Last week’s question: Nearly 15 years before the Western Emigration Co. settlers came to Pike Creek, a traveler wrote in his journal about coming to this place, 35 miles south of the Milwauky (Milwaukee) River. What was his name?
Answer: If you never heard of geographer Henry Rowe Schoolcraft in a history class when you were studying Wisconsin or Kenosha history, you probably should have.
Last week’s question: What did Horace G. Johnson invent in Kenosha?
Answer: Horace Greeley Johnson was known as Kenosha’s Edison of Underwear for his design of a union suit for his employer, Cooper Underwear Co. (later known as Jockey International).
Last week’s question: Where was Lamb School located in Pleasant Prairie?
Answer: The school was located on the southeast corner of the intersection of Sheridan Road and 80th Street, where Mitchell Carpets is located today.
Last week's question: What was manufactured at Kenosha's Vincent-McCall Co.?
Answer: Over the 60-plus years the company and its predecessors were in business, they manufactured bedsprings, furniture manufacturers’ supplies, automobile seats, steel cots, couches and even lawn furniture.
Last week’s question: What Metropolitan Opera star performed at the high school (Reuther) auditorium in Kenosha on Oct. 29, 1949?
Answer: Her name was Risë Stevens. She arrived at the Northwestern train depot four days earlier on Oct. 25.
Last week’s question: Where can you find a plaque commemorating the 2 millionth square yard of concrete street paving in Kenosha?
This week’s mystery: You can find the bronze plaque in the middle of 25th Street, just east of 17th Avenue.
Last week’s question: What local church held services in a tent in 1923 until the tent blew down?
Answer: First Christian Church held meetings in a borrowed tent set up on a lot where Reuther High School sits today. Last weekend the church celebrated its 90th anniversary.
Last week’s question was a photo quiz, asking the name of the Somers farm where the Eli G. Runal family built their homestead, including the home tagged “The House of the Seven Gables.”
Answer: It was the Willowbrook Farm. The name may have been lost forever in obscurity if not for the health-care facility that took its name in the early part of the 20th century: Willowbrook Sanatorium.
Last week’s question: As a child, Mrs. Kate Wheeler was witness to a federal crime. What was the crime?
Answer: Aiding a fugitive slave, which was illegal after the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law was passed by Congress.
Last week’s question: What was the original name of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church in Kenosha?
Answer: St. Mark Church was the name originally bestowed on the parish when it was founded in 1844 as the first Catholic church in Southport, later known as Kenosha.
Last week’s question: Who was chosen Miss Kenosha 1944?
Answer: Kenosha native Constance “Connie” Pilligor, who was 15 at the time. But she never received a crown — or even a tiny tiara — when she was chosen Miss Kenosha on Aug. 24, 1944.
The search has been called off for a man who presumably drowned off Kenosha’s North Pier Monday evening.
One motorcyclist was killed and another was injured in a pair of crashes that occurred within hours of each other on 52nd Street.
When Don and Dorothy Spease decide it’s a nice day to wash their cars, it becomes quite a chore.
A small hardware store in Kenosha is closing its doors.
Recent sunny weather and higher temperatures have helped ripen Kenosha County’s strawberry crop.
A vehicle stopped at a flashing red light was rear-ended by an alleged drunken driver on Sunday.
KENOSHA — A Medicare chat group will meet 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, 7730 Sheridan Road.
The Wisconsin Dental Association’s fifth Mission of Mercy event, where an estimated $1 million in dental care will be donated by dentists and various other volunteers to those in need, is coming to Lake Geneva later this month.
Kenosha County home sales surged in May, jumping more than 37 percent compared with the same month last year, according to data from the Wisconsin Realtors Association.
A man suspected of helping steal cash by watching a man enter his personal identification number at a convenience store, then following him home and robbing him of his ATM card, is in custody, two years after the incident happened.
Anglers woke up at the crack of dawn Sunday for the final fishing tournament at the Kenosha Coho Classic.
A Kenosha man was arrested after he reportedly lied about driving a speeding truck.
Jason Holmes has been attracted to engines since he was young. Now at age 33, he’s a veteran engine machinist at Don’s Auto Parts and Machine Shop, 5515 60th St.
Most Wisconsinites don’t scuba dive. They definitely don’t dive in their living rooms.
KENOSHA — “T-Shirt Transformation” begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave.
Local law enforcement agencies are working together to establish a safer boating season this summer.
Kenosha health-care providers are adapting to the new the Affordable Care Act as it slowly phases into practice.
“It’s going to be a little bumpy because we’re disturbing our culture, what we’re used to. When I was young, we used to save the bacon grease in a can. The thing I say is, be easy with each other. Be gentle. Give yourself some room ... The gentler you are with yourself, the more likely you are to get the benefit.”