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Friday sports update: Union Grove wins on free throw

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor   Union Grove’s Lindsay Johnson hit a 3-pointer late in the game Thursday night against Westosha Central, and then hit a free throw after being fouled to give the Broncos a 49-48 victory. Those four points were the only points Johnson scored in the game, […]


Shoplifting suspect hit with drug charges

Shoplifting suspect hit with drug charges

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor A shopping trip to Sentry Food in Mount Pleasant resulted in the arrest of a 23-year-old Union Grove woman for multiple charges. Michelle L. Blaser, 14808 Washington Avenue, Union Grove, is charged as a repeat offender with felony posession of cocaine, misdemeanor retail theft and […]


Bloody incident gives new meaning to ‘hazardous duty’

Bloody incident gives new meaning to ‘hazardous duty’

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor A 30-year-old West Allis man faces multiple charges after reportedly slitting his wrist, running a bloody hand up and down a Norway township officer’s face; stating that he had AIDS, the infectious disease; and asking the officer if he would like that. According to the […]


Officials confirm case of whooping cough

Disease poses greatest threat to infants By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Public health officials in western Racine County said Tuesday that there have been one confirmed, one suspected and three probable cases of whooping cough locally in recent weeks. The bacterial infection that starts out with mild cold-like symptoms […]


Shebeneck earns Gatorade Player of the Year

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor   After helping lead the Burlington High School girls’ volleyball team to its first-ever state volleyball championship in November, the postseason awards started rolling in for BHS junior Kaysie Shebeneck. The latest came on Wednesday, when Shebeneck was named the Gatorade Wisconsin Volleyball Player of […]


Singing for their donations

Singing for their donations

Burlington High School students Alexa Aguirre (from left), Jordan Silverman and Adyson Dinatale perform a spirited version of “Jingle Bells” in front of Reineman’s Hardware while collecting money as part of the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign to benefit Love Inc. last week. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)


LETTER: When it comes to BASD, taxpayers have to be in a giving mood

                  I believe the Burlington Area School District staff to be dedicated and hardworking people. Every job is important to our mutual goal of a 12th-grader ready and equipped for the world.                   All staff contribute – from a clean building to good meals; from extra tutoring to a cheerful […]


LETTER: BASD staff pay is in line with their education level

                  Philip Ketterhagen must think the readers of the Standard Press are fools and wouldn’t see through the apples to oranges analysis of Burlington Area School District compensation he included in his letter to the editor (Dec. 8 Standard Press).                   Ketterhagen’s focus is on money alone as he states […]


LETTER: Top BASD staff is in top 17 percent of U.S. wage earners

                  About three week ago I had the pleasure to have a Burlington Area School District teacher tell me I am fabricating information about how well paid the BASD administration and staff are. According to him I was telling lies and misinforming the Burlington taxpayers.                   I am a college […]


War of words continues over district policies

Superintendent responds to assertions regarding salaries, benefits made by district critics By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It has been no secret over the last four months that a group of fiscal conservatives is unhappy with the way the Burlington Area School District is being run. On Monday night, one of […]


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