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Winner named in home energy makeover contest

Winner named in home energy makeover contest

Kevin Duffy (left), Burlington’s Energy Ambassador with Way to Save Burlington, congratulates winners Sarah Sullivan (holding son Cormac) and husband Patrick. The couple won a $5,000 home energy makeover as a result of having the best home video in the home makeover contest sponsored by Way to Save, which is […]


Letter: Local students are certainly worth a nickel more per day

                  Gov. Scott Walker cut school funding in Wisconsin by $900 million.  He also submitted a proposal that required school districts to reduce their property tax authority by $550 per pupil.                   This put an extraordinary burden on school districts.  The Burlington Area School District made large cuts in their […]


Letter: BASD leaves potential insurance cost savings on the table

                  Prior to July 1, 2011, the Burlington Area School District offered employees health insurance through Wisconsin Education Association Trust.                   This was one of many plans offered by the state’s group insurance board. BASD selected a new health care plan effective July 1 through the Business Health Care Group […]


In my opinion: BASD could have done more to avoid levy hike

By Bob Lemken   Contributor                   As a Burlington citizen and Wisconsin taxpayer, it is with great interest that I have been following the actions and decisions of the Burlington Area School District as reported in the Burlington Standard Press and the comments offered by several concerned local residents in […]


Lake Geneva bank robbed Monday

Lake Geneva bank robbed Monday

PNC Bank, 401 Broad St., Lake Geneva, was robbed Monday afternoon by a man who claimed to have a bomb. Lake Geneva Police responded to the reported robbery at approximately 3:50 p.m. The suspect was described as a white male, 35-55 years of age. He had a mustache, stocky build, […]


Police have suspect in rash of car, garage break-ins

By Jennifer Eisenbart Staff writer A rash of garage and car break-ins on Stonewall Court, Indian Bend Road and Travelers Run were reported to city police Oct. 11. According to records, no less than seven reports came in that day regarding burglaries of cars or garages on those streets. Among […]


A real… SCREAM!

Zombies, ghouls, vampires and other creepy characters roam Bear Den Haunted Woods at night looking to frighten and freak out its guests. (Photo courtesy of Hendren Productions.

Haunted woods offers hair-raising outing     By Vanessa Lenz Staff writer                   During the day, the grounds at Bear Den Zoo and Petting Farm paint an idyllic fall picture most could only dream about.                   Set in 22 acres of farmland, the lot is an oasis of fall colors […]



Howard E. Kasten, 72, Crocker, M., formerly of Wisconsin, died unexpectedly at the Phelps County Medical Center, Rolla, Mo. He was born Aug. 29, 1939, in Lake Villa, Ill., to the late Emil B. and Frances L. (Perry) Kasten. He had worked as a millwright for American Motors Corp. and […]



Wilma Joyce Callen, 79, formerly of Waterford, died in her St. Louis, Mo., home on Oct. 9, 2011, after an eight year battle with cancer. She was born in Centerville, Iowa, on Oct. 3, 1932, to the late John L. and Wilma (Whisler) Callen. The family moved to Southeastern Wisconsin […]



Owens, Geraldine, ‘Geri,’ 88, of the Waterford/Rochester area, died Oct. 10, 2011. She was born in St. Paul, Minn., to the late Daniel and Victoria (Berniche) Pellitier. She was a graduate of UW-Madison with a degree in home economics. She married Mark J. Owens on Nov. 18, 1950. He preceded […]


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