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Smet recognized for years of service at BASD

Smet recognized for years of service at BASD

District holds open house for successor By Jason Arndt Editor Since Peter Smet retired as superintendent of the Burlington Area School District, the former leader has remained busy within the community, which recognized him for his years of service at an Aug. 29 open house in the Burlington High School […]

 
 

More charges leveled against Fettes

More charges leveled against Fettes

Attorney says allegations are based on circumstantial evidence By Jason Arndt Editor Town of Burlington Supervisor Tyson Fettes, indicted by an Illinois grand jury on additional charges last week, pleaded not guilty to original allegations he solicited prostitutes during his Aug. 29 initial appearance in Winnebago, Illinois, County Circuit Court. […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      It’s no secret the grocery business is tough for the little guys. That point was driven home again in recent days when the owners of Richter’s Marketplace announced they are closing the Burlington store. However, while many similar-size communities have just one grocery store, Burlington – even with the […]

 
 

Despite issues with handlers, city’s K9 unit is thriving

Despite issues with handlers, city’s K9 unit is thriving

Program is most effective in finding drugs, improving public relations By Jason Arndt Editor Nearly a year ago, the City of Burlington Police Department partnered K9 Zander with officer Eric Willms, who became the third handler since the program was revived in 2017. Despite the shaky start, the partnership has […]

 
 

Town scraps meeting with village

But village officials show up hoping to open dialog By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A joint meeting between the village and town of Waterford that had been in the works for two weeks was scrapped by town officials several days before it was set to occur. But village officials still stopped […]

 
 

Woman charged with beating boyfriend in wheelchair

Woman charged with beating boyfriend in wheelchair

  A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Sept. 4 for a Union Grove woman charged with beating her wheelchair-bound boyfriend. Jacy Renee Andry, 32, was charged Aug. 20 in Racine County Circuit Court with resisting an officer; and aggravated battery of a physically disabled person and disorderly conduct, both with […]

 
 

Breaking news: Richter’s Marketplace announces Burlington closure

Breaking news: Richter’s Marketplace announces Burlington closure

Twin Lakes store to stay open Richter’s Marketplace, 156 S. Pine St., Burlington, plans to close its doors after serving the community for several years. According to an announcement on its Facebook page, which did not indicate a closing date, the closure comes amid a changing industry. “The Richter family […]

 
 

City may consider vaping restrictions

City may consider vaping restrictions

State, county see increase in related lung disease By Jason Arndt Editor The City of Burlington Police Department could look into drafting an ordinance related to vaping after local and state reports have shown an increase in lung disease among minors and adults. The consideration, which is in its early […]

 
 

Taking it to whole new level

Taking it to whole new level

Local duo will attempt to complete Ironman triathlon By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Dan Bocock knows what it feels like to cross the finish line of an Ironman triathlon. He’s done it three times. Jacob Smith, on the other hand, has never experienced the antagonistic mix of exhaustion and […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Imagine facing the most grueling physical challenge of your life – peak exertion for up to 17 hours. Then imagine the same thing, but this time while pushing or pulling the weight of another person. That’s the task facing Dan Bocock, of Burlington, when he competes in the Madison […]

 
 
 
 
 

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