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    Will Kenosha County ever reach bike-friendly status?


    Ralph Ruffolo, owner of Southport Rigging/The Bicycle Shop, was instrumental in bringing Steve Clark of the League of American Bicyclists here in June to help local communities assess strengths and weaknesses as they consider applying for the league’s “Bicycle Friendly Community” status.

    Camping is part of the Country Thunder experience


    RANDALL — Empty beer cans — and other remnants of the previous night — littered the ground Saturday in the campgrounds at the 2014 Country Thunder music festival.

    Parks plan echoes desires of public

    The redesign of Kennedy and Pennoyer parks would include a new trail that would allow pedestrians and bicyclists to remain on a lakeside trail without crossings roads from Eichelman Park to Carthage College.

    Kenosha welcomes home its cars


    All roads lead to home, and for the Nash, AMC, Jeep, Renault and Chrysler cars, home is Kenosha, where scores of models and makes were produced on the assembly line.

    Four escape injury when train hits car

    Four young people escaped from a car before it was destroyed by a train Friday night in Trevor.

    Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on second home in Kenosha


    Habitat for Humanity broke ground on its second home in Kenosha Saturday to help single mom Lisa Lavine and her children Jennifer, 13, and Richie, 9.

    Event briefs: Anime Club to meet at Salem library

    SALEM — The Anime Club meets 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Community Library, 24615 89th St., Salem.

    Walker begins statewide Harley tour at Uke’s


    Gov. Scott Walker kicked off his two-day “Governor’s Ride” across Wisconsin this morning at Uke’s Harley-Davidson in Kenosha.

    Area businesses welcome Thunder fans


    RANDALL — Many local businesses in Twin Lakes and neighboring cities in Kenosha County made it clear to Country Thunder fans by hanging signs saying “Welcome Country Thunder fans” and adjusting their hours and specials to accommodate the thousands of people expected.

    Taste visitors enjoy good food, good music, good weather


    Taste of Wisconsin kicked off Friday evening with perfect weather, a variety of musical entertainment on four stages and 40 vendors hawking too many samplings of menu items to list in this small space.

    Soldier from Kenosha, 20, dies in Texas hospital

    Kenosha soldier and former Tremper High School student Pfc. Donnell A. Hamilton, Jr., 20, died Thursday at Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, from an unspecified “illness sustained in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan,” according to a Department of Defense statement issued Friday.

    New rides add to fun at music festival


    RANDALL — Those tired of partaking in the traditional Country Thunder activities such as mechanical bull riding and daytime drinking now have other options to choose from: a 360-foot zipline, a slingshot that shoots people 200 feet into the air and a 16-seat Ferris Wheel.

    Police ID fatal crash victim


    Police have released the identity of the deceased man and other people involved in a fatal crash Wednesday at 52nd Street and 104th Avenue.

    Railroad crossing improvements delayed again

    The installation of automatic warning signals, crossing gates and integration with traffic signals at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing on 75th Street (Highway 50) and Cooper Road has again been delayed at the request of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

    Kenosha Police meet with community members over coffee

    The Kenosha Police Department kicked off a new outreach program this week, inviting people to meet with officers over coffee at Harborside Common Grounds.

    Hobby Lobby move consistent with goal to attract customers

    Hobby Lobby’s move of less than a mile within Kenosha is an example of how the arts-and-crafts retailer is seeking to retool its brand and expand its customer base.

    News briefs: Construction worker injured

    A construction worker at Amazon, 11425 Burlington Road, was injured Wednesday when he became pinned between an aerial lift and a beam. He was taken to St. Catherine’s Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

    Sen. Johnson considers appeal of lawsuit decision


    Sen. Ron Johnson. R-Wis., is considering appealing a judicial decision to toss out a lawsuit he filed related to Obamacare.

    Parkside receives The Big Read grant

    Looking for more community reading? The University of Wisconsin-Parkside has gotten into The Big Read, with a fall event focused on Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451.”