Question: What was the name of the 92-foot boat that was built in Carol Beach for more than a decade and launched in 1976?
Answer: The Ramunda was hand built by Czechoslovakian immigrants Olderich and Marie Fencl.
Question: Which Kenosha native was the voice of Mr. Slate on “The Flintstones,” Dr. Benton Quest on “Jonny Quest” and Fancy Fancy, the debonair cat on “Top Cat”?
Answer: His name was John Winfield Stephenson, and although he did not call Kenosha his home for long, he made his mark as a character actor, TV series narrator and the voice of a score of cartoon characters.
Question: What individual did acrobatics on the new WLIP broadcast tower in 1947?
Answer: A fellow named Regnar B. Jensen. He was an electrician with experience working on transformer towers who lived at 512 57th St. in Kenosha.
Question: We now know it as the city of Kenosha. How long was it known as the village of Pike?
Answer: What? You never heard of Pike?
Question: What Kenosha County sheriff drove a squad car to New York City to be on a game show?
Answer: In the race for the office of Kenosha County sheriff in 1952, Marshall Simonsen — who stood 5 feet 6 inches — ran on the slogan: “You have tried ’em all, now try the small.”
Question: Who was the scandalous parson whose brief pastorate 100 years ago was cut short when it was discovered he was a bigamist?
Answer: The congregants of the Henry M. Simmons Memorial Church were tickled to be getting the services of the Rev. James Morrison Darnell in November 1914.
Question: Kenosha industrialist Zalmon G. Simmons bankrolled what small but mighty railway in 1889?
Answer: It’s the Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway in Colorado.
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.
The Kenosha County Board is trying to get the nation’s attention.
Kenosha Mayor Keith Bosman said Tuesday he was surprised and disappointed by a move to have the city’s Park Commission — not the mayor’s office — grant waivers of park use fees.
Two decades ago, Lincoln Park Live was a showcase musical event in Kenosha’s largest park.
Inclement weather kept crowds at bay for last weekend’s Grill Games, with less than half the attendance compared with last year, organizers for said Tuesday.
When children returned to school Tuesday, students at four Kenosha Unified School District schools attended class with students from two grade levels.
At Harvey Elementary School in Kenosha, parents Jose and Veronica Murrieta realized too late that they had forgotten to take their customary “back to school” photo of their son Joshua.
PADDOCK LAKE — Central High School freshmen learned an important lesson Tuesday — where not to be Wednesday when the entire student body returns to school.
A faulty dehumidifier is believed to be the cause of a basement fire at a Salem home Tuesday afternoon.
A Kenosha man who sexually assaulted a sleeping woman on last summer was sentenced Tuesday to nine years in prison.
The court is once again examining the competency of one of the two teenagers convicted of the 2008 murder of Capri M. Walker, this time as he pursues an appeal.
The Kenosha Unified School District is taking another look at physical education waivers.
The second man charged in connection with the theft of Snap-on Inc. tool kits worth more than $1 million must not sell any tools online while he remains out on bond.
This year’s Labor Person of the Year doesn’t think he should stand alone in the spotlight.
KENOSHA — A car show to benefit a severely wounded soldier from Kenosha will take place 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday on Simmons Island.
Pleasant Prairie officials are warning of a phone scam in which callers claim to be raising money for the Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue Department.
A 24-hour hair-cutting event over the weekend kicked off fundraising for a Kenosha-based college tour and educational program.
As police scanner calls go, it was a doozy: “Homeless woman living in camper with pig. Check on welfare of pig.”
An automotive parts manufacturer and an accounting firm have been named as Businesses of the Year of 2015 by the Kenosha Area Business Alliance and the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce.
What causes homelessness?
SOMERS — Elijah Triggs was remarkably calm.
Some Kenosha County officials want to bump up pay for employees of the county 911 center so wages are more competitive with surrounding communities.
Tuesday is back-to-school day in Kenosha Unified and other public school districts across Wisconsin. Here’s a by-the-numbers look at Unified as the new school year begins:
It might be a one-year-old record, but Kenosha Forgotten Friends shattered it.
Kenosha County Emergency Management is reminding local residents to sign up for its text messaging alert service during September’s National Preparedness Month.
Kenosha Police Department said a 44-year-old Kenosha man was arrested for operating under the influence after driving a car into a building and fleeing around 6:40 p.m. Sunday.
KENOSHA — Ten new sculptures will be installed Tuesday as part of downtown Kenosha’s Sculpture Walk.
Question: What Kenosha Lutheran church held its first services in the home of August and Anna Strangberg?