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.
Question: What Kenosha family lost five of their six children in Chicago’s Iroquois Theater fire in 1903?
Answer: It was a Christmas holiday tradition for the Henry S. Van Ingen family of Kenosha to see a musical in Chicago. But their outing to the newly built Iroquois Theatre in 1903 turned out to be tragic.
Question: In 1958, a pioneer cabin was discovered during the building of the Bong Air Base runway. To what location was the cabin moved?
Answer: The cabin was moved to Fox River Park, where it stood for another 35-plus years.
Question: What innovation did Thomas B. Jeffery make standard on his Rambler automobiles in 1909 that beat out all others in the American automobile industry?
Answer: Jeffery was the first to put a spare tire on his automobiles.
Question: Who was the Somers missionary who withstood the Boxer Rebellion in China in 1900?
Answer: Somers native Katherine L. Schaeffer spent 33 of her last 37 years in China.
Question: What type of specific-purpose transport vehicles were in sight constantly on Kenosha streets from the 1930s to 1980s?
Answer: The dates probably gave this one away.
Question: What physical attribute was most noticeable when meeting Nash Motors vice president and Kenosha civic leader Walter H. Alford?
Answer: His height. Although there is no historical record of his height, this rare photo of him with the City Council makes it clear that he was short in stature.
Flight for Life landed at the Kenosha County Job Center, 8600 Sheridan Road, Monday night to transport a man injured from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A Saturday event seeks to honor Vietnam veterans who experienced backlash from the war.
Highly pressurized water has always made an impression on Gus Alexander.
Katiemarie Owen has seen evidence of the price paid by those who have served in the armed forces.
Monday’s rain canceled the Memorial Day parade in Twin Lakes and forced the Schultz-Hahn American Legion Post 293 in Silver Lake to cancel its outdoor ceremony and hold a shortened event inside.
BASSETT — When Fred Sarbacker Sr. bought a local blacksmith business from Hank Blaine in 1915, automobiles were still a bit of a rare sight in western Kenosha County.
RACINE — Architectural and motorcycle history have melded in a new dealership: Indian Motorcycle of Racine.
KENOSHA — A open house will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Coast Guard Station Kenosha, 5036 Fourth Ave.
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?
DOVER — Under a cloudy sky, with rain that fell intermittently, hundreds came to remember veterans who served and sacrificed their lives for their country at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Sunday.
Laura Ling engaged her captors, believing their humanity remained even as she despaired.
KANSASVILLE (AP) — A man has died after he became trapped in a fiery pickup truck in Racine County.
At age 18, Joseph Cardinali will be the youngest board member in Somers history when he is seated on the Somers Village Board next month.
Arnold Gentz is a member of American Legion Post 552 in Somers. Gentz, who served in the U.S. Air Force from 1966-69 and joined the American Legion in 1971, organizes volunteers who plant American flags at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park for Memorial Day.
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.
KENOSHA —“Kenosha on Canvas — A Celebrity Art Auction” begins at 6 p.m. Friday at the Best Western Harborside, 5125 Sixth Ave.
A family has been given a week to rectify problems at two farms where more than 80 dead animals were found Friday and Saturday.