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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 […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

He’s been a member of the local police department since 2005. He’s risen from patrol officer to lieutenant, earning advanced law enforcement degrees along the way. Now he’s the chief. The story of how Brian Zmudzinski rose through the ranks of the Burlington Police Department and what he intends to […]

 
 

City gets state dam grant

City gets state dam grant

Officials now must decide whether to remove or improve By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Residents and city officials can rejoice in knowing state regulators formally approved Burlington’s request for funding Echo Lake Dam improvements under the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Municipal Dam Grant program. The City of Burlington, which […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The power of community pride and the allure of high school athletics came together recently to provide the push needed to fund a major upgrade of athletic facilities at Burlington High School. This summer the school will undertake replacement of its running track and installation of artificial turf at […]

 
 

Jamboree hits its stride

Jamboree hits its stride

Organizers excited about prospects for 2023 Standard Press Staff With the 2022 Burlington Jamboree held under ideal weather conditions and nearly 16,000 people attending the four-day festival, organizers are excited about the prospects for 2023. This was the second year for the Jamboree, which rose from the ashes of ChocolateFest […]

 
 

B-Town Sounds opens 10th season Thursday

B-Town Sounds opens 10th season Thursday

Concertgoers will also have a chance to review park plans Area residents will have the chance Thursday to kickoff the 10th season of the B-Town Sounds concert series and offer their input on proposed plans for the future of Echo Park and the Echo Lake dam. B-Town Sounds opens with […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The chance to use $2 million in federal road repaving funds has the City of Burlington working in overdrive to secure the money for a major artery. If all aspects fall into place, the city will be able to repave Milwaukee Avenue from Teut Road to Highway W in […]

 
 

Three people injured in balloon crash are recovering

Three people injured in balloon crash are recovering

  The three people injured Wednesday evening when the hot air balloon they were in struck a train in downtown Burlington were released from the hospital Thursday. According to the Burlington Police Department, the injured included the pilot, Jimmy Winder, 62, of Bristol; passenger Nikolay Veltchev, 37, of Barrington, Illinois, […]

 
 
 
 
 

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