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Broncos are headed to state

Broncos are headed to state

Grove captures first sectional title in program history By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Union Grove boys volleyball team had a simple mission entering its season – winning a Southern Lakes Conference title. When the Broncos wrapped up the league championship, tying with Wilmot for the best record in the […]

 
 

Another date with state

Another date with state

Demons qualify for tourney ninth consecutive time By Jason Arndt Staff Writer After a couple of intense matches, especially in postseason play, the Burlington High School girls volleyball came out with a renewed focus in a WIAA Division 1 sectional championship meeting with Muskego. The Demons, looking for their ninth […]

 
 

Lions Club to take lead role in Balloonfest

Lions Club to take lead role in Balloonfest

WUHS superintendent says district needs to step away By Dave Fidlin Correspondent Future iterations of Balloonfest could still take place on Waterford Union High School’s grounds, though the district itself likely will have a more passive role. WUHS Superintendent Luke Francois discussed the high school’s relationship, going forward, with Balloonfest […]

 
 

Welcome to Spooky City

Welcome to Spooky City

Downtown Burlington came alive Saturday with candy-seeking costumed characters, coffin races and a host of other activities during the 33rd annual Spooky City event. Here the Aquaducks coffin team gives it their all on the coffin obstacle course. (Photo by Chad Hensiak)

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

      After years of planning and debate Burlington residents will have a chance Nov. 8 to vote on the future of the Echo Lake Dam. While the vote is only advisory, it should give local officials the knowledge they need to finally make a decision on the future of the […]

 
 

GILBERT BENJAMIN BAKKE

GILBERT BENJAMIN BAKKE

      Gilbert Benjamin Bakke, 85, of Waterford, peacefully entered God’s kingdom on Oct. 28, 2022, where he joyfully reunited with his beloved wife, Lorraine. Gil was born on Sept. 13, 1937, to Martin and Lydia (nee Wittenberger) Bakke. He graduated from Waterford Union High School in 1955 and received a […]

 
 

HAROLD J. OTTER

HAROLD J. OTTER

      Harold J. Otter, 88, of Burlington, passed away Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, at Holton Manor in Elkhorn. Harold was born in Dodgeville on July 11, 1934, to George and Hattie (nee Leffler) Otter. His early life was spent in Dodgeville, where he graduated from area schools. He also served […]

 
 

BASD reverses open enrollment trend

BASD reverses open enrollment trend

Full-day 4K, virtual options help keep students in district, officials say By Jason Arndt Staff Writer The Burlington Area School District in the 2020-21 school year experienced a net loss of 327 students to open enrollment, according to figures from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. While the district accepted […]

 
 

WAYNE DAVID YANKE

WAYNE DAVID YANKE

      Wayne David Yanke died Oct. 17, 2022. We was born to Anna and Herman Yanke on April 3, 1932 near Lyons and moved to Lake Geneva prior to elementary school. He lived there until graduation from Lake Geneva High School. Wayne enlisted in the US Navy during the Korean […]

 
 

JOANN M. BRHELY

JOANN M. BRHELY

      Joann M. Brhely, 79, of Janesville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 at Jefferson Memory Care after a long battle with dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Joann was born on Nov. 29, 1942, in Cudahy, to Walter and Mildred (Snobl) Brhely. She grew up and attended school in Cudahy, […]