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Fettes resigns as Burlington Town Supervisor

Fettes resigns as Burlington Town Supervisor

Former public official allegedly involved in Rockford prostitution crackdown By Jason Arndt Editor Tyson Fettes, who continues to fight allegations he solicited prostitutes in Illinois, resigned as Burlington Town Supervisor shortly before Thursday’s Town Board meeting. Fettes, 33, the former Racine County Register of Deeds, wrote in a letter addressed […]

 
 

Burlington Rescue Squad to get new leader

Burlington Rescue Squad to get new leader

Koenen will assume chief role in October By Jason Arndt Editor Burlington EMS Chief Brian Zweibel has served the Burlington Rescue Squad for more than 33 years. But, that will soon change Oct. 1, when Zweibel officially retires from the department with Jeffrey Koenen filling the rest of Zweibel’s term […]

 
 

Local brothers accused of leading massive drug operation

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department uncovered massive counterfeit THC vaping cartridge scheme in Bristol (Photo Courtesy of Kenosha County Sheriff's Department).

Officials looking for possible links to THC vaping injuries By Jason Arndt Editor Authorities said courageous parents from Waukesha helped uncover a massive counterfeit THC vaping cartridge manufacturing operation in Kenosha County and resulted in the arrest of two Paddock Lake men. The two men, Tyler Huffhines, 20, and Jacob […]

 
 

Fire in the sky (and on the water)

Fire in the sky (and on the water)

The sunset over Burlington’s Echo Lake on Sept. 6 was nothing short of spectacular. The fiery orange sky was reflected in the still water, creating a “visual echo” on the appropriately named lake. The scene prompted a U-turn and impromptu photoshoot employing a Google Pixel 3a phone camera with night […]

 
 

Looking super on Super Saturday

Looking super on Super Saturday

Noah Serdynski poses for a picture in a Union Grove/Yorkville fire truck during Union Grove’s Super Saturday event on Sept. 7. The event, which is billed as a day of family and community fun, featured vendors, entertainment, activities, food and a street dance with live music. See the Sept. 13 […]

 
 

School district projects tax increase

But final figures won’t be available until late October By Jason Arndt Editor Electors in the Burlington Area School District adopted a tentative $22.5 million tax levy with a projected tax rate of $9.49 per $1,000 of equalized property value at Monday’s annual meeting. While both figures are an increase […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Burlington Area School District taxpayers got a big break on their tax bills a year ago, but they won’t be so lucky this year. The school district is projecting a 49-cent hike in the tax rate per $1,000 of equalized property value to support this year’s school budget. The […]

 
 

Sheriff investigating Rochester burglaries

Sheriff investigating Rochester burglaries

Deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office responded to “numerous” reports of burglaries early Tuesday morning in the Village of Rochester. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the burglars entered unlocked vehicles and then used wireless garage door openers inside the vehicles to gain access to the homes. Two of the […]

 
 

Man allegedly stole saw from work truck

Man allegedly stole saw from work truck

       A Racine man charged with stealing a saw from a contractor’s truck at Walmart in Burlington pleaded not guilty to the accusation at a court proceeding on Sept. 5.       Elijah Matthew Campbell, 34, was charged Aug. 23 in Racine County Circuit Court with misdemeanor theft and felony […]

 
 

Restored to glory

Restored to glory

Students take ’46 Farmall from beleaguered to brilliant By Maureen Vander Sanden correspondent Students in the Waterford FFA are cultivating skills beyond the classroom and cornfields, with the local organization’s most recent tractor restoration project. FFA Chapter President Kevin Ehrhart has led his peers though six months of tinkering and […]

 
 
 
 
 

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