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Senator says civil service changes won't allow patronage

The sponsor of a bill making it easier to hire or fire Wisconsin state employees says his proposal will not take away from the core principles of the civil service system or lead to more political patronage.

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Mayor expects taxes to go down in 2016 budget

The city’s tax levy is expected to rise 2.58 percent, according to Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman, who presented his version of the proposed 2016 budget to the City Council Monday night.

The $76.6 million budget is up 1.6 percent over this year.


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On Campus: Nelson comes through


Wilmot graduate Chris Nelson had an eventful Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener for the UW-Whitewater football team on Saturday afternoon.

The junior quarterback passed for 149 yards (9-for-20) and had three rushing attempts for 37 yards as the top-ranked Warhawks beat No. 14 UW-Platteville, 17-7, in the 21st annual George Chryst Bowl at Perkins Stadium.

3 vaccines you may need now


Don’t put off getting these three shots that could ward off serious illness, warns Consumer Reports.

Though last year’s flu vaccine was the least effective it has been in the last eight years — reducing risk of illness by only about 23 percent — experts say that even a not-so-good flu shot is far better than none. If you do get sick in spite of getting the vaccine, symptoms are often milder.

Waynes, Gordon serve as role models

LAUREL — To former Bradford High School football players Trae Waynes and Melvin Gordon for being excellent role models for young people. The two football stars left Bradford for superb careers in the Big Ten and now Waynes is a defensive back for the Minnesota Vikings and Gordon is a running back for the San Diego Charges. Both players worked hard over many years to get better at their craft. That resulted in both of them being first-round picks in the 2015 NFL draft. It’s wonderful that both guys give back to their community and only make headlines for their on-field accomplishments.


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