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Panel to study school boundaries

Panel to study school boundaries

BASD committee will lay groundwork for new grade configuration By Jason Arndt Editor While construction continues on the new Karcher Middle School, the Burlington Area School District Board of Education continues to move forward on other referendum objectives, including a new grade configuration plan. The configuration involves converting the middle […]

 
 

County agency recommends against gravel pit

County agency recommends against gravel pit

By Jason Arndt Editor A resolution passed by the Spring Prairie Town Board opposing a proposed gravel pit left the Walworth County Zoning Agency with limited options at a Feb. 20 meeting. The options, according to Director Michael P. Cotter, of the Land Use and Resource Management Department, were either […]

 
 

Bye, bye, chemo, it’s been quite the journey

Bye, bye, chemo, it’s been quite the journey

Sportswriter banks on optimism and support of family, friends As I sit here writing on Tuesday deadline at the Coffee House, I can feel the tightness of my fanny pack strap tugging on my a-little-too-bulbous belly. As I prepare to unstrap the hook, which is holding in place my chemotherapy […]

 
 

Gravel pit goes before County Zoning Agency today

Gravel pit goes before County Zoning Agency today

Walworth County has final say on proposal rejected by Town Board By Jason Arndt Editor The battle over a proposed gravel pit in the Town of Spring Prairie is not over even after the Town Board unanimously rejected the plan proposed by Asphalt Contractors Inc. at Feb. 10 meeting. Asphalt […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The gravel pit proposal in the Town of Spring Prairie didn’t end with the Town Board’s rejection last week. The matter still has life as it will be considered by the Walworth County Zoning Agency on Thursday evening. And while the county usually sides with the wishes expressed by […]

 
 

City explores changes to its popular grant program

City explores changes to its popular grant program

Proposal would eliminate nonprofits from eligibility By Jason Arndt Editor Proposed changes to the City of Burlington’s Revolving Loan Fund could make non-profit organizations ineligible to receive assistance from the program adopted by the Common Council a year ago. The Racine County Economic Development Corporation, which administers and assists the […]

 
 

Primary slated in city’s first district

Primary slated in city’s first district

Voters to narrow field of four to two for the April election By Jason Arndt Editor A total of four candidates, including one incumbent, are vying for the First District seat on the Burlington Common Council and have forced a primary election scheduled for Tuesday. The primary election is the […]

 
 

Burlington Rescue Squad receives state recognition

Burlington Rescue Squad receives state recognition

Local thank you event is slated for Sunday The State Assembly honored the Burlington Rescue Squad for its 73 years of volunteer service through a resolution passed Tuesday. The Rescue Squad, which concluded service at the end of 2019, was honored in a resolution by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      After months of debate and speculation the three members of the Spring Prairie Town Board on Monday unanimously voted against allowing a gravel pit to operate in the township. The decision came about month after the town’s Planning and Zoning Committee recommended approval of the proposal. Why the reversal? […]

 
 

Town denies proposed gravel pit

Town denies proposed gravel pit

Multiple factors cited by Spring Prairie officials By Jason Arndt Editor The Spring Prairie Town Board unanimously struck down all three proposals related to a highly controversial gravel pit before hundreds of concerned residents at Monday’s meeting. The town’s Planning and Zoning Commission previously recommended approval of the proposals on […]

 
 
 
 
 

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