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Waller Elementary principal sleeps on school roof after students raise nearly $9K for ADA-accessible playground equipment

BURLINGTON — Principal Ann Phillips survived a night sleeping under the stars on the roof of Waller Elementary School, 195 Gardner Ave., this past Friday, for good reason. Students at the school raised $8,926.45 in donations for this year’s PTO Walk-a-thon. Principal Ann Phillips of Waller Elementary in Burlington waves from atop the school on […]

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Racine Roundup on TMJ4: Mulan Creations, Loop Day, Aspiring Musicians Fund

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 O’Clock news on Thursday, June 1. This week, Racine County Eye reporter Emma Widmar discussed various community happenings around Racine County with TMJ4 anchors Shannon Sims and Susan Kim. 1. Mulan Creations Widmar and the anchors at TMJ4 started the Racine Roundup off by highlighting this […]

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Loop Day on June 3 brings Burlington community together for third year

BURLINGTON — Burlington’s quirky one-way street known as “The Loop” is the gateway to small-town charm. This weekend the third annual Loop Day welcomes the community to explore the ever-growing Historic Downtown Burlington community by attending, and participating in, the upcoming street festival. Food and drink will be available for all sorts of tastes. – […]

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Georgia Rae and The Runaway create Aspiring Musicians Fund, recipients announced June 26

BURLINGTON — Georgia Rae, a local musician, fought through financial barriers on her journey to becoming a well-known live looping fiddle player. Her hope is that the narrative changes for other aspiring musicians in Southeastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois by providing financial assistance to those in need. With a desire to help others get to […]

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Burlington Forensic Team achieve top 5% at Wisconsin State Speech Festival

BURLINGTON — Burlington High School’s Forensic Team placed in the top 5% at the Wisconsin State Speech Festival in April 2023, hosted by Wisconsin Interscholastic Speech and Dramatic Arts Association. Held at DeForest Area High School, the festival hosted 304 schools and 2,800 students, including those from Burlington. The festival allows students to participate both […]

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16-year-old Burlington student struck, killed by train on May 21

BURLINGTON — A bicyclist, identified as 16-year-old Jack Meyers, was struck and killed by a Canadian National Train at the intersection of Adams and Bridge Streets in the City of Burlington on May 21. Meyers was a Burlington resident and junior at Burlington High School, 400 McCanna Parkway. Several 911 calls of a bicyclist colliding […]

Posted inObituaries

Rachel Marie ‘Rach’ Richmond, 43, enjoyed cooking, baking, and hosting gatherings

Obituary for Rachel Marie ‘Rach’ Richmond March 12, 1980 – May 3, 2023 Rachel Marie “Rach” Richmond, 43, of Burlington, passed away at home with her loving family by her side on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, after a short but fierce fight against cancer, she passed away. Rachel Marie Richmond Rachel was born on March […]

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Burlington man charged for break-in, theft at Wisconsin Vision faces over 22 years prison

BURLINGTON — An investigation into a break-in and theft at the Wisconsin Vision Center in Burlington last month led to six criminal charges – including two felonies – filed against a 33-year-old Burlington man. Wisconsin Vision in Burlington – Richard Schuler remains in custody in the Racine County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond. Schuler […]

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Burlington man allegedly admits to sexual assault of a child under 13

BURLINGTON — Racine County Sheriff’s deputies say a 21-year-old Burlington man denied the sexual assault of a small child before admitting he had sexual contact with the child on multiple occasions. According to a press release from Racine County Sheriff’s Office, investigators responded to reports of Seth Beining sexually assaulting a small child. A forensic […]

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Kenosha County motorcycle crash kills Illinois man on April 15

KENOSHA COUNTY — A man killed in a motorcycle accident in far northern Kenosha County on Saturday afternoon has been identified as Scott E. Wicks, 54, of Buffalo Grove, Ill. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department reported that deputies and fire/rescue personnel from the Town of Burlington and Kansasville responded to a crash involving a 2013 […]

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Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Ann Brink, 84, had a feisty personality that will be missed by many

Obituary for Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Ann Brink June 26, 1938 – March 30, 2023 Elizabeth “Betty” Brink, age 84, of Burlington (formerly of Wausau), passed away on March 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family at Arbor View Assisted Living in Burlington, Wis. Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Brink She married Harry Brink in Las Vegas on Nov. […]

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