May 24, 2017
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Homeroom: Wilmot, Westosha Central take top honors in Geography BeeBY JILL TATGE-ROZELL

Western Kenosha County is home to the top two high school sophomore teams to compete at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Geography Bowl — earning them Gold Stars in this week’s Homeroom.

A total of 17 teams from seven different schools competed in the event. Wilmot Union High School sophomore teammates Jacob Brockway, Samantha Christensen, Noah Coleman and Lizzy Lucik advanced to the finals with a 14-2 record for the day. They bested the Westosha-Central team in the finals, earning a globe-shaped trophy.

Fix It: Kemper Center gazeboBY BRIAN PASSINO

Today’s problem: Linda Zanot contacted Fix It about the condition of the gazebo that sits near the bike trail on the grounds of the Kemper Center, a Kenosha county park.

Zanot wrote, “There is a small gazebo on the lakeshore between Kemper and Anderson Arts Center. It looks like it was just plunked there for no good reason as there aren’t even any benches inside that would make sitting and enjoying the scenery comfortable. It is in a sad state of disrepair. A day’s worth of painting and weed whacking would take care of it. And, the addition of a bench or two inside would be welcome. I bet folks would actually use it then.”

Community Connection: Southport Park AssociationBY MELINDA TICHELAAR

This week’s featured community group is the Southport Park Association. Board member Margaret Heller provided the answers.

Kenosha News: What is the mission of your organization?

Snapshot: London transplant brings his food cart to KenoshaBy Bill Siel

A bit of London can be found at various locations in Kenosha.

His name is Ron Saunders, and he’s a food vendor, just as he was about nine years ago in London, where he and his sister owned 22 mobile grill carts throughout the city.

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