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Restoration Ministries: Rebuilding Lives in Racine

Advertisements Kelly Scroggins-Powell founded Restoration Ministries, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with the motivation to assist people in need. Through this ministry, they rebuild lives by providing support services. The organization was established in 2006. Scroggins-Powell lived in Indiana when the organization was first created. However, when moving back to Racine, she brought Restoration Ministries with […]

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UW-Parkside joins with local, state, and federal partners on Pike River stream restoration

Advertisements SOMERS, Wis. – Through the hard work of UW-Parkside faculty and students along with the leadership of Jim Kreuser, Kenosha County Executive and UW-Parkside alum (’83, ’86), a portion of the Pike River winding through Petrifying Springs Park is on the mend. The Pike River watershed flows through Racine and Kenosha counties in an […]

Posted inWeather

Racine County Ozone Alert – July 7, 2020

Advertisements The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued an ozone alert Tuesday, June 7 at 3:00 p.m. that runs until 11 p.m. on June 7.  According to the WI DNR website, the advisory is being issued because of persistently elevated levels of ground-level ozone. The ground-level ozone is formed when pollution from things like power […]

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Second Racine County Ozone Alert This Summer

Advertisements The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued an ozone alert Monday, June 6 at 3:00 p.m. that runs until 11 p.m. on June 6.  According to the WI DNR website, the advisory is being issued because of persistently elevated levels of ground-level ozone. The ground-level ozone is formed when pollution from things like power plants, […]

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Racine County Under Ozone Alert

Advertisements The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources issued an ozone alert Thursday, June 18 at 2:00 p.m. that runs until 11 p.m. on June 18.  According to the WI DNR website, the advisory is being issued because of persistently elevated levels of ground-level ozone. The ground-level ozone is formed when pollution from things like power […]

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Air Quality Alert, Thunderstorm Watch Issued

Advertisements The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Thursday afternoon issued an orange ozone alert and the National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until midnight Thursday. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to move into southeast Wisconsin with damaging winds being the biggest concern. Heavy rainfall is possible and could flood some streets. […]

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Racine County Under Ozone Alert

Advertisements The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Sunday afternoon issued an ozone alert that runs from 3:30 p.m. until midnight Sunday. Temperatures hovered in the mid- to high 80s with windy conditions which caused the Air Quality Index to jump and triggered the alert. Here’s how the AQI works, according to the DNR website: “Think of […]

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State Looking Into We Energies’ Neighbors Health Concerns

Advertisements After neighbors living around the We Energies Oak Creek Power Plant complained to area health departments, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services is now looking into those health concerns and complaints about the utility. Racine County Eye learned that of the 34 families (some have multiple family members) that have health issues, 30 people […]