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Carthage College Adopts Test-Optional Policy Amid Pandemic

Carthage College will not require standardized test scores for admission given the significant disruption students are facing caused by COVID-19. The change takes effect for all students applying for fall 2021. Students will have the option of submitting scores. “Carthage is committed to working with students. This next step of allowing all students to apply […]

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Mid-America States Collaborating on COVID-19 Transportation Strategies

To keep the supply chain of critical goods and services intact during the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Mid-America Association of State Transportation Officers (MAASTO) are coordinating strategies that will help the citizens of the central United States. “Meeting the challenge of the pandemic will require that we can get vital goods like food and […]

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Dining From A Distance: Local Restaurants To Help Seniors During COVID-19 Outbreak

A new Racine County Senior Nutrition initiative will provide another meal option for homebound seniors while giving restaurants an opportunity for additional business during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Racine County Senior Nutrition program is seeking to contract with approximately 12 local restaurants to provide delivered and curb-side meals to seniors who are homebound due to […]

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Evers rolls out ‘Badger Bounce Back’ plan to reopen state

Governor Tony Evers announced the ‘Badger Bounce Back’ plan, a three-phase program to allow businesses to reopen and people to get back to work and social life. “As we’ve learned over the past month, in the most difficult of circumstances, Wisconsinites will rise to the occasion, helping each other and working together to do what’s best […]

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A parade of love: How one family said good-bye in the age of social distancing

Sandra Lynn Gravunder, 77, died on April 14.But her family couldn’t have an in-person funeral.So friends and family paraded through the cemetaryTo show their loveAnd support for the familySandra loved Jesus.Her faith was ever present.Her husband Roger served on the Racine Fire Department and they showed their support too.While the families kept their distance from […]

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Evers’ Safer at Home order an overreach, Sheriff says

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling called Governor Tony Evers’ extension of the Safer at Home order an “overreach” and enforcing the order would not be a priority. Instead, Schmaling would focus on “keeping the roads safe” and protect citizens from “criminal activity.” He believes doing so would have “dire lifetime consequences for businesses, homeowners, and […]

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COVID-19 Update: BadgerCare Plus Children and Medicaid Purchase Plan Premiums Suspended

In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is temporarily changing program rules to help protect the health and safety of members. This includes suspending BadgerCare Plus children and Medicaid Purchase Plan (MAPP) premiums as of April 1, 2020. Although an end date has not yet been determined, it […]

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UW-Parkside College Of Arts And Humanities Donates PPE

The UW-Parkside College of Arts and Humanities donated personal protective equipment (PPE) to emergency operations centers in Kenosha and Racine counties to be used by first responders and medical personnel. Dr. Lesley Heins Walker, dean of the College, coordinated the effort with UW-Parkside Costume Lab Supervisor Darice Damata-Geiger, Associate Professor of Art Trenton Baylor, and […]

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COVID-19 cases and deaths rise

The number of COVID-19 deaths reached 154 as of Monday. Five of those people resided in Racine County, according to state and local officials. Hospitals statewide tested 40,197 people or .7 percent of the 5.822 million people living in Wisconsin. Of those people tested, 36,769 tested negative, and 3,428 tested positive. Racine County officials reported […]