Question: Many people know of junior national bicycle champ Bobby Thomas, who took the title on the Washington Bowl track in Kenosha in 1928 before 10,000 screaming fans. What was the name of the racer who won the national senior title that day?
Answer: His name was Robert J. Connor, and his hard-earned victory that day was in the shadow of Thomas, who was a Kenosha hometown hero.
Question: How long has Kenosha’s Roscioli family lived in their Columbus Park neighborhood home?
Answer: The Rosciolis have lived at 5412 23rd Ave. in Kenosha since 1922. This summer could be the first time in 93 years that the mailman will deliver envelopes there addressed to someone other than a Roscioli, or “Occupant.”
Question: What was Shoot the Chutes?
Answer: Almost 75 years before Kenoshans clamored for the thrill rides at Great America, they got their adrenalin pumping at a Kenosha feature called Shoot the Chutes in Anderson Park.
Question: What Nobel Peace Prize winner made an appearance in Kenosha on June 13, 1981?
Answer: Mother Teresa of Calcutta, 1979 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, spent two hours on a Saturday in Kenosha during her American tour in the summer of 1981.
It’s been 76 years since the last train made its run on the KD line in Kenosha County on May 31, 1939.
The Kenosha Division line was a 72-mile stretch of the Chicago and North Western Railway that began in downtown Kenosha and ended in Rockford, Ill.
Question: Earlier this month, the name of Jacob Keul was added to Kenosha’s Public Safety Memorial. Was Keul a firefighter or a deputy sheriff?
Answer: Truth be known, he was both. And his family was confused on the subject of his demise until Keul’s 11-year-old great-great-granddaughter Katelyn Hannah found out what happened to her ancestor.
Question: Kenosha High School held its first classes in 1849. When did the school graduate its first class?
Answer: Twelve years later in 1861.
Question: What animal caused pandemonium at the Burke Theater in downtown Kenosha on Sept. 22, 1924?
Answer: A little black kitty with a white stripe down its back. You know the type.
Question: In what year was the Wells-Messier Co. established?
Answer: Would it help if we referred to the company by the name it was incorporated under in 1909, which was Frank L. Wells Co.?
Question: Where did the ice train wreck of Aug. 25, 1906, take place?
Answer: On the old Kenosha Division line of the Chicago & North Western Railway that crossed Kenosha County through the city and Bristol, Salem and Randall townships.
Question: When did the the Palace Livery, the last livery stable in Kenosha, close?
Answer: It was later than you may think, considering Thomas B. Jeffery started work in his automobile factory here in 1901.
Kenosha police arrested a man after he struck a woman several times at a home in the 6700 block of 14th Avenue on Saturday.
Most households are about to put away the U.S. flags and bunting they displayed for the Fourth of July.
If things had gone a little differently, Jeff Wirch would be working as a dentist right now.
Bad news arrived without a sound May 7 but came with a horrible stench, when Glen and Linda Gotsche found themselves up to their ankles in sewer water.
Sam Poerio Park and Sam Poerio Nature Center are now literally connected by more than the man for whom they are named.
The phases of Genevieve Mieczkowski’s life looked like one of the quilts she was known to make. There was the tomboy phase, the career girl phase, and the homemaker phase.
SALEM — “See Superheroes! Be a Superhero!” begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Community Library, 24615 89th St., Salem.
Kenosha threw America a weekend birthday party, and it was a lakefront bash with thousands filling the city’s beaches, parks, harbor and open fields to celebrate.
BRISTOL — Cars rolled into the parking lot in a steady stream Saturday morning for the opening of the WestoshaMarket in Bristol
A man stopped by a Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputy for a driving with a suspended license Friday afternoon tried to flee by driving through the Walmart parking lot in Somers at a high rate of speed.
PADDOCK LAKE — From the young to the young at heart, all ages came out Saturday for the annual July 4 Paddock Lake Bike Parade.
When Somers needed sewer and water hookups from the city of Kenosha for development, approval came with strings attached.
Where did Kenoshans go when it was hot as blazes before the invention of air-conditioning?
A pair of brass oil cans are the artifacts of the month for July at the Kenosha History Center.
SOMERS — The Great Lakes Legislative Caucus, its goals and achievements will be the topic at Monday’s meeting of Adventures In Lifelong Learning.
A Wisconsin program aimed at keeping class sizes small for low-income students is being eliminated and replaced with a new program with more flexibility and additional requirements.