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Self-proclaimed mafia man charged with sexual assaults of girls

Self-proclaimed mafia man charged with sexual assaults of girls

A Town of Burlington man initially charged with having two pipe bombs at his home was further charged last week with multiple sex offenses involving four girls. Kyle E. Gustin, 37, of the 34000 block of West Chestnut Street, was charged June 18 in Racine County Circuit Court with two […]

 
 

Grateful for the gardens

Grateful for the gardens

Waterford residents rave about community plots – even if they are temporary By Chris Bennett Correspondent Mary Heebsh of Waterford can hardly wait to harvest her tomatoes. Heebsh lives in the house next to the new Waterford Community Garden, which is in a vacant lot at the corner of Main […]

 
 

Raising awareness in a small town

Raising awareness in a small town

Juneteenth celebration highlights call for more dialogue By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Juneteenth is an annual celebration commemorating freedom of all slaves in the United States and this year’s event brought increased awareness amid protests for racial justice across the country. And for the first time, the 155-year-old holiday came […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The Burlington Area School District has not officially received a widely discussed petition urging changes to help eliminate racism, but the district’s superintendent has already acknowledged officials have to make an extra effort to diversify staff and update curriculum and training. Superintendent Stephen Plank’s reaction to the petition drive […]

 
 

Tense, but peaceful

Tense, but peaceful

Counter-protesters disrupt speeches, but violence is avoided By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Organizers of Waterford’s Black Lives Matter protest acknowledged there would be opposition to their root cause of shedding light on systemic racism in society. However, with anticipated counter-protesters at Ten Club Park June 20, organizers asked fellow Black […]

 
 

Learning the basics of baseball

Learning the basics of baseball

Coach Craig Stutzman instructs his T-ball players on the finer points of fanning themselves with their hats on hot days during the first practice of the season in Burlington earlier this month. Photo by Mike Ramczyk

 
 

Petition seeks change in BASD

Petition seeks change in BASD

Coalition seeks to stem racism through education in local school district By Jason Arndt Staff Writer An online petition calling on the Burlington Area School District to address systemic racism and update its black history curriculum has drawn hundreds of signatures. According to the petition, as of Monday, 426 had […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

For a significant portion of the past two months, Racine County had the dubious distinction of having one of the highest percentages of positive COVID-19 tests in the state. Numbers in the county topped out at more than 14% during stretch ending in late May. Last week, however, the number […]

 
 

Farewell to a local legend

Farewell to a local legend

Packers super fan Frank Lamping dies just days after parade in his honor         Editor’s note: Green Bay Packers Fan Hall of Fame member Frank Lamping – arguably Union Grove’s biggest celebrity – lost his battle with prostate cancer Thursday at the age of 63. Five days earlier the […]

 
 

Protest set for Saturday in Waterford

Protest set for Saturday in Waterford

Organizer expects event to be peaceful By Chris Bennett Correspondent A peaceful, civil protest against the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis Police is scheduled to take place Saturday in Waterford. The organizer said she hopes, and expects, that the protest will remain peaceful. Casey Fredrick, a […]

 
 
 
 
 

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