Church’s cantata helps herald Christmas’s arrival

Plymouth Congregational Church choir director Diane Olson leads the Christmas Cantata during a past production of the event. The church will offer up its 2011 version Sunday at 10 a.m.

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Cantata – a composition for one or more voices usually comprising solos, duets, recitatives, and choruses and sung to an instrumental accompaniment. A Christmas Cantata – a service of lessons and carols set to music provided by an orchestra, this Sunday at 10 a.m. at […]


Partners2 prepares for funding shift

Director hopes community steps up to fill the gap By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s no secret that federal and state funding for education – and educational programs – is becoming scarce. That is the reason Christina Weigler, who heads the Partners2 program at Burlington High School, is starting to […]


Bagging a big one

Bagging a big one

Trap shooting team wins $10,000 endowment By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s been an impressive year for the Burlington High School Trapshooting team. And the team is starting to get recognized – both locally and nationally. After winning the Scholastic Clay Target Program (SCTP) High School national title in July, […]


Pump problem delays use of radium filters

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The city’s use of its new radium removal equipment will be delayed until after the start of the new year. According to Department of Public Works Director Connie Wilson, a pump failed at City Well No. 10, and repairs need to be completed before the […]


City budget sails to approval

Officials predict little or no tax increase By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With very little discussion, albeit one no vote, the City of Burlington Common Council approved its 2012 budget Tuesday night. The vote passed 6-1, with Alderman Katie Simenson casting the lone no vote. The tax levy mill rate […]


The trouble with crosswalks

West State Street problems launch another spirited discussion as solutions are sought By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s back to the drawing board for the City of Burlington Common Council as it tries to deal with a potentially dangerous situation involving crosswalks on West State Street. This time, after about […]


Dunham’s opens on Friday

Work crews install the lettering Tuesday on the main sign outside the new Dunham's store in Burlington's Fox River Plaza. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Store is tailored to local market, CEO says By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The parent company of Dunham’s sporting goods has confirmed that it’s new store in Burlington’s Fox River Plaza Shopping Center will open Dec. 16. The announcement was made Monday, Dec. 12, by Jeff Lynn, chairman and CEO […]


A firefighter to the core

Town of Burlington Fire Chief Craig Ebert is retiring at the end of the year after close to 50 years serving his community. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Ebert to retire, but his legacy at TOBFD will endure By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Somewhere around Fire Station No. 3 of the Town of Burlington Fire Department, there is an official printed definition of a firefighter. Town of Burlington Fire Chief Craig Ebert has his own definition, though. “It’s […]


Two School Board seats on spring ballot

Budget controversy may spur interest in race Voters and potential candidates are now able to see whether controversy this fall generated by the Burlington Area School District’s budget process will result in contested elections this spring. Two seats on the School Board, those currently held by John Anderson and Susan […]


City tax bills nearly ready for residents

City tax bills nearly ready for residents

Common Council set to approve budget Tuesday By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer According to City Treasurer Steve DeQuaker, property tax bills are expected to be mailed out sometime in the middle of December. DeQuaker said Tuesday that he is still waiting on one of the county numbers before the amounts […]


Local news on Twitter

Local sports on Twitter