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In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Hot air balloon crashes in the area are rare. Even more rare, however, is a hot air balloon that crashes into a freight train. That’s exactly what happened Tuesday in downtown Burlington. The crash, which left the three occupants of the balloon with “life-threatening injuries,” is among the top […]

 
 

Breaking news: Hot air balloon crashes in downtown Burlington

Breaking news: Hot air balloon crashes in downtown Burlington

Balloon may have hit building, train Three people were injured Wednesday evening when the hot air balloon they were in lost altitude and appeared to strike a building and a passing train in the 400 block of South Pine Street, according to a witness. At least one of the victims […]

 
 

Unruly student leads to lockdown at BHS

Unruly student leads to lockdown at BHS

  Burlington High School was locked down for a half hour Friday afternoon when a student in a mental health crisis wielded a pipe and refused to obey school officials, according to Burlington Police. A school staff member notified the department’s school resource officer of the incident at 12:16 p.m. […]

 
 

Jamboree ramps up for 2022

The midway is awash in color and motion against a twilight sky May 29 during the Burlington Jamboree at the festival grounds on Maryland Avenue. The event, which organizers are hopeful will be a long-term replacement for ChocolateFest, was held over the Memorial Day weekend. Organizers plan to meet later this summer to discuss the event’s future. (Photo by Chad Hensiak)

Music, entertainment expanded for second year of Memorial weekend festival By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Jamboree returns for the second straight year on Memorial Day weekend after a successful inaugural campaign in 2021. Bil Scherrer, president of the organizing committee, said the four-day Jamboree replaces the former ChocolateFest. […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      With the Burlington Jamboree in its second year, organizers are hoping the event catches on with the public. Toward that end, they’ve doubled the number of live music acts and secured other types of entertainment as well. How long the event survives in the shadow of ChocolateFest will largely […]

 
 

Farewell to The Palace

Farewell to The Palace

Corbetts sell The Palace restaurant they’ve run for 30 years By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent Somewhere near Paradise Valley and Honey Creek on the far north side of Burlington lies a quaint, serene homestead – ripe with a long, winding dirt driveway and two beautiful horses that were gifts from a […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      In recent days Racine County has earned the dubious distinction of returning to a high level of COVID-19 transmission. The coronavirus, which has ebbed and flowed over the past two years, is again on the rise and Racine County is among the first counties in the state to cross […]

 
 

Aquatic Center to open June 4

Aquatic Center to open June 4

Cost of memberships remain the same Standard Press Staff The Burlington Community Aquatic Center is being prepared to open for the 2022 season on June 4. This will be the fifth season of operation for the Aquatic Center and membership rates remain the same as they were in 2018, according […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      A 108-year legacy in the grocery business came to an end Wednesday when the Spiegelhoff family sold Gooseberries Fresh Market to a growing Illinois-based grocer. Owner David Spiegelhoff announced the sale to his employees Wednesday morning and by Thursday morning managers from Berkot’s Super Foods were expected to begin […]

 
 

TLC moving to former school building

TLC moving to former school building

Agency will maintain services for homeless during transition By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Burlington-based Transitional Living Center, which provides services for homeless women and children in Western Racine County, is moving its operations to a former school building in the Town of Dover. The move will be complete by […]

 
 
 
 
 

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