Posted inGovernment, Health, Local news

Possible presence of dangerous blue-green algae at Browns Lake; swimming area closed until further notice

The Racine County Parks department announced, on Facebook, the temporary closure of the swimming area at Fischer Park, commonly known as Browns Lake. The department has closed the swimming portion of the park due to the possible presence of blue-green algae. The park is located at 30327 Durand Ave., Fischer Park, in Burlington. According to […]

Posted inBusiness, Culture, Food & Drinks, Local news, Shopping, Things To Do

10 Outstanding farm stands to visit in Racine County

Racine County offers a variety of produce, crops, and locally-grown goods. Shopping at farm stands allows you to support small businesses and find products made or grown close to home. Items like fruits, vegetables, eggs, honey, canned goods, and much more can be found at a local stand near you. Check out these farms stands […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Celebrations, Community, Culture, Events, Food & Drinks, Non-Profits, Things To Do

3rd annual Juneteenth Celebration held at Echo Lake Park on Father’s Day

The Burlington Coalition for Dismantling Racism (BCDR) is hosting its third annual Juneteenth Celebration at Echo Lake Park in Burlington this Sunday, June 19. The festivities will kick off at 11 a.m. and go until 4 p.m. Since it’s on Father’s Day, all fathers who attend will also be honored. Juneteenth is the celebration of […]

Posted inElections, Government, Local news

2020 election critics challenge local GOP incumbents; Vos, Wanggaard targeted on August 9 primary election

RACINE COUNTY – Two long-time Racine County legislators are being challenged in the August 9 Republican primary 2020 election by candidates that are questioning the integrity of the 2020 general election in which President Joe Biden narrowly defeated Donald Trump. Wisconsin Voter Alliance, an organization critical of the 2020 Wisconsin election, placed billboards like this […]

Posted inBreaking, Local news, Police and fire

UPDATED: 3 injured in hot air balloon vs. train accident in Burlington

The following story has been updated. The updated information has been incorporated into the original story. Three people sustained life-threatening injuries Wednesday night in Burlington after a hot air balloon was involved in a crash with a train. Hot air balloon strikes train A press release from the Burlington Police Department confirmed at 8:15 p.m. […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

7 new counts of child sexual assault for Burlington school aide

Burlington school aide Daniel Powers faces the rest of his life in prison for the alleged sexual assault of several 5th-grade girls at Dyer Elementary School. Powers was arrested last month after a student told her mother he touched her inappropriately. Investigators interviewed three students and were scheduling forensic interviews with additional students. Powers was […]

Posted inBusiness, Employment, Kenosha business, Kenosha Lens, Local news

Creative Welding & Fabrication of Burlington Expands, Focus on Creating Jobs

Creative Welding & Fabrication, a partner of  Inland Lake Harvesters of Burlington, previously leased the majority of the space at 120 Industrial Drive. The business became a recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 program. Owners Roger Baumeister and Jeremy Uhlenhake decided to purchase the building, which allowed them to expand operations and […]

Posted inCulture, Events, Things To Do

Kringle Krush 5K/10K: Burlington’s Reimagined Event by 5Kevents

5Kevents, one of Wisconsin’s top event companies, is officially introducing the Kringle Krush 5K/10K. What was once known as the Chocoholic 5K/10K has gotten a facelift since the original name coincided with Burlington being touted as the Chocolate City. In 1987, Burlington coined this sweet nickname, however, due to recent changes in local industry, the […]

Posted inSchool Awards

Amborn of Burlington a December 2021 Upper Iowa University Graduate

FAYETTE, IA – Upper Iowa University is pleased to announce Allysen Amborn of Burlington, WI, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Admin in December 2021. About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 4,500 students – nationally […]

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Racine County Students Named to Fall ‘21 Dean’s List at Augustana College

ROCK ISLAND, IL – Augustana College announced more than 1,000 students were named to the Dean’s List for the 2021-22 fall semester. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a four-point scale for courses taken during the term. Angela Ruehle of Mount Pleasant Natalie […]