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City explores changes to its popular grant program

City explores changes to its popular grant program

Proposal would eliminate nonprofits from eligibility By Jason Arndt Editor Proposed changes to the City of Burlington’s Revolving Loan Fund could make non-profit organizations ineligible to receive assistance from the program adopted by the Common Council a year ago. The Racine County Economic Development Corporation, which administers and assists the […]

 
 

Planners eye sidewalk safety upgrades

Union Grove seeks improvements near elementary school By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A pair of technical documents linked to public improvement projects went under the microscope recently in Union Grove and have advanced. Members of the village Plan Commission on Feb. 3 gave favorable recommendations to the resolutions, which pertain to […]

 
 

Primary slated in city’s first district

Primary slated in city’s first district

Voters to narrow field of four to two for the April election By Jason Arndt Editor A total of four candidates, including one incumbent, are vying for the First District seat on the Burlington Common Council and have forced a primary election scheduled for Tuesday. The primary election is the […]

 
 

Man charged with taking truck, ramming vehicle

Man charged with taking truck, ramming vehicle

He allegedly targeted two vehicles with keys left inside A Waterford man is charged with vehicle theft after allegedly taking a pickup truck and then deliberately driving it into another vehicle that had parked in front of him in an attempt to prevent him from leaving. Christopher T. Anstedt, 29, […]

 
 

Burlington Rescue Squad receives state recognition

Burlington Rescue Squad receives state recognition

Local thank you event is slated for Sunday The State Assembly honored the Burlington Rescue Squad for its 73 years of volunteer service through a resolution passed Tuesday. The Rescue Squad, which concluded service at the end of 2019, was honored in a resolution by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      After months of debate and speculation the three members of the Spring Prairie Town Board on Monday unanimously voted against allowing a gravel pit to operate in the township. The decision came about month after the town’s Planning and Zoning Committee recommended approval of the proposal. Why the reversal? […]

 
 

Area poised for coldest blast of the season

Area poised for coldest blast of the season

  Arctic blast to settle in on Thursday in area In the wake of a disruptive winter storm expected to track across portions of the Plains and Midwest, a powerful Arctic front will surge southward from Canada, ushering in the coldest air of the season for many in the area, […]

 
 

Town denies proposed gravel pit

Town denies proposed gravel pit

Multiple factors cited by Spring Prairie officials By Jason Arndt Editor The Spring Prairie Town Board unanimously struck down all three proposals related to a highly controversial gravel pit before hundreds of concerned residents at Monday’s meeting. The town’s Planning and Zoning Commission previously recommended approval of the proposals on […]

 
 

Community invited to honor Rescue Squad volunteers

Community invited to honor Rescue Squad volunteers

Event scheduled for Feb. 16 at Veterans Terrace A community event honoring the volunteers of the former Burlington Rescue Squad is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 16, at Veterans Terrace, 589 Milwaukee Avenue. The public is invited to attend. Doors open at 2 p.m. and a formal program is slated for […]

 
 

End of an era in groceries

End of an era in groceries

Sale of Richter’s Twin Lakes store to Illinois chain should be done by end of February Richter’s Marketplace of Twin Lakes officially will become part of Berkot’s Super Foods, a privately held grocery retail chain based in Joliet, Illinois, when the sale gets done at the end of February. According […]

 
 
 
 
 

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