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City sends urgent plea for poll workers

City sends urgent plea for poll workers

Coronavirus prompts many to step away while absentee ballots surge By Jason Arndt Staff Writer City of Burlington officials are calling for help from residents willing to serve as poll workers for the Aug. 11 and Nov. 3 elections to replace workers unable to perform the duties because of age […]

 
 

Walworth fair canceled as COVID threat rises

Walworth fair canceled as COVID threat rises

Officials plan to host youth competitions, animal sale   Walworth County, one of few holdouts in the state still planning to host a fair this summer, announced on Thursday it will bow out as the threat of COVID-19 grows. The Walworth County Agricultural Society board voted Wednesday to cancel the […]

 
 

WIAA to proceed with fall sports

WIAA to proceed with fall sports

The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Board of Control on Thursday voted 8-3 in favor of a plan that allows high school sports to proceed this fall. Here are the details of the decision released on Twitter late Thursday morning by the WIAA: • Practice for lower risk fall sports– cross […]

 
 

Busy section of Milwaukee Avenue to close next week

Busy section of Milwaukee Avenue to close next week

Council approves repairs to section at downtown railroad crossing By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Milwaukee Avenue corridor near the Canadian National Railway crossing in downtown Burlington will undergo pavement repairs and cause a short-term closure next week. The pavement repairs were approved at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting and consist […]

 
 

Fall prep sports now look iffy

Fall prep sports now look iffy

WIAA meets Thursday to discuss changes as local officials wait By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent The first domino fell Tuesday morning. “After much discussion with area school districts and following recommendations by state and federal health officials, it has been decided there will be no fall sports for the 2020,” according […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      While it wasn’t especially difficult to see this challenge looming in the road ahead, it is nonetheless an impending reality for local officials who oversee elections. The City of Burlington this week put out a plea for poll workers for the upcoming elections in August and November. Many of […]

 
 

Catholic Central plans in-person return

Catholic Central plans in-person return

Goal of five-day, eight-hour normal schedule has yet to be approved By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent Officials at Catholic Central High School in Burlington are planning a return to in-person learning this fall, which will include five days a week, eight hours a day with safety precautions. The school’s fourth-year Principal […]

 
 

MARY JACOLYN LANGE

MARY JACOLYN LANGE

      Mary J. Lange passed away at her Eagle River home on July 12, 2020. Mary was born March 3, 1932, to Arthur and Romani (nee Weinman) Kayser of Burlington. She was the oldest of seven children, grew up in Burlington and graduated salutatorian of her class from St. Mary’s […]

 
 

BERNARD J. BAUMEISTER

BERNARD J. BAUMEISTER

      Bernard “Bernie” J. Baumeister, 76, of Brighton, passed away Sunday, May 10, 2020 at his home. Bernie was born in Racine on May 14, 1943 to Alvin and Caroline (nee Ketterhagen) Baumeister. He was raised in Kansasville. He graduated from Salem Central High School. He served in the U.S. […]

 
 

LANCE J. DUESING

LANCE J. DUESING

      Lance J. Duesing, 73, of Burlington, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Lance was born March 14, 1947 to Jerry and Betty (nee Dodge) Duesing in Medford. His early life was spent in Medford, where he graduated from Medford High School. […]

 
 
 
 

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