Just when you thought traffic in downtown Burlington was back to normal, city officials announced that the Jefferson Street bridge will be closed for repair until November.

The pending work will restore the dilapidated span, but will also snarl normal downtown traffic patterns.

The Jefferson Street bridge is among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press copies of the paper will be available at local retail outlets on Friday and subscribers will receive their copies with Friday’s mail.

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

COURT NEWS:       The Walworth County Sheriff’s Communication Center on Thursday, Dec. 29, at approximately 2:02 a.m. received 911 calls reporting that a male subject at a house party in Spring Prairie threatened people with a gun. A suspect fled from the residence, and police chased on foot. The suspect shot at the officers and disappeared into a wooded area. After an extensive search using SWAT units, man was taken into custody.

 ELECTION SLATE SET: After a little more than a month of candidates submitting nomination papers and other paperwork, the April 4 Spring Election became clear on Tuesday, when the deadline passed for residents seeking local office. While incumbents in both the town and city of Burlington filed for non-candidacy, which created a race to fill both vacancies, the Burlington Area School District will have a contest featuring five candidates for three seats.

SUBDIVISION OK’D: Faust Investments, LLC, of Burlington, won approval on a certified survey map as well as rezone request to accommodate a mixed use development near the Burlington Manufacturing and Office Park at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting

WINNING WAYS: The Burlington High School boys basketball team is off to an undefeated start and the girls team has it’s best record in years.

A GROWING FARM: Inflation and the pandemic have increased business at the Ranke Family Farm. – Section 2