Firefighters ready for July 4 blast

Fireworks display launches from festival grounds City of Burlington firefighters are gearing up for their annual July 4 celebration in Echo Park. The event – featuring food, drink and live music from Chasin’ Mason – runs from 2 to 10:30 p.m. in Echo Park. The highlight of the evening will […]


Does merit pay work?

There’s no current evidence, Smet says, as debate on issue rages here By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer More than a week since the June 18 Burlington Area School District Curriculum Committee meeting, opinions seem to remain heavily divided on whether School Board member Philip Ketterhagen had a point when he […]


Intentional grounding

Burlington High School graduate and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (center) talks with former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater football coach Bob Berezowitz (left) and BHS baseball coach Scott Staude at Romo’s annual youth football camp June 25. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

New husband, father Romo plants roots in faith and family By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer As a new daddy, Tony Romo’s most significant victory in the last few weeks wasn’t on the football field, but at home. “We just got him sleeping through the night a little bit, so it’s […]


When it rains, it stores

Members of various Girl Scout troops from around the area work to plant a rain garden at Echo Lake Park July 18.

Girl Scout rain garden serves dual purpose By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer When the idea of creating a rain garden was first raised to the City of Burlington Common Council, it seemed to have little attention paid to it, beyond the question of where to put it. Now, though, more […]


Water quality is again an issue at Bohners Lake beach

Water quality problems continued to plague the public beach at Bohners Lake in the Town of Burlington Tuesday. According to a news release from the Western Racine County Health Department, the water at the beach was posted “poor” because at its current bacterial level the water could cause illness. Signs […]


Burning ban in effect for City, Town of Burlington

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A burning ban has gone into effect for the Town of Burlington, with all burning except grilling not allowed. “According to the DNR website, which is kind of where we go off of, we’re in a very high danger,” said Town of Burlington Fire Chief […]


Suited for service

Cassandra Suhling, who has been named Outstanding Senior at Catholic Central High School by the staff of the Standard Press, reflects on a future that includes plans to become a speech pathologist for the Milwaukee Public Schools. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Suhling plans to use her talents in home state   By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Like most students at Catholic Central High School, Casandra Suhling had college in her future as she started her senior year. The question was: would she get the financial aid to go to where she […]


Tough talk, more time

Owner gets another extension to work on Teut Rd. home By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer How serious was Town of Burlington Supervisor Jeff Lang June 14? Well, after years of working being delayed on the property at 246 S. Teut Road, he was completely serious in his suggestion that if […]


BASD tensions are part of the process

BASD tensions are part of the process

  Incoming Superintendent Smet says Democracy isn’t always easy By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The old proverb, “May you live in interesting times,” has been offered as both a blessing and a curse. Incoming Burlington Area School District Superintendent Peter Smet tends to look at the blessing side of the […]


Fire fails to consume residents’ spirit

Fire fails to consume residents’ spirit

Mementos from charred rubble help them move on   By Ed Nadolski Editor in chief Sharon Klein, who lost her husband to cancer a year-and-a-half ago, said through tears Tuesday that she felt she lost him all over again after a fire ravaged the duplex that she, her two sons […]


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