Burlington

St. Charles to celebrate its 60th fall festival

St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Burlington, will celebrate its 60th annual fall festival on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21 and 22, at 449 Conkey St. The festivities begin on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. with a pig roast dinner sponsored by Wilson Farm Meats at the cost of $8 per person. Dinner […]

 
 

Brewing with a family foundation

Brewing with a family foundation

Sullivans return home with grand plans By Jason Arndt Editor Brewmaster Tim Sullivan has a dream to open his own brewery in downtown Burlington. Now that dream is starting to come together as the Burlington native returned home with his wife, Claire, and 3-month-old son, Flynn, within the last month […]

 
 

Burlington ranks among safest cities in state

Burlington ranks among safest cities in state

Mayor credits police, schools for achieving top-10 rank By Jason Arndt Editor The City of Burlington ranks among the top 10 safest cities in Wisconsin after scoring a favorable safety index. According to online database, backgroundchecks.org, the city’s 0.58 safety index was the eighth best of 81 cities surveyed. Officials […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      It has been nearly 25 years since Burlington had a brewery and that drought is expected to end next year when Tim Sullivan opens a planned craft brewery and taproom in the city’s downtown. Sullivan, a formally educated brewmaster, has the financial backing of his family as he prepares […]

 
 

Burlington duo earns state leadership posts

Burlington duo earns state leadership posts

They will help set agenda for Job’s Daughters this year By Jason Arndt Editor When Sarah Korducki and Ashton Campbell were younger, they often followed their older sisters around at Job’s Daughters events in the Burlington area. A decade later, the Burlington duo emerged as statewide youth leaders, with Korducki […]

 
 

Richter’s in midst of inventory liquidation

Richter’s in midst of inventory liquidation

Hours reduced, general discount offered at Burlington store By Jason Arndt Editor Richter’s Marketplace in Burlington began liquidating its inventory and reduced store hours last week, according to the family owners. The store liquidation comes less than two weeks after the owners announced closure of the Burlington store after serving […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 
 
 
 

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