“Ask a Science Teacher” by Larry Scheckel, c.2013, The Experiment, $14.95, 348 pages
Kenosha Public Library
There are many fine books that explain how to play the game of chess, but what is almost as interesting is the history of the game itself.
“Safe With Me” by Amy Hatvany, c.2014, Washington Square Press, $15, 342 pages
Best. Worst. You’ve known them equally. And, as in the new book “Safe with Me” by Amy Hatvany, you know that you’ll live through both of them.
“A nickel ain’t worth a dime any more.” ~ Yogi Berra
If there’s one thing that can drive people nuts, it’s money!
“You Can Date Boys When You’re Forty” by Dave Barry, c.2014, Putnam, $26.95, 224 pages
You never wanted to grow up to be a zookeeper.
“Living Safely, Aging Well” by Dorothy A. Drago, c.2013, Johns Hopkins University Press, $16.95, 204 pages
The third step from the bottom squeaks when you tread on it — which is something you tried to remember when you snuck in after curfew.
“One Room Schools” by Susan Apps-Bodilly, c.2013, Wisconsin Historical Society Press, $15.95, 146 pages
This morning on your way to school, you caught something: a ride.
With winter still hanging on, it’s the perfect time to snuggle in with some cozy books about home.
In “This is our House,” Hyewon Yum chronicles one family’s life through two generations with snapshots of moments that take place in different parts of their house. The first half of the story moves from the outside of the house to different rooms and back to the front door, showing the first generation settling into the house and making it their own. The second half, following a second generation, mirrors the first, taking us back to the outside of the house, which has now become a true home where the whole family lives. Illustrated in Yum’s signature style, it’s a lovely portrayal of the little moments in life that turn a house into a home and the family that is at the heart of that home.
“Tiger Shrimp Tango” by Tim Dorsey, c.2014, Wm. Morrow, $25.99, 306 pages
It sounded too good to be true.
A local tavern that has had run-ins with police and nearby residents had its cabaret license taken away by the City Council Monday.
SALEM — The Salem Town Board met as a committee of the whole Monday night to discuss the merits of forming an ad hoc committee to explore possible incorporation.
The owner of an Illinois transportation company needed help with administrative tasks.
There was no apology for family members of Lisa Marie Mezera, who attended a sentencing hearing Monday afternoon looking for some form of justice.
New announcements on business development in Kenosha are expected this spring, several local officials said.
The Kenosha Police Department has two local men in custody for first-degree reckless homicide.
Last week’s question: Where is the longest section of remaining brick street in Kenosha?
Kenosha police arrested a woman on suspicion of drunken driving after a two-car rollover accident at 85th Street and Sheridan Road about 12:15 p.m. Monday.
KENOSHA — Registration is required by Tuesday for “Tori’s Stories — Explore Literacy With Miss Kenosha.”
The Kenosha Fire Department acted swiftly in extinguishing a house fire at 4307 Sheridan Road just before 7 a.m. Monday.
MADISON — A bill that would put outside agencies in charge of investigating officer-involved deaths could create conflict and confusion for Wisconsin agencies that have traditionally done it themselves, police observers say.
A hidden water main break is being blamed for a sinkhole that was discovered Saturday when a Kenosha Police squad car hit it, reportedly injuring an officer.
A pedestrian was hurt when a car reportedly ran a red light at the intersection of 29th Avenue and 60th Street on Saturday.
Kenosha police cited the management of the Woman's Club, 6028 Eighth Ave., with multiple liquor violations Saturday night during at an event which featured live comedians.
A German helmet from World War II and bitter memories from that conflict were handed down to Carl Bogar Jr. from his grandfather. Both guided Bogar to a military career and finally to becoming a military historian and founder of Historic Military Impressions.
Gateway Technical College has expanded its Celebrate Earth Day activities and demonstrations for 2014.
Kenosha labor leader Jack Rice and former Kenosha County Sheriff Larry C. Zarletti will be honored this year at the city's Arbor Day Commemoration on Friday.
Each Monday, the Kenosha News takes a look at the life of a Kenosha County resident who recently died. We share with you, through the memories of family and friends, a life remembered.
KENOSHA — One-on-one family history consultation sessions are available 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave.