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Dam referendum options presented

Dam referendum options presented

City Council slated to finalize advisory vote on Aug. 16 By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Common Council moved one step closer Tuesday to forming an advisory referendum on the Echo Lake Dam’s long-term future. The advisory referendum, which came in the form of resolution, directs city staff members […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

For Nathan Rehberg, the Racine County Fair is a way of life. He’d spent countless hours on the fairgrounds and help out wherever he was needed. This year, however, Nathan had to miss the fair while battling a form of leukemia. But that doesn’t mean his presence wasn’t felt at […]

 
 

Referendum collision

Referendum collision

BASD hesitant to set vote at same time as city’s dam referendum   By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Board of Education at the Burlington Area School District continued to explore a possible operational referendum during a special meeting Monday. The meeting, which did not include any formal action, allowed […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

It’s an annual rite of summer that Racine County residents have celebrated for 100 years. And as the Racine County Fair opens this week fairgoers will have a chance to look back and realize that some things endure even in the face of advanced technology. The 100th Racine County Fair […]

 
 

Music festival scraps plans for 2022

Music festival scraps plans for 2022

Tall Tales was unable to over come logistics issues By Jason Arndt Staff Writer For the second time in three years, the Tall Tales Music Festival in downtown Burlington has been canceled, organizers announced. The decision, according to a Facebook post, comes as organizers attempted to coordinate logistics. “This is […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      For years the Burlington Area School District has been able to avoid what many other school district in the state haven’t – going to a referendum to seek funds to cover operational expenses. That string of avoidance may come to an end this year, however, as district officials seek […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      He lived his formative years in the Burlington area and moved on to become one of the most well-respected character actors in Hollywood. Gregory Itzin, who died July 8 at 74, left an indelible mark wherever he went and is now being remembered for his talent and graciousness. The […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The challenge now facing Burlington officials is what to ask residents about the future of the Echo Lake Dam in a November advisory referendum. Will it be a simple yes or no question, or something more complicated that asks voters to chose particular plans? Will there be more than […]

 
 

Burlington set to celebrate July 4

Fireworks explode over Browns Lake during the annual Venetian Fest in 2019. The Independence Day weekend celebration returns to Fischer Park on Saturday. (Photo by Chad Hensiak)

The Burlington area will celebrate Independence Day with two traditional local events – Venetian Fest on Saturday at Fischer Park on Brown’s Lake and the City of Burlington Firefighters Dance at Echo Park on Monday. Fischer Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. for Venetian Fest, which […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      For businesses and residences along McHenry Street (Highway P) in the Town of Burlington the past year has been a royal pain. First they had to put up with road closures due to the We Energies pipeline project and now they face a road repaving project that will stretch […]

 
 
 
 
 

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