Question: What instrument did Somers resident Marjorie Bullamore play on the Chautauqua circuit in 1927?
Answer: Bullamore played the violin. She was quite talented in her youth, and she was an adventurous soul.
Question: Kenosha Theatre was the first of Kenosha’s many theaters to show a talking motion picture show. What was the name of the first “talkie” shown at the Kenosha Theatre in 1928?
Answer: It was Universal Pictures’ “Melody of Love,” the studio’s first 100 percent talking and singing movie.
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.
SOMERS – A summit to discuss poverty in Kenosha and Racine drew 200 people from churches and area agencies to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Thursday night.
The City Council’s Public Works Committee has approved the administration’s preliminary 2015 operating budget and a five-year capital improvement plan to maintain and improve city streets, clear snow and do other infrastructure projects.
Kenosha County is expected to commit $250,000 to a future permanent homeless shelter for the area, according to organizers of a poverty summit held Thursday night.
CHICAGO — “That sounds like a good reason for a new trial,” was one of the last things a federal appeals judge said on Thursday to attorneys arguing the appeal of Mark Jensen’s murder conviction.
WHEATLAND — To the surprise of residents here, Wheatland, known more for dairy cows than endangered species, has emerged as the possible location for a free-range safari park.
Employees of Kenosha Unified School District will have a “just cause” standard for discipline and termination under a compromise approved by the School Board.
STURTEVANT — Many may have studied about the industrial revolution in their history classes, but over the past two days more than 500 middle school and high school students learned about today’s industrial evolution in an out-of-the classroom experience at Gateway Technical College’s second annual Manufacturers Expo.
RAYMOND — A 21-year-old Kenosha County man was killed in a crash in the town of Raymond Thursday morning, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Office.
SILVER LAKE — Riverview School in Silver Lake is considering either ending the school year early or starting school later in the fall to accommodate building renovations.
A local DJ said he’s already lost numerous clients and has temporarily ceased operations following recent accusations involving his business.
The Salvation Army is trying a new fundraiser this fall: a fashion show.
KENOSHA — “Pasta for Poverty,” a fundraising dinner for the Shalom Center, will be noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s Lutheran Church, 2001 80th St.
Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman’s proposed 2015 police and fire budgets sailed through the Public Safety and Welfare Committee Wednesday, with dollar totals virtually unchanged from this year.
BLOOMFIELD — Eugene Martin will not be fined for clear-cutting land early last spring on the shore of Powers Lake at the site of the historic Honey Bear Farm venue.
The city of Kenosha administration has joined Kenosha County’s proposed plan to offer free public wireless Internet service to the downtown area.
Kenosha County residents gave more than $121,000 to gubernatorial candidates this year, according to receipts filed with the Government Accountability Board.
City officials just can’t win with Halloween.
Xten Industries LLC, an award-winning Kenosha-based manufacturer of injection molded plastic components, is selling its assets and working on an agreement with an Illinois plastics company to take over operations until a sale is finalized.
In addition to voting for politicians Nov. 4, Kenosha County can vote yes or no are a variety of referendums, depending on their places of residence.
In a unanimous vote Monday, the Kenosha Parks Commission selected the name "K-9 Korner" for the dog park at Anderson Park off 22nd Avenue near 89th Street.
Halloween note to parents: Dress your kids warmly.
Kenosha Police Chief John Morrissey said he is prepared to do whatever it takes to keep two area disc jockeys from making another local appearance, after a dangerous incident at an uptown bar early Saturday morning.
Paris School’s annual Panther Prowl, the main fundraising event for the rural K-8 school, recently raised a record $29,136.
KENOSHA — The “Coffin Bangers Ball” will be 7 p.m. to midnight Friday at the Woman’s Club of Kenosha, 6028 Eighth Ave.