Red Wing, a Mississippi River city on the Minnesota side, has been home to a pottery museum for years — but now it’s billed as home to the nation’s largest pottery collection.
The donation of a Nebraska couple’s private stash, 5,000 pieces worth around $1.5 million, motivated the all-volunteer Red Wing Pottery Foundation to successfully relocate and expand the museum into the longtime factory’s annex. It is near the kilns that used to transform clay to vessels that held coffee cream to casseroles.
A 1977 Gremlin van soon will be moved into the Kenosha History Center, and the timing is deliberate.
The van (an American Motors Corp. prototype that never went into production) and Jeeps from five decades will be in place in time for “Kenosha Homecoming: Great Cars on a Great Lake,” July 22-26. The homecoming, an official American Motors Owners Association car show with up to 700 vehicles, occurs every three years.
Pizza.com declares that 93 percent of Americans ate pizza in the last month, and each of us averages 46 slices per year.
Dustin Booth and Emily Fradenburgh are among a growing number of rural Wisconsinites who smelled opportunity because of conclusions like these. They live on Polk County farmland with a former sawmill that his parents used to operate, near the end of a dead-end road in Echo Valley, near Clear Lake.
Savvy international travelers pay attention to UNESCO World Heritage Sites because on this list are the planet’s most awesomely significant destinations.
What makes the cut? Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. China’s Great Wall. Cuba’s Old Havana. Egypt’s Giza Pyramids. India’s Taj Mahal. Peru’s Machu Picchu. Add the Banks of the Seine in Paris, Acropolis in Athens, Vatican City in the Holy See, the Old City of Jerusalem and Sydney Opera House.
Wild rice and cranberry dishes show up on many restaurant menus, especially in autumn, but rare is the restaurant that regularly serves fry bread or venison in Wisconsin.
I dine at many types of ethnic and specialty restaurants but have yet to see one devoted to Native American cuisine. Is this a gaping hole in our culinary offerings or proof of not enough interest to successfully frame a restaurant this way?
It’s pretty easy to find lodging and live music under the same roof, especially on weekends or in metro areas, but rare is the business whose music is a higher priority than overnight accommodations.
My four examples start close to home.
My first bank deposit was winnings from county fair entries in the 1960s. I was a kid who accumulated many more pink ribbons than blue, but that never — for long — dulled my enthusiasm to keep trying.
As I recall, even a plate of pathetic brownies was worth a quarter in prize money back then.
On the last day of our first trip to Italy, in 2008, my priority was a two-hour bus ride from Milan to Turin and the birthplace of Slow Food International, whose worldwide efforts protect food heritage.
That visit was a couple of weeks before the area’s Terra Madre and Salone del Gusto — the massive, biennial gatherings that began in 1996 to honor artisanal and regionally unique foods. I didn’t realize my irritatingly bad timing until after locking in airfare, months earlier.
A day after returning from a mission to Berlin and the Czech Republic, Rabbi Dena Feingold, of Kenosha, reflected on what it meant to participate in the dedication of a memorial honoring Regina Jonas, the world’s first ordained female rabbi.
The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated a year of accomplishment at its annual meeting Tuesday.
Kenosha Sheriff’s deputies were called to the Miller Campground at Country Thunder, 2305 Lance Drive, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday when a 27-year-old Plano, Ill., man reportedly pushed a woman to the ground causing a head injury.
Authorities have identified a Bristol woman as the victim of Monday night’s fatal car crash in the 21700 block of Highway C.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to combat poverty is inspiring both praise and debate.
A proposed Costco store that cleared the Pleasant Prairie Plan Commission Monday night will go before the Village Board for final review next week.
For Kenosha County voters, the Aug. 12 partisan primary will present a question: Which race is most important?
KENOSHA — A folk music hootenanny will be 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Anderson Arts Center, 121 66th St.
SILVER LAKE — Allie Draeger is serving as the de facto Silver Lake fire chief following the resignation of Dave Kordecki.
Festival Foods announced Tuesday the business will expand to Mount Pleasant.
WAUKEGAN, ILL. — Prosecutors want to see something definite happen soon in the case of a babysitter charged with killing a 3-month-old Kenosha girl.
When country music fans packed up their tents and exited Country Thunder campgrounds in Randall Monday, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department finally was able to assess the four-day festival from a law enforcement perspective.
Mark Skogen, president and CEO of Skogen’s Festival Foods, was named 2014 Grocer of the Year by the Wisconsin Grocers Association Monday.
BRISTOL — One person was killed in a rollover crash Monday night in the 21700 block of Highway C.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Costco Wholesale Corp. won unanimous approval Monday night from the Plan Commission to move forward with a 154,000-square-foot development on some 17 acres in the Prairie Ridge subdivision.
I-94 closures are slated this week in Racine County.
The business of domestic drones, or unmanned aircraft, is taking off, and one Pleasant Prairie entrepreneur hopes to get in on the ground level.
Bear Development, hoping to capitalize on the industrial boom in the county, has proposed a 292-unit apartment complex on a 19-acre site adjacent to the Walmart and Sam’s Club stores in Somers.
A Kenosha man broke into a woman's apartment, raped her and stole money and an iPad before leaving, according to police.
Claudia Schiller used a small eraser, rubbing back and forth to clean the type on a tombstone before it was photographed at Green Ridge Cemetery Friday.
Early voting for the fall primary began Monday, but local clerks are not expecting a rush of voters.
The Shalom Center will try once again to win city approval to establish the city's first homeless shelter in a former thrift store building.
KENOSHA — Joe Eleniewski, a St. Joseph Catholic Academy graduate now working as a tax accountant, is raising money to purchase a new handicapped-accessible van that he can enter with his wheelchair and drive using hand controls.
Building off its popular “Shop with a Cop” program, Kenosha Professional Police Association is hoping its newest community event will generate just as much enthusiasm.
A 5-year-old Kenosha girl died after she was twice run over by a van backing out of a Racine driveway on Saturday.
Question: Here’s one for those long-suffering Cub fans: Today a beer at Wrigley Field in Chicago costs $8. What was the price in 1960?