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SC Johnson to Support Girl Scouting in Racine County, 4 Girl Scouts Troops Achieve Highest Awards

Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) is pleased to announce an investment of $5,000 from SC Johnson to support Girl Scouting in Racine County. This grant will make it possible for GSWISE to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more girls in Racine County. Girl Scouting began in Racine County in 1919 when five […]

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SC Johnson Announces Support of Southeast WI Community Organizations to Deliver After-School and Summer Programs Targeting At-Risk Youth

RACINE– SC Johnson today announced it is supporting four local Southeast Wisconsin charitable organizations including the Racine Family YMCA, the Village of Mount Pleasant Police Department via the Lakeside COP House, the Cops N Kids Reading Center, and the Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast. More than $100,000 is being donated to help support after-school and […]

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SC Johnson Professional Announces Winners in Happy Hands Contest

SC Johnson Professional has announced the winners of this year’s Happy Hands dispenser design contest, which promotes the importance of handwashing and sanitizing at school. The winner in the elementary school (K-5) category is Stella F., a fourth-grader at Floranada Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Wilfred O., a sixth-grader at Gifford School in […]

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SC Johnson donates $5 million to fund STEM Scholarships

SC Johnson today announced it is donating $5.5 million to Gateway Technical College (Gateway) to create the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway, a program dedicated to providing women and people of color, who have historically been underrepresented in STEM industries, and those with limited means the opportunity to gain a four-year degree in STEM-related career […]

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SC Johnson Invests $177,000 in Girls Inc. of SE Wisconsin’s STEM Squad

With the support of SC Johnson, Girls Inc. of SE Wisconsin will expand STEM Squad, formerly known as Operation SMART, the hands-on, multi-disciplinary after-school program to develop girls’ enthusiasm and skills for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Launching on October 5, this virtual program provides participants with the opportunity to explore the STEM field, […]

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Mrs. Myers’ Reading Room, Mount Pleasant’s Lakeside COP House Create Kindergarten Readiness Program

With a $23,600 grant from SC Johnson, Mount Pleasant’s Lakeside Community Oriented Policing (COP) House expanded the successful Mrs. Myers’ Reading Room program for kids ages 3 to 5. “Bookworms”, the kindergarten readiness program which began the enrollment process in January, was added to strengthen educational performance. The original “Novel” program for school-aged children will […]

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Battle of the Books Winners’ Circle and Honorable Mentions Announced

The Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh Street, along with sponsor SC Johnson, honored the winners of the 19th annual Battle of the Books tournament, a contest for fourth and fifth-grade students from the Racine area, at a special event held at 5:30 pm on Friday, May 10, 2019 at Memorial Hall. The Winners’ Circle inductees […]

Posted inObituaries

Julie Thielen Loved Travel And Making New Friends

Julie Lynn Thielen, 44, passed away on Saturday at Froedtert Hospital following a courageous struggle awaiting a liver and kidney transplant.  Julie was born in Racine on August 21, 1973, the daughter of Lawrence Thielen and Bonnie Peterson. Julie graduated from Columbia High School, Columbia, NC and attended Wofford College. She has resided in Racine […]

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Robert “Unkl Bob” Schuster Was An Early Riser

Surrounded by his loving family, Robert “Unkl Bob” A. Schuster, passed away Tuesday following a courageous battle with leukemia.   He was born in Mt. Pleasant on May 5, 1928, and was the second youngest of fourteen children, born to John and Mary (Nee: Ripson) Schuster. He was raised on the family farm on Highway KR. […]

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Real Estate: Walgreen Co. Transfers Building To Trust

Over $40 million in property transfers were recorded in Racine County between Jan. 5 through Jan. 9, according to Racine County. Two commercial properties — Walgreens Pharmacy, 1920 Douglas Ave., and Sealed Air, 8310 Sixteenth St., in Mount Pleasant — changed hands. Here are the highlights: Ill.-based Walgreen Co. transferred the Walgreens Pharmacy, 1920 Douglas Ave., […]

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