Posted inElections, Government, Local news, Politics

Denise Anastasio Trustee #4 Candidate

Email address*: Answer: First name*: Answer: Denise Last name*: Answer: Anastasio Age: Answer: 67 Address: Answer: 6145 Potomac Place, Mt. Pleasant, WI How long have you lived in the community: Answer: I have lived in Racine, Caledonia or Mt. Pleasant all of my life. I have been at my current residence in Mt. Pleasant for 22 years. What […]

Posted inBreaking, Kenosha Lens, Uptown Observer

State senators praise Wray’s appointment, differ on views of Jacob Blake shooting

KENOSHA ⏤ State senators Bob Wirch and Van Wanggaard agree Noble Wray is the right choice for someone to review the investigation of the Jacob Blake case. However, when it comes to their opinion of the case itself, they largely differ. Wray hired by DA Graveley, Kaul The state Attorney General’s office announced the former […]

Posted inLocal news

Vallin Honored As 2019 ‘Veteran Of The Year’

RACINE, WI — Retired United States Navy Commander Richard “Dick” Vallin has been named as Wisconsin’s First Congressional District’s Veteran of the Year. Vallin was honored by U.S Rep. Bryan Steil (R-Janesville) this week. “I am honored to be named Southeast Wisconsin’s Veteran of the Year. Thank you to Rep. Steil for recognizing the service […]

Posted inCommunity

Gateway Foundation names Mary Kubicki as Distinguished Alumni

The Gateway Technical College Alumni Association has named Mary Kubicki as Gateway Technical College’s 2019 Distinguished Alumni. Kubicki earned a Supervisory Management degree from Gateway Technical College in 2012 and currently serves as the Kenosha County Clerk, a position she has held since 2009. The award is presented annually to a Gateway Technical College graduate […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Kenosha Police and Fire, Police and fire

Sheriff: Kenosha man had over 200 vials of liquid marijuana

A man is facing drug charges after a deputy found over 200 vials of liquid marijuana in his car during a traffic stop Saturday morning. Kenny Rua, 22,  of Kenosha, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also received a number […]

Posted inCommunity, Schools

Gateway seeks interested community members for Board of Trustees

Gateway Technical College is accepting applications to fill positions for the school’s District Board of Trustees. District residents are eligible to apply. Deadline to apply for the appointment is noon Monday, Feb. 25. Three seats are open for appointment. Those currently holding the seats up for reappointment are Bethany Ormseth, William Duncan and Arletta Frazier-Tucker. […]

Posted inBreaking

Ecstasy, cocaine, and oxycontin found in car during traffic stop

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI – Two Kenosha men face drug charges after officers found marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, and prescription drugs in their car during a traffic stop. Jacob Fox, 20, and Travis Tornes, 22, were stopped for speeding by an officer with the Mount Pleasant Police Department at 8:54 p.m. Monday. Tornes, the driver, was speeding […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Culture

Over Our Head Players Select Comedy Writing Contest Finalists

Over Our Head Players has announced the 10 finalists selected for performance at the “2020 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival.”  Between July and October, a record-breaking 654 scripts were submitted for consideration.  Playwrights from 43 states and 12 foreign countries entered the competition.  The largest number of entries came from New York, followed by California.  […]

Posted inCommunity, Opinion

Opinion: The Highway KR Project – The Expendables

There once was a City and a Village, who dreamed of glory. The City hopes to return to its former days of being an industrial king, and the Village of being somebody—anybody? In 2017, County Executive Jonathan Delagrave and Mount Pleasant Village President, David DeGroot saw their chance for the fairy tale when an international […]

Posted inEmployment, Wisconsin Jobs

Gateway seeks short-term board member, application available

The Board Appointment Committee for the Gateway Technical College District Board of Trustees has begun to accept applications for an appointment to a short-term seat on the board. Deadline to apply is noon, Nov. 23. The short-term board commitment, which begins Feb. 21 and ends June 30, 2019 is an open seat for a Racine […]

Posted inLocal news, Weather

Severe thunderstorm watch issued until 9 p.m. Tuesday night

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service from 4:45 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday night for Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, Walworth and Waukesha counties. The primary threat: Large hail and damaging winds, according to a press release by the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for […]

Posted inElections, Government

Make your voice count and vote on April 2nd.

The Spring Election Fact Sheet will give you the basics for the April 2nd election. What’s on the Ballot? Voters will elect a Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice. Check out the fact sheet to learn why the Wisconsin Supreme Court is so important. Many Wisconsin voters will vote for circuit court judges, and for important local elections: school board […]

Posted inPolice and fire

Couple charged with fraud, theft in cell phone purchase scheme

A woman and man were charged Tuesday with theft and fraud after the woman conspired with the man to buy thousands of dollars worth of cell phones through her employer. Ahmad Jarabah, 18, Kenosha, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with one count of theft-false representation and fraudulent writings. If convicted of […]

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