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Church steps up to fill city’s need

Church steps up to fill city’s need

Volunteers handle upgrades to meeting chamber By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Volunteers from LifeBridge Church spent their Sunday helping the City of Burlington with audio and visual upgrades to the Common Council chambers. The upgrades, according to Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty, aim to improve experiences for both in-person and virtual […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      A new school demonstrates a community’s commitment to education and its next generation of leaders. The new Karcher Middle School was touted as the Burlington area’s symbol of that commitment on Tuesday when officials formally dedicated the state-of-the-art facility. The dedication and public open house at Karcher is among […]

 
 

Spooky City to return Oct. 30

Spooky City to return Oct. 30

Event was canceled in 2020 Standard Press Staff Spooky City will return to downtown Burlington Oct. 30 after a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Burlington Common Council on Tuesday approved a permit for the event, which typically features a costume parade, trick-or-treating at downtown businesses, hay rides […]

 
 

Public to get a peek inside new school

Public to get a peek inside new school

Dedication and open house is slated for Tuesday   Standard Press Staff The general public will get its first chance to see inside Burlington’s new middle school during a dedication and open house on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The event will begin with a brief dedication ceremony at 4 p.m. followed […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Karcher Middle School, the shiny new lynchpin in the Burlington Area School District’s $43.7 million referendum, is ready for its close-up. The school will be open to the public Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. following a brief dedication ceremony. District residents and members of the public are invited […]

 
 

Drought persists in area

Drought persists in area

Scarce rain has river at near-record low levels By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Continued lack of rain in Southeast Wisconsin has extended drought conditions and has drained some area waterways to near-record low levels in recent weeks. According to the National Weather Service, as of last week, Racine and Walworth […]

 
 

Whispers from the Past helps us remember

Whispers from the Past helps us remember

Cemetery event recalls the sacrifices of local veterans Standard Press staff Voices from Burlington’s past were brought to life Sunday during a special event at the Burlington Cemetery. Whispers From the Past was staged to honor local veterans and raise funds for the continued renovation of the 100-year-old cemetery chapel, […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The past decade has been one of extremes for climate in the Burlington area, according to the barometer offered by the Fox River. Due to this year’s drought, the river level in the area is approaching the record low point set in 2012. This comes four years after the […]

 
 

Unexpected expenses for Maryland Ave. continue to mount

Unexpected expenses for Maryland Ave. continue to mount

Council OKs first of cost overruns at recent meeting By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Common Council on Tuesday officially approved an increase in expenses related to the Maryland Avenue reconstruction project. And there are more to come, the city’s public’s works director said. The project, which began shortly […]

 
 

St. Charles fall fest is this weekend

St. Charles fall fest is this weekend

  St. Charles Catholic Parish, Burlington, will host its 62nd annual Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The event features food, music, raffles and an online auction. Saturday’s festivities include music by the local band Gravity of Youth from 7 to 10:30 p.m. under the beer tent. Food will available […]

 
 
 
 
 

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