Developing a crush

Orange Crush lead singer Micah Gebel (left) and bass player Kasey Cragg perform as part of the rock band’s act at a recent Burlington High School basketball game. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

New pep band creates a fusion of staff, students By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff Writer This ain’t your grandfather’s pep band. There are no traditional stadium anthems, no bleacher-packed rows of students and no standby favorites like Rocky Top. What is there? Rock and roll music – all the way from […]


Commission OKs map for auto parts store site

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer What used to be the City of Burlington Department of Public Works building is gone, torn down in the waning days of 2011. An auto parts store is slated for the now-vacant land, and steps toward making that happen took place Tuesday night at the […]


City police officer cited after domestic dispute

City police officer cited after domestic dispute

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A City of Burlington police officer is facing a criminal citation after what appears to have been a domestic incident shortly after Christmas. Andrew Brierly was charged with disorderly conduct – a Class B misdemeanor – in Walworth County Circuit court Tuesday. Brierly has been […]


A ministry built on real-life experience

A ministry built on real-life experience

Retiring Williams offered personal insight for those facing life’s challenges By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer For 38 years, Larry Williams has heard the call of God. “It might even go back a little bit further than that,” Larry explained, taking the occasion of his retirement as chaplain at Aurora Memorial […]


Lucky Star closes for renovations

Restaurant to add full bar, new booths and televisions By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Almost five months after winning a battle for the City of Burlington’s available liquor license, a local restaurant will close this weekend to remodel. Lucky Star will close Sunday at 3 p.m. Co-owner Jesse Aguirre expects […]


Get ready to B*Jazzled

Burlington High School B*Jazzled members Peyton Hepner (from left), Sammi Robers, Allie Daniels and Madison Gruman perform during practice Monday evening. The show choir is preparing to host its second Chocolate City Showcase on Jan. 21. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

BHS gears up for its second show choir showcase By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A year ago, the Burlington High School B*Jazzled show choir – and an innumerable amount of support staff – hit the ground running for the first annual Chocolate City Showcase. And throughout the day-long show choir […]


Primary pecking order set

Ballot established for Feb. 21 BASD election By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer After confirming six official candidates for two open spots on the Burlington Area School District Board of Education Monday night, the official order was set for a primary election on Feb. 21. According to BASD officials, state law […]


Hallmark store closes abruptly

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Employees at Barbara’s Hallmark in Burlington got a Happy New Year’s greeting Jan. 2 that was anything but happy. The owner of the store, Barbara Kaster, announced to her employees that the store was closed, effectively immediately. One of those employees, who declined to be […]


Love Inc. to expand as adjacent stores move

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Independent social service agency Love Inc. is planning to expand its facility on South Pine Street as two existing businesses move out of an adjacent building. Bob’s Pedal Pusher and Stan’s Glass will vacate the building soon. Love Inc. Executive Director Bill Schoessling said the […]


Candidates step up in city races; town incumbents unchallenged

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer While most election filings for both the City and Town of Burlington were routine this week, two seats on the City of Burlington Common Council will be contested. Aldermen Jim Prailes and Jeff Fischer announced last week that they would not seek re-election, and there […]


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