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Burlington School Makes $440,000 in Reductions

The Burlington School Board approved to publish their proposed 2014-2015 fiscal year budget. During the work session, before their regular meeting tonight, each member got another chance to voice their opinions on the proposed cuts, which total around $440,000. Member Tammy Darnall felt that they weren’t provided enough information about some of the positions they had to cut or decide to restore. Board member Linda Garwood was upset that they have to cut the Communications and Assessment Director they just hired…. “Like I’ve said before, I think anybody that does anything anymore, does it online, and I think he’s done a phenomenal job in making our district look welcoming. Continue Reading

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Dumping Ground Catches Fire in Burlington

 

 

The only thing hurt in a backyard fire this afternoon was someones pride. Fire crews were called to a home along Golf Course Road in Burlington at around 4:30pm. The fire was located in a backyard in a portion of their wooded area they use as a dumping ground. Homeowner Laverne Neal took the blame… “I emptied a burning barrel this morning that I burned Saturday. Continue Reading

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Free Weather Spotter Class Tomorrow

A reminder that Des Moines County Emergency Management will host a severe weather-spotter course tomorrow night. The class is from 6:30-9 at Aldo Leopold Middle School in Burlington, located at 3075 Sunnyside. No pre-registration is required, there’s no charge, and two National Weather Service Meteorologists will conduct the class. Everyone is welcome to come.   Continue Reading

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Bees Hold Open House; Play Thursday in Beloit

The crack of the bat hitting the ball is not far off – the Burlington Bees open their season this Thursday in Beloit. Next Tuesday night is the team’s home opener and the Bees’ number-one fan, “dancing” Bobby Sells, says he’s ready.  

The Bees held their annual open house yesterday, welcoming fans to check out the field, the concessions and the gift shop, and to take a yard sign to tell everyone when all the home games area, something new being tried out this year. Continue Reading

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Early Morning Stabbing in Burlington

A 39-year-old man was stabbed early this morning in what was called in as a large fight at Midtown Gardens on Midtown Lane in Burlington. When authorities arrived just after 1:45, they found the victim suffering from several slash wounds, but he refused medical attention and said he didn’t want to pursue charges.   Continue Reading

Burlington Art Guild Adds to McCoy’s Duties

The Art Guild of Burlington has a new Executive Director, but she’s a familiar presence.  

52-year old Tammy McCoy, until recently the president of the Art Guild Board of Directors and Manager of the Art Center Gift Shop, will take on the additional, part-time duties of Executive Director, beginning tomorrow(Mon.).  

She succeeds Jerry Johnson, who resigned recently and moved to Ohio. Continue Reading

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Shots Fired on Washington Road; Suspects Holed Up

DES MOINES COUNTY DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF GUNSHOTS SHORTLY AFTER 2:15 SUNDAY MORNING IN THE AREA OF 142-67 WASHINGTON ROAD…  

…A BUILDING THAT USED TO HOUSE A CHRISTIAN RADIO STATION, BUT IS NOW HOME TO THE “STUDIO B” RECORDING STUDIO.   SOME OF THOSE WHO MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED REPORTEDLY FLED AS AUTHORITIES APPROACHED…BUT SOME OTHERS APPARENTLY LOCKED THEMSELVES IN THE BUILDING.  

THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF ANYONE BEING HIT BY GUNFIRE. Continue Reading

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Big Hollow Open House

A reminder that Des Moines County Conservation is holding an Open House today from noon-4 at it’s first rental cabin at Big Hollow. Staff will be there to answer questions and take reservations for available dates this year. The cabin is at the east end of the park. Turn left at the 4-way stop at the entrance and follow the signs. For more information go to http://www.dmcounty.com/Facilities/Facility/Details/Big-Hollow-Primitive-Cabin-30 Continue Reading

Burlington Bees Open House Sunday

The Burlington Bees are hosting their annual open house this Sunday from 1-4 at Community Field. Fans can tour the facilities, buy concessions, souvenirs, tickets, and audition to sing the national anthem. Next Tuesday is the traditional Bees vs. SCC scrimmage at 5:30pm. Wednesday is “Meet the Bees” at 6 at the Pzazz Convention Center. Continue Reading