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Monday’s storms spawned tornados in area

Monday’s storms spawned tornados in area

  At least two low-level tornados were spawned by the storms that blustered across the Southern Lakes area Monday with damaging winds and heavy rains, according to the National Weather Service. The storms cut power to thousands – We Energies reported more than 13,000 outages at one point in Racine […]

 
 

Tornado warning issued

Tornado warning issued

The National Weather Service in Sullivan has issued a tornado Warning for Southeastern Walworth County and Southwestern Racine County. The warning remains in effect until 4:15 p.m. Monday. According to the Weather Service, radar indicated rotation consistent with a tornado as a severe thunderstorm moved Northeast through Lake Geneva at […]

 
 

Two suffer life-threatening injuries as plane crashes near home

Two suffer life-threatening injuries as plane crashes near home

  A pilot and a passenger suffered life-threatening injuries Sunday afternoon when their single-engine plane crashed near a home shortly after taking off from the Burlington Municipal Airport. The pilot and passenger were both conscious when Racine County Sheriff’s deputies and rescue crews arrived following a report of the crash […]

 
 

Officials look to define affordable housing for Union Grove

Officials look to define affordable housing for Union Grove

Realtors weigh in on options available in the area   By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Two residential realtors have backed recent sentiment that affordable housing within Union Grove is in short supply. In the hopes of getting a better handle on the village’s housing needs in the road ahead, the board […]

 
 

High school takes in-person approach

District is still working out transportation, lunch challenges   By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Although there are still a number of moving pieces to the puzzle, Waterford Union High School officials are moving forward with a plan emphasizing in-person instruction once the bell resumes ringing in a month. District Administrator Luke […]

 
 

Clean Sweep set for Saturday

Clean Sweep set for Saturday

Household waste disposal event is open to five local communities By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The City of Burlington Wastewater Treatment Facility, 2100 S. Pine St., will serve as a venue for citizens residing in five area communities to drop off hazardous waste Saturday. The event, called Clean Sweep, draws […]

 
 

A bit of sunshine in a tough year

A bit of sunshine in a tough year

Roadside sunflower attraction retains popularity amid COVID-19   By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Oak Rest Farms Sunflowers returned for another year last week and continued to spread joy among visitors who flocked the field along Pine Street in the Town of Burlington. The vibrant field, which has been an attraction […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Since 2013 when a study determined that replacing the Jefferson Street bridge was more cost effective than repairing it, City of Burlington officials have been looking for opportunities to fund the project. They received an answer recently when state transportation officials agreed to fund 80% of the estimated $2.73 […]

 
 

SPECIAL REPORT: Can beer gardens and pools coexist?

SPECIAL REPORT: Can beer gardens and pools coexist?

Hoyt Park in Tosa is a model of community-oriented family fun By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent The Burlington Community Pool Board has done everything within its power to give kids a “normal” summer. After coronavirus shutout students from classrooms, kept families bunkered at home and prevented even the most freewheeling, reckless […]

 
 

Sales tax proposal picks up steam

Sales tax proposal picks up steam

City council discusses countywide tax, revenue possibilities By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Racine County is one of just four counties in Wisconsin that have not adopted a half-cent sales tax increase. Without adoption, according to Department of Revenue estimates, Racine County is missing out on collecting up to $18 million […]

 
 
 
 
 

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