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3-vehicle crash closes southbound I-94/41; Kenosha man arrested

RAYMOND – A Kenosha man faces a variety of charges after a three-vehicle collision injured two drivers and temporarily closed part of Interstate 94/41 here early Thursday. Racine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the southbound lanes of the freeway just south of Highway K at about 2:35 a.m. where they found a Honda Accord in […]

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Silver Lake drowning victim identified by Kenosha Sheriff’s Department

KENOSHA COUNTY – Kenosha County Deputies responded on June 16 at 12:37 p.m. to the report of a missing swimmer at Silver Lake, in the Village of Salem Lakes. One day later, the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department reported that 22-year-old Philip Shwaiko was pulled from the water. Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to the scene […]

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UPDATE: Tornado Watch for Racine, Kenosha, Walworth Counties

RACINE/KENOSHA/WALWORTH – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Tornado Watch for Racine, Kenosha, and Walworth Counties. This alert was issued at 7:45 p.m. for southeastern Wisconsin. This weather alert remains in effect until 1 a.m. on June 15. Tornado Watch A Tornado Watch according to the NWS means that weather conditions are favorable […]

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19-year-old Kenosha man held after making convenience store threat

SOMERS – A 19-year-old Kenosha man was jailed after threatening a woman at a convenience store here Monday afternoon. Convenience store encounter The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday reported that James Petersen was apprehended at Kwik Trip, 5800 31st St., after entering the store with a rifle and confronting a female employee with whom […]

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Sonnenberg Schools of Racine, Kenosha merger provides opportunities for more students

Sonnenberg Schools of Mount Pleasant and Pleasant Prairie have merged and will be moving to the former Racine Early Education Center, located at 2015 Franklin St. Also known as the REE Center, this building was previously owned and operated by Racine Unified School District. “Our early education programs moved to the former Bull Fine Arts […]

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Gateway honors, celebrates 229 GED, HSED and Adult High School graduates

Gateway Technical College is celebrating the success of its students who have earned their General Educational Development (GED) and High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). Likewise, they are celebrating their Adult High School graduates. Cyndean Jennings, Gateway Technical College dean of the School of Pre-College and Momentum programs, says many GED, HSED and Adult High School […]

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Breaking the ‘glass tent’: Meet Kenosha’s first female Eagle Scout

KENOSHA – Several speakers at Dahlia Alanis’ May 25 Eagle Scout Court of Honor credited her for breaking the “glass tent” for other girls in the Boy Scouts. Alanis with State Senator Robert Wirch who attended the ceremony. – Photo submitted by David Maack Alanis, a member of Troop 505, is the first female in […]

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Business Spotlight: We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym

We Rock the Spectrum Kid’s Gym is coming to Racine. Andre and Heather Bennett are opening this all-inclusive gym to provide individuals with disabilities the opportunity to grow, strengthen their bodies, and thrive in an accepting community. The future gym will be located at 5509 Durand Ave. and will serve families of Racine and Kenosha […]

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Summit Players Theatre performing Much Ado About Nothing at Wisconsin State Parks

The Wisconsin-based traveling theatre company, Summit Players Theatre, is returning to live, outdoor performance. This summer they will be performing Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing from June 10 to August 20 in 23 different Wisconsin State Parks. Summit Players Theatre’s 2022 season is supported by grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Wisconsin Humanities […]

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5 ways to participate in National Gun Violence Awareness Day and Wear Orange Weekend

National Gun Violence Awareness Day is observed on the first Friday in June. It kicks off a weekend-long observation known as Wear Orange Weekend. In the midst of multiple gun violence-related tragedies, including the recent events in Racine, people are coming together with a message that reaches into the hearts of millions nationwide. Americans want […]

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UW-Parkside to offer exciting STEAM-based programs in summer camps to middle, high school students

SOMERS – The Professional and Continuing Education Department at UW-Parkside will be offering STEAM-based programs in the form of weekday summer camps to middle school and high school students that run from July to August. Each program is designed to inspire creativity and ingenuity in its participants, with topics spanning from Minecraft animation to geology […]