News from throughout Western Racine County.

Burlington News

BASD considering tweaks to school schedule

By Dave Fidlin Correspondent While specifics are still being hammered out, start and end times within the Burlington Area School District are set for a change in the upcoming 2024-25 school year. Superintendent Jill Oelslager discussed the rationale behind the proposal, cutting costs on the heels of February’s failed operating […]

Burlington News

Flight of opportunity

New aviation program offered to local high school students By Jason Arndt Editor Burlington and Catholic Central high school students will have another opportunity to explore careers in aviation with a new program set to take flight at the Burlington Municipal Airport. Eagles Nest Projects Wisconsin, a nonprofit organization, has […]

Burlington News

City eyes Wagner Park improvements

By Jason Arndt Editor Wagner Park in Burlington could see some improvements, including a new accessible restroom, under a proposal presented to the Common Council. At Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting however, some Common Council members expressed hesitation about endorsing the $169,903 contract with Scherrer Construction. City officials, who […]

Burlington News

An eggs-citing event for the community

Thousands show up for annual DRIVEN Easter Egg hunt By Jason Arndt Editor Thousands of children, including some decked out in Easter Bunny attire, took over the Burlington High School gymnasium to hunt for scores of eggs during an annual event presented by the school’s DRIVEN student leadership program. The […]

Burlington News

A symbolic installation

City unveils fox statues at Jefferson Street Bridge By Jason Arndt Editor Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty had a vision beyond simply replacing the Jefferson Street Bridge. That vision became a reality on March 6 when officials unveiled a pair of fox statues overlooking the Fox River in the downtown area. […]