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In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Karcher Middle School, the shiny new lynchpin in the Burlington Area School District’s $43.7 million referendum, is ready for its close-up. The school will be open to the public Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. following a brief dedication ceremony. District residents and members of the public are invited […]

 
 

Drought persists in area

Drought persists in area

Scarce rain has river at near-record low levels By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Continued lack of rain in Southeast Wisconsin has extended drought conditions and has drained some area waterways to near-record low levels in recent weeks. According to the National Weather Service, as of last week, Racine and Walworth […]

 
 

Whispers from the Past helps us remember

Whispers from the Past helps us remember

Cemetery event recalls the sacrifices of local veterans Standard Press staff Voices from Burlington’s past were brought to life Sunday during a special event at the Burlington Cemetery. Whispers From the Past was staged to honor local veterans and raise funds for the continued renovation of the 100-year-old cemetery chapel, […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      The past decade has been one of extremes for climate in the Burlington area, according to the barometer offered by the Fox River. Due to this year’s drought, the river level in the area is approaching the record low point set in 2012. This comes four years after the […]

 
 

Unexpected expenses for Maryland Ave. continue to mount

Unexpected expenses for Maryland Ave. continue to mount

Council OKs first of cost overruns at recent meeting By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Common Council on Tuesday officially approved an increase in expenses related to the Maryland Avenue reconstruction project. And there are more to come, the city’s public’s works director said. The project, which began shortly […]

 
 

St. Charles fall fest is this weekend

St. Charles fall fest is this weekend

  St. Charles Catholic Parish, Burlington, will host its 62nd annual Fall Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The event features food, music, raffles and an online auction. Saturday’s festivities include music by the local band Gravity of Youth from 7 to 10:30 p.m. under the beer tent. Food will available […]

 
 

COVID-19 cases rising in school district

Total cases more than tripled in eight days By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Area School District on Sept. 13 registered 12 cumulative COVID-19 cases, including eight with an active infection, according to its dashboard. However, eight days later, the district dashboard recorded 266% increase in confirmed cases among […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      For a road less than a mile long, Maryland Avenue has placed a relatively heavy burden on the City of Burlington and its taxpayers. The $1.85 million road and utility reconstruction project has experienced a number of unanticipated cost overruns mainly the result of waste that was unearthed from […]

 
 

Catholic School clamps down on COVID outbreak

Catholic School clamps down on COVID outbreak

BCS shifts upper grades to virtual learning; mandates masks for two weeks By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Burlington Catholic School, Inc., a system comprised of two campuses, entered the school year like most other area schools – allowing students and staff to decide whether they want to wear masks for […]

 
 

Oktoberfest returns Saturday

Oktoberfest returns Saturday

Festival’s aim is to celebrate a season in transition By Jason Arndt Staff Writer Oktoberfest returns to the Chestnut Street Loop in downtown Burlington on Saturday after a successful inaugural run in 2020. The Oktoberfest event held for three consecutive Saturdays includes free German-inspired entertainment, such as dance performances from […]

 
 
 
 
 

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