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Mitchell School Fire One Year Later

  Friday marks a year since the Mitchell School gym burned to the ground and displaced elementary students through the end of the school year. In the early morning hours of Feb. 27, 2014, Racine Fire Department crews responded to Mitchell School for reports of a fire. When firefighters arrived, they found a blaze that […]

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Fire in Wood Trailer at Beck Aluminum

  A large fire was reported around 8 p.m. Friday at the Beck Aluminum plant near 23rd and Racine streets. Scanner reports from our friends at Racine Uncovered indicate a 30-foot trailer filled with wooden pallets was the primary location of the fire. An officer from the City of Racine first reported the fire, and crews from […]

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Work on Mitchell School Continues

  Photos provided by Erika Minna Weitkuhn Work continues on Mitchell School after a fire destroyed the gym and water from extinguishing the blaze damaged parts of the elementary school. The fire occurred in the early morning hours of Feb. 27 and was determined by the Racine Fire Department to be an accident. A cause is still […]

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Mitchell School Murals with Chicago Art Expert

  The 40-foot mural damaged in the Mitchell school fire is now in the hands of an expert in Chicago to determine whether or not it can be saved. Completed in 1941, the five mural panels done by Santos Zingale under the Works Progress Administration. Zingale, hung in what was then Mitchell High School and illustrated the arrival in Racine […]

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Mitchell School Fire Ruled an Accident

  The fire that destroyed the gymnasium and some of the elementary school at Mitchell has been determined an accident. In a report released by the Racine Fire Department, the cause of the fire is still undetermined, but is has been deemed an accident. After the fire started in a space between the ceiling and […]

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Mitchell Gym Comes Down

  Thank you to both Naida Smith-Keech and Erika Minna Weitkuhn for the photos of crews taking down the Mitchell school gym Wednesday, nearly two weeks after a fire devastated students, staff, and faculty. Elementary students will attend Wind Point Elementary for the rest of the year, and middle school students are due back Monday at […]

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Mitchell Boys Basketball Wins City Championship

  From the Racine Unified School District newsletter: Congratulations to the Mitchell Middle School Boys Basketball team for winning the city championship on Tuesday, March 4 at McKinley Middle School. Mitchell Middle School teachers cheered their team on to victory. Thank you to the community who supported the school by bringing donations of school supplies […]

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Mitchell School Supply Drive Stars Trinity Irish Dancers

Submitted by Bobbie Reinhofer from Razor Sharp Razor Sharp, locally owned and committed to our community is opening it’s door and invited people to participate in fundraising for the Mitchell School Supplies Drive for this event! The Trinity Irish Dancers are returning for their Fourth Visit! Razor Sharp Fitness 7300 Washington Mount Pleasant, WI 262.321.0200 […]

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Damage Details from Mitchell School Fire

  While Racine Unified officials don’t yet know the cost of the fire that destroyed the Mitchell School gym or how long clean-up will take in the most heavily damaged areas, they detailed for Racine County Eye the effects of the blaze. The southwest portion of the buildng suffered the most significant damage; totaling the […]

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