Posted inFinances, Life, Local news

Here’s where gas prices are headed (for now) and why

by Casey Quinlan, Wisconsin ExaminerMay 2, 2023 Higher temperatures. Higher gas prices. Drivers across the country have seen that seasonal given play out in recent weeks. The national average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.61 on May 1, up 11 cents over the previous month, according to AAA. The good news is that […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Celebrations, Culture, Events, Food & Drinks, Things To Do

Festivals, fairs and events in Racine County: May 2023 edition

RACINE COUNTY — As the warmer months are upon us in Wisconsin, a variety of festivals, fairs and events are happening in Racine County this May. This month brings opportunities to celebrate Memorial Day, which includes a heaping amount of celebrations. Additionally, different businesses, nonprofits, and community agencies are offering fun activities throughout the county. […]

Posted inHealth, Health and Fitness, Life

Alcohol Awareness Month 2023: how much is too much?

April is alcohol awareness month; a time to reflect on our drinking patterns and the role that alcohol plays in our lives. Most adults in the United States who drink, do so moderately and without complications. At the same time, alcohol-related problems are among the most significant public health issues in the country, especially in […]

Posted inBreaking, Government, Local news

State lawmakers near deal to increase state shared revenue to Racine County communities

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave were part of a press conference on Thursday, April 27, to announce that state lawmakers are close to a deal that would return millions of dollars to Racine County communities through a 10% increase in state shared revenue. “We will have a greater ability to fund services that […]

Posted inBreaking, Business, Local news

Johnson Insurance sold to Risk Strategies, all 140 positions retained

RACINE — Johnson Insurance Services will become Risk Strategies under the terms of an acquisition deal announced on Wednesday, April 26, that retains all 140 employee positions. “Risk Strategies didn’t have a presence in Wisconsin until now,” said Carmen Tenuta, vice president of public relations for Johnson Financial Group. “Because of that, all employee positions […]

Posted inObituaries

Debora Ann Lanouette, 64, loved frogs, butterflies and puzzles

Obituary for Debora Ann Lanouette April 20, 1958 – April 13, 2023 Debora Ann Lanouette, age 64, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at her residence. She was born in Elkhorn, Wis., on April 20, 1958, the first of four children of Svend and Marion Heinisch. Debora Ann Lanouette Debora attended Catholic Memorial […]

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James David Oberholtzer, 63, was an amazing cook and lead guitarist

Obituary for James David Oberholtzer October 23, 1959 – April 11, 2023 James David Oberholtzer, 63, passed away on April 11, 2023. James David Oberholtzer James was born on Oct. 23, 1959, to Barbara “Bonnie” Jensen in Racine, Wis. James most recently resided in Ohio. He previously lived in Colorado. James would often visit his […]

Posted inBreaking, Local news, Police and fire

Murder suspect Alejandro Sierra apprehended 2 blocks from Racine Police Department

RACINE, WI — Alejandro Sierra, a man suspected of shooting and killing Alexis Fisher, is in police custody Thursday night after being apprehended about two blocks from the Racine Police Department. Sierra was wanted for first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of a 36-year-old Racine woman that occurred early Saturday near the roundabout of […]

Posted inArts & Entertainment, Community, Culture, Environment, Health, Kenosha Lens, Local news, Things To Do

Kenosha resident builds labyrinth on Alford Beach to bring joy to the community

KENOSHA — Joy Latuvnik-Morin has brought joy to beachgoers in the form of a labyrinth. When Mother Nature brought Wisconsin sunny skies and warm weather last week, Latuvnik-Morin used her time off of work to soak up the sunshine while creating a masterpiece on Alford Beach, located just below the overlook near Carthage College, off […]

Posted inEducation, Schools

6 of the best colleges to attend in Wisconsin

Love the idea of attending college in Wisconsin but can’t decide which school to join? We’re here to help. We’re passionate about Wisconsin college life and have a list of schools you’d definitely enjoy attending. The wide-ranging school programs cover everything from life sciences and arts to engineering, information sciences, and public affairs. Lessons may […]

Posted inCommunity, Environment, Events, Gardening, Local news, Non-Profits, Things To Do

10 Earth Day events happening in Racine and Kenosha Counties

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 as a way to bring attention to the environment and also as a way for people to invest in the planet. There is no better place to get involved in Earth Day activities than the state the holiday was founded in. That’s […]

Posted inCommunity, Government, Health, Local news

Minority Health Month 2023 celebrated by DHS Office of Health Equity

MADISON — During National Minority Health Month this April, the State of Wisconsin is reaffirming its commitment to improving health outcomes for Wisconsin’s communities of color. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), including the Office of Health Equity, joined Gov. Tony Evers and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Minority Health […]

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Racine fire displaces family, causes significant damage, over $150K in damages

RACINE, WI — A fire damaged a home on Wednesday night on the 2400 block of Olive Street, leaving it unhabitable and displacing the residents. The fire broke out at 11:30 p.m. The residents were not home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported, according to a press release by the […]

Posted inCommunity, Kenosha Government, Kenosha Lens, Kenosha Police and Fire, Local news, Weather

2023 Severe Weather Safety & Storm Spotter training on April 25 at Kenosha County Center

KENOSHA — A free Severe Weather Safety and Storm Spotter training session will be taking place at the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., in Bristol. This free training session is a collaborative effort between the National Weather Service (NWS) and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management. The class, led by an NWS meteorologist, […]

Posted inEnvironment, Kenosha Lens, Local news, Weather

Fire Danger: Extreme level in Racine, Kenosha Counties continues as DNR responds to nearly 100 fires

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — For the third day in a row, Wisconsin continues to face dangerous fire danger levels. Therefore, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has alerted that the fire danger level is extreme in Racine and Kenosha counties. In addition, some portions of the state are still facing Red Flag Warnings and […]

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