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Swim team wins six events in 86-76 loss

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT Although they won six of the 11 events, the Burlington High School co-op boys swim team was unable to overcome the depth of the Delavan-Darien squad in an 86-76 loss Tuesday at the Burlington Wellness Center. The difference in the meet was the 400-yard freestyle […]


Standouts for the week of Dec. 16, 2011

Male Athlete of the Week Dexter Spieker, Burlington High School boys’ basketball: Needing an offense spark after scoring just four points in the opening quarter against Waterford last week, Spieker proved capable of providing that for Burlington. The 6-1 senior guard knocked down three three-pointers as BHS went on a […]


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 […]


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