As new technologies transform how Americans communicate and manage their finances, some Kenosha-area seniors are taking steps to become more accustomed with personal computers and high-speed Internet; others already feel left behind.
“There is definitely a divide between the generations when it comes to computer usage,” said Tom Carson, head of reference services with Kenosha Public Library.
Combining Kindness Week, Valentine’s Day and the Chinese New Year into a super holiday, Harvey Elementary School students have been raising money, a quarter at a time, by selling treats to their fellow students and school staff.
The heart-shaped suckers, including a handwritten personal message of gratitude, were delivered on Valentine’s Day.
As a child growing up on a family farm in Northfield, Minn., Ellen (Terry) Przybylski didn’t realize the ramifications of World War II and the kind of danger her Aunt Jean Jack was often in while serving as a captain with the 26th General Hospital, U.S. Army Nursing Corps.
While we have all had about enough of the polar vortex and its little brother, exciting things have been going on inside our schools.
Carthage College and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside have provided us with some great basketball.
Rachel Quinn of Pleasant Prairie insists that her oldest son, Brian, 21, was once a shy kid who would walk into a room with his head down. But you’d never know it today, now that Brian and brothers Michael, 17, and Jonathan, 14, run a booming balloon art business.
The Quinn brothers’ company, Big Balloon Tycoon, has them running from gig to gig for three months solid in the summer and many weekends throughout the rest of the year. They’d probably work even more than that, if the Quinns didn’t place such a big emphasis on education.
While many of us have been hurrying inside our homes, huddling around a fireplace or a radiator, counting down the days to spring, a hardy few have been out braving the polar vortex and enjoying winter activities.
Some even claim it to be their favorite season.
If only this century-old wooden trunk could talk, what a story it would tell.
It would begin on Nov. 5, 1913, in Marano Marchesato, a small town in the province of Cosenza in the Calabria region of southern Italy.