Author Archive: Ed Nadolski

Mayor proposes task force to address race relations

Mayor proposes task force to address race relations

Consultant would help officials identify problems, seek solutions By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty said she bristles each time she reads a newspaper story or social media post in which someone labels Burlington a racist community. “I have rejected that from the beginning,” Hefty said when […]

 
 

Late collapse ends Demons’ season

Late collapse ends Demons’ season

Crucial injury, turnovers down the stretch bounce team from playoffs By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent Dane Kornely turned into perhaps the most important player on the Burlington basketball team since Feb. 1. Just ask Mukwonago – or Muskego. Drive east on Highway 50, stop in Paddock Lake, and walk up to […]

 
 

District’s attorney handles probe of BHS teacher

District’s attorney handles probe of BHS teacher

Officials want third party to investigate claims, ensure due process By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Burlington High School teacher Jeff Taff, already under investigation for an alleged inappropriate lesson plan, faces a new accusation and remains on non-disciplinary paid administrative leave. The accusations, according to Burlington Area School District officials, […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty acknowledges that, like most communities, Burlington has residents who may be racist, but she said the Burlington she knows is a welcoming and inclusive community with a long history of helping people of color dating back to the days of the Underground Railroad. However, Hefty […]

 
 

WUHS set for students to return full time

WUHS set for students to return full time

School shifting away from hybrid instruction on March 2 By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After hashing through a range of considerations, including the latest COVID-19 positive statistics and health guidance, Waterford Union High School officials have opted to revert back to full in-person instruction. At the cusp of the holiday season, […]

 
 

Near-perfect effort sends gymnasts to state

Near-perfect effort sends gymnasts to state

Burlington-Badger team surprises with effort in sectional meet By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent It hasn’t been the easiest of seasons for the Burlington-Badger gymnastics squad. Normally a state tournament staple, the team and head coach Andrea Chart have had to deal with losing a lot of their best athletes to the […]

 
 

A time to heal

A time to heal

Family finds closure with cold-case homicide conviction By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Zachary Zdroik was only a youngster when he found out his mother, Juanita, was murdered and left on the side of a Village of Raymond road 21 years ago. Zdroik, now 34, admits he didn’t talk about his […]

 
 

Future of Echo Lake dam lies in city’s hands

Future of Echo Lake dam lies in city’s hands

Officials face major decision on future of dam, lake By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Echo Lake dam in Burlington has been apart of the community for nearly two centuries. Peter Riggs, the city’s Director of Public Works, said on Monday the Echo Lake dam was originally constructed of brush […]

 
 

On to sectionals

On to sectionals

Demons rally to face Franklin after capturing regional crown By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent On Friday night at Burlington, five Demon boys basketball players scored in double figures, but it took a late flurry to beat visiting Muskego. In Saturday’s WIAA Division 1 Regional final at Westosha Central, Burlington similarly utilized […]

 
 

BASD addresses racist incidents

BASD addresses racist incidents

District says students were disciplined, referred to police By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Area School District took a rare step last week when it released findings from a series of investigations related to racially motivated incidents inside and outside school grounds. The district, which has been criticized by […]

 
 
 
 
 

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