Question: In 1981 a ship unloaded its cargo on the Kenosha dock, and soon that cargo ended up falling into the harbor. What was the cargo?
Answer: Road salt — tons of it.
Question: What famous auto stuntman used Kenosha-built Nash automobiles exclusively from 1948 to 1955 for his performances?
Answer: His name was “Lucky” Lee Lott, and when he got behind the wheel it brought a whole new meaning to the words “auto-destruct.” He crashed them, smashed them and thoroughly trashed them.
Question: What was the name of the drug store on the corner of 50th Street and Seventh Avenue in the 1920s?
Answer: Herrmann Drug, at 4924 Seventh Ave., was operated by Jacob J. Herrmann starting in the early 1920s. (Herrmann never owned the building; it was owned by Julius J. Dagenbach.)
Question: What AMC concept car was 2 inches shorter than a VW Beetle and featured 4-wheel drive and a turbo-powered engine?
Answer: It was the AM Van, designed in 1977 by Richard A. Teague’s design team at American Motors.
Question: Who interrupted the Kenosha Regulars’ baseball game on June 29, 1885?
Answer: The Kenosha Regulars team scorer made the following entry in his score book in the fifth inning that day: Game interrupted by ministers.
Question: Who built his house in 1948 from reclaimed bricks from the old Allen Tannery?
Answer: Kenosha firefighter Joe Zicarelli was a tenacious character, and you only had to look at his Allendale home to find proof.
Question: A Kenosha County resident was on the 1952 and 1954 national championship University of Wisconsin boxing team. Who is he?
Answer: Terry Tynan of Somers boxed for four years at the University of Wisconsin. For two of those seasons — 1952 and 1954 —the UW boxing team won the national championship.
Question: Kenosha native Union Pvt. James E. Pettit was a Civil War prisoner of war in what Confederate prison?
Answer: We know about James Edward Pettit’s confinement in the Confederate prison in Cahaba, Ala., through a primary resource: a manuscript he wrote sometime after his experience.
Question: In how many Kenosha places was Cohn’s Shoe Store located during its more than 60 years?
Answer: Three. The store opened in 1910 at 354 Market St., where the Kenosha County Courthouse stands today.
Last week’s question: Charles Durkee built the finest hotel in the state, the Durkee House (later known as the Halliday House) in Southport. Where did the bricks come from to build it in 1843?
Answer: The clay for the bricks came from a spot near the Anderson Pond in Anderson’s Park.
Last week’s question: When did Franklin D. Roosevelt campaign in Kenosha?
Answer: Roosevelt campaigned here on the Democratic ticket, not for president, but for vice president in 1920.
What if your house was on fire, your child was approached by a stranger or someone attempted to rob you at gun point?
Big Read events for the week of Sept. 28:
The Rev. Kara Baylor was called to help challenge, as well as, guide students in their journey from college to career.
A Kenosha motorcyclist was hurt in a crash at 63rd Street and 23rd Avenue just before 4 p.m. Saturday.
Maria Fabiano has been making dresses and altering clothing in Kenosha since 1966. She has been at her current location, Maria’s Dresmaking Shop, 3011 22nd Ave., for 34 years.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — With the walls now going up at what will become the new Fire Station No. 1 on land adjacent to Village Hall at 39th Avenue and Highway ML, it appears the project continues to be on schedule.
MOUNT PLEASANT — A fundraiser for the Choral Arts Society will take place 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Georgie Porgie’s, 5502 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant.
Each Monday, the Kenosha News takes a look at the life of a Kenosha County resident who recently died. We share with you, through the memories of family and friends, a life remembered.
On this page you will find some questions and answers about Wisconsin’s voter ID requirement, which will be in effect for the Nov. 4 election. For more information, visit bringit.wisconsin.gov.
Commuter trains making their way to Kenosha Saturday were halted while police investigated a report of a body found near the railroad tracks.
As Jane Davis shared her story of recovery from the band shell stage stage in Pennoyer Park, a chorus of affirmations and bursts of applause blanketed the area.
What does decades of being portrayed in one of America’s most popular comic strip do to a young man?
Two people were arrested Friday after a report of shots fired at two teens from a passing car around 4 p.m. in the 2600 block of Roosevelt Road.
Kenosha Public Library Director Barbara Brattin wants to make sure everyone knows: "We're bug free," she said.
KENOSHA — A stress management series, “I Think Therefore I Stress,” begins Wednesday at Aurora Medical Center, 10400 75th St.