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Racine Remembers: The 1888 Bohemian Schoolhouse

Written by: Dick Ammann Coming to Racine County because of the area’s agricultural potential, the Bohemians (from an area now know as the Czech Republic) mostly settled between Five Mile and Seven Mile Roads.  As time passed, the group felt the need to build churches, meeting halls and schools to keep their heritage alive.  The […]

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Be patient for Ironman-related traffic delays

Motorists should prepare for temporary traffic delays this Sunday (July 16) because of the Ironman 70.3 Racine triathlon. The event will bring about 1,700 triathletes from around the world to compete in swimming, bicycling and running. Racine’s North Beach serves as the transition point among the activities. The first wave of competitive swimmers starts a […]

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Zoo family fun and much more

Family fun at the zoo, a scenic horseback ride, sailing, poetry and summer foods are all on tap in Racine County this weekend. Real Racine has you covered. Zoo + terrific Saturday. Racine County has a terrific zoo and zookeepers. To celebrate, the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St., invites everyone to Zoo-riffic Saturday Zookeeper […]

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Be ready for triathlon-related traffic delays

Residents and visitors should prepare for temporary traffic delays related to the Ironman 70.3 Racine triathlon this Sunday (July 17). This annual swimming, cycling and running competition begins at 7 a.m. at North Beach. The triathlon’s cycling leg runs through parts of Racine, Mount Pleasant, Caledonia and Raymond. The cycling course will affect parts of […]

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Muhammed Ali Remembered In Caledonia

Boxing legend Muhammed Ali once had his eyes set on making cars in Caledonia in an 87,000 square-foot facility that was slated to be built behind Nielsen Building Systems. And for Caledonia residents Tom Simons and Sam Beech, learning about Ali’s death Friday made them particularly sad because they recall meeting the professional boxer on […]

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Caledonia Yard Waste Drop-Off Hours Set

Caledonia will open its seasonal yard waste drop-off site for its residents starting March 30. The drop-off site will be open from 1:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday west of the Village’s Safety Building, 6900 Nicholson Road. It will close for the season the […]

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Caledonia Chooses Not To Appoint Challenger Against Willing for Trustee

UPDATE: The Caledonia Village Board opted not to appoint Mike Pirk as a candidate to run against Caledonia village trustee Ed Willing after a motion to dismiss the action was made at the meeting Monday night. ORIGINAL STORY: Following the death of April Weatherston, the Caledonia Village Board plans to talk at its meeting Monday […]

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Have a Great Thanksgiving Weekend!

Thanksgiving is here — and so are holiday lights, shopping and getting together with family and friends. Real Racine is wishing you the best. Lights and more lights. One of the area’s most spectacular holiday light displays — the Wisconsin Christmas Carnival of Lights — opens Saturday at Jellystone Park Campground, 8425 Hwy 38, Caledonia. […]

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Green Bay Packer Donald Driver Visits Winning Caledonia Family

The Szymczak family of Caledonia scored points for healthy living with a visit from Green Bay Packers’ all-time leading receiver, Donald Driver. The “Dancing with the Stars” champion and four-time children’s book author visited the Szymczak family to congratulate them for winning the 2015  Driven to Better Health family contest sponsored by Children’s Hospital of […]