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BASD wants to close Wainwright Avenue

BASD wants to close Wainwright Avenue

Move would create green space, pedestrian area at new middle school By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent When was the last time you drove on Wainwright Avenue, from Perkins Boulevard to Mary Street? Well, nowadays, most of you probably checked out the construction of the new Karcher Middle School, which recently added […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      For more than 30 years the Spooky City event has been a tradition in downtown Burlington. But not this year. Like so many other events, Spooky City – which features trick or treating at local merchants, hayrides and other Halloween-themed activities – will fall victim to the coronavirus. However, […]

 
 

Man claims voices told him to enter home

Man claims voices told him to enter home

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Oct. 21 for an Illinois man who claims voices told him to go to a Rochester home where he drank beverages and smoked a Cigarello before the home’s occupants confronted him. Timothy M. Jurik, 29, of Wood Dale, Ill., was charged Oct. 7 in […]

 
 

COVID-19 forces changes at high school

COVID-19 forces changes at high school

WUHS shifts to hybrid model; football games ‘postponed’ By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent Due to a high risk of community transmissions, and Waterford Union High School being identified as having an outbreak in Western Racine County, the school was forced to move to a hybrid model Monday, Oct. 12. The shift […]

 
 

Boy Scouts to host Haunted Woods Walk

Boy Scouts to host Haunted Woods Walk

  The Three Harbors Council of the Boy Scouts of America will host a Haunted Woods Walk the next two weekends at Camp OH-DA-KO-TA in Burlington. The Haunted Woods Walk is a mile-long guided tour that will take approximately 40 minutes to complete. There are stairs, hills and some uneven […]

 
 

County is catalyst for trail extension

County is catalyst for trail extension

Officials say project will be a boon for area A proposed $500,000 investment by Racine County would, if approved, provide the push needed to extend the White River Recreational Trail 11 miles to the east and further spur the development of a regional trail network dubbed the Route of the […]

 
 

Coronavirus cases continue to surge here

Coronavirus cases continue to surge here

    County surpasses 100 COVID-19 deaths as officials sound alarm By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Racine County’s surge in COVID-19 cases hasn’t stopped as Wisconsin continued to set all-time records in hospitalizations and new confirmed coronavirus cases during a recent seven-day period. County health officials, who reported more than […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Racine County reached a sad milestone this week as it recorded its 100th death due to COVID-19. Two-thirds of that number is made up of Western Racine County residents. The news comes as the area – and the state as a whole – is seeing a surge in the […]

 
 

Suspects identified in racist vandalism incidents at schools

Suspects identified in racist vandalism incidents at schools

Investigation reveals 10 students responsible By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent Racially motivated vandalism soiled Burlington Area School District grounds for a second time late last month and the Burlington Police Department has apprehended at least 10 minors involved in both incidents. On Sept. 30, nearly two weeks after the first incident […]

 
 

Acclaimed chef, area native team up to deliver pop-up food event

Acclaimed chef, area native team up to deliver pop-up food event

  By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Burlington native Alex Hanesakda, owner of Racine’s SapSap Lao cuisine, and star chef Tory Miller joined forces Oct. 3 at The Coffee House on Chestnut and Pine streets for a pop-up food event. Miller, raised in Racine, won the 2012 James Beard Award for […]

 
 
 
 
 

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