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Four-generation Ambassador

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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.

Kenosha resident Kelly Ricchio, 38, is the proud owner of a light blue metallic 1967 AMC Ambassador 990.


Off to a good start

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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

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

Stop, look, listen

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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

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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

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

(Aqua)nuts about the water

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Athletes performing with the Aquanut Water Shows have graced the water of Lake Mary since 1972. Today, the water ski show team consists of 135 members, 80 of whom are in the senior group that performs each week through the summer at Lance Park in Twin Lakes.

The team competed last month at the Wisconsin State Show Skiing Tournament in Wisconsin Rapids, taking second place in Division 1. The group is slated to perform in the 40th Indmar Marine Engines Division 1 Show Ski National Championships in Janesville on Saturday.




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