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Welcome to Spooky City

Welcome to Spooky City

Downtown Burlington came alive Saturday with candy-seeking costumed characters, coffin races and a host of other activities during the 33rd annual Spooky City event. Here the Aquaducks coffin team gives it their all on the coffin obstacle course. (Photo by Chad Hensiak)

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      After years of planning and debate Burlington residents will have a chance Nov. 8 to vote on the future of the Echo Lake Dam. While the vote is only advisory, it should give local officials the knowledge they need to finally make a decision on the future of the […]

 
 

BASD reverses open enrollment trend

BASD reverses open enrollment trend

Full-day 4K, virtual options help keep students in district, officials say By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Area School District in the 2020-21 school year experienced a net loss of 327 students to open enrollment, according to figures from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. While the district accepted […]

 
 

Trick or Treat schedules

Trick or Treat schedules

Most area communities will host trick-or-treat on Monday, Oct. 31, except where noted. Time schedules vary: City of Burlington, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Town of Burlington, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Village of Rochester, Oct. 30, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Village of Waterford, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. […]

 
 

A day in the woods

A day in the woods

Students in Danielle Marshall’s eighth grade science classes at Union Grove Elementary School taught K-5 students about natural resources and conservation through their Outdoor Exploration Trail. Students dug for fossils, learned about lichens, played a bird migration game and more.

 
 

A lesson in fire safety

A lesson in fire safety
 
 

The breeze of honor

The breeze of honor
 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      With two registered write-in candidates and one incumbent seeking the 63rd Assembly District seat, unofficial results likely won’t be known immediately, unlike previous years when Racine County election officials saw simple races. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R – Rochester, who won by 260 votes in the August primary election […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

Town of Burlington residents and business owners had reason to rejoice last week when crews finally competed the reconstruction of McHenry Street. The four months of construction was especially difficult for retailers and restaurants, who lost customers as a result of the detour. For this and other stories see the […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      Burlington’s greatest athlete, Tony Romo, retuned to the city for a visit Sept. 30 and was showered in love by the place he’ll always call home. Romo was in town for a dedication ceremony of the new synthetic football field at Burlington High School that bears his name. Romo’s […]