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    County Board seeks to lure presidential debate to Kenosha


    The Kenosha County Board is trying to get the nation’s attention.

    Proposal retracts mayor’s power over park fee waivers

    Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman said Tuesday he was surprised and disappointed by a move to have the city’s Park Commission — not the mayor’s office — grant waivers of park use fees.

    Concerts aim to help revitalize Lincoln Park

    Two decades ago, Lincoln Park Live was a showcase musical event in Kenosha’s largest park.

    Poor weather smokes Grill Games attendance


    Inclement weather kept crowds at bay for last weekend’s Grill Games, with less than half the attendance compared with last year, organizers for said Tuesday.

    Four Unified schools have multi-grade classes

    When children returned to school Tuesday, students at four Kenosha Unified School District schools attended class with students from two grade levels.

    Lots of smiles on first day of school


    At Harvey Elementary School in Kenosha, parents Jose and Veronica Murrieta realized too late that they had forgotten to take their customary “back to school” photo of their son Joshua.

    Freshmen rule at Central — for one day


    PADDOCK LAKE — Central High School freshmen learned an important lesson Tuesday — where not to be Wednesday when the entire student body returns to school.

    News briefs: Dehumidifier blamed for Salem fire

    A faulty dehumidifier is believed to be the cause of a basement fire at a Salem home Tuesday afternoon.

    Man gets nine years for sexual assault

    A Kenosha man who sexually assaulted a sleeping woman on last summer was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison.

    New competency exam ordered in murder case

    The court is once again examining the competency of one of the two teenagers convicted of the 2008 murder of Capri M. Walker, this time as he pursues an appeal.

    Unified to take closer look at P.E. waiver

    The Kenosha Unified School District is taking another look at physical education waivers.

    Snap-on theft suspect to remain free on bond


    The second man charged in connection with the theft of Snap-on Inc. tool kits worth more than $1 million must not sell any tools online while he remains out on bond.

    Labor Person of the Year deflects praise


    This year’s Labor Person of the Year doesn’t think he should stand alone in the spotlight.

    Event briefs: Car show to benefit wounded soldier

    KENOSHA — A car show to benefit a severely wounded soldier from Kenosha will take place 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday on Simmons Island.

    Phone scam in Pleasant Prairie

    Pleasant Prairie officials are warning of a phone scam in which callers claim to be raising money for the Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department.

    Organizer seeks to get college tour on track

    A 24-hour hair-cutting event over the weekend kicked off fundraising for a Kenosha-based college tour and educational program.

    Homeless woman scratches by with pig companion


    As police scanner calls go, it was a doozy: “Homeless woman living in camper with pig. Check on welfare of pig.”

    Business of the Year winners announced


    An automotive parts manufacturer and an accounting firm have been named as Businesses of the Year of 2015 by the Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Dissecting homelessness


    What causes homelessness?

    Newcomers arrive on Parkside campus


    SOMERS — Elijah Triggs was remarkably calm.

    Wage increases sought for county’s 911 center

    Some Kenosha County officials want to bump up pay for employees of the county 911 center so wages are more competitive with surrounding communities.

    Back to school by the numbers


    Tuesday is back-to-school day in Kenosha Unified and other public school districts across Wisconsin. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at Unified as the new school year begins:

    Fundraiser a success for animal rescue group


    It might be a one-year-old record, but Kenosha Forgotten Friends shattered it.

    September is National Preparedness Month

    Kenosha County Emergency Management is reminding local residents to sign up for its text messaging alert service during September’s National Preparedness Month.

    News briefs: Arrest made after car hits building

    Kenosha Police Department said a 44-year-old Kenosha man was arrested for operating under the influence after driving a car into a building and fleeing around 6:40 p.m. Sunday.

    Event briefs: New sculptures to be installed Tuesday

    KENOSHA — Ten new sculptures will be installed Tuesday as part of downtown Kenosha’s Sculpture Walk.

    History Mystery: Swedish family helped launch Lutheran congregation


    Question: What Kenosha Lutheran church held its first services in the home of August and Anna Strangberg?