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Tex Reynolds’ Toys for Tots gift registration for 2023 opens Oct. 3

RACINE — Parents and caregivers are invited to register to receive free Christmas gifts for children through the Tex Reynolds’ Toys for Tots program starting Tuesday, Oct. 3. A wooden doll house gets a shingle repair at the Tex Reynolds’ Toys for Tots workshop. Registration opens Tuesday, Oct. 3 for this year’s toy distribution for […]

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UPDATE: 14-year-old hit-and-run crash victim in Mount Pleasant has died

UPDATE (Aug. 25, 2023, 6:50 p.m.): The 14-year-old teen who was the victim of a hit-and-run crash on Aug. 20 has died, the Mount Pleasant Police Department announced on Friday. The victim has not been identified due to his age. According to a  written statement from the MPPD, the teen died on Monday, the day […]

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Multiple Injuries Reported in 3-Vehicle Car Crash in Yorkville

TOWN OF YORKVILLE — Six individuals sustained injuries in a three-car crash at the intersection of Highway C (Spring Street) and 67th Drive in the Town of Yorkville on Saturday afternoon, July 29. Kansasville Fire & Rescue (KFRD) responded promptly to assist the Union Grove – Yorkville Fire Department. One patient’s injuries requires Flight for […]

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Drug Take-Back Day is April 22; 3 convenient Racine County sites open

RACINE COUNTY — Drug Take-Back Day, an event hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), takes place throughout Wisconsin on Saturday, April 22, and includes three sites in Racine County. Drug Take-Back Day is a convenient way for residents to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. DHS urges residents […]

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1st annual Racine Chili Bowl names Case High School as champion

RACINE — The 1st annual Racine Firefighters vs. the Academies of Racine Chili Bowl kicked off on Dec. 15. Participants came ready to win, but only one chili could be named the best. Case High School culinary students took home that accolade. The chili bowl was judged by community leaders and personalities from around the […]

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Cops ‘N Kids Reading Center holiday book giveaway continues for its 20th year on Dec. 17

RACINE — Cops ‘N Kids Reading Center will be hosting its 20th annual book giveaway this holiday season. Books come at no charge to those attending the event. On Dec. 17 from 9 to 11 a.m., this local nonprofit will distribute books to children at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth Street, in Downtown Racine. This event […]

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Sturtevant’s tree lighting takes place on Dec. 3, village seeks participants for tree decorating contest

The Village of Sturtevant invites community members to kick off the holiday season on Dec. 3 at their annual tree lighting, event. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., there will be a variety of holiday activities for families to enjoy. At 5 p.m., attendees are asked to gather front of the South Shore Fire Department […]

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Mount Pleasant rollover crash under investigation from Friday night

MOUNT PLEASANT — Village of Mount Pleasant Police are continuing to investigate a rollover crash late Friday night that left a 52-year-old Racine man with severe injuries. According to a press release issued Monday morning, police were dispatched to the 11000 block of Highway 20 at about 10:46 p.m., for a report of a vehicle […]

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Educators Credit Union donates $10,000 to the South Shore Fire Department for new CPR equipment

RACINE – Educators Credit Union joined with the South Shore Fire Department to celebrate Educators Credit Union’s $10,000 donation for the purchase of new CPR equipment on June 30. The South Shore Fire Department will now be able to host CPR training on-site and within the community. “We were able to essentially double the size […]

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Update: Issue resolved, We Energies: Power outage affects more than 3k residents in Racine County

Update: The outages that occurred due to this incident have been resolved as of July 8. There are currently 3,236 people within the Racine County area without power due to an incident. We Energies serves over 14,000 people in the Village of Mount Pleasant, where the outage took place. The official cause of the power […]

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2 killed in head-on collision with semi-tractor-trailers

YORKVILLE – Two people were killed in a head-on collision involving two semi-tractor-trailers here Tuesday morning. The collision shut down Highway 11 (Durand Avenue) at the 16000 block east of Union Grove for several hours. The Union Grove-Yorkville Fire Department reported that both drivers were killed in the accident. No other injuries were reported. The […]