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In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      We know there won’t be a ChocolateFest this year – it has been canceled by the coronavirus scourge. But what we don’t know is whether there’ll ever be another ChocolateFest at all. That’s not to say the Burlington area will be left without a marquee Memorial Day weekend festival. […]

 
 

Village offers drive-up absentee voting

Village offers drive-up absentee voting

Service offered to help avoid crowds on Election Day By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief With the April 7 election fast approaching and no indication from state officials the election will be postponed, local officials and their counterparts throughout the state continue to push residents to vote by absentee ballot. […]

 
 

How to turn a loss into a win

How to turn a loss into a win

ChocolateFest leader urges people to donate directly to groups that will be hurt by the loss of 2020 event The president of the volunteer ChocolateFest board is urging area residents to make donations directly to the organizations that will be hit hardest by the loss of the festival due to […]

 
 

ChocolateFest becomes a victim of coronavirus

ChocolateFest becomes a victim of coronavirus

Memorial Day weekend festival canceled for 2020 ChocolateFest, Burlington’s marquee festival, has been added to the mounting list of events postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, ChocolateFest President Bil Scherrer announced the 34th annual festival – slated for Memorial Day weekend – had been “postponed” on […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The spread of the coronavirus and its impact on everyday life continue to dominate the news and that’s the case on nearly every page of this week’s edition. From government orders to stay “Safer at Home,” to how we’re coping, worshiping and helping others are all included in this […]

 
 

Central Racine Co. Health Dept. urgently seeks donations

Central Racine Co. Health Dept. urgently seeks donations

The Central Racine County Health Department announced long-term healthcare facilities are critically low on personal protective equipment and have asked for donations to fulfill its needs. “At this time we are accepting homemade fabric masks,” the CRCHD states on its Facebook page. Personal protective equipment includes N95 respirators, disposable gowns, […]

 
 

Love, Inc. closes store, donation centers temporarily

Love, Inc. closes store, donation centers temporarily

Food pantry and services still available Southern Lakes Area Love, Inc. temporarily closed its stores and donations centers in both Burlington and Waterford in response to growing COVID-19 pandemic. But the nonprofit group plans to continue offering its food pantry and services, according to the organization’s website. “Right now we’re […]

 
 

Kohl’s stores to temporarily close Thursday

Kohl’s stores to temporarily close Thursday

National retailer Kohl’s plans to temporarily close its doors, effective 7 p.m. Thursday, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The temporary closure runs through at least April 1 and employees will be financially supported for two weeks. “To demonstrate our support of the efforts underway to contain the spread of […]

 
 

Sheriff: Some calls will be handled by phone

Sheriff: Some calls will be handled by phone

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office announced new procedures, including responding to some calls by phone, to help stem the spread of coronavirus. The new procedures, according to a news release, looks to ensure the safety of both deputies as well as community members along with businesses. “The Sheriff’s Office will […]

 
 

State of Emergency declared in City of Burlington

State of Emergency declared in City of Burlington

Temporary changes to city services announced The City of Burlington announced a state of emergency Thursday amid the COVID-19 outbreak. The declaration of emergency called by Mayor Jeannie Hefty follows similar declarations made by Gov. Tony Evers and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave According to a news release, the City […]

 
 
 
 
 

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