Author Archive: Ed Nadolski

‘It’s time for the city to take action’

‘It’s time for the city to take action’

Mayor calls for unity to address racial issues facing area By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief With residents of her city embroiled in a contentious debate over issues related to race, Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty made a public plea for unity this week. “Our community and our community leaders must […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Burlington’s governmental leaders made separate pleas this week for members of the community to come together in a spirit of growth while addressing racial issues that have arisen in the wake of protests and violence elsewhere. “You should acknowledge this is a highly charged and emotional topic,” Burlington Area […]

 
 

Lesson on racial unrest expected to draw crowd at School Board

Lesson on racial unrest expected to draw crowd at School Board

Hot-button issue overshadows district’s annual meeting Critics and supporters of a Burlington elementary school teacher – whose recent lesson on protests for racial equality touched off a firestorm of debate – are expected to attend tonight’s meeting of the Burlington Area School District Board of Education. The meeting is scheduled […]

 
 

Library floats future building options

Library floats future building options

Online survey on building proposals open through Sept. 15 By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Library Board wants the public to weigh in on long-term plans for the Burlington Public Library through an online survey. The survey, which has a Sept. 15 deadline, looks to help the Library Board decide […]

 
 

Early season pickers

Early season pickers

Jacobson Orchards opened for the season in late August, welcoming families on hayrides to pick from the orchard. The orchard, at 25911 Malchine Road, in Waterford, is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with social distancing practices in place. Early varieties available include zester, ginger gold […]

 
 

They call it the COVID Crash

They call it the COVID Crash

      Driver Drew Nelson, of Salem, takes hits from both sides during the “COVID Crash” demolition derby at the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove Sept. 6. The event was hosted by 1175 Sports Park and Eatery and Dead Mann Saloon. 1175 owner Rikki Storbeck said, “We all need events […]

 
 

Bomb Burger explodes on the scene

Bomb Burger explodes on the scene

Local couple set up drive-in burger joint to former Triangle site By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent John and Angela Olofson were large and in charge. They were selling healthy food options like avocado sandwiches and fresh gelato at a coffee shop in Richmond, Illinois, where they featured a popular brunch menu […]

 
 

Township advances proposed gravel pit

Township advances proposed gravel pit

Rezone request heads to Racine County for approval By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Asphalt Contractors, Inc. won unanimous approval Thursday from the Burlington Town Board on two items related to proposed mineral extraction operation on the Sun Ray Hills property along Highway P. The two proposals authorized by the Town […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Controversy over an elementary school lesson about protests has resulted in protests against the teacher who taught the lesson. Eight Burlington Area School District parents took to the sidewalk outside Karcher Middle School Wednesday evening to protest a social studies lesson taught Aug. 27 by a fourth-grade teacher at […]

 
 

Township to consider gravel pit Thursday

Asphalt Contractors eyes campground parcel on McHenry Street By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Town of Burlington Planning and Zoning Committee members are scheduled to deliberate Thursday on a proposed gravel pit targeted for Highway P near Bohners Lake. The proposal calls for a rezone and land use plan waiver for […]

 
 
 
 
 

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