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SC Johnson donates holiday care packages to Racine area law enforcement

RACINE — Care packages made their way, just in time for the holidays, to law enforcement workers in the Racine Area. Fisk Johnson, CEO of SC Johnson, donated a variety of cleaning products, household items, and other items made by their company in honor of the holiday season. The donation was made as a way […]

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SME PRIME: High school students build needed manufacturing skills via industry-backed program

MOUNT PLEASANT — Noah Salchow, a junior at Academies of Racine-Case (Case High School) SME PRIME program, 7345 Washington Ave., has learned welding and is now getting a hands-on education in the repair and maintenance of the highly technical, automated equipment found in many area factories. “I’ve found it really interesting,” he says. “I’ll just […]

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Disney’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ opens at Racine Theatre Guild Dec. 9

RACINE — A popular Disney film from three decades ago will again come to life starting this weekend in Racine. The cast and crew of “The Little Mermaid,” led by Director Douglas Instenes, Musical Director Greg Berg and Choreographer Mary Leigh Sturino, will take the stage Friday, Dec. 9, through Sunday, Dec. 18, at the […]

Keland House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for sale in Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT — For the first time in history, the Keland House, 1425 Valley View Drive in Mount Pleasant, is for sale. The home was designed by architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, in 1954. Its former resident was Karen Johnson Boyd, the daughter of Herbert Fisk Johnson Jr., of SC Johnson. This 4,978-square-foot Usonian model home […]

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‘The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls’ comes to Golden Rondelle this weekend

“The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls,” by Keli Goff, will open this Saturday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. on the stage at the SC Johnson Golden Rondelle Theater in Racine. The theater is located at 1525 Howe St. in Racine. There are only two performances scheduled for this show. The second is Sunday, […]

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RUSD ‘Stuff the Bus’ giveaway event a huge success for community students

On August 5, “Stuff the Bus” was hosted at Mitchell School, 2701 Drexel Ave. The event supplied attendees with school supplies and free food boxes. The event also allowed children to play fun games and sign up for library cards. Racine Unified School District is gearing up to head back to the classroom on Thursday, […]

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YMCA gets outside support to boost lifeguard pay, benefits for SCJ Community Aquatic Center

RACINE – The Racine Family YMCA is boosting the pay and benefits for lifeguards at the SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center. The facility, located in Pritchard Park, 2800 Ohio St., has been closed for much of the summer because of ongoing staffing shortages. A lifeguard shortage has sharply cut the operating hours at the SC […]

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SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center sidelined by lifeguard shortage

RACINE – On a recent sun-splashed, summer afternoon, you’d expect to see the SC Johnson Community Aquatic Center, 2800 Ohio St., packed with fun-seekers splashing, swimming, wading, playing, laughing. Instead, all is quiet. A sign on the door explains the eerie quiet at the facility. – A sign taped to a locked entrance door says […]

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James A. Peterson Veteran Village receives free repairs from Generac Power Systems, Racine Habitat for Humanity

RACINE – On Friday, employees from Generac Power systems volunteered their time and talents to bring a series of repairs and home improvement projects to the James A. Peterson Veteran Village. The effort was in partnership with the Racine affiliate of Habitat for Humanity of Wisconsin. The James A. Peterson Veteran Village is led by […]

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‘Akeelah and the Bee’ Opens Tomorrow at the Racine Theatre Guild

When Rylee McGee auditioned for “Akeelah and the Bee” in February of 2020, she had no idea that it would take two years to make it to the stage. Rylee, who played Rhonda (Akeelah’s bully), and the rest of the cast had made it through most of the production time, learning their lines, blocking, costumes, […]

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Johnson Financial Group and Racine Habitat for Humanity partner to provide more affordable housing to those in need

RACINE – Johnson Financial Group and Racine Habitat for Humanity have struck up a new partnership for the good of Habitat homeowners. As of April 1, the financial group has begun servicing the mortgages, free of charge, to Racine Habitat for Humanity. Partnership Means Serving More Families in Need With this new partnership, Racine Habitat […]

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Root-Pike WIN Secures Grant from SC Johnson

KENOSHA, WI – The Root-Pike Watershed Initiative Network (WIN) announced that it has received a grant from SC Johnson that will support the Pollinator Patch Program at Bose Elementary School in Kenosha. A 1,000-square-foot Pollinator Patch will be installed at Bose Elementary School with the $5,600 grant. Scheduled to begin in March 2022, the patch […]

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María José Castillo Venegas Crowned Miss Racine 2022

María José Castillo Venegas earned the title of Miss Racine 2022 on Saturday, November 20 at Preservation Hall, 240 Lake Ave., in Downtown Racine. The 23-year-old graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Parkside in 2020. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Applied Mathematics. Currently, she is employed as a Formula Chemist at […]

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SC Johnson Makes Donation To Aid Local HIV Patients

RACINE – SC Johnson, a Racine-based global consumer products manufacturer, has donated $15,000 to Vivent Health to help ensure HIV patients in Racine County have continued access to high-quality medical care and social services. “This generous grant from SC Johnson will help to ensure that people at risk for, or living with, HIV in Racine […]

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