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In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The debate over whether government should accelerate efforts to reopen shuttered businesses – and who has the authority to make such decisions – rages on with few definitive answers. Take, for example, the top law enforcement officials in the three-county area. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said he, in […]

 
 

Unsolved mystery: What happened to Kerry O’Brien-Krueger?

Unsolved mystery: What happened to Kerry O’Brien-Krueger?

Family continues to search for answers after 30 years By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Kerry O’Brien-Krueger’s family has spent more than 30 years looking for answers into the Burlington woman’s disappearance. O’Brien-Krueger, 31, one of seven children, seemingly vanished without a trace Dec. 6, 1989, from her residence in the […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      It was a little more than 30 years ago that Kerry O’Brien-Krueger vanished from her Burlington home without a trace. The 31-year-old wife and mother of a 3-year-old daughter hasn’t been heard from since. Was it foul play? Did she sneak off and start a new life? Theories abound, […]

 
 

City explores its new brand proposal

City explores its new brand proposal

Current effort focuses on ‘City of Trails’ By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The City of Burlington has been known as Chocolate City since ChocolateFest started more than three decades ago. While many questions remain, the city could transform itself as a “City of Trails” under a rebranding effort that is […]

 
 

Commission endorses plan to subdivide monastery site

Commission endorses plan to subdivide monastery site

City Council could clear way for development at little-used property By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Franciscan Friars have seen dwindling numbers in recent years and face the daunting task of managing little-used properties both locally and nationwide. With an uncertain future, other Franciscan groups in the state have sold […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The sprawling grounds of the St. Francis Friary in Burlington are both beautiful and heartbreaking. Decades ago when the monastery was filled with friars, the picturesque property was meticulously maintained. The peaceful grottos and shrines scattered about the grounds served as a source of inspiration for visitors as well […]

 
 

Area’s state parks forced to close

Area’s state parks forced to close

Governor orders 40 parks to close to promote social distancing At a time when outdoor recreation is needed more than ever, 40 of Wisconsin state parks, forests and recreational areas have been ordered to close – victims of their own popularity. Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday directed the Department of […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      With scenes that would have been right at home in a science fiction movie, voters on Tuesday braved the threat of coronavirus to cast ballots processed in many cases by poll workers in full protective garb – gowns, gloves, masks and face shields. It was an election unlike any […]

 
 

City Council to go online Wednesday

City Council to go online Wednesday

Residents can monitor meeting by computer or phone By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Common Council plans to take its business online to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 Wednesday and residents can check in using online platform Zoom. According to the council agenda, residents looking to attend the meeting […]

 
 

Could it be the end of ChocolateFest as we know it?

Could it be the end of ChocolateFest as we know it?

IN MY OPINION By Chris Bennett Correspondent The dedicated volunteers who run ChocolateFest are getting a free Memorial Day weekend for the first time in years. Bil Scherrer admits he doesn’t know what he’ll do. Scherrer is the president of the volunteer board that runs the festival, and has served […]

 
 
 
 
 

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