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Burlington, wrestling community mourns loss of Josh Bird

Burlington, wrestling community mourns loss of Josh Bird

The Burlington community as well as the state wrestling industry lost a friend, family member, competitor and two-time WIAA Division 1 state champion Friday in a Town of Mukwonago crash. Josh Bird, a 2016 BHS graduate, was best described as a loving and thoughtful person on the school program’s Twitter […]

 
 

Section of Burlington Bypass to close Tuesday

Section of Burlington Bypass to close Tuesday

Repaving project will last until mid-August Work to replace pavement on the Highway 11 Burlington Bypass is slated to begin Tuesday, May 26. The project area will extend from the Highway 36 interchange on Burlington’s southwest side to the Highway 83 interchange on the city’s east side, according to the […]

 
 

Spirit Week – virtually

Spirit Week – virtually

Oliver Keen relaxes in a sea of stuffed animals when Union Grove Elementary School celebrated an online Spirit Week earlier this month. The event was meant to recognize the efforts of teachers and staff members as well as students and parents during this period of virtual learning due to coronavirus. […]

 
 

Helping to solve the local restaurant crisis

Helping to solve the local restaurant crisis

City poised to close street to accommodate outdoor dining By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Richard Lynch, of Burlington, calls the COVID-19 pandemic a catastrophic event for the restaurant and tavern industry. Lynch said the pandemic is unlike anything he has seen in his decades of experience as an industry executive. […]

 
 

Union Grove prepares for reopening

Union Grove prepares for reopening

Officials outline COVID-19 protocol at municipal center By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Union Grove officials have begun outlining efforts to slowly emerge from coronavirus restrictions with in-person government meetings and a reopening of the municipal building. To strike a balance of maintaining social distancing and conducting municipal-related business in person, the […]

 
 

WUHS plans in-person graduation ceremony

WUHS plans in-person graduation ceremony

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent There will be calls for social distancing, good hygiene and all of the other precautions that have become commonplace in the era of COVID-19. But plans are in motion for Waterford Union High School to hold an in-person Class of 2020 graduation ceremony at 2 p.m. […]

 
 

Plaza Theater to host Pop-Up Movies for a safe cinema fix

Plaza Theater to host Pop-Up Movies for a safe cinema fix

  With the coronavirus pandemic still preventing full-scale cinema openings, Burlington’s Plaza Theater is planning to deliver movies outdoor style. Pop-Up Movies, a series of classic and newer movie titles, will begin this Saturday night on a two-story, inflatable movie screen erected across the street from the Milwaukee Avenue theater […]

 
 

What happened?

What happened?

Investigators search for clues in crash that killed veteran pilot By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief The late pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed in a wooded area just east of the Burlington Municipal Airport Friday evening was an Air Force veteran, flight instructor and experienced pilot who began […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      David Schmutzler had been a pilot since he was 11 years old. Flying was in his blood, his wife said. On May 15, Schmutzler’s single-engine airplane crashed in a wooded area short of the runway at the Burlington Municipal Airport. He died a day later, at the age of […]

 
 

Her view from the frontline

Her view from the frontline

Traveling nurse from area helps tackle COVID-19 By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Paige Wightman’s eyes have seen realities of COVID-19 and the toll the virus takes on patients while working as a traveling registered nurse. Wightman, a 2009 Burlington High School graduate, has spent nearly two months in a COVID-19 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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