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Obituary: Ida Marie Dawson

Ida Marie Walker Dawson, 56, passed away unexpectedly on Monday  at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. She was born Sep. 5, 1959, in Racine, Wisconsin to the late Marshall and Margaret Walker. Marie attended Washington Park High School and graduated with the “Class of 1977”. Furthering her education, she attended Gateway Technical College and […]

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Excellence in Racine: Park Choirs Hit High Notes at Competitions

Congratulations are in order for the Washington Park Panthers choirs after they placed at and near the top at two separate competitions. During the state Solo/Ensemble contest May 7 at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, the Women’s Concert Chorale Vocal Jazz; Vocal Ensemble Madrigal; and Vocal Ensemble Show Choir all earned gold medals. Solo singers grabbed gold as well: […]

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Obituary: Steve Savas

Steve S. Savas, 83, passed away Thursday.  He was born in Racine, Aug. 14, 1932, son of the late John and Fotiny (Evangil) Savas. Steve graduated from Washington Park High School “Class of 1950” and was inducted into the School Hall of Fame in 2012. Steve served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War […]

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Obituary: Walter Stenavich

Surrounded by his loving family, Walter M. Stenavich, 90, passed away Thursday at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, WI. Walter was born in KenoshaFeb.  28, 1926, son of the late Walter and Anna (Dombrowski) Stenavich. Walter attended Washington Park High School and was honored in Park’s Hall of Fame.  During World War II, he proudly served […]

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Excellence in Racine: 4 Park Panthers Earn SC Johnson Scholarships

Four Washington Park High School seniors have been named 2016 SC Johnson Young Leaderships Scholarship recipients. Maddie Aiello-Kimberlain, Eryn Benner, Christina Galvan and Erika Meredith will each receive $5,000 based on their overall academic performance and are renewable for three years as long as students maintain superior academics as full-time students while they’re in college. Kimberlain […]

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Obituary: Josephine Paraganian

Josephine E. Paraganian, “Josie”, 92, passed away Wednesday at The Woods at Caledonia. She was born in Racine, Feb. 15, 1924 daughter of the late Benjamin and Stephanie (Nee: Zayenchkowski) Wolk. She graduated from Washington Park High School “Class of 1942”. Josie was a member of St. Lucy’s Catholic Church. She was employed as a […]

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Obituary: Bonnie Rasmussen

Bonnie L. Rasmussen, 74, passed away Wednesday at the Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie. Bonnie was born in Racine, Dec. 16, 1941 daughter of the late Wesley and Eva (Nee: Carter) Bose. Bonnie was a graduate of Washington Park High School, “Class of 1959”. On July 25, 1964 she was united in marriage to Harold […]

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Heroin Stories, Resources & Awareness at Park May 19

Families from throughout the Racine Unified community are invited to “An Evening with Ellsworth,” a presentation about heroin and opiate use and abuse May 19 at Washington Park High School. The presentation will feature female inmates from Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Facility sharing their personal stories about how opiate and/or heroin use landed them in prison. […]