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Marianna Lehner Rothe Served Her Community

Marianna Elizabeth Lehner entered this world on September 24, 1923, the daughter of Anna and Henry Lehner of Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  She graduated from Kohler High School in 1941.  She was awarded a Kohler Family Scholarship and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting in 1945. She married her […]

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Volunteers Install Little Free Libraries, Learning Trails

For this year’s Day of Action, United Way of Racine County and local partners focused on literacy. Private business, nonprofits and volunteers worked together Wednesday to put up five new little free libraries and updated two Born Learning Trails. The little free libraries are small community libraries where local residents can borrow and return books […]

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United Way of Racine County Lauded For Community Conversations

United Way Worldwide recognized the United Way of Racine County for its effort in bringing groups of citizens together to talk about issues that they care about called Community Conversations. During a keynote speech at an international conference, Brian Gallagher, chief executive officer of United Way Worldwide, called Community Conversations one of the “most effective community […]

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GED Fair Attracts 86 Racine County Residents

Hosted by the Racine County GED Initiative, the first GED Fair held Thursday netted 86 people expressing interest in obtaining their GED diploma. The Initiative — which includes Gateway Technical College, Racine Unified School District, Racine Literacy Council, Wisconsin Department of Corrections and United Way of Racine County — aims to increase the number of Racine […]

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STEM Workshop Empowers Girls to Go After Science, Math Careers

The number of girls going into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) careers is rising, but is still lower than women in those fields would like to see. To help spark interest in STEM occupations, 200 girls in 7th and 8th grade from Gilmore, Starbuck, Jerstad and Mitchell middle schools through Girls, Inc. participated Wednesday in the annual […]

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Grant Helps Park HS Recycle More Paper

Going green just a got a little easier at Washington Park High School thanks to a $1,000 Youth As Resources (YAR) grant from United Way of Racine County. Students in the Park High School Key Club will use their funds to place 90 paper recycling barrels throughout the school. The custom decorated barrels will, hopefully, encourage […]

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