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In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The year 2021 is best defined by the acronym that dominated headlines throughout the world for the second straight year: COVID-19. The pandemic touched lives in every corner of the community as it ebbed and flowed. It led to an unruly School Board meeting as parents protested the possibility […]

 
 

One way to relive your glory days

One way to relive your glory days

School district selling sections of former gym floor The Burlington Area School District is selling sections of the wooden basketball court from the former Burlington High School/Karcher Middle School gym. A crew salvaged pieces of the floor before the building was torn down last summer, according to a district official. […]

 
 

City seeks opinions on options for dam

City seeks opinions on options for dam

Survey on future of Echo Lake now available for residents By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Residents have another way to chime in on the long-term future of the Echo Lake dam through an online survey provided by the City of Burlington. The city has already received some feedback during a […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      With proposals for the future of the Echo Lake Dam in place, City of Burlington officials are seeking input from residents on what they believe to be the best course of action. Residents have a chance to register their preferences for consideration by the Common Council through a survey […]

 
 

BASD makes plans for relief funds

BASD makes plans for relief funds

District to survey residents in January By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Burlington Area School District residents will soon have a chance to weigh in on the district’s plan for spending the upcoming round of federal pandemic recovery funds. Superintendent Stephen Plank on Monday presented the plan to the School […]

 
 

School violence threats on social media deemed not credible

School violence threats on social media deemed not credible

Burlington police and school officials have determined that purported threats of violence in schools circulating on social media are not credible. Burlington Area School District officials said Thursday that a staff member learned Wednesday about 9:30 p.m. of a possible threat of violence to supposedly to occur Thursday, Dec. 16, […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

     Officials in the Burlington Area School District are still looking for the right formula for allowing public comments at monthly School Board meetings. On the heels of a period during which the School Board decided to shut down two meetings because of unruly protests by residents, School Board President […]

 
 

Ice Festival is this weekend

Ice Festival is this weekend

State ice carving competition highlights events Sparkling ice sculptures will take center stage in downtown Burlington this weekend as the city hosts its annual Ice Festival. The event will again serve as the Wisconsin State Ice Carving Championships with competitors from different parts of the state participating. More than a […]

 
 

Music teacher charged for having sex with girl, 16

Music teacher charged for having sex with girl, 16

A local music teacher has been charged with several crimes for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old girl. Zachary P. Wendt, 38, of Burlington, is charged in Racine County Circuit Court with two counts of sexual intercourse with a child, two counts of sexual assault of a child […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      City of Burlington officials touted a proposed stormwater utility as a way to maintain its storm sewer system without having to rely on the city’s limited tax levy. However, several members of the business community saw the change as shifting a greater burden to businesses – and the majority […]

 
 
 
 
 

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