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Getting the Led out

Getting the Led out

Guitarist Frank Livingston of the Led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir performs Jimmy Page’s signature bow solo as he walks out into the crowd Aug. 27 at Waterford’s Village Hall Park. It was the final concert of the season for the annual River Rhythms series, which persevered this summer amid the […]

 
 

City consolidates polling places

City consolidates polling places

Veteran’s Terrace to serve as lone venue on Nov. 3 By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Voters in the City of Burlington will have Veterans Terrace as the only place to cast ballots in the Nov. 3 Presidential Election, and perhaps indefinitely, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Common Council, on […]

 
 

Local residents, school come to aid of Kenosha

Local residents, school come to aid of Kenosha

Efforts intended to help heal city torn by violence By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Burlington native Melanie Mikula woke up to a heartbreaking scene Aug. 25 in the City of Kenosha. The city, under a national microscope since an officer-involved shooting Aug. 23, saw small businesses damaged and buildings destroyed […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      As the events of the past week in Kenosha have dominated local and national news, Western Racine County residents were drawn to city to the east for a variety reasons. Some went to help – assisting business owners with cleanup or painting murals on boarded-up windows. Others went join […]

 
 

School District reports two COVID-19 cases among staff

School District reports two COVID-19 cases among staff

Officials say positive cases were likely despite precautions A situation district officials said was inevitable has come to pass as two staff members in the Burlington Area School District have tested positive for COVID-19, officials confirmed Friday. Those two cases – one each at Burlington High School and Karcher Middle […]

 
 

Still hoping for a Super Saturday

Still hoping for a Super Saturday

Organizers take steps to encourage safety at this weekend’s annual event Acknowledging the concerns of hosting an event during the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of Union Grove’s Super Saturday said they are putting precautions in place to protect visitors while at the same time preserving an annual village tradition. The 2020 […]

 
 

Not during a pandemic

Village turns down Kiwanis’ temporary alcohol license due to COVID-19 concerns By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A venerable organization’s request to serve alcohol at an upcoming event was voted down by Union Grove decision-makers to maintain a hands-off approach to mass gatherings amid COVID-19. The Village Board on Aug. 17 was […]

 
 

High school goes with hybrid model

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Format will put half of students in classrooms each day By Dave Fidlin Correspondent In a deliberately last-minute decision, Waterford Union High School officials this week solidified a hybrid plan for fall instruction that will be revisited in mid-September. The School Board voted unanimously in favor of an instructional model […]

 
 

Alleged drunken driver crashed through gate at nudist camp

Alleged drunken driver crashed through gate at nudist camp

A Burlington man is charged with his third drunken driving offense after allegedly careening through a residential yard and later crashing through a gate and into the woods at a clothing-optional campground in the Town of Burlington on Monday. Bryant Doll, 33, is charged in Racine County Circuit Court with […]

 
 

Kenosha events spur concerns here

Kenosha events spur concerns here

East end shooting, rioting seed fear west of Interstate 94 By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Interstate 94 has long been a dividing line between east and west in Kenosha and Racine counties. But for many living on the west end, the busiest stretch of highway in the state is not […]

 
 
 
 
 

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