court Tuesday. Brierly has been […]



Ruth L. Vorpagel, 86, died unexpectedly Jan. 9, 2012, in her Springfield home She  was born Dec. 4, 1925, to the late Julius and Anna Vorpagel, on the family homestead in Lyons Township and resided in Springfield all her life. She was educated in Springfield grades 1-8 and attended and […]



Edward W. Olson Jr., 67, Burlington, died Jan. 11, 2012, surrounded by his family, at Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington, following a long illness. He was born Sept. 26, 1944, in Chicago, to the late Edward W. and Betty (Nelson) Olson. He spent his early life in Chicago, before moving […]


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