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.
Last week’s question: A Kenoshan woman living in Turkey was one of the very first people to own a Ford Mustang and drive it on Kenosha’s streets? Who is she?
Answer: Julie Harbert’s love affair with the Ford Mustang was probably genetic, considering that her father, Louis Harbert, was the owner of Harbert’s Auto Parts, which was at 2011 63rd St. in Kenosha.
Last week’s question: What downtown men’s clothing store was founded by the Epstein brothers in 1904?
Answer: Adolph and Emanuel Epstein established Bell Clothing House in August 1904 in the location where they would remain for more than 70 years: at the southwest corner of Sixth Avenue and 56th Street in downtown Kenosha.
Last week’s question: Pirsch was a longtime Kenosha maker of fire apparatus, but two other Kenosha companies made the motorized truck chassis. One was Jeffery. What was the other Kenosha company?
Answer: The Winther Motor Truck Co., which made the chassis for three motorized fire apparatus in the Kenosha Fire Department.
The Kenosha City Council on Monday approved a plan to rescue three faltering tax incremental financing districts by allowing the city to borrow from its well-performing TIFs.
Voters in Kenosha will be able to weigh in on the expansion of Medicaid in Wisconsin when they vote this November.
A wellness plan for employees is saving Kenosha County close to $450,000 in claims costs annually, according to personnel officials.
Kenosha County’s sales tax collections are expected to approach $12 million by the end of the year, the highest amount ever, according to county officials.
A number of aldermen have crafted a resolution asking the Parks Commission to consider saving Kennedy Drive.
Kenosha County’s sales tax collections are expected to approach $12 million by the end of the year, the highest amount ever, according to county officials
A former West Allis police officer accused of killing a woman in Kenosha and stuffing her body in a suitcase pleaded not guilty Monday.
KENOSHA — Representatives of the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. will be at Rustic Road Brewing Co., 510 56th St., at 5 p.m. Wednesday to celebrate the release of a new Leinenkugel’s beer named after a former Rustic Road product.
WILMOT — Attendance at the Kenosha County Fair this year came in just under the record total, with 104,314 people coming out for the five-day event.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE — Authorities are butting heads on what to do with a troubled commercial railroad crossing that saw two accidents in as many weeks earlier this summer.
A Kenosha boy was stopped at gunpoint Sunday after he was seen carrying a BB gun.
WILMOT — Another Kenosha County Fair has come to a close.
A Kenosha woman was arrested after an argument with a man in the 1800 block of 60th Street early Saturday.
WILMOT — The small animal auction drew quacks, clucks, nibbles and a heap of fun for observers and bidders at the Kenosha County Fair Sunday afternoon.
Heard any Kenosha jokes lately?
Adam “Crack” Winrich is a professional whip cracker who performs in a “Fire Whip” show at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. Winrich, who is originally from Fall Creek, Wis., and has been performing professional since 2006, has traveled extensively with his performances.
STURTEVANT — The third annual Racine/Kenosha FastPitch Competition will be Wednesday at Gateway Technical College’s SC Johnson integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology Center, 2320 Renaissance Blvd., Sturtevant.
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.
Butterflies are in full flight this summer throughout Kenosha County.
“Is it possible to become friends with a butterfly?”