A 108-year legacy in the grocery business came to an end Wednesday when the Spiegelhoff family sold Gooseberries Fresh Market to a growing Illinois-based grocer.

Owner David Spiegelhoff announced the sale to his employees Wednesday morning and by Thursday morning managers from Berkot’s Super Foods were expected to begin the transition in the store at 690 W. State St., Burlington.

The sale, according to Spiegelhoff, was precipitated by the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic – especially supply chain and labor issues.

The sale of Gooseberries is among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press. Copies of the newspaper will be available at local retail outlets on Thursday and subscribers will receive their copies with Thursday’s mail.

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

PLANK A FINALIST: Burlington Area School District Superintendent Stephen Plank is among three finalists being considered for a similar role at Franklin Public Schools.

IT’S ONLY A DRILL: Multiple fire departments and law enforcement agencies responded a multi-fatal crash involving a school bus and two vehicles Saturday. However, the mass casualty incident was only drill.

OPEN AND SHUT: A horrific murder and police helped a key witness. The prosecutor kept it secret. District Attorney Vince Biskupic never revealed how police helped his witness. But she finally did – more than 20 years after the fact.

COURT NEWS: A Burlington man is charged with beating his 8-year-old son for behaving badly at school. Bruce A. Wardell, 38, was charged May 5 in Racine County Circuit Court with physical abuse of a child, intentionally causing bodily harm.

WELL WORK: The City of Burlington plans to rehabilitate and perform regular maintenance on one of its municipal wells. The project will take the well off line, but it won’t impact residential water uses, officials said.

STOP SIGN REQUESTED: The City of Burlington could make changes to its traffic map based on concerns from two area schools. The two separate proposals include adding a four-way stop at Lewis and Kendall streets along with creating a “No Parking Zone” on Mary Street near Karcher Middle School.

SWIM SEASON NEARS: The Burlington Community Aquatic Center is being prepared to open for the 2022 season on June 4. This will be the fifth season of operation for the Aquatic Center and membership rates remain the same as they were in 2018.

ALL-AREA BOYS: Southern Lakes Newspapers presents its 2022 All-Area boys basketball team. See which local players made the cut.