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Polzin Park Dedication, COP Open House in Mount Pleasant Neighborhood

The sounds of children laughing, running and playing have been ringing through the Lakeside neighborhood since Polzin Park was completed earlier this year. Listening to the sounds of childhood echoing down the street is music to Paula Wells Huck’s ears. “Hearing the kids laughing and shouting about going to the park is pure happiness!” she told Racine […]

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Wright legacy lives on this weekend

The month of June opens wide with a Downtown party, an architecture tour, live music and a great lake view. Come along this weekend with Real Racine. The Wright stuff. Architecture enthusiasts from around the country are expected in the Racine area for Wright and Like 2016 presented by the Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin (FLWW) […]

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Excellence in Racine: Samad Qawi Recipient of SC Johnson Scholarship

William Horlick High School senior Samad Qawi has been awarded a $5,000 renewable SC Johnson Young Leaders Scholarship. Qawi is in the top 10 percent of his class and plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall as a pre-med Neurology major. He was awarded a full-tuition scholarship from UW-Madison because he participated in the PEOPLES program (Pre-college Enrollment […]

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Gateway Technical College To Offer Low-Income Students Free Tuition

Low-income students will be able to attend Gateway Technical College for free starting in the fall of 2017 through a partnership between area businesses, state and federal government called the Gateway Promise. The Gateway Promise hopes to increase enrollment in the technical college system by targeting high school seniors with the hope of getting them into the workforce […]

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Sturtevant Approves $17,000 for South Shore Fire Equipment

Despite vehement opposition from two board members, Sturtevant trustees Tuesday approved paying the Village of Mount Pleasant $17,000 for 2015 South Shore Fire Department equipment purchases Sturtevant couldn’t afford at the time. At a Sturtevant Finance Committee meeting last month, committee members voted 2-1 to deny Mount Pleasant the payment. Committee chair Trustee John Johnson […]

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Trustees Tussle Over South Shore Fire Equipment Purchases

Sturtevant trustees Tuesday will address whether or not to pay Mount Pleasant $17,000 for 2016 South Shore Fire Department equipment purchases a Sturtevant committee late last month voted against. Trustees Chris Larsen and Chris Wright on Facebook are urging residents to attend Tuesday’s board meeting to voice their concern over the SSFD item on the agenda they […]

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New Sturtevant Development District Could Include Cobble Court

Sturtevant board members will talk Tuesday about the status of land they’re eyeing for future development on Highway 11 that is believed to be in foreclosure. Cobble Court was originally planned as a mixed use, walkable community development with commercial and retail buildings fronting Durand Avenue and townhomes and single family homes rounding out the […]