“Whiskers of the Lion” by P.L. Gaus
c.2015, Plume; $15; 256 pages
“Stealing the Game” by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
c.2015, Disney Hyperion $16.99; 293 pages
Courage is the common theme running between one book about two women operating within the French Resistance in World War II, and a new biography of the illustrious 15th century saint and military leader, Joan of Arc.
Susan Ottoway’s “A Cool and Lonely Courage” recounts the daring espionage adventures of the Nearne sisters, Eileen and Jacqueline, during the occupation of France by the Nazis, while Kathryn Harrison gives us the legendary life of “The Maid of Orleans” in “Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured.”
“Almost Famous Women” by Megan Mayhew Bergman, c. 2015, Scribner
“Bettyville: A Memoir” by George Hodgman
c.2015, Viking, $27.95, 279 pages
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz’s book, “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Miracle of America,” is coming out this summer.
HarperCollins Publishers told The Associated Press on Thursday that it has set a June 30 release date for the book, for which Cruz reached a reported seven-figure deal last year. Cruz, a first-term Texas Republican considering a presidential run in 2016, said in a recent telephone interview that in a time of “extraordinary challenges” he wants to tell his story and share his message of free markets and constitutional liberties.
By Carolyn Kellogg
Los Angeles Times
by Dana Purucker
Kenosha Public Library
By Terri Schlichenmicher
Superman, Batman, He-Man and a Mexican wrestler were just some of the superheros seen on the Carthage campus Saturday morning.
Rudie Mitchell and Milena Giles have been BBFs since the fourth grade, and like many girls, enjoy shopping and discussing the latest fashions.
Going green was on the minds of visitors as they streamed into Gateway Technical College Saturday for the eighth annual Celebrate Earth Day.
Approximately $17,000 in items were taken during a burglary that occurred between 5:25 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday at an apartment in the 4600 block of Seventh Avenue.
A one-woman show aims to help educate young people about the threat of drink spiking and drug-facilitated sexual assault.
KENOSHA — A volunteer orientation for Down to Earth Community Garden will be 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Pike Creek Horticulture Center at Gateway Technical College, 3520 30th Ave.
Just eight months into his employment with the Town of Somers Fire Chief Thomas Smith has turned in a notice of resignation.
SALEM — One year to the month after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill extending tax incremental financing power to qualifying towns, Salem has taken official steps toward creating a new financing district.
WILMOT — Work to clear broken debris from the former Wilmot Grade School Building — the result of a significant amount of vandalism — began Friday.
When a phone and some money were stolen from the cab of a Cornwell Tools truck recently, police say the seller fired one shot from his gun as he chased the thieves down a residential street.
A 37-year-old Kenosha woman was charged Friday with injury by negligent use of a weapon after shooting a 40-year-old man Wednesday night in a home the 1800 block of 89th Street.
Two teenagers have been charged in connection with a high-speed chase and crash on March 31.
Prosecuting the former police officer accused of murdering two women and leaving their bodies in suitcases outside Lake Geneva got a bit trickier Friday, when a judge limited the information the district attorney’s office can introduce at trial.
Work gloves were lined up on picnic tables awaiting the roughly 60 volunteers who patrolled through downtown Kenosha Friday, picking up litter. Volunteers worked all day, splitting into a morning and an afternoon group.
A flaming delivery bag led Kenosha police to the alleged culprits in the robbery of a pizza driver.
A new study is recommending redevelopment of the former Chrysler site as a business park and innovation center, but planners caution the project will take years to complete.
Recently my colleague, Leigh Presley, Kenosha County UW-Extension Agriculture Educator, taught us about sustainable community food systems in her article, “Dissecting Kenosha County’s food system.”
KENOSHA — A pancake breakfast with SpongeBob will take place 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Moose Lodge, 3003 30th Ave.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Exel, a logistics company that leases 1 million square-feet of space at LakeView Corporate Park, this week announced 98 employees will be laid off effective June 22 as a result of a lost contract.