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Faith, Hope & Love Receives Donation from SC Johnson to Support Children in Need

RACINE, Wis. – Faith, Hope & Love is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 donation from SC Johnson in support of its Duffels for Kids program, which provides emergency duffel bags filled with personal care and comfort items for children displaced from their home due to abuse, neglect or a tragedy. Since 2014, […]

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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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SC Johnson to make biggest investment, but also scale back workforce

SC Johnson has made plans to invest $110 million-$140 million for upgrading their production lines at its Waxdale factory. Kelly Semrau, company spokeswoman, told reporters at the Journal Times that SCJ will invest $80 million more than usual at the factory over the next three years. She also said that they will be offering voluntary […]

Posted inObituaries

Donald Hildebrandt guided children through scouting

Donald W. Hildebrandt, 60, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday at Froedtert South (St. Catherine’s Hospital) in Kenosha. Donald was born in Kenosha on January 17, 1958, the son of Melvin and Doris (nee: Lockard) Hildebrandt. Don graduated from Carthage College with a degree in Biology.  On August 8, 1981, he was united in marriage to […]

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BREAKING: SC Johnson Cutting Up to 400 Jobs in ‘Reorganization’

SC Johnson announced Wednesday it will eliminate between 300 and 400 jobs in what it is calling a re-organization. WTMJ 4 News is reporting that SCJ made the announcement to employees back in January. Some of those positions are open and won’t be filled while other jobs will be eliminated, resulting in job losses. “The […]

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Gene Johnson dies at 87

Imogene “Gene” Powers Johnson, the matriarch of the Johnson family, died Saturday at Ascension All Saints Hospital, according to a story by the Racine Journal Times. Johnson’s husband Sam Johnson was the patriarch of the Johnson family companies. In a letter sent to the Journal Times, the family characterized Sam and Gene’s relationship as “an […]

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SC Johnson Donates Dollars For Summer Youth Camp

A sizable donation from SC Johnson will keep a summer youth camp in Racine County free of charge. The local private manufacturer donated $25,000 to the Volunteer Center of Racine County’s Summer Service – Learning Camp. The program takes 11- to 18-year-old youth and teaches them volunteerism and community service during 12 separate week-long sessions. […]

Posted inElections, Government

Rosenbaum Earns Sturtevant Trustee Seat

Soon-to-be village trustee Mike Rosenbaum will be a new face on the Sturtevant Village Board. The board is also losing Trustee Chris Wright, who came up short in the at-large election. Wright was the chair of the Finance and Budgetary Committee and the Economic Development and Redevelopment Committee. On the election, Wright said, “I wish […]

Posted inBreaking, Business, Government, Real Estate

Sturtevant Files Lawsuit Against County Over Cobble Court

A land dispute between the Village of Sturtevant and Racine County, playing out as a war of attrition, came to a head Monday with Sturtevant beginning a lawsuit against the County. The property in question consists of four vacant parcels located near the corner of 84th Street and Hwy 11. They were originally part of […]

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Veteran Village Receives Preliminary Nod

The James A. Peterson Veteran Village project received a unanimous approval from the Racine Plan Commission at a meeting held Wednesday night. Officials with the Veterans Outreach of Wisconsin plan to house the James A. Peterson Veteran Village, a community center and food pantry at 1624 Yout St. The group hopes to close on the […]

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