Volunteers help clean up Pike River

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A lawn mower, a computer, and 15 tires — including a giant tractor tire — were among the debris pulled out of the water during the annual Pike River Revival Saturday.

Launched in 2007 by an avid kayaker hoping to clean up the river, the Pike River Revival now draws volunteers including Boy Scouts, church groups and supporters of the Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association, all hoping to improve conditions in the river that flows through Somers and Kenosha before pouring into Lake Michigan at Alford Park.

Jim Zondlak, president of the Sportfishing and Conservation Association, said about 30 volunteers worked from about 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on stretches of the river through Petrifying Springs Park and along private property north of Highway E in Somers.




Volunteers help clean up Pike River

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A lawn mower, a computer, and 15 tires — including a giant tractor tire — were among the debris pulled out of the water during the annual Pike River Revival Saturday.

Launched in 2007 by an avid kayaker hoping to clean up the river, the Pike River Revival now draws volunteers including Boy Scouts, church groups and supporters of the Kenosha Sportfishing and Conservation Association, all hoping to improve conditions in the river that flows through Somers and Kenosha before pouring into Lake Michigan at Alford Park.

News briefs: Man scuffles with police during arrest

A Waukegan man was arrested after fighting with police after they smelled marijuana in his car.

Daniel A. Green, 28, of Waukegan, was stopped about 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 7200 block of 23rd Avenue for not have the license plate on his vehicle properly displayed.

Birds, butterflies the stars at Pringle festival

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BRISTOL — Those who slept in Saturday missed the chance to enjoy the outdoors and get close up with some feathered friends at the annual Fall Fest at Pringle Nature Center in Bristol Woods Park.

Mary Stoner of Bristol was among those who thought it a perfect event to attend with her grandkids, Olive, Finn and Lily Christensen.

Safety fair shows importance of emergency planning

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SOMERS — If you spotted a column of black smoke coming from the parking lot of Sam’s Club in Somers about noon on Saturday, it wasn’t a car fire you were seeing.

It was a sofa.

Holiday House registration begins

Registration is underway for the annual Holiday House events.

Families who took part in 2013 events and wish to participate this year must register in person at one of the registration sites. Registrations will not be accepted by phone.

Kenosha County native savors Miss America connection

The local connections to Miss America continue.

Pleasant Prairie native Christina Anna Thompson, 28, a top-eight finalist for Miss America in 2008, is the executive director of the combined Miss New York City, Miss Cosmopolitan and Miss Metropolitan scholarship pageants in New York City.

Pennoyer Park master plan gets Plan Commission OK

The master plan for Pennoyer Park successfully passed through another level of municipal approval Thursday, when the City Plan Commission voted in favor of the plan.

Pennoyer Park’s master plan calls for improvements to the park’s bathrooms, parking lot and walkways. It also calls for a redesigned band shell, including disabled-accessible seating, and a new walking bridge over the Pike River.

Event briefs: Hatha yoga classes offered at Wilmot

WILMOT — A hatha yoga mixed level-class begins this week at Wilmot High School, 11112 308th Ave., as part of its Community Outreach program.

There are two sessions: 4 p.m. each Monday through Nov. 10, or 6 a.m. each Wednesday through Nov. 11.

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