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Racine’s Jennifer Schmidt Competes at the 100th Miss America Competition

Racine native and current Miss Wisconsin Jennifer Schmidt was one of 50 contestants on stage at the Miss America’s 100th-anniversary edition competition. The competition was held on Thursday, Dec. 16, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, and broadcast on NBC Universal’s streaming platform, Peacock. Leading up to Thursday night’s finale, Schmidt and the […]

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Racine Powerlifter Brings Home National Record

RACINE – Lifelong Racine resident Alex Ersing won the 165-lb. open division and set a national record with a bench press of 331-lbs. He earned the title at the National Athlete Strength Association (NASA) USA and Team Nationals powerlifting competition held Saturday, June 26 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel near Oklahoma City, OK. It wasn’t just […]

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SC Johnson to Support Girl Scouting in Racine County, 4 Girl Scouts Troops Achieve Highest Awards

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) is pleased to announce an investment of $5,000 from SC Johnson to support Girl Scouting in Racine County. This grant will make it possible for GSWISE to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more girls in Racine County. Girl Scouting began in Racine County in 1919 when five […]

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First Case of Coronavirus in Wisconsin Confirmed

By Bill Houston With growing concern about the spread of the novel coronavirus spreading into the U.S., the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, local health department officials, and the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported the first confirmed case in Wisconsin. The unidentified adult — who has a […]

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5th Traffic Stop In 2 Years Leads To Seizure Of 1 Lb.Of Marijuana, DA says

By Bill Houston Caledonia, WI — The latest traffic stop of a Racine man with a history of moving and vehicle violations resulted in the discovery and seizure of over 1 lb. of marijuana. Jose A. Partida, 1938 Racine St., made his initial court appearance in front of Racine County Judicial Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch, […]

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Halloween Rumor Leads To Felony Sexual Assault Charges

By Bill Houston Burlington, WI — A rumor, believed to be started by an 18-year-old male, has led to multiple charges filed against Gavin W. Moore, 5101 328th Ave., after the accused bragged about engaging in sexual acts with a minor at Burlington High School, 400 McCanna Pkwy., Thursday, Oct. 31. Moore is accused of […]

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New Details Unfold In 1999 Jane Doe Killing

By Bill Houston Racine, WI — A 20-year-old cold case reached its boiling point Friday morning, Nov. 8, when Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling revealed the identity of a woman whose badly beaten body was discovered in a cornfield in the town of Raymond in 1999. “Jane Doe” has finally been identified as Peggy Lynn […]

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Early Morning Single-Vehicle Crash Leads To 2 Drunk Driving Arrests

By Bill Houston Yorkville, WI — The report of a crash in the 17300 block of Durand Ave. shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 led to 2 separate arrests for drunk driving. When deputies from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene of the crash they discovered a telephone pole knocked over, […]

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Parent Teacher Conferences Ends With Multiple Charges for Union Grove Mother

By Bill Houston Union Grove, WI — A Union Grove woman is in custody after the principal at her children’s elementary school called police Oct. 30 when she appeared to show up intoxicated for parent-teacher conferences. According to the Racine County District Attorney’s criminal complaint, it was the second time in two weeks the principal […]

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1 Dead, 1 Injured In Early Morning Traffic Accident

By Bill Houston Caledonia, WI — A 36-year-old man is dead, a 38-year-old man hospitalized with serious injuries and an investigation is underway following an early morning traffic crash Nov. 1. The incident occurred just before 2 a.m. when a white VW Jetta traveling southbound on N. Green Bay Road near Louise Lane went off […]

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Lakeside COP House Haunted for Halloween

By Bill Houston Mount Pleasant, WI — Don’t let the scary masks fool you. The fun was real for a number of children who attended a local haunted house put on by the police department. Officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department and area volunteers transformed the Lakeside COP (Community Oriented Policing) House, 2237 Mead St., […]

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