Posted inHealth and Fitness

Recent cases of hospitalized teens due to vaping a warning sign of increased use nationwide

By Rex Davenport Special to Racine County Eye The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is investigating a number of recent cases of severe lung disease among teens who have reported vaping. During July, at least eight cases of severe pulmonary disease among adolescents were reported to the department. Patients, who resided in the counties […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools

UW-Parkside introduces new financial aid-student success program

Recognizing that Southeastern Wisconsin is in the middle of a talent-demand wave, a new financial-aid and student-success program – “Parkside Promise Plus” – was announced today by the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The goal: create more access to higher education for area students. “Parkside Promise Plus” covers the cost of tuition and segregated fees beyond federal […]

Posted inCommunity, Schools

Gateway seeks interested community members for Board of Trustees

Gateway Technical College is accepting applications to fill positions for the school’s District Board of Trustees. District residents are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply for the appointment is noon Monday, Feb. 25. Three seats are open for appointment. Those currently holding the seats up for reappointment are Bethany Ormseth, William Duncan and Arletta Frazier-Tucker. […]

Posted inCommunity, Schools

Gateway Foundation ceremony celebrates 208 scholarship recipients

At its annual award ceremony, Gateway Technical College Foundation awarded 256 scholarships totaling nearly $164,000 and benefiting 208 students by helping them fulfill their career and educational goals. “We are grateful for the commitment of our donors to Gateway students and the community,” said Foundation Executive Director Jennifer Charpentier at the Feb. 2 event. “The […]

Posted inBreaking

Woman makes four failed attempts to open accounts at Mount Pleasant phone stores

A 30-year-old Detroit woman is in Racine County Jail after attempting to use another woman’s identity and phony credit cards to open a new account and purchase mobile phones at several area cellular phone stores. Mount Pleasant Police initially responded Monday to the Verizon Wireless store, 60354 Durand Ave. The store manager told police tried […]

Posted inPolice and fire

Complaint of man taking pictures of car in Union Grove escalates with drawn handgun

On Tuesday, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a suspicious person photographing a person’s vehicle in the 1400 block of 13th Avenue in Union Grove. A deputy, responding to the report, arrived in the area to find a man pointing a handgun at another man. The responding deputy “quickly de-escalated the incident […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Culture

Shattered glass technique earns a second U.S. Patent for Caledonia artist and inventor

A Caledonia artist has been awarded her second U.S. patent for a process that shatters glass for both artistic and practical applications. In December, Sherry Lou Martin received a patent for Shattered Glass Art. “That’s the trademarked name,” Martin said. “The patent calls it ‘a method of manufacture for decorative works of art.’ ” An […]

Posted inBusiness, Local news

Family Dollar celebrates renovation of Durand Avenue store Saturday

Family Dollar Stores Inc. has announced the reopening of its newly renovated store at 3701 Durand Ave. in Racine. “Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Racine community and we’re excited to welcome existing and new customers to our newly renovated store,” said Heather Briganti, Family Dollar spokesperson. “In addition to providing […]