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MARLENE JEANETTE FAIVRE

MARLENE JEANETTE FAIVRE

      Marlene Jeanette Faivre, 96, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Dec. 27, 2019 at the Gardens at Ridgestone in Elkhorn. Marlene was born to Clifford and Doris (Powell) Huntley on July 8, 1923 on the family farm near LaValle. She grew up on that farm […]

 
 

ROBERT A. PETERSEN

ROBERT A. PETERSEN

      Robert “Bob” A. Petersen, 74, of Burlington, passed away unexpectedly while at work on Dec. 7, 2019. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A celebration of Bob’s life will take place on Jan. 18, 2020 at Integrity Celebrations Center at 2789 Browns Lake Dr. in […]

 
 

MARY JEAN McCOURT

MARY JEAN McCOURT

      Mary Jean McCourt, 88, of Burlington, died on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Mary was born on Jan. 20, 1931 in Burlington to E.J. “Abe” and Evelyn (Malcom) Alby. Her siblings included Malcom Alby, Richard Alby and Patricia (Alby) Wisdom. The entire family was active in athletics and school activities. […]

 
 

LAWRENCE G. ANDERSON

LAWRENCE G. ANDERSON

      Lawrence “Larry” G. Anderson, 72, passed away on Dec. 7, 2019 in Wood Dale, Ill. He was born on Feb. 26, 1947 in Chicago to Lawrence P. and Charlotte Anderson, where he lived prior to moving to Wood Dale. Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, […]

 
 

Top stories of 2019: No. 10 Performing arts center proposed

Top stories of 2019: No. 10 Performing arts center proposed

The City of Burlington moved one step closer to exploring a multi-use Performing Arts Center on Dec. 3 when a divided Common Council awarded a $10,000 grant for an economic feasibility study. The grant covers 50 percent of the feasibility study with the Burlington Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. required to […]

 
 

Marijuana may be legal in Illinois, but that gets no consideration here

Marijuana may be legal in Illinois, but that gets no consideration here

By Chris Bennett Correspondent There was a time in Wisconsin history, in the recent past, when families broke the law over butter. Normally law-abiding citizens sneaked over the Wisconsin-Illinois state line for years to buy yellow oleo. The product could only be sold in its normal white color in Wisconsin, […]

 
 

JOYCE C. STOEHR

JOYCE C. STOEHR

      Joyce C. Stoehr, 92, of Burlington, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020 at Pine Brook Pointe. Joyce was born in Burlington on Sept. 3, 1927, to Wenzel and Maime Tauscher. She graduated from St. Mary Schools and was a lifetime resident of Burlington. On May 17, 1947, she was […]

 
 

MARIAN E. DERKSEN

MARIAN E. DERKSEN

      Marian E. Derksen, 98, went to be with the angels on Dec. 31, 2019. Marian was born on March 24, 1921 to John Mack and Anna Stahl. She married Arthur Derksen and had one son, Larry (Suzi) Derksen. She was grandma to Donna (David) Heddings, Debbie (Danny) Jones and […]

 
 

GEORGE R. KROPF

GEORGE R. KROPF

      George R. Kropf, 83, of Lyons, passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 at Lakeland Hospital. George was born in Illinois on Nov. 21, 1936 to George and Mildred (nee Becvar) Kropf. His early life was spent in Illinois where he attended area schools and eventually served in the Army. […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      2019 in the Burlington area was a year of great change featuring the end of the volunteer Burlington Rescue Squad and the start of construction for a new middle school. It was also a year of great scandal with two public officials embroiled in criminal proceedings regarding sex charges. […]

 
 
 
 

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