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Fall, winter season adult volleyball, basketball team registrations begin Aug. 22

RACINE — The Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) want to help Racine residents to have a little fun on fall weeknights beginning at the end of October with adult volleyball and basketball teams. Registrations are being accepted beginning Aug. 22, until Sept. 23. Adult volleyball details There are three types of teams that […]

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Dangerous levels of E. coli found in Quarry Lake Park; swimming area closed

High levels of E. coli have caused the Racine County Parks department to announce the temporary closure of the swimming area at Quarry Lake Park on Facebook. The former limestone quarry, which is now a spring-fed lake, is off limits for swimmers until further notice. The park is located at 3533 Northwestern Ave. in Racine. The picnic areas […]

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Possible presence of dangerous blue-green algae at Browns Lake; swimming area closed until further notice

The Racine County Parks department announced, on Facebook, the temporary closure of the swimming area at Fischer Park, commonly known as Browns Lake. The department has closed the swimming portion of the park due to the possible presence of blue-green algae. The park is located at 30327 Durand Ave., Fischer Park, in Burlington. According to […]

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Fall season adult kickball, softball team registrations accepted until Aug. 5

RACINE — The Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS) wants to help Racine citizens to have a little fun on fall weeknights beginning at the end of August with adult kickball and softball teams. Registration is accepted until Aug. 5. Adult kickball details An adult kickball team needs 10 players, consisting of five women […]

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1st monkeypox case reported in Racine County by city health officials

RACINE, WI — Officials with the City of Racine Public Health Department have identified the first confirmed case of monkeypox (orthopoxvirus) in Racine County. Still, the risk to the general public remains low at this time. In the current outbreak, 18 cases have been confirmed in Wisconsin as of July 28, 2022, with 5,189 cases confirmed nationally as […]

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Wisconsin Behavioral Health Providers receive telehealth grants over $2.5 million from DHS, Evers

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) in conjunction with Governor Evers, has recently awarded more than $2.5 million dollars to 27 providers for community behavioral health services across the state of Wisconsin. This initiative is taking place in counties around the state including both Racine and Kenosha. The finances that have been awarded will […]

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DHS expands monkeypox vaccine eligibility; 14 cases in Wisconsin

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) this week announced expanded eligibility for the monkeypox vaccine. To date, DHS has been allocated 1,486 doses of the JYNNEOS vaccine from the federal government, which is enough vaccine for 743 people to complete the two-dose vaccine series. As of Wednesday, DHS had identified 14 cases of […]

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Kenosha County reports 1st monkeypox case

KENOSHA COUNTY – Kenosha County’s first confirmed case of monkeypox (orthopoxvirus) has been identified, Kenosha County Health Officer Jen Freiheit announced Monday. Contact tracing is underway, and the risk to the general public is low, she added. “While monkeypox is certainly contagious, it does not spread easily from person to person,” Freiheit said in a […]

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Pandemic support fading for 1 in 12 Wisconsinites who were food insecure

by Erin Gretzinger / Wisconsin Watch, WisconsinWatch.orgJuly 21, 2022 Wisconsin Watch’s ‘Beyond Hunger’ series examines those who are food insecure in America’s dairyland. Wisconsin Watch is a nonprofit newsroom that focuses on government integrity and quality of life issues. Sign up for our newsletter for more stories straight to your inbox and donate to support our fact-checked […]

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Business Spotlight: Neuro Advantage Rehabilitation

Owners and best friends, Megan Kramp and Elizabeth Olley have embarked on an exciting journey together that they hope will provide an underserved population some much-needed relief. Neuro Advantage Rehabilitation, 13200 Globe Drive, Suite 206 in Mount Pleasant, opened on May 17 this year and provides a unique niche in the rehabilitation world, neurologic-centric physical […]

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Dial or text 988 for the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline has officially launched in the United States. This new three-digit number allows people needing help to get connected to mental health help. Those in need can receive free and confidential support. Those experiencing suicidal, mental health, and even substance abuse crises can utilize this resource by calling or texting […]

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Local breast cancer survivor Amanda Lipke to share her story at Relay For Life of Racine July 15

RACINE — This Friday, Grace Church, 3626 Highway 31, is hosting a Relay For Life at 5 p.m. with guest speaker Amanda Lipke, who will offer a message of hope to its attendees. In particular, she wants to let people know that “there is life after that cancer diagnosis.” Lipke, who was diagnosed with breast […]

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1st monkeypox case confirmed in Wisconsin; what you need to know

On June 30, 2022, the first case of monkeypox/orthopoxvirus was identified in Wisconsin. It was confirmed July 1. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been actively monitoring monkeypox infection clusters in non-endemic countries, including the United States, since May 14 of this year. There were 396 confirmed cases of monkeypox/orthopoxvirus in the […]

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No more Roe: What overturning abortion rights means for Wisconsin

In a historic decision, the United States Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, a nearly 50-year-old case ruling protecting the right to abortion. With a 6-3 majority vote, conservative justices overturned the precedent set in 1973 that protected a patient’s privacy within the confines of their doctor’s office. Justice Samuel Alito wrote the opinion […]