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BONK! Seeking poetry pentathlon contest submissions; deadline is March 15

RACINE – The Bonk! arts and culture series is now accepting submissions for its poetry pentathlon contest. The deadline is Wednesday, March 15. What is a poetry pentathlon? A poetry pentathlon is a competition with five different challenges. Contestants are asked to submit their work for the first four events – a classic poem, a […]

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Sugarin’ Off Pancake Breakfasts start March 5

CALEDONIA — It’s that time again. River Bend Nature Center, 3600 N. Green Bay Road, starts its Sugarin’ Off Pancake Breakfasts this Sunday (March 5) from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Sugarin’ Off Pancake Breakfast details Nothing is better than pure maple syrup on a stack of hot pancakes. The breakfast menu includes pancakes served […]

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Elections complaint filed against Mayor Mason

RACINE — A rival mayoral candidate filed a complaint alleging that Racine Mayor Cory Mason violated state elections law with the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC). The complaint, filed last week before the primary election by Jim DeMatthew, claims that Mason broke the law “by actively engaging in prohibited electioneering activities.” Specifically, the complaint contends that […]

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City’s Basketball Free Throw Contest is Feb. 25

RACINE — The 21st annual Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) Basketball Free Throw Contest is this Saturday (Feb. 25) at the Cesar Chavez Community Center, 2221 Douglas Ave. Basketball Free Throw Contest details Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. The competition gets underway at 10:30 a.m. The contest is open to youth in grades […]

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Radio station WRJN sale pending; new owner plans programming changes

RACINE — Racine radio station WRJN-AM is being sold to Madison-based Civic Media, an operator of more than a dozen radio stations across Wisconsin. Magnum Media is selling the Racine station along with radio stations in La Crosse and Chippewa Falls as well as four radio translators in a deal valued at $3.65 million, according […]

Posted inBusiness, Construction, Development, Local news

City hosts Breakwater project groundbreaking Feb. 17

RACINE — A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Friday (Feb. 17) for the Breakwater 233 Apartments, a 202-unit apartment building to be constructed at 233 Lake Avenue. The event starts at 11 a.m. at the corner of Lake Avenue and Gaslight Circle. The site is directly west of the DoubleTree by Hilton Racine Harbourwalk. A […]

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All aboard! Lionel train club is fun for kids on Feb. 18

RACINE — Whistles blow, lights flash and train cars flash by in a second-story room on the city’s west side. The Lionel Railroad Club of Southeastern Wisconsin is as busy as a real-life railroad during the winter months. This group of model railroad enthusiasts has fashioned a pair of elaborate layouts where steam locomotives of […]

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UPDATE: Winter storm on the way, snow emergency declared for Feb. 16-17

UPDATE: Winter Storm Warning is now in effect until midnight on Feb. 16. RACINE AND KENOSHA — The National Weather Service (NWS) office serving Sullivan/Milwaukee has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Racine and Kenosha counties from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 16). Several municipalities have declared a snow emergency ahead of the […]

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Tobacco 21 is serious stuff – State pushes ID check for tobacco, vape sales

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is serious about its new public education campaign. As the name “Tobacco 21” indicates, age 21 is the minimum legal sales age for tobacco and vape products – no matter what. Citing the Synar Surveys – a statewide assessment of the retailer violation rate for underage […]

Posted inElections, Government, Local news, Politics

Racine mayoral candidate forum set for Feb. 2

RACINE — A coalition of community organizations is sponsoring Racine’s first mayoral candidate forum on Thursday, Feb. 2. The event runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave. The forum, which is open to the public, is sponsored by the Racine Interfaith Coalition, the League of United Latin American Citizens […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Local news, Weather

Slick roads, 2-4″ of snow may be in Racine, Kenosha for Wednesday

RACINE AND KENOSHA — Southeast Wisconsin may be in for snowy conditions and slick roads on Wednesday and into the weekend. Snow, slippery roads expected The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Sullivan/Milwaukee has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Racine, Kenosha and Milwaukee Counties from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. NWS reported that 2 […]

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$15k in scholarships available from Kiwanis Club of West Racine

RACINE — The Kiwanis Club of West Racine is now accepting applications from graduating high school seniors for six (6) scholarships of $2,500 each. To be eligible for one of these scholarships, applicants must be attending a public or private high school located in Eastern Racine County (east of Interstate 94). Applicants must be continuing […]

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