Burlington

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      After years of study and multiple failed referendums, the Burlington Area School District broke ground last week on a new school and a new era. With the start of construction for a new Karcher Middle School, the district set in motion plans that will update and modernize facilities throughout […]

 
 

City considers grant for shopping center link

City considers grant for shopping center link

Project aims to ease safety concerns on Milwaukee Avenue By Jason Arndt Editor Fox River Plaza shoppers who look to access Kohl’s Department Store and Pick n’ Save have to leave the parking lot and travel on Milwaukee Avenue, only to return to another lot a short time later. That […]

 
 

BASD remains above state average in assessment scores

BASD remains above state average in assessment scores

By Jennifer Eisenbart Correspondent Student assessment scores for the Burlington Area School District are holding above the state average, with trends in the district also mimicking state trends, according to the presentation made Monday night at the monthly BASD School Board meeting. Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services Connie Zinnen made […]

 
 

Special election called in Town of Burlington

Special election called in Town of Burlington

Vacant board seat will remain open until April By Jason Arndt Editor A vacancy on the Burlington Town Board will remain until voters decide who will fill the seat at an April 2 special election. The special election, which coincides with the general Spring Election, comes after the Town Board […]

 
 

Rescue squad plans to disband

Rescue squad plans to disband

Too many calls, not enough volunteers; city poised to take over By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Faced with an on-going challenge to recruit an adequate number of volunteers to answer an ever-growing volume of calls, the Burlington Rescue Squad has taken the first step toward disbanding the service that […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      After 73 years of selfless community service, the Burlington Rescue Squad took steps in the past week to begin the process of disbanding the all-volunteer service. The squad succumbed to the increasing pressure of escalating call volume and fewer volunteers able to obtain the training and put in the […]

 
 

Police investigating Burlington burglary

Police investigating Burlington burglary

Officers seek information on suspects Investigators with the City of Burlington Police Department are seeking information on two suspects who burglarized US Cellular Talk of the Town early Saturday morning. Police Chief Mark Anderson said officers responded to a motion activated burglar alarm at the store, 1709 Milwaukee Ave., where […]

 
 

City mulls changes to refuse contract

City mulls changes to refuse contract

But official warns options for garbage, recycling may be limited By Jason Arndt Editor City of Burlington officials began discussions about whether to remain with John’s Disposal, or seek another contractor, for trash and recyclables collection within the municipality and could decide as early as Nov. 5. Peter Riggs, Director […]

 
 

New middle school construction set to begin

New middle school construction set to begin

School Board advances construction plans By Jennifer Eisenbart Correspondent With fall temperatures and related weather issues fast approaching, the Burlington Area School District gave its official stamp of approval to start construction on the new incarnation of Nettie Karcher Middle School Monday night. In a special meeting, the board unanimously […]

 
 

‘Two traditions; one school’

‘Two traditions; one school’

Catholic school merger has goal to honor past, improve future By Jason Arndt Editor Unifying two Catholic grade schools is often a challenging task because each of the schools has longstanding traditions. That was certainly the case in Burlington where the community’s two Catholic schools had long histories woven with […]

 
 
 
 
 

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