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46th annual Renaissance Feast at Horlick High School runs Dec. 14-17

RACINE — This holiday season Horlick High School’s Vocal Music Department is transporting back to the year 1588 through their 46th annual Renaissance Feast. Students are calling on the community to embark on this musical journey with them through the opulent court of Queen Elizabeth I. This year’s event will be held at The DeKoven […]

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Charge in 2021 homicide amended to felony murder for 1 of 3 brothers

RACINE — The Racine County DA’s Office has amended the charge against one of three brothers who allegedly participated in a botched robbery that ended in a shooting death. Jonathan M. Martinez, 26, of Gurnee, Illinois, was originally charged with first-degree intentional homicide with use of a dangerous weapon and attempted armed robbery, as party […]

Posted inESports, Local news, Schools, Sports

2 Gateway esports teams in national competition Nov. 29-30

RACINE, KENOSHA – Two Gateway Technical College (GTC) esports teams are set to compete live in matches against a pair of State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute teams on Nov. 29 and 30. Both competitions may be viewed live online. Gateway’s esports teams: GTC’s Overwatch 2 esports team will stream its first playoff […]

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Racine County to see more Amtrak service in 2024

STURTEVANT — Racine and Kenosha area residents can expect additional Amtrak passenger train service from here starting in 2024. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and the state transportation departments of Minnesota and Illinois earlier this month completed the funding for a second daily, round-trip passenger train linking Chicago, Milwaukee and the Twin Cities (Minneapolis […]

Posted inCommunity, Local news, Non-Profits, Schools

Walden III donates 472 boxes of food and over $9K to Racine County Food Bank

RACINE — Walden III Middle and High School Students have done it once again: they have earned the title of being the second largest donor to the Racine County Food Bank, this year. This fall, they continued their school’s 20-year tradition of hosting a food drive and raising money for the Racine County Food Bank. […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools

Raymond’s gay principal denies allegations made against him

An anonymous letter urges the removal of Raymond School Principal Jeff Peterson. The letter, which references Peterson’s personnel file, accuses him of various acts of misconduct, including creating a toxic work environment and inappropriate behavior towards children. The letter started circulating when Raymond School released Peterson’s personnel file in October. Jeff Peterson – Peterson is […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court hears oral arguments in case over political maps

The Wisconsin Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the lawsuit that could toss out the maps that have entrenched Republican control of the Legislature since 2011. The arguments were by turns complex and technical, as lawyers debated the meaning of the word “contiguous,” and fiery as the Court’s conservative minority thrashed against its inability […]

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Steenrod promoted to deputy district attorney

RACINE – The Racine County District Attorney’s Office announced on Tuesday that Christopher Steenrod has been promoted to deputy district attorney. Racine County DA Patricia Hanson – DA Patricia Hanson described the new deputy DA as being an integral member of the Racine County DA’s office who brought “a wealth of experience and a dedication […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire

First responders assist with rollover crash involving 1 man and tree

RACINE COUNTY — A single-vehicle rollover crash involving one man occurred on Nov. 19. First responders from the Kansasville Fire and Rescue Department (KFRD) along with Racine County Sheriff’s Office Deputies. The crash occurred shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Sunday at the 21300 block of Highway 11, also known as Durand Avenue, in the Town […]