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County health officials ease COVID-19 recommendations

County health officials ease COVID-19 recommendations

Face coverings, physical distancing still strongly encouraged By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Central Racine County Health Department eased some recommendations related to COVID-19 as its service area continues to experience newly confirmed cases of the disease. The recommendations, according to a June 29 announcement, cover multiple sectors from individuals […]

 
 

Self-proclaimed mafia man charged with sexual assaults of girls

Self-proclaimed mafia man charged with sexual assaults of girls

A Town of Burlington man initially charged with having two pipe bombs at his home was further charged last week with multiple sex offenses involving four girls. Kyle E. Gustin, 37, of the 34000 block of West Chestnut Street, was charged June 18 in Racine County Circuit Court with two […]

 
 

Raising awareness in a small town

Raising awareness in a small town

Juneteenth celebration highlights call for more dialogue By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Juneteenth is an annual celebration commemorating freedom of all slaves in the United States and this year’s event brought increased awareness amid protests for racial justice across the country. And for the first time, the 155-year-old holiday came […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The Burlington Area School District has not officially received a widely discussed petition urging changes to help eliminate racism, but the district’s superintendent has already acknowledged officials have to make an extra effort to diversify staff and update curriculum and training. Superintendent Stephen Plank’s reaction to the petition drive […]

 
 

Learning the basics of baseball

Learning the basics of baseball

Coach Craig Stutzman instructs his T-ball players on the finer points of fanning themselves with their hats on hot days during the first practice of the season in Burlington earlier this month. Photo by Mike Ramczyk

 
 

Petition seeks change in BASD

Petition seeks change in BASD

Coalition seeks to stem racism through education in local school district By Jason Arndt Staff Writer An online petition calling on the Burlington Area School District to address systemic racism and update its black history curriculum has drawn hundreds of signatures. According to the petition, as of Monday, 426 had […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

For a significant portion of the past two months, Racine County had the dubious distinction of having one of the highest percentages of positive COVID-19 tests in the state. Numbers in the county topped out at more than 14% during stretch ending in late May. Last week, however, the number […]

 
 

Burgers, Banhs and Brews

Burgers, Banhs and Brews

BHS grad brings Laotian cuisine to collaborative event at new brewery Saturday By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent Alex Hanesakda, a 2000 Burlington High School graduate, grew up with a passion for Southeast Asian cuisine. He fell in love with Lao and Thai food, and, he says, his cooking today definitely reflects […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      County Fairs are celebrations of all things wholesome, country and summer. And now, like so many other things, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed this annual tradition in Racine County. On Monday, the organization that runs the fair followed most other area fair organizations and decided to strike the annual […]

 
 

Aquatic Center policy favors local residents

Aquatic Center policy favors local residents

Decision is in response to reduced capacity amid COVID-19 The board that oversees the operation of the Burlington Community Aquatic Center has decided to restrict use of the facility to Burlington residents and season pass holders for the 2020 season. The Burlington Community Pool Board, which announced its decision on […]

 
 
 
 
 

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