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Highland Games offers flavor of British Isles

From heavy athletics to tea with the queen, this year's Wisconsin Highland Games covers all things British Isles in a three-day event.

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Saturday car show still on
Recount flips state Senate primary result
Emergency crews responding to garage fire
Hot off the press: Friday, Aug. 29
Beer gardens thriving in Milwaukee County
College students urged to protect identity
A thunderstorm in spots
US warplanes bomb targets in northern Iraq
US won't take military action in Ukraine
Packers beat Chiefs
PREP VOLLEYBALL: Indian Trail beats Wilmot
Teen charged in Milwaukee double homicide
Boosters bullish about state of Downtown Kenosha
Jensen attorneys file appeal brief
County refocuses on downtown wireless effort
Aldermen want air time on WLIP
Meth seized in KDOG bust
Dept. of Revenue remains mum on search warrant
Burke to meet privately with Obama
Wisconsin faces $281 million budget shortfall
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Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha appoints new leader
Potawatomi could lose slot machines
Invasive species found in Appleton

Lakewood students get red carpet treatment


Lakewood School families got the red carpet treatment when they arrived at Open House Thursday. Students were the celebrities as they entered the building and took part in a photo shoot.

Red Carpet Welcomes are catching on at schools throughout the nation. Another such event is planned at Randall School Tuesday. Randall administrator John Gendron said students there will walk down the red carpet, lined by staff members who will serve as “fans.”


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Prep roundup: Central runners off to a fast start

Jacob Hebior, Shane McNealy and Melissa Capra all had top-five finishes in their respective races to lead the Central cross country program in the Menomonee Falls Grade Level Challenge on Thursday afternoon at Rotary Park.

“Great first race for us as both teams ran faster than we did a year ago on the same course,” Central coach Keith Olsen said. “We show signs of having some very strong front running potential with quite a bit of depth to complement it.

Stop, look, listen


There has been a lot of talk about homelessness in Kenosha lately. Megan Jekot wants that talk to become a conversation.

Like the conversation with 20-year-old Talevikin Peebles, whose family dynamics have rendered him homeless for the past four months.

Rising value of homes is good news

The stock market is up dramatically compared with a few years ago.

The county unemployment rate is down significantly, from nearly 11 percent in 2010 to 7.1 percent last month.

Don’t let summer slip away without having some last-minute fun


How did we get here?

September is about to start, which means we’re focused on getting back to school, getting back to healthier eating (that means not counting a strawberry-topped funnel cake as a fruit serving) and getting back to non-summer pursuits such as housework.

Today's Poll

Governor Scott Walker has until Feb. 19 to make a decision about the Kenosha Casino. With the latest headlines about the casino, what do you think the governor will decide?
He will approve it in the near future.
He will approve it but wait until the last minute.
He will not approve it, and will wait until the last minute to do so.
He never intended on approving it in the first place.

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