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Dunham’s opens on Friday

Work crews install the lettering Tuesday on the main sign outside the new Dunham's store in Burlington's Fox River Plaza. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Store is tailored to local market, CEO says By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer The parent company of Dunham’s sporting goods has confirmed that it’s new store in Burlington’s Fox River Plaza Shopping Center will open Dec. 16. The announcement was made Monday, Dec. 12, by Jeff Lynn, chairman and CEO […]


Making Christmas bright

Making Christmas bright

  St. Mary’s Grade School students Abby Haggard (left) and Amelia Anderson are in the spirit of the season as they ride on their school’s float in the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Friday. (Photo by Ed Nadolski)


A firefighter to the core

Town of Burlington Fire Chief Craig Ebert is retiring at the end of the year after close to 50 years serving his community. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

Ebert to retire, but his legacy at TOBFD will endure By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer Somewhere around Fire Station No. 3 of the Town of Burlington Fire Department, there is an official printed definition of a firefighter. Town of Burlington Fire Chief Craig Ebert has his own definition, though. “It’s […]



Richard Thomas LaMartina, 59, Viroqua, formerly Burlington, died from cancer on Nov. 16, 2011. He was born in Racine on Aug. 26, 1952, to the late Andrea T. and Marion R. (Schliesman) LaMartina. He graduated from Bettendorf (Iowa) High School in 1970. On Sept. 15, 1990, he was united in […]



Kenneth Earl Richmond, 84, Burlington, died Dec. 6, 2011, at Oak Ridge Care Center in Union Grove. He was born June 12, 1927, in Burlington to the late Ellis and Evelyn (Clark) Richmond. He was a lifetime resident of Burlington and had proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He was […]


Two School Board seats on spring ballot

Budget controversy may spur interest in race Voters and potential candidates are now able to see whether controversy this fall generated by the Burlington Area School District’s budget process will result in contested elections this spring. Two seats on the School Board, those currently held by John Anderson and Susan […]


Bill would allow longer hours for alcohol sales

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent A proposed law to increase the window of opportunity for store alcohol sales has moved through the state senate and is now awaiting Gov. Scott Walker’s signature. Lawmakers gave mixed votes to the proposal, which passed with 23 ayes and eight nays. Among those voting in […]



Bonita ‘Bo’ A. Leiteritz, 63, Traverse City, Mich., formerly Wisconsin, died Dec. 2, 2011, at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor. She was born on June 12, 1948, to the late George and Beatrice (Logan) Betrus in Detroit. She was raised and attended school in Southfield, Mich., before entering college […]



Nancy J. Nichols, 59, Burlington, died Nov. 13, 2011, at her residence. She was born Dec. 3, 1951, to the late Robert and Helen (Nesemeier) Miller, in Freeport, Ill., where she spent her early life. She married Steven Nichols Aug. 17, 1974. Following marriage she volunteered with the Peace Corps. […]


City tax bills nearly ready for residents

City tax bills nearly ready for residents

Common Council set to approve budget Tuesday By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer According to City Treasurer Steve DeQuaker, property tax bills are expected to be mailed out sometime in the middle of December. DeQuaker said Tuesday that he is still waiting on one of the county numbers before the amounts […]


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