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Argument leads to arson, deputies allege

Argument leads to arson, deputies allege

They arrest man who allegedly torched wife’s clothes and started home on fire Charges were pending Friday morning against a Village of Waterford man whom sheriff’s officials accuse of starting his family’s house on fire following an argument with his wife. According to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, the man, […]

 
 

Bringing back the Jamboree

Bringing back the Jamboree

Event will replace ChocolateFest on Memorial Day weekend By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Burlington’s ChocolateFest, like most other events last year, became a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulted in organizers canceling the annual festival. Since then, some of the ChocolateFest organizers decided to start something different. That event […]

 
 

School district won’t appeal DPI ruling

School district won’t appeal DPI ruling

BASD officials vow to end discrimination in schools By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Putting it’s focus on correction and healing, Burlington Area School District officials said Tuesday they have no plans to appeal a ruling issued by the state Department of Public Instruction that found the district failed to […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      This week’s front page is devoted to a pair of major stories for Burlington – the DPI’s ruling that Burlington public schools have not done enough to prevent racism in the system and the development of the Burlington Jamboree to replace the city’s popular ChocolateFest. The April 15 edition […]

 
 

District invites public to celebrate school’s history

District invites public to celebrate school’s history

Alumni walkthrough events planned at Karcher prior to demolition By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Area School District is counting down the final days of the existing Karcher Middle School and has invited the public to “Celebrate Memories at 225 Robert St.” next month. Karcher Middle School, slated for […]

 
 

Traffic won’t be a hurdle, study says

Traffic won’t be a hurdle, study says

Intersections near Canopy Hill should operate ‘safely and efficiently’ By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Increased traffic on major roadways near the large-scale Canopy Hill housing development is not expected to have an adverse impact on the overall area, according to a new study, assuming several tweaks are made. Union Grove officials […]

 
 

Trimming the excess

WUHS reduces course sections for 2021-22 By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Waterford Union High School officials might be in the final stretch of winding down an unprecedented 2020-21 school year, but attention toward early-stage planning for the fall is dually underway. Administrators and the WUHS School Board on March 29 had […]

 
 

Signs of the times

Signs of the times

Detour signs popped up on Highway 11 in Union Grove this week as the state Department of Transportation began preparation for reconstruction of highway on the village’s east side. The work is expected to last until late summer. The posted detour is along Highway 45 to Highway KR before rejoining […]

 
 

Health Department offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines today

Health Department offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccines today

  The Central Racine County Health Department – the public health agency serving Western Racine County – is offering walk-in COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday, April 9. The no-appointment service is offered today only between the hours of 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3:45 p.m., according to the […]

 
 

Burlington Jamboree to replace ChocolateFest in 2021

Burlington Jamboree to replace ChocolateFest in 2021

Council also approves mayor’s task force on racism Burlington won’t have a ChocolateFest in 2021, but organizers are making plans to host a different festival over the Memorial Day weekend. The Burlington Jamboree received a special event permit from the Common Council on Wednesday to host the festival at the […]

 
 
 
 
 

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