The lengths some people will go to in a life of crime is often astounding to people who generally obey the law.

Such is the case of an Ohio man charged for allegedly stealing more than $37,000 in electronics from the Burlington Walmart.

The case of the shoplifters who used disguises, deception and a bolt cutter is among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press.

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Here’s a look as some of the other stories in this week’s edition:

  • A FINAL BLOW: The Walworth County Board of Supervisors needed a mere two minutes, if that, Tuesday to agree with the Zoning Agency’s decision to deny a proposed gravel pit in the Town of Spring Prairie.
  • IT’S ROMO FIELD: The Burlington Area School District Board of Education voted in favor of renaming the football field at Don Dalton Stadium in honor of 1998 BHS graduate Tony Romo in Monday’s meeting. Dalton, who died in 2017, had the venue dedicated in his honor six years ago and that will remain unchanged.
  • FIREWORKS SET: The Chocolatefest Operations Committee announced Community State Bank, Mangold Insurance, Inc. and Redmer and Sons Recycling will partner to sponsor the 2020 Chocolate Community Fireworks set for Saturday, May 23.
  • HOME SHOW: Homeowners, and even children, should have plenty of activities and workshops to attend on Saturday when the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Home and Garden Show. The expo runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Burlington High School and features about 100 vendors.
  • BASKETBALL SEASON ENDS: The regional finals marked the end of the road for the basketball teams from Burlington and Catholic Central high schools. Read about how both teams bowed out with heads held high.
  • SWEET SIGN OF SPRING: As the winter sun heats up and earth begins to wake from its icy slumber, the sweet sap of maple trees starts to flow. Check out this week’s Living feature for an in-depth look at the joys of making maple syrup.