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 visit 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 HANGAR: After nearly a year of operating out of temporary quarters at the Burlington Municipal Airport, Flight for Life helicopter services reaffirmed its commitment to the region in late September, when officials broke ground on a permanent hangar.


HYBRID SQUADS OK’D: The Common Council on Tuesday endorsed a plan to purchase two new hybrid vehicles for the City of Burlington Police Department. The City of Burlington, which currently has four hybrid SUVs in its police fleet, plans to buy both of them from Miller Motors at a total cost of $84,986 plus set-up fees.


GENEROSITY DAY: On Sept. 17, Thrivent Shoreline Group Burlington celebrated its fifth annual Generosity Day. It was a great turn out of volunteers coming together to work on projects to help the community.


COURT NEWS: A Union Grove mom is charged with taking kids joyriding on a bike path while drunk. Denise F. Naeve, 53, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court with three counts each of second-degree recklessly endangering safety and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence with a minor child in the vehicle.


A DEMONS BLOWOUT: the Burlington High School football team celebrated homecoming with a dominating win over Beloit Memorial.