Wisconsin is home to some of the coolest products of all time – from Harley Davidson motorcycles to the original light (make that, Lite) beer.

So could the specialty vehicles made by LDV in Burlington earn that lofty status?

The local maker of custom vehicles, such as mobile police command centers, bloodmobiles and bookmobiles, is in the final four of a statewide contest to have their product named “The Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin.”

Find out how LDV advanced in the contest and how you can vote to put the company over the top in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press.

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The story on LDV is among the front-page articles in this week’s Standard Press. Here’s a look at some of the other stories:

  • GRAVEL PIT ISSUE LINGERS: A proposed gravel pit in the Town of Spring Prairie remains a lingering issue as Asphalt Contractors, Inc. President Robert Kordus continues to update plans. The town’s chairman anticipates the matter coming up for consideration on Oct. 24.
  • MOTHER IN VAPE CASE CHARGED: Prosecutors believe Courtney Huffhines was a willing participant in her sons’ massive THC vaping cartridge manufacturing operation and leveled six felony charges against her on Tuesday. The charges allege she allowed employees to make the illegal cartridges in the back of her real estate office in Union Grove.
  • COURT NEWS: A Waukesha man who claimed he had been awake for two days before allegedly causing a two-vehicle crash on Highway 83 in the Town of Waterford is charged with operating while intoxicated causing injury. When police attempted to interview him in the hospital he wouldn’t wake up.
  • NEVERMORE: Haylofters’ director Megan Schroeder calls this year’s fall show at the Malt House one of the hardest she’s ever done. “It is the most difficult script I’ve ever done,” explained Schroeder, who is at the helm of “Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe,” a musical about horror writer and poet.
  • WHO’S GOING TO WIN? Check out sportswriter Mike Ramczyk’s column this week as he picks the winners of the key prep football games in the area.