For Nathan Rehberg, the Racine County Fair is a way of life. He’d spent countless hours on the fairgrounds and help out wherever he was needed.

This year, however, Nathan had to miss the fair while battling a form of leukemia. But that doesn’t mean his presence wasn’t felt at last weekend’s 100th Racine County Fair.

A story on how the fair community stepped up to make sure Nathan wasn’t forgotten is among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press. The newspaper will be available at local retail outlets on Thursday and subscribers will receive their copies with Thursday’s mail.

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


DAM REFERENDUM ADVANCES: The Burlington Common Council moved one step closer Tuesday to forming an advisory referendum on the Echo Lake Dam’s long-term future. The advisory referendum, which came in the form of resolution, directs city staff members to develop a clear and concise question for presentation to taxpayers during the Nov. 8 General Election.


COURT NEWS: A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Aug. 4 for a Burlington man charged with threatening officers after being arrested for drunken driving. Adam A. Nardi, 42, was charged July 28 in Racine County Circuit Court with two counts of threat to a law enforcement officer, three counts of resisting an officer and disorderly conduct.


BADGER BOOK: The City of Burlington will likely deploy the use of Electronic Badger Poll Books beginning next year under a purchase agreement endorsed on Tuesday by the Common Council. The Badger Book, according to City Clerk Diahnn Halbach, is primarily used to check in voters, process absentee ballots and register voters on Election Day.


NEW PRINCIPAL: Jason Sadowski will attempt to carry on the work of recently retired principal Eric Burling as he steps into the top spot at Burlington High School.


DEMON TRIATHLON: The Burlington Community Education Department will host its first Demon Triathlon on Saturday, Aug. 20. The course, featuring a 1/3-mile swim, 17-mile bike ride, and 3.1-mile run, will begin at Rockland Lake and will finish with a run through downtown Burlington. Participants may register online by visiting and navigating to the Community Education link under the Families tab on the home page.