They’re remembering to Live A Little


Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission from the October/November 2014 issue of She, a magazine for southeastern Wisconsin women. For more information, go to

The late Pat Lienau always had a dream of opening her own consignment boutique somewhere in downtown Kenosha.

She wanted high-quality — whether designer or store brand — clothing that was still in great condition for customers looking for style and value.

Four-generation Ambassador


Likely hundreds, maybe even thousands, of area residents still own and drive cars made by American Motors Corp.

But probably not many are fourth-generation owners of vehicles from the longtime former Kenosha automaker.

Off to a good start


If she was nervous about her first full day of kindergarten at Trevor-Wilmot School on Tuesday, 5-year-old Kinlee Abell could have fooled everyone as she skipped down her street all the way to her bus stop.

Maybe it had to do with the “magical confetti” that teacher Kim Horton gave her during orientation, to place under her pillow to ensure a good night’s sleep.

A major change in perspective

Returning to the states after studying in Ireland for three and a half months, college student Megan Jekot realized she didn’t want to go into social work — she wanted to be a plumber.

Plumbing, for Jekot, translates as an undergraduate degree in political science. Experiences in Northern Ireland shifted her perspective on the best way to effect change for socially and economically disinfranchised people.

Telling their stories


The following excerpted biographies and photos are from from Megan Jekot’s self-published booklet, “Stop, Look & Listen: Homelessness is HERE.”

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.

Sights of summer


While we wonder when those hot summer days will finally get here, the season is slowly ticking away.

One sure sign is the end of the baseball season. Local newcomers, the Kingfish, held their last games of the season before sellout crowds earlier this month. Fans have given them rave reviews, and if you have not gone to a game this year, make sure to do so next year and enjoy the beautifully updated historic Simmons Field. Go, Fish!

A well-decorated family history


RACINE — To say that Kenosha native Pat Becker comes from a unique family, at least historically speaking, would be a major understatement.

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