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Several KUSD Schools Go Virtual Due to COVID-19

KENOSHA – Bradford High School, Indian Trail Academy and High School, Harborside Academy and Grant Elementary School are four of the KUSD schools that will move to virtual learning effective immediately due to the COVID-19 pandemic until Monday, Jan. 17. On Monday, January 3, the KUSD School Board held a meeting to assess the back-to-school […]

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UW System President Tommy Thompson Announces Departure

Tommy Thompson will end his interim presidency for the University of Wisconsin System on March 18, 2022. Thompson has been serving in an interim role since July 1, 2020, when he replaced Ray Cross, who retired after a 42-year career in higher education, including serving as UW System President from February 2014 to June 2020.  In […]

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Hill Provides Spark Plug for St. Joe’s Girls’ Hoops

The Kenosha St. Joe’s Lancers girls basketball team hopes to make a run at the Metro Classic Conference title this season. After a 12-9 record and fourth-place finish a season ago, head coach Jason Coker sees it as a wide-open race after seeing some big-name players leave for college last season. “The Metro is typically […]

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Tremper Boys Hoops: Southeast Conference Surprise Team Hopefuls

The Tremper Trojans’ boys basketball team has played in some close competitive games to start their season. The Trojans currently sit at 4-2 overall and have had close games with conference opponents to start the season including wins against city rival Bradford and Racine Horlick.  “We put our players in situations in practice, and to […]

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UW-Parkside rededicates gym as part of athletics vision

UW-Parkside rededicated De Simone Gymnasium on Tuesday night as they continue to enhance their athletic vision. The gym and practice court were part of the rededication this week as part of UW-Parkside’s Ranger Vision 2020. On Saturday, UW-Parkside rededicated one of the practice courts to former women’s basketball coach Jenny Knight-Kenesie following a doubleheader at […]

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UW-Parkside receives $1.8 Million Federal Grant

UW-Parkside has received a five-year, $1.8 million grant through the federal Title III Program. The grant will be used to provide success coaches for students who are either first-time first year, or first-time transfer students to the university. Success coaches help students navigate services such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Tutoring, and various other services […]

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UW-Parkside announces $3 million gift to fund Scholarships, new Student Success & Learning Commons

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside announced a $3 million gift from the Callahan family of Kenosha to fund a new scholarship program for UW-Parkside students. The new program, the Callahan Scholars, will benefit students with financial needs with an emphasis on supporting Kenosha County students and students of color. In addition to funding scholarships, the gift […]

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Gateway Technical College Fire Students Train with Kansasville Fire Department

Students from Gateway Technical College’s Fire School were in Kansasville for training. The 17 students in attendance were practicing fire and rescue training modules. Rob Knight captured the event and those participating in Firefighter I & Firefighter II classes. The Kansasville Fire Department assisted the Gateway students. Gateway Technical College Fire Students train with Kansasville […]

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Local Organizations Receive Beyond the Classroom Grants

MADISON –  Four Racine organizations and two in Kenosha are among 115 out-of-school providers receiving a total of $49.5 million through the Beyond the Classroom Grant Program. The awards were announced this week by Gov. Tony Evers. The Beyond the Classroom grants were made available to eligible nonprofit organizations providing virtual and in-person programming for […]