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Private Equity Firm Buys All Tool Sales in Caledonia

Private equity firm High Road Capital has purchased All Tool Sales Inc., 8625 Industrial Dr., according to a story in the Milwaukee Business Journal. All Tool operates two divisions: All Fasteners, which distributes industrial fasteners to original-equipment manufacturers, and All Tool Sales, which distributes cutting tools and industrial supplies. The property – which is in the Caledonia business park […]

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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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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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Racine-Kenosha English Festival receives donation

By Denise Lockwood SC Johnson gave $15,000 to the Racine Unified School District for the Racine-Kenosha English Festival, which will be held on March 28. The grant will pay for substitute teachers, busing, visiting author expenses, materials for workshops and prizes. “This grant from SC Johnson will support the mission of the Racine-Kenosha English Festival in […]

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Transitional Jobs Program Benefits Unemployed Young Adults

by Heather Asiyanbi Governor Scott Walker Wednesday signed into a law a bill to help unemployed young adults find jobs. Sponsored by Rep. Tom Weatherston, R-Caledonia, the law spells out a program that subsidizes businesses in high-unemployment areas to hire jobless workers. Walker signed the bill at Burlington Graphic Systems, 2600 Chicory Road, according to a […]

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Google Settles Safari Suit with Wisconsin

by Heather Asiyanbi State residents who use Safari as their Internet browser were vindicated this week when Google settled a $17 million privacy browsing lawsuit with Wisconsin, 36 other states and the District of Columbia. At the center of the suit is a kind of bait-and-switch Google was running on Safari users from June 1, […]

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SC Johnson Grant Puts Mount Pleasant Firing Range Within Reach

by Heather Asiyanbi Completion of the Village Of Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s indoor firing range looks like it’s within reach thanks to a $75,000 matching grant from SC Johnson. MPPD Chief Tim Zarzecki told trustees Monday night that he has almost $120,000, primarily from donations and impact fees, and $150,000 pledge from the City of Racine. “I’m […]

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Sturtevant Considering Incentive for Bliffert Lumber

by Heather Asiyanbi racinecountyeye@gmail.com Bliffert Lumber and the Village of Sturtevant are in negotiation over a financial incentive package the company requested to help them finish rehabbing their location on Durand Avenue. Village President Steve Jansen said the village is thrilled to see Bliffert bustling so soon after it moved in earlier this fall, and […]