Brittle bones can’t break family bonds

Students, teachers, staff and guests of Karcher Middle School release yellow balloons last week to publicize the battle against OI – Osteogenesis Imperfecta – or brittle bone disease. The release was done in part to honor Eve Dahl, who is 4 years old and fighting the disorder. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Under intense scrutiny of baseless abuse probe, Dahl family comes through for ailing daughter By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer                   When 4-year-old Eve Dahl arrived at Karcher Middle School Friday morning, she was all decked out in pink – right down to the pink cast on her left foot.                   […]


A rendezvous in Paris

Members of the committee that helped put the plans in place for Burlington High School’s Junior Prom include (front, from left) Rosie Uhen, Anna Vogt, Lauren Otter, Caitlin Yonash, Brittany Merten, Serena Wanasek, Riley Hornickle, (back row) Jaco Reetz, Ryan Kolczaski, Zach Gesteland, Adam Hoendervoogt and Amanda Nelson. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

BHS junior prom is Saturday Burlington High School students will step out in formal attire Saturday to the theme “Meet Me in Paris” during their annual junior prom. The event includes a grand march in the BHS gymnasium beginning at 4:50 p.m., followed by a dinner and dance at Veterans […]


Final layoffs still pending

14 teachers have requested hearings on their status   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As the state-mandated date for final layoff notices for public school teachers approaches, the Burlington Area School District is in the final stages of determining which teachers will be laid off. Due to a new process, […]


Liberal group’s film showing spurs talk of theater boycott

Theater owner says he’s unfairly caught in the middle of political spat   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Want to rent the Plaza Theater in Burlington? That’s fine, regardless of your political leanings, as long as you agree to pay the rental fee. Plaza Theater owner Shad Branen said Monday […]


No good deed goes unpunished

Woman charged for allegedly punching, spitting at rescuers   Sometimes, it just doesn’t pay to be a hero. Responders to an emergency situation in the City of Burlington Sunday were threatened, had punches and ice packs thrown at them and were spit on in responding to the 400 block of […]


District makes environmental policy official

  By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Thanks to a new state law, the Burlington Area School District is making an official version of its indoor environmental policies. At Monday night’s buildings and grounds committee meeting, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor Gary Olsen presented an IEQ – Indoor Environmental Quality – management […]


BASD begins to peel back budget layers

BASD begins to peel back budget layers

Dwindling revenue streams are discussed at first of three budget presentations to School Board   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With two new board members who ran on platforms of change to the status quo sworn in Monday night, the Burlington Area School District Board of Education launched right into […]


Hospital’s long-term future in Burlington remains a mystery

Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington remains a key piece in the health care provider's plans for the area. Aurora announced Friday that it will continue to upgrade the hospital in addition to building a new surgery center and clinic on the outskirts of Burlington. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

Plans for new regional medical center remain on the shelf, administrator says By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief With news that Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington ranks among the best in the country for quality of care, many local residents might reply, “That’s nice, but how long will it be […]


Local hospital ranks among best in nation

Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington cardiac catheterization laboratory staff members (from left) technician Tina Johs, nurse Teresa McDaniel and nurse Lisa Wagner demonstrate an ultrasound scan on blood vessels in the neck of nurse LeeAnn Priest Tuesday. Hospital President Vicki Lewis calls the recently renovated $2.15 million lab “The envy of other hospitals in the (Aurora) system.” The hospital was recently named a top performer for providing quality care in two separate national studies. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)

  Two separate studies give high marks to Aurora Memorial   By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Aurora Memorial Hospital of Burlington is among the top performing hospitals nationwide for quality care as determined recently by two separate studies. The hospital was recognized in 2011 as a Top Performer of […]


Struggling over what to do with strays?

  Lack of humane shelter puts city and town in a quandary By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer City of Burlington Mayor Bob Miller has heard the horror stories, he says, of out-of-control animal control – places where stray animals are kept for seven days with little effort to place the […]


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