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Woman Arrested for 4th OWI

by Heather Asiyanbi Village Of Mt. Pleasant Police Department officers say they arrested a Kenosha woman Tuesday morning for her fourth operating while intoxicated. Kimberly Shefchik, 47, was taken into custody at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday after an MPPD officer said they spotted her driving erratically on Meachem Road just north of Highway KR. According to a […]

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Gov. May Put Off Casino Decision Until After Election

Governor Scott Walker might put off a decision about the proposed Kenosha casino until after the Nov. 2014 election. In a story from the JSOnline – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch said the state has hired lawyers and an advisor to examine the issue, which could take some time. The Menominee tribe want to build […]

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Police Searching for Bank Robber

by Heather Asiyanbi Racine Police Department officers are asking for the public’s help finding the suspect who robbed the North Shore Bank on Main Street Thursday. Police were dispatched at 11:10 a.m. to North Shore Bank, 3911 N. Main Street, for a report of a robbery, according to a press release from Racine Sgt. Jessie Metoyer. […]

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27 Food Service Employees to Lose Their Jobs

by Heather Asiyanbi The decision to change food service providers at Ridgewood Care Center could mean job losses for 27 employees. Ridgewood is a skilled nursing facility located at 3205 Wood Road in Mount Pleasant. Amanda Lindenmoyer, senior manager of human resources for Sodexo, wrote in a letter obtained by The Journal Times that Sodexo is closing […]

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Does a proposed amendment to the state Constitution turn religious freedom into a tool for discrimination?

An Illinois blogger – The Prairie Badger – recently posted a piece saying the amendment introduced by Rep. David Craig, R-Town of Vernon, and Sen. Joe Leibham, R-Sheboygan, actually turns the state’s position on religious freedom into a tool for discrimination. Here is the way Article I, Section 18 of the Constitution currently reads: “The […]