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BASD places teacher who planned to attend Washington protest on leave

BASD places teacher who planned to attend Washington protest on leave

School district launches investigation, but had not talked to teacher as of Thursday By Jason Arndt Staff Writer A Burlington High School social studies teacher who reportedly went to Washington, D.C. to stand up for what he said was “election integrity” has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal […]

 
 

Top news stories of 2020: No. 5 – Pilot dies in plane crash

Top news stories of 2020: No. 5 – Pilot dies in plane crash

Crash was one of two in Burlington last year The late pilot of a single-engine plane that crashed in a wooded area just east of the Burlington Municipal Airport May 15 was an Air Force veteran, flight instructor and experienced pilot who began flying at age 11. David Schmutzler, 80, […]

 
 

Rice to step down as town chairman

Rice to step down as town chairman

Filing deadline for candidates extended until 5 p.m. Friday By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Ralph Rice carries the distinction of being one of, if not the longest, tenured elected official in the Town of Burlington. Rice, town chairman since 2009, has served the Town of Burlington in multiple capacities dating […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Agreeing a bustling building is better than a vacant one – even if it doesn’t exactly fit the plan for the area – the Burlington City Council approved a request to rezone a former grocery store site for use as a warehouse and distribution center. But the approval comes […]

 
 

Burlington’s top 10 news stories of 2020: The pandemic primary

Burlington’s top 10 news stories of 2020: The pandemic primary

Voting logistics in doubt right up to Election Day The April 7 election was in question right up to the eve of the election before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on a 4-2 decision the afternoon of April 6 struck down an order issued just hours earlier by Gov. Tony Evers […]

 
 

Burlington’s top 10 news stories of 2020: No. 7 ChocolateFest canceled

Burlington’s top 10 news stories of 2020: No. 7 ChocolateFest canceled

Area’s premier festival canceled due to coronavirus ChocolateFest, Burlington’s marquee festival, became a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic with organizers announcing in late March the annual event had been canceled. President Bil Scherrer, of the ChocolateFest Executive Committee, said the committee decided to cancel the event held annually since 1987 […]

 
 

Burlington’s top 10 news stories of 2020

Burlington’s top 10 news stories of 2020

The editorial staff of the Burlington Standard Press compiled and ranked the top 15 news stories of 2020. The complete list appears in the Dec. 31 edition of the newspaper. The top 10 stories, presented in descending order, will appear on this site: 8. Gravel pit defeated in Spring Prairie […]

 
 

Burlington’s top 10 news stories of 2020

Burlington’s top 10 news stories of 2020

The editorial staff of the Burlington Standard Press compiled and ranked the top 15 news stories of 2020. The complete list appears in the Dec. 31 edition of the newspaper. The top 10 stories, presented in descending order, will appear here: 9. A safe season at the Aquatic Center The […]

 
 

Burlington’s top 10 news stories of 2020

Burlington’s top 10 news stories of 2020

The editorial staff of the Burlington Standard Press compiled and ranked the top 15 news stories of 2020. The complete list appears in the Dec. 31 edition of the newspaper. The top 10 stories, presented in descending order, will appear here: 10. Spooky City and Christmas parade canceled Two of […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      So long, 2020, you’ve left an indelible mark on local history, and for that you’ll long be remembered. But you won’t be missed. You’ve been host for 365 days to a level of stress and strife that is unprecedented in the lives of most people who call the Burlington […]

 
 
 
 
 

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