For some students, it was an experience of a lifetime.
How cool was it to tour a factory where they could learn about manufacturing, learn about job opportunities and see how one of their favorite beverages was produced?
A woman who had her smartphone stolen from her car Thursday evening led police to the alleged thief early Friday morning.
Kyle J. Sconzert, 22, of Kenosha, was arrested for theft and issued citations for operating while intoxicated second offense.
Young men working elbow to elbow in the kitchen at the Salvation Army served up platefuls of steaming food Saturday afternoon, to hungry patrons.
It was the second year that Omega Delta Phi fraternity, Omicron chapter, headquartered at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, hosted a Thanksgiving meal at the facility.
SILVER LAKE — The majority of parents who responded to a survey about ending the school year early to accommodate Riverview School building renovations approve of the idea.
“We had 399 survey responses, which will assist our board as we consider scheduling options,” Administrator Jon Schleusner said. “A total of 87 percent of respondents indicated they would be supportive of an early end of the school year.”
It’s not a subject many want to hear about or talk about, but those who have been touched by the loss of someone through suicide were encouraged to share their stories Saturday.
The event was the 16th annual International Survivors of Suicide Program held at the Kenosha County Job Center.
Two hundred families will be able to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal this week as a result of the open hearts and giving hands of the congregants of Fellowship Baptist Church, 1700 89th St., in Kenosha.
Saturday’s 11th annual Thanksgiving basket giveaway increased the number of turkeys distributed by seven over last year.
KENOSHA — A fantasy/science fiction book club for adults meets at 6 p.m. Monday at Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave.
Attendees are invited to share their favorite books and authors.
The brutal slaying of a baby girl and alleged beating of her mother this week has shaken the community and thrust the often hidden anguish of domestic violence into the public eye.
According to the criminal complaint: Serenity Rose, 11 months, died Tuesday after her father, Russell Rose, repeatedly slammed her to the ground during a physical confrontation with her mother outside their apartment, 5008 21st Ave. The baby’s death was witnessed by a neighbor who tried to intervene when he heard Serenity’s mother screaming, saw Rose punch the woman and throw the child to the ground.
Sam Quigley, who lived in the apartment directly above murder victim Serenity Rose’s family in the three-unit building in the 5000 block of 21st Avenue, is still reeling in the aftermath, although he only knew the family casually. Quigley said he often heard the couple quarreling but said he had never seen or heard any signs of physical violence.
“It’s pretty emotional. I don’t see how anyone could hurt a kid,” said Quigley, who recalled having held Serenity and seeing the baby take her first steps.
When President Obama finished his speech announcing his immigration plan Thursday, Irene Santos’s phone began to ring.
Friends and family began calling the 82-year-old Santos — who worked on immigrant issues with social services agencies from 1962 to her retirement in 1995 — for her reaction.
SILVER LAKE — After 10 years, the music room at Riverview School is no longer large enough to contain the thanksgiving expressed by the first-grade class.
“I think we are going to need a new venue,” first-grade teacher Lori Moldenhauer, said.
Kenosha Water Utility General Manager Ed St. Peter doesn’t envision there will ever be another season like last year, when there were an alarming 160 water main breaks and 227 reported frozen services.
But if Friday morning was any indication, it could be another rough winter for the city waterworks.
A Racine man was arrested for marijuana possession after attempting to enter a woman’s vehicle in the 3100 block of 15th Street just after 7 a.m. Thursday.
Gilberto Flores-Dominques, 33, appeared to be highly intoxicated and was pacing in front of an apartment complex when officers arrived, according to the police report. A woman said she was scraping ice off of her car windows when Flores-Dominques tried opening the door.
Charges were filed against a man police say took part in attacking and robbing a 17-year-old boy at a party last month.
Dwayne E. Wates II, 23, is charged with armed robbery, substantial battery, child abuse and false imprisonment for the incident.
A couple was arrested Wednesday after police say they discoverd a “sophisticated” marijuana growing operation at their Kenosha home.
Victor A. Olano-Correa and Leslie Olano, both of Kenosha, were taken into custody during an investigation by the Kenosha Drug Operations Group and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
The City Plan Commission approved recommendations Thursday distributing $921,263 in federally funded Community Development Block Grants among 15 nonprofit organizations, including the city of Kenosha — which will get just under 62 percent of the total.
SOMERS — Electors in Somers unanimously approved a slight increase in the tax levy for 2015 and a budget that supports no funding for the town’s capital improvements plan Thursday night.
The former Wells Co. factory moved a step closer to coming down, and Bear Development moved a step closer Thursday toward replacing it with a 60-unit, mixed-income apartment building after getting two key approvals from the City Plan Commission.
Russell L. Rose, Jr. wanted to rid his 11-month-old daughter of “the evil inside her” when he killed her, according to the criminal complaint filed against him Thursday in Kenosha County Circuit Court.
A group of nursing students at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside is partnering with First Step Services to collect clothing and supplies for the homeless.
Today, no problem: Thanks — so far — to Ben Orvold, Steve Tindall, Jon Rudie, Joe Ranchel, Navy Club Ship 40, the Disabled American Veterans, the Stars and Stripes can now fly all night o’er the veterans memorial in Kenosha County’s Petrifying Springs Park, along with other flags lower down the pole.
Kenosha Police arrested a 31-year-old local woman in connection with a recent substantial battery in the 6900 block of 25th Avenue.
While online court records show no prior domestic abuse allegations against Russell L. Rose Jr. — the man police believe assaulted his girlfriend and killed their 11-month-old daughter, Serenity Rose, Tuesday night — he has had legal trouble.
PADDOCK LAKE — The Village Board on Wednesday night unanimously approved a tax levy for 2015 nearly unchanged from this year.
Kenosha City Council president Dan Prozanski said Tuesday he anticipates fellow aldermen will approve Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman’s proposed $75.4 million 2015 operating budget without a hitch.
"I know you are all here to find out about this case," said Kenosha Police Chief John Morrissey. ""We have to do something in this case to turn this very negative thing into a positive."
State health officials have announced that the Kenosha County Division of Health has successfully passed the state’s health department review, officials reported Monday.
Deer hunters are locked and loaded for this year’s nine-day gun deer hunting season that begins Saturday and runs through Nov. 30.
Deer hunting season is a special time for Bill Chase.
The man who killed 11-month-old Serenity Rose is “a monster,” said Police Chief John Morrissey.
Not even 24 hours after she moved into a new home, Moxi took a powder.
For the first time in history, the Wilmot Academic Decathlon team, which made its first trip to the national competition in Hawaii last year, is in first place in the state after the local level competition.
In a town known for its classic automobiles, word traveled quickly there was a Rambler on the loose.
If it’s been feeling a lot like Christmas, it’s because the temperatures are more applicable to the frigidness usually seen a month or more from now.
WILMOT — A Zumbathon fundraiser for the Wilmot High School choir is set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Maki Gym at the school, 11112 308th Ave.