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BHS teacher can return to classroom in fall

BHS teacher can return to classroom in fall

Investigation finds Taff did not violate law or board policies A Burlington High School social studies teacher who was suspended in January following complaints regarding his classroom materials has been cleared to return to teaching at the school next fall. Jeff Taff has been on paid leave since January pending […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

     Another sign that society is reopening as vaccination against the coronavirus rises came Monday when the board governing Burlington’s public schools decided to make masks optional for the district’s summer programs. Similar meetings have been held in communities across the state and country as groups of vocal parents urge […]

 
 

Staying power is key for festival

Staying power is key for festival

Organizer hopeful expanded Jamboree returns in 2022 SLN STAFF While attendance at the Memorial Day weekend’s Jamboree was modest when compared to a full-blown ChocolateFest, organizers believe there is enough momentum and desire to continue the festival in the future. “In comparing the carnival numbers this year, back to 2019 […]

 
 

Loop Day to celebrate area’s Renaissance

Loop Day to celebrate area’s Renaissance

Saturday street event showcases businesses, has activities for all ages By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent While the COVID-19 pandemic has kept people home most of the last year. things are finally starting to turn around. Fully vaccinated people are now allowed inside buildings without a mask and mask mandates have fallen […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

State officials have approved the Burlington Area School District’s corrective plan addressing racial matters in local schools. But the acceptance comes with caveats, including an order requiring the district to invite the woman who lodged the complaint with the state to join the district’s Community Equity Team, which will be […]

 
 

Man who was on tracks killed by train

Man who was on tracks killed by train

A man whom authorities believe intentionally positioned himself on railroad tracks in front of an oncoming train was killed Monday evening in the Town of Burlington. The incident was reported just before 8 p.m. along the tracks in the area of the 3000 block of South Honey Lake Road, according […]

 
 

Nestlé plans to eliminate 34 jobs

Nestlé plans to eliminate 34 jobs

Decision is related to sale of confection business in 2018 By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Nestlé USA plans to eliminate 34 positions at its Burlington plant stemming from the sale of its U.S. confections business in 2018 to Ferrero. In a May 12 notice filed with the Wisconsin Department of […]

 
 

Jamboree: A fresh start for festival

Jamboree: A fresh start for festival

Organizers hope 2021 event leads to new tradition By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief With ChocolateFest in the rearview mirror, organizers of this weekend’s Burlington Jamboree are hopeful the transitional event will provide a launching pad for a new Memorial Day weekend festival. The Jamboree retains the same carnival that […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      A major local employer plans to permanently lay off dozens of workers and it has nothing to do with the pandemic. Nestlé USA has notified state labor officials that it will lay off 34 employees at its Burlington plant stemming from the sale of its U.S. confections business in […]

 
 

Totally tubular

Totally tubular

We Energies’ pipeline project is done on a massive scale By Ed Nadolski Editor in Chief Take a drive through the rural areas skirting the southern rim of Burlington – including Spring Prairie, Lyons,  Brighton and Paris – and you’d be hard-pressed to miss the massive construction project winding its […]

 
 
 
 
 

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