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Free hair and makeup services for prom at The Main Project & Café on May 20

RACINE — Free hair and makeup application will be available for prom-goers on May 20 at The Main Project & Café, 1014 State St. Mercedes Felix applies makeup on a prom-goer at the 2022 Beauty Obsessed Prom giveaway event. – Memories of going to prom are priceless, but the cost of tickets, attire, dinner, transportation, […]

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Men’s Wearhouse pays it forward to 5 promgoers with disabilities with free suit rentals

RACINE — Five students with intellectual disabilities between Horlick and Park High School are going to prom worry-free due to a generous donation from Men’s Wearhouse, 2520 S. Green Bay Road. Since 2017, Men’s Wearhouse has been assisting families in offsetting the financial burden for select students with disabilities, ensuring the students receive the ultimate […]

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‘Guns and Hoses’ basketball game brings Racine Police and Fire together on April 22

RACINE — Members of the Racine Police Department (RPD) and Racine Fire Department (RFD) were surrounded by family and friends, as the first responders played in the first annual “Guns and Hoses” basketball game. Zach Brenner tries to block the ball as Aaron San Juan looks for a Racine Fire teammate to pass it to. […]

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Levonian named principal at Burlington High School; effective July 1

BURLINGTON — Amy Levonian has officially been named the new principal of Burlington High School (BHS), 400 McCanna Parkway, part of the Burlington Area School District (BASD). Levonian started with the BHS faculty in July 2022 as assistant principal, moving on to serve as the interim principal since January 2023. She will now shed the […]

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Fundraising efforts continue for Bill Martin on March 26 at 5th Street Yacht Club

RACINE — Bill Martin, a local Racine County resident, was severely injured in an unpredictable accident in 2018 when a tree fell on his family’s SUV. The accident, which took the life of his wife, Michelle, nearly took his life as well, and altered his physical abilities forever. In an attempt to recover from the […]

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Rebel Roasters serve up hot coffee at Horlick High School, program teaches students with disabilities vocational skills

RACINE – The Rebel Roasters can be found making their way through the halls of Horlick High School,  2119 Rapids Drive, serving refreshments and light snacks via a new mobile coffee cart. The Rebel Roasters learn valuable skills like how to use a cash register and how to use math in real life situations. Abby […]

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UPDATE: Bill Martin desires to teach post-accident, funds needed for an accessible van

UPDATE: The Culver’s fundraiser, originally set for March 1, has been changed to this evening, Feb. 28. We have updated the information towards the bottom of the article, along with a new total for Bill’s fundraising. Bill’s story: An unexpected accident that occurred in October 2018 changed the Martin family forever when a tree fell […]

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Cops N Cuts brings Racine Police, local barbers and 60 children together

RACINE— The Anthony Lane COP House, 2437 Anthony Lane, transformed from a community policing house to a barber shop on Sunday, Jan. 28, for the Cops N Cuts event. The Racine Police Department hosts the bi-yearly event in partnership with volunteer barbers/stylists, Andis, and Educators Credit Union. Officer Travis Brady, of the Racine Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing program, […]

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Racine Roundup of TMJ4: Bill Martin, Betker makes history, & Beauchamp in Racine

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 O’Clock news on Thursday, Jan. 19. This week, Racine County Eye web editor Emma Widmar discussed various stories with TMJ4 anchors, Ryan Jenkins and Susan Kim. Bill Martin’s fundraiser Bill Martin, a math teacher from Horlick High School, suffered a tragic accident in the fall of […]

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Irving ‘Jerry’ Jerome Petersen, avid golfer and family man, passes at 84

Obituary for Irving “Jerry” Jerome Petersen With his family at his side, Irving “Jerry” Jerome Petersen, 84, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at Ascension-All Saints Hospital. He was born in Racine on Nov. 13, 1938, the son of the late Irving and Mildred (Nee: Freitag) Petersen. Jerry graduated from Horlick High School “Class of […]

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Betker’s historic effort one for the county’s record books

RACINE — With her final high school season quickly approaching, Racine Park senior girls basketball player Grace Betker only had one focus Friday night. And that was to knock off crosstown rival Racine Horlick. The Panthers did just that, with a 71-55 Southeast Conference victory, but the storyline grew even larger when the final statistics […]

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Party for students with intellectual disabilities from across the district was ‘a great time’

RACINE- Students with intellectual disabilities at Case, Horlick, and Park High Schools came together for an afternoon of dancing, food, and fun on Jan 13. The annual celebration was scheduled for Dec. 22, however, it was canceled due to weather. Nevertheless, students were still able to partake in an afternoon of unity at Infusino’s Pizzeria, […]

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