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Critics blast legislators over surprise sports measure

Critics are blasting legislators after the state's budget committee passed a surprise motion last week that would allow private, home-schooled and online charter students to participate in public school district athletics and activities.

Teenager poised to take seat on Somers Village Board
Snapshot: He makes sure each vet's grave gets a flag
A Life Remembered: Local man always embraced opportunities
A Life Remembered: Local man always embraced opportunities
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Polish president concedes defeat in election
Braves beat Brewers, 2-1
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Blackhawks win 5-4 in 2 OTs
Festival celebrates all things chocolate
Braves edge Brewers in extra innings
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Small group rallies against GMOs in Kenosha
B.B. King memorial more cheers than tears in Las Vegas
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A time to remember


DOVER — Under a cloudy sky, with rain that fell intermittently, hundreds came to remember veterans who served and sacrificed their lives for their country at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Sunday.

Amid the solemnity, Gov. Scott Walker, who gave the keynote address, honored the memory of soldiers in Wisconsin, in which those who’ve fought date back to the Civil War. Since that time, according to Walker, 899,120 have served in the armed forces, and 26,823, he said, “have made the ultimate sacrifice.”


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Things easier for Kingfish the second time around


KENOSHA — Fog often settles over Simmons Field in the late spring and early summer, but as the Kenosha Kingfish begin their second season in the Northwoods League (7:05 p.m. Tuesday at home against the St. Cloud Rox) there is another thing lingering over the historic ballpark.

A sense of calmness.

Cash or plastic? Payment methods see generational shift


Cash is no longer king.

More than half of all Americans say they have gone an entire week without paying for anything with cash or coin, according to a new survey of 800 adults conducted by Rasmussen Reports.

DARTS & LAURELS: Walker budget errs on cuts to DNR

DART — To Gov. Scott Walker for his continued insistence on cutting 64 positions from the Department of Natural Resources as part of a $4.7 million budget reduction to state parks, trails and recreation areas. In essence, the governor’s budget removes direct state funding and creates a system that relies on private sponsorships and user fees for support. The state parks are a superb tourism attraction, drawing lots of visitors from neighboring Illinois and elsewhere. Cutting state support is penny wise and pound foolish.

The magnificent Orson Welles


The local Orson Welles centennial celebration, organized by the Citizen Welles Society of Kenosha, continues this afternoon with what the group’s chairwoman, Nita Hunter, calls “the granddaddy” of all the events.

Orson Welles — whose 100th birthday was May 6 — is Kenosha’s most famous native son. And to celebrate his legacy, Welles-themed parties, plays, lectures, puppet sketches and film screenings have been going on all month.


Today's Poll

The Kenosha Kingfish open their second season on Tuesday (May 26). How many of their 36 home games do you plan on attending?
0: I'm not a fan
Maybe 1: My curiosity is piqued
2-6: I'll get to a few here and there
7-10: The ticket deals in advance were worth it
11-20: It's one of my favorite summertime activities
21-35: I can't get enough
36: I'm a religious season ticket holder

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