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Racine County Sheriff’s captain Madrigal honored with community service award

UNION GROVE – Cary Madrigal, a captain in the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, is the recipient of the 2022 Frank Lamping Community Service Award. The award, presented by Community State Bank (CSB), is inspired by the late Frank Lamping, a Union Grove native. It was created to acknowledge and celebrate a community member who exemplifies […]

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‘Day in the Country’ festival in Rochester continues community traditions on Sept. 17

RACINE COUNTY — The Village of Rochester will continue with its 26-year-old tradition on Sept. 17. The Day in the Country fall festival opens up Historic Downtown Rochester for a full day of fun. On the docket for the day is an arts & crafts fair, car show, produce sales, petting zoo, live music, wagon […]

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Man behind alleged Waterford bank bomb scare never threatened employees before

The 52-year-old Racine man who allegedly threatened a Waterford bank employee by saying his briefcase held a bomb never threatened bank staff before. David Brown was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to 90 days in jail and/or up to $1,000 […]

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Construction to begin on Waterford Lofts with $250K grant from WEDC

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has awarded the Village of Waterford $250,000 to construct the future Waterford Lofts, located at 506 E. Main St. This monetary award was made possible as part of the Community Development Investment Grant program. “In 2018, nearly 200 Waterford residents and business owners provided feedback on the future of the Village, and […]

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Union Grove Relay for Life event to honor local cancer survivor on June 3

Kim Terpstra, a Union Grove resident and breast cancer survivor, is aware of the impact cancer can have on a family. It’s why she’s passionate about the work that Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society provides. About 20 years ago, Terpstra was the chairperson overseeing the Union Grove Relay for Life event. Now, […]

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Police: Racine man stole $8,000 from closed bank account

A Racine man is facing decades behind bars after cashing checks totaling $8,200 on a woman’s closed bank account, according to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. John Nash was charged Friday in Racine County Circuit Court with 11 felony counts each of identity theft and forgery as well as eight felony and three misdemeanor […]

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Police: Man Left License Behind When He Tried Cashing Fake Check

Sturtevant police say a 40-year-old Milwaukee man tried to steal over $3,000 from a Kenosha company but walked away from the bank leaving his driver’s license behind. Jeffrey Johnson was supposed to be formally charged with two felony counts of forgery and one felony count of attempted fraud against a bank. If he’s convicted, Johnson […]

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Crime of the Week: Mount Pleasant Bank Robbery

Submitted by Crime Stoppers of Racine County The Mount Pleasant Police Department in conjunction with CRIME STOPPERS of Racine County Inc. is seeking information on a Bank Robbery that occurred in the Village of Mount Pleasant. On 01/17/2014 at 1:03 pm Mt. Pleasant Police Officers responded to a hold up alarm at the Community State Bank located at […]

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Police Search for Bank Robbery Suspect

  Mount Pleasant police are asking for help find the man who robbed Community State Bank Friday afternoon. Officers were called at 1:03 p.m. for a hold up alarm at the bank, 8930 Washington Avenue. When police arrived, witness said the suspect entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding money. After he received […]

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