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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day responsibly

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Zero In Wisconsin Drive Sober app for mobile devices can help St. Patrick Day revelers stay safe on the roads.

Zero In Wisconsin Drive Sober app can help The luck of the Irish won’t prevent a drunken driving arrest – or even worse – a crash on St. Patrick’s Day if you drive while impaired. So, those planning to celebrate the holiday should consider downloading the Zero In Wisconsin Drive […]


Burlington coaching icon proud to make a difference

Don Dalton poses with wife Barb after his halftime speech in 2014, when the BHS field was named Don Dalton Stadium. (Mike Ramczyk/Standard Press)

Around 100 former players return for Burlington icon   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor Don Dalton hadn’t seen his six kids and 10 grandchildren all in the same place at the same time in some 20 years. Dalton resides in Wautoma, far from his roots in Burlington, and his children […]


Democracy in action

Democracy in action

The Burlington Area School District held its annual meeting Monday night in the Burlington High School auditorium. Volunteers counted the votes, which showed the proposed tax levy of $20.68 million passing by a vote of 153-3. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)


Stylists embrace ice bucket challenge

From left: Hair stylists Linda Reiherzer, Sue Nelson, Red Smetana, Linda Vos, Linda Weidner and Tina Czuta participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge Tuesday evening at Nelson’s Mane Concern in Burlington. Pouring the ice water were: (back from left) John Reiherzer, Ken Nelson, Erin Nelson, Justin Mushel, Tater Weidner and Jarmen Czuta. (Photo by Jennifer Eisenbart)

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor If you’ve been anywhere near social media in the last two weeks, inevitably, you have seen someone dumping a bucket of ice water on his or her head. For hair stylists at Nelson’s Mane Concern in Burlington Tuesday evening, the challenge was taken to a whole […]


Coaches – past and present

Coaches – past and present

Current Burlington High School football coach Steve Tenhagen (from left), former BHS coach and Athletic Director Don Dalton and former BHS coach Hans Block pose for a photo at the recent BHS golf outing.The new Don Dalton Stadium will be dedicated Friday. (Submitted photo)


World Series dreams dashed in Indy

Collin DeGroot prepares to deliver a pitch during the 12U All-Stars' week-long run at regionals in Indianapolis. Burlington finished two games away from the World Series, matching the best run in city history. (Submitted/Standard Press)

Little leaguers enjoyed one of best runs in city history   By Mike Ramczyk Sports Editor The Burlington Little League 12U All-Stars didn’t have their top pitcher in a Central Regional semifinal last Thursday in Indianapolis, so the offense had to be on point. For the first inning of the […]


Wanggaard claims victory in 21st District primary

Wanggaard claims victory in 21st District primary

Van Wanggard has staked a commanding victory in the Republican primary race against Jonathan Steitz for the 21st District Senate seat. Unofficial totals from the district, which includes most of western Racine and Kenosha counties, show Wanggaard winning the race 10,561 to 4,291. Wanggaard  bested Steitz 539 to 326 in […]


Swearing in

Swearing in

City of Burlington Police Chief Peter Nimmer (left) swears in Aaron Sanderson as the newest member of the city police Tuesday before the City Council meeting. Sanderson’s badge was pinned on by his son and the new officer introduced to the council, Mayor Bob Miller and City Administrator Kevin Lahner. […]


Waterford Senior Legion two and done at state

Mark Wallace fires a pitch during regionals for Waterford. (Rick Benavides/Waterford Post)

    By Chris Bennett Sports Correspondent The Waterford Senior Legion baseball team learned it is the eighth-best in Wisconsin at the Wisconsin American Legion Class AAA State Tournament July 30 to Aug. 3 in Plover. Plover is about 15 miles northeast of Wisconsin Rapids and about three hours from […]


Local duo prepares for ‘Kids’ homecoming

The performance troupe “Kids from Wisconsin” this year includes Burlington’s Madison Gruman (first at left) and Brandon Lindemann (third from left). (Photo courtesy Joyce Paisley)

By Jennifer Eisenbart Editor Two Burlington students will have a grand homecoming next Friday. Madison Gruman – a recent graduate of Burlington High School – and Brandon Lindemann both made the roster this summer for “Kids from Wisconsin.” The performance troupe travels the state throughout the summer, performing in various […]