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They call it the COVID Crash

They call it the COVID Crash

      Driver Drew Nelson, of Salem, takes hits from both sides during the “COVID Crash” demolition derby at the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove Sept. 6. The event was hosted by 1175 Sports Park and Eatery and Dead Mann Saloon. 1175 owner Rikki Storbeck said, “We all need events […]

 
 

Bomb Burger explodes on the scene

Bomb Burger explodes on the scene

Local couple set up drive-in burger joint to former Triangle site By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent John and Angela Olofson were large and in charge. They were selling healthy food options like avocado sandwiches and fresh gelato at a coffee shop in Richmond, Illinois, where they featured a popular brunch menu […]

 
 

Township advances proposed gravel pit

Township advances proposed gravel pit

Rezone request heads to Racine County for approval By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Asphalt Contractors, Inc. won unanimous approval Thursday from the Burlington Town Board on two items related to proposed mineral extraction operation on the Sun Ray Hills property along Highway P. The two proposals authorized by the Town […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Controversy over an elementary school lesson about protests has resulted in protests against the teacher who taught the lesson. Eight Burlington Area School District parents took to the sidewalk outside Karcher Middle School Wednesday evening to protest a social studies lesson taught Aug. 27 by a fourth-grade teacher at […]

 
 

Township to consider gravel pit Thursday

Asphalt Contractors eyes campground parcel on McHenry Street By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Town of Burlington Planning and Zoning Committee members are scheduled to deliberate Thursday on a proposed gravel pit targeted for Highway P near Bohners Lake. The proposal calls for a rezone and land use plan waiver for […]

 
 

DIANE M. PRAILES

DIANE M. PRAILES

      Diane M. Prailes, 77, of Burlington, passed away Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020 at Aurora Medical Center in Burlington. Diane was born in Duluth, Minn. on Jan. 30, 1943, to Joseph and Helen (nee Leighty) Thillman. Her early life was spent in Duluth, where she graduated from Duluth High School […]

 
 

Getting the Led out

Getting the Led out

Guitarist Frank Livingston of the Led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir performs Jimmy Page’s signature bow solo as he walks out into the crowd Aug. 27 at Waterford’s Village Hall Park. It was the final concert of the season for the annual River Rhythms series, which persevered this summer amid the […]

 
 

City consolidates polling places

City consolidates polling places

Veteran’s Terrace to serve as lone venue on Nov. 3 By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Voters in the City of Burlington will have Veterans Terrace as the only place to cast ballots in the Nov. 3 Presidential Election, and perhaps indefinitely, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Common Council, on […]

 
 

Local residents, school come to aid of Kenosha

Local residents, school come to aid of Kenosha

Efforts intended to help heal city torn by violence By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Burlington native Melanie Mikula woke up to a heartbreaking scene Aug. 25 in the City of Kenosha. The city, under a national microscope since an officer-involved shooting Aug. 23, saw small businesses damaged and buildings destroyed […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      As the events of the past week in Kenosha have dominated local and national news, Western Racine County residents were drawn to city to the east for a variety reasons. Some went to help – assisting business owners with cleanup or painting murals on boarded-up windows. Others went join […]

 
 
 
 

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