Author Archive: Ed Nadolski

Rescue squad plans to disband

Rescue squad plans to disband

Too many calls, not enough volunteers; city poised to take over By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Faced with an on-going challenge to recruit an adequate number of volunteers to answer an ever-growing volume of calls, the Burlington Rescue Squad has taken the first step toward disbanding the service that […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      After 73 years of selfless community service, the Burlington Rescue Squad took steps in the past week to begin the process of disbanding the all-volunteer service. The squad succumbed to the increasing pressure of escalating call volume and fewer volunteers able to obtain the training and put in the […]

 
 

City mulls changes to refuse contract

City mulls changes to refuse contract

But official warns options for garbage, recycling may be limited By Jason Arndt Editor City of Burlington officials began discussions about whether to remain with John’s Disposal, or seek another contractor, for trash and recyclables collection within the municipality and could decide as early as Nov. 5. Peter Riggs, Director […]

 
 

New middle school construction set to begin

New middle school construction set to begin

School Board advances construction plans By Jennifer Eisenbart Correspondent With fall temperatures and related weather issues fast approaching, the Burlington Area School District gave its official stamp of approval to start construction on the new incarnation of Nettie Karcher Middle School Monday night. In a special meeting, the board unanimously […]

 
 

‘Two traditions; one school’

‘Two traditions; one school’

Catholic school merger has goal to honor past, improve future By Jason Arndt Editor Unifying two Catholic grade schools is often a challenging task because each of the schools has longstanding traditions. That was certainly the case in Burlington where the community’s two Catholic schools had long histories woven with […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      To an outsider, merging Burlington’s Catholic grade schools makes sense. However, that doesn’t mean the process was without hurdles. Foremost is the fact that St. Mary Grade School and St. Charles Grade School each had a long history that is tied together with a strong rope of school pride. […]

 
 

Ex-employee pulls knife while demanding waffles

Ex-employee pulls knife while demanding waffles

A Racine man who demanded waffles from a group of employees at Echo Lake Foods in Raymond is charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly swung a knife at one of the men when they failed to meet his demand. Alberto Ramirez Jr. is charged in Racine County Circuit Court […]

 
 

Wine added to River’s Edge Art Walk

Wine added to River’s Edge Art Walk

Annual event set for Oct. 11 in downtown Waterford A wine sampling opportunity has been added to the annual River’s Edge Art Walk scheduled for 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11. Hosted by Absolutely Waterford, a non-profit organization working to promote downtown Waterford, the annual fall event will […]

 
 

Haylofters to premiere Edgar Allen Poe tale

Haylofters to premiere Edgar Allen Poe tale

Show opens Oct. 10 and runs two weekends By Jennifer Eisenbart Correspondent Haylofters’ director Megan Schroeder calls this year’s fall show at the Malt House one of the hardest she’s ever done. “It is the most difficult script I’ve ever done,” explained Schroeder, who is at the helm of “Nevermore: […]

 
 

Gravel pit proposal still in limbo

Spring Prairie official eyes Oct. 24 for meeting on issue By Jason Arndt Editor A proposed gravel pit in the Town of Spring Prairie remains a lingering issue as Asphalt Contractors, Inc. President Robert Kordus continues to update plans. Since June 27, when the proposal went before the Planning and […]

 
 
 
 
 

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