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Local teachers don’t have to pay for health insurance

District was able to save more than $800,000 by switching providers By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When the Burlington Area School District balanced its budget for the 2011-12 school year, it nearly had its plans upended by residents complaining about the 3.69 percent tax levy increase. Now, some people are […]


Falling for apples

Falling for apples

It’s the right time of year for that sweet-tart Wisconsin treat By Karen M. Bullock Correspondent                   An apple a day isn’t far away for area residents.                   With more than a dozen apple orchards in the area there are plenty award-winning varieties apples to go around.                   One such […]


Serving those who have served for us

U.S. Army Sergeant Robert Johnson poses with Rain (left) and Cash (right) – two service dogs. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Locals push to provide service dogs for vets By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Sgt. Robert Johnson knew he was bound for military service before he even finished high school. “I just felt it was something I should do,” said Johnson, now 24 and a veteran with tours in Iraq and […]


New Haylofters show mines love, laughter

Julie Patten and Tom Deischel play two middle-aged daters fantasizing about what they could be like if they were brave on a date in the Haylofters’ production of “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.” The production opens Oct. 6. For showtimes, visit (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart).

The humors and sorrows – not to mention the complications – of love, relationships and marriage are tackled with biting (and hilarious) accuracy in Joe DiPietro’s “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” – the fall production by The Haylofters of Burlington. The show will run Oct. 6-8, Oct. 14-16 […]



Philip “Bee” Isferding, 77, of Burlington, died Oct. 3, 2011, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, following a four-year battle with lung cancer. He was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Racine County, to the late Edward R. and Dorothy M. (Carpenter) Isferding. Bee spent his early life and received […]



Laura A. Bronenkant (nee Kuehn), 88, a longtime resident of Tichigan Lake, died in Williamsburg, Va., on Oct. 3, 2011, after a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 27, 1923, in Milwaukee. She came from a large German family, on her father’s side, that settled in Door County in […]



Kay “Sissy” Charlene Harder, 63, formerly of Burlington, died at her residence in Minneapolis on Sept. 30, 2011. She was born Sept. 2, 1948, in St. Paul, Minn., to the late Roy and Jean Fladwood. She grew up in Alexandria, Minn., where she graduated from Jefferson High School and later […]


Offense rules the night as Demons fall to Wilmot

Chad Redmer runs the ball for the Burlington Demons in Friday's 52-37 loss to Wilmot. Photo by Ed Nadolski

A spirited third-quarter comeback wasn’t enough to carry the Burlington Demons Friday in a homecoming game loss to visiting Wilmot. The visiting Panthers withstood a Burlington rally that cut the lead to two points late in the third quarter, but that was as close as the Demons would get as […]



Earl E. Johnson, 98, of Spring Prairie, died his residence Sept. 29, 2011. He was born May 14, 1913, in Bartlett, Ill., to the late John and Mary (Dufer) Johnson. He spent his early life in West Chicago and Bartlett, and was a graduate of Wayne Center Seven High in […]


A patriot honored

A patriot honored

            Jeremy Morris, of Virginia, performs a solemn salute at the gravesite of his relative and Revolutionary War patriot, Andrew Lytle, Jr., during the final Wisconsin Historical Marker Program held at United Presbyterian Cemetery in Dover on Sept. 17.   Lytle, born in 1762, came to Wisconsin with his son […]


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