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Friday sports update – Demons win home opener

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor Led by 20 points from senior Tim Peterson, the Burlington High School boys’ basketball team overcame a rough shooting night and beat Westosha Central 56-48. BHS improved to 1-1 overall, and 1-0 in the Southern Lakes Conference. “We’ve got some work to do, but we […]


Town budget gets standing ovation

Conservative group praises no-tax-increase plan By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer With very little fanfare – and even a small standing ovation from members of a local political group that advocates conservative government – the Town of Burlington passed its budget Tuesday night. The meeting lasted all of 15 minutes, most […]


As local needs grow, food bank outgrows its home

Director Arlene Odeja unpacks food last year after the Union Grove Area Food Bank moved to its current location. The food bank continues to grow and is looking for a larger facility.

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent An organization working to meet the needs of the greater Union Grove community again needs to be on the move. A year ago, the Union Grove Area Food Bank moved to its current place in the southeast corner of the former Piggly Wiggly building on Vine […]


Flip open the 2012 Guinness record book and get a kick

Flip open the 2012 Guinness record book and get a kick

By Patricia Bogumil Interim editor Waterford has now earned a mention in the new 2012 Guinness World Records 2012 edition, thanks to the kickflipping expertise of town resident Zach Kral. Zach, a junior at Waterford High School, turned age 17 on Nov. 30 – which marks the 3-year anniversary of […]


Lady ’Toppers ready to challenge

By Bud Milroy Sports correspondent Pretty much to a person, the 2010-11 girls’ basketball season was a bit of a disappointment for the Catholic Central High School Lady ’Toppers. The group never reached a consistent level of play. The team won the WIAA Division 5 Fort Atkinson regional before losing […]


Demon boys look to contend again

By Jennifer Eisenbart Sports editor A year ago, the Burlington High School boys’ basketball team was being led by the hot shot of senior Travis Crayton and six other seniors en route to a 14-0 Southern Lakes Conference record and title. Now, nine months later, the Demons are ready to […]


’Toppers boys look to rebuild

By Bud Milroy Sports correspondent The 2011-12 Catholic Central boys’ basketball team will be something of a work in progress. After all, the Hilltoppers lost their entire starting lineup from last year’s sectional runner-up squad. “This will be a learning year, as the kids buy into the system,” said CCHS […]


Demon grapplers hope to repeat as SLC champs

By David Paulsen SPORTS CORRESPONDENT With 14 returning letterwinners and two state qualifiers on this year’s Burlington High School wrestling squad, the team hopes to repeat as champions in the Southern Lakes Conference this season. “With that many returning, we will have some returning letterwinners that will not be full-time […]


Rockin’ around the Christmas season

Live reindeer and their holiday-themed handlers will again be in the lineup on Friday when the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Christmas parade through the city’s downtown. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m.

Burlington’s annual parade is Friday night By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer It’s time to be making your lists and checking them twice, because Santa Claus will arrive in town Friday evening. The annual City of Burlington Christmas parade will start at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The parade steps off from the […]


‘Winter Cabaret’ runs through the weekend

Haylofters present original production for the holidays By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The Haylofters’ biennial “Winter Cabaret” hit the stage Saturday at the Malt House Theater. The hour-and-a-half original production is by T.C. DeWitt, a veteran of the Haylofters stage who now lives in California. Christina Heinzelmann coordinated the music […]


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