Before the event was to begin, a couple Carthage College staff and students announced the winners of a raffle. It took the winners quite a while to walk from the crowd to the makeshift stage, but not because of the distance between them.
It took time because the winners, all males, had to claim their prizes while wearing high heels. Needless to say, the victory lap was not very graceful.
Here is a look at Friday night’s WIAA regional semifinal girls basketball games involving Kenosha County teams. (All games are at 7 p.m.):
Bradford at Mukwonago
Winter continues to hold the Kenosha area in its icy grip. There are benefits to that, however.
Recently, downtown Kenosha was treated for the first time to a series of ice sculptures by local artist Max Zuleta, a renowned ice artist who has competed professionally all over the world.
The U.S. Department of Labor has been advocating a federal minimum wage of $10.10 per hour, and Sen. Bob. Wirch, D-Somers, is sponsoring legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage to $7.60 and index the rate to inflation.
Unfortunately there aren’t many indications that either proposal is going very far anytime soon. Both the federal minimum wage and the Wisconsin minimum wage are $7.25, and that’s probably where they are going to stay for a while. That’s much too low.
The Carthage College theater program will perform a world premiere play written by a prominent playwright and screenwriter, starting today.
“No Name” takes place in a Victorian-era society and focuses on a sheltered, well-to-do young English woman and her sister, who are thrown into poverty overnight by a distant relative who lays claim to their inheritance. Desperate to protect her family, the daring young Magdalene bands together with a shifty con-man and hatches an outrageous plot to reclaim her wealth.