Tuesday’s election put an end to nearly a year of contentious campaigning and bickering among voters on opposites sides of the political spectrum.

While we all are rejoicing that the relentless attack ads have disappeared, we can also pat ourselves on our backs for participating in the process that makes our country great.

The local election is the top story 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 copied with Thursday mail.

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

COURT NEWS: Law enforcement officials on Monday arrested Chad Van Swol, a 43-year-old white male from Burlington, for attempting to meet a 15-year-old girl for sex.

GRAVEL PIT HEARING: Residents and business owners will need to wait another month to continue conveying opinions on a proposed mining operation along McHenry Street. City officials said the continuation of the conditional use public hearing and rezone request from Reesman Co. originally scheduled for Wednesday’s Plan Commission has been postponed to Dec. 13.

JOB SHADOW: Many high school students would find it hard to imagine how a first job can lead to a 40-plus year career. Yet that is the story that 54 Burlington High School students heard over and over when they toured Lynch Dealership, Lynch Truck Center, and LDV, Inc. on Oct. 19.

GREAT AT STATE: One night removed from a thrilling seesaw quarterfinal victory, the Burlington High School girls volleyball team looked to upend top-seeded Oconomowoc on Friday, Nov. 4 at the Resch Center in Green Bay. But the Demons couldn’t quite keep up with the defending champion Raccoons.

DEMONS BOW OUT: Going into this past weekend’s Level 3 playoff game, the Burlington High School football team knew it would have a tough task. But a day after the game was postponed due to thunderstorms in the area, the Demons could fare no better against the top-seeded Lancers, falling 37-12 at Brookfield Central.