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Gift of Giving Food Drive looks to bring in 2023 items at Kenosha Public Market

KENOSHA — As part their commitment to serve the community, Kenosha Public Market is hosting a food drive to benefit several food pantries in the area. The need for donations to food banks everywhere always takes on a bigger emphasis in the days and weeks leading to the holiday season. But that same need doesn’t […]

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5 free acts of giving to accomplish this holiday season

Racine County has a rich history of giving among its residents. Over the years, thousands have donated time, efforts, money and material goods all in the name of making our community better place for all. This holiday season is no different. Amidst the hustle and bustle of life, make the holidays heartfelt this year. Whether […]

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Man charged with 10 new counts of possession of CSAM: child sex abuse materials

RACINE — A 41-year-old Racine man faces the rest of his life in prison after authorities filed 10 new charges of possession of child sex abuse materials (CSAM) after the original 2021 case against him was closed. Matthew A. June was scheduled to be charged Thursday, Oct. 13, with 10 felony counts of possession of […]

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Veteran Overcomes Substance Abuse, Wins Hero Award

Jerome Lewis is a US Navy Veteran. He’s also a caring father, loving husband, and a person in long-term recovery. From his trials with a substance abuse disorder, he’s become a Veteran’s Treatment Court graduate, Veteran’s Treatment Court Mentor, and Racine County Alcohol and Drug Treatment Court Mentor. Despite the challenges he’s faced in life, […]

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Kenosha County Joint Information Center Announces Food Pantry Needs

In response to numerous inquiries from community members on how they can help during the COVID-19 emergency, the Kenosha County Joint Information Center is periodically publishing a list of needs at local food pantries. This list is compiled by Extension Kenosha County in cooperation with the Joint Information Center. To add your organization to the […]


Meal Services in Racine

Meal services in Racine County are now available for residents. Due to COVID-19 changes may occur, but as of now, this is the current information to follow. Where are meal services happening in Racine? Look no further, follow this guide for times and locations. Use the Racine Meal Service Guide for access to meal services […]

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SC Johnson will match local Red Kettle donations on Saturday, Dec. 15

Accompanied by the familiar sights and sounds of volunteers ringing bells while standing alongside red kettles, the Racine area Salvation Army is again in front or area retailers with the annual Red Kettle Campaign. On Saturday, Dec. 15, SC Johnson will match donations at area Red Kettles. To achieve its goals of helping more families, […]

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The Salvation Army suggests volunteering this holiday season

Local Salvation Army volunteer Steve Jordan worked his hours in front of the Pick’n Save grocery store. (Photo courtesy of Steve Jordan) Christmas and the holidays are synonymous with giving – giving to our families, our friends, and those in need. For 128 years, the Salvation Army has stationed people with kettles outside storefronts and […]

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Tradition of the Salvation Army red kettle supports many local programs every year

Aside from “Ho, ho, ho!” and several songs by Perry Como, perhaps no other sound says Christmas more than the ring of a Salvation Army bell. The red kettle has been an American icon for 128 years. From Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, the ubiquitous buckets can be found outside thousands of storefronts in small towns […]

Racine County real estate transfers Sept. 10 through Sept. 14

A number of real estate properties changed hands between Sept. 10 through Sept. 14, including a Salvation Army thrift store and a commercial property on Rapids Drive, according to the Racine County Deeds Office. The Salvation Army and Illinois Corp. sold their store at 2122 Douglas Avenue to Constantin and Victoria Tousis for $300,000.  The nonprofit […]

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Racine Community Invited to National Night Out Kick-Off

The Racine community is invited to kick off National Night Out, “America’s Night Out Against Crime and Drugs,” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 7, at the Salvation Army, 1901 Washington Ave. in Uptown Racine. Members from state and local government, public safety officials, Racine Neighborhood Watch representatives, and McGruff the Crime Dog will announce the official start […]

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Obituary: Sally Tessmer

Sally R. Tessmer, 86, passed away on Tuesday August 9, 2016 at the Elizabeth Residence in Franklin. Born in Racine on February 22, 1930 to the late Harold and Ruth (nee: Hansen) Wald, Sally lived in Racine all of her life. She graduated from Washington Park High School in 1948. Afterward, she married the love […]

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