Question: Who was thought to be the first telephone operator in Bristol?
Answer: Bristol resident Alice Castle, who lived to be 100 years old.
Question: What domestic violence murder case shook the city of Kenosha in 1919?
Answer: The murder of Harry Auster by his wife Anna was a much-discussed scandal of 1919.
Question: The helmets of U.S. astronauts Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra were locked down by what Kenosha-made product?
Answer: These Mercury project astronauts depended on stainless steel Macwhyte cable to lock down those helmets.
Question: In what year did undertaker Thomas Hansen buy the Urban Lewis property?
Answer: The purchase was announced on the front page of the Kenosha Evening News on June 24, 1920.
Question: When was Kenosha’s only planetarium built?
Answer: It was built about 1961 as an addition to the University of Wisconsin-Kenosha building that was erected in 1960 at Washington Road and 39th Avenue.
Question: What piece of Kenosha County property was under consideration for the establishment of a naval base in 1903?
Answer: It was known locally as Jacobs Island, which lay north of the mouth of the Pike River and south of today’s Carthage College property.
Question: Where in Kenosha County did Charles M. Bishop build a home for his young family?
Answer: The old Bishop farmhouse still stands today on Highway 45, just a quarter mile south of Wilmot Road (Highway C).
Question: A Kenosha resident was chosen by Abraham Lincoln in June 1863 to be America’s first serving Consul General to Liberia. Who was it?
Answer: The Rev. Abraham Hanson.
Question: How many buildings (not including outposts) have held Kenosha’s Young Men’s Christian Association, now known as the YMCA?
Answer: That number would be five.
Question: Who was credited with building a “horseless carriage” in Kenosha in 1900?
Answer: Robert Symmonds Jr.
Question: What Chevrolet dealership shared the 5800 block of Fifth Avenue with Frank L. Wells Co. in the middle of the Great Depression?
Answer: Howard Peterson’s Service Motor Sales Inc. employed about 20 people when this photo was taken in the mid-1930s.
The Town of Somers wants to be a village.
An unexpected snowfall created a hectic Thursday morning for local commuters and emergency crews as Kenosha Police and Kenosha Sheriff’s responded to 56 calls from 4 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday.
A fallen Kenosha firefighter was honored by more than 20 departments during a 34-mile procession from Milwaukee to Kenosha late Wednesday night.
Driven by the shortage of multi-family rental units, developers are coming to the forefront with plans for more than 1,000 new apartment units to be built over the next two years.
SALEM — A feasibility study for construction of a zero-depth splash park and a recreation facility is on a list of items the town is considering funding as part of its 2015 capital improvement plan.
Trolley Dogs owner Joe Catuara has until June 30 to move his exhaust fan, after a Kenosha County circuit judge ruled the fan is a nuisance to the abutting property owner and her tenants.
A man testified Thursday that he knew an April drug deal was going to be a robbery, contrary to what he told police after his arrest nearly a year ago.
A $10,000 cash bond was set Thursday afternoon for a Somers man accused of fighting with his live-in girlfriend and burning down his mobile home earlier this month.
Back home in Kenosha after testifying before the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing in Washington, D.C., Michael M. Bell reflected on what it meant to him and his determination to seize the opportunity.
Today’s problem: A reader contacted Fix It with a complaint about the length of time it takes for the red light to change on the traffic signal for westbound traffic on 35th Street to turn left onto 30th Avenue near Gateway Technical College.
Prosecutors want to be able to tell jurors that the man accused of killing a woman here and dumping her body several years later is suspected of doing the same thing to someone in another state.
MADISON — The Wisconsin state Senate passed a right-to-work bill Wednesday with just enough votes to send it on to the Assembly, where the Republican majority is wider, keeping the measure on a fast track that could put it before Gov. Scott Walker for his signature next week.
TWIN LAKES — The addition of a Burger King at the BP gas station on Lake Avenue got a favorable recommendation from the Review Board and Plan Commission Wednesday.
Kenosha resident Glen Gotsche, 89, lived through a month of hell on Iwo Jima seven decades ago.
A 41-year-old woman was taken to St. Catherine's Medical Center after suffering a severe hand injury at Kenosha Beef, 3111 152nd Ave., in Paris about 11 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department.
Abrupt dismissal this week of complaints filed against them prove the city Ethics Board is being used politically to attack individuals’ reputations, two Kenosha aldermen said Wednesday.
A resolution opposing a state budget proposal that calls for countywide assessments is expected to be introduced at the Kenosha County Board meeting Tuesday.
Several people have been arrested in connection with a Monday night drive-by shooting in which a window of a car carrying five people was shot out.
Kenosha County real estate agents sold fewer homes in January than in 2014, but sale prices were higher this year partly because they are selling homes with more amenities.
Black History Month was celebrated with a bang Wednesday at Bradford High School.
Kenosha firefighter Tom Heiring turned in a typical day on the job, battling smoke and flames and ultimately putting his life on the line for the safety of others.
With temperatures in the teens and occasional snow blowing around, signs of spring are imaginary.
We take pizza seriously in Kenosha.
KENOSHA — The Carthage College Society of Physics Students and the Tremper High School Astronomical Society will host observation nights from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Observatory on the Kemper Center campus, 6501 3rd Ave.