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.
It wasn’t exactly, “Presto, change-o” Monday night at the Kenosha City Council meeting.
JANESVILLE — The debate between 1st District Congressional candidates Rob Zerban and Rep. Paul Ryan was remarkable for its civility while highlighting a clash of political philosophies.
Public hearings on the proposed 2015 Kenosha County budget begin this week.
Kenosha Police said a 67-year-old Chicago man was getting ready to attend a concealed-carry weapons class when he picked up a handgun in his HarborPark townhouse and blew out a sliding glass door in his kitchen.
A man is on trial this week for the April 2013 fatal shooting of two men in a 25th Avenue back yard.
Declining birth rates and shifting demographics are changing the look of Kenosha Unified School District.
For Ben Dowell, meeting President Barack Obama earlier this month, shaking hands and briefly conversing with him still seems surreal.
Less than one day after being convicted of murder, Kenosha’s Joshua P. Braithwaite was arrested for felony battery after a brutal attack on a Kenosha County Jail correctional officer.
SOMERS — Alarm bells rang early Monday morning after a suspicious chemical smell forced school officials at Somers Elementary to evacuate the school.
In-person early voting began Monday but the hours and days for voting vary by municipality. These are the dates and times city, village and town residents can vote. The last day for early in-person voting is Oct. 31. Election Day is Nov. 4.
KENOSHA — A free gardening workshop begins at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Center for Sustainable Living at Gateway Technical College, 3520 30th Ave.
Question: How many years did Police Chief Owen O’Hare serve on Kenosha’s police force?
The First Congressional District contest in November involves two men who have done battle before.
A familiar face is expected to return to the Kenosha County Center as early as December.
A family escaped uninjured from a Saturday fire that started in a laundry room of a two-family home at 1507 53rd St., Kenosha Fire Department officials said Sunday.
A roundabout at the intersection of highways 83 and C in Salem is being considered by the state Department of Transportation, spokesman Brian DeNeve said Friday.
Paul Hoepner is a quiet, unassuming family man who likes to stay out of the spotlight and goes to church on Sunday. Then he spends the rest of the week scaring the bejeezus out of people.
KENOSHA — The eighth annual Fun ’n’ Fit Recreation and Fitness Fair will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the YMCA, 7101 53rd St.
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.
Perhaps against his better judgment, Kenosha’s David Breiling offered one of his secret pumpkin-carving tips.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, a Janesville Republican, faces Democrat Rob Zerban, a former small business owner from Kenosha, on the Nov. 4 ballot. The Associated Press asked them to answer the same questions in 130 words or less. Their responses follow.