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Long overdue honor

Long overdue honor

Waterford Union High School Superintendent Lucas Francois presents an honorary diploma to World War II veteran Raymond Schaefer during a March 18 celebration at the school. Schaefer, 96, now of Franklin, set aside his ambition to graduate in 1943 while a student at Racine County School of Agriculture and Domestic […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Most Burlington residents didn’t grow up knowing what it’s like to be a member of a minority group. Alex Hanesakda did. But, as his father taught him, he put his head down and ignored people who targeted him because of his Asian background. That code of silence ended last […]

 
 

City eyes full upgrade for Maryland Ave.

City eyes full upgrade for Maryland Ave.

Council poised to OK plan for sidewalks, bike lanes, trail By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Common Council will consider awarding a bid to Wanasek Corporation, of Burlington, for the 2021 Street Improvement program with Maryland Avenue reconstruction as the primary project. Wanasek, according to Director of Public Works […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

It’ll be more than a year since local students in grades 7-12 attended Burlington Area School District classes with all their classmates when full in-person classes resume April 6. The decision to return fully – made by the School Board on a 5-2 vote Monday – comes with concerns and […]

 
 

Mayor proposes task force to address race relations

Mayor proposes task force to address race relations

Consultant would help officials identify problems, seek solutions By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty said she bristles each time she reads a newspaper story or social media post in which someone labels Burlington a racist community. “I have rejected that from the beginning,” Hefty said when […]

 
 

District’s attorney handles probe of BHS teacher

District’s attorney handles probe of BHS teacher

Officials want third party to investigate claims, ensure due process By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Burlington High School teacher Jeff Taff, already under investigation for an alleged inappropriate lesson plan, faces a new accusation and remains on non-disciplinary paid administrative leave. The accusations, according to Burlington Area School District officials, […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty acknowledges that, like most communities, Burlington has residents who may be racist, but she said the Burlington she knows is a welcoming and inclusive community with a long history of helping people of color dating back to the days of the Underground Railroad. However, Hefty […]

 
 

WUHS set for students to return full time

WUHS set for students to return full time

School shifting away from hybrid instruction on March 2 By Dave Fidlin Correspondent After hashing through a range of considerations, including the latest COVID-19 positive statistics and health guidance, Waterford Union High School officials have opted to revert back to full in-person instruction. At the cusp of the holiday season, […]

 
 

A time to heal

A time to heal

Family finds closure with cold-case homicide conviction By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Zachary Zdroik was only a youngster when he found out his mother, Juanita, was murdered and left on the side of a Village of Raymond road 21 years ago. Zdroik, now 34, admits he didn’t talk about his […]

 
 

Future of Echo Lake dam lies in city’s hands

Future of Echo Lake dam lies in city’s hands

Officials face major decision on future of dam, lake By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Echo Lake dam in Burlington has been apart of the community for nearly two centuries. Peter Riggs, the city’s Director of Public Works, said on Monday the Echo Lake dam was originally constructed of brush […]

 
 
 
 
 

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