Posted inElections, Government, Local news

Bill Folk, Anthony Hammes advance Caledonia Trustee #3

Voters in Caledonia on Feb. 21 cast their ballots for incumbent Trustee Bill Folk and challenger Anthony Hammes during the 2023 spring election primary. Folk, Hammes garner over 75% of votes There were three residents running for the seat: Folk, Hammes, and Mark Gracyalny. Hammes garnered the lion’s share of the votes – 1,785 – […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools

Dr. King Humanitarian award 2023 winners named: Colemen, Kinchen, Terry

RACINE AND KENOSHA – Area residents Tamarra Coleman, Dr. James Kinchen and Scott Terry are this year’s Gateway Technical College Dr. King Humanitarian award winners. The annual award recognizes these individuals for their contributions to society, school, business or profession and their dedication to volunteerism or philanthropic life’s work. Fellow residents of Racine, Kenosha and […]

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Burlington Area School District announces board seat vacancy, application deadline is March 3

BURLINGTON — Per policy 0142.5 the Board of Education of the Burlington Area School District (BASD) announces a vacant seat due to the resignation of Kevin Bird. Bird submitted his resignation due to relocating outside of the District on Tuesday, February 14. The Burlington Area School District wishes to express our deepest gratitude to Mr. […]

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Plank resigns as Superintendent of Burlington Area School District effective June 30

BURLINGTON — Dr. Stephen Plank, the superintendent of Burlington Area School District, recently submitted a letter of resignation to the BASD school board.  Plank served four years in Burlington, however, he is now accepting a position as the Principal of Wauwatosa East High School. In addition, he will begin a term as President of the […]

Posted inCommunity, Kenosha Lens, Kenosha Schools, Life, Local news, Parenting, Schools

Teacher Appreciation Week: 5 ways to make teachers feel appreciated

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated each year as a way to celebrate the work that teachers contribute to communities everywhere. In Racine and Kenosha Counties, there are educators making grand impacts and inspiring students beyond the walls of the classrooms. This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated now until May 12. […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Kenosha Police and Fire, Kenosha Schools

School bus-involved accident in Salem Lakes; 4 students sent to hospital as precautionary measure

KENOSHA COUNTY — An accident involving a school bus and a pickup truck occurred early Monday morning at the intersection of State Highway 50 and State Highway 83 (Antioch Road) in Kenosha County. At 8:10 a.m. Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Salem Lakes responded to the incident. According to […]

Posted inBreaking, Local news, Schools

Racine Unified Superintendent Eric Gallien Announces Transition to South Carolina’s Charleston County School District

RACINE — Racine Unified School District (RUSD) Superintendent Eric Gallien is entering into contract negotiations as superintendent of the South Carolina Charleston County School District (CCSD). If the Board in CCSD approves the contract, it means Gallien plans to transition to a new educational leadership role and marks the conclusion of his tenure with RUSD, […]

Posted inCommunity, Government, Local news, Non-Profits

Food, shelter emergency funding applications accepted Jan. 4-19 by Racine County

RACINE COUNTY — Applications will begin to be accepted from local nonprofit agencies for funds to supplement emergency food and shelter programs next month by the county. The county has been awarded $79,338 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Those funds are to be allocated by nonprofit agencies to benefit […]

Posted inBreaking, Local news, Schools, Weather

DEVELOPING: Feb. 16 school closings and more in Racine, Kenosha Counties

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — Due to the Winter Storm Warning and inclement weather approaching Southeastern Wisconsin, including heavy snowfall expected, multiple school closings within Racine and Kenosha Counties have been declared for Thursday, Feb. 16, 2023. School closings The following schools have made the call to cancel school on Feb. 16: Racine County Eye and […]

Posted inCelebrations, Community, Kenosha Government, Kenosha Lens, Non-Profits

Operation Green Light: honoring veterans in Kenosha County begins Nov. 7

KENOSHA — Beginning Nov. 7, Kenosha County will honor veterans by illuminating government buildings for one week during the evenings in green as part of Operation Green Light for Veterans. Operation Green Light for Veterans is a nationwide effort spearheaded by the National Association of Counties and the National Association of County Veterans Service Officers. […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news, Schools

Racine County Youth in Governance Program accepting nominations for participants through Dec. 16

RACINE COUNTY — Nominations are now open for participants in the Racine County Youth in Governance program. The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. The Youth in Governance program was established by the Racine County Board of Supervisors in 2013 to give county high school students an opportunity to contribute their voice to community […]

Posted inLocal news, Schools, Union Grove

Johnson begins as Superintendent of Union Grove Union High School on July 1

UNION GROVE — Thomas Johnson, the former principal at Union Grove Elementary School, has been named the new superintendent for the Union Grove Union High School. Selecting Johnson The District Board of Education has announced the veteran in education and administration will begin his role on July 1, 2023. The board worked with CESA 7 […]

Posted inCommunity, Kenosha Lens, Kenosha Nonprofits, Local news, Non-Profits

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine and Kenosha closes after 54 years of service

RACINE, KENOSHA — The end of business Tuesday is also the final chapter in a longstanding community partner. Earlier this month, the Board of Directors of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Racine and Kenosha announced that because of a critical budget shortfall, Tuesday would be its final day of operation. Within the last few […]

Posted inBusiness, Local news

Boyle named new Executive Director of Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce

BURLINGTON — As of Jan. 9, 2023, M.T. Boyle has begun serving as the Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce’s new Executive Director. Boyle brings vast experience to Chamber Boyle is a former small business owner and longtime resident of Burlington, Wis. She has worked in community and legislative engagement and event planning positions for Racine […]

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