News from throughout Western Racine County.

Burlington News

Family pays it forward

Archives fundraiser brings in thousands for Make-a-Wish By Jason Arndt Editor Make-a-Wish Wisconsin has helped hundreds, if not thousands, of children in the state find hope and joy amid challenging times since its inception. Henry Hanline, 10, of Burlington, was one of the children who benefited from Make-a-Wish Wisconsin about […]

Burlington News

Proud to be making a difference

Female police officers discuss challenges, support and success By Jason Arndt Editor Based on federal law enforcement data, recruiting police officers, particularly women, has been an ongoing challenge for many communities throughout the country. According to a recent Law Enforcement Bulletin, which is a publication of the FBI, women make […]

Burlington News

Hefty plans to step away at end of term

Officials commend her long-standing commitment to city By Jason Arndt Editor Burlington Mayor Jeannie Hefty had every intention to save the Echo Dam. Her dedication to the project, which had drawn countless debates at Common Council meetings, made her opt to seek a fourth consecutive term two years ago. In […]

Burlington News

Hands-on, independent learning

District’s Montessori program continues to help children By Jason Arndt Editor The Burlington Area School District is one of few public institutions in Wisconsin to offer a Montessori program for children. The Montessori program, located at Cooper Elementary School, started in 1998 and has since seen hundreds of students benefiting […]

Burlington News

Pizza Ranch work starts in Burlington

By Jason Arndt Editor Pizza Ranch, a national restaurant chain based in Iowa, will have a new location along a prominent corridor in the City of Burlington. Bob Rehm Jr., of Grassroots Management, said construction crews are performing site grading, among other initial projects, on the Pizza Ranch location at […]

Burlington News

Hefty praises McHenry Street businesses

Flooding concerns have been mitigated, officials say By Jason Arndt Editor The McHenry Street corridor, just north of the Burlington bypass, often experienced persistent floods following steady rainfall for more than a decade. However, after several years of discussions, including businesses working towards to a solution, the problematic flooding along […]