It’s every parent’s nightmare to have their child victimized at school by a staff member they should be able to trust.

That’s what some parents at Burlington’s Dyer Elementary School are dealing with in the wake of allegations of sexual assault of a student by staff member.

A story on formal accusations against teacher’s aide Daniel Powers is among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press.

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Here’s a look at some of the other stories in this week’s edition:


A NEW POLICE CHIEF: Just a week after Burlington Police Chief Mark Anderson announced his retirement, the City of Burlington has found his replacement in-house.


A DAY AT THE FAIR FOR NATHAN: The Racine County Fair has been an annual ritual for Nathan Rehberg, who is fighting leukemia at Children’s Wisconsin Hospital. Now the fair community is showing its support for the Rehberg family, including Saturday’s “A Day at the Fair For Nathan Rehberg” on the Racine County Fairgrounds in Union Grove.


COURT NEWS: A status conference is scheduled for July 12 for a former Burlington man charged with 84 felony and misdemeanor offenses for drugging, sexually assaulting and videotaping his girlfriend, sexually assaulting another girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter and videotaping co-workers using the bathroom at his place of employment.


OPEN AND SHUT: The rise and fall of district attorney Joe Paulus reveals the immense power of prosecutors in Wisconsin – and how it can be abused. Paulus’s time as a district attorney involved taking bribes, allegedly asking an officer to lie on the stand and bragging about having sex in his office.


BASD REBRANDING: The Burlington Area School District uses many logos and varying shades of orange across its schools and officials are looking to refine and update branding for consistency.


AMONG THE BEST: The forensics team at Burlington High School recently earned the Excellence in Speech Award at the 2022 Wisconsin State Speech Festival. Among the 306 Wisconsin schools that advanced to the State Festival, Burlington High School was among only 16 schools receiving this honor.


ON THE RIGHT TRACK: Catholic Central baseball coach Jim Friend was so happy after Tuesday night’s victory over Racine Lutheran/Prairie, he asked assistant coach John Fisher and son Joel if they wanted to go out to dinner to celebrate with food and drinks. It was that kind of a vibe in the dugout of Beaumont Field in Burlington after an instant classic resulted in the Toppers’ third win in a row.